Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Richmond District

Robbery With Gun During Auto Boost: Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park, March 15, 2:50 p.m.

Victims were sitting on a bench in the Botanical Garden when they heard glass breaking and then noticed fresh broken glass next to their rental vehicle. The victims approached the driver’s side of their rental vehicle where they met the suspect who was reaching into the broken window and grabbing their bags.

As the victims approached, the suspect pulled his jacket to the side and exposed a silver handgun in his waistband.

The first victim backed away onto a sidewalk in fear. The second victim approached the suspect and tried to grab their bags back. The suspect then told the victim, “I have a gun,” and the second victim backed away in fear.

The suspect got back into a getaway vehicle and drove away.

The case was assigned to SFPD’s Robbery Unit which is conducting the follow-up investigation.

Robbery With Gun, Inflicting Physical Pain or Mental Suffering on a Child, Parole Violation: 2400 Block of Lake Street, March 24, 5:50 p.m.

A mother parked her car in her driveway and was taking her 6-year-old child out of the car seat.

The suspect approached her, pointed a firearm in her face and said, “Give me your wallet right now. You want me to do this in front of your kids. I will shoot you.”

Fearing for their life and safety, the mother told the suspect she did not have a wallet on her. The suspect then grabbed and stole the mother’s backpack-type diaper bag that contained her iPhone and other valuables.

The suspect got into a waiting get-away car being driven by a second suspect and they fled.

Richmond Station officers helped the mother quickly track her iPhone and provided vital details and live tracking updates to dispatch, which then broadcast those details throughout the City.

Northern and Tenderloin officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. Both suspects disregarded the officers’ orders and jumped out of the get-away vehicle and ran away.

A foot pursuit was initiated and the robber who threatened the mother and child was caught and detained while the unknown driver got away.

Evidence connecting the detained suspect to the crime, along with a firearm, were recovered. The suspect was arrested and his vehicle was towed.

The suspect was using two different names. One name revealed no record, but his real name revealed he was on active parole for a violent offense. California Department of Corrections confirmed the suspect’s identification. The District Attorney’s Office is moving forward with the prosecution on these violent crimes.

Outstanding Warrant: 100 Block of Blake Street, March 28, 12:30 p.m.

Officers from the Park Station were on patrol searching for a known suspect with a confirmed warrant.

Officers observed the suspect’s vehicle parked in the area. A computer check revealed the vehicle had an expired registration in excess of six months.

While officers were standing by to tow the vehicle for the registration violation, the suspect exited a dwelling to contest the tow.

Having confirmed the warrant suspect’s identity via SF Mug Shots earlier in the day, officers arrested the suspect for the outstanding warrant.

Hate Crime, Malicious Mischief, Graffiti: 800 Block of 28th Avenue, March 30, 10:33 a.m.

The principal of Bais Menachem Elementary School was called by one of her teachers regarding a swastika that was drawn on the basketball court with chalk. The school is a Jewish School, and the swastika is a recognized symbol of hate against the Jewish community.

This was the third incident like this at the same location. The case was assigned to SFPD General Works Unit which is conducting the follow up investigation.

Aggravated Assault With Weapon: 100 Block of Blake Street, April 2, 11:52 p.m.

Officers from the Park Station responded to a residence regarding an assault. When they arrived, officers met with the victim who told them that the suspect had thrown a metal tool at her and was acting erratically. Although the victim was not injured, the victim feared for her life and safety and informed officers she wanted to press charges against the suspect.

Officers arrested the suspect for aggravated assault.

Burglary, Hot Prowl, Unlawful Entry: 600 Block of 43rd Avenue, April 5, 3:06 p.m.

Two victims (a 49-year-old mother and her 29-year-old daughter) were in their house sleeping.

The mother heard a loud crash coming from the back bedroom. She walked to the back room and saw the suspect standing in the room. The suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and did not say anything to the victim. The mother began yelling and screaming causing her daughter to run upstairs from the garage. The mother and daughter then ran through the house and out through the front door yelling and screaming.

The daughter saw the suspect standing in the hallway that led to the back room. While the mother and daughter were outside talking to 911, they saw the suspect exit the front door of their home and walk calmly down the street. The victims provided the last direction of travel to dispatch.

Officers reviewed video footage and provided a detailed description of the suspect’s clothing. The description provided would immediately confirm the same suspect’s involvement in the next hot prowl burglary 30 minutes later.

The case was assigned to the SFPD’s Burglary Unit which is conducting the follow-up investigation.

Burglary, Hot Prowl, Unlawful Entry, Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest: 600 Block of Balboa Street, April 5, 3:40 p.m.

Officers responded to a call reporting a burglary suspect being detained by a crowd of people.

A husband and wife came home, walked up the stairs to their apartment and saw the suspect standing near their kitchen table. The husband saw the suspect putting his cameras into a grey backpack. When the suspect saw the victims, he ran out a sliding glass door down to the sidewalk and up the street.

Both victims gave chase and quickly caught the suspect, never losing sight of him. The husband and wife pinned down the suspect and an anonymous passerby helped.

The victims recovered stolen property from their apartment that the suspect had dropped during the struggle.

An investigation was begun. Cold shows were conducted involving victims from both incidents and results were all positive for suspect’s involvement. The suspect was arrested for both hot prowl burglaries. The suspect complained of pain and shortness of breath, was treated, and cleared from San Francisco General Hospital then booked at County Jail.

The case was assigned to SFPD Burglary Unit which is conducting the follow-up investigation.

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