Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Feb. 13, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

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CRIME ALERT: Increase in recent trend of robberies and thefts in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area,
Be vigilant of suspicious vehicles pulling up and its occupants asking for directions and/or to use your phone and then fleeing the scene with your property.      
Click on Don’t be a target link below:       

                                                           Safety Tips:
*Try not to have your Iphone or other property visible for others to see.
*If someone asks to use your phone, advise them you do not have one.
*Do not store or carry your phones in your back pocket, people will know you have one.
*Have (415)553-8090 programmed in your cell phone to contact SF 911 directly.
*If you see any suspicious activity involving you or others, or see someone needing help 
              Call the police.


1:44am       500 Blk San Jose           Trespassing/Burglary Tools
Officers Padilla and Ho were on patrol during the early morning hours, when they were dispatched to the 500 block of San Jose Avenue to check on an audible burglar alarm. When they arrived, other Ingleside Officers were talking to a suspect who was found hiding underneath the outside staircase of the home. Near the hiding place, the officers also discovered a large pry bar. When questioned, the suspect, who is homeless, admitted using the pry bar to open a window and breaking into the home so he could sleep. The home’s burglar alarm system was activated when the window was opened prompting the suspect to jump outside and hide where the officers found him. He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on several charges. Report number: 130126013                 **********Best Arrest of the Day**********

Serious Incidents:

3:34pm       4300 Blk Mission           Robbery
Officers Grennell and Fung were sent to the intersection of Mission and Silver Avenue to investigate a robbery.  When they arrived, the victim told the officers he was waiting at the bus stop and talking on his cell phone when four men approached him with one of them saying, “Are you the guy with the iPhone? Let me see it.”  One of the suspects then placed the tip of a knife against the victim’s stomach saying, “I ain’t playing, let me see the iPhone”.  Fearing for his life, the victim gave the suspects his cell phone along with his iPod. The suspects quickly ran away with his property. Officers searched the area for the suspects without success but they did find security camera footage of the suspects from a nearby business. The station’s investigative team is reviewing the footage for leads in the case. Report number: 130127920.

7:02pm       800 Blk  Ellsworth        Theft
While on patrol, officers Uang and Hopkins were dispatched to Ellsworth Street after a woman reported her cell phone stolen. The victim told the officers she was standing outside her home, talking on her phone, when a man brushed by her, saying “excuse me”, then grabbed her phone from her hand and ran away. She said the incident happened so quickly she was unable to react. After the theft, she knocked on several doors before she found someone who would call the police. Report number: 130128605

CRIME ALERT:  There has been an increase in auto boostings around Precita Park and the surrounding area.  Don’t be a Victim.
Take extra precautions to avoid a criminal window-shopping inside your car. Never give them a reason to break into your car and steal your belongings.

                                                          Safety Tips:
*Try to park in a well- lit area and always lock your doors and secure your windows.
*Do not leave possessions on the seat or in plain view.
*Never hide belongings under the seat: This is the first place burglars check.
*Never cover expensive items with an article of clothing or blanket:  This presents a hidden clue to thieves that items may be underneath.
*Do not leave any important documents inside your car that contain your personal information.
* Do not leave phone or MP3 chargers plugged in: this leads the burglar to believe there are expensive electronics inside your car.

Remember, if a criminal is unsuccessful and is not benefitting from his criminal activity, the thief will move on, thus making your neighborhood less of a target.

Vehicle and Other Incidents
  2:51am           Santa Rosa/Mission              Warrant Arrest
  8:00am          1900 Blk Sunnydale               Vandalism to Vehicle
  9:07am          200 Blk Parque                       Recovered Vehicle
11:21am          Unit Blk Lundys                      Theft
  1:05am          2000 Blk San Jose                  Traffic Collision
  1:51pm          Mission/Onondaga                  Recovered Vehicle
  3:30pm          300 Blk Franconia                  Recovered Vehicle
  3:55pm          Unit Blk Camelia                    Warrant Arrest
  4:00pm          400 Blk Cordova                   Stolen Auto
  4:30pm          400 Blk Los Palmos               Theft from Building
  8:00pm          1500 Blk Diamond                 Traffic Collision
  9:09pm          200 Blk Day                           Theft
  9:51pm          50 Phelan                               Theft from Vehicle
11:36pm          3300 Blk Mission                   Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No incidents to report.