Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mar. 11, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, March 11th, 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.


7:02pm       Geneva/San Jose          Drugs
Sgt Lozada and Officer Graham were on routine patrol when they came to a stop at a Red light while on Geneva near San Jose Avenue. The officers, who were in a marked police Chevrolet Tahoe, happened to look into the passenger side of the vehicle that was next to them and saw the front passenger rolling a Marijuana cigarette. The passenger looked up and was stunned to see the police officers looking at him. The passenger tried to hide the Marijuana, but it was too late. Sgt Lozada and Officer Graham stopped the vehicle and made contact with the three occupants. When they approached the vehicle they could smell a strong odor of Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. They ran the driver who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. They then spoke to the passenger who admitted to having Marijuana, but had no valid medical Marijuana card issued to him. Officer Graham searched the passenger and seized the drug. The third passenger had no drugs and was clear of warrants, so she was released from the scene. The passenger was ultimately cited for possession and was released as well. The driver was arrested and booked for the outstanding warrant. Report Number: 130205297

Serious Incidents:

1:15pm       Cayuga/Foote               Robbery
Officers Padilla and Sullivan responded to the unit block of Niagara Avenue on a report of a street robbery. They spoke with the victim who said he was at the corner of Cayuga and Foote Avenue when he was approached by three suspects, two of whom were on bicycles. The suspect on foot then said to the victim, “Give me your money”. The victim said he feared for his safety, so he reached for his wallet and gave the suspect a twenty dollar bill. The suspect grabbed the money and all three fled the scene in an unknown direction. Other Ingleside units searched the area to no avail. Report Number: 130204261

11:51pm     Ocean/Lee                     Robbery
Officers Lozano and McCall went to investigate a strong-arm-robbery that took place aboard a MUNI bus. The victim said he boarded the bus at Ocean and Lee Avenue and was headed home. The victim said he noticed two suspects sitting at the back, but didn’t pay any attention and continued looking at his phone. When the bus was in the area of Santos and Sunnydale Avenue, one of the suspects suddenly kicked the victim in the forehead and dragged him to the front of the bus and out the front doors and out on to the street. The bus driver attempted to intervene, but the suspects quickly grabbed the victim’s Iphone out of his hands and fled the scene. The victim got back on the bus and went home, where he called the police. The officers requested the video surveillance from the bus for further investigation. Report Number: 130205968

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:

  1:20am           San Jose/Randall                      Hit and Run
  2:30am           200 Blk Juanita                        Theft from Vehicle
  2:33 am          4700 Blk Mission                     Battery
  3:20am           Unit Blk Meda                          Vandalism to Property
  5:55am           Unit Blk Sussex                        Attempted Theft from Vehicle
  8:00am           200 Blk Randall                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:50am           100 Blk Elsie                            Recovered Vehicle
  9:00am           800 Blk Brazil                          Stolen Vehicle
10:34am           Mission/Appleton                     Hit and Run
12:00pm           3100 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
12:00pm           100 Blk Bemis                         Vandalism to Vehicle
12:26pm           Persia/Moscow                        Recovered Vehicle
12:53pm           200 Blk Richland                      Recovered Vehicle
  2:34pm           1500 Blk Silliman                     Vandalism to Property
  3:00pm           1300 Blk Plymouth                   Stolen Vehicle
  5:15pm           Whittier/Crescio                       Traffic Collision
  5:22pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  5:43pm           2100 Blk Bayshore                   Recovered Vehicle
  7:00pm           Unit Blk Duncan                       Theft from Building
  8:41pm           Unit Blk Ottawa                       Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.