Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District, June 2022

Robbery With a Gun: 3400 Block of Balboa Street, April 26, 4:57 p.m. 

The victim was walking to his car when a BMW SUV pulled up behind him. The suspect got out of the passenger seat, approached the victim while holding a black gun and said, “give it to me.” 

The victim took off his gold watch and gave it to the suspect, out of fear. The suspects fled in the BMW and are still outstanding.

Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person: 400 Block of 31st Avenue, April 27, 11:57 a.m.  

A building manager provided Richmond Station staff with multiple surveillance videos showing an individual taking objects, which appeared to be handguns and rifles. to and from his car.

Officers recognized the individual, who is a convicted felon. SFPD Sergeants with the Crime Gun Investigations Center (CGIC) executed a search warrant at the residence, locating an assortment of unfired ammunition of various calibers, a shotgun, rifle magazines and a partly built handgun. 

The suspect was placed under arrest and booked at County Jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and carrying a concealed firearm.

Outstanding Warrant: 400 Block of 31st Avenue, April 28, 8:25 p.m. 

Officers on patrol passed a building where a search warrant had been executed the prior day. They knew that the only occupant of the building had been arrested, but the front door of the building was ajar and the hallway lights were on. 

They spoke with one individual who said she was a friend of the arrested person’s girlfriend. The officers knew that this individual associates with a known felon – who often has active warrants – and is on probation for taking a vehicle without consent. 

The officers observed this person sitting on the steps inside the house and asked him to leave the house so they could exercise the search condition of his probation. 

He complied and they placed him under arrest for multiple active warrants. 

Officers then transported him to County Jail where he was booked for his warrants.

Mental Health Detention: 4300 Block of Geary Boulevard, May 2, 9:54 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a mentally disturbed individual whose personal belongings were spread around, blocking the driveway to a garage. 

When the subject was advised that he was trespassing and could potentially be cited, he became belligerent and threatened to “blow people’s brains out.” 

The subject continued to talk about how he was in “special forces,” works for the “Pentagon” and was going to have people executed. 

Believing that he was a danger to others because of a mental health disorder, the officers detained him for assessment, evaluation and crisis intervention, a Welfare and Institutions (W&I) 5150 detention. 

As the subject has been placed on a 5150 detention five times in the last year, the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) was notified.

Burglary: 6200 Block of Balboa Street, May 3, 1:52 a.m.  

Officers responded to a report of an active burglary of a church. 

A citizen saw the suspect leave the church with a bag of items and demanded the suspect’s ID. The suspect claimed that he had just been peacefully praying and the citizen had assaulted him. 

When officers reviewed the church surveillance video, it showed there was no merit to the assault claim. However, the video did show the suspect climbing the side gate of the church and roaming around inside stealing items. The video also showed the suspect falling from a second-floor balcony. 

Officers placed him under arrest for burglary and requested a medical assessment for him. 

The suspect was later booked at County Jail.

Assault, Attempted Homicide: 500 Block of 34th Avenue, May 4, 1:50 p.m.

The victim left her house with her granddaughter and encountered her daughter sitting outside with a “glazed look.”

The daughter lunged at her and repeatedly attempted to stab the victim with scissors, using overhand strikes, until passersby restrained her. 

Responding officers arrested the suspect and booked her at County Jail for attempted homicide.

Burglary of Vehicles: 400 Block of El Camino Del Mar, May 4, 2:46 a.m. 

Officers responded to a report of an auto burglary. 

Arriving on scene, they detained all suspects matching the descriptions, who were inside the stationary suspect vehicle. 

After a thorough investigation, meeting with the witness, reviewing video and searching the area, officers located three stolen vehicles, six stolen license plates, tools used to steal catalytic converters, three catalytic converters, a large bag of methamphetamine and a loaded stolen firearm. 

Three suspects were arrested and booked on numerous charges and warrants.

Criminal Threats: 7800 Block of Geary Boulevard, May 10, 4:16 p.m.  

Officers responded to a report of a mentally disturbed individual trying to kick in the door of the upstairs apartment where his brother lives. 

The suspect has a long history of interactions with law enforcement. The suspect was inebriated and in an altered mental state, possibly due to drug use. 

The suspect made statements that he wanted to kill his mother, his father and all his family. After being medically cleared, the suspect was booked at County Jail for criminal threats.

Burglary, Outstanding Warrant: 6100 Block of Geary Boulevard, May 13, 3:40 a.m.

Officers responded to a call to meet with a victim of a burglary. 

The victim was awoken by a loud bang, and, on his Nest camera, he watched the suspect break into his front gate with a crowbar. 

The victim came down the stairway to see the suspect steal his drone and flee with his shopping cart and a distinctive striped bag.

 The victim got into his car and surreptitiously followed the suspect until the suspect stopped at a bus stop. 

Responding officers found the suspect in possession of the stolen property and with distinctive clothing and tattoos that matched the video evidence. 

The suspect was placed under arrest and booked at County Jail for burglary and a no bail warrant.

Robbery with a Gun: 4300 Block of Geary Boulevard, May 15, 2:36 a.m.  

The victim had been to a club on Harrison Street with two friends. While at the club he found a cellphone and brought it back to his friend’s apartment. 

While at his friend’s apartment, the intercom buzzed, and he let into the building what he thought were his friends. When he opened the door, he saw two males and a female, who asked him if he was at the club earlier. The victim replied that he was, and the female snatched the victim’s cellphone from his hand, punched him on the left side of his face, and aggressively entered the apartment. 

The victim showed her where her cellphone was and returned it to her. One of the other suspects then pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at the victim and told him to “step back.”

The suspects fled and are still outstanding.

Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property: 600 Block of 32nd Avenue, May 15, 3:45 p.m.  

A victim left his 3-year-old white husky dog in the foyer of his house, with food and water, behind a locked metal gate. 

Video surveillance showed a suspect, dressed as a slice of pizza, attempting to pry the locked front gate open with plastic cards, and, when that failed, he smashed the gate open with a brick. 

The suspect was spotted on the unit block of Jones Street, but left the scene with an accomplice, and returned to 32nd Avenue, where he tied the dog to the front gate. 

When he returned to his residence, he was placed under arrest and booked at County Jail for burglary and possession of stolen property.

Robbery With a Gun: 500 Block of Clement Street, May 16, 3:05 p.m.  

The victim was placing food into the trunk of his vehicle when a black Toyota Camry parked next to him. Two male suspects got out of the vehicle with black semi-automatic handguns, and one of them put a gun in the victim’s face. 

The suspects yelled at the victim to give them his Rolex watch. The victim, in fear for his life, took off his watch and gave it to one of the suspects. 

The suspects fled and are still outstanding.

Fatal Traffic Collision: Fulton Street and 37th Avenue, May 21, 3:38 p.m. 

The victim, who was 82 years old, was crossing Fulton Street at 37th Avenue in a crosswalk, where she was hit by a vehicle, pushed a short distance, and then fell to the ground. 

The victim suffered head trauma, and was transported to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. 

The driver remained on scene and cooperated with investigating officers.

Carjacking with a Gun: 2100 Block of Cabrillo Street, May 22, 1:23 p.m.  

When the victim parked his vehicle at his home and got out, he was approached by three suspects. 

One suspect pointed a gray revolver at the victim and demanded the car keys. The victim, in fear for his life, handed the suspect his fanny pack, containing his wallet. The suspects all got in the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene at a high rate of speed. 

Using an app on his phone, the victim was able to track the stolen vehicle to I-580 near Emeryville. CHP was notified and the Oakland Police Department recovered the stolen vehicle, arrested the three occupants, and booked a firearm as evidence.

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