Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 16, 2012

Incident Date:
Monday, April 16th, 2012


2:00am       500 Blk Chenery           Vandalism
While on patrol, Officers Jones and Pedersen were dispatched to a call regarding vandalism. Upon their arrival, they met with the victim, who stated that he woke up, and looked out the window, only to see an unknown male suspect jumping on the hood of his car. The victim yelled out his window, to the suspect, which caused him to flee the area. Multiple Ingleside units searched the area for the subject, to no avail. While investigating the victim’s vehicle, Officer Pedersen found two distinct footprints on the hood of the victim’s car. The officers then received a call describing continued vandalism in the area. The officers responded to the scene and observed several damaged vehicles. While on scene, the officers observed a man who matched the description of the suspect the victim had given to the officers earlier. He was detained for questioning, along with an associate that he was with. The suspect stated that he and his associate were walking their dogs in the neighborhood, and that he was on his way to visit his girlfriend on Fillmore. Officer Pedersen asked the suspect to show him the soles of his shoes, which matched those that were on the hood of the car. The victim was then brought to the scene, to identify the suspect. The suspect was positively identified by the victim, was placed in handcuffs, and transported back to Ingleside Police Station where he was booked into custody. Report Number 120303005

6:14am       700 Blk Avalon              Theft
While on patrol, Officers Trujillo and Conceicao were dispatched to a possible burglary in progress. The 911 caller told dispatch that two males were stealing metal rebar from a construction site.  The suspects boarded a white truck, and drove away. When enroute to the location, Officer Araujo radioed that he had observed the possible suspect vehicle, and that he was affecting a traffic stop. Officer Araujo then asked for a Spanish speaking officer to assist on the scene to assist in translation. Being certified through the SFPD to provide English/Spanish translation, Officer Trujillo responded to the scene. When the officer made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the driver told the officer that he and his partner had been driving around collecting recyclable metals, and that they had just collected some pieces from a worksite, pointing to the bed of his truck where there were numerous pieces of metal rebar. The 911 caller, was brought onto the scene, and agreed to identify the suspects. The witness positively identified the suspects, and even had the incident video taped. The person in charge of the construction site arrived at Ingleside Station, and stated that no one had permission to the take the rebar that day.  Both suspects were later booked at Ingleside Station. All parties were provided with follow up information.  Report Number 120300374

Other incidents:  

9:18am       300 Blk Avalon              Theft
Officer Marino responded to a call on the 300 block of Avalon regarding a theft. On the scene, she met with two victims, a son and a mother. The son claimed that he had been receiving many annoying and threatening phone calls. The mother stated that she discovered that her jewelry, worth over $50,000 had been stolen by an unknown suspect. She also discovered that a valuable belt buckle that belonged to her husband had been stolen. The victim was not aware of these thefts occurring until recently. On top of those items, many checks, and financial statements were stolen from her, and the checks were later cashed out. No arrests have been made at this point and the victims were given follow up information. Report Number 120289819

12:30pm     Unit Blk Phelan            Theft
While on duty at the City College of San Francisco police station, Officer Hakes was approached by a victim who said that her phone was stolen. When she left class she was approached by a classmate who told her that she left her phone behind, and that one of her classmates had taken the phone. She had left her phone plugged into the charger in an outlet in class. She returned to class to look for the phone, but to no avail. She called her phone from the office phone at the police station, but her phone was turned off.  Officer Hakes provided her with follow up information. Report Number 120301071

2:13pm       Unit Blk Rotteck           Vandalism
While on patrol, Officers Fung and Sugitan responded to a call regarding vandalism. Upon arrival, they met with the victim who claims that at approximately 1:00pm, he was in his backyard, when he discovered that his fence had been damaged. No suspects have been identified and he could provide no further information. Report Number 120301413

2:19pm       Geneva/Naples               Robbery
Officer Hornstein responded to a call regarding a battery on a MUNI bus. The officer met with the victim who told him that he was riding the bus, when he was approached by an unknown suspect, who tried to sweet talk him into giving him his stuff. The victim said “no” various times. The suspect then grew agitated, and demanded the victim hand over his stuff. He grabbed the victim by his shirt, punched him in the right eye, and got off the bus, fleeing on foot. None of the victim’s possessions were taken.  He refused medical assistance and said he probably could not identify the suspect if he saw him again.  He was given follow up information.  The officers contacted MUNI and ordered a copy of the surveillance video.  Report Number 120284693

2:55pm       Unit Blk Phelan            Theft
At 2:55pm, Sgt. Russo from the SFCCPD was contacted by a victim claiming that he had secured his bicycle at a bike rack, and returned to discover that his bike was missing. No one had permission to take his bicycle and he could provide no further information. Report Number 120301560

3:16pm       4000 Blk Mission          Fraud
Sgt. Miller was contacted by a victim stating that he desired to report a fraud. The victim claims that he shared a joint checking account with a friend, who now lives outside of the United States. The victim says that a number of checks from his joint account were stolen from his apartment, and three were subsequently cashed. He claims that all three checks bore a forged signature of his friend, who assured him that he did not write those checks. The persons name to whom the check was written out to, was not familiar to the victims. There was a possible suspect, but not much information is known about him. Sgt. Miller provided the victim with follow up information.  Report Number 120293252

5:52pm       600 Blk Velasco            Robbery
Officers Antonian and Chan responded to a call regarding a robbery with a gun that had just occurred. Upon arrival, they met with the victim who stated that he was on his way home from work, when he got off the MUNI bus. He was approached by three suspects who tried to grab his shoulder bag away from him.  The victim turned around and swung at the suspect. The suspect pulled out a handgun from his person, and pointed it at the victim. The victim then ran down the street towards a garage in which there were people inside. When the three suspects saw the other people in the garage, they ran towards the Sunnydale Projects.  He was not injured and refused medical assistance.  He said he might be able to identify the suspects if he saw them again.  The officers provided him with follow up information

A witness that was on the bus with the victim was able to confirm what the victim said, but added that the suspect got on the bus with the victim, and also got off at the same stop.  The officers confirmed that no personal belongings of the victim were stolen.  They ordered a copy of the MUNI surveillance video.  Report Number 120302057

11:44pm     Unit Blk Richland        Malicious Mischief
Dispatch sent Officers Contreras, and Hermosura to an attempted burglary call. The officers met with the victims, who stated that someone had attempted to break into their home through the ground floor. They showed the officers the door knob, which was slightly crushed, and jammed. The victims noticed the damaged door knob on 4/9/12, but did not report it to the police until 4/16/12. Despite the door knob being damaged, nothing was taken from inside the home. The officers took pictures of the damage which they booked into evidence.  They provided the victims with follow up information.  Due to the lack of physical evidence, SFPD’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit was not notified.  Report Number 120302778


  8:00am           Unit Blk Leland Ave                 Stolen vehicle
  9:00am           Brunswick/Oliver St                  Traffic collision
  9:25am           Amazon/Paris St                       Stolen vehicle
10:15am           Geneva/Prague St                     Traffic collision
  2:30pm           300 Blk Harkness Ave              Recovered vehicle       
  6:15pm           Geneva/San Jose Ave               Traffic collision
  6:16pm           Alemany/Congdon St                Traffic collision