Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District

Stolen Vehicle, Outstanding Warrant:  32nd Avenue and Geary Boulevard, June 30, 1 p.m.

Officers were on an unrelated call for service when a vehicle suddenly fled the area upon seeing multiple parked police vehicles. Officers recognized the vehicle, and its distinct personalized license plate, as being related to auto break-ins in the City. 

A few blocks away, the driver was involved in a hit-and-run collision and then fled the scene on foot. 

Officers responded and located the suspect. A records check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen in an armed carjacking incident. 

The suspect, a juvenile, was booked on an outstanding warrant and charges related to the incident. 

Shoplifting, Outstanding Warrant: 300 Block of 32nd Avenue, July 5, 2:10 p.m.

The suspects entered a store, filled shopping carts with miscellaneous bottles of alcohol, pushed the shopping carts out the door without paying, loaded the items in a vehicle, and then fled the scene. 

All suspects and the vehicle are still outstanding. 

Shoplifting, Outstanding Warrant: 5200 Block of Geary Boulevard, July 8, 11:22 a.m.

A known frequent shoplifter entered a store and was immediately recognized by staff and asked to leave. The suspect has an active restraining order to stay out of the store. 

The suspect refused, selected several items, and fled the store without paying. 

The suspect has been identified and is still outstanding. 

Carjacking, Warrant Arrest: Masonic Avenue and Grove Street, July 15, 12:19 a.m.

Park Station officers were dispatched to a carjacking incident. The owner of the car explained to the officers that three suspects approached him. One of the suspects pointed a gun at him and demanded his car keys and property. 

The victim dropped his keys and property on the ground and walked away. All three suspects got into his vehicle and drove away.

Later that day, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Walnut Creek Police located the stolen vehicle and one suspect inside the vehicle. 

Park Station Officers responded to Walnut Creek and took custody of the suspect who was later booked at County Jail.

Firearm Possession, Vehicle Tampering, Outstanding Warrant: 700 Block of Arguello Boulevard, July 7, 11 a.m.

Officers responded to a vehicle tampering call. Witnesses gave officers the description of the suspect and last known direction of travel. 

Officers located the suspect a short distance away. After initially stopping for officers, the suspect fled on foot and was apprehended after a brief chase and struggle. 

The suspect stated he had a fake gun in his bag. Officers located a real loaded firearm in the suspects possession.

A records check revealed the suspect was a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms. A records check on the firearm produced no result.

The suspect was arrested and booked at County Jail.

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