Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Richmond District

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: Anza Street and 17th Avenue,  March 3, 7 p.m. An off-duty officer from the Richmond Station spotted a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road and crashing into a curb. The officer called in to report the vehicle’s information and followed it until units arrived.

Officers conducted a DUI investigation and determined the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of drugs.

No one was injured and only the driver’s vehicle sustained damage.

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail.

Evading a Police Vehicle: California Street and Parker Avenue, March 2, 11:12 p.m. Officers observed a driver operating a vehicle with a broken tail light and no license plates. 

The officers attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle initially pulled over. As the officers exited their patrol vehicle and approached the stopped vehicle, the driver took off at a high rate of speed, narrowly missing a parked car and running a stop sign.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle and did not attempt to pursue due to concerns for public safety based on the drivers’ actions.

The suspect and vehicle are still at large.

Outstanding Warrant: La Playa and Cabrillo Streets, March 4, 3:43 p.m. When officers observed a man lying on the ground in front of a bus shelter blocking the sidewalk, they checked to ensure he was not having medical emergency. 

A records check revealed the suspect had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest, so he was arrested and booked at County Jail.

Vehicle Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools, Committing a Felony While Out on Bail, Resisting Arrest: 5700 Block of Geary Boulevard, March 7, 8:50 p.m.
Patrol officers observed a vehicle parked in a lot known for auto burglaries. 

The driver of the vehicle, suspect one, exited the vehicle and used his phone as a light to illuminate and case the interior of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect shattered the rear window of the vehicle and retrieved a backpack. The suspect then returned to his parked vehicle, with suspect two waiting inside.

Officers tactically positioned a Police Vehicle to prevent the suspects’ escape. Suspect One attempted to maneuver his vehicle to escape but was unsuccessful after hitting a wall. 

Both suspects were arrested and booked at County Jail.

Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle, Carrying Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Possession of Stolen Vehicle: 30th Avenue and Lake Street, March 14, 7 p.m.
Officers observed a man sitting in his car with the door open. As the officers drove past, the suspect quickly exited the vehicle and began walking away. 

Officers observed a pistol in plain sight on the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Other officers detained the suspect a short distance away. The suspect stated that he was the owner of the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed several baggies of pills, suspected marijuana, ammunition, the pistol and other drugs and paraphernalia.

A records check revealed the pistol was reported stolen out of Las Vegas.

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail. 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Suspended License, Probation Violation, Open Container in a Vehicle:  Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ninth Avenue, March 16, 5:28 p.m.
An off-duty SFPD sergeant and Park Station officers observed a vehicle driving recklessly. The vehicle was spotted entering Golden Gate Park. Richmond and Park units responded and located the vehicle with the driver out of the vehicle a short distance away.

Richmond officers conducted field sobriety tests and determined the driver to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs based on observations and the driver’s statements.

A records check revealed the driver was on felony probation, had a suspended license and the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail.

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