Today will be my last day as Captain of Richmond Station. This month, the SFPD will see the retirement of a large number of Captains. As a result, there will be lots of transfers and movement of personnel. When I learned of the upcoming openings at the night captain position, I requested to be considered for the job. The hours work well with my family situation, and will allow me the opportunity to spend more quality time with my wife and 5 young children. I am excited about this new chapter in my career.
It has been my great honor to serve as the Captain of Richmond Station for the past 6 months. The Officers at Richmond Station are some of the finest and most professional officers that I have ever worked with. I have really enjoyed working with all of the residents, merchants, and various community groups to identify and solve problems in the district.
Captain Sharon Ferrigno will be taking over as the Captain of Richmond Station. Captain Ferrigno is a 28-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department and comes with a wealth of operational, investigative, and administrative experience. Captain Ferrigno will definitely be an asset to the Richmond Police District.
Our next Community meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7pm. It will be in the Community Room, here at Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave.
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 atSFPD.RICHMOND.STATION@SFGOV.ORG.
Captain Eric Vintero
On 06/02/12 at 10:10pm, plainclothes officers were in the area of the 2900 block of Pine St when they observed the suspect riding his bike on the sidewalk, while holding onto another bike. Officers detained the male who was on probation and conducted a search. They found the male to be in possession of methamphetamine and ecstasy. The 35yr old male was charged with narcotic and probation violations.On 06/03/12 at 7:20pm, a caller was reporting that he had seen a male exit a vehicle with bolt cutters, place the bolt cutters up his sleeve and walk south on 17th Ave from California St and into a construction site. Numerous officers arrived and canvassed the area. One of the officers could see the suspect in a backyard on 17th Ave and ordered him to stop. The male took of running through the backyards and was then seen on the roof of a building on the 5400 block of California St . The male then walked out of that apartment building and tried to get to his vehicle to flee the scene. He was detained by the officers as was the female occupant of the suspect’s vehicle. The two were charged with burglary, possession of burglar tools and stolen property. The female was also in possession of narcotics.On 06/06/12 at 7:10pm the victim arrived home on the 100 block 22nd Ave. After parking his car in the garage, he entered the apartment complex through the front door. He then saw the suspect standing in the hallway holding onto the victim’s bike. When the victim asked what was he doing there the suspect replied he was visiting a friend named “Joe.” The victim told him that no one named Joe lived in the building and that he was calling the police. The suspect dropped the bike and fled south on 22nd Ave. At 7:40pm officers located the suspect on the 100 block of 23rd Ave and at this time he was riding a bike. Through their investigation it was determined that the bike he was currently on had been taken from a garage on the 300 block of 26th Ave earlier in the evening. (see noteworthy incidents). The suspect, a 34 year old male was charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and a probation violation.
Noteworthy IncidentsBetween 06/01/12, 10:30am and 06/02/12, 1pm on the 300 block of 24th Ave, a suspect gained entry into an apartment building garage by unknown means. The suspect cut the convertible top on a vehicle parked inside however there was no loss from the vehicle.Between 06/01/12, 2pm and 06/02/12, 12pm on the 300 block of 26th Ave, a suspect gained entry into a garage and took a bike that had been locked to a pipe. The suspect had left another bike behind. There were no signs of forced entry.
Between 06/01/12, 5pm and 06/02/12, 5pm on the 1400 block of Lake St a suspect took a bike from an apartment building garage. It is unknown who the suspect gained entry.
Between 06/02/12, 8:30pm and 06/03/12, 8am on the unit block of Lupine, a suspect gained entry into a multi-unit garage and broke into two vehicles parked inside. The suspect took change, a stethoscope and a GPS.
Between 06/02/12, 3:45pm and 06/04/12, 8am on the 3000 block of Pacific, a suspect entered a home under construction and took numerous tools from inside. The suspect had used a ladder to get to an open window on an upper level.On 06/04/12, between 12am and 8am on the 500 block of 6th Ave , a suspect gained access to an apartment building garage and broke into a vehicle parked inside. Although the vehicle was ransacked, there was no loss.
On 06/04/12, between 2:40pm and 9:15pm on the 700 block of 9th Ave , a suspect gained entry into an apartment through a window. The suspect took a laptop and jewelry.
Between 06/04/12, 4pm and 06/05/12, 6am on the 4900 block of Fulton St, a suspect gained entry into a multi-unit garage and broke the windows of three vehicles and took two GPS units.On 06/04/12 between 6:30pm and 9:30pm on the 200 block of 6th Ave , a suspect gained entry into an unsecured garage and broke into a vehicle parked inside. There was no loss from the vehicle, but the suspect took a bike.Between 06/04/12, 7:30pm and 06/05/12, 6am on the 800 block of 25th Ave, a suspect gained entry into a garage and broke into two vehicles parked inside. The suspect took a cell phone and camera. There were no signs of forced entry.Between 06/04/12, 9:45pm and 06/05/12, 4pm on the 600 block of 5th Ave, a suspect gained access into a garage and broke the window of a car parked inside. There was no loss from the vehicle and no signs of forced entry into the garage.On 06/06/12 between 8:20pm and 7:40pm on the 200 block of 26th Ave , a suspect gained entry into an apartment building by prying open the front door. The suspect then went into the garage and broke the windows on three vehicles parked inside. The suspect took cash and a flashlight.On 06/06/12 at 6pm, a resident of an apartment on the 300 block of 26th Ave drove up to the front of her home and observed a black male walking away from her building. She thought this suspicious and continued to the corner and made a u-turn and came back. She no longer saw the male and thought that was odd as he wouldn’t have had time to make either corner. She parked her vehicle and went inside. A short time later she entered her garage and heard someone in the front entry way. The door to the garage then opened and she saw a white male with curly light brown or blonde hair wearing glasses, standing there. When he saw her he said “Hi” and walked out the front door. She then saw that the bikes belonging to the other tenants were missing from the garage. One of the bikes was located later on when the suspect was arrested on 23rd Ave.
Richmond Station Resource List:
Cell Phone 911
Anonymous Tip Line
Anonymous Tip Line ( Richmond )
Richmond Station Tip Line
Customer Service Center
Richmond Police Station
Captain Eric Vintero
Officer Lorie Brophy
Officer Tobius Moore
Deputy City Attorney
Department of Parking & Traffic
Department of Public Works
415 278-9454/415 278-9456 fax
Graffiti Abatement Coordinator
Sergeant Stephanie Long
Officer Gary Mendribil
Officer Robert Ramos
For Crime Stats, Internet reports, etc
415 673-SAFE (415 673-7233)
Child Passenger Safety Seats
Officer Young Chi
Officer Phil Busalacchi 666-8000
Richmond Beat 43
Officer Eddie Wu 666-8000
Richmond Beat 43C
Officer Stanley Lee 666-8000
WHAT: FREE READINESS TRAINING WITH NERT
WHEN: Sunday, July 8, 2012
TIME: 10am, 1pm or 3:30pm
WHERE: SFFD Division of Training, 2310 Folsom @ 19th Street
Join the SFNERT and the SFFD to learn how to prepare for any emergency.
Workshops will cover, risk awareness, disaster supplies, personal disaster training, utilities overview
NERT overview, and SF SAFE: Organizing your block.
RSVP to 415-970-2024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Get Really Ready” in the subject line.
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Applications are available online and can be mailed in.
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Contact: Local 22 Representative Manuel Flores at (415) 355-1322
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.
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!
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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.