Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Vandalism, Breaking Windows, Resisting Peace Officers’ Duties: Dec. 21, 4:18 a.m., Geary Boulevard and Spruce Street

The suspect smashed glass on bus shelters and stole maps from each site. Responding officers had to chase him, first while on his skateboard and then by foot, but eventually caught up to him.

Officers found glass in the suspect’s clothing which matched the glass at the Muni shelters, so he was arrested.

Traffic Collision, Driving Under the Influence: Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., 32nd Avenue and Clement Street

The suspect took to the wheel, and hit a parked car in a parking lot, after consuming al- cohol that elevated his blood al- cohol count to more than 2.5 times the legal limit.

The driver admitted he was intoxicated to the victim, who summoned police. At first, the suspect refused to consent to a DUI investigation, but he later submitted to a chemical test, which revealed his consumption levels.

The suspect was arrested.

Theft from Unlocked Vehicle: Dec. 19, 4 a.m., Washington and Laurel Streets

The suspect entered an un- locked vehicle and stole a bag of change. A nearby security guard called 9-1-1 to respond to the petty theft and officers were able to respond and detain the sus- pect, who had tossed the bag of change near his feet.

The owner of the vehicle was able to identify the bag of change, so the suspect was booked.

Indecent Exposure, Outstanding Warrant: Dec. 18, 9:54 a.m., Geary Boulevard and 20th Avenue

The suspect was openly en- gaging in lewd acts in public.

Officers detained the suspect and ran a criminal history check, discovering an outstanding war- rant for his arrest.

The suspect was booked.

Robbery with Force: Dec. 18, 6:40 p.m., Geary Boulevard and Baker Street

Aboard a Muni bus, the sus- pect challenged the victim to a fight for no apparent reason, then, when the bus stopped, the suspect grabbed the victim’s backpack and exited the bus.

However, the victim was re- lentless in pursuit of the aggres- sor and chased him to a housing complex, where a brawl ensued.

The victim sustained serious injuries from the fight, but was able to recover his backpack.

Stolen Vehicle, Receiving Stolen Property: Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m., Anza Street and Almaden Court

A vehicle was stolen in April 2016 but found unoccupied a few days later. Using evidence left behind in the vehicle, a re- ceipt, and surveillance footage from the location of the pur- chase, officers were able to iden- tify the suspect.

The investigators discovered the suspect was already incarcer- ated, so the charges were added to his laundry list of bad deeds.

Battery, Mental Health Detention: Dec. 12, 3:36 p.m., California Street and Park Presidio Boulevard

The suspect assaulted a Muni driver, who alerted authorities. When officers arrived at the

scene the suspect was still in the vehicle hitting the driver. Officers ordered the suspect off the bus and detained her.

The suspect rambled incoher- ently and displayed erratic be- havior.

The suspect was detained and transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, as well as being cited for misdemeanor battery.

Evading a Police Officer, Reckless Behavior, Driving Under the Influence, Driving Without a License: Dec. 10, 3:25 a.m., Third Avenue and Balboa Street

Officers observed a vehicle without its headlights on fail to stop at a stop sign. The officers activated their lights and siren in order to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle but the suspect’s ve- hicle continued to drive slowly around the area before abruptly stopping. As the officers at- tempted to give instructions to the driver, the vehicle sped away.

A short time later, officers were informed that a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run collision.

Investigating officers tracked down the driver, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The suspect claimed he was injured, so the suspect was trans- ported to a hospital for medical

treatment, where he also submitted to a chemical test. After the results came in, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. As well, a records check revealed the driver never had a license issued to him.

Arson, Inhabited Dwelling, Terrorist Threats, Arrest Warrant: Dec. 9, 10:51 p.m., Broderick and Sutter Streets

The suspect was located still holding a lighter in his hands. Earlier, the suspect was reported after knocking on the victim’s window and asking for money. When the victim told the suspect she could not give him any money, he reached though an open window and lit the curtains on fire. The victim extinguished the fire and called 9-1-1. The suspect then threatened the victim’s life and fled the scene.

Officers ran the suspect’s criminal history and learned he had an outstanding warrant. He was booked at County Jail on several charges.

Fraudulent Game or Trick, Obtaining Money or Property: Dec. 8, 1:55 p.m., 37th Avenue and Anza Street

The suspect called an elderly victim claiming to be a police officer. The suspect informed the victim that a family member was under arrest and money was needed for bail.

Three calls and a fake attorney later, the victim handed over $22,300. Later, the victim realized it was a scam and reported the incident at the Richmond Police Station.

Theft from a Locked Vehicle, Assault with a Caustic Chemical, Probation Violation: Dec. 7, 10:35 a.m., Lake Street and 20th Avenue

The victim discovered a burglar sitting inside his vehicle. The suspect attempted to flee, but the victim held the door closed to block his exit. The suspect then unsuccessfully attempted to spray him with pepper spray. The suspect then leapt to the other side of the car, opened the door, brandished a small knife and fled.

Two witnesses chased the suspect down and disarmed him. The suspect had several items belonging to the victim.

When officers arrived, they ran a computer check and discovered the suspect was on probation for burglary.

The suspect was arrested.

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