ABOUT THIS FORUM

January 7, 2009

In an effort to reach more residents and provide a more interactive forum, we have posted our newsletter here.  Also, by posting the newsletter here we hope to reduce document formatting problems that crop from time to time and which make our newsletter difficult to read.

This forum will allow you to read both current and previous editions of the Richmond Station Newsletter.    Please share your thoughts and ideas. 

Since collaboration is key to effective community policing,  please  share this link with others in our community.  

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Station Newsletter, Friday, May 28, 2010

June 7, 2010

Captain’s Message

I have received several photographs lately via email of individuals engaged in what senders perceived as unusual behavior.  Photographs are of course helpful in solving crimes, such as when a witness snaps a photo of license plate of a fleeing felony vehicle.  And while I don’t have a single rule as to when one might want to photograph criminal behavior, I do have some things I want you to consider. 

Use your cell phone first to call the police and second to take a photograph.  Your personal safety is paramount and choosing to confront someone you think is engaged in criminal behavior carries a risk that things may escalate violently and quickly.  A sergeant a long time ago commended to his officers that before jumping y into fray they should put out the call for help, less things could get a whole lot worse before they getting any better.   You can call 553-8090 to reach San Francisco 911 from your cellular telephone.  Calling 911 works also, however, if you are near a freeway or highway your cellular call may be first automatically routed to the CHP’s dispatch center. 

Second, photographs depicting equivocal behavior coupled with emails that infer things as untoward don’t always help much but scare folks a lot.  If the officers are called they can quickly determine the nature of activity and accurately quantify the risk to the community. 

That said, we do appreciate and need your partnership to prevent crime and apprehend perpetrators. In fact, your  involvement in the quest for a safe community is the sine qua non (“that without which not”) of the endeavor.  Just please be careful! 

In a sidewalk armed robbery that occurred recently we had several witnesses call the police immediately and provide valuable information about the perpetrators.  I believe that arrests are likely in the case and I will fill you in on the facts just as soon as officers have the perpetrators are in custody.  

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Young people over eighteen years of age should be encouraged to contact  Carpenter’s Union Local 22 Representative Manuel Flores ( 415. 355.1322) about the  free nine week Carpenters Pre-Apprentice Program. Applications are also available online at http://www.ctcnc.org

Please join us at our next Police Community Relations Forum at Richmond Station (461 6th Avenue) on June 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM.   I addition to the our crime briefing and public safety update, we will hear from Park and Rec officials about a proposal to add new recreational amenities at the western end of Golden Gate Park.

During the past week, there were traffic accidents, involving injuries.  There were citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.  There was arrest for driving under the influence.

 

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.ORG

Please visit https://richmondforum.wordpress.com/ to see our website where the current station newsletter, past editions and periodic public safety advisories are posted.
Captain Richard Corriea

Richard.Corriea@sfgov.org

Noteworthy Arrests

 

On 05/20/10 at 1:35pm an officer was inside a school in the Richmond District conducting an investigation.  As the officer looked out a window saw a male juvenile outside with a backpack in his hand.  The suspect reached into the backpack and pulled out what appeared to be a handgun.  The officer saw the suspect place the weapon in the front waistband of his pants.  The officer called for additional units and then detained the suspect in front of the school.  The gun turned out to be a BB gun which had the orange tip painted black.  The suspect was also in possession of metal knuckles.  The 17 year old male was charged with possession of the BB gun and metal knuckles and released to his father.

On 05/20/10 at 9:50pm an officer was in his patrol car at 6th Ave and Geary.  The driver of a 38 Geary MUNI began to wave at the officer and flash the vehicle’s headlights.  The officer entered the bus and the driver told him that there were several young adults seated in the back that were “tagging” the bus with graffiti.  The officer walked towards the back and the driver pointed out the 20 year old suspect.  There was fresh graffiti on the ceiling and interior walls of the bus. The suspect was charged with vandalism and possession of a narcotic.

Noteworthy Incidents

 

On 05/22/10 at 3:23pm a male walked into a business on the 3500 block of California Sreett.  He stood near a display of phones and the clerk who was helping another customer asked if he needed assistance.   Suddenly the suspect ran out of the store and the employee realized the suspect had cut the security cord that had been attached to an I-phone and had fled with the phone.  The suspect was described as a male, 20-25 years, scruffy facial hair, wearing a gray jacket and black beanie cap.

On 05/24/10 at 10:05am a victim was sitting in a café on the 1000 block of Clement St.  The victim had placed her I-phone on the table as she was eating her lunch.  The suspect then entered the café, walked over to the victims table and grabbed her phone and ran out.  The victim and a witness gave chase and saw the suspect run north on 11th Avenue and get into an waiting vehicle.  The victim realized that when she ran out of the café she had left her purse behind and when she returned, her purse was missing.  The suspect was described as a male, 20-25 years, wearing a dark gray jacket and blue jeans.  His female accomplice, who apparently took the purse, was wearing a pink top and blue jeans.  The vehicle was described as a black four door sedan.

On 05/25/10 at 2:20pm  two victims were sitting together at a table in a coffee shop on the 3100 block of Gear Boulevard.  Each of them had placed their cell phones on the table.  The suspect entered the coffee shop and reached over one of the victims and grabbed both of their phones from the table.  The suspect then fled to Cook Street where he got into a waiting vehicle that was driven by a female.  The suspect was described as a male 20-30 years of age wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front.  The vehicle was described as being small.

On 05/24/10 at 11:15pm officers were sent to speak with a victim of a robbery that was being treated at a nearby hospital.  The victim, who did not want to cooperate with the officers, said  he  he was walking on Fulton Street when a person demanded his property.  The victim said he immediately ran east on Fulton then realized he had been shot in the arm.  The victim then phoned a friend who picked him up in a hired taxi and took him to the hospital.   

The victim’s reticence to cooperate hampers our investigation: however, we intend to determine everything that happen in this case.

On 05/25/10 at 8:15am, on the 2900 block of Jackson Street a victim went into her garage which she shares with two other tenants.  The victim noticed that her bike and one belonging to another tenant were missing.  It appeared that a burglar had cut the cable locks that had secured the bikes.  The suspect had gained access into the garage by breaking the lock on a side door.  The victim told the officer that she had heard strange noises coming from the garage between 2:30am and 3:00am.  At 2:20pm, the same officer responded to call of a found bike on the 2100 block of Broderick.  He contacted the victim who responded and identified the bike as hers.

On 05/25/10 at 7:56pm a victim was walking to a friend’s vehicle that was parked in the area of Golden Gate and Chabot.  The two suspects were walking towards the victim and then surrounded him.  The suspect told the victim to give up his cell phone and when the victim hesitated, one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him.  The suspects took the victim’s  wallet, backpack and laptop.  The victim’s friend saw that there was something going on and walked over and said “What are you doing?”  The suspect then pointed the gun at the friend.  The suspects then fled on foot.  Two other witnesses saw the suspects running from the scene and get into an awaiting vehicle.  The suspects were described as males in their late teens wearing dark clothing.  The vehicle was described as a smaller blue SUV.

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Police Station

461 6th Ave

SF, CA 94118

415  666-8000

415-666-8060

Richmond Station Newsletter, Friday, May 21, 2010

May 24, 2010

Captain’s Message

As all of you know, the 99th running of the Bay to Breakers took place last Sunday.  The race itself was a well-managed event and our police resources were adequate to deal with the crowds and traffic issues that presented.  The race sponsors provided funding for over fifty officers to police the areas of the race that are in the Richmond to deal with the race and some of the expected zaniness and merriment.  However, the day really included two events: the organized race and the miles long street party that followed.  The latter seemed to me to be particularly bad this year.  In the Richmond the number for drunks roaming around the streets in the park and adjacent neighborhood streets presented us with significant public safety concerns well into the late afternoon.  The crowds of raucous drunks, some of whom engaged in felonious behavior, marred this otherwise fun annual event.  The problems that we encountered this year will be a significant part of the conversation as we plan for policing and making next May’s 100th anniversary of the Bay to Breakers a safe event.

Please join us at our next Police Community Relations Forum at Richmond Station (461 6th Avenue) on June 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM.  

During the past week, there were 26 traffic accidents, 2 involving injuries.  There were 3 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.  There was 1 arrest for driving under the influence.

 

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.ORG

Please visit https://richmondforum.wordpress.com/ to see our website where the current station newsletter, past editions and periodic public safety advisories are posted.
Captain Richard Corriea

Richard.Corriea@sfgov.org

Noteworthy Arrests

On 05/14/10 at 6:00 pm officers responded to a call of a suspect looking into the windows of parked vehicles in the area of MLK Drive and 7th Avenue.  Plainclothes officers were in the area and located the suspect as he was looking into the window of a Honda.  They conducted surveillance and after several minutes the suspect fled into the bushes.  Another caller then stated that the suspect had fled the area in a red Pontiac.  Officers located the vehicle as it was traveling westbound on Lincoln Boulevard from MLK Drive.  Officers followed the suspect from a distance and saw the suspect was driving recklessly by running stop signs and red lights.   The suspect re-entered the park from 9th Avenue and Lincoln.  The officers saw that the suspects’ vehicle had crashed into several parked cars on MLK Drive just west of Tea Garden Drive and the suspect was fleeing on foot.  Officers pursued the suspect and captured him while he was hiding under thick foliage.  Officers recognized the suspect as being the same person sought in connection with an auto burglary which occurred in April.  The 24-year-old male suspect was charged with possession of stolen property and hit and run.

On 05/15/10 at 10:20 pm an officer made a traffic stop on the 200 block of 22nd Avenue.  Before the officer was able to exit his patrol car, three of the occupants exited the car and sat on some stairs nearby.  The officer noticed the smell alcoholic beverages emanating from the vehicle.  The driver told the officer that he had not had any alcohol but that his friends had been drinking.  The officer spoke with the three individuals on the stairs and discovered that they were all under 18 years of age.  One of the juveniles had a bag that contained several cans of beer.  Further investigation lead officers to a BB gun in the interior of the vehicle along with more beer.  When the officer asked if there was anything else in the vehicle, the driver said that he had some marijuana in the trunk of his car.  The officer asked if there was anything else in the bag and the driver replied, “I have a gun.”  When asked if it was another BB gun, the driver replied, “No, it’s a real gun.”  Officers found an assault weapon in the bag, which had been stolen in Fremont in November of 2009.  The three passengers were released to their parents and the 18-year-old driver was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics and possession of stolen property.

On 05/16/10 at 2:30 pm officers working the Bay to Breakers Race along JFK Drive were alerted by witnesses that a male had just been assaulted.  Officers located the victim who was unconscious and an ambulance was summoned.  Witnesses told the officers that the assault appeared to be unprovoked and that the suspect had walked up to the victim and punched him in the face. Officers were provided a description of the suspect and located him a short distance away.  Upon seeing the officer’s approach, the suspect began to walk away.  When told to stop, the suspect flopped to the ground and lay on his stomach.  Officers were able to detain the assault suspect whom was consequently charged with battery with serious injuries.  While officers were attempting to place handcuffs on the suspect another male, who was intoxicated, began to yell at the officers.  Officers told the male to leave the area and he continued to swear at the officers.  Finally after the third time being told to leave, this male complied but after taking a few steps he fell to the ground.  When they attempted to detain the intoxicated male for being drunk in public he became belligerent and told the officers to leave him alone.  Officers then went to the hospital to interview the assault victim who was also intoxicated and didn’t remember anything about the assault.

Noteworthy Incidents

 

On 05/15/10 at 12:04am the two victims were walking in the area of Turk & Parker when they noticed a green Toyota drive past them. The Toyota then made a u-turn and pulled up to the corner where the victims were.  A female got out and asked the victims, “Where is the party?”  One of the victims pointed down the street and told her, “5 blocks that way.”  The female suspect then punched one victim in the back of the head and grabbed the hair of the second victim.  While pulling on the victim’s hair, the suspect grabbed at the victim’s purse and, when the victim struggled to keep her purse, punched her in the mouth.  The suspect then fled with the purse to the waiting Toyota, which was occupied by two males.  They fled north on Parker towards Anza.  The female was described as being in her late teens, 5’02”, wearing a red and white skirt.

On 05/15/10 at 6:30 pm the victim was walking south on 39th Avenue approaching Anza Street talking on her cell phone.  She was grabbed from behind by a female suspect, who held her in a bear hug.  A male suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone from her hand and both suspects fled on 39th Avenue towards Geary Boulevard.  The female was 20-25 years and the male was wearing dark clothing.

Between 05/15/10 11:30pm and 05/16/10 2:20am on the 6200 block of Geary, an unknown suspect entered a business by prying open a side door.  Once inside the suspect took the cash register and an unknown amount of currency.

On 05/16/10 at 3:15pm officers assigned to Bay to Breakers were alerted to an assault that had occurred on JFK Drive near the Conservatory of Flowers.  The victim told the officers that he was trying to find someone with a lighter and approached one of two suspects.  The victim put his backpack down and was suddenly punched by one of the suspects.  The victim grabbed hold of the one suspect as he was being punched and kicked by others.  One suspect hit the victim over the head with a bottle.  The suspects fled and the victim realized they took his backpack that contained his laptop and I-pod.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.

 

Richmond Station Resource List:

 

EMERGENCY 911 Police/ Fire
Non-Emergency 415 553-0123  
Cell Phone 911 415 553-8090  
Anonymous Tip Line 415 575-4444 Citywide
Anonymous Tip Line (Richmond) 415 668-7387 Richmond Station Tip Line
Customer Service Center 311  
Richmond Police Station 415 666-8000 Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Captain Richard Corriea 415 666-8030 Email: Richard.corriea@sfgov.org
Community Liaison Officer Jill Connolly (666-8000) Richmond Events/Permits
Quality of Life Liaison Officer Kevin Lee (666-8000)  
Deputy City Attorney 415 554-3880 Email: frank.brass@sfgov.org
Department of Parking & Traffic 415 553-1943 DPT
Department of Public Works 415 695-2020 DPW Dispatch
Graffiti Abatement 415 278-9454/415 278-9456 fax  
Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Sergeant Frank Lee Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Homeless Issues Officer Gary Mendribil

Officer Robert Ramos

 
SFPD Website www.sfgov.org/police For Crime Stats, Internet reports, etc
SF SAFE 415 673-SAFE (415 673-7233) Email: info@sfsafe.org
Child Passenger Safety Seats Officer Francis Feliciano
Officer Young Chi
415 666-8000
FOOT PATROLS Geary Boulevard Clement Street
Officer Phil Busalacchi 666-8000 Richmond Beat 43  
Officer Eddie Wu 666-8000   Richmond Beat 43C
Officer Stanley Lee 666-8000 Richmond Beat 44  
         

SFFD NERT TRAINING

The San Francisco Fire Department is providing free NERT preparedness and response training. Listed below is the class schedule and location for the Richmond District.  You may visit their website at sfgov.org/sffdnert to get other locations and times throughout the City.

St. Anne’s Home

300 Lake @ 4th Ave

Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 9:30pm, April 29/June 10

Class session 1: April 29

Class session 2: May 6

Class session 3: May 20

Class session 4: May 27

GET INVOLVED

Join the San Francisco Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy is a 15-week program that meets once a week and is designed to inform and teach interested participants various aspects of municipal policing, including patrol and investigations procedures, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and emergency communications.

The Academy’s goals are to develop community awareness through education and to develop a closer understanding and working relationship between the San Francisco Police Department and its communities. Members of the community are encouraged to join and learn about the San Francisco Police Department. Participants can ask questions and offer comments within each class. The next class is scheduled to start later in the year. We now also have a Youth Community Police Academy, geared towards high school students and will last 10 weeks.

The Community Police Academy participants are selected by the program coordinator after an application process. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five students per class.

For more information, including application process, please contact Ms.Lula Magallon at (415) 401-4720 or Officer Maria Oropeza at (415) 401-4701.

Become a Community Court panelist and give back to your community.

Community Court is a restorative justice program that addresses misdemeanor crimes which occur in your neighborhood. As a panelist, you have a unique opportunity to hear offenses that impact your quality of life, determine its consequences, and figure out how best to resolve it using meaningful sanctions. Use your neighborhood wisdom to solve neighborhood problems.  Make your neighborhood better – get involved today!

For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office, Jackson Gee, 575-6328 or jackson.gee@sfgov.org. ” 

Events Calendar

 

Socrates Café (Philosophical Discussion Group)

When: First Sunday of the month

Where: Café Muse – 785 8th Ave (@ Fulton)

Details: Take a break from politics and join a thoughtful, relaxed discussion of the ideas and values that underlie our efforts to be good people, neighbors, and citizens.  More information, please contact Linda Greenberg 415-668-5239.

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center

4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

Land’s End: Sutro Highs And Lows

When: Every Saturday at 2pm

Where: Meet at the lion statue at park entrance, 48th Ave. & Pt. Lobos Ave.

Public transportation: MUNI line 38.

Details: Recapture the flavor of Mayor Sutro’s gift to the public, the park and baths of the late 1800s. Dramatic, wind-swept vistas in sunshine or fog. Somewhat strenuous. http://sfcityguides.org/desc.html?tour=47

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmer’s Market

When: every Wednesday, year round 10am – 2pm

Where:  Geary at St. Joseph’s Street, San Francisco

Details: The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Certified Farmers’ Market is your best source for fresh-from-the-farm, seasonal fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts. Make a visit to the market a part of your weekly routine!  The farmers at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market bring you the freshest locally-grown fruits and vegetables. For more information, please visit: http://www.pcfma.com/marketdetail.php?market_id=10.

Harvest Food Pantry

When: every Saturday, 7:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, @ Arguello & Lake

Details: Networking with the San Francisco Food Bank, we distribute supplemental groceries to 150 needy families & individuals at the church. Since Oct. 2000, we’ve distributed over 250,000 pounds of food. Would you like to volunteer? We are always seeking help from willing individuals including children, seniors and students. Many students use our program to fulfill their learning service requirement. If you would like to join us, please contact Dale Walker at DaleWalker@aol.com for more information or simply show up!

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane at 751-6600 for class availabilities and information or visit http://www.rdnc.org.

Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance.    

Committed to the preservation and enhancement of Golden Gate Park. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.goldengateparkpreservation.org/

 

Community Resources

 

Opportunities for Young Children

 

Saturday Learning Time Preschool

When: Saturday mornings at 9:00a.m to noon.

Where: 4620 California Street.

Details: Offering free preschool classes for children (2.5 to 5 years old) not currently enrolled in a preschool program. Classes are free but nine parent service hours are required per school year. Call 415-751-1199 for more information.

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops

MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane for class availabilities and information at 751-6600, or visit website:  http://www.rdnc.org.

*The Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program is a program of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center

 

Free – Kids Yoga In The Park

When:              Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details
:Geared towards ages 3-10.  Come and join in the fun!
Visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

Free – Kids Yoga

When:              3rd Sunday of every month

Where: Sports Basement, Crissy Field
Details: Come and join in the fun!  Visit www.purushayoga.org to learn more about the instructors.


Opportunities for Adults

 

Free – Yoga In The Park

When: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details: Come and play outside, outdoors, in nature with instructors Adnan and Joy!
For more information, please visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

Buddhist Meditation

When: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.,

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: Meditation.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Overeaters Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs – Caldwell Room)

Details: A 12-step based program addressing eating concerns.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Debtors Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street, (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: A 12-step program to help manage monetary expenses.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Opportunities for Seniors

 

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center, 4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

 

Seniors without Walls

Games, Writing Workshops, Current Events, Armchair Travelers, Health Presentations, Support Groups, All on over the telephone and FREE!  If it’s difficult for you to go out to a community senior center, you are welcome to join these or any of our other activities listed below – all from the comfort of your home.  Please call for more information at our toll free number 1-877-797-7299 or visit us at http://www.SeniorCenterWithoutWalls.org.

Community Resources

Free Diabetes Screenings for the UNINSURED

Think you might have Diabetes, but have NO Health Insurance??

Come for a free blood sugar screening at the San Francisco Free Clinic

Where: 4900 California St. @ 11th Ave

When: Monday through Friday’s 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Details:  Please arrive fasting (only water after midnight the night before)

Reach-Plus

Having trouble paying your PG&E bill?  We may be able to help you.

You will need:

•    a residential PG&E bill, 15 days or 48 hours notice

•    to have identification for all household members

•    to have income verification for all household members

•    to meet low-income guidelines

For more information please refer to the flyer, here, or call 1-800-933-9677.

Megan’s Law Website Access:

The general public can find out information on sexual predators on line by going to the DOJ website: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov or at the SFPD link at http://www.sfgov.org/police. You may check specific names or zip codes to locate those listed in the database.

 

311 Customer Service Center:

What is 311? 311 is a toll free, NON-EMERGENCY phone number that the public can call to access information about government services. A live customer service representative will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The service is available to both wired and wireless customers. Wireless customers should call (415) 701-2311. 311 employees will be able to provide translations services in more than 145 languages and dialects and will employ a diverse staff of customer service representatives. Additionally, 311 is set up to accept calls form the hearing impaired by utilizing a TTY System.

Cell phone 911:

How does 911 work on cell phones in San Francisco?

If you are on surface streets in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services. Once the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services determines what emergency services are needed, they will then route your 911 call to the San Francisco Police Department or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

If you are on or near a freeway in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by either by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services or the California Highway Patrol Dispatch Center. Regardless, your 911 call will be routed to the proper emergency agency, the San Francisco Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

Community and Business Groups & Associations

ORGANIZATION ADDRESS OFFICE # CONTACT
Golden Gate Park Senior 6101 Fulton 666-7015 Victor.lee@sfgov.org
Lincoln Park Senior Center 417 31st Ave 751-1140 Lppchurch@sbcglobal.net
Menorah Park 3365 Sacramento 929-7912 Sima@menorahpark.com
Richmond Senior Center 6221 Geary Bl 752-2815 info@ioaging.org
Russian American Services 300 Anza 387-5336  
Self Help For Elderly 408 22nd Ave 751-3394 selfhelpelderly.org
Booker T. Washington CC 800 Presidio 928-6596 Pscott@btwcsc.org
YMCA Richmond Branch 360 18th Ave 666-9622 ymcasf.org/Richmond
Richmond Area Multi Service 3626 Balboa 668-5996 www.safteynetwork.org
Institute on Aging   750-4111 info@ioaging.org
Jewish Community Center 3200 California 346-6040 www.jccsf.org
Richmond District Neighborhood Center 741 30th Ave 751-6600 patricia@rdnc.org
Richmond Village Beacon   750-8554 inforv@beacon.org
Clement St. Merchants Assoc.   752-8889 Get2nunnery@earthlink.net
Geary St. Merchants Assoc.   387-1477 david@gearyblvd.org
Laurel Village Merchants Assoc.   221-3965 susanry@wellsfargo.com
Lower Pacific Heights Assoc.   921-2856  
Planning Assoc. for the Richmond Messages & Faxes

Direct line

541-5652

668-8914

www.sfpar.org
Sacramento St. Merchants Assoc.   921-9575 rachel@thedeskset-sf.com

 

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Police Station

461 6th Ave

SF, CA 94118

415      666-8000

415-666-8060

Richmond Station Newsletter, Friday, May 14, 2010

May 17, 2010

Captain’s Message

Please join us at our next Police Community Relations Forum which will be held at Richmond Station (461 6th Avenue) on May 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM.   Our speaker is Inspector James Serna of the Police Department’s Sexual Offender Unit.

During the past week, there were 12 traffic accidents, 4 involving injuries.  There were 6 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.  There were 3 arrests for driving under the influence.

 

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.ORG

Captain Richard Corriea

Richard.Corriea@sfgov.org

Noteworthy Arrests

On 05/08/10 at 2:00am a male suspect walked into a restaurant on the 4600 block of Geary and cut to the front of the line.  An employee told the suspect that he needed to go to the back of the line whereupon the male smashed the cash register using his two fists.  When told by the employee that the police were being called the suspect went out into the parking lot.  When the officers arrived they located the suspect who was intoxicated.  The 27 year old male was charged with vandalism and being drunk in public.

On 05/08/10 at 7:21pm a male called 911 to report that he had been assaulted at a casino back in 2006.  He was also reporting that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was requesting the police to come to his home. Responding officers located an out of county warrant for the caller’s arrest.  Prior to officers’ arriving the male called back to 911 and to say that he wanted to cancel the police response. When told that the officers were already out in front of his home, he told the dispatcher that he was armed with a potato peeler and wasn’t coming out.  The suspect finally agreed to open the door and was detained by the officers.  He was charged with the warrant and harassment of the 911 dispatch center.

On 05/12/10 at 1:30pm officers were called to the area of Rossi Playground at Anza and Arguello. The caller reported that there were four male juveniles sitting on the bleachers and one had a gun.  Numerous officers responded and detained the four.  One of the males had an “Uzi” style BB gun in his backpack and the other tried to conceal his BB gun under the bleachers.  The parents of all four juveniles were contacted and the two with the BB guns were cited.

On 05/12/10 at 7:27pm plainclothes officers were in the area of Post and Broderick Streets when they observed a male suspect that they knew was on probation.  As they approached him he took off running and was finally detained a short distance away.  The 17 year old male was found to be in possession of narcotics.  He was charged with the narcotic violation and delaying a police officer.

On 05/14/10 at 3:00am officers were called to the 3400 block of Geary on a report of 4 male suspects breaking into a business.  The caller reported that he saw one of the suspects kick out the the front door glass and then a second suspect entered the store through the broken door.  Officers arrived on scene and observed one suspect standing inside the business with wine bottles in his hand.  When he saw the officers he dropped the wine and dove through the door.  A foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was detained at Anza and Beaumont.  A USF Public Safety officer was in the area as well and had been alerted by SFPD officers of what had just occurred.  As the Public Safety officer got to Stanyan and Anza he saw a male matching the description standing on the corner holding several bottles of wine.  The officer told the suspect not to move and with that the suspect put the bottles of wine down and ran.  The Public Safety officer was familiar with this suspect and said, “I know who you are, don’t run from me.” When the officer called the suspect by his nickname, he surrendered.  The officer could see that the male was bleeding heavily from his right arm so he requested an ambulance.  This suspect had cut himself on the glass while fleeing from the business.  The two males, both 20 years of age where charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and delaying a police officer.

Noteworthy Incidents

 

On 05/09/10 between 4:00am and 8:00am on the 3800 block of Geary Boulevard a suspect broke the plate glass window at a business and gained entry.  Once inside the suspect took cash, 2 laptop computers and a camera.

On 05/11/10 at 3:05am occupant of a residence being remodeled on the 600 block of 41st Avenue heard loud noises from in front of his home.  When he looked outside he saw two males standing in front a temporary wooden enclosure in his driveway.  The resident yelled at the two suspects who ran off west bound on Balboa Street.  The victim went outside and discovered that the padlock had been cut from the door to the enclosure.  He also located several other items that had been taken from a construction site two houses away.  The suspects were described as two males in dark sweatshirts.

Between 05/11/10 at 7:00pm and 05/12/10 at 6:00am on the 300 block of 6th Avenue a suspect smashed the glass on the front door of a business.  The suspect gained entry and took cash.

On 05/12/10 at 10:05pm the two victims were walking westbound on Turk Street approaching Willard North.  Two suspects came from north bound Willard North and approached the two victims.  Both suspects were armed with handguns and demanded the victim’s property. The suspects then fled south on Willard North.  The suspects were described as males in their late teens or early 20’s.  One was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and the other a dark sweatshirt.

 

 

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Police Station

461 6th Ave

SF, CA 94118

415      666-8000

415-666-8060

Richmond Station Newsletter, Friday, May 7, 2010

May 17, 2010

Captain’s Message

 Please join us at our next Police Community Relations Forum which will be held at Richmond Station (461 6th Avenue) on May 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM.   Our speaker is Inspector James Serna of the Police Department’s Sexual Offender Unit.

During the past week, there were 20 traffic accidents, 6 involving injuries.  There were 14 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.  There were 5 arrests for driving under the influence.

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.ORG

Captain Richard Corriea

Richard.Corriea@sfgov.org

Noteworthy Arrests

On 05/03/10 at 12:01am officers made a traffic stop at Point Lobos and 42nd Avenue.  It was determined that one of the three occupants of the vehicle was on probation.  A search was conducted and officers located a variety of pills within the vehicle, along with narcotic paraphernalia.  The three occupants, all in their 30’s, were charged with narcotic violations.

On 05/03/10 at 5:35pm, plainclothes officers were in the area of the 1400 block of Baker Street.  They observed a male whom they were familiar with walk out of the Housing development.  The officers were aware that the male had a stay away order from all Housing Authority property and was also on probation.  The male with charged with the stay away violation, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and a probation violation.

Noteworthy Incidents

 

On 04/29/10 between 7:30pm and 8:15pm on the 300 block of 25th Avenue the victim left his home to go to the store and left his front door unlocked.  When the victim returned he saw that his laptop, game system and several watches were missing.

Between 04/30/10 at 4:45am and 05/01/10 at 9:20pm on the 2000 block of Post Street a suspect entered the lobby of an apartment building and took a piece of abstract art.  The piece was described as a wooden ring, two feet around.

On 04/30/10 at 6:45pm a victim was walking in the area of 10th Avenue and Fulton Street.  A suspect came from behind him and tried to grab money from the victim’s hand.  The suspect then demanded the money and swung his hand down striking the victim on his forearm.  The victim saw that the suspect had a knife in his hand and that his arm had been cut.  The suspect then fled the scene north on 8th Avenue without taking any of the victim’s property.  The victim was treated and released at the scene.  The suspect was described as a male 20-30 years of age wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

On 04/30/10 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm on the 300 block of Point Lobos a suspect entered a residence by prying open the front door.  Loss is undetermined.

Between 05/03/10 and 05/04/10 on the 3600 block of Balboa Street a suspect gained entry into a business by prying open a rear door.  The suspect took cash.

Between 05/04/10 at 1:00pm and 05/05/10 at 9:45am on the 2000 block of Post Street a suspect entered an apartment garage and took an electric bicycle.  There were no signs of forced entry.

On 05/05/10, between 5:50am and 4:40pm on the 2900 block of Washington Street a suspect entered an apartment by prying open the front door.  The suspect took a laptop.

On 05/0510 between 9:40am and 6:00pm on the 1600 block of Pierce Street a suspect pried open the front door to an apartment building.  Once inside the suspect went to two different apartments within the building and pried open those doors as well. The suspect took cell phones, a camera and a laptop.

On 05/05/10 between 11:15am and 6:45pm on the 2900 block of Bush Street a suspect entered an apartment building by prying open the metal security gate.  The suspect then pried open the front door to an apartment and took jewelry, a game systems and a camera.

On 05/06/10 at 1:42am four victims were at the bus stop located at 4th Avenue and Balboa.  Four suspects approached from the south, confronted the victims, and then demanded the victim’s property.  Two of the suspect forcibly removed the victim’s phones from their hands.  One of the suspects grabbed another victim’s purse.  One of the victims started to yell at the suspects in hopes of scaring them off and was punched in the face.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.  They were described as males, late teens to early twenties, one in a red hooded sweatshirt, one in a white hooded sweatshirt, and two in black clothing.

Richmond Station Resource List:

 

EMERGENCY 911 Police/ Fire
Non-Emergency 415 553-0123  
Cell Phone 911 415 553-8090  
Anonymous Tip Line 415 575-4444 Citywide
Anonymous Tip Line (Richmond) 415 668-7387 Richmond Station Tip Line
Customer Service Center 311  
Richmond Police Station 415 666-8000 Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Captain Richard Corriea 415 666-8030 Email: Richard.corriea@sfgov.org
Community Liaison Officer Jill Connolly (666-8000) Richmond Events/Permits
Quality of Life Liaison Officer Kevin Lee (666-8000)  
Deputy City Attorney 415 554-3880 Email: frank.brass@sfgov.org
Department of Parking & Traffic 415 553-1943 DPT
Department of Public Works 415 695-2020 DPW Dispatch
Graffiti Abatement 415 278-9454/415 278-9456 fax  
Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Sergeant Frank Lee Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Homeless Issues Officer Gary Mendribil

Officer Robert Ramos

 
SFPD Website www.sfgov.org/police For Crime Stats, Internet reports, etc
SF SAFE 415 673-SAFE (415 673-7233) Email: info@sfsafe.org
     
FOOT PATROLS Geary Boulevard Clement Street
Officer Phil Busalacchi 666-8000 Richmond Beat 43  
Officer Eddie Wu 666-8000   Richmond Beat 43C
Officer Stanley Lee 666-8000 Richmond Beat 44  
         

 

SFFD NERT TRAINING

The San Francisco Fire Department is providing free NERT preparedness and response training. Listed below is the class schedule and location for the Richmond District.  You may visit their website at sfgov.org/sffdnert to get other locations and times throughout the City.

St. Anne’s Home

300 Lake @ 4th Ave

Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 9:30pm, April 29/June 10

Class session 1: April 29

Class session 2: May 6

Class session 3: May 20

Class session 4: May 27

 

Cleaner Communities make for Safer Communities

Learn How You Can Make a Difference on May 8th  

Communities that are covered in graffiti and trash send the wrong message folks who want to engage in criminal activity.  But there is something you can do about it.  In San Francisco, we recognize that healthy, clean and green communities start with leadership at the neighborhood level.  The SFPD encourages you to attend the upcoming NEN Clean & Green Summit on May 8 th .  The goal of this free all-day event is to empower residents of San Francisco to learn new and effective ways to organize their communities, secure funding for projects on their block or in their home, and to see firsthand creative and beautiful ways to improve one’s physical environment.  To learn more, or register, visit http://www.empowersf.org/nen-clean-green-summit-2010/  

 

6th Annual Richmond Health Festival

Date:    May 8th 2010

Time:   10am to 2pm

Location: Richmond Rec Center, 251 18th Ave. SF

Details:  The festival have over 40 community health organizations, children’s activities and free clinical services including bone density tests, dental checkups, Hepatitis B screening and much more.  There will also be live performances by the Chinese Lion Dancers and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Senator Leland Yee and Supervisor Eric Mar will also be speaking.

GET INVOLVED

 

Join the San Francisco Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy is a 15-week program that meets once a week and is designed to inform and teach interested participants various aspects of municipal policing, including patrol and investigations procedures, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and emergency communications.

The Academy’s goals are to develop community awareness through education and to develop a closer understanding and working relationship between the San Francisco Police Department and its communities. Members of the community are encouraged to join and learn about the San Francisco Police Department. Participants can ask questions and offer comments within each class. The next class is scheduled to start later in the year. We now also have a Youth Community Police Academy, geared towards high school students and will last 10 weeks.

The Community Police Academy participants are selected by the program coordinator after an application process. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five students per class.

For more information, including application process, please contact Ms.Lula Magallon at (415) 401-4720 or Officer Maria Oropeza at (415) 401-4701.

Become a Community Court panelist and give back to your community.

Community Court is a restorative justice program that addresses misdemeanor crimes which occur in your neighborhood. As a panelist, you have a unique opportunity to hear offenses that impact your quality of life, determine its consequences, and figure out how best to resolve it using meaningful sanctions. Use your neighborhood wisdom to solve neighborhood problems.  Make your neighborhood better – get involved today!

For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office, Jackson Gee, 575-6328 or jackson.gee@sfgov.org. ” 

Events Calendar

 

Socrates Café (Philosophical Discussion Group)

When: First Sunday of the month

Where: Café Muse – 785 8th Ave (@ Fulton)

Details: Take a break from politics and join a thoughtful, relaxed discussion of the ideas and values that underlie our efforts to be good people, neighbors, and citizens.  More information, please contact Linda Greenberg 415-668-5239.

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center

4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

Land’s End: Sutro Highs And Lows

When: Every Saturday at 2pm

Where: Meet at the lion statue at park entrance, 48th Ave. & Pt. Lobos Ave.

Public transportation: MUNI line 38.

Details: Recapture the flavor of Mayor Sutro’s gift to the public, the park and baths of the late 1800s. Dramatic, wind-swept vistas in sunshine or fog. Somewhat strenuous. http://sfcityguides.org/desc.html?tour=47

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmer’s Market

When: every Wednesday, year round 10am – 2pm

Where:  Geary at St. Joseph’s Street, San Francisco

Details: The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Certified Farmers’ Market is your best source for fresh-from-the-farm, seasonal fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts. Make a visit to the market a part of your weekly routine!  The farmers at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market bring you the freshest locally-grown fruits and vegetables. For more information, please visit: http://www.pcfma.com/marketdetail.php?market_id=10.

Harvest Food Pantry

When: every Saturday, 7:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, @ Arguello & Lake

Details: Networking with the San Francisco Food Bank, we distribute supplemental groceries to 150 needy families & individuals at the church. Since Oct. 2000, we’ve distributed over 250,000 pounds of food. Would you like to volunteer? We are always seeking help from willing individuals including children, seniors and students. Many students use our program to fulfill their learning service requirement. If you would like to join us, please contact Dale Walker at DaleWalker@aol.com for more information or simply show up!

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane at 751-6600 for class availabilities and information or visit http://www.rdnc.org.

Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance.    

Committed to the preservation and enhancement of Golden Gate Park. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.goldengateparkpreservation.org/

 

Community Resources

 

Opportunities for Young Children

 

Saturday Learning Time Preschool

When: Saturday mornings at 9:00a.m to noon.

Where: 4620 California Street.

Details: Offering free preschool classes for children (2.5 to 5 years old) not currently enrolled in a preschool program. Classes are free but nine parent service hours are required per school year. Call 415-751-1199 for more information.

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops

MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane for class availabilities and information at 751-6600, or visit website:  http://www.rdnc.org.

*The Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program is a program of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center

 

Free – Kids Yoga In The Park

When:              Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details
:Geared towards ages 3-10.  Come and join in the fun!
Visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

Free – Kids Yoga

When:              3rd Sunday of every month

Where: Sports Basement, Crissy Field
Details: Come and join in the fun!  Visit www.purushayoga.org to learn more about the instructors.

Opportunities for Adults

 

Free – Yoga In The Park

When: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details: Come and play outside, outdoors, in nature with instructors Adnan and Joy!
For more information, please visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

Buddhist Meditation

When: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.,

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: Meditation.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Overeaters Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs – Caldwell Room)

Details: A 12-step based program addressing eating concerns.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Debtors Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street, (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: A 12-step program to help manage monetary expenses.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Opportunities for Seniors

 

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center, 4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

 

Seniors without Walls

Games, Writing Workshops, Current Events, Armchair Travelers, Health Presentations, Support Groups, All on over the telephone and FREE!  If it’s difficult for you to go out to a community senior center, you are welcome to join these or any of our other activities listed below – all from the comfort of your home.  Please call for more information at our toll free number 1-877-797-7299 or visit us at http://www.SeniorCenterWithoutWalls.org.

Community Resources

Free Diabetes Screenings for the UNINSURED

Think you might have Diabetes, but have NO Health Insurance??

Come for a free blood sugar screening at the San Francisco Free Clinic

Where: 4900 California St. @ 11th Ave

When: Monday through Friday’s 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Details:  Please arrive fasting (only water after midnight the night before)

Reach-Plus

Having trouble paying your PG&E bill?  We may be able to help you.

You will need:

•    a residential PG&E bill, 15 days or 48 hours notice

•    to have identification for all household members

•    to have income verification for all household members

•    to meet low-income guidelines

For more information please refer to the flyer, here, or call 1-800-933-9677.

Megan’s Law Website Access:

The general public can find out information on sexual predators on line by going to the DOJ website: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov or at the SFPD link at http://www.sfgov.org/police. You may check specific names or zip codes to locate those listed in the database.

 

311 Customer Service Center:

What is 311? 311 is a toll free, NON-EMERGENCY phone number that the public can call to access information about government services. A live customer service representative will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The service is available to both wired and wireless customers. Wireless customers should call (415) 701-2311. 311 employees will be able to provide translations services in more than 145 languages and dialects and will employ a diverse staff of customer service representatives. Additionally, 311 is set up to accept calls form the hearing impaired by utilizing a TTY System.

Cell phone 911:

How does 911 work on cell phones in San Francisco?

If you are on surface streets in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services. Once the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services determines what emergency services are needed, they will then route your 911 call to the San Francisco Police Department or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

If you are on or near a freeway in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by either by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services or the California Highway Patrol Dispatch Center. Regardless, your 911 call will be routed to the proper emergency agency, the San Francisco Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

Community and Business Groups & Associations

 

 

ORGANIZATION ADDRESS OFFICE NO.                   CONTACT
Golden Gate Park Senior 6101 Fulton 666-7015 Victor.lee@sfgov.org
Lincoln Park Senior Center 417 31st Ave 751-1140 Lppchurch@sbcglobal.net
Menorah Park 3365 Sacramento 929-7912 Sima@menorahpark.com
Richmond Senior Center 6221 Geary Bl 752-2815 info@ioaging.org
Russian American Services 300 Anza 387-5336  
Self Help For Elderly 408 22nd Ave 751-3394 selfhelpelderly.org
Booker T. Washington CC 800 Presidio 928-6596 Pscott@btwcsc.org
YMCA Richmond Branch 360 18th Ave 666-9622 ymcasf.org/Richmond
Richmond Area Multi Service 3626 Balboa 668-5996 www.safteynetwork.org
Institute on Aging   750-4111 info@ioaging.org
Jewish Community Center 3200 California 346-6040 www.jccsf.org
Richmond District Neighborhood Center 741 30th Ave 751-6600 patricia@rdnc.org
Richmond Village Beacon   750-8554 inforv@beacon.org
Clement St. Merchants Assoc.   752-8889 Get2nunnery@earthlink.net
Geary St. Merchants Assoc.   387-1477 david@gearyblvd.org
Laurel Village Merchants Assoc.   221-3965 susanry@wellsfargo.com
Lower Pacific Heights Assoc.   921-2856  
Planning Assoc. for the Richmond Messages & Faxes

Direct line

541-5652

668-8914

www.sfpar.org
Sacramento St. Merchants Assoc.   921-9575 rachel@thedeskset-sf.com

 

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Police Station

461 6th Ave

SF, CA 94118

415      666-8000

415-666-8060

Richmond Station Advisory, May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010

Richmond District
Police Community Relations Forum

 

Captain Richard Corriea invites you and your neighbors to discuss public safety issues

and learn about community safety programs.   

         Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Richmond District Police Station

461 6th Avenue

Topic:

Presentation on the San Francisco Police Department’s Sexual Offender Unit by Inspector Jim Serna

For more information, contact:
 Officer Connolly at 666-8023 or Irina Chatsova at 553-1968


 

Richmond Station Advisory, May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010

On April 21, 2010 Richmond Station was alerted though a widely circulated email about suspicious activity by a lone adult male at Mountain Lake Park .    The email stated the individual had been using his cell phone to take photographs of other people’s children near the park’s play structures.    He did not have any children with him and was doing pull ups while wearing casual street clothes.    A parent used a cell phone to take a photograph of the subject, which she included with the email.  Police were not notified at the time of the incident.

I live in the Richmond; my children are fifth generation Richmond residents, and I take my role as your Police Captain very seriously.  Your sense of safety is paramount and that’s why upon receipt of the email we started an investigation.    Our intent was to identify the individual, determine if he had violated any laws and ascertain if he presented an actual risk to our community.

On April 26, 2010, plain-clothes officers identified the subject and met with him at his home.    While surprised at being the subject of a police investigation, he was cooperative and unguarded.    Officers interviewed him and reviewed his background.   He allowed officers to examine his cell phone and his laptop computer.    I responded to his home and spoke with him.  He stated that he hadn’t taken any photographs.   He explained that he was looking at his phone’s screen while using the telephone’s stopwatch feature as part of his work out.    Such an activity could be perceived as a person taking photographs. Our investigation did not disclose any facts that suggest that the individual had engaged in illegal activity or that he presents a risk to our community.    We informed him about signage in the park that prohibits adults from entering the children’s play area except when they are accompanying children.

As for the blog entries concerning “recent sightings” and additional unusual acts reported to police subsequent to April 26, 2010, please remember that we sometimes attach meaning to equivocal facts using previously held beliefs and fears.  This tendency works well to protect us all from extreme danger.  However, we should be sensitive to those aspects of an observation that are inconsistent past incidents.  In both recent reports the individuals were using tripods, video and one explained to those concerned what he was doing.    Also, a different vehicle was involved. 

The Officers at Richmond Station are available twenty-four hours a day to respond to your calls for service.    I think that the many emails, forwarded emails and blog entries during the last week of April were helpful while we as a community sought answers to assuage our fears.    As we return to a more general sense of vigilance for all risks, please remember to call 911 immediately anytime you see a person engaging in suspicious activity.

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Station

Richmond Station Newsletter, Friday, April 30, 2010

May 1, 2010

Captain’s Message

 

On April 21, 2010 Richmond Station was alerted though a widely circulated email about suspicious activity by a lone adult male at Mountain Lake Park .    The email stated the individual had been using his cell phone to take photographs of other people’s children near the park’s play structures.    He did not have any children with him and was doing pull ups while wearing slacks and a jacket.    A parent used a cell phone to take a photograph of the subject, which she included with the email.

The volume of Internet traffic related to this issue was significant and served to raise public awareness about the issue.   From the online comments and those we heard at a community meeting, it was apparent that the incident generated a great deal of angst and questions about the level of safety in our community.   People were frightened.

Upon receipt of the email we started an investigation.    Our intent was to identify the individual, determine if he had violated any laws and ascertain if he presented an actual risk to our community.

On April 26, 2010, plain-clothes officers identified the subject and met with him at his home.    While surprised at being the subject of a police investigation, he was cooperative and unguarded.    Officers interviewed him and reviewed his background.   He allowed officers to examine his cell phone and his laptop computer.    He stated that he hadn’t taken any photographs.   He explained that he was looking at his phone’s screen while using the telephone’s stop watch feature as part of his work out.    Such an activity could be perceived as a person taking photographs.

Our investigation did not disclose any facts that suggest that the individual had engaged in illegal activity or that he presents a risk to our community.    We informed him about signage in the park that prohibits adults from entering the children’s play area except when they are accompanying children.

I appreciate your many emails about this incident. I hope that the results of our investigation help to assuage any worries you have had about the safety of children in our community.   Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.   

During the past week, there were 26 traffic accidents, 8 involving injuries.  There were 5 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.  There were 4 arrests for driving under the influence.

 

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.ORG

Please visit https://richmondforum.wordpress.com/ to see our website where the current station newsletter, past editions and periodic public safety advisories are posted.

Captain Richard Corriea

Richard.Corriea@sfgov.org

Noteworthy Arrests

On 04/24 at 4:10am, an officer was on patrol in the area of 30th & Geary when he heard, then observed two vehicles racing westbound on Geary.  He was able to stop one of the vehicles, a red Pontiac, several blocks away.   The officer asked the driver for his license, and upon receiving it, realized this subject was a suspect in an auto burglary that occurred in Golden Gate Park on April 17, 2010.  The officer detained the driver and discovered cell phones and a laptop in the vehicle.  The driver had a suspended license and is also on probation.  The 24 year old male was charged with possession of stolen property, driving on a suspended license and a probation violation.

On 04/27 at 2:45am, an officer at Richmond Station received a call from Dispatch that a person had called 911 regarding a car that was chasing him.  The dispatcher had the caller drive to Richmond Station and provided the officer a description of the suspect’s vehicle.  The officer went outside as the victim drove up and pointed to a black SUV, telling the officer “He’s chasing me.”  The officer approached the driver of the black SUV, who denied he was chasing anyone and was just trying to get home.  The officer noticed that the address on the suspect’s license showed he lived in the opposite direction.  The officer determined that the male was on probation and was driving without a license.  A search of the vehicle revealed narcotics.  The 30 year old male was charged with a narcotics violation, and driving without a license.

On 04/28 at 9:30pm, officers were called to 7th and Fulton on a report of a vandalism to a parked vehicle.  The caller had observed the suspect punch the driver’s side mirror, knocking it off its base.  Officers located the suspect down the street and detained him.  He told them he had been arguing with his girlfriend, who was no longer present.  The 22 year old male who is on parole was charge with the vandalism and a parole violation.

Noteworthy Incidents

Between 04/24, 8:30pm and 04/25, 7:45am on the 1700 block of Broderick, a suspect gained entry into a garage and stole the vehicle parked inside. There were no signs of forced entry.

On 04/25 at 4:10pm, the victim was walking on 20th Ave near Anza St.  The suspect came up from behind her and grabbed her purse off of her shoulder.  The suspect was described as a male, late teens to early 20’s with short spiky hair.  He was wearing dark colored clothing and fled west bound on Anza. 

On 04/25 at 6:00pm, the suspect walked into a business on the 3200 block of Geary.  He wandered the store for 30-40 minutes, asking questions of the employees as he looked around.  At one point one of the employees noticed that the bottom of the suspect’s pants leg was bulging as if he was concealing items.  The employee confronted the suspect who refused to show her what was there and started for the front door.  The employee stood at the front door and was pushed and pinched by the suspect, and he fled out the front door to an awaiting vehicle.  The suspect was described as a male in his late 20’s wearing a red headband, long sleeved shirt and blue jeans.  The vehicle was described as a white 4 door sedan.

On 04/27 at 12:33am, the victim had been working in his garage on the 700 block of 18th Ave.  He exited his garage, closed the door and then walked up his front stairs.  The suspect came up from behind him, pushed him down and took cash from his pocket.  The suspect, a male in his late 40’s fled south on 18th Ave.

On 04/27 at 2:45pm the victim was walking westbound on the 1700 block of Clement.  The suspect exited a silver vehicle, ran over to the victim and grabbed her purse from her shoulder.  The suspect re-entered the vehicle which drove off south on 18th Ave.

On 04/27 at 10:48pm, two victims were doing their laundry on the 700 block of Arguello.  One of the victims had their laptop sitting on a counter in full view of the front window.  The two suspects entered the business; one of them had a handgun and pointed it at the two victims.  One of the suspect’s took the laptop from the counter and they both fled north on Arguello.  The suspects were described as males in their late teens wearing dark clothing.

On 04/28, between 2:00am and 4:00pm on the unit block of 7th Ave, a suspect gained entry into a backyard through a gate.  The suspect then took two bicycles from a rear storage unit.

On 04/29, between 11:30am and 6:30pm on the 400 block of 14th Ave, a suspect gained entry into an apartment by prying open the front door.  Once inside the suspect took a television, jewelry and a camera.

On 04/29, between 11:45am and 12:45pm on the 4300 block of California St, a suspect entered a laundromat and pried open the coin boxes affixed to the washing machines.  The suspect took several hundred dollars in coin.

Richmond Station Resource List:

 

EMERGENCY 911 Police/ Fire
Non-Emergency 415 553-0123  
Cell Phone 911 415 553-8090  
Anonymous Tip Line 415 575-4444 Citywide
Anonymous Tip Line (Richmond) 415 668-7387 Richmond Station Tip Line
Customer Service Center 311  
Richmond Police Station 415 666-8000 Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Captain Richard Corriea 415 666-8030 Email: Richard.corriea@sfgov.org
Community Liaison Officer Jill Connolly (666-8000) Richmond Events/Permits
Quality of Life Liaison Officer Kevin Lee (666-8000)  
Deputy City Attorney 415 554-3880 Email: frank.brass@sfgov.org
Department of Parking & Traffic 415 553-1943 DPT
Department of Public Works 415 695-2020 DPW Dispatch
Graffiti Abatement 415 278-9454/415 278-9456 fax  
Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Sergeant Frank Lee Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Homeless Issues Officer Gary Mendribil

Officer Robert Ramos

 
SFPD Website www.sfgov.org/police For Crime Stats, Internet reports, etc
SF SAFE 415 673-SAFE (415 673-7233) Email: info@sfsafe.org
     
FOOT PATROLS Geary Boulevard Clement Street
Officer Phil Busalacchi 666-8000 Richmond Beat 43  
Officer Eddie Wu 666-8000   Richmond Beat 43C
Officer Stanley Lee 666-8000 Richmond Beat 44  
         

 

SFFD NERT TRAINING

The San Francisco Fire Department is providing free NERT preparedness and response training. Listed below is the class schedule and location for the Richmond District.  You may visit their website at sfgov.org/sffdnert to get other locations and times throughout the City.

St. Anne’s Home

300 Lake @ 4th Ave

Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 9:30pm, April 29/June 10

Class session 1: April 29

Class session 2: May 6

Class session 3: May 20

Class session 4: May 27

 

Cleaner Communities make for Safer Communities

Learn How You Can Make a Difference on May 8th  

Communities that are covered in graffiti and trash send the wrong message folks who want to engage in criminal activity.  But there is something you can do about it.  In San Francisco, we recognize that healthy, clean and green communities start with leadership at the neighborhood level.  The SFPD encourages you to attend the upcoming NEN Clean & Green Summit on May 8 th .  The goal of this free all-day event is to empower residents of San Francisco to learn new and effective ways to organize their communities, secure funding for projects on their block or in their home, and to see firsthand creative and beautiful ways to improve one’s physical environment.  To learn more, or register, visit http://www.empowersf.org/nen-clean-green-summit-2010/  

 

6th Annual Richmond Health Festival

Date:    May 8th 2010

Time:   10am to 2pm

Location: Richmond Rec Center, 251 18th Ave. SF

Details:  The festival have over 40 community health organizations, children’s activities and free clinical services including bone density tests, dental checkups, Hepatitis B screening and much more.  There will also be live performances by the Chinese Lion Dancers and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Senator Leland Yee and Supervisor Eric Mar will also be speaking.

GET INVOLVED

 

Join the San Francisco Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy is a 15-week program that meets once a week and is designed to inform and teach interested participants various aspects of municipal policing, including patrol and investigations procedures, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and emergency communications.

The Academy’s goals are to develop community awareness through education and to develop a closer understanding and working relationship between the San Francisco Police Department and its communities. Members of the community are encouraged to join and learn about the San Francisco Police Department. Participants can ask questions and offer comments within each class. The next class is scheduled to start later in the year. We now also have a Youth Community Police Academy, geared towards high school students and will last 10 weeks.

The Community Police Academy participants are selected by the program coordinator after an application process. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five students per class.

For more information, including application process, please contact Ms.Lula Magallon at (415) 401-4720 or Officer Maria Oropeza at (415) 401-4701.

Become a Community Court panelist and give back to your community.

Community Court is a restorative justice program that addresses misdemeanor crimes which occur in your neighborhood. As a panelist, you have a unique opportunity to hear offenses that impact your quality of life, determine its consequences, and figure out how best to resolve it using meaningful sanctions. Use your neighborhood wisdom to solve neighborhood problems.  Make your neighborhood better – get involved today!

For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office, Jackson Gee, 575-6328 or jackson.gee@sfgov.org. ” 

Events Calendar

 

Socrates Café (Philosophical Discussion Group)

When: First Sunday of the month

Where: Café Muse – 785 8th Ave (@ Fulton)

Details: Take a break from politics and join a thoughtful, relaxed discussion of the ideas and values that underlie our efforts to be good people, neighbors, and citizens.  More information, please contact Linda Greenberg 415-668-5239.

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center

4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

Land’s End: Sutro Highs And Lows

When: Every Saturday at 2pm

Where: Meet at the lion statue at park entrance, 48th Ave. & Pt. Lobos Ave.

Public transportation: MUNI line 38.

Details: Recapture the flavor of Mayor Sutro’s gift to the public, the park and baths of the late 1800s. Dramatic, wind-swept vistas in sunshine or fog. Somewhat strenuous. http://sfcityguides.org/desc.html?tour=47

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmer’s Market

When: every Wednesday, year round 10am – 2pm

Where:  Geary at St. Joseph’s Street, San Francisco

Details: The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Certified Farmers’ Market is your best source for fresh-from-the-farm, seasonal fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts. Make a visit to the market a part of your weekly routine!  The farmers at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market bring you the freshest locally-grown fruits and vegetables. For more information, please visit: http://www.pcfma.com/marketdetail.php?market_id=10.

Harvest Food Pantry

When: every Saturday, 7:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, @ Arguello & Lake

Details: Networking with the San Francisco Food Bank, we distribute supplemental groceries to 150 needy families & individuals at the church. Since Oct. 2000, we’ve distributed over 250,000 pounds of food. Would you like to volunteer? We are always seeking help from willing individuals including children, seniors and students. Many students use our program to fulfill their learning service requirement. If you would like to join us, please contact Dale Walker at DaleWalker@aol.com for more information or simply show up!

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane at 751-6600 for class availabilities and information or visit http://www.rdnc.org.

Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance.    

Committed to the preservation and enhancement of Golden Gate Park. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.goldengateparkpreservation.org/

 

Community Resources

 

Opportunities for Young Children

 

Saturday Learning Time Preschool

When: Saturday mornings at 9:00a.m to noon.

Where: 4620 California Street.

Details: Offering free preschool classes for children (2.5 to 5 years old) not currently enrolled in a preschool program. Classes are free but nine parent service hours are required per school year. Call 415-751-1199 for more information.

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops

MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane for class availabilities and information at 751-6600, or visit website:  http://www.rdnc.org.

*The Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program is a program of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center

 

Free – Kids Yoga In The Park

When:              Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details
:Geared towards ages 3-10.  Come and join in the fun!
Visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

Free – Kids Yoga

When:              3rd Sunday of every month

Where: Sports Basement, Crissy Field
Details: Come and join in the fun!  Visit www.purushayoga.org to learn more about the instructors.

Opportunities for Adults

 

Free – Yoga In The Park

When: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details: Come and play outside, outdoors, in nature with instructors Adnan and Joy!
For more information, please visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

Buddhist Meditation

When: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.,

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: Meditation.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Overeaters Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs – Caldwell Room)

Details: A 12-step based program addressing eating concerns.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Debtors Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street, (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: A 12-step program to help manage monetary expenses.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

Opportunities for Seniors

 

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center, 4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

 

Seniors without Walls

Games, Writing Workshops, Current Events, Armchair Travelers, Health Presentations, Support Groups, All on over the telephone and FREE!  If it’s difficult for you to go out to a community senior center, you are welcome to join these or any of our other activities listed below – all from the comfort of your home.  Please call for more information at our toll free number 1-877-797-7299 or visit us at http://www.SeniorCenterWithoutWalls.org.

Community Resources

Free Diabetes Screenings for the UNINSURED

Think you might have Diabetes, but have NO Health Insurance??

Come for a free blood sugar screening at the San Francisco Free Clinic

Where: 4900 California St. @ 11th Ave

When: Monday through Friday’s 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Details:  Please arrive fasting (only water after midnight the night before)

Reach-Plus

Having trouble paying your PG&E bill?  We may be able to help you.

You will need:

•    a residential PG&E bill, 15 days or 48 hours notice

•    to have identification for all household members

•    to have income verification for all household members

•    to meet low-income guidelines

For more information please refer to the flyer, here, or call 1-800-933-9677.

Megan’s Law Website Access:

The general public can find out information on sexual predators on line by going to the DOJ website: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov or at the SFPD link at http://www.sfgov.org/police. You may check specific names or zip codes to locate those listed in the database.

 

311 Customer Service Center:

What is 311? 311 is a toll free, NON-EMERGENCY phone number that the public can call to access information about government services. A live customer service representative will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The service is available to both wired and wireless customers. Wireless customers should call (415) 701-2311. 311 employees will be able to provide translations services in more than 145 languages and dialects and will employ a diverse staff of customer service representatives. Additionally, 311 is set up to accept calls form the hearing impaired by utilizing a TTY System.

Cell phone 911:

How does 911 work on cell phones in San Francisco?

If you are on surface streets in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services. Once the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services determines what emergency services are needed, they will then route your 911 call to the San Francisco Police Department or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

If you are on or near a freeway in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by either by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services or the California Highway Patrol Dispatch Center. Regardless, your 911 call will be routed to the proper emergency agency, the San Francisco Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

Community and Business Groups & Associations

 

 

ORGANIZATION ADDRESS OFFICE NO.                    CONTACT
Golden Gate Park Senior 6101 Fulton 666-7015 Victor.lee@sfgov.org
Lincoln Park Senior Center 417 31st Ave 751-1140 Lppchurch@sbcglobal.net
Menorah Park 3365 Sacramento 929-7912 Sima@menorahpark.com
Richmond Senior Center 6221 Geary Bl 752-2815 info@ioaging.org
Russian American Services 300 Anza 387-5336  
Self Help For Elderly 408 22nd Ave 751-3394 selfhelpelderly.org
Booker T. Washington CC 800 Presidio 928-6596 Pscott@btwcsc.org
YMCA Richmond Branch 360 18th Ave 666-9622 ymcasf.org/Richmond
Richmond Area Multi Service 3626 Balboa 668-5996 www.safteynetwork.org
Institute on Aging   750-4111 info@ioaging.org
Jewish Community Center 3200 California 346-6040 www.jccsf.org
Richmond District Neighborhood Center 741 30th Ave 751-6600 patricia@rdnc.org
Richmond Village Beacon   750-8554 inforv@beacon.org
Clement St. Merchants Assoc.   752-8889 Get2nunnery@earthlink.net
Geary St. Merchants Assoc.   387-1477 david@gearyblvd.org
Laurel Village Merchants Assoc.   221-3965 susanry@wellsfargo.com
Lower Pacific Heights Assoc.   921-2856  
Planning Assoc. for the Richmond Messages & Faxes

Direct line

541-5652

668-8914

www.sfpar.org
Sacramento St. Merchants Assoc.   921-9575 rachel@thedeskset-sf.com

 

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Police Station

461 6th Ave

SF, CA 94118

415  666-8000

Richmond Station Newsletter, Friday, November 13, 2009

November 14, 2009

Captain’s Message

 

During the last  two weeks we have received  four reports of burglaries at business in the Richmond District.  In each case the suspect(s) seemed to be looking for cash or small items of value.  

 

The burglaries all occurred during the evening hours and were perpetrated as follows:

 

  • October 30, 2009 (10:30 PM to 8:00 AM the next day) on the 5000 Block of Geary: Entry was made by removing vent windows above the glass front door of a commercial establishment.    

 

  • October 30, 2009 (11:30 PM to 9:30 AM the next day) on the 5400 Block of Geary: Entry was made by smashing the front window a commercial establishment.    

 

  • October 31, 2009 (6:30 PM to November 2, 2009 at 9:50 AM) on the 1500 Block of Clement Street.    Entry was made by removing a sliding metal gate from its track and then prying out a pane of glass from the front door.

 

  • November 10, 2009 (7:00 PM to 8:50 AM the next morning) on the 1500 Block of Clement Street.  Entry was made by forcing open the front door.

 

If you notice any suspicious activity, especially on Geary Boulevard or the Clement Street commercial zones, please call 911 immediately.  

 

Please attend the next Community/Police Forum on November 17, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Recreation Station, 461 6th Avenue.  This month’s speaker is Major Jason Wu, Commanding Officer of the United States Park Police for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

 

During the past week, there were 21 traffic accidents, 8 involving injuries. There were 6 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.  There were 3 arrests for driving under the influence.

 

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.ORG

 

Please visit https://richmondforum.wordpress.com/ to see our website where the current station newsletter, past editions and periodic public safety advisories are posted.

 

Captain Richard Corriea

Richard.Corriea@sfgov.org

 

Noteworthy Arrests

 

On 11/07/09 at 7:57pm officers responded to 7th and Fulton on a call of a male screaming and yelling who had knocked over a motorcycle.  The caller stated that the male and the female who was accompanying him appeared to be intoxicated.  Officers located the two at 8th  Avenue and Cabrillo and observed that the male suspect was stumbling around and couldn’t speak.  Officers also located the motorcycle lying on its side.  The caller identified the suspect as the one he had witnessed knocking over the bike.  The male suspect was also found to be in possession of narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia.  The female was 17 years of age and released to her father.  The 19 year old male was charged arrested.

 

On 11/08/09 at 3:10pm officers were called to an assault that had just occurred at the Big Rec baseball field in Golden Gate Park.  The two teams that were playing got into a “bench clearing brawl” over a call made by an umpire.  A third team who was sitting in the bleachers decided that they needed to get involved as well.  One of the members of the third team struck one of the players over the head with a baseball bat which caused a serious injury.  The injured player was taken to a local hospital and the suspect, a 32 year old male, was charged with aggravated assault.

 

On 11/11/09 at 1:54pm officers were patrolling in the area of 23rd Avenue and Geary when they observed a known auto burglar standing on the corner.  The officers knew that the suspect was on parole and detained him.  He was found to be in possession of burglar tools, a violation of his parole and for which he was arrested. 

 

On 11/11/09 at 10:45pm plainclothes officers were in the area of 4th Avenue and Fulton due to auto burglaries in the area.  They observed two males walking east on Fulton, on the park side of the street, looking into the windows of parked vehicles.  The suspects continued this behavior for several blocks and were detained by the officers.  One of the Suspects, a 28 year old male, was in possession of narcotics and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The other male was released at the scene.

 

 

Noteworthy Incidents

 

Between 11/06/09 at 6:30pm and 11/07/09 at 9:15am on the 100 block of 7th Avenue a suspect entered a garage and broke into two vehicles parked inside.  The suspect took a jacket from one of the vehicles.  There were no signs of forced entry.

 

Between 11/08/09 at 5:00pm and 11/11/09 12:30pm a suspect broke into a vacant home on the 500 block of 11th Avenue.  The house is up for sale and is currently being staged with rental furniture.  The suspect took various items of furniture that were in the home by possibly backing up a van to the home in the early hours of morning. 

 

Between 11/10/09 at 4:00pm and 7:45am the next morning a suspect spray painted the children’s play area at a park on the 900 block of Anza.  The markings were hate related and  lewd. 

 

On 11/11/09 at 4:39am three males wearing masks and armed with handguns entered a drug store on the 5200 block of Geary.  One of males demanded cash while pointing a gun at an employee.  The males all fled to a vehicle and drove off  west on Geary Boulevard.  The males were all wearing dark clothing.  The vehicle was described as a light colored 4 door sedan.

 

Between 11/10/09 at 7:00pm  and  9:15the next morning a suspect entered a business on the 1500 block of Clement Street and took cash from the register.  The suspect gained entry by prying open the front door.

 

 

Stolen Auto

 

11/07, 430pm to 11/08, 630am                      2738 Cabrillo                                           2000 Ford E150 PU

11/07, 7pm to 11/08, 8am                          Maple & California                        1996 Acura Integra

11/08, 230pm to 240pm                                 149 Seal Rock                           2008 Chevy Colbalt

 

Recovered Auto

 

11/05, 740am                                             35 Clement                                          2002 Subaru Impreza

11/08, 1140am                                          1040 Lake                                    2006 Kia Sorento

 

 

Richmond Station Resource List:

 

 

EMERGENCY 911 Police/ Fire
Non-Emergency 415 553-0123

 

Cell Phone 911 415 553-8090

 

Anonymous Tip Line 415 575-4444 Citywide
Anonymous Tip Line (Richmond) 415 668-7387 Richmond Station Tip Line
Customer Service Center 311

 

Richmond Police Station 415 666-8000 Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Captain Richard Corriea 415 666-8030 Email: Richard.corriea@sfgov.org
Community Liaison Officer Jill Connolly (666-8000) Richmond Events/Permits
Quality of Life Liaison Officer Kevin Lee (666-8000)

 

Deputy City Attorney 415 554-3880 Email: frank.brass@sfgov.org
Department of Parking & Traffic 415 553-1943 DPT
Department of Public Works 415 695-2020 DPW Dispatch
Graffiti Abatement 415 278-9454/415 278-9456 fax

 

Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Sergeant Frank Lee Email:sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org
Homeless Issues Officer Gary Mendribil

Officer Robert Ramos

 

SFPD Website www.sfgov.org/police For Crime Stats, Internet reports, etc
SF SAFE 415 673-SAFE (415 673-7233) Email: info@sfsafe.org

 

 

 

FOOT PATROLS Geary Boulevard Clement Street
Officer Phil Busalacchi 666-8000 Richmond Beat 43

 

Officer Eddie Wu 666-8000

 

Richmond Beat 43C
Officer Stanley Lee 666-8000 Richmond Beat 44

 

         

 

San Francisco Police Department’s Recruitment Unit – Event Schedule for November 2009

 

Monday, November 9, 2009 to Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thursday, Recruit Military, Sacramento

Saturday, Good Guys Rod + Custom Show, Pleasanton

Sunday, Good Guys Rod + Custom Show, Pleasanton

 

Monday, November 16, 2009 to Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monday, Hirevents Public Safety Annex, San Francisco

Wednesday, UC Davis, Davis

 

Monday, November 23, 2009 to Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, SF Autoshow, San Francisco

Friday, SF Autoshow, San Francisco

Saturday, SF Autoshow, San Francisco

Sunday, SF Autoshow, San Francisco

 

Monday, November 30, 2009 to Sunday, December 6, 2009

Monday, SF Autoshow, San Francisco

Tuesday, SF Autoshow, San Francisco

Wednesday, SF Autoshow, San Francisco

GET INVOLVED

 

Join the San Francisco Community Police Academy

 

The Community Police Academy is a 15-week program that meets once a week and is designed to inform and teach interested participants various aspects of municipal policing, including patrol and investigations procedures, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and emergency communications.

 

The Academy’s goals are to develop community awareness through education and to develop a closer understanding and working relationship between the San Francisco Police Department and its communities. Members of the community are encouraged to join and learn about the San Francisco Police Department. Participants can ask questions and offer comments within each class. The next class is scheduled to start later in the year. We now also have a Youth Community Police Academy, geared towards high school students and will last 10 weeks.

The Community Police Academy participants are selected by the program coordinator after an application process. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five students per class.

For more information, including application process, please contact Ms.Lula Magallon at (415) 401-4720 or Officer Maria Oropeza at (415) 401-4701.

 

Become a Community Court panelist and give back to your community.

Community Court is a restorative justice program that addresses misdemeanor crimes which occur in your neighborhood. As a panelist, you have a unique opportunity to hear offenses that impact your quality of life, determine its consequences, and figure out how best to resolve it using meaningful sanctions. Use your neighborhood wisdom to solve neighborhood problems.  Make your neighborhood better – get involved today!

For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office, Jackson Gee, 551.9531 or jackson.gee@sfgov.org. ” 
Events Calendar

 

Socrates Café (Philosophical Discussion Group)

When: First Sunday of the month

Where: Café Muse – 785 8th Ave (@ Fulton)

Details: Take a break from politics and join a thoughtful, relaxed discussion of the ideas and values that underlie our efforts to be good people, neighbors, and citizens.  More information, please contact Linda Greenberg 415-668-5239.

 

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center

4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

 

Land’s End: Sutro Highs And Lows

When: Every Saturday at 2pm

Where: Meet at the lion statue at park entrance, 48th Ave. & Pt. Lobos Ave.

Public transportation: MUNI line 38.

Details: Recapture the flavor of Mayor Sutro’s gift to the public, the park and baths of the late 1800s. Dramatic, wind-swept vistas in sunshine or fog. Somewhat strenuous. http://sfcityguides.org/desc.html?tour=47

 

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmer’s Market

When: every Wednesday, year round 10am – 2pm

Where:  Geary at St. Joseph’s Street, San Francisco

Details: The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Certified Farmers’ Market is your best source for fresh-from-the-farm, seasonal fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts. Make a visit to the market a part of your weekly routine!  The farmers at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market bring you the freshest locally-grown fruits and vegetables. For more information, please visit: http://www.pcfma.com/marketdetail.php?market_id=10.

 

Harvest Food Pantry

When: every Saturday, 7:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, @ Arguello & Lake

Details: Networking with the San Francisco Food Bank, we distribute supplemental groceries to 150 needy families & individuals at the church. Since Oct. 2000, we’ve distributed over 250,000 pounds of food. Would you like to volunteer? We are always seeking help from willing individuals including children, seniors and students. Many students use our program to fulfill their learning service requirement. If you would like to join us, please contact Dale Walker at DaleWalker@aol.com for more information or simply show up!

 

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane at 751-6600for class availabilities and information or visit http://www.rdnc.org.

 

Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance.    

Committed to the preservation and enhancement of Golden Gate Park. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.goldengateparkpreservation.org/

 

Community Resources

 

Opportunities for Young Children

 

Saturday Learning Time Preschool

When: Saturday mornings at 9:00a.m to noon.

Where: 4620 California Street.

Details: Offering free preschool classes for children (2.5 to 5 years old) not currently enrolled in a preschool program. Classes are free but nine parent service hours are required per school year. Call 415-751-1199 for more information.

 

Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops

MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)

When:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm

Where:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo)

Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child

Details:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Please call Jane for class availabilities and information at 751-6600, or visit website:  http://www.rdnc.org.

*The Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program is a program of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center

 

Free – Kids Yoga In The Park

When:              Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details
:Geared towards ages 3-10.  Come and join in the fun!
Visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

Free – Kids Yoga

When:              3rd Sunday of every month

Where: Sports Basement, Crissy Field
Details:Come and join in the fun!  Visit www.purushayoga.org to learn more about the instructors.

Opportunities for Adults

 

Free – Yoga In The Park

When: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Details: Come and play outside, outdoors, in nature with instructors Adnan and Joy!
For more information, please visit www.purushayoga.org/parkyoga.htm for details.

 

Ti Chi Classes

When: Saturdays 10:30-12:00, Parish Hall & Youth Library.

Where: 4620 California Street.

Details: An opportunity to learn Ti Chi or improve your Ti Chi. Drop-in welcome.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

 

Buddhist Meditation

When: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.,

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: Meditation.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

 

Overeaters Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street. (downstairs – Caldwell Room)

Details: A 12-step based program addressing eating concerns.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

 

Debtors Anonymous

When: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Where: 4620 California Street, (downstairs-Caldwell Room).

Details: A 12-step program to help manage monetary expenses.  To sign-up or for more information please contact: Community Learning Center Director at 415-751-1199

 

Opportunities for Seniors

 

Seniors Moving to Better Health

When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome

Where: St James Community Learning Center, 4620 California Street @ 8th Avenue

Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors.  Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training.  Free Wellness Plan.  For more information call 415 752-0139.

 

Seniors without Walls

Games, Writing Workshops, Current Events, Armchair Travelers, Health Presentations, Support Groups, All on over the telephone and FREE!  If it’s difficult for you to go out to a community senior center, you are welcome to join these or any of our other activities listed below – all from the comfort of your home.  Please call for more information at our toll free number 1-877-797-7299 or visit us at http://www.SeniorCenterWithoutWalls.org.

 

Community Resources

 

Free Diabetes Screenings for the UNINSURED

Think you might have Diabetes, but have NO Health Insurance??

Come for a free blood sugar screening at the San Francisco Free Clinic

Where: 4900 California St. @ 11th Ave

When: Monday through Friday’s 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Details:  Please arrive fasting (only water after midnight the night before)

Reach-Plus

Having trouble paying your PG&E bill?  We may be able to help you.

You will need:

•    a residential PG&E bill, 15 days or 48 hours notice

•    to have identification for all household members

•    to have income verification for all household members

•    to meet low-income guidelines

For more information please refer to the flyer, here, or call 1-800-933-9677.

 

Megan’s Law Website Access:

The general public can find out information on sexual predators on line by going to the DOJ website: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov or at the SFPD link at http://www.sfgov.org/police. You may check specific names or zip codes to locate those listed in the database.

 

311 Customer Service Center:

What is 311? 311 is a toll free, NON-EMERGENCY phone number that the public can call to access information about government services. A live customer service representative will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The service is available to both wired and wireless customers. Wireless customers should call (415) 701-2311. 311 employees will be able to provide translations services in more than 145 languages and dialects and will employ a diverse staff of customer service representatives. Additionally, 311 is set up to accept calls form the hearing impaired by utilizing a TTY System.

 

Cell phone 911:

How does 911 work on cell phones in San Francisco?

If you are on surface streets in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services. Once the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services determines what emergency services are needed, they will then route your 911 call to the San Francisco Police Department or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

 

If you are on or near a freeway in San Francisco and dial 911, your call will be answered by either by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Services or the California Highway Patrol Dispatch Center. Regardless, your 911 call will be routed to the proper emergency agency, the San Francisco Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, or the San Francisco Fire Department, including ambulance service.

 

Community and Business Groups & Associations

 

 

ORGANIZATION ADDRESS OFFICE NO.                   CONTACT
Golden Gate Park Senior 6101 Fulton 666-7015 Victor.lee@sfgov.org
Lincoln Park Senior Center 417 31st Ave 751-1140 Lppchurch@sbcglobal.net
Menorah Park 3365 Sacramento 929-7912 Sima@menorahpark.com
Richmond Senior Center 6221 Geary Bl 752-2815 info@ioaging.org
Russian American Services 300 Anza 387-5336

 

Self Help For Elderly 408 22nd Ave 751-3394 selfhelpelderly.org
Booker T. Washington CC 800 Presidio 928-6596 Pscott@btwcsc.org
YMCA Richmond Branch 360 18th Ave 666-9622 ymcasf.org/Richmond
Richmond Area Multi Service 3626 Balboa 668-5996 www.safteynetwork.org
Institute on Aging

 

750-4111 info@ioaging.org
Jewish Community Center 3200 California 346-6040 www.jccsf.org
Richmond District Neighborhood Center 741 30th Ave 751-6600 patricia@rdnc.org
Richmond Village Beacon

 

750-8554 inforv@beacon.org
Clement St. Merchants Assoc.

 

752-8889 Get2nunnery@earthlink.net
Geary St. Merchants Assoc.

 

387-1477 david@gearyblvd.org
Laurel Village Merchants Assoc.

 

221-3965 susanry@wellsfargo.com
Lower Pacific Heights Assoc.

 

921-2856

 

Planning Assoc. for the Richmond

 

285-0808 www.sfpar.org
Sacramento St. Merchants Assoc.

 

921-9575 rachel@thedeskset-sf.com

 

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Police Station

461 6th Ave

SF, CA 94118

415  666-8000

Richmond Station Newsletter, Friday, November 6, 2009

November 7, 2009

Captain’s Message

 

Please consider becoming a member of the station’s Community Advisory Board.  As a member of the Community Advisory Board you will be asked to attend a monthly meeting and make a one-year commitment.  You will receive detailed information from the station management team regarding station operations and public safety issues and participate in developing problem-solving strategies.

The Board’s mission is dynamic and no doubt will expand.  For now its goals will be to strengthen community policing in the Richmond, serve as a model for other District Stations and to enhance the capacity of our police/community problem solving efforts.

 

Please email me or call me (666-8030) if you are interested in attending our first meeting on December 2, 2009 at 6:45.  

 

During the past week, there were 20 traffic accidents, 5 involving injuries. There were 6 citations issued for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license.  There were 2 arrests for driving under the influence.

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.ORG

Please visit https://richmondforum.wordpress.com/ to see our website where the current station newsletter, past editions and periodic public safety advisories are posted.

Captain Richard Corriea

Richard.Corriea@sfgov.org

Noteworthy Arrests

 On 11/04/09 at 2:22am officers were patrolling in the area of Fulton Street due to auto burglaries.  At 43rd Avenue and Fulton they saw a suspect standing outside of a vehicle, removing property.  The officers detained the suspect who said the car belonged to a friend and he was sleeping in it.   When asked for identification, the suspect told the officers it was in his backpack.  Upon checking the backpack, the officers discovered narcotics.  The 51-year-old male was charged with narcotic violations.

 On 11/04/09 at 2:00pm, at 33rd Avenue and Anza a 15 year old male became angry after being suspended from school.  Later a school security officer saw the subject and told him he needed to go home.  The security officer called the subject’s father.  The 15 year old got angry and banged his fist on the windshield of a car parked nearby and broke it.  He left the area, but was later stopped on a MUNI bus for fare evasion.  The officers on the bus realized this was the same suspect from 33rd and Anza and detained him.  He was charged with vandalism and released to his dad.

 Noteworthy Incidents

 On 10/30/09 between 8:00am and 5:00pm on the 2000 block of Scott Street a suspect entered an apartment and took a laptop, camera and a ring.  There were no signs of forced entry.

 Between 10/30/09 at 10:30pm and 8:00am the next morning a suspect entered a business on the 5000 block of Geary by prying the front door open.  The suspect took cash.

 Between 10/30/09 at 11:30pm and 9:30am the next morning a suspect entered into a business on the 5400 block of Geary by breaking the glass on the front door.  There was no loss.

 On 10/31/09 at 2:45pm a victim was on the 300 block of 27th Ave when she was approached from behind by a suspect.  The suspect yanked the victim’s necklace from around her neck and fled west on Clement Street.  The suspect was described as a male, 20-30 years of age, wearing a black over-sized t-shirt and red shorts.

 Between 10/31/09 at 6:30pm and 11/02/09 at 9:50am a suspect entered into a business on the 1500 block of Clement Street by forcing the front iron gate off of it’s tracks.  The suspect then broke a window and took cash.

 On 10/31/09 at 9:30pm a victim exited a bus at 10th Avenue and Geary.  Two male suspects approached the victim. One suspect was armed with a knife.  The suspects demanded the victim’s property, and the victim complied.  The suspects were last seen fleeing south on 20th Avenue.  They were described as males in their early 20’s, one wearing a blue cap and multi-colored sweatshirt.  The other was in a dark hooded sweatshirt.

 Between 11/01/09 at 8:30pm and 9:00am the next morning a suspect entered into a garage on the 300 block of 17th Avenue and took two bicycles.  There were no signs of forced entry.

 On 11/05/09 at 8:30pm, the victim was walking in the area of Scott and Pacific.  He noticed the suspect at the corner, standing next to a silver vehicle.  The suspect told the victim that his car had broken down and could he borrow his cell phone.  The victim handed the suspect his phone, and was then asked by the suspect to help him push his car.  The victim got behind the car, as the suspect got into the drivers seat, still in possession of the victim’s phone.  The suspect then started the car and took off, east on Pacific.  The suspect is a male 18-22 years of age, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans.

Captain Richard Corriea

Richmond Police Station

(abridged)

RICHMOND DISTRICT CRIME ADVISORY, November 3, 2009

November 3, 2009

During the last three days we have received three reports of burglaries at business in the Richmond District.  I want the merchants to know about these incidents so that they might take precautions to prevent being victimized.   In each case the suspect(s) seemed to be looking for cash or small items of value. 

The burglaries all occurred during the evening hours and were perpetrated as follows:

  •  October 30, 2009 (10:30 PM to 8:00 AM the next day) on the 5000 Block of Geary: Entry was made by removing vent windows above the glass front door of a commercial establishment.   
  • October 30, 2009 (11:30 PM to 9:30 AM the next day) on the 5400 Block of Geary: Entry was made by smashing the front window a commercial establishment.   
  • October 31, 2009 (6:30 PM to November 2, 2009 at 9:50 AM) on the 1500 Block of Clement Street.   Entry was made by removing a sliding metal gate from its track and then prying out a pane of glass from the front door.

 If you notice any suspicious activity, especially on Geary Boulevard or Clement Street, please call 911 immediately. 

 The following  tips may prove helpful in assessing your risks of being burglarized and preventing breakings:

 

MERCHANTS’ BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS

 

Burglary is when a theft occurs through an unauthorized entry into your closed and locked business.

 

  •  Make your address numbers visible by day and night. Mount at least 5 inch high numbers with a sharp contrasting background.

 

  •  Keep pallets, boxes, crates, debris boxes, and company vehicles away from windows and walls by at least 8 feet to keep hidden burglars from punching holes in walls without detection.

 

  •  Maintain good lighting and visibility to all entrances, exits and other potential points of entry. Replace burned-out or broken lights immediately. Protect your lights with wire or plastic covers, and do not depend on street lighting or other businesses lights.

 

  •  Examine roof, skylights, ventilators, hatches, walls, and floor for potential points of entry.

 

  •  Ensure all entry/exit doors are made of solid construction, in good condition, are tight fitting, and self-closing with double cylinder dead bolt. Aluminum and glass doors should have double cylinder dead bolt locks with up-swinging throws and armored strike plates. All outward opening doors should have non-removable hinge pins.

 

  •  Equip windows with secondary locks for increased security. All glass windows and doors should have glass areas rendered burglar-resistant. Install metal overhead doors, shutters, ferry gates, grill, bars, grates, or mesh to further protect doors, entrance-ways, show windows, or the entire facade of buildings.

 

  • Create a security room in your facility and store items there of value that do not require a safe. This room can be alarmed at minimal expense.

 

  •  The ideal alarm system should possess burglary, fire and emergency medical (panic button) features. The system should provide perimeter and space protection, and be central station monitored.

 

Captain Richard Corriea

Commanding Officer Richmond Station


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