Police Blotter

Police Botter – Richmond District


Auto Break-in, Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards:

Golden Gate Park, May 20, 3 p.m.

A San Francisco resident reported that her vehicle was broken into inside

Golden Gate Park at 25th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and her

purse, with credit cards, was stolen. A witness provided a description

of the perpetrators, but the incident was reported too late for officers to search for the



When the victim checked her bank account balance, it was discovered

that almost $2,000 in fraudulent charges had been made at a local chain drugstore.

How the suspects were able to make the massive purchase at a drugstore without raising

suspicion remains to be seen, according to police sources.


The Richmond Station Investigations Team is currently exploring all possible leads on

the case.


Driving while Intoxicated:

Park Presidio Boulevard and Balboa Street: May 19, 3:14 a.m.

Officers came upon two vehicles involved in a collision in which nobody was injured.

As the officers were on scene conducting an investigation, they realized that one of the

drivers was exhibiting symptoms of intoxication.


The officers conducted a D.U.I. investigation, which included a series of field sobriety

tests. The suspect performed poorly on the tests and was given a preliminary alcohol

screening at the scene. The suspect had a blood-alcohol level of .33, more than

four times the legal limit.


The driver was arrested and booked at SF County Jail.


Robbery (juveniles):

34th Avenue and Clement Street,

May 18, 8 a.m.

A juvenile was walking when two suspects approached. One grabbed the juvenile, pulled

him into a nearby carport, and demanded he hand over his phone.

The juvenile refused to give the suspect his phone, so the suspect held what appeared to

be a gun to the victim’s side. The suspect once again demanded the victim’s phone, but he

still would not hand it over.


The suspect began to struggle with the victim and the suspect punched him several times

in the head and neck area. The juvenile eventually lost control of the phone, which fell to

the ground, but a passersby saw what was going on, causing the suspects to flee without

the phone.


Officers responded to the scene and met with the victim. Officers discovered what the

juvenile believed was a gun was actually a gun-shaped knife.


Officers located two persons nearby who matched the suspects’ descriptions. The officers

conducted an extensive investigation into the incident and determined that only one of

the detained persons was involved in the crime.


The detained suspect, who was also a juvenile, was placed under arrest and

booked at the Juvenile Justice Center.



Funstion Avenue and Clement Street,

May 12, 6:08 p.m.

An 11-year-old boy was walking home from school when he was approached by an

unknown suspect, described as a 30-35-year-old man, who demanded the youth give him

his wallet. When the youth refused, the suspect hit him on the shoulder and

uttered a racial slur.


The victim ran back to school and reported the incident. Investigators are working to

identify and arrest the suspect.


Vandalism, Public Nuisance, Public Intoxication:

May 7, 6 p.m., 45th Avenue and Fulton Street

A bus driver called 9-1-1 after the suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated, broke a

window on the bus for no apparent reason. The suspect fled the scene but

officers got a break when they got a report of an assault several blocks away.


The officers responded to the new report and discovered the suspect in that

case matched the description of the suspect from the bus incident. When they attempted

to detain the suspect, he became combative and had to be handcuffed.


The driver of the Muni bus identified the detained suspect as the person who had broken

the window. He was booked at County Jail on numerous charges.



Palm Avenue and Geary Boulevard: May 11, 8:40 p.m.

An employee at a local pharmacy heard items being dropped

on the floor inside the store and went to see what was happening.

What he found was a suspect placing multiple bottles of body wash into a paper bag.


Believing that the suspect was going to leave the store without paying for the

merchandise, he attempted to retrieve the property from the suspect. The suspect

plainly stated that he was going to take the items, and attempted to leave.


The employee grabbed the bag from the suspect before he could leave, and the bag and

merchandise fell to the floor. The suspect fled the scene without the merchandise.


A short time later, the suspect returned to the pharmacy to try his luck again.

He tried to grab the bottles of body wash, which were still at the counter. The employee

again confronted the suspect, who fled the scene a second time without the merchandise.


After the suspect left the store, a knife was found by the entrance. The employee

reviewed video surveillance and saw that the suspect had been holding the knife

when he entered the store the second time.


Realizing they could have potentially been injured, the employee called for police to

respond to the scene. This incident is still under investigation by the Richmond

Station Investigations Team.


Strong Arm Robbery:

May 6, 11:26 a.m., Golden Gate Park

The victim was photographing scenery near Stow Lake when the suspect approached

and pushed the victim to the ground. He then took the camera, tripod and camera bag

from the victim before fleeing to a waiting get-away vehicle.


Officers arrived at the scene but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim sustained

an abrasion on her arm. The investigation is ongoing.


Possession of Narcotics:

May 4, 3:50 a.m., Stanyan and McAllister Streets

Two Richmond District officers were on patrol when a bicyclist darted out in front of

their vehicle. Due to the suspect’s erratic riding, and because his bicycle

lacked the necessary reflectors and lights needed to ride in darkness, the officers decided

to stop him.


When the officers ordered the suspect to stop, he told them he had done nothing

wrong and continued to ride into Golden Gate Park in an attempt to evade



The officers followed the bicycle into the park, where the suspect rode into the bushes

and ditched the bicycle. After a short search of the area, the officers

found the suspect hiding under a bush. He was taken into custody without a struggle.


A criminal history check of the suspect showed that he was on parole. He was in

possession of a large amount of illegal narcotics and equipment commonly

used by drug dealers.


When being interviewed, the suspect plainly admitted to trying to outrun the officers as

he knew he would be arrested. The suspect was booked at County Jail.



May 3, 5:20 p.m., Ninth Avenue and Balboa Street

A collision between a vehicle and a bicycle was reported to

dispatch. The suspect fled the scene on foot but a witness saw him running through the

Muriel Leff Mini Park before jumping a fence into the Richmond Police Station yard.


A search discovered the suspect hiding in a portable toilet on

Anza Street. The suspect was treated and then booked.

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