Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May. 2, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, May 2nd, 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.

Weather related crime alert; with the current nice weather and increased temperature, some people are leaving their windows open in an effort to keep their residences cooler inside. Be extra careful, especially when you leave your home and leave the windows unsecured. Burglars are always looking for the easiest way inside your home. Don’t give them that opportunity for the easy access. Make sure to secure these entry points and leave them locked when you are not around.

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.


1:30am       Unit Blk Tiffany                               Weapon
Officers Carrasco and Dominguez were dispatched to investigate a report of a man with a knife being chased down the street by another man with his dog. The dispatcher told the officers that a man had walked into a nearby bar and pulled out a knife, which led to the chase by the bars bouncer. The officers responded to the vicinity and soon discovered Ingleside Officers Lustenberger and Chew had detained both men at the intersection of Godeus and Tiffany Street. While Lustenberger was talking to the man with the knife, Officer Chew talked to the bar employee who became increasingly angry and threatening toward the bar patron. He refused to obey Officer Chew’s commands and, after a brief struggle, was handcuffed. Both officers continued talking to both men and decided to arrest the patron for brandishing a weapon and released the bar employee because he was a crime victim. Report number: 130358034

10:24pm     1200 Blk Fitzgerald                         Drugs
 Officers Burke, Almaguer and Cassinelli were assigned to an area in the Bayview District with a history of narcotics violations. While sitting in their police vehicle, the officers noticed a man talking briefly to different people who walked up to him on a street corner. Sometimes, this same man would approach parked vehicles, enter the vehicles for a short time, before exiting the vehicles. He would also, occasionally, walk a short distance away and enter a parked white van for a brief time, then exit the van and go back to the street corner. The officers did not see anyone else enter or exit the van. A short time later, after exiting the van, the officers watched the man get on a bicycle and ride away down the sidewalk. The officers decided to question the man and caught up with the suspect. A computer check of his status revealed he was wanted on an outstanding traffic warrant. The officers placed him under arrest. The suspect denied he had any narcotics in his possession; however a search revealed a prescription bottle with close to forty prescription narcotic pills. A search of the van turned up cocaine, cocaine powder, morphine pills, Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, Diazepan, along with a pipe used for ingesting methamphetamine and a grinder for marijuana. The suspect was transported to Ingleside Station and booked on several narcotics violations. Report number: 130358818

Serious Incidents:

6:45pm       300 Blk Cortland                         Attempted Robbery
Police dispatch sent Officers Kabanuck and Tam to investigate a robbery on the 300 block of Cortland. When they arrived, the victim told the officers he was sitting in front of a cafĂ© texting on his IPhone when the suspect ran up and grabbed his phone. A brief struggle ensued between the suspect and the victim until the victim yelled “police” and the suspect released his grip on the phone and ran away around the corner. A witness, on an adjacent street, told the officers he heard someone yell “police”, saw a man running toward her before he jumped into an older silver model SUV which quickly drove away. Report number: 130360192

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:00am           2800 Blk Diamond                   Theft from Vehicle
  8:23am           Rotteck/Still                              Traffic Collision
  8:30am           4900 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
12:36pm           3400 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  3:27pm           4700 Blk Mission                     Battery
  5:00pm           600 Blk Cayuga                       Vandalism to Property
  8:02pm           San Jose/Capistrano                 Traffic Collision
  9:00pm           400 Blk Holladay                     Burglary
  9:00pm           Trumbull/Congdon                    Stolen Vehicle
11:59pm           800 Blk Peru                            Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.