Richmond police station newsletter January 20
This is an excerpt of the Jan. 20 newsletter of San Francisco Police Capt. Eric Vintero of Richmond Station.
This has been my first week on the job as the Captain of Richmond Station. I have been with the SFPD for nearly 17 years and have worked at the following stations and units; Richmond Station, Northern Station, Ingleside Station, Southern Station, SWAT team, Tenderloin Station, Taraval Station, Robbery Detail, Park Station, Mission Station, Bayview Station, and the Legal Division. I was born and raised in San Francisco and grew up in the Richmond District, attending Frank McCoppin Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, and George Washington High School. I have an A.S. Degree in Criminology from City College of San Francisco, and a B.S. Degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. I am happily married and have 5 beautiful children. I am honored to be the Captain of Richmond Station and I look forward to working with the Community to make this the safest district in the City.
There have been several serious traffic accidents this week. Richmond Station will be conducting several traffic enforcement operations at problematic intersections to increase traffic and pedestrian safety. Attached to this bulletin are safety tips for drivers and pedestrians.
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Captain Eric Vintero
Between 01/10/12, 9:15pm and 01/11/12, 7:15am on the 2700 block of Bush St, a suspect gained entry into a garage and entered the vehicle parked inside. The suspect took a wallet, cash and identification from the car, and a bike and skill saw from the garage. There were no signs of forced entry.
On 01/12 between 8am and 7pm on the 500 block of 7th Ave, a suspect gained entry into a garage and took a bicycle. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 01/13/12, 6pm and 01/16/12, 9:30am on the 400 block of 9th Ave, a suspect gained entry into a garage and broke out a window of a vehicle parked inside. The suspect took a bag of clothing and a charger. There were no signs of forced entry into the garage.
On 01/15/12 at 10:37pm, the victim was on Fulton near 4th Ave. The suspects were walking towards him and as they began to pass, one of the suspects grabbed the victim around his body, and the second suspect brandished a handgun. As victim struggled to get free the suspects punched him about his body then threw him to the ground. The suspects searched his pockets but were not able to locate any items. They fled north on 4th Ave, towards Cabrillo. The suspects were described as males in their early 20’s, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, the other in a gold jacket with a white hood.
On 01/16/12 at 1pm, the victim locked her bike to a tree at Clement and 8th Ave. When she returned at 1:30pm, the bike and lock were gone.
On 01/17/12 at 9:45am, the victim was inside her home on the 3200 block Pacific when she happened to look at her window. She saw that the suspect had open vehicle and was leaning into her vehicle taking her property. The victim remembered she had left her wallet in the car and ran out of the house yelling at the suspect to give her the wallet back. The suspect ran to his car and jumped in the driver’s seat, but the victim was able to hold open the suspects door, all the while yelling at him. With the victim still holding onto the open door, the suspect tried to back out of the parking place but didn’t have enough room. The suspect became agitated and finally threw the victim’s items out into the street. He then threw the car into reverse, struck the car parked behind him and fled west bound on Pacific Ave. The victim was uninjured. The suspect was described as a male in his early 20’s wearing a dark beanie cap, black jacket and blue jeans. The vehicle was described as a blue SUV, possibly a Toyota.
On 01/17/12 between 1pm and 11:30pm on the 400 block of 8th Ave, a suspect gained entry into a garage and took a bike. There were no signs of forced entry.