Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Richmond District

Malicious Mischief, Vandalism to Vehicle: 24th Avenue and Balboa Street, July 22, 11:44 p.m.

Two suspects got in an argument with a Department of Public Works employee, the victim, who was taking a break in his car. The suspects yelled at the victim to leave. 

Suspect one armed himself with two frying pans and struck the front of the victim’s vehicle, causing damage. Suspect two then jumped on the hood of the vehicle, causing further damage.

Both suspects were located on scene and positively identified by the victim.

The suspects were arrested and booked in County Jail.

Stolen Vehicle: 48th Avenue and Fulton Street, July 26, 11:19 p.m.

Officers on patrol observed a vehicle illegally parked on a sidewalk. A records check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen in San Mateo. 

As officers activated their lights, the suspect suddenly exited the vehicle. The suspect was detained quickly and without incident.

An inventory search of the vehicle revealed several types of suspected narcotics in large amounts, U.S. currency and several items related to possible identity theft.

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail.

Hot Prowl Burglary: 300 Block of 30th Avenue, Aug. 5, 12:47 a.m.

The victim heard glass breaking outside and a few moments later saw the suspect riding away on his stolen bicycle. 

Officers arrived and located the suspect matching the description given by the victim. The stolen bicycle was located a short distance from the suspect.

An arrest search of the suspect revealed suspected methamphetamine and suspected drug paraphernalia in his possession.

A records check revealed the suspect was on probation for burglary. 

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail.

Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person: 38th and Shoreview Avenues, Aug. 9, 9:10 p.m.

Officers responded to an incident where the suspect inflicted injury on a juvenile.

The suspect was located and placed under arrest. An arrest search revealed the suspect was in possession of a firearm. 

A records check revealed the suspect had been convicted of a prior felony and was prohibited from possessing a firearm. A check of the serial number on the firearm revealed it was not registered.

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail.

Grand Theft Auto: 12th Avenue and Cabrillo Street, Aug. 10, 11:07 a.m.

The victim spotted his stolen vehicle, driven by the suspect. The victim confronted the driver at a stop light and got in the passenger side of the vehicle. 

The victim told the suspect to pull the vehicle over. The suspect refused, and after a short while crashed into a parked car. The suspect fled the scene and the victim chased after her, flagging down police, who quickly located the suspect.

A records check revealed the suspect was on probation for grand theft auto out of San Mateo County. She had an outstanding warrant and a suspended driver’s license.

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail.

Robbery With a Gun: 2700 Block of Golden Gate Avenue, Aug. 12, 6:34 a.m.

The suspect came into victim one’s residence looking for a known acquaintance. When asked her whereabouts, victim one stated he had not seen her in over a month.

The suspect began searching the residence for his acquaintance when victim two attempted to stop him. The suspect then pushed victim two onto the ground and brandished a gun. 

The suspect then grabbed a small safe and ran out of the residence. Victim one stated the safe was empty.

The suspect is still outstanding and is described as a white male, 30 to 50 years old, wearing an orange wig, face mask, dark clothing and glasses.

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