Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Richmond District



Exhibiting Imitation Deadly Weapon: Willard Street North and Golden Gate Avenue, Sept. 14, 12:43 p.m.

An officer noticed a parked unoccupied vehicle blocking wheelchair access to the sidewalk. A records check showed the vehicle had $3,000 worth of unpaid parking violations and that the vehicle’s registration had expired in January.

When the officer inspected the vehicle to see the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) he observed what appeared to be a firearm under the driver’s seat.

When a tow truck arrived, the vehicle’s owner emerged from a nearby house yelling that she didn’t want her car towed. After the officer confirmed that the vehicle belonged to her, he placed her in handcuffs. The gun turned out to be a pellet gun with the paint removed to leave a metal finish, leaving it indistinguishable from a genuine firearm without close examination.

The vehicle owner was issued a parking citation for blocking wheelchair access to the sidewalk, cited for exposing an imitation firearm in a public place and her vehicle was towed for unpaid registration and parking violations.

Mental Health Detention: Confidential Location, Sept. 12, 7:51 p.m. 

Officers responded to the scene where a woman said her ex-boyfriend was having a “psychotic episode,” was under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug and was drinking heavily. She told officers he had handguns and a shotgun in his room and he told her that people were coming to kill him.

At this point the subject’s mother frantically approached officers and said the subject was in the backyard of the apartment complex, yelling. The officers observed the subject behind cover, pointing a flashlight at them.

The officers announced themselves as San Francisco police officers and told the subject they were there to get him some help. The subject moved away from cover and the officers noticed he was holding what appeared to be a long-barreled firearm. The officers instructed him to put the gun down and he complied. The officers then placed him in handcuffs.

Upon searching the subject, the officers found two revolvers. A fourth firearm was seized from the subject’s bedroom.

The subject was transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. At the hospital the subject said he was in Las Vegas a couple of days earlier, where he consumed a large amount of psychoactive mushrooms, methamphetamines, whisky and oxycodone.

Rollover Traffic Collision: Park Presidio Boulevard, South of Fulton Street, Sept. 12, 1:21 a.m.

A Lyft driver from the East Bay was heading southbound on Park Presidio Boulevard at an unsafe speed and failed to make a sharp right hand turn entering Golden Gate Park. The vehicle rode up a concrete median barrier and overturned into oncoming traffic lanes. The driver sustained serious injuries.

Burglary, Vandalism: 3400 Block of Geary Boulevard, Sept. 11. 5:10 a.m.

Officers responding to a burglar alarm located a suspect in front of a store and detained him. The suspect spontaneously said he kicked in the door because it was cold outside and, since the door was now open, he thought he would go inside and grab a drink.

The suspect was arrested and booked but failed to appear at his Sept. 17 court date. He now has an active felony warrant for his arrest.

Driving Under the Influence, Resisting and Delaying Arrest, Hit and Run, Driving with Suspended License and No Insurance: 17th Avenue and Anza Street, Sept. 7, 7:23 p.m.

Officers received a call reporting a possible drunk driver who had hit a parked car and was weaving slowly northbound on 17th Avenue. An officer observed a vehicle matching the description and stopped it.

The subject exited the vehicle and showed signs of intoxication so officers conducted field sobriety tests, which the subject failed. The subject’s driver’s license had been suspended for a prior DUI in January.

The driver was arrested and booked.

Burglary, Vandalism: Lincoln Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Sept. 5, 1 p.m.

Officers arrested and booked a suspect who was identified by the Richmond Station Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the vandalism and burglary of a change machine in a laundromat.

Apartment Fire: 48th Avenue and Cabrillo Street, Aug. 31, 4:48 p.m.

Officers responded to a fire at an apartment building and found residents trapped inside, so they immediately began evacuating the building. The fire department arrived and assisted in the evacuation.

One resident and an officer sustained injuries during the evacuation. The fire was deemed not suspicious in nature.

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