LESSONS TO BE LEARNED BY SUSPECTED CRIMINALS:
Lesson #1: if you are wanted on a no bail arrest warrant for rape from the East Bay do not make amorous entreaties to a uniformed on duty San Francisco police officer. The officer called in the man’s name and found out he was wanted and he was taken to jail.
Lesson #2: from an incident this morning around 5:00am at the Dogpatch Saloon at 2496 3rd Street. Don’t try to hide from the police by wrapping yourself in chicken wire after burglarizing a saloon! And don’t tell the police that your partner in crime did a poor job as a lookout!
Incidents of Interest:
On January 17th at 10:30 am, a Bayview resident left his home on the 2100 block of Revere St. to run an errand. He left his home secure except for a bathroom window that was left cracked open. When he returned to his home, he saw two subjects walking out of his front door. One of the subjects was carrying the victim’s backpack which appeared stuffed. The victim confronted the burglar with the bag. The suspect told him that he had a gun and the victims ID card in his possession. He told the victim that he would hurt him if he called the police. The victim was never shown a gun and never spoke to the second suspect. Both suspects then fled on foot east on Revere St.
The victim did not report the crime until 5:30 pm out of fear of retaliation. When officers responded to the scene, they found that the bathroom window screen had been cut and the window had been slid open. The victim stated that although the house did not appear ransacked, his laptop and ID card were in fact missing from the bedroom along with the backpack he saw the suspect carrying. The officers searched the area for any possible suspects but could not locate any that evening. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120046879)
On January 17th at 1:30 pm, a resident on the 2000 block of 19th St. was in her bedroom when she heard her front door open. The front door was unlocked but she was not expecting anybody and went to check it out. She saw a suspect who she did not know standing in her front room. She screamed at him to get out and the burglar ran out of the house without taking anything.
The suspect in this incident is described as a black male, approximately 33 years old, 5’10”, 250 lbs, who was last seen wearing a grey hoodie pulled over his head and light blue jeans. The officers searched the area for the suspect but could not locate him that afternoon. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120045990)
On January 18th at 11:30 pm, officers responded to a call of a hot prowl burglary in the area of 22nd and DeHaro. They arrived and met with the victim who stated that she left her 14 year old son sleeping at home while she went out for about an hour. When she returned, she noticed that the window next to her front door was open. She knew that the window was closed on her leaving the house but also stated that it had been left unlocked.
The officers did a walk through of the home and found the victim’s son still sleeping in his bedroom. He had not seen or heard anything. The victim stated that two laptops had been stolen out of her living room. Crime Scene Investigations responded to collect any evidence left by the suspect at the scene. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120050507)
We have been seeing an increase in opportunistic burglary attempts where the suspects are randomly trying doors and windows to see what might be open or unlocked. Some of these have occurred in broad daylight. Don’t become a victim. Please keep your windows and doors locked even when at home. Always be vigilant and call in any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood.
On January 17th at 1:30 pm, two victims were playing tennis at the recreation center on the 800 block of Arkansas. As they played tennis, a suspect from the top of the playground area began to throw rocks at them. The rocks hit one of the victims several times, at which point he confronted the suspect. As the two were arguing, the second victim stepped in to prevent it from escalating into a fight. When he tried to reason with the suspect, the suspect became irate and pushed him to the ground, punching his face several times before running off towards the Housing Development in the area. Neither victim wished to have medical treatment for his injuries. The officers searched the area for
the suspect but were unable to locate him that day. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120046528)
On January 17th at 2:10 pm, officers responded to a call of an assault at a school on the 1200 block of Carolina. They met with a teacher who told them that she had caught a 14 year old student riffling through the drawers of the teacher’s desk while the entire class was outside. When she told the student that she would be calling the police he ran at her, shoved her to the ground, and ran past her down the hall. He was witnessed by another school employee who responded to the teacher’s screams. The student had left the school but was positively identified to the officers. This incident is currently under investigation with an arrest pending. (SFPD Case No. 120046283)
On January 17th at 8:30 pm, Bayview plainclothes officers were patrolling in the area of Lasalle and Newhall, an area notorious for high narcotics activity, and a source of numerous complaints from residents. They saw a vehicle parked at the corner with a female subject leaning into the driver’s window. The officers checked the plate of the car and learned that it was registered to a subject who they knew was on current felony probation stemming from a drug arrest that occurred on LaSalle and 3rd. They also had knowledge that the subject had a search condition.
When the female leaning into the car saw the officers approaching, she quickly moved away and walked off. They approached the car and confirmed that the driver was in fact the probationer who they were familiar with. They advised him that they would be conducting a probation search of him and his vehicle to which he replied that he had some “rocks” (crack cocaine) in his waistband. The narcotics were seized and he was placed under arrest. An arrest search revealed that the suspect also had a bag containing methamphetamine in his pants pocket and a bag of marijuana in his jacket. He was booked at Bayview station on the narcotics charges as well as a probation violation. (SFPD Case No. 120047394)
On January 18th at 6:00 am, officers responded to a call of a burglary at an apartment house on the 1300 block of Minnesota. They met with a resident who stated that the suspect had damaged the front door handle to gain entry to the building then went into the garage area where he broke into two vehicles and stole items from within. The entire incident was caught on the building security cameras which showed the suspect entering the garage at 3:45 am and leaving at 4:07 am. The officers seized this video footage as evidence.
The officers also made contact with the owners of the two vehicles that had been broken into and discovered that an iPod, a leather bag, and a leather jacket had been stolen from the cars. The officers searched the area for the suspect but could not locate him that morning. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120048013)
On January 18th between 5:00 am and 6:00 am, a garage of an apartment building on the 1000 23rd St. was burglarized. The responding officers met with the victim who stated that his bicycle was stolen and that the crime was captured on video surveillance. The two suspects entered the front door of the building using a key. They then proceeded to the garage area where one of the suspects broke the deadbolt to the victim’s storage closet and stole his bicycle. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120050347)
On January 18th at 8:25 am, officers responded to the unit block of Dedman Ct. regarding a shooting. On arrival, they located the 28 year old victim inside his home with multiple gunshots to his leg. He stated that he was outside of his house cleaning his car when he was suddenly fired upon by several unknown suspects. The victim was transported to SFGH where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. He refused to make further statements to police regarding the incident.
The officers who secured the scene were able to locate witness statements that put three gunmen at the scene, all of whom fled on foot. The officers in at the scene located and preserved all evidence. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120048182)
On January 18th at 6:15 pm, Bayview plainclothes officers were patrolling in the area of Kirkwood and Phelps when they saw a subject they recognized loitering in the area with a group. They knew the subject to be on current probation for aggravated assault and robbery and had recently been notified by a member of the Gang Task Force that the suspect may be currently armed.
The officers detained the suspect and conducted a probation search on him. Although he was not in possession of a weapon during the time of the stop, the officers did find some hash (concentrated cannabis) in his pants pocket. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked on the narcotics violations. The officers also notified the suspect’s probation officer who agreed to put a hold on his probation status. (SFPD Case No. 120049873)
On January 18th at 6:45 pm, officers responded to a call of a female yelling for help in the area of 22nd and 3rd St. The officers arrived to find a subject matching the broadcast description who appeared to be extremely intoxicated. They asked her if she need assistance and she replied that she did not. However, she was unable to stand without stumbling and the officers were concerned for her well being. A record check revealed that she had an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol. The officers took the suspect into custody and booked her on her warrant as well as being intoxicated in public. (SFPD Case No. 120049889)
On January 19th at 6:30 am, officers responded to the Dogpatch Saloon on the 2400 block of 3rd St. regarding a burglary in progress. They arrived to find the front window smashed and a subject standing directly outside the window looking in. The suspect then turned and began to walk away. He was detained by other officers in the area. Just then, a witness inside his home directly above the burglarized establishment shouted down to officers that there was still another suspect inside the premises. He explained that he was awoken by the sound of breaking glass and banging coming from inside the bar. He looked down to see a subject standing outside the broken window looking in. The police arrived shortly after at which point the subject shouted, “Five-O” into the window. (Five O is known throughout law enforcement as vernacular for “police”)
The officers created a perimeter around the building and did a systematic search of the establishment. They located the second suspect in the basement. He had wrapped himself up in chicken wire in an effort to avoid being detected. Once found however, he begged the officers to help him get free, as he had become stuck in the wire. He also admitted to the officers that he was trying to “steal a little something” so he wouldn’t get sick and lamented on the ineptness of his lookout, who did not warn him adequately of the impending arrival of the police. He was placed under arrest.
The witness to the incident positively identified the first subject that the police originally encountered standing in front of the establishment as the lookout who yelled “Five-O” to the suspect inside. He was placed under arrest. The owner of the bar was located and responded to the scene. He stated that aside from the broken window, two cash registers had been damaged as they were apparently thrown to the floor in an effort to get them to open. Both suspects were booked on burglary charges and conspiracy. One of the suspects was on probation for narcotics and had that probation status revoked. (SFPD Case No. 120050773)
On January 19th between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, a house on the 1400 block of Quesada was burglarized. A neighbor called police when he saw 4 suspects leaving the victims home with a television set. The victim was notified and came home. He told the officers that he had left his home secure except for one sliding glass window that had not been locked. He also stated that a laptop and money were stolen from the house.
The officers spoke to the witness who described the suspects and told the officers that they were last seen running east on Quesada. Crime Scene Investigations responded to collect any possible evidence left by the suspects. The officers searched the area for the suspects but were unable to locate them that day. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120052127)
On January 16th between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm, a burglary attempt was made on an apartment building on the 700 block of Illinois. Police met with a resident of the building who stated that the front door to the complex had been damaged. Fortunately, no entry was made and nothing was stolen in this incident. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120052105)
On January 19th between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm, an apartment on the 700 block of Bacon was burglarized. The resident told the responding officers that she had left her home secure when she left. When she arrived back, she found her rear sliding glass door open and the frame around the door bent. The house appeared ransacked and a television, iPad, and jewelry were missing from the home. Crime Scene Investigations responded and collected evidence at the scene. The officers searched the area for the suspects and any possible witnesses but were unable to locate any that day. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 120051806)
On January 19th at 9:40 am, officers responded to a school in the area of Girard and Bacon regarding a fight involving several students. They arrived and spoke to staff members who stated that four 13 year old girls had jumped another 13 year old and had injured her severely. The victim had a cut to her head and apparently lost consciousness during the incident. All of the parents of those involved were either notified or present. All four suspects admitted their involvement in beating the victim, some even stating that they “booted her in the head”. They gave the reason for the attack as a previous argument with the girl that involved her older relatives.
All four suspects were placed under arrest and were transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where they were booked for aggravated assault, battery, and conspiracy. The victim was transported to SFGH where she was treated for her injuries and released to her parents. (SFPD Case No. 120049889)
On January 19th at 8:25 pm, officers responded to the area of Jennings and Revere regarding a shooting. They located the 31 year old male victim of multiple gun shot wounds who was immediately transported to SFGH where sadly, he was pronounced dead.
The officers secured the scene and located witnesses to the incident who provided statements. This incident is being investigated by the Homicide Division. (SFPD Case No. 120052600)
On January 20th at 3:40 am, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a broken headlight in the area of Fitzgerald and 3rd. They made contact with the driver and through a routine record check confirmed that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for fraud with a bail amount of $35,000. The officers took the suspect into custody without incident and booked him on his warrant at Bayview Station. (SFPD Case No. 120053153)