Thursday, February 28, 2013

Feb. 23, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, February 23rd, 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.

Crime Alert: Precita Park area; There has been numerous incidents where several bicycles have been stolen out of residential garages. Suspect(s) have broken into vehicles parked along the street and have taken the garage door openers and used them to open the owner’s garage to gain access. Once inside, they steal anything of value, including bicycles. You wouldn’t leave the key to your front door in your car, so don’t leave your remote garage door opener in your car either. If you happen to hear your garage door opening, and it wasn’t you, call SF 911 directly.

Crime Alert: Glen Park area; A couple business burglaries in the area have been reported where laptop computers and other expensive electronics have been stolen. Suspects have forced entry or crawled through an open window to steal these items that were left on the front counter and easily seen from the street. When your business is closed, hide these items out of plain site and if possible, locked away. Always make sure your windows and doors are locked and secure before leaving.


12:51am     Alemany/Leo                Grand Theft Auto
Officers Cortez and Tam were on routine patrol stopped at a Red light at the intersection of Alemany and Onondaga Avenue. Moments later, they saw a Blue, 4 door, Honda Civic, with three occupants, drive through the intersection as it travelled Northbound on Alemany Boulevard. The officers turned onto Alemany and decided to follow the vehicle, running the Honda’s license plate on the computer. The results revealed that the car was in fact a stolen vehicle. The occupants spotted the officers and immediately pulled over before the officers could effect a traffic stop at Alemany and Leo Street. Officer Tam notified dispatch and requested additional units to the scene. After back-up arrived, all three occupants were taken into custody. The officers searched the vehicle and found a shaved key jammed in the ignition, a common technique used to start Hondas and Acuras. A search was then conducted on all three subjects. During the search, Marijuana was found on one of the passengers. All three subjects were then taken to Ingleside Station and interviewed. The driver was subsequently booked on several charges. The passenger with the Marijuana was cited and released. The third passenger was clear and released as well. The owner of the vehicle was unable to respond to pick up her vehicle; therefore it was towed from the scene. Report Number: 130156559

2:20am       2200 Blk Alemany        Graffiti
Officers Hauscarriague and Sutton were sent to a call where six subjects were seen “tagging” a White commercial truck parked along the 2200 block of Alemany Boulevard. Sergeant Turner and Sergeant Smith were one of the first units to arrive on scene and saw one of the five subjects vandalizing the front bumper with graffiti. Several Ingleside units arrived and detained all five subjects. The officers inspected the White commercial truck and found that it was covered with fresh spray paint. Near the truck, Officers found used spray cans and numerous stickers known as “Slap tags”, which are used to deface public property. All five subjects were eventually searched and the officers found additional spray cans in one of the backpacks that one of them was carrying. After the investigation, one of the subjects was arrested for having an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The second was cited for vandalizing the truck with graffiti and then released. The third was cited for possessing an open container and released. The remaining subjects were released from the scene as well. Report Number: 130156731

4:42pm       Sunnydale/Santos          Grand Theft Auto
Officers Lustenberger and Barajas were on patrol in the area of Sunnydale and Santos Street, when they saw a Black Audi Q5 double parked on the street. As the officers passed the vehicle they could see that there were two occupants inside, a male driver and a female passenger. The officers ran the license plate, which showed the vehicle listed as a stolen vehicle. By the time the officers turned around, the vehicle had taken off from the area. The officers broadcast the vehicle description and searched the area. Moments later, dispatch received a call from a resident along the 300 block of Prague stating two subjects just dumped a Black Audi on the street and ran into Crocker Amazon Park. Several Ingleside units responded and scoured the park and surrounding area. Officer Lustenberger and Barajas found the same two subjects walking along Geneva Avenue. The suspects were then detained and searched. The male suspect still had the Audi car key in his pocket. The male driver was transported to Ingleside Station and booked on numerous felony charges. The female passenger was soon released. Report Number: 130158094

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

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:

12:10am          400 Blk Athens                      Stolen Vehicle
12:51am          Alemany/Leo                          Recovered Vehicle
  1:00am          300 Blk Silver                         Battery
  5:00am          Unit Blk Santos                      Theft
  6:55am          900 Blk Ellsworth                   Vandalism to Property
  8:18am          100 Blk Blytrhdale                  Recovered Vehicle
10:55am          100 Blk Delta                         Recovered Vehicle
12:00pm          600 Blk Eugenia                     Stolen Vehicle
12:19pm          Moultrie/Ogden                      Traffic Collision
  1:00pm          Unit Blk Avalon                     Stolen Vehicle
  2:00pm          Unit Blk Admiral                    Recovered Vehicle
  4:11pm          500 Blk Silver                        Battery
  5:20pm          Unit Blk Admiral                    Recovered Vehicle
  5:30pm          300 Blk Prague                      Stolen Vehicle
  7:00pm          4900 Blk Mission                   Theft from Building
  7:30pm          Unit Blk Wanda                     Theft from Vehicle
  9:00pm          Unit Blk Niagara                    Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm          200 Blk Winding                    Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm          700 Blk Cayuga                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

11:15am          Unit Blk Gladys                      Burglary: Suspect #1: Hispanic Male with a medium to stocky build, 30-40 yrs old, 5’9 in height, 150lbs, Unknown hair, Unknown eyes, Last seen wearing: Turquoise long sleeve shirt and  Blue jeans.