Incidents of Interest

Incidents of Interest

January 30, 2013 Update

Firearm Arrest:

On January 28th at 1:00 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Le Conte on a call of an armed suspect. They met with a supervisor at a construction site in the area. The officers were told that a subject who had been previously fired from the company and who had made threats against his fellow employees on termination had just been seen driving around the construction site. The supervisor was worried that the suspect had returned to cause trouble and identified the subject to the officers, providing them with the suspect’s car description as well. Officers searching the area found the suspect’s vehicle on the 800 block of Jamestown. The suspect was taken into custody for the threats and during the vehicle search, the officers located a loaded semi-automatic pistol hidden underneath one of the floor mats. The suspect was booked on threats as well as several firearms charges at Bayview Station. (SFPD Case No. 130063857)

 

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Robbery:

On January 28th at 9:30 pm, a 37 year old victim was robbed in the area of Gaven and Bowdoin. She told the responding officers that she was walking home when suddenly she heard someone running up behind her. The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and struggled with her as she tried to hold onto it. The suspect was eventually able to force the purse from the victim as he shoved her to the ground. The suspect ran off on foot on Bowdoin toward Silver. The officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him that night. The victim’s purse was located in the street on the 200 block of Elmira where it had been dumped. It was missing all of its valuables. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 130080475)

 

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Armed Robbery Arrest:

On January 29th at 7:30 pm, a 37 year old victim was robbed at Bacon and Girard. The victim told the responding officers that he was approached by three suspects as he walked home. One of the suspects pointed a gun at him as the other two stripped him of his coat and removed his wallet and smart phone from his pockets. The suspects then fled on foot. The officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects that evening.

 

On the same night at 7:30 pm, three 18 year old victims were robbed in the area of Silver and Girard. The victims told the officers that they had been walking in the area when three suspects approached them. One of the suspects was armed with a gun and ordered the victims against the wall. The other suspects then went through the victims’ pockets, stealing their bags, wallets, and smart phones. The suspect descriptions that the victims provided matched those of the earlier robbery on Bacon and Girard. The officers searched the area but were still unable to locate the suspects.

 

A short time later at 8:50 pm, several people were robbed at gunpoint in the Ingleside district in the area of Cortland and Bocana. In this robbery, three suspects were similarly described as in the two above mentioned robberies, with one brandishing a gun. The suspects stole wallets, smart phones, a laptop, and other electronics from the victims. This time, there was a suspect vehicle description provided to the officers. One of the officers was able to track one of the stolen smart phones via GPS to the area of 7th and Market, a location where stolen property is frequently hawked. This information was broadcast to Southern District and Tenderloin District officers.

 

Several minutes later, the suspect vehicle was spotted at 7th and Harrison by a Tenderloin unit. An attempt to stop the car resulted in a pursuit. The vehicle fled through the streets and onto the freeway, where the chase finally came to an end when the suspect vehicle became involved in a collision on southbound Highway 101 at the South San Francisco exit. All three passengers were positively identified and placed under arrest. Stolen items from all three above mentioned robberies were located inside their car. The two adult suspects were booked on multiple counts of robbery, conspiracy, aggravated assault, possession of stolen property as well as other charges at County Jail. The 16 year old juvenile suspect was booked on similar charges at the Juvenile Justice Center. (SFPD Case No. 130083162, 130083015, 130083300)

 

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Stolen Auto Arrest:

On January 29th at 5:30 pm, while patrolling in the area of Mendell and Galvez, officers conducted a random record check of a vehicle also driving in the area. The license plate came back as belonging to a different make and model of car. The officers broadcasted this information over the air which prompted another set of officers to follow the vehicle when they saw it driving in the area of 3rd and Cargo. The vehicle turned onto Illinois and sped off at a high rate of speed. The officers soon saw a cloud of smoke appear on Illinois at Cesar Chavez. They rushed to the scene, finding that the vehicle had crashed into a stationary object. On seeing the officers, the driver began to run away. He was overtaken and arrested at Illinois and Marin. A check of the vehicle identification number revealed that the car had been stolen out of Oakland. The suspect was booked on auto theft, hit and run, along with several other charges at County Jail. (SFPD Case No. 130082647)

 

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