December 12, 2014 Update

Marijuana Grow House Arrests:

After an investigation into an illegal marijuana grow house on the 1700 block of Palou, officers were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence and its occupants. On December 9th, they responded to the house to serve the search warrant. As the officers rang the bell and announced their presence at the outer metal gate they observed a subject run to the front door, peak out, and slam it shut. The officers then made entry into the residence and detained all of the occupants prior to doing a systematic search of the premises. Their search revealed a room that contained over 165 marijuana plants in various stages of growth along with elaborate hydroponic lighting, ballasts, and intake fans blowing fresh air into the room. A second room was found with similar equipment containing an additional 64 marijuana plants. The dining room inside of the residence was being used as the drying area for the plants where numerous baskets of harvested marijuana were hanging. Additional evidence, such as pay-owe sheets, packaging equipment, recipe sheets, power bills and laptops were all seized as evidence. The officers’ investigation led to the arrest of five individuals who were booked at Bayview Station on numerous narcotics cultivation related charges as well as conspiracy. (SFPD Case No. 141036976)

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Auto Theft Arrest:

On December 9th at 1:08 pm, officers responded to a call of a taxi cab that had been stolen from the 1400 block of McKinnon. They met with the victim driver who told them that he had stopped his cab at the dead end of the street when he dropped his fare off. He left the cab running as he assisted his passenger to her door. As he did so, he noticed a car with two occupants parked nearby. As he concluded his transaction with the passenger, he saw his cab being driven from the scene at a high rate of speed followed by the suspicious vehicle he had seen parked nearby. He contacted the cab company, who immediately began tracking the taxi through GPS. The officers were advised that the location of the cab was pinpointed the 1400 block of Innes. The officers responded to that location and located the stolen taxi abandoned in the street. The security camera that had been affixed to the windshield of the cab had been ripped off and the backpack that the cab driver reported to have been in the cab at the time of its theft was no longer in the vehicle.

A representative of the cab company responded to the scene. He was able to secure the recorded video from the stolen security camera from the internal “black box”. The officers were provided with a copy of the footage. On review of the video, the officers were able to immediately recognize both suspects who they knew from previous contacts. The video showed both suspects outside of the stolen cab casing the vehicle and engaged in discussion before one of them got into the taxi and drove it from the scene. The second suspect got back into the driver’s seat of his vehicle and drove it away following the stolen cab. The video also shows the suspect in the stolen taxi look up and notice the security camera. He then proceeds to rip it off the windshield before throwing it out of the driver’s side window. The camera, still connected by a wire, continued to record. The taxi cab was ultimately ditched. The second suspect drove up in his vehicle and picked up the cab thief.

Later that day at 7:40 pm, both suspects were located on the 1000 block of Oakdale sitting in the same vehicle seen in the video. Both suspects, known “Oakdale Mob” street gang affiliates, were placed under arrest without incident and booked at Bayview Station on auto theft and conspiracy charges along with a gang enhancement. (SFPD Case No. 141036562)

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Auto Theft Arrest:

On December 9th at 5:00 pm, officers patrolling in the area of Revere and Jennings noticed that the license plate of the vehicle driving along side them appeared on their “hot sheet” (a list of vehicle license plate numbers that are either stolen or wanted in connection with a felony). The driver of the vehicle, on making eye contact with the officers, immediately pulled over, got out of the car and attempted to walk away. The officers detained him and placed him under arrest after confirming that the car had in fact been reported as stolen. The suspect, on current probation for robbery, was booked at Bayview Station on auto theft, possession of stolen property, and probation violation charges. (SFPD Case No. 141034889)

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Armed Robbery:

On December 9th at 2:30 pm, an 85 year old victim was robbed in the parking lot of the Foods Co grocery store on the 300 block of Williams. He had parked his vehicle and began to get out of the car when he was confronted by two suspects. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet. The victim handed the suspect his wallet. The suspect looked through the wallet, found the victim’s Bank of America card and asked the victim how much money was on his account. The terrified victim answered the question at which point the suspect told him to withdraw $8000 from his account. Both suspects got into the victim’s car and ordered the victim to drive to the Bank of America on the 2700 block of Mission. The victim walked into the bank and withdrew the requested amount while the suspects waited outside in his car. The victim returned to his vehicle with an envelope containing the cash which he handed over to the armed suspect. The victim was then ordered to drive back to the Foods Co parking lot where both suspects got out of the car and fled on foot. The victim drove to his home in the Ingleside district before reporting the crime to the police. Crime Scene Investigation responded for evidence collection. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 141037601)

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Burglary Arrest:

On November 13th, a burglary occurred in building 102 of Pier 70. The building, which is part of the National Register of Historic Places with historic preservation status, had been renovated to be a high end restaurant. The suspect had broken into the premises and vandalized the walls with graffiti. The damage he caused was estimated at nearly $7000 to repair. A project manager had caught the suspect in the act and managed to get several photos of him as the suspect made his escape through a window. The investigating officers were able to identify the suspect through the photos and obtained a search warrant for his person and residence on the 1600 block of 16th St.

The search warrant was served on December 10th at 8:40 am. The officers located multiple pieces of evidence inside the home as well as the clothing that the suspect had been wearing on the day of the incident. The suspect was placed under arrest and ultimately confessed to the crime. He was booked at Bayview Station on multiple burglary and vandalism related charges.   (SFPD Case No. 140964524)

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Firearm Arrest:

On December 10th at 12:30 pm, officers patrolling in the area of Quesada and 3rd spotted a suspect who they recognized driving down the street. They knew that the suspect had a suspended driver’s license and that he was on active probation with a search condition. The officers also knew that the suspect had a history of firearms possession and was currently out on bail for a firearm possession case. As the suspect stopped and began to park, the officers approached him and noticed that he was holding a marijuana cigarette in his hand. The suspect admitted to the officers that there was more marijuana in the vehicle. The officers conducted a probation search of the suspect and vehicle and located additional marijuana as well as methamphetamine in the center console. A loaded .40 caliber handgun, which had been reported as stolen, was located concealed behind the central air vents of the car. The suspect was arrested and booked at Bayview Station on multiple weapons and narcotics charges. (SFPD Case No. 141039817)

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Auto Burglary Arrest:

On December 10th at 2:10 pm, officers patrolling in the area of San Bruno and Woolsey spotted a subject standing outside of a parked car, talking to the vehicle’s occupant. The officers immediately recognized the suspect from a photo in a “wanted person” bulletin that they had seen just half an hour prior. The suspect had been identified in connection with a November 29th auto burglary that had occurred on the 5600 block of Geary Blvd in which a laptop was stolen. The officers detained both subjects. The identity of the auto burglary suspect was confirmed and he was placed under arrest. His companion was found to have an active warrant for her arrest and was also taken into custody. Both suspects were booked on their respective charges at Bayview Station.  (SFPD Case No. 146254076)

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Firearm Arrest:

On December 10th at 12:30 pm, officers patrolling in the area of the Potrero Hill Housing Development observed two subjects engaged in a conversation on Missouri at Watchman Way. One of the subjects had his back to the officers. When the subject that he had been speaking with spotted the patrol car, she yelled a warning to him. The suspect who had his back turned to the officers immediately grabbed onto his waistband and began to walk away. The officers, believing that the suspect was armed, called for him to stop. The suspect began to run and the officers gave chase. He continued to hold onto his waistband as he ran until he lost his footing and fell on the 800 block of Missouri. He quickly got up and continued to flee. A loaded 9mm pistol was recovered from the street where the suspect had tripped. He was last seen jumping over a chain link fence on Texas, dropping to the rear of a warehouse on Pennsylvania. The officers secured a perimeter around the area and located the suspect hiding in a shed behind a building on the 700 block of Pennsylvania. After a struggle, the suspect was taken into custody. A record check revealed that the suspect had a no bail Federal warrant for escaping prison. He was booked at Bayview Station on the weapons violations, resisting arrest, and the US Marshall’s warrant. (SFPD Case No. 141043272)

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Burglaries:

12/5/14, 3:00 pm, 1200 block Carolina, Construction Area, power tools stolen (SFPD Case No. 141032407)

12/7/14, 11:20 pm, 200 block Channel, Community Center, tricycle stolen (SFPD Case No. 141032275)

12/7/14, 11:20 am, 4500 block 3rd, Grocery Store, wallet stolen (SFPD Case No. 141033449)

12/9/14, 8:30 pm – 7:00 am, 700 block Carolina, garage, tools, misc. items (SFPD Case No. 141038897)

12/10/14, 8:00 pm – 11:00 am, 2000 block Evans, storage facility, music equipment stolen (SFPD Case No. 141043034)

Auto Burglaries:

12/04/14, 10:30 pm – 8:00 am, Silver/Bowdoin, laptop stolen

12/05/14, 4:00 pm – 8:00 am, 800 block Toland, tools stolen

12/05/14, 4:00 pm – 8:00 am, 1800 block Egbert, tools stolen

12/06/14, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 3400 block Egbert, laptop stolen

12/09/14, 4:30 pm – 12:30 am, 1200 block Mississippi, tape deck stolen

12/09/14, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, Patterson/Oakdale, purse stolen

12/11/14, 4:30 am, 700 block Wisconsin, attempt

 Auto Theft:

12/06/14, 1:00 am – 6:00 am, unit block Teddy, grey Jeep Cherokee

12/06/14, 8:00 pm – 8:00 am, 1300 block Underwood, red Acura Integra

12/07/14, 8:30 pm – 1:20 pm, 400 block Somerset, green Honda Accord

12/07/14, 1:00 am – 7:30 am, 1000 block DeHaro, silver Honda Civic

12/07/14, 1:00 pm, 1000 block Tennessee, crème VolvoS60

12/08/14, 3:00 pm – 10:30 pm, 1500 block Shafter, gold Infinity i30

12/09/14, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, 400 block Mississippi, silver Honda Prelude

12/10/14, 11:00 pm – 7:00 am, 3300 block Jennings, white Honda Accord

12/10/14, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, 1000 block Jamestown, silver VW Jetta

12/10/14, 10:00 pm – 9:30 am, unit block Williams, white Mazda MX-6

12/10/14, 4:00 pm, 1500 block 18th, silver Honda Civic

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