Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District, July 2022

Violation of Stay Away Order, Outstanding Warrant: 5200 Block of Geary Boulevard, June 20. 4:07 p.m. 

Officers on patrol recognized an individual, who has had multiple prior police contacts, outside a drugstore holding a bottle of wine. This individual is known to have been served a criminal protective order restraining him from 5200 Geary Blvd. 

A store employee told the officers that the subject stole the bottle of wine, but the store did not want to press charges. 

A records check confirmed that the subject had a served criminal protective order, which expires on Oct. 7, 2024, preventing him from coming within 150 yards of the location, so he was placed under arrest. He also had a no-bail warrant for possession of stolen property. 

SFPD noted that, within a year’s timeframe, the suspect has been arrested for violating this criminal protective order on four separate occasions. It also noted that the suspect has been advised by numerous Richmond Station officers, including the arresting officer, regarding his active protective order, which he has acknowledged. The suspect is also on probation for felony vandalism. 

Based on his violation being a continuing offense, the suspect was booked at County Jail for violating a restraining order, and for his outstanding warrant. 

Outstanding Warrant: 700 Block of 15th Avenue, June 22, 3:07 a.m. 

A mother, who had reported her son missing a week earlier, called to report that he had returned, but she was aware he had an active arrest warrant from Marin County. 

Responding officers met with the mother, who convinced her son to voluntarily surrender himself into police custody. 

The subject was booked into County Jail on his warrant. 

Burglary of a Residence, Unlawful Entry, Possession of Stolen Property: 3100 Block of Pacific Avenue, June 23, 7:45 p.m. 

Homeowners returned to their unlocked house and heard a noise upstairs, which, upon investigation, was from the suspect taking a shower in their bathroom. 

Responding security officers detained the suspect, and responding police officers subsequently placed him under arrest and searched the premises for his imaginary companion. 

The suspect was booked at County Jail for burglary and possession of stolen property. 

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol: 26th Avenue and Fulton Street, June 24, 12:53 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a collision involving a vehicle driving into parked cars. 

When officers arrived, they located the subject seated in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. 

The officer talking to him smelled the distinct odor of alcohol. The subject stated that he had consumed three “old fashions” that were 12 ounces each. The subject consented to perform Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs), with unsatisfactory results. 

Subsequent breathalyzer tests at Richmond Station showed a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.23% and 0.24% – the legal limit is 0.08% BAC. 

The subject was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and released from the station.

Lodging Without Permission, Committing a Public Nuisance: 300 Block of Eighth Avenue, June 29, 11:20 a.m.

Homeless Outreach officers responded to complaints regarding tents in a parking lot. 

Officers observed three tents against a fence, surrounded by debris consisting of beds, needles, food items and shopping carts filled with trash. 

The officers secured shelter for the subject and his girlfriend and offered them transportation to a shelter. The officers informed the subjects that if they refused to accept the offer of shelter, they could be cited, and their structure seized. The officers also explained that the condition of their encampment was creating a public nuisance and they could be cited for it. The subjects refused shelter, preferring instead to relocate their encampment. 

Vandalism to Vehicles: Lake Street and 18th Avenue, July 1, 4:07 p.m.

Officers responded to a call of a shirtless male breaking windows and beating on cars with a sledgehammer. Another 911 caller reported that a suspect matching the same description had thrown a sledgehammer at them. 

Officers located a subject matching the suspect’s description a few blocks away and detained him. They also located a large metal pipe, which a witness confirmed had been discarded by the suspect, that victims and witnesses had mistaken for a sledgehammer. 

The officers conducted eyewitness identifications (“cold shows”) with multiple witnesses, which were all positive. The suspect was placed under arrest. 

The suspect had heavily damaged nine vehicles. He was booked at County Jail for multiple counts of felony vandalism and one count of resisting arrest. 

Robbery With a Knife, Stabbing: 4600 Block of Geary Boulevard, July 3, 6:54 a.m.

The victim was on a Muni bus traveling westbound on Geary Boulevard. A witness observed the suspect walk up to the victim, get into a fighting stance, and pull out a pocketknife. Another witness told officers that the victim and the suspect had previously gotten into a verbal altercation on the bus. 

The victim ran off the bus and into a parking lot on 10th Avenue, where another witness observed the victim climbing onto the roof of a vehicle in an attempt to get away from the suspect. The witness did not see the victim get stabbed, but after the suspect fled the scene, the victim came out of the driveway bleeding from a laceration to his left leg. 

Medics arrived on scene and treated the victim. 

The suspect fled with the victim’s belongings and is still outstanding.

Robbery With a Gun:  Masonic Avenue and Geary Boulevard. July 13. 10:07 p.m. 

The victim was walking to a bus stop, using her phone, while crossing in a crosswalk, when one suspect grabbed the victim’s phone out of her hand, and pointed a gun at her with his other hand. 

While the first suspect grabbed the victim’s phone, the second suspect tried to take the victim’s purse, but the victim was able to retain control of it. The second suspect also pointed a gun at the victim and took her bag of groceries. 

Both suspects fled the area and are still outstanding. 

Robbery With Force, Unit Block of Clement Street, July 14, 7:50 p.m.

The victim was sitting outside a coffee shop, working on her laptop at a table, when the suspect tried to grab the laptop from the table. The suspect attempted to hold on to the laptop, and the two of them struggled briefly, before the suspect ripped it from the victim’s grasp. 

The suspect fled the area, pursued by an employee of the coffee shop, and was observed by the coffee shop employee getting into a waiting black BMW sedan, with tinted windows and no license plate, which fled the area. 

Both suspects are still outstanding. 

Robbery With a Gun, Geary Boulevard and Masonic Avenue, July 15, 9:29 p.m. 

The victim was located at a bus shelter when she heard someone approaching her from behind. She was concerned for her safety, so she retrieved her taser. 

When the victim turned around, two suspects were approaching her, one with a gun pointed at her face. 

The suspect told the victim, “Give us everything” and then racked the handgun. The suspects went through the victim’s pockets and stole her belongings, then got into a silver sedan with tinted windows, and fled in an unknown direction. 

The victim fled the area in fear. Both suspects are still outstanding. 

Stay Away Order Violation: 400 Block of 32nd Avenue, July 19, 7:20 p.m.

Officers responded to a call of a suspect, who has a stay away order from the victim (his mother). He was banging on the victim’s door and yelling and screaming. 

The suspect, who has had multiple prior police encounters, was apprehended on the 300 block of 32nd Avenue and detained. 

The victim signed a citizen’s arrest for the suspect, who was booked at County Jail for the stay away order violation. 

On July 20, at approximately 7:55 p.m., officers responded to the same address, where the same individual was again banging on the victim’s door while demanding money. 

The suspect was placed under arrest, and, due to recently ingesting an unknown substance, was transported to Sa Francisco General Hospital for medical clearance prior to being booked at County Jail.

Burglary Tools, Investigative Detention: 16th Avenue and Cabrillo Street, July 20, 4:12 p.m.

Plain clothes officers conducted a burglary operation in the Richmond district. The officers were on foot, conducting surveillance, when they observed a suspect casing a residential building, under construction, using a flashlight to illuminate his path, and the building. 

The suspect left the building area on foot, then jumped into a waiting SUV parked nearby. The SUV drove around the block, then parked directly in front of the cased building. 

The suspect rapidly got out of the SUV, ran upstairs to the building, then later rapidly moved down the stairs into the SUV, and the van drove off. A marked police unit performed a traffic stop on the SUV, and three suspects were detained and identified.

The driver, who was also the person casing the building, and was wearing an ankle monitor, was cited for possession of burglary tools, which were seized as evidence. One of the detainees was on probation out of San Mateo.

Driving While Under The Influence of Alcohol: Arguello Boulevard and California Street. July 7. 11:22 p.m.

Officers observed a vehicle driving through a red light and making a left turn in front of them. 

The officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The officers detected the odor of alcohol and noticed the driver’s speech was slurred.

 The subject consented to perform Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs), with unsatisfactory results. Subsequent breathalyzer tests at Richmond Station showed a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.20% and 0.18% – the legal limit is 0.08% BAC. 

The subject was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, the red light violation, his DUI probation violation, and released from the station.

Driving While Under The Influence of Alcohol: 32nd Avenue and Fulton Street, July 22, 7:25 p.m.

Officers responded to a vehicle collision. When the officers contacted the driver, they observed objective symptoms of alcohol impairment. The driver refused to participate in Field Sobriety Tests. 

The officers conducted a DUI investigation and determined that the driver had been driving under the influence of alcohol, and placed him under arrest. 

The driver was transported to Mission Station, where the phlebotomist completed a consensual blood draw. The subject was then transported to Richmond Station, where he was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, and released into the care of a relative.

Stay Away Order Violation: 500 Block of 34th Avenue, July 22, 7:50 p.m.

Officers responded to a call of a suspect, who has a stay away order from the victim (her father), banging on the victim’s door. Upon their arrival they observed the suspect laying on the sidewalk outside her father’s house. 

The suspect was placed under arrest and booked at County Jail for the stay away order violation.

Driving While Under The Influence of Alcohol: 700 Block of 47th Avenue, July 23, 2:38 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle colliding with parked cars. 

While enroute to the scene, the 911 caller stated that the driver was trying to flee the scene on foot, and the neighbors were following him. The 911 caller then stated that the neighbors were holding the suspect down. 

When the officers arrived, they observed the suspect bleeding from the mouth, and displaying objective symptoms of alcohol impairment. The suspect stated that he had consumed two to three shots of whiskey, he had been driving, he did not remember the collision, and he was assaulted by “overzealous” neighbors. 

The suspect was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of his injuries, and a blood draw, and was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol: Geary Boulevard and Masonic Avenue, July 24, 7:36 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an unconscious driver behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped at a red light. 

When officers arrived, they observed the suspect displaying signs of intoxication, exhibiting slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, an unsteady gait, and the officers smelled the odor of alcohol. Officers also observed an open bottle of vodka, that was one third full, in the passenger compartment. 

The suspect stated that he had consumed four to five pints of 5% beer the night before. The subject consented to perform Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs), with unsatisfactory results. 

Subsequent breathalyzer tests at Richmond Station showed a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.17% – the legal limit is 0.08% BAC. 

The subject was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and released from the station.

False Report of a Felony: 700 Block Arguello Boulevard, July 24,  11:11 p.m.

Officers were dispatched by 911 with a report that a caller said that he accidentally shot and killed his friend. He also said the was going to shoot himself, too.

When officers responded to the location, the occupants came out of the house. Officers performed a protective sweep of the residence to check for a suspect, and for anyone who may have been shot, with negative results. 

None of the occupants said they knew anything about the 911 call, thus leading officers to believe that the 911 caller purposely provided false information to the police department to harass the building occupants, a practice known as “swatting.”

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