Taraval Station Officers Make Arrests, Seize Guns in Counterfeit Bill Investigation 19-146

Booking Photo of Shrum for News Release 19-146
Booking Photo of Brown for News Release Number 19-146


On November 2, 2019, at approximately 7:23 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Taraval Station responded to the Stonestown Galleria regarding a man with a gun. Security personnel reported that a male counterfeiting suspect had dropped and gun and fled into the parking lot. Arriving SFPD officers located and detained the suspect, 41-year-old male, San Francisco resident Daniel Rizzi Shrum. Despite a search, no firearm was found. Shrum was cited for passing a fictions bill, possession of suspected methamphetamines and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Members of Taraval Station’s Taraval Neighborhood Team (TNT) Unit began an investigation of Shrum and his girlfriend, Tiny Amber Brown, age 32 of Daly City. Officers developed probable cause and obtained two search warrants; one for Shrum’s place of residence on the 2000 block of 33rd Avenue and one for Brown’s place of residence on the unit block of Alpine Avenue in Daly City.

On the morning of December 10, 2019, the SFPD Tactical Unit served both search warrants. As a result, evidence items were seized including a Ruger 9mm handgun, a Springfield Armory 9mm handgun, brass knuckles, suspected methamphetamine, fake/counterfeit identification documents and additional counterfeit US Currency in the amount of $6,800. 

Shrum and Brown were booked into the San Francisco County Jail on the following charges, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, commission of a felony while armed with a firearm, criminal storage of firearm accessible to a child, child endangerment, possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), counterfeiting, forgery, unauthorized use of personal identifying information as well as narcotics-related charges. Booking photos of Shrum and Brown accompany this release.

While arrests have been made, this remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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