Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Apr. 17, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, April 17th, 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.      
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                                                           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: Glen Park BART Station and surrounding area; A recent trend in robberies are occurring where suspect(s) are running up behind an unsuspecting victim and proceed to shove or push them to the ground and then forcefully take their cell phone, MP3 player and/or other valuable belongings. If you happen to see what may seem like a fight taking place on the street, it could actually be a robbery taking place. Immediately call (415) 553-8090 from your cell phone or “911” from a landline. Ingleside Police Officers are stepping up their efforts and increasing patrol to the area as well as sending our plain clothes officers to conduct surveillance. Remember, report any crime that you see taking place or anything that looks suspicious.

Weather related safety; Due to the inclement weather involving high winds, there have been numerous downed power lines and fallen tree limbs throughout the city. If there is a power line down in your neighborhood, for your own safety, do not approach it and stay a safe distance away while calling “911”.  Our headquarters will dispatch officers as well as the appropriate department to come out and assess the situation and repair the damage. If there is a fallen tree limb, call “311” and request DPW (Department of Public Works) to come out and handle the hazard. Also, be sure to look up to see if there are any broken tree limbs that are hanging from the tree that can pose a threat to people and/or property. Call “311” immediately.

Public Safety; In light of recent events at the Boston marathon, the police department will be increasing patrols in areas where the public gather including special events. If you see a suspicious package that does not look right or does not belong in the area, do not investigate it yourself. Create a safe distance between you and the suspicious package and do not use your cell phone to call the police. Use a landline to call “911” and provide your location and if possible the description of the package. Officers will be dispatched to assess the situation and take the appropriate action.


7:21am       800 Blk Joost                         Drugs
Sgt Alvarez along with Officers Burke, Campos, Barajas, Cassinelli and Hom as well as members of the SFPD Tactical Team responded to the 800 block of Joost Avenue to serve a search warrant. Information was obtained that residents inside the premise were cultivating Marijuana. All the officers involved coordinated a game plan and proceeded to execute the warrant. The Officers made entry into the house and located two residents inside, who were immediately taken into custody. Once the officers cleared the house, they searched it and found a large grow operation in the down stairs area of the house. The operation consisted of high intensity lights, large plastic grow trays, an elaborate ventilation system as well as other items used in the illegal operation. The officers searched the upstairs portion of the house and found large amounts of packaged Marijuana as well as other illegal drugs. All the illegal items were seized and collected as evidence. The two suspects were subsequently booked on numerous felony charges. Report Number: 130312557

10:11am     4000 Blk Mission                             D.U.I
Officers Trujillo and Curry were dispatched to a call involving a drunk driver. A witness had called in stating that the drunk driver had driven onto the sidewalk and parked his vehicle along the 4000 block of Mission Street. The witness said the driver smelled of alcohol and had a bottle of alcohol on the passenger seat. Once the officers arrived, they located the vehicle with the driver still inside. Officer Trujillo opened the driver door and immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. She also saw the open alcohol bottle on the passenger seat as described by the witness. Officer Trujillo noticed that the driver had bloodshot eyes as well as slurred speech. He then tried to get out of his vehicle and almost fell over. Suspecting the driver was under the influence, Officer Trujillo attempted the Field Sobriety Tests. The driver was very unsteady on his feet and failed the tests. After further investigation, the driver was arrested and booked for driving under the influence of alcohol. Report Number: 130312933

6:17pm       100 Blk Lyell                          Theft
Officer Lockette went to investigate a call of a purse snatch that just occurred on the 100 block of Lyell Street. Once he arrived, he spoke with the victim, who said she was walking along Eastbound on Lyell Street with her purse in her hand. Suddenly, a suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her purse out of her hand. The suspect and his accomplice ran around the corner headed Southbound on Cayuga Avenue. The victim said she ran to Cayuga as well screaming for help. Two witnesses heard the screams and came outside to assist the victim. Both witnesses saw the suspects running away with the purse. They then lost sight of the suspects, but seconds later, observed a newer dark Chevy vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. They immediately called the police and provided the vehicle description.

Moments later, Officers Obot and Johnson spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it. Two suspects jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Officer Johnson immediately took action, jumping out of the patrol car, and chased after one of the suspects, while his partner, Officer Obot, continued pursuing the suspect vehicle with two other suspects inside. During the foot pursuit, Officer Johnson lost sight of the suspects, who eluded capture. Officer Obot continued to pursue the vehicle, which ended driving up a dead end street. The driver and passenger couldn’t escape and were immediately taken into custody. Several officers arrived to assist and found some of the victim’s property inside the vehicle. Neighbors in the area flagged Officer Cuenca down informing him that a purse was dumped on the street, which turned out to be the victim’s purse. After a thorough investigation, one suspect was booked and the other cited. Report Number: 130314525.

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:30am           100 Blk Saint Marys                 Battery
  1:00am           Unit Blk Peralta                        Attempted Theft from Vehicle
  2:58am           Unit Blk Monterey                    Burglary
  6:50am           San Jose/Geneva                      Battery
  7:45am           800 Blk Vienna                        Vandalism to Property
  7:57am           Brunswick/Curtis                      Hit and Run
10:08am           200 Blk Blythdale                     Recovered Vehicle
10:30am           4700 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  1:00pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Burglary
  1:39pm           Unit Blk Blythdale                     Recovered Vehicle
  1:40pm           5900 Blk Mission                     Vandalism to Property
  2:08pm           Monterey/Edna                         Traffic Collision
  4:30pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  5:30pm           1600 Blk Valencia                    Theft from Vehicle
  5:52pm           Monterey/Gennessee                Traffic Collision
  6:05pm           Ocean/Alemany                        Traffic Collision
  7:38pm           4600 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  8:13pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building   
11:30pm           500 Blk London                       Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.