Thursday, April 25, 2013

Apr. 21, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, April 21st, 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.


1:12pm       5700 Blk Mission                   Drugs
Ingleside Officers Hurwitz and Duffin were on routine patrol when they spotted a man they recognized from previous arrests. The officers stopped and asked him if he was still wanted on an outstanding warrant. He said, “No” and told the officers he took care of the warrant.  The officers, not believing the suspect, ran a computer check which showed he was wanted on a $25,000 warrant for theft.  The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station where a search revealed cocaine in one of his pockets. He was booked on the warrant and narcotics charge. Report number: 130325522

3:35pm       Brookdale/Santos                   Theft/Drugs
Ingleside officers Hopkins, Uang and Sgt’s Riskin, and Inocencio were on the lookout for a suspect wanted for a theft of a backpack from a victim on a Muni bus. The theft occurred a few days prior, and Ingleside officer Lee, after viewing the Muni camera footage, recognized the suspect from prior arrests and alerted officers on patrol. On Sunday, April 21st, officers Hopkins and Uang spotted the suspect riding his bike in the area. The officers caught up with him at Brookdale and Santos Streets and placed him under arrest. The suspect was transported to Ingleside Station and booked on a variety of charges. Report number: 130326194

Serious Incidents:

8:00pm       Unit Blk Niagara                    Theft
A mother arrived at Ingleside Station and spoke to Police Service Aide Cato and requested to file a theft report. The mother said that her son was standing out in front of their residence when an unknown suspect approached him and asked to use his Iphone. The son handed the phone to the suspect, who then ran off with the phone. The mother said she did not witness the incident, but stated she owned the Iphone. The mother said her Iphone does have tracking software, but was unable to track the phone. Report Number: 130335690

10:25pm     Italy/Mission                           Theft
Officers McCall and Lozano were on routine patrol when they were dispatched to Mission and Italy Streets regarding the theft of a cell phone. Upon arrival, the victim told the officers she was sitting on a Muni bus when a man ran up and took her Iphone from her hand before running out the center door. She said several other men exited the bus at the same time, who may have been with the suspect. She told the officers that she might be able to recognize the suspect. Officers McCall and Lozano broadcast a description of the crime and suspects. Meanwhile Department of Operations Officer Nyce was able to track the missing phone to Crocker-Amazon Park. Officer McCall and Lozano, and other Ingleside officers, travelled to the parking lot and discovered two cars with several men loitering around the vehicles. The Iphone was discovered in a grassy area about 20 feet from one of the vehicles and a case, belonging to the phone, was found on the rear seat of that same vehicle. The victim was brought to the park, but she told the officers she could not positively identify any of the men in the parking lot. All were released. Report Number: 130326962.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:30pm           Geneva/Brookdale                   Threats
  4:20pm          Persia/Dublin                            Hit and Run
  5:30pm           100 Blk Bemis                         Stolen Vehicle
  5:32pm           Unit Blk Lisbon                        Recovered Vehicle
  6:49pm           1100 Blk Bernal Heights           Trespassing
  7:30pm           Ocean/Alemany                        Hit and Run
  8:30pm           Unit Blk Seville                         Battery
11:00pm           4400 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.