Richmond Police Station newsletter February 25
Richmond Station police activity: cops on the tweet; bad day for car burglars; penitent delinquent
This is an excerpt of the newsletter of San Francisco Police Capt. Richard Corriea of Richmond Station. This newsletter covers the week ending Friday, Feb. 25 and was distributed Monday, Feb. 28.
Richmond Station on Twitter
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Our next Police Community Forum is on March 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Richmond Station.
During the past week in the District there were 15 traffic accidents 4 involving injuries. There were 7 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.
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Captain Richard Corriea
On 02/20/11 at 1:45am officers responded to a call of a possible auto burglary in progress. The caller reported that a suspect had gotten into a vehicle parked on the 3300 block of Balboa. The caller provided a description of the suspect. As the officers arrived in the area they saw the suspect walking on 34th Avenue towards Geary. When the officers stopped aside the suspect they told him they needed to speak with him and he took off running. While being chased the suspect discarded his backpack and took off his jacket. The officers were able to detain him near 34th Avenue and Clement. The officers contacted the registered owner of the vehicle and determined that a wallet found in the suspect’s pant pocket had been taken from the car. The 28 year old male, who had an outstanding parole violation warrant, was charged with the theft, resisting arrest and a narcotic violation.
On 02/20/11 at 7:13am on the 4500 block of Fulton officers were called on a report of a male breaking into a vehicle. The caller provided a description of the suspect and the vehicle the suspect was burglarizing. When the first officer arrived he could see that the window had been broken out on the passenger side of the car. As he got closer he saw that the front passenger seat was fully reclined and the suspect was in the seat with the car’s stereo in his lap and a screwdriver in his hand. A search of the suspect revealed property taken from another vehicle parked on the next block. The 41 year old male, who is on parole and has numerous prior arrests for auto burglary was charged with possession of stolen property, auto burglary, and a parole violation.
On 02/20/11 at 8:05pm officers went to another call of a male breaking into a vehicle on 5th Avenue and Lake Street. A witness had reported seeing the suspect standing by the driver’s side door of his neighbor’s car. As the suspect walked away from the car the witness noticed that the doors were unlocked and the center console had been rummaged through. The officers detained the suspect and found foreign currency and a GPS that the victim confirmed had been taken out of his car. The 42 year old male who is on probation was charged with the theft, possession of stolen property and a probation violation.
On 02/21/11 at 2:10pm an officer responded to a call of a male juvenile doing graffiti on cars, newspaper stands and buildings in the area of 21st Avenue and Balboa. When the officer arrived in the area the witness pointed east on Anza towards 20th Avenue, were the officer could see the suspect. The suspect who obviously didn’t see the officer proceeded to write on a mailbox on the corner. When the officer approached the suspect, the 15 year old said, “I’m sorry, can I rub it off?” The witness provided the different locations that he had seen the suspect “tag.” The suspect’s parents were contacted and the juvenile was charged with vandalism and possession of graffiti tools.
On 02/22/11 at 12:10pm officers were called to a report of a stolen vehicle on the 200 block of 3rd Avenue. The reporting party was a DPT officer and who was advising the vehicle was currently occupied. When the officers arrived on scene they detained a 50 year old suspect. When asked who the car belonged to and where he got it, he replied “I borrowed it.” The officers asked the suspect why he was on probation and he said, “For borrowing cars.” He was charged with vehicle theft.
On 02/18 at 6:45pm a victim was walking on the 200 block of Parker Avenue. The suspect came up from behind her and snatched her cell phone from her hand. The victim could only say that the suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. This incident was reported the next day.
On 02/19/11 between 4:30am and 5:20am a suspect gained entry into an apartment building on the 300 block of Euclid. He took a bike from the garage. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 02/19/11 at 10:30pm a victim was walking south on the 500 block of 18th Avenue. The suspects were walking north and as they began to pass her, one of the suspects punched the victim in the face. Another suspect took her purse, while the third went through her coat pockets. The suspect took cash and then fled south on 18th Avenue. The victim reported this incident the following day.
On 02/22/11 between 4:30am and 8:30am on the unit block of Iris Street a suspect gained entry into an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a flat. The suspect then removed the garage door opener and gained access into the garage. The suspect then went into another vehicle parked inside and took a GPS and Bluetooth.
On 02/22/11 at 4:10pm, a victim was walking on Cabrillo at 12th Avenue. The suspect popped out from a doorway, pushed the victim to the ground and stole her purse. The victim did not get a look at the suspect and was unable to provide a description. The loss was cash and credit cards.
On 02/23/11, between 12:00pm and 2:00pm on the 600 block of 23rd Ave, the suspect gained entry into a residence by first prying open the front gate and then the front door. The loss was cash, jewelry and a game system.