Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District

Driving Under the Influence, Collision with Injuries: Park Presidio Boulevard and Crossover Drive, Jan. 25, 11:17 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a traffic collision with injuries and an intoxicated driver. 

The suspect’s vehicle blocked all lanes of southbound traffic on Park Presidio by his dangerous driving. The  vehicle turned west onto Crossover Drive, in the opposite lane of traffic and collided with a Muni bus stopped at the traffic light. 

Officers arrived and located the suspect, who displayed objective signs of alcohol impairment. A bottle of alcohol was also found on his person. His passenger sustained injuries and was immediately transported to the hospital. 

The suspect did not perform a field sobriety test due to being combative with officers. The suspect was treated at the hospital and was booked for DUI with injuries.

Robbery with a Gun: 1000 Block of Point Lobos Avenue, Jan. 25, 11:20 a.m. 

Officers responded to a report of a robbery of a news station crew with a gun. 

The victim witnessed his vehicle being broken into by an unknown suspect. The victim confronted the suspect. The suspect retreated to a double-parked vehicle and then pulled out a firearm. 

The suspect approached the victims and pointed the firearm at them. While continuing to point the gun at the victims, the suspect stole multiple items from the victims’ vehicle. The suspect then got into the passenger seat of the double-parked vehicle and fled the area at a high rate of speed. 

Two of the multiple items stolen were a commercial video camera and tripod, with an estimated value of more than $20,000.

Hot Prowl Burglary Attempt: 400 Block of 41st Avenue, Jan. 28, 12:34 a.m. 

The victim told responding officers that she had been home all night. At 7:30 a.m., she saw that she had been notified at 12:33 a.m. of activity in front of her residence by her video surveillance system. 

The victim witnessed a vehicle driving around and then parking in front of her driveway. An unknown suspect came up her stairs and began looking at her neighbor’s house, which was under construction. 

The suspect then attempted to unlock her security gate by sticking his hand through the gate but was unsuccessful. The suspect got into the passenger seat of the vehicle which fled the area. 

The suspect never made entry and there was no loss.

Hot Prowl Burglary Attempt: 1900 Block of Lyon Street, Jan. 30, 9:34 a.m.

The victim stated to responding officers that she had locked and secured her residence for the night. At approximately 9:34 a.m. she noticed that her garage door vent had been damaged. The victim had taped the emergency release so that the suspect was unable to make entry. 

There was no loss of property.

Stunt Driving: 17th Avenue and Balboa Street, Jan. 30, 10:41 p.m. 

Officers responded to a report of stunt driving by multiple vehicles and suspects. 

They arrived and the suspects’ vehicles began to disperse at high rates of speed. Most vehicles in the area either had license plate obstructions or no license plates at all. 

An unknown object hit one of the patrol vehicles, but no damage was seen. There ware estimated to be approximately 100 vehicles and dozens of bystanders.

One driver has been cited.

Auto Boost: Golden Gate Park, Feb. 6, 1:06 p.m.

Richmond station officers were flagged down regarding a cold auto boost of a rental vehicle. 

The total loss was more than $62,000. The loss was two high-end Rolex watches, several laptops and two U.S. passports along with additional items.

Fire With Injuries: 300 Block of 10th Avenue, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. 

Officers responded to a three-alarm house fire. One resident was injured with a burn to the face, but was in a stable condition at the hospital. The arson investigator advised that there did not appear to be signs of arson at this time.

Burglary, Outstanding Warrant: 400 Block Fourth Avenue, Feb. 15, 2:33 a.m.

Officers responded to a possible burglary on the 400 block of Fourth Avenue and detained a subject. 

The subject had a no-bail warrant for a parole violation and was placed under arrest.

Brandishing a Firearm, Barricaded Suspect, Mental Health Detention: 3100 Block of Anza Street, Feb. 17, 5:20 p.m.

The suspect brandished a firearm at an SF Water Department employee at 25th Avenue and Balboa Street and then attempted to hang himself on the 3100 block of Anza Street. 

A passerby cut the suspect down and the suspect then barricaded himself in his vehicle. A Spanish speaking officer assisted the Hostage Negotiation Team  sergeant to engage in a dialog with the suspect, who eventually surrendered. 

The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of multiple self-inflicted knife wounds.

Driving Under the Influence: Anza Street and Eighth Avenue, Feb. 20, 12:51 a.m. 

Officers responded to a call of a traffic collision and found a single vehicle had struck the center island containing a traffic sign. 

The owner of the vehicle was standing on the sidewalk and initially denied being involved in the collision. 

Officers developed probable cause to determine that the owner had been driving the damaged vehicle. 

The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence with a suspended license.

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