SFPD Central Station Captain’s Message – 6/28/2016

Captain’s Message

Violent Robbery Suspects Apprehended in Russian Hill!!

Congratulations to our plainclothes team at Central Station! This team is supervised byLieutenant Matthews and have been working daily to combat the auto burglaries on Russian Hill. This has been accomplished by deploying a police car in the area all throughout the day, 7 days a week. In addition, the plainclothes team is consistently in the neighborhood making arrests.

On Saturday, June 24, 2016, the plainclothes team, led by Sergeant Spagnuolo and his team consisting of Officers Huang, Christensen, Reyes and Johnson watched three suspects as they backed into a parking space on Filbert and Jones. Officers observed the suspects, one of them in possession of a firearm, rob three tourists. The Officers moved in quickly and placed all three suspects into custody!

Attached is the YouTube video of this arrest now nearly at 1 million views. I spoke with most of the officers this afternoon and not only thanked them for their outstanding work, but also said that my appreciation extends to the dozens of times they have made these same arrests, not captured on video.

We have much more work to do on Russian Hill and in other areas to address crime. Our partnership with the community will make the difference.

I am grateful for the numerous emails and phone calls I have received thanking the officers for their bravery and heroics in this case, including from Tina Moylan from the Russian Hill Neighbors and Supervisor Peskin. All of the officers signed up to capture criminals and make our community safer. This is an example of the work they do every day.

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yszXyaLoUc&feature=youtu.be

4th of July

We are prepared for our annual 4th of July event in Fisherman’s Wharf. This is an alcohol free event and officers will be out enforcing these laws. In addition, we will be enforcing illegal vending and illegal fireworks. Happy 4th of July!

Out of Office

I will be out of the office beginning tomorrow, returning late Friday. I will not be checking my emails. Lt. Valerie Matthews will be serving as the Acting Captain. She may be reached at Valerie.Matthews@sfgov.org. I will respond to your email over the weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Captain David Lazar
Central Police Station

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