Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District

Burglary of a Residence, Unlawful Entry: 600 Block of 39th Avenue, Dec. 18, 10:23 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary.

Upon their arrival, the officers detained a person pushing a bicycle down a driveway. The original 911 caller positively identified the suspect as the person he had seen entering his neighbor’s garage.

The suspect said that she had ingested methamphetamine and acid. She was transported to San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) by SF Fire Department (SFFD) medics.

The owners of the property responded to the scene and positively identified the recovered stolen items.

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

Shoplifting (Less Than $50), Shoplifting ($200-$950), Outstanding Warrant: 700 Block of Seventh Avenue, Dec. 19, 4:10 to 7:25 p.m.

Multiple sergeants and plain clothes officers, with additional sergeants and officers as a uniformed arrest team, conducted a burglary and fencing organized retail crime (ORC) operation at a supermarket. During the course of this operation the team detained 10 subjects.

Of the 10 subjects detained, two were released, three were cited for misdemeanor shoplifting (less than $950) and released at the scene. Four suspects had active arrest warrants and were booked at County Jail. One juvenile was taken to the Community Assessment Referral Center (CARC) and cited out to the care of his father, per Juvenile Probation’s instruction.

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), Hit and Run, Causing Injury: Cook Street at Geary Boulevard, Dec. 21, 8:22 p.m.

Officers observed a vehicle strike a raised center median and then park in a nearby gas station parking lot. At the same time, the officers were flagged down by the victim of a hit-and-run collision involving that vehicle.

The suspect was detained, and objective signs of alcohol impairment were noted.

A collision investigation determined that the suspect was driving the vehicle, that he was the party at fault in a traffic collision and that the suspect’s actions caused injury to another. Officers administered standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs).

The suspect was arrested and transported to SFGH for medical treatment, where he refused to submit to a blood test. The officer authored a search warrant and affidavit, and contacted a judge of the SF Superior Court, who authorized the search.

The suspect was booked at County Jail for felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run.

DUI With Injury: 4000 Block of Geary Boulevard, Dec. 22, 1:06 a.m.

While investigating a vehicle collision, an officer observed that one of the drivers was displaying objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The suspect stated, “Yes, I did drink alcohol.”

The officer attempted to administer SFSTs, but the suspect could not keep his balance and fell over twice. For the suspect’s safety, the officers concluded probable cause existed to place the suspect under arrest.

The suspect was transported to Richmond Station to take a breath test, the results of which were .24% and .25% blood alcohol content (BAC) – the legal limit is .08% BAC.

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

Robbery With Force, 2600 Block of Geary Boulevard, Dec. 24, 5:19 p.m.

The victim worked for loss prevention and was monitoring a suspect.

The victim waited outside by the front door when she was notified the suspect was approaching. As the suspect exited the store, the victim identified herself. The suspect shoved her several times, pushing her backwards.

IPS security detained the suspect and placed him in handcuffs. The victim stated she wished to press charges and signed a citizen’s arrest form against the suspect.

The suspect was booked at County Jail for felony Estes (use of or threat of force against a store employee while shoplifting) robbery and two active warrants for burglary.

Homicide With a Gun, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person: 100 Block of Willard North, Dec. 28, 4:34 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a person breaking into a residence.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene. Despite the lifesaving efforts of the emergency responders, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased on scene.

Investigators from the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail responded to the scene and took over the investigation. During the course of the investigation, investigators identified the suspect in the shooting, developed probable cause to arrest him and placed him under arrest on the 800 block of Bryant Street.

The suspect was transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked for charges of homicide and a felon in possession of a firearm.

Outstanding Warrant: 700 Block of 45th Avenue, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.

As part of a sexual assault investigation, sergeants from the Special Victims Unit/Sex Crimes authored an arrest warrant and a search warrant for the suspect’s DNA.

With support from Richmond Station officers, the suspect was contacted and taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to Richmond Station, where he was booked on the outstanding warrant.

Bank Robbery With Force: 3600 Block of Geary Boulevard, Dec. 30, 11:53 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery at a bank.

The victim stated that the suspect was wearing a matte-black motorcycle helmet propped on the top of his head, and his face was covered from the nose down by a black gaiter-style covering.

The suspect handed the victim a note and said, “You know what this is!”

The victim said she became very scared as she realized it was a hold-up note. The victim tried to remain calm and read the note, opened her till and collected several one-hundred-dollar bills. The suspect was located and detained by officers mid-block on Fourth Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street.

When officers asked the suspect if he had taken anything from the bank, the suspect motioned to his front right pocket. When officers checked the suspect’s pocket, they located a large amount of stolen currency.

The suspect was booked at County Jail for felony robbery and burglary.

Discharging a Firearm in a Grossly Negligent Manner: 400 Block of Ninth Avenue, Dec. 30, 8:55 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of possible shots fired.

Upon their arrival at the scene, the officers entered the apartment complex and a witness said, “He fired a gun out there,” and then pointed toward the living room.

Officers detained the suspect, who was intoxicated and yelling at them to get out of his house. The suspect stated that he had a firearm but refused to tell the officers where it is was. Officers located a spent 9mm casing on the balcony. The officers asked the suspect if he fired a gun on the balcony and he said, “I was cleaning my gun and I fired a shot in the air.”

The suspect was placed under arrest, then complained of chest pains, so SFFD medics arrived to assess him and then transported him to SFGH for further evaluation.

A family member told the officers where the firearms were located. Two firearms were recovered and booked into evidence.

An officer contacted a judge and obtained a gun violence restraining order for the suspect.

The suspect was booked at County Jail for discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.

Forcible Entry and Burglary of a Non-Residential Property: 3500 Block of Geary Boulevard, Jan. 1, 2:21 p.m.

Officers driving an unmarked police vehicle, working a graffiti abatement assignment, observed the suspect tampering with a gate and making entry into the common area of a property. Officers detained the suspect, who said he went in to look for dry clothes.

A computer records check of the suspect revealed that he had two active arrest warrants, for burglary and vandalism. The suspect was placed under arrest for his warrants.

During an arrest search, officers located a small bag containing debit and credit cards with the names of several different victims.

The suspect was booked at County Jail for burglary, theft of credit card information, possession of stolen property and two active warrants.

Burglary, Hot Prowl, Unlawful Entry: 200 Block of El Camino Del Mar, Jan. 2, 3:10 a.m.

When the victim’s daughter came to check on her mother, she found the front gate and the front door unlocked. The daughter then noticed the victim’s safe, containing cash and silver coins, was stolen from the garage.

Her 98-year-old mother was home that night but was not hurt or injured. The suspect or suspects are currently outstanding.

Bank Robbery with Force 3600 Block of Geary Boulevard, Jan. 3, 3:39 p.m.

A bank teller reported that the suspect came running from the back of the bank to her window yelling, “My kids need to use the bathroom.” The suspect then leaned up against her window and said, “Give me everything you have in your drawer.” The teller, in fear, took money from the drawer and placed it on the counter.

The suspect grabbed the money and fled out of the bank. The suspect is currently outstanding.

Non-Residential Burglary, Forcible Entry: 6000 Block of Geary Boulevard, Jan. 13, 6:05 a.m.

A resident heard a loud noise outside and then heard blaring music. The resident went downstairs to the sidewalk and noticed a store’s front window was shattered and the suspect standing inside the business playing loud music.

Officers responded to the break-in burglary with the suspect still inside the business.

The suspect was detained and then arrested for burglary, vandalism and resisting arrest.

Graffiti Arrest: 200 Block of Clement Street, Jan. 11, 1:09 a.m.

An officer patrolling the area observed the suspect in the act of tagging a building’s wall with a paint marker.

The suspect was detained and positively identified. The officer was unable to speak with the building’s owner in the middle of the night to determine the value amount of damage on scene for a felony arrest and booking. The subject therefore had to be issued a misdemeanor citation for the graffiti and being in possession of graffiti tools, then released from the scene after promising to appear by signing his citation, per SFPD policy.

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