Richmond Review

Police Blotter

Fraudulent Game or Trick to Obtain Money or Property: Sept. 10, 10:40 a.m., 23rd Avenue and Geary Boulevard

The suspect called the victim under the guise of her relative’s identity. The suspect claimed that he, ‘the relative,’ was arrested in Las Vegas for narcotics possession and needed $10,000 transferred to a bank account for an attorney.

The suspect followed up the next day and requested an additional $15,000. The victim was cheated out of $25,000 before making contact with the true relative.

Robbery with Gun: Sept. 10, 8:45 p.m., Geary Boulevard and Collins Street

A brief conversation occurred between the suspect and victim while the victim was waiting for a bus. The suspect asked for a cigarette, which the victim did not have. The suspect then pulled out a gun from his jacket and pointed it at the victim.

The suspect stole the victim’s telephone and a packet of tobacco before fleeing.

Investigative Detention, Resisting, Delaying or Obstructing Justice: Sept. 10, 4:40 p.m., 800 Block of La Playa

A report was made against three suspects who were using a bow and arrow to shoot at people.

While attempting to detain the suspects to investigate the incident, one suspect was not compliant and attempted to walk away from officers, who used reasonable force to gain the suspect’s compliance.

The suspect was cited for resisting arrest.

Commercial Robbery with Knife: Sept. 10, 26th Avenue and Balboa Street

A suspect brandished a knife at a business and asked the victim where the money was. The victim indicated there was money in the cash register.

The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground, stole approximately $300 from the register and fled the scene.

Carjacking with Gun, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Evading a Police Officer: Sept. 14, 3 a.m., 24th Avenue and Clement Street

An Uber driver was taking a break when he was approached by three suspects. One of the suspects reached into his backpack, lifted it up and pointed it toward the victim, making the victim believe the suspect had a gun inside.

The suspects stole the victim’s vehicle and left the area. The victim called 911. A short time later, a Northern District officer observed the stolen vehicle driving and attempted to stop it. The suspect did not stop and officers pursued the vehicle. During the incident, the suspects attempted to hit officers with the vehicle and collided with a police vehicle.

The incident ended when the suspect’s vehicle lost control and hit a light pole near AT&T Park. The vehicle was badly damaged. Two suspects remained inside the vehicle, where they were apprehended by officers. The third suspect attempted to flee the scene on foot but officers were able to apprehend him too.

All of the suspects were transported to a hospital for medical treatment before being booked into County Jail on numerous charges.

Vehicle Burglary: Sept. 7, 4:29 a.m., 48th Avenue and Cabrillo Street

A witness observed the suspects going through the trunk of his neighbor’s car and communicating to each other by whistling.

Officers located one suspect, who was hiding behind a vehicle attempting to avoid detection. She had several bags, including a sleeping bag, tent and various clothes. The suspect told officers it was her property, but while she was speaking a second, male, suspect approached the scene.

A records check of the female suspect revealed two outstanding warrants for her arrest out of San Francisco. Officers located a victim of one of the boosted vehicles, who said he was missing a tent and various items. Later, he positively identified the items.

Terrorist Threats, Outstanding Warrant for Arrest: Sept. 4, 12:50 a.m., 1000 Block of Great Highway

Two suspects threatened to shoot the victims, then fled the scene in a vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle parked at the Ocean Beach parking lot and detained a male and female occupant.

The male suspect told officers he did not have a gun, and no gun was discovered. The officers spoke with the victims, who said they were playing “Pokemon Go” on their smart phones when the suspect, for no apparent reason, threatened to “knock them out.” The suspect then reached towards his lower back and told the victims he had a gun and he would “clock” them.

The victims positively identified the suspect as the man who had threatened them. Officers conducted a records check on the male and female suspects and both came back with active warrants for their arrests. They were transported to County Jail and booked.

Sexual Battery: Sept. 2, 10:47 a.m., Great Highway and John F. Kennedy Drive

The victim told officers she was walking southbound on the Great Highway, approaching John F. Kennedy Drive, when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and stated, “I know you’ve been waiting for me.”

The suspect then reached under the victim’s skirt and grabbed her buttocks. The victim screamed at the suspect, who immediately fled eastbound into Golden Gate Park.

The investigation is ongoing.

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