Richmond police station newsletter August 31
This is an excerpt of the Aug. 31 newsletter of San Francisco Police Capt. Sharon Ferrigno of Richmond Station, which is responsible for the Richmond District and Golden Gate Park.
Officers at Richmond Station did an amazing job this week capturing 3 suspects who were involved in four armed robberies. In fact, when the subjects robbed a jewelry store on Geary Boulevard on August 24th, I along with Lieutenant Lee, Lieutenant Walsh, Inspector Hamilton and Inspector Casper of the Criminal Investigations Unit were meeting to determine our deployment strategy to catch the offenders. When the 911 call came out we were moments away. Officer Carrasco and Heppler stepped in making immediate progress and subjects were soon arrested and charged in four robberies. The arrests were a team effort and as Sparky Anderson once said “success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared”. These arrests didn’t just happen they were the culmination of team work, experience and good old fashioned know how.
I would like to cordially invite each and every one of you to attend the SFPD Cops & Joggers Annual Picnic and 5k run benefiting San Francisco SAFE on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park (JFK Drive and Conservator Drive East) from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. For more information visit: www.sfsafe.org/copsandjoggers
You do not have to be a jogger to attend there will be family events and activities including a rib cook off, petting zoo, fun run/walk and rock wall. Please join your officers from Richmond Station and show your support for SF SAFE.
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 6pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave. (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
Richmond Station distributes an email newsletter every Friday. Our newsletter, which is sent to several hundred email addresses, contains information about recent crimes, arrests and upcoming events in the District. To be added to this list, please email us at SFPD.RICHMOND.STATION@SFGOV.
Captain Sharon Ferrigno
On 08/24/12 at 1:55am, plainclothes officers were monitoring the area of Geary and 5th Ave as the bars were closing. They observed a group of males walking west on Geary Bl towards 6th Ave, kicking over garbage cans. As the officers exited their vehicle to speak to them, one of the males who was closer to 6th Ave, jumped up in the air and kicked the side panel of the MUNI bus shelter. The officers had their police stars hanging around their necks on chains and identified themselves and ran towards the male who continued to kick at the shelter. As the officers approached, the male tried to run away and the first officer was able to grab the jacket of the male. As the second officer got closer, two of the male’s friends ran at the officers with one of them kicking the second officer in the ribs. The male who kicked at the officer continued to advance and took a swing at the officer’s head, which the officer was able to block. The officer continued to struggle with this suspect while calling for backup on his radio. The male who kicked the shelter and another of his friends continued to fight with the first officer, grabbing onto the officer’s star that was around his neck. The suspect continued to pull at the star even as the officer ordered him to stop. Not complying, the suspect ripped the star and chain off of the officer’s neck. Other officers arrived on scene and took all the suspects into custody. The three males, 30, 35 and 36 years of age were charged with resisting arrest, battery on a police officer, vandalism and robbery.
On 08/27/12 at 1:21am, officers were called to the area of 10th and Cabrillo on a report of a male yelling at a woman who was crying. The officers located the two and determined that there had been a verbal argument between the two. They also determined that the male was on probation and conducted a search of him and his bags locating a fair amount of narcotics. The 33 year old male was charged accordingly.
On 08/28/12 at 12:53am, officers were called to a bar at 11th and Geary regarding a stabbing. When they arrived on scene the victim was there with one of his friends and he told the officers that the suspect had fled west on Geary and provided a description. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital were the officers continued to interview the victim. It was at the hospital were he told the officers he was actually stabbed by his friend who was with him at the scene when the officers first arrived. He said he was stabbed because he dared his friend to do it. He also provided the knife to his friend. Officers were still at the scene at 11th and Geary and took the friend into custody. The 26 year old male was charged with aggravated assault.
On 08/30/12 at 12:17am, plainclothes officers were in the area of 27th Ave and Geary when they observed two males “tagging” the wall of a vacant supermarket. The suspects were in the fenced in area with spray paint cans in their hands. The officers announced their presence and the suspect picked up their backpacks and tried to exit the lot. The officers scaled the chain link fence and took the suspects into custody. Inside the suspect’s backpacks were numerous other cans of paint. The suspects, 22 and 23 years of age were charged with vandalism.
Between 08/24/12, 4pm and 08/27/12, 7am on the 400 block of Spruce St, a suspect gained entry into a home under construction by climbing the scaffolding and kicking open a rear door. The suspect took a large amount of tools.
Between 08/24/12, 4:30pm and 08/27/12, 7:50am on the 2100 block of Lyon, a suspect gained entry into a home under construction by climbing the scaffolding and entering through an unlocked window. The suspect took a large amount of tools.
Between 08/25/12, 12pm and 08/27/12, 9am on the 400 block of 33rd Ave, a suspect gained entry into a garage of an apartment building and took two sets of golf clubs. There was no signs of forced entry.
On 08//27/12 at 12:40am, the victim was sitting in a bus shelter at 7th and Fulton waiting for a bus. One of the suspects then came into the shelter and sat down besides her asking how long she had been waiting. She was then suddenly pushed to the ground by the second suspect, with the third suspect grabbing her purse from her arm. All three then ran into Golden Gate Park. The suspects were described as 3 black males, 23-27 years of age, and all wearing black hooded sweatshirts.
On 08/27/12 at 2:20pm, the victim was walking on the 600 block of Anza St with his earphones in, listening to music. He suddenly felt tapping on his head and turned around. The suspect was standing there with a gun in his waistband and told the victim to hand over his backpack and iPod. The victim handed the suspect his things and took off running. The suspect was described as a black male, 18-23 years with slight facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and his face half covered.
On 08/28/12 at 4:15am, a victim came into Richmond Station to report that he had been robbed. He told the officers that he flagged down a black American made vehicle he believed was a cab at 8th Ave and Geary. When he entered the rear he saw there were two males in the front seat. He told the driver to take him to 28th Ave and 10 minutes later noticed they were at Geary and Van Ness. He again told the driver to take him home to 28th Ave and en route the car stopped at 8th and Fulton and the driver demanded payment. When the victim again demanded to be taken home the driver ordered him from the car. While all were now standing outside the vehicle, the victim was grabbed by both suspects who took his cell phone and credit cards. The suspects fled east on Fulton. They were described as black males between 25-35 years of age, both with braids in their hair.
Between 08/28/12, 8pm and 08/29/12, 9:30am, a suspect gained entry into an apartment building garage by unknown means. Once inside the suspect pried open a storage locker and took a tool box and tools. This occurred on the 500 block of Arguello.
On 08/30/12 between 9:40am and 12:30pm on the unit block of Emerson, a suspect gained entry into a residence by prying open the front door. The suspect took a flat screen TV, jewelry and clothing.