[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of October 31, 2013. To be added to the station's mailing list, email email@example.com.]
CAPTAIN SHARON FERRIGNO’S MESSAGE
Happy Halloween from the men and women at Richmond Police Station.
We wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Trick or Treat. Please read the Halloween safety sheet included in the newsletter for safety tips.
Yesterday Officers responded to an injury accident at 10th avenue and Geary Blvd with four cars involved. The officers rendered aid and the victims are recovering from their injuries. The accident was the result of a driver in a stolen vehicle running the red light while north on 10th Ave. It was a chaotic scene and several citizens and an off duty firefighter who were in the area assisted our officers. We thank them for jumping it to help. We were really busy yesterday and while dealing with the accident, Officers from Richmond Station responded to a call of a crazy person kicking a building on Lake Street. When officers arrived the man attacked the officers and 2 officers were injured. (See noteworthy arrests)
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave.
On 10/27/13 at 3:50am, an officer responded to 26th and Geary to meet with a driver of a “Lyft” vehicle. The driver told the officers that the passenger was intoxicated and was making advances that made him feel uncomfortable. The passenger, dressed in a Julius Caesar costume was obviously intoxicated. The officer asked the male to exit the vehicle and the suspect said, “Make me.” The suspect then pushed open the passenger door into the officer and as the officer positioned himself to remove the passenger from the vehicle, the suspect began to fight with the officer. Other police units arrived and detained the male. Even with the additional officers, the male continued to fight and told the officers to take off his handcuffs so they could “see who the tough one was.” The 38yr old male was charged with public drunkenness and resisting arrest.
On 10/28/13 at 10:40am a caller was reporting that two individuals were drinking from a bottle of wine and had just stolen a package from a door step on Ewing Terrace. The caller provided a description of the suspects and that they had fled down a staircase that led to Anza St. Officers located the two at Anza and Stanyan and recovered the package. The 34yr old male and 37yr old female were charged with theft and drinking in public.
On 10/28/13 at 8pm, on the 5400 block of Geary, a male kicked in the window of a business. A customer of the establishment, was sitting inside and observed the male standing outside and “give the finger” to everyone inside. The suspect them kicked the window again, causing it to shatter. He then fled east on Geary. Officers located the suspect at 11th and Geary and detained him. The 39 year old male was charged with vandalism.
On 10/30/13 at 2pm, officers were called to the area of Lake and Arguello on a report of a male breaking windows. When they arrived on scene, numerous citizens pointed up Washington St, eastbound, telling the officers, “He went that way.” The first officer located the suspect on the 3900 block of Washington and exited his vehicle, telling the suspect to stop. The suspect looked at the officer and continued to walk away. As the second officer arrived, both officers approached the suspect who then pushed his bicycle into the officers. The suspect started yelling that he was going to kill the officers and their families. When the officers went to physically stop the suspect by grabbing his wrist, he began to violently fight with the officers, breaking one officer’s hand. Numerous back-up units responded and the suspect was finally taken into custody. A second officer sustained an eye injury and lacerations. The original caller stated that the suspect was at his building, foaming at the mouth and swung the bicycle over his head in attempt to strike the caller. He was also threatening to kill him. The suspect had earlier been in another building across the street and was yelling inside and knocked over a computer monitor. The 47yr old male, who was under the influence of a narcotic, possibly PCP, was taken to SFGH Psych Emergency prior to been charged with vandalism, burglary, threats, aggravated assault against an officer and resisting arrest.
Between 10/25/13, 3:45pm and 10/28/13, 7am on the unit block of West Clay, a suspect entered a home under construction via an unsecure passage way. The suspect took tools.
On 10/25/13, officers responded to a call of a male running around in the middle of the street chasing cars at 17th and Geary. He was also challenging passersby to fight. Prior to the officers’ arrival, this male was assaulted by 3 Asian males and knocked to the ground. The male was knocked unconscious and an ambulance was called. A friend of the male told the officers that they had been drinking nearby and his friend was really drunk and challenging people to fight. The suspects were as being 21yrs of age and they fled in a black Toyota Zion.
On 10/26/13 at 7:35am, the victim was walking on north on Parker Ave near Anza St. She saw the suspect walking southbound wearing a “scream” mask. The suspect tried to grab the victim’s cell phone which she held onto. He then grabbed her backpack off of her back and eventually got her cell phone when she fell to the ground. The suspect then ran north on Parker with the victim chasing him. As the suspect gained distance from this victim, he tried to grab the cell phone of another woman but was unsuccessful. The suspect was an unknown race male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt along with the mask.
Between 10/26/13, 6pm and 10/27/13, 5pm on the 2000 block of Post St, a suspect gained entry into a maintenance office and took a TV, tools, 6 walkie talkie radios and cell phones. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 10/27/13 at 1:45am, the victims were standing at a bus shelter on the 2600 block of Balboa St. The suspects, both wearing “scream” masks, approached the victims and told them to give up their items. The victim held onto her purse and the suspect told her to let go or he would shoot her. The victim did not see a weapon but was fearful and handed over her purse. The second victim handed the suspect his wallet with contents. The suspects fled south on 28th Ave towards Cabrillo. They were described as males, skinny builds wearing black clothing and black gloves.
Between 10/27/13, 8pm and 10/28/13, 7:30am on the unit block of Lupine, a suspect entered a side gate by removing it off if it’s hinges. The suspect then entered a garage and took a bike.
On 10/28/13, two suspects entered a vacant home under construction on the 2300 block of Lake and took tools. Video showed two white males entering between 3:35am and 4:15am with flashlights.
On 10/28/13 at 5:05am, the victim was waiting at a bus shelter on Balboa at 43rd Ave. The two suspects approached and pointed an object at the victim that he thought was a gun and they demanded his property. One of the suspects grabbed the victim’s backpack and the victim ran away as he didn’t want them to take his property from his pockets. As the victim was running north on 43rd Ave, he came across a female that he knew and yelled something at her and kept running. The female was walking south on 43rd Ave towards Balboa and saw the suspects hiding near a business on the north/west corner of 43rd and Balboa. She then realized the victim was trying to warn her. The suspects then ran up to her and grabbed her backpack and took her cell phone from the front pouch of her sweatshirt. The suspects then fled south on 43rd Ave. The suspects were described as two males, one black and one unknown race, 20-25yrs, both wearing dark clothing and dark gloves.
On 10/30/13, at 2:20am, the victim was walking east on Turk St, near Willard North. He heard people running up from behind him and was surrounded by 5-6 black males. They told the victim that they did not want to hurt him, but just wanted his property. One of the suspects took his backpack from his back and they all ran south on Willard North. They were described as being 18-25yrs, all wearing black clothing.
On 10/30/13 at 4:29am an owner of a business on the 500 block of Balboa was notified that the alarm had just gone off. The owner then looked at the live video feed at his business and saw a suspect in the premise. The suspect took the register and cash that was contained inside and fled the scene. Officers responded and saw that the side door had been forced open. The suspect was an unknown race male wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black and white hat.Crime | 1 comment