Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District

Outstanding Warrant: 400 Block of Sixth Avenue, Sept. 19, 12:07 p.m.

The subject told officers that he was notified by his lawyer that he had an active warrant for his arrest. The subject’s lawyer recommended that he turn himself in to the police. The subject agreed, went to Richmond Police station and surrendered himself.

A check with Central Warrants Bureau (CWB) confirmed that the subject had an active warrant. He was placed under arrest and booked into County Jail.

Battery, Malicious Mischief, Vandalism to Property: Fulton Street and 26th Avenue, Sept. 21, 12:08 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision and a battery incident.

A Muni driver called 911 and reported that he was hit in the face by an intoxicated suspect. The Muni driver told officers he was involved in a vehicle accident with a pedestrian. After the collision occurred, the Muni driver pulled over and the suspect came to the open driver side window of the bus and punched the driver twice in the face.

The suspect then reached inside of the bus, grabbed the victim’s shirt, and tried to pull him out of the bus through the open window. The suspect’s punches also broke the victim’s dentures. The suspect told officers that his friend had been hit by the Muni bus, the suspect’s speech was slurred, and he was verbally aggressive.

The suspect was booked at County Jail for felony vandalism and battery.

Vehicle Tampering: 500 Block of 10th Avenue, Sept. 21, 2:23 a.m.

An officer on patrol noticed two males in all dark clothing standing outside of a silver SUV with no license plates, with the trunk open, doubled parked next to a vehicle. The officer thought he saw a catalytic converter inside the SUV and determined there was reasonable suspicion to believe that the subjects had just committed a catalytic converter theft and detained the subjects for further investigation.

Upon exiting his vehicle and identifying himself as a police officer, both suspects fled. The officer called for backup, and one suspect entered the SUV from the passenger side. The officer opened the driver’s door and tried to stop the suspect from fleeing by grabbing his arm, but the suspect managed to get the SUV into drive, and the officer had to let go of the suspect’s arm for his own safety, as the suspect drove away.

The officer was able to apprehend the other suspect. A victim’s vehicle was located near where the SUV was double parked, with lug nuts missing from the front and rear driver’s-side wheels. A homeowner in the area provided officers with surveillance video which showed the suspects crouching by the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect was placed under arrest and booked at County Jail for conspiracy and willfully tampering with a vehicle.

Robbery with Force: Balboa Street and 37th Avenue, Sept. 22, 6:20 p.m.

The victim was walking home on the sidewalk. A suspect approached her from behind, grabbed the iPhone in her hand. A struggled ensued, and the suspect ripped the iPhone from the victim.

The victim chased the suspect, and another suspect pushed the victim from behind to the ground. The victim fell on her hands and knees, but then got up and continued to chase both suspects for a block.

The suspects fled the area on foot and the victim lost sight of them. The suspects are still outstanding.

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol: 25th Avenue and California Street, Sept. 21, 5:18 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to a call of a possible road rage incident.

The victim said that a vehicle had been following her since the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge.

Officers located the suspect’s vehicle, approached the driver and asked him why he was following the victim. The suspect mumbled something unintelligible. The officer asked him if he had been drinking. The suspect lifted a McDonald’s cup and said, “I got alcohol right here.” The suspect said that he had been drinking since 11:30 a.m. and also smoked marijuana.

Officers administered field sobriety tests (FSTs), at which the subject performed poorly. The suspect said that he wanted to take a blood test and was transported to Mission Station to meet with a phlebotomist for a blood draw.

A tow inventory of the suspect’s vehicle located several bottles of alcohol. During the DUI investigation, the suspect’s answers had seemed disordered and confused, though cooperative, he was manic and seemed to completely lack a sense of the severity of his actions.

The suspect’s vehicle was a chaotic scene of many half-full packs of cigarettes, alcohol and other beverage bottles, scattered on the front and back seats.

While being detained at Richmond Station, the suspect removed all his clothing and touched his penis, until ordered to put his clothing back on. Officers contacted the suspect’s mother, who told them that the suspect had recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia and possibly bipolar disorder. The mother said that the suspect had one prior manic episode in 2020, in which he was also arrested in Santa Barbara, for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The suspect was cited for driving under the influence and a DUI probation violation and was transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Graffiti: 3500 Block of Geary Boulevard, Sept. 28, 4:56 a.m.

Officers observed the suspect spray-painting her “tag” onto a building. After she completed her tag, the officers approached the suspect, identified themselves as police officers, and ordered the suspect to stop. The suspect complied and was placed under arrest.

The suspect stated that she is not a tagger, but rather an artist who appreciates graffiti. The suspect also stated that she is a part of both the art/graffiti community and the skateboarding community. The suspect stated that she is aware of two taggers who have committed sexual assault and takes personal offense to seeing their tags in public. The suspect was adamant that painting the wall was not for the purpose of graffiti, or placing a tag, but rather to cover up an existing tag.

An arrest search of the suspect located multiple cans of spray paint, multiple paint tips and nozzles and slap stickers. The officers had previously spoken with the owner of the building, who is frustrated with the graffiti, and wanted to press charges.

The suspect was booked into County Jail for felony vandalism.

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol: 26th Avenue and Fulton Street, Sept. 29, 1:03 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to a call of a traffic collision between a moving vehicle and a parked car.

When the officers contacted the driver of the vehicle, they observed objective symptoms of alcohol impairment. Officers administered Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs), at which the subject performed poorly. The suspect said that he wanted to take a blood test and was transported to Mission Station for a blood draw.

The suspect was cited for driving under the influence and released into the care of his wife.

Burglary, Possession of Burlary and Drug Paraphernalia: 800 Block of 35th Avenue, Sept. 29, 4:19 a.m.

Officers responded to a call regarding an audible alarm. While checking the door, an officer opened the garage mailbox and saw the lower half of a person walking around the garage. Another officer observed the bottom four panels of a different garage door were caved in, and then observed the suspect exit the garage from the caved in door.

The suspect was placed under arrest and booked at County Jail.

Outstanding Warrant, Indecent Exposure: 2800 Block of Geary Boulevard, Sept. 29, 11:41 a.m.

Officers responded to a call regarding a male throwing items at vehicles and exposing himself.

The victim informed officers that, as he and his daughter approached the suspect, the suspect stared at them with a smile, and pulled out his penis with his hand. The suspect then started to dance, with his penis in his hand, and then urinated all over the sidewalk. The victim felt offended by the suspect’s actions, because the victim was with his daughter and friends, and signed a citizen arrest form against the suspect.

A check with CWB showed the suspect had an active warrant out of Solano County for evading a peace officer and failure to appear.

The suspect was placed under arrest and was booked at County Jail for indecent exposure and his outstanding warrant.

Carjacking With a Gun: 2600 Block of Geary Boulevard, Sept. 30, 5:04 p.m.

The suspect approached the victims in their vehicle, brandished a handgun and said, “Give it up.” A second suspect opened the passenger-side door.

The victims were able to close the door and flee the scene. The first suspect fired rounds at the victims’ vehicle as it fled. Ten spent rounds were located at the scene.

Witnesses stated the suspects arrived in a silver/gray Mazda. The suspects are still outstanding.

Robbery With a Gun: 1100 Block of Junipero Serra Boulevard and 2500 Block of California Street, Oct. 1, 10:41 a.m. and Oct. 2, 3:16 p.m.

On Oct. 1, officers responded to a robbery incident where the 9-1-1 caller had just been robbed at gunpoint. The vehicle used in the incident had been stolen and the owner’s phone was in the vehicle.

The same vehicle was then used in two armed robberies in Daly City on Oct. 2. Officers met with the owner of the phone who agreed to provide tracking information. Plainclothes officers began to track the suspect’s vehicle. A tactical team broke away from the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass event and, when the suspect stopped at a gas station, they positioned their vehicles in front of and behind the vehicle in order to block it from moving.

The suspect tried to ram the vehicles in an attempt to flee but was unsuccessful.

The suspect was placed under arrest. A loaded firearm was located in his pants pocket.

The suspect was booked at County Jail for armed robbery, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, aggravated assault, probation violation, possession of a firearm while under the influence of methamphetamine, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple other charges and enhancements.

Theft, Shoplifting, Outstanding Warrant: 2600 Block of Geary Boulevard, Oct. 2, 9:03 p.m.

Officers responded to a call of store security guard having detained an individual for shoplifting.

A check with CWB showed the suspect had an active warrant from San Bruno Police Department for petty theft.

The suspect was placed under arrest and booked at County Jail for grand theft (more than $950) and her warrant.

Robbery With Force During an Auto Boost: Great Highway and Balboa Street, Oct. 5, 10:59 a.m.

The victim parked at Great Highway in front of the beach and exited their vehicle to take some photos.

A few moments later, the victim heard another vehicle pull up behind his, and then the sound of glass breaking. The victim turned around and saw a suspect getting into a get-away vehicle driven by a second suspect. The victim ran up to the first suspect in the suspect vehicle. As the victim grabbed his bag, which was in the first suspect’s lap, the second suspect sped away. The victim lost his balance as the suspect vehicle sped away, causing him to lose his grip on the bag and fall to the ground.

The victim had a complaint of pain to his hand, no visible injuries, and refused medical attention.

Both suspects and the vehicle are still outstanding.

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol: Geary Boulevard and Seventh Avenue, Oct. 7, 11:31 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to a call of a traffic collision between a vehicle and a traffic light post.

As the medics assessed the subject in the presence of the officers, the subject stated he consumed four shots of liquor. A witness, who had been driving behind the subject, told officers that, at the intersection of Geary and Arguello boulevards, the subject sat at the intersection before proceeding westbound although the traffic light had turned green for approximately 30 seconds.

The witness also stated that the subject was swerving back and forth from the left lane to the middle lane along Geary until Seventh Avenue. The witness said that at Geary and Seventh, the subject was stopped at the red light, and, once the traffic light turned green, the subject suddenly sped off at approximately 30 m.p.h. before colliding with the traffic light pole.

Officers administered FSTs, at which the subject performed poorly. The subject said that he wanted to take a blood test. Due to the mechanism of injury, the subject was transported to San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) by medics, and a phlebotomist met with the suspect for a blood draw.

The suspect was cited for driving under the influence and released at SFGH.

False Active Shooter Report: George Washington High School, 600 Block of 32nd Avenue, Oct. 12, 9:35 a.m.

The suspect identified himself as “James Park” calling from a number with an 810 area code and advised there was an active shooter incident in progress. The caller repeatedly stated that the shooter was a male armed with a rifle, and 10 students were injured on the second floor in Room #101.

Multiple units from Richmond Station, as well as units from several outside districts responded, along with SFFD and EMS.

An unknown teacher attempted to deny entry to the first officers on scene as they conducted their walkthrough and secured the scene. The high school’s principal was notified by high school staff five minutes before officers arrived.

The principal confirmed to dispatch only that there was no merit to any emergency, and nothing unusual prior. Department Operations Center advised that the same name and number called in another false active shooter incident in Ohio several days before. Another false active shooter incident was called in at South SF High School that same morning. The 810 area code is listed as covering East Central Michigan. The suspect is still outstanding.

Domestic Violence, Assault With a Weapon: Rossi Playground, Arguello Boulevard and Anza Street, Oct. 12, 2:18 p.m.

The suspect was driving the victim’s vehicle and got in a non-injury traffic collision. The victim, who is the suspect’s girlfriend, was upset and no longer wanted the suspect to drive her vehicle. The suspect got upset and threw a speaker at the victim’s face, causing injury.

Witnesses called police, and the initial investigation determined that the suspect was going to be arrested. The suspect refused to exit the vehicle in an attempt to evade arrest. The suspect was not armed but refused to exit the vehicle or talk with police officers.

With time and distance, the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) established a rapport with the suspect, and the suspect later exited the vehicle, where he was taken into custody without incident.

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