This week I would like to highlight the efforts of Mission Station Officers to reduce gun violence. In the past two weeks Mission Officers have seized seven firearms from individuals during street encounters and while on calls for service. Just this week, Officer Carl Uber was on patrol in the area of 24th and Shotwell Streets when he saw several known gang members standing on the sidewalk drinking alcoholic beverages. When Officer Uber exited his vehicle, one of the suspects took off running. Officer Uber gave chase and the suspect attempted to discard a backpack he was holding. Officer Uber was able to take the suspect and the backpack into custody. Upon searching the backpack, Officer Uber located a fully loaded revolver.
Just last night Officers Chris Servat and Adam Kujath were in the area of 25th and Vermont when they saw two suspects sitting in a vehicle smoking narcotics. Officers Servat and Kujath contacted the suspects and began an investigation. During their investigation, Officers Servat and Kujath seized a loaded revolver from the driver’s front waistband. They then seized an additional loaded semi-automatic pistol from the back seat of the vehicle.
The Mission district has seen a spike in auto thefts during the past several weeks. The thefts have occurred at various locations throughout the district and the thieves have been mostly targeting 1990’s model foreign cars. Mission Station has responded by conducting targeted enforcement operations in various areas of the district. Please promptly report any suspicious activity you may see to the police.
Thanks and Have a Great Weekend,