Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Apr. 20, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, April 20th, 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: 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.


3:31pm       800 Blk Moultrie                    Drugs
Ingleside Officers, after obtaining a search warrant, were on the lookout for a convicted felon. On the way to the felon’s residence, the officers were told that TAC Officer Hampton had located and detained the suspect near the intersection of Crescent and Andover Streets. The officers arrived and told the suspect that they had a search warrant for him and his home. The officers then searched the suspect and found a large amount of cash in one of his pockets. With the help of other Ingleside officers and San Francisco Animal Care and Control, the officers began searching the suspect’s residence. The Animal Care and Control officer removed two pit bulls from the suspect’s home. Officer Aleman, of the department’s canine unit, then searched the home with his dog “Tomak”, and discovered a digital scale used for weighing narcotics, plastic baggies, Methamphetamine and glass smoking pipes used to smoke the Methamphetamine drug, and an accounting sheet with customer’s names next to dollar amounts of money owed and paid. Continuing the search, the officers discovered more Methamphetamine and hypodermic needles with Heroin residue. The suspect was transported to the county jail and booked on numerous charges. Report number: 130323015.

4:32pm       300 Blk Flood                         Burglary
Officer Fulgado responded to an auto boosting in progress on the 300 block of Flood Avenue. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the witness, who stated she was in the kitchen on the phone when she observed  two suspects who had approached a parked vehicle, and began picking the locks. The two suspects successfully opened the passenger side door of the vehicle and began rummaging through the vehicle.  The witness immediately called the police and opened her window to get a better look. The suspects, she said, must have heard her opening her window and got spooked because they immediately began to walk away. Sgt Riskin arrived to the area and located the two suspects as they were walking away. Several officers arrived to assist and searched both suspects. The officers found the female suspect to be concealing some Brass knuckles in her pants pocket. A computer check revealed the male suspect was a wanted parolee. The officers checked the vehicle and found out that it had been reported stolen days before. The officer contacted the register owner who responded to the scene to reclaim his vehicle.  The two suspects were both booked accordingly at County Jail. Report number: 130323156

Serious Incidents:

8:45pm       1500 Blk York                        Robbery
Officer Tam responded to a call of a robbery involving a gun. When they arrived on scene they found two female British tourists who told them they were robbed of their cash, bank cards, United Kingdom driver’s licenses, phones, camera, and other personal items by a man who threatened them with a gun. The tourists, who are in San Francisco for only a short time, said they were walking down the street when the suspect approached one of them and said, “give me your camera” while pressing a handgun against her shoulder. One victim pleaded with the suspect saying, “please no”, at which point the robber pressed a gun to her head saying, “I’ll shoot you”, before taking the items and running away with the camera and other items. Report number: 130323811

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:47am           Mission/Valencia                      Traffic Collision
11:45am           4600 Blk Mission                     Threats
  7:45am           400 Blk Edna                           Recovered Vehicle
  8:30am           100 Blk Avalon                        Hit and Run
11:00am           1100 Blk Naples                      Theft from Vehicle
11:15am           300 Blk Staples                        Fraud
11:45am           4700 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  1:05pm           200 Blk Blythdale                     Warrant Arrest
  1:50pm           600 Blk Alemany                      Battery
  3:47pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  6:30pm           Unit Blk Avalon                        Vandalism to Vehicle
  7:50pm           2000 Blk Sunnydale                 Burglary
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Oliver                         Stolen Vehicle
11:10pm           3900 Blk Mission                     Battery

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.