Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mar. 7, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, March 7th, 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.


12:40pm     300 Blk Hearst                       Vandalism
Ingleside Officers Fung and Sugitan answered a call of an off-duty police officer detaining a suspect on the 300 block of Hearst Avenue. Upon arrival, they met an East Palo Alto police officer who said he, while visiting friends, observed a suspect having an argument with a neighbor who lives on the block. After the argument, the East Palo Alto officer watched the suspect run across the street and punch the living room window, which belonged to the neighbor, breaking it into several pieces. The off-duty officer ran across the street and, after identifying himself as a police officer, told the suspect to “get on the ground”. The suspect refused and the officer had to use force to take him into custody. Officers Fung and Sugitan cited the suspect for malicious mischief vandalism and resisting arrest and released him from the scene. The officer nor the suspect suffered any injuries. Case Number: 130193244

8:35pm       100 Blk Russia                       Drugs
Officers Barajas and Burke were on patrol when they spotted a known felon, who was on probation with a search condition. The officers stopped and searched the man finding a baggie of crystal Methamphetamine in one of his pockets. The suspect was taken to Ingleside station and booked on a drug charge as well as violation of his probation. Case Number: 130194612

Serious Incidents:

 10:27pm     Unit Blk Onondaga               Robbery
Officers Seavey and Padilla responded to a report of a robbery and found a young man who was bleeding from his nose. The victim told the officers he was walking home from the Balboa Park BART station when he was accosted by two men who said, “Don’t scream and we won’t hurt you”.  The suspects then took his backpack and went through his pockets removing his credit cards, cell phone, cash, and identification.  The suspects then punched the victim in the face before running away.  The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene by paramedics. Numerous Ingleside officers searched for the suspects without success. Case Number: 130194719.

11:00pm     Cayuga/Mt Vernon                Robbery
Ingleside patrol officers Padilla and Seavey were on routine patrol when they were dispatched to a report of a robbery. The victim told the officers he was walking down Cayuga Street  near Mt. Vernon,  when he was approached by two men. The suspects placed a gun to his neck and began to search his pockets removing a cell phone, his passport, and several debit and credit cards along with a fanny pack he was carrying. The victim said the suspect’s ran down the street, jumped into a waiting vehicle, and escaped in an unknown direction. Case Number: 130194800

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:

  2:52am          Geneva/Moscow                     Hit and Run
  9:00am          400 Blk Otsego                       Recovered Vehicle
10:01am          600 Blk Huron                        Recovered Vehicle
11:00am          100 Blk Cambridge                 Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
12:46pm          600 Blk Athens                       Recovered Vehicle
  1:20pm          5400 Blk Mission                    Theft from Building
  2:00pm          3300 Blk Mission                    Theft, Shoplifting
  6:48pm          4900 Blk Mission                    Theft, Shoplifting
  7:13pm          3300 Blk Mission                    Warrant Arrest
  8:42pm          100 Blk Winfield                      Restraining Order Violation
11:00pm          100 Blk Colon                         Stolen Vehicle
11:30pm          400 Blk Anderson                    Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.