Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Feb. 27,2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, February 27th, 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.


3:52pm       5900 Blk Mission                    Drugs
Sgt. Lozada along with multiple Ingleside units responded to assist Officer Archilla, who was speaking with four subjects, while on the 5900 block of Mission Street. While speaking with the subjects, the officers noticed a Black SUV that was parked in a Red zone directly in front of them. Moments later, two more subjects walked out of a store and got into the Black SUV. Sgt Lozada detained them in order to issue a parking citation. While talking with the occupants, the passenger looked to be extremely nervous. As Sgt Lozada continued to ask more questions, the passenger kept looking straight and started to dig deep into his pocket. Sgt Lozada believed he was reaching for a weapon and ordered the passenger to get out of the vehicle. Sgt Lozada performed a search and located methamphetamine on him. The passenger was arrest for possession and the driver was released from the scene. The officers transported the suspect to Ingleside Station and was booked accordingly. Report Number: 130170082.

Serious Incidents:

9:00am       400 Blk Geneva                      Theft
Officer Morrow responded to a radio call to meet BART Police Officer Flores who was with a victim of a cell phone theft at Balboa BART. Upon the officer’s arrival, he met with the victim who was extremely upset. The victim stated that she was on the MUNI bus and was sitting in front of the rear door. As the victim was texting, the suspect entered the bus through the rear doors and snatched her phone out of her hands. The suspect immediately exited the bus and ran down towards the BART platform. The victim ran out of the bus and chased after the suspect, who then boarded a BART train that was headed downtown. The victim stopped chasing the suspect and looked for help. She told the officers that she would be able to identify the suspect if she saw him again. Bart Officer Flores stated that he recently arrested a man for a similar crime and showed a picture to the victim. The victim immediately recognized the suspect as the person who stole her cell phone. BART officer provided the picture to Officer Morrow for further investigation. Report Number: 130168792.

7:20pm       Lisbon/Amazon                      Robbery
Officers Graham and Apodaca responded to 600 block of Lisbon Street regarding robbery. Upon arrival, the officers met with the victim who said he was walking home from City College when two suspects grabbed him by his backpack and pushed him down on the sidewalk. One of the suspects held the victim down by the neck and demanded that he give them his money. The other suspect then reached into the victim’s pocket and took out his phone and $50 in currency. The victim was punched and kicked several times when he was on the ground.  The victim saw the suspects running eastbound on Amazon Avenue from Lisbon. The officers asked the victim if he wanted to seek medical attention but the victim declined. The officers searched the area for suspects with negative results. Report Number: 130170894.

7:34pm       Athens/Italy                            Robbery
Officers Shugars and Paras were dispatched to the 1100 block of Geneva Avenue regarding a call of a robbery. Upon arrival, the officers met with the victim who said he was walking Southbound on Athens Street near the intersection of Italy Street. The victim said he heard someone running up behind him, so he stepped to the side to let that person pass. The suspect suddenly stopped and turned around and started to push the victim asking to give up all his property. The victim feared for his life and handed over his wallet. Another suspect was standing close by and told the other suspect to bring the victim over to the driveway.  The victim stood his ground and refused to go, so the suspect instead walked over to the victim and checked his pockets and took his phone as well. Both suspects were last seen running Northbound on Athens Street. The victim said he would be able to identify the suspects if he saw them again. The victim had no visible injuries and declined any medical assistance. The officers checked the area for any surveillance cameras with negative results. Report Number: 130170606.

11:34pm     Chenery/Roanoke                 Robbery
Officers To and Padilla were dispatched to 2800 block of Diamond Street regarding robbery. Upon arrival, the officers met with the victim who appeared to be frightened and had no shoes on him. The victim told the officers that he was walking East on Chenery Street when he was approached by a suspect who asked for the time. As the victim looked down at his watch, the suspect forcefully removed the laptop case from the victim’s arm and told the victim to get on the ground. The victim didn’t know if the suspect had any weapons on him or not, so the victim complied with the suspect’s demands. The victim felt somebody pushing on the back of his head causing him to fall to the ground. As the victim was on the ground, two more suspects appeared and used their foot to pin the victim’s head to the ground. Suspect # 2 and suspect # 3 went through the victim’s pockets and took his cell phone and his wallet as well as his shoes. After the suspects fled, the victim walked to the 2800 block of Diamond Street to call the police. The officers searched the area for security cameras with negative results. Report Number: 130171187.

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:

  7:15am          100 Blk France                        Recovered Vehicle
  7:35am          Monterey/Baden                      Traffic Collision
  7:40am          200 Blk Avalon                       Recovered Vehicle
  8:50am          3300 Blk Mission                    Theft Other Property
10:00am          Jarboe/Folsom                         Vandalism to Vehicle
10:21am          Unit Blk Teddy                        False Registration
  1:54pm          Unit Blk Kingston                    Warrant Arrest
  2:50pm          50 Phelan                                Theft from Building
  2:25pm          100 Blk Maynard                    Recovered Vehicle
  3:45pm          Ocean/Faxon                           Traffic Collision
  3:52pm          5900 Blk Mission                    Warrant Arrest
  4:30pm          Santos/Battery                         Battery
  5:06pm          400 Blk Harvard                     Recovered Vehicle
  6:15pm          Unit Blk Kern                         Threats
  6:26pm          Mission/Trumbull                    Hit and Run
  6:30pm          Unit Blk Pueblo                      Stolen Vehicle
  7:09pm          San Jose/Goethe                     Traffic Collision
  9:00pm          Unit Blk Admiral                     Stolen/Recovered Vehicle
  9:00pm          Mission/Norton                       Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm          Mission/Geneva                      Restraining Order Violation
10:25pm          100 Blk Naglee                      Vandalism to Property

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.