Taraval Police Newsletter September 23
This is an excerpt of the weekly newsletter from San Francisco Police Captain Curtis Lum of the Taraval Station.
Officer Richard Jue Award – Taraval Station
On September 14, 2011, the Geary Street Merchants Associations honored police officers and firefighters at their annual luncheon. One of the police officers honored was Officer Richard Jue from Taraval Station. He received certificates of appreciation from many people including, Mayor Ed Lee, Senator Diane Feinstein, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, and many other people. Taraval Station is very lucky to have him.
Officer Richard Jue was hired by the San Francisco Police Department in 1990. During his almost 22 years, he has worked in a variety of assignments. He has worked in uniformed patrol and in plainclothes. He has worked at Bayview, Ingleside, Northern, and Taraval Stations. For the last 3 1/2 years, Officer Jue has been assigned as the Homeless Outreach officer. During the course of his duties, he has identified hundreds of people who are homeless and frequent both the Taraval and Richmond districts. One part of his job is to provide information on resources to those homeless people who are in need. He has done this numerous times and has even provided medical help to a homeless woman in labor. The other part is enforcement of the laws. Some people break the law. Officer Jue has made numerous arrests in the Taraval police district and in Golden Gate Park on individuals who have outstanding warrants or have committed some type of crime. His actions and dedication to duty have made both the Taraval and Richmond districts a safer place.
2300 29th Ave.
A man said that he parked his car and was walking to his house when he saw Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 walking behind him from across the street. They yelled at him to stop and ran towards him. Suspect 1 brandished a gun at him and Suspect 2 went through his pockets stealing his items. Officers searched the area but did not find the suspects.
Suspect 1: Black male, 30-35 years old, 5’8”, 160 lbs.; wearing: dark hoodie, jeans. Unshaven, armed with a gun.
Suspect 2: Black male, 5’8”, 160 lbs.; wearing: dark hoodie, jeans.
Warrant Arrest – ARREST
2600 47th Ave.
An officer saw a man he knew to have a parole warrant. He stopped and arrested the man.
Marijuana, Possession for Sale/Transporting Marijuana – ARREST
An officer conducted a traffic stop on a driver that was using his cell phone while driving. While speaking with the driver, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The driver was on felony probation. The office conducted a search of the vehicle and found a large amount of suspected marijuana.
Officers responded on a report that a woman wanted to reinstate a restraining order on her husband who she is divorcing. She said that she is afraid of her husband. He has stalked her and hit her in the past. The woman said that he had also had a gun. The husband was not there. A judge issued an emergency protective order.
Officers served the emergency protective order on the husband and arrested him.
9/7/11 to 9/12/11
2000 45th Ave.
A woman said that someone opened a credit card account in her name fraudulently. She found this out when her bank told her that they were going to deduct over $4000 from her savings account to pay for the outstanding balance.
Mental Health Detention
1400 29th Ave.
A man said that his roommate’s girlfriend had not eaten in the last 24 hours. She also made cutting motions like she was going to cut her wrist. When the officers talked to her, she told them that she might hurt herself. She was placed on a mental health detention.
3:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A woman said that someone damaged her bicycle’s tire when it was locked to a pole on the street.