Police Blotter

Grafitti Arrest: Nov. 11, 12:15 a.m., 5500 Block of Geary Boulevard
Two employees of a business observed a male spray painting the wall of their business. They followed the suspect and contacted the police.

Officers detained the suspect, who was positively identified by the witnesses. Officers observed wet paint on the suspect's hands that matched the paint on the side of a building that had been recently grafittied.

The 27-year-old male suspect was charged with vandalism.

Burglary: Sometime Between Nov. 14 at 11:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 9:45 a.m., 2900 Block of Fulton Street
An unknown suspect gained entry into a garage by forcing open the tradesman's door. It does not appear that anything was taken.

Burglary, Parole Violation: Nov. 18, 10:47 a.m.
Officers from the Richmond Station responded on a call from a witness who said a man was breaking into vehicles. The witness said the suspect was inside a parked truck, rifling through the glove box before exiting and looking into the windows of other parked cars.

The first officer on the scene detained the suspect and the owner of the truck confirmed that the door lock had been pried open. The 28-year-old suspect was charged with auto burglary, and was also booked on an outstanding parole violation warrant.

Robbery: Nov. 16, 3:15 a.m., Geary Boulevard and Fifth Avenue
A victim came into Richmond Station to report that he had just been robbed while walking near Fifth Avenue and Geary Boulevard. He was struck from behind by unknown suspects, who took the victims i-phone from his pocket before fleeing. A search for the suspect was to no avail.

Assault, Public Urination: Nov. 18, 2 a.m., 300 Block of 11th Avenue
The victim returned to his home to find a man urinating on his front steps. When the victim told the suspect to knock it off, the suspect punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.

One of the suspect's friends joined in and kicked the victim. When the victim attempted to call 911 on his cell phone, one of the suspects grabbed it and threw it to the ground, breaking it. The suspects fled in a blue vehicle.

Commercial Burglary: Nov. 16, 8:20 p.m., 3500 Block of Sacramento Street
Officers went to an alarm call on Sacramento Street and observed the front door's window had been shattered and the door was wide open. An employee arrived at the scene and determined that a large amount of sunglasses were missing.

Attempted Burglary: Nov. 2, Between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m., Unit Block of 25th Avenue
A suspect attempted to gain entry into a home by prying open a rear door, which caused an alarm to go off. The alarm started local dogs barking. Entry to the home was not gained.

Parolee at Large Apprehended: Nov. 11, 7 p.m., 1600 Block of Turk Street
Officers from the Richmond and Northern stations joined forces to follow up on an investigative lead of a wanted Parolee at Large (PAL). When they confronted the parolee, he resisted arrest but was taken into custody. Narcotics and two stolen vehicles were recovered at the scene.

Parole agents had been looking for the wanted subject for two weeks, because there were several outstanding arrest warrants for him.

Armed Robbery: Nov. 6, 9 p.m., 500 Block of Second Avenue
An employee at a small business reported that she was robbed at gun-point by two masked suspects. The employee gave the suspects the money that they demanded, but before fleeing they put the gun to the victim's head and forced her into a storage area.

ATM Robbery: Nov. 11, 2:20 p.m., Geary Boulevard and Collins Street
A woman was robbed while using an ATM machine. After the suspect was able to access funds at the ATM, he grabbed the victim's wallet and fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Narcotics Arrest: Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m., Balboa Street and Eighth Avenue
Officers from the Northern, Park and Richmond stations were on the lookout for a male riding on the hood of a car as it traveled westbound from the Tenderloin.

In the Inner Richmond, two officers stopped a vehicle matching the description given over the airwaves. The two women in the vehicle said they had gone to the Tenderloin to buy some Oxycontin (narcotic) pills. When they discovered they did not have any money to pay for the pills, they tried to explain their position to the drug dealer.

The drug dealer became upset and the woman made a run for it, yelling to the other woman behind the wheel to take off. The drug dealer jumped on the hood of the vehicle as it sped off. He rode on the hood to Tamalpais Terrace near USF before jumping off when he heard the women calling the police.

The two women, both in their early 20s, were booked for a narcotics violation after the narcotic pills were discovered on the floor of the vehicle.

Terrorist Threats: Nov. 7, 6 p.m., California Street and Arguello Boulevard
A Muni bus driver was threatened by an intoxicated passenger with a knife. When the driver told the passenger that the police were responding, he fled the bus. Richmond Police Station officers, however, were on the scene and the suspect was arrested and booked.

Violation of Stay-Away Order, Outstanding Warrant: Oct. 26
Officers at Richmond Station were informed an auto burglar, who had been arrested in Golden Gate Park so many times a judge had issued him a stay away order for the entire park area, was recently released from prison.

Plainclothes officers were on JFK and Bowling Green drives when they spotted the suspect. It appeared the suspect was going to flee, but he recognized the plainclothes officers from his previous arrests and gave up without incident.