Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, February 22nd, 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.


1:53am       500 Blk  Ocean             Burglary
Officers Lozano and Hauscarriague were dispatched to the MUNI garage after a witness saw a man breaking into a car.  The witness, trailing the suspect while calling 911, told dispatch that the suspect was carrying one Brown and one Red bag, while walking on a nearby street. Officers soon arrived at the scene and located the suspect. Meanwhile, other officers interviewed the victim at the garage who listed several items stolen from his car that were found on the suspect. The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Report number: 130153511

10:12pm     400 Blk  Huron              Drugs
Officers Cassinelli and Turner were on patrol when they spotted an older van moving slowly down the street with the driver looking into cars and homes. The driver stopped and parked the van on the 400 block of Huron and the officers got out of their patrol car and approached the vehicle to question the occupant. While speaking to the driver, the officers noticed a glass pipe with white residue in the front ashtray. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and a search found narcotics in one of the suspect’s pockets. The suspect, who had a previous conviction in San Mateo County, was cited for narcotics violations and released. Report number: 130156208

Serious Incidents:

12:56am     Brazil/Naples                Attempted Robbery
Ingleside Officers Anderson and Contreras were on routine patrol when dispatch broadcast a description of a vehicle wanted in a robbery. During an unsuccessful search for the vehicle, two men flagged down the officers and said they were approached separately by a man with a gun who demanded their valuables. Both victims refused and ran away. They described the same suspect who was traveling in a dark Blue sedan. Report number: 130153436

1:00am       Russia/Madrid               Robbery
Officers Lockett, responding to a robbery report, found a victim at the intersection of Russia and Madrid bleeding from a wound on the back of his head. The man told the officers he was walking up the sidewalk when he noticed a late model Lexus make a U-Turn and stop near him. A man got out of the car, pointed a gun at him, and said, “Give me your wallet”. Fearing for his life he complied but, after taking the wallet, the suspect hit the victim on the back of the head with the gun. The suspect then got back in the car and sped away. Medics treated the victim at the scene for his injury and the officers gave him a courtesy ride home. Report number: 130153442

1:05am       Brazil/Madrid               Robbery
Officer Sutton was dispatched to the 400 block of Vienna Street to take a robbery report. The victim told the officer he had just taken out over $900 from an ATM machine on Mission Street and was walking home when a suspect with a gun approached him from behind and said, “Give me all your money or I’ll shoot you”. The victim, fearing for his life, complied and the suspect ran back to a waiting compact car, with two occupants, and jumped in before driving away. Report number: 130153470

Due to the time of day and close proximity, it is believed that the robberies that took place in the Excelsior District are related, See reports above. Police have increased patrols in this area and are vigilant of any suspicious activity. If there is any additional information regarding these robberies, please call Ingleside to speak with an Inspector. If you see any suspicious people or vehicles in the area call SF 911 directly.

8:55am       Unit Blk Desmond        Robbery
Officers Trujillo and Zerga were on routine patrol when they were sent to the unit block of Desmond to investigate a purse snatch. The officers found the victim sitting on stairs of her home saying she was unable to stand because of injuries to her back and left arm. The officers called for medical assistance while talking to the victim who said she was walking home from the bus stop when a man approached her from behind, violently grabbed her shoulders and threw her to the ground on her back. The suspect took her cell phone before running away. Numerous Ingleside officers unsuccessfully searched the area for the suspect. Report number:130153997

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:
  5:10am          1800 Blk Sunnydale               Assault
  7:00am          100 Blk Charles                     Burglary
  9:51am          300 Blk Crescent                   Warrant Arrest
11:00am          800 Blk Amazon                    Recovered Vehicle
12:35pm          Geneva/San Jose                   Traffic Collision
12:45pm          Paris/Excelsior                       Traffic Collision
  4:00pm          Tingley/Mission                      Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm          Unit Blk Sala Terrace             Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm          300 Blk Crescent                   False Registration
10:12pm          Napes/Persia                          Traffic Collision
10:50pm          500 Blk Cortland                    Arson

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to report.