Richmond Police Station newsletter May 27
This is an excerpt of the newsletter of San Francisco Police Capt. Keith Sanford of Richmond Station. This newsletter covers the week ending Friday, May 27 and was distributed Friday, May 27.
As a result of the promotion of Commander Richard Corriea to Field Operations Bureau-Metro Division, I have been selected as the Commanding Officer of Richmond Police Station, replacing Richard. I look forward to following in the footsteps of Commander Corriea as well as continuing his excellent work with the residents, community and business owners throughout our district.
Commander R. Corriea and I have similar opinions on policing which consist of a resolution based community policing program involving all parties. It has been and will continue to be an asset to Richmond Station Officers and the community to assist one another in the development of ideas, goal and opportunities in the area of crime response, cultural events, traffic abatement, youth and senior activities.
My career in the S.F.P.D has consisted of 28.5 years of service to the City of San Francisco. I’ve served as the Captain of Taraval Police Station, SFO Airport Traffic Bureau, Juvenile/Domestic Violence Bureau and the Captain overseeing the night operations throughout the city. I’ve served at the listed stations as a Lieutenant, Sergeant and Patrol Officer-Northern Station, Ingleside Station, Central Station and the Traffic Company-Solo Motorcycles.
I look forward to meeting the member of our district at my Police Community Relations meeting and the business, community meetings throughout the district during my stay.
I can be reached at Richmond Police Station, (415) 666-8031.
During the past week in the District there were 23 traffic accidents 4 involving injuries. There were 3 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license. There were 5 arrests for driving under the influence.
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Captain Keith Sanford
On 05/20 at 1:30pm, officers were made aware of a wanted suspect who was in the area of the 3400 block of Geary Bl, possibly driving a tan colored pick-up truck. The officers were advised that the suspect may also be armed. Officers located the truck on the 100 block of Commonwealth and after a short time, the suspect returned to the vehicle. The suspect was detained and officers determined that the truck was stolen. The 28 year old male, who was also wanted out of Walnut Creek, was charged with narcotic violations, stolen vehicle and the burglary warrant from Walnut Creek. No firearm was located.
On 05/22 at 1:20am, officers observed two males sitting in a vehicle on the 300 block of Funston. Officers recognized the passenger and knew he was on parole. Officers made contact with the two males and located narcotics on the passenger. The 22 year old male was charged with the narcotic violations and violation of parole.
On 05/22 at 3:57am, officers responded to a call from a resident on the 2200 block of Lyon St. The caller heard glass breaking in the home and then footsteps coming from an upper level. Officers searched the home and located the suspect on the third floor asleep in a child’s tent in the playroom. The 22 year old male was intoxicated and was apparently looking for a warm place to sleep. He was charged with burglary.
On 05/25 at 9:30pm, officers went to a call on the 5200 block of Geary on a report of a suspect who had possibly broken into a vehicle. The caller reported that the male was standing at an open trunk of a VW that also had a broken window. The officers detained the male at the scene. He told the officers that a friend had recently purchased the car and was letting him borrow it. The officers discovered that the suspect, a 40 year old was in possession of methamphetamine and he was charged accordingly.
On 05/25 at 10:15pm, officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on the unit block of Temescal. The caller described the vehicle and which had no license plates and a broken window. As officers arrived on scene they saw the vehicle drive off at a high rate of speed. Officers searched the area and located the car on Bush and Divisadero were a traffic stop was conducted. Officers determined that the driver was on parole, a search of the vehicle was done and officers located narcotics inside. The driver, a 57 year old male was charged with narcotic and parole violations and the 22 year old passenger with narcotic violations.
On 05/21 at 11:30pm, 2 male victims were walking on Anza near 7th Ave. They were approached by three male suspects, one of whom ordered “Don’t move!” One of the suspects simulated a weapon and all three began to physically assault the victims while emptying out the victims pockets. The suspects took from one of the victims a laptop that was in a shoulder bag, and their cell phones. The suspects fled south on 7th Ave, towards Anza.
Between 05/22, 9:45am and 05/23, 4:00pm on the unit block of Parker, a suspect gained entry into an apartment by prying open the front door. The suspect took a laptop, I-pad and I-pod.
On 05/23 between 6pm and 9pm on the 5400 block of Geary, a suspect forced open the rear door of a business and dismantled the alarm panel. The suspect rummaged through the building but there was no loss.
On 05/26 between 7:40am and 6:30pm on the 4700 block of Balboa, a suspect gained entry into an apartment building and pried the doors to two different apartments. The suspect took jewelry, cash and laptops.
On 05/26 between 12:30pm and 6:00pm on the unit block of Stanyan, a suspect gained entry into an apartment building and pried open the doors on two units. The suspect took laptops and I-pods from both units.
On 05/27 at 3:30am, the tenant of an apartment building came home and as she was walking up to the second level, she encountered a female walking down. They acknowledge each other and as the female suspect was leaving, the tenant noticed the suspect had a bed comforter slung over her shoulder with “bulky items” contained in it. The tenant continued to her apartment and discovered that someone had broken in via the fire escape. She saw that her laptop and phone were missing. The victim then ran out to the sidewalk to see if she could find the suspect, but she was gone.