Friday, March 8, 2013

Mar. 5, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, March 5th, 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.


2:35am       Mission/Onondaga        Robbery
Officers Grennel and Hauscarriague were on patrol when they observed a male lying on the sidewalk.  They exited their vehicle to tend to the male who complained of pain and had difficulty moving.  The officers immediately summoned an ambulance to the scene.  The victim told them that two males had attacked him, emptied his pockets and snatched his backpack.  The suspects then fled the area onto Russia Avenue. 

The officers advised dispatch of the robbery and provided suspect descriptions.  Several Ingleside units responded to the area to search for the suspects.  The officers located several males matching the suspect description and detained them.  The backpack which possibly belonged to the victim was located nearby the suspects as well.  The suspects were transported to the hospital where the victim had been taken for further medical treatment.  The victim positively identified two of the suspects as those who had robbed him.  Several items located on the suspects were also claimed by the victim as belonging to him.  The suspects were all booked into custody for robbery and possession of stolen property.  All evidence and pictures taken by the officers were booked at Ingleside Station.  Report Number 130185912
                                    **********Best Arrest of the Day**********

6:25am       Silver/Vienna                 Robbery
Officers Cortez and Gonzalez were sent to assist the victim of a possible battery/robbery.  Upon arrival, they met with the victim who was a Spanish speaker.  Officer Gonzalez conducted the interview in his native Spanish.  The victim told them that he was waiting at the bus stop when the suspect approached him and asked him for marijuana and alcohol.  The victim told the suspect he didn’t have either and pulled out his cellular phone to make a phone call.  The suspect began walking away and then walked back toward the victim, grabbed his cellular phone and struggled with the victim to take it away.  The suspect then fled toward Silver and the victim followed him as he called police on his cellular phone.  The suspect was located by nearby officers as they responded to the area.  The victim identified him as the person who had robbed him and told the officers that he followed him and never lost sight of him. 

The victim complained of pain to his head and arms and an ambulance responded to the scene to treat him for his injuries.  The officers took pictures of his injuries, which they later booked into evidence. The suspect was transported to Ingleside station where he was booked for the robbery.  Report Number 130186108                             *****Best Arrest of the Day*****

11:32pm     3900 Blk Mission          Warrant/Narcotics
Officers Cassinelli and several other Ingleside officers were on patrol conducting surveillance in the area of the 3900 block of Mission Street.  They then noticed a male exit one of the storefronts along Mission Street and boarded a vehicle.  The officers believed the male had an active warrant for his arrest.  They conducted a traffic stop and positively identified the male as the person who was wanted.  The suspect was then taken into custody.  An arrest search located small baggies containing Methamphetamine and a glass pipe, which is typically used to ingest the drug.  The suspect was transported to Ingleside station where he was booked for the narcotics and the warrant.  The officers tested the drug which tested positive for Methamphetamine.  Report Number 130188847

Serious Incidents:

3:50am       700 Blk Geneva            Robbery
Officers Campos and Jones responded to assist a victim of a robbery.  They met with the victim who stated that she had been knocked down to the ground as she was being robbed.  The officers summoned an ambulance to evaluate the victim.  She told them that she was walking on Geneva when a male exited a vehicle, approached her and pulled on her purse until she fell the ground.  The suspect said, “Don’t call the cops or I’ll shoot you.”  The suspect then grabbed her purse, boarded the vehicle, which sped off down Geneva Avenue.  The victim said she would not be able to recognize the suspect if she saw him again. 

The officers spoke with a witness at the scene who said that he heard the struggle and intended to assist the victim when another male exited the vehicle, pointed a shotgun at him, chambered a round and said, “Give me your phone.”  The victim refused to give up the phone and both suspects then boarded the vehicle and fled off.  Officers searched the area for the vehicle and suspects to no avail.  They scanned the areas for surveillance cameras with negative results.  Report Number 130185990.

3:28pm       3400 Blk Mission          Theft
Officers Altamirano and Thompson responded to 3400 block of Mission Street in regards to a cell phone theft. The officers met with the victim who stated that she was robbed while she was sitting on the front steps of her apartment. The victim told the officers that she was texting on her IPhone when the suspect ran past her, grabbed her phone from her hands and said, “You don’t need this”. The suspect continued running on Mission Street and turned onto Kingston Street. The victim stated that she was scared and ran inside her apartment to call 911 for help. Report Number: 130187849.

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:

12:15am           Unit Blk Admiral                       Warrant Arrest
  7:00am           Unit Blk Dublin                         Theft from Building
  7:50am           100 Blk Onondaga                   Stolen Vehicle
  8:25am           Lyell/Still                                  Traffic Collision
  9:08am           5200 Blk Diamond Heights       Theft, Shoplifting
10:44am           5200 Blk Diamond Heights       Theft, Shoplifting
11:25am           4900 Blk Mission                     Theft, Shoplifting
  1:30pm           5000 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  3:45pm           Mission/Persia                          Battery
  5:36pm           400 Blk Holladay                     Battery
  7:26pm           San Jose/Tingley                       Traffic Collision
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Macedonia                  Stolen Vehicle
  8:20pm           Judson/Gennessee                    Warrant Arrest
  9:15pm           Sickles/Cayuga                         Hit and Run

Burglaries with suspect description:

11:50am           100 Blk College                       Burglary: Suspect #1; Black Male, 22-28yrs old, 5’6 in height, 155 pounds, Black hair, and unknown color eyes. Last seen wearing: Black jacket and Blue jeans.

  8:20pm           200 Blk Coleridge                    Burglary: Suspect #1; Hispanic Male with a medium complexion, unknown age, 5’6 in height, 200 pounds, Black hair, Black eyes. Last seen wearing: Black hoodie, Khaki pants and carrying a dark backpack.