Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mar. 2, 2013

 Incident Date:
Saturday, March 2nd, 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.


12:44pm     Santa Rosa/San Jose                        Auto Theft
Inspector Gasanyan, a member of the Station Investigation Team, was returning to Ingleside Station when he spotted a suspicious vehicle, with three occupants, parked only a few blocks from the station. A computer check revealed the rental car was reported stolen out of San Mateo County. The inspector requested backup and several Ingleside units responded to the scene. All three occupants were removed from the vehicle and Inspector Gasanyan arrested the unlicensed driver for auto theft. Report number: 130178365

8:00pm       900 Blk Teresita                              Theft
Officers Morrow and Brown interviewed and took a report from a victim who claimed his car was broken into and a brown bag, with computer equipment, stolen from the trunk. One of the stolen items, an Ipad, had tracking software installed. The victim tracked his item and told the officers that the software indicated the stolen Ipad was located at a home on the 700 block of Forester. Officer Morrow and several other Ingleside officers went to the address and interviewed a homeowner who said everyone at her residence had been home for some time except for one person. With her permission, the officers went to a room where the homeowner told the occupant, “The police would like to talk to you”. The officers, who, at the time did not suspect the occupant, apologized for waking him up. The officers said they were looking for stolen items that were “pinging” at that address and asked him if he knew where they might be. After a long pause, with the officers now noticing a “pinging” sound coming from a closet next to the occupant, the man spontaneously said, “Yeah, I took it”. The suspect then walked into his closet and handed them the brown bag stolen earlier that night. He was arrested for theft and transported to Ingleside Station. Report number: 130179943.

Serious Incidents:

7:55am       1000Blk Alemany                          Theft
Officer Trujillo was on routine patrol when he was flagged down by a citizen who said she was robbed of her cell phone. The victim said she was inspecting her recently repaired cell phone when a suspect rode by on a skateboard and grabbed the device out of her hand before fleeing Northbound on Alemany Boulevard. The victim chased the suspect but was unable to catch him. The victim also stated the cell phone did not have tracking software installed. Report number: 130177709.

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:

  3:00am          Mission/Appleton                   Battery
  3:28am          200 Blk Morse                      Vandalism, Breaking Windows
  9:55am          100 Blk Arleta                       Theft from Vehicle
  1:30pm          300 Blk Addison                   Vandalism to Property
  2:00pm          200 Blk Judson                      Stolen & Recovered Vehicle
  3:50pm          Winfield/Virginia                    Warrant Arrest
  4:44pm          1500 Blk Sunnydale               Probation Violation
  5:09pm          Unit Blk Moffitt                      Traffic Collision

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to report.