Effective tonight, I will assume responsibility as the Commander of the Golden Gate Patrol Division. It has been my honor to serve as the captain of Bayview Station and partner with numerous community members. Thank you for the tremendous support you have extended to me and the officers of Bayview Station.
Captain Raj Vaswani takes over as the new captain of Bayview. Most recently, he served as the commanding officer of Park Station. Captain Vaswani has a wealth of experience having served in patrol, investigative, and administrative assignments. Please join me in welcoming Captain Vaswani.
I look forward to visiting with you in the future and am excited about the positive change going on in our community.
Carjacking, Firearm Arrest:
On March 25th at 1:24 pm, officers patrolling in the area of Bayshore and Jerrold spotted a vehicle driving in the area whose description and license plate matched that of a car that had been carjacked half an hour earlier during an armed robbery that occurred on the 100 block of Shakespeare in the Taraval district. Both the driver and the passenger matched the broadcast suspect descriptions and were reported to be armed. The officers approached the vehicle as it was stopped at the intersection.
On seeing the officers, the driver immediately revved the engine and quickly accelerated in the direction of the approaching officers. They were able to jump out of the way as the suspect’s vehicle plowed into their patrol car with such force that the unit was dragged into a different position on the roadway. The suspect then made a U-Turn and drove off at high rate of speed with complete disregard for other drivers and pedestrians.
The officers got back into their damaged car and gave chase, spotting the suspects turn onto the unit block of Toland, where they abruptly stopped the car and bailed out. The suspects ducked in between parked vehicles before commencing into a full sprint down the street. One of the suspects was seen dropping a bag as he ran. After both suspects were successfully apprehended by the officers with the assistance of back up units, a 9mm handgun was located jammed in the tire well of a parked vehicle where the suspects had been seen ducking behind. The bag that had been discarded was recovered and turned out to contain a camera that had been stolen into the original robbery. The suspects, ages 18 and 17 were booked at Bayview Station and the Juvenile Justice Center respectively on multiple charges that included carjacking, aggravated assault, weapons violations, and conspiracy. (SFPD Case No. 150263491)
On March 26th at 12:10 am, a 31 year old victim was robbed on the 1400 block of Bacon. He told the responding officers that he was walking to his house when he was approached by a masked suspect who asked the victim for a cigarette. The suspect then produced a knife and brandished it at the victim. The victim took several steps back when a second suspect approached him from behind and stuck what the victim believed to be a handgun to his side. The second suspect ordered the victim to surrender his property and proceeded to punch the victim multiple times while the other suspect went through the victim’s pockets. The suspects fled with the victim’s cell phone and wallet. They were seen getting into a waiting vehicle that sped from the scene. The officers searched the area for the suspects but were unable to locate them that morning. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 150265704)
On March 26th at 12:25 pm, a victim was robbed of his iPhone while riding a MUNI coach in the area of Lane and Van Dyke. He told the responding officers that he had been seated on the bus with his phone in his hand when a suspect snatched the phone and ran off the bus. The suspect was accompanied by two other subjects who also fled. The officers searched the area for the suspects but were unable to locate them that day. The MUNI surveillance footage which may have captured the robbery is pending. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 150266780)
On March 26th at 4:30 pm officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 25th and Wisconsin. They located multiple shell casings on the 1800 block of 25th St. The officers secured the crime scene and preserved all evidence. Another unit responded to SFGH on a call of two victims of a shooting that had been driven to the hospital. It was determined that both male victims, ages 18 and 21, had sustained gunshot wounds while driving in the area of the crime scene. Both victims were treated for their injuries and listed in stable condition. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 150267540)
Possession of Stolen Property, Concealed Weapon Arrest:
On March 26th at 9:53 pm, officers responded to a storage facility on the 2500 block of Marin on a call of trespassers that were spotted by the reporting party via remote security cameras. The officers made entry into the facility and conducted a search, locating two subjects who matched the suspect descriptions provided. A record check revealed that one of the suspects was on active probation with a search condition. A search of her person revealed a BB gun, a concealed knife, and methamphetamine. In addition, the officers located ID cards and credit cards that belonged to at least six different victims of various theft crimes inside the suspect’s purse. She was placed under arrest and was booked at Bayview Station on multiple charges that included carrying a concealed weapon, possession of stolen property and probation violation. Her companion was identified and investigated prior to being released from the scene. (SFPD Case No. 150268899)
On March 26th at 10:00 pm, a 31 year old victim was robbed in the area of Girard and Silver. He told the responding officers that he had been walking along the street when three suspects approached him from behind and shoved him to the ground. One of the suspects used his body weight to hold the victim down while the other two went through his pockets, stealing the victim’s cell phone. The suspects then fled on foot. The officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects that night. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 150268930)
3/20/15, 10:30 am – 8:00 am, unit block Westbrook, garden shed, tools stolen (SFPD Case No. 150262857)
3/20/15, 10:30 am – 8:00 am, unit block Colby, house, jewelry & cash stolen (SFPD Case No. 150265469)
3/25/15, 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm, 5100 block 3rd, pack back, iPod, and camera stolen
Bayview Station holds community meetings with the Captain on the first Tuesday of each month. The next Community meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7th, at 6 PM
Bayview Station Community Room 201 Williams Avenue (Cross Street Phelps)