Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District

Trespassing, Outstanding Warrant: 100 Block of 26th Avenue, July 26, 11:25 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a subject climbing an exterior fire escape and breaking into a home. 

Officers climbed the fire escape and located an open window on the third floor. While conducting a building search, the officers located the suspect hiding in a closet. Officers placed him in handcuffs. 

The homeowner’s daughter-in-law responded to the home but was unable to determine if any valuables were missing. 

A records check revealed that the suspect had an active warrant out of Sonoma County for burglary. The suspect was taken to San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) for medical clearance due to having open wounds and lesions, and was subsequently cited for trespassing. 

The suspect was booked into County Jail for his warrant. 

Discharge of a Firearm with Gross Negligence: 2600 Block of Anza Street, July 27, 12:50 p.m.

Officers responded to a call of multiple gunshots. 

A nearby resident told officers that the suspect was banging on her back door, yelling that someone was breaking into his home and yelling “they” were after him, and to call the police. 

Officers located the suspect under the deck in the back yard and detained him. 

The suspect appeared to be hallucinating and stated he could see multiple people in the back yard who were trying to hurt him. The suspect stated he had a gun and motioned towards an open bag on the ground. Officers located a loaded revolver in the bag. 

The suspect said there was no one in his apartment, but he had fired several shots at people breaking in. 

Officers conducted a protective sweep of the suspect’s apartment to ensure there were no gunshot victims inside. Officers observed three bullet holes in the wall and located three fired bullets. Officers checked the adjoining apartments to confirm there were no additional victims.

 The officers seized the revolver and remaining ammunition. Believing that he was a danger to others as a result of a mental health disorder, the officers detained the suspect for assessment, evaluation and crisis intervention and conducted a Welfare and Institutions (W&I) 5150 detention. 

The suspect was also placed under arrest for discharging a firearm with gross negligence. 

The suspect was transported to SFGH for medical clearance and a mental health evaluation prior to being booked at County Jail for the grossly negligent discharges. The suspect was also served with a gun violence restraining order, prohibiting him from purchasing or owning a firearm in the future. 

Vandalism to Property, Outstanding Warrant: 3200 Block of Pacific Avenue, July 27, 6:41 p.m.

Officers responded to a call reporting a suspect who had previously damaged the victim’s front door and who returned and was tampering with the front door again. 

The officers detained a suspect matching the description and, after the victim texted officers a screenshot from her doorbell video, the suspect was placed under arrest. 

A records check revealed that the suspect had an active felony warrant for burglary and vandalism. 

The suspect was booked into County Jail for felony vandalism and his warrant. 

Methamphetamine Offense, Outstanding Warrant: 22nd Avenue and Fulton Street, July 29, 5:45 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver. 

Upon arrival, they located a suspect matching the description working on a legally parked vehicle. The officers observed no objective symptoms of alcohol impairment or any odor of alcohol. 

A records check showed that the suspect had two misdemeanor warrants out of Pacifica. While searching the suspect, the officers located marijuana and a bag of white crystalline substance, which later tested positive for methamphetamine. The amount of marijuana was determined to fall within personal consumption limits. 

The suspect was transported to SFGH, as he required medication for alcohol withdrawal, and was cited for possession of narcotics. 

Aggravated Assault: 400 Block of Clement Street, Aug. 3, 7:05 p.m.

A customer at a restaurant got into a verbal argument with an employee regarding the time he had to wait for his food, and the lack of a printed receipt. He started filming the employee with his cellphone and causing a scene. 

The victim told the suspect to calm down, whereupon the suspect picked up a mug and struck the victim in the back of the head with it, causing a 2- to 3-inch laceration. The suspect then punched the victim multiple times. 

The victim held the suspect down until officers arrived, who subsequently placed the suspect under arrest. 

The suspect was booked at County Jail for aggravated assault. 

Felony Threats, Methamphetamine Offense: 700 Block of Seventh Avenue, Aug. 4, 5:17 p.m.

A laundromat owner observed the suspect at his business, eating and not doing laundry. The victim asked the suspect to leave if he was not doing laundry. The suspect yelled, “I’m going to kill you! I’ll cut your head off!” The suspect then reached towards his right rear waistband area and gripped the black handle of what the victim believed to be a knife. 

Responding officers detained the suspect, who has had multiple prior police contacts. After an investigation, officers placed him under arrest. 

During the arrest search, officers located a plastic container of a white crystal substance, which later tested positive for methamphetamine. 

The suspect was booked for felony threats. 

Driving a Vehicle Without Consent, Receiving Stolen Property: Unit Block of Masonic Avenue, Aug. 5, 3:43 a.m.

The victim saw his vehicle, which he had reported stolen the prior day, with two people loading items into the truck bed. The vehicle was a rental car, and the vehicle’s key had been in a lock box, which had been broken into. 

A probable cause search of the suspects revealed the key in one of the suspect’s front pockets. The suspect claimed the truck was loaned to her by a friend called “Detroit” whom she had met four days prior. 

The suspect was booked for driving a vehicle without consent and receiving stolen property. 

 Felony Threats, Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property: 5200 Block of Geary Boulevard, Aug. 5, 6:33 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a subject cursing, throwing items and screaming that everyone was going to die. 

Store employees reported that the subject had been in and out of the store all day, continually stealing beer, food and soft drinks intermittently throughout the day, eventually compiling several cases of beer on the sidewalk. 

While the suspect was away, a customer returned all the stolen items to the store. When the suspect returned, he became enraged to discover that the beer was missing from the sidewalk. He then entered the store screaming obscenities and shouting, “Everyone is going to die!” 

The suspect was booked for felony threats, burglary and possession of stolen property. 

Receiving and Possession of Stolen Property: 5200 Block of Geary Boulevard, Aug. 7, 10:18 p.m.

A victim felt her cellphone being taken from her pocket at the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park and observed a suspect. She then observed a different individual with his pockets full of cell phones and asked other festival goers and Outside Lands security to help detain him. 

The suspect had 10 cell phones in his possession. 

Arriving officers conducted an investigation and all cell phones were returned to their rightful owners. 

The suspect was booked for receiving and possession of stolen property. 

Discharging a Firearm Within City Limits: Fifth Avenue and Balboa Street, Aug. 8, 1:16 a.m.

A witness reported that he was inside his residence when he heard a loud verbal argument near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Anza Street. He then observed a newer model silver Mercedes SUV, with its headlights off, driving northbound on Fifth Avenue from Balboa Street. 

The vehicle then made a U-turn and drove southbound on Fifth Avenue, continuing to drive with its headlights off. The vehicle then made another U-turn and drove northbound on Fifth Avenue at a high rate of speed. 

The witness stated he observed the driver of the Mercedes point a handgun in the air and fire an unknown number of times before fleeing northbound on Fifth Avenue. 

Officers located nine fired cartridges at the scene but were unable to locate any victims or property damage. The suspect is still outstanding. 

Arson: Fulton Street and 34th Avenue, Aug. 8, 8:28 p.m. 

Dispatch advised officers of several 911 calls regarding a brush fire on Fulton Street and 34th Avenue. A subsequent 911 caller advised the fire was rapidly spreading and a male suspect started a second fire, then walked eastbound on Fulton Street.

Responding officers helped the witnesses extinguish the fire and SFFD responded to ensure the fire was under control. 

As officers searched the area for the suspect, two witnesses ran toward their patrol car and pointed out the suspect. One witness had cell phone video of the suspect lighting a tree on fire and yelling, “Let’s go!” then lighting a larger brush fire. 

The suspect was placed under arrest. He told the officers that he had seizures, so he was transported to SFGH for medical evaluation, prior to being booked at County Jail for arson and possession of an incendiary device with malicious intent. 

Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Driving Without a License, Outstanding Warrant: 1000 Block of Clement Street, Aug. 13, 4 a.m.

Officers responded to a San Francisco Park Ranger who said they had located an occupied parked vehicle with a license plate that was reported stolen. 

The officers conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle, but the individual in the driver’s seat yelled, “Shut the **** up, go away!” The suspect made multiple attempts to start the stolen vehicle, but was unable to. 

Officers removed the suspect from the vehicle and placed her under arrest. A computer records check revealed the suspect had an active local warrant for felony vandalism. 

The vehicle owner responded to the scene and confirmed that he had never given the suspect permission to drive his vehicle. 

The suspect was booked into County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, driving unlicensed and her outstanding warrant. 

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol: 25th Avenue and Cabrillo Street, Aug. 14, 9:29 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision involving another vehicle on the roadway.

When the officer contacted the driver, he observed objective symptoms of alcohol impairment. The suspect stated he had four to five shots of tequila since 7 p.m. 

Officers on scene conducted a DUI investigation and determined that the driver had been driving under the influence and arrested him. 

The driver was transported to Richmond Station to take a breath test, the results of which were 0.24% blood alcohol content (BAC) and 0.23% BAC. The legal limit is 0.08% BAC.

The suspect was cited and released from Richmond Station. 

Burglary: Legion of Honor, Aug. 18, 2:02 p.m.

 Officers on patrol observed a vehicle with heavily tinted windows and a red registration sticker (registration year of 2021) on the license plate. The officers requested that dispatch check the license plate and were informed that the vehicle had a felony want. 

The officers effected a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver, who was driving unlicensed and had six prior arrests for driving unlicensed. The officers contacted the burglary unit and were told that there was a want on that vehicle and the person for an auto burglary that occurred on Aug. 16. 

The suspect was booked into County Jail for second-degree burglary. 

Malicious Mischief, Graffiti: 6300 Block of Geary Boulevard, Aug. 20, 12:18 a.m.

Officers responded to a call of footsteps on someone’s roof and the sound of spray painting. 

The witness provided officers access to the roof where they found a juvenile suspect with fresh paint on his hands, spray cans of paint in his bag and a notebook that contained numerous “tags” drawn in it. 

The juvenile was cited for possession of aerosol containers of paint and graffiti tools and was released to the custody of his father.

Robbery with a Gun: Academy of Sciences, Aug. 20, 2:50 p.m.

The victim dropped his family off at the Academy of Sciences and then went to park the car. He parked in the lower level of the Academy of Sciences parking garage. 

When he got out of his car, he was approached by two suspects. One of the suspects pointed a gun at him and the other said, “Give me what you have.“ 

The suspects took the victim’s cellphone and watch, and are still outstanding. 

Cruelty to an Animal: John F. Kennedy Drive and 36th Avenue, Aug. 21, 5:52 p.m.

Dispatch was advised of several 911 calls regarding a subject abusing a dog near a tent. 

The witnesses showed officers cellphone video of one suspect choking the dog, then picking the dog up with both hands and throwing it into the side of the tent and then holding the dog down while delivering multiple forceful punches to the dog’s face. 

The other suspect was then observed holding the dog down as he forcefully hit and slapped the dog numerous times on the back, then picked the dog up and throwing it onto the ground twice, all while the dog was wailing and yelping. 

Both suspects were booked at County Jail for felony animal cruelty.

 Officers searched the area for the dog, but were unable to locate it. 

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol: Fulton Street and Park Presidio Boulevard, Aug. 21, 9:50 p.m.

A sergeant on patrol observed a vehicle making a prohibited left turn from northbound Park Presidio Boulevard to westbound Fulton Street. 

When he conducted a traffic stop, he observed the driver exhibited objective symptoms of alcohol impairment. The driver provided the sergeant with a foreign passport and told him he needed a Spanish translator. The suspect stated he stated he had drunk three beers that evening. 

The sergeant on scene conducted a DUI investigation. He determined that the driver had been driving under the influence and arrested him. 

The driver was transported to Richmond Station to take breath tests. The results of both tests were 0.14% BAC (the legal limit is 0.08%). 

The suspect was booked at County Jail for driving under the influence. 

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