Thursday, February 28, 2013

Feb. 24, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Would you like to be a part of the
Neighborhood Emergency Response Training (NERT)?
Click on this link to learn how: 

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: Precita Park area; There has been numerous incidents where several bicycles have been stolen out of residential garages. Suspect(s) have broken into vehicles parked along the street and have taken the garage door openers and used them to open the owner’s garage to gain access. Once inside, they steal anything of value, including bicycles. You wouldn’t leave the key to your front door in your car, so don’t leave your remote garage door opener in your car either. If you happen to hear your garage door opening, and it wasn’t you, call SF 911 directly.

Crime Alert: Glen Park area; A couple business burglaries in the area have been reported where laptop computers and other expensive electronics have been stolen. Suspects have forced entry or crawled through an open window to steal these items that were left on the front counter and easily seen from the street. When your business is closed, hide these items out of plain site and if possible, locked away. Always make sure your windows and doors are locked and secure before leaving.


8:30am       Unit Blk Chicago                     Burglary
Officers Gordon and Pereira responded to a report of a home burglary on the unit block of Chicago Way. Multiple Ingleside units were in the area searching for the suspect. Moments later, Officers Baldovino and Nuro detained a suspect matching the description at Rolph and Prague Street.  The victim was not too far behind pointing at the suspect and telling the officers that this was the man who entered her home. The victim said the male suspect entered her home through an open window and took their family dog, named “Buddy”. The suspect then fled the home with the victim following behind and calling the police. Turns out, that the victim knew the suspect and had dated him over a year ago. The dog was returned to the victim and the suspect was transported to Ingleside Station and charged for burglary. Report Number: 130160033

5:06pm       3300 Blk Mission                    Threats
Officer Cortez and Tam responded to a call of a person with a gun on the 3300 block of Mission Street. Several Ingleside Units responded and detained both parties involved and in the course of the investigation found out that there had been a minor car accident which resulted in a verbal argument between both parties. The victim said that during the argument, the suspect went to his vehicle and put on a police gun belt that had a gun in the holster and threatened the victim by saying, “I’m the police, I will put you down”. The victim feared for his safety and believed the suspect wanted to shoot him. As the police were approaching, the suspect took his gun belt off and hid it in the trunk of his car. The officers searched the suspect’s vehicle and found the gun belt and the BB gun that was in the holster. Several witnesses at the scene saw the suspect put the gun belt on and threatened the victim. The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to Ingleside Station where he was booked for threats and impersonating a police officer. Report Number: 130161241

Serious Incidents:

10:17am     400 Blk Arlington                    Robbery
Officer Morgante went to investigate a report of an auto boost on the 400 block of Arlington Street. He met with a victim and her friend, victim #2, who said they were walking out of her house headed towards her friend’s (victim #2) parked car. As they approached the car, the friend hit her remote entry and they were both surprised to see that the passenger door was already open. An unknown suspect immediately got out of the front passenger seat and said, “Sorry, wrong car”, and started to walk away. As he did so, the friend, victim #2, saw her checkbook in the suspect’s back pocket. The suspect reached out to hand her back the checkbook, but instead grabbed her Iphone out of her hand.  After grabbing the phone he pushed her away. Victim #1 tried to grab the suspect’s clothing, but was pushed away as well. The suspect then ran down the St. Mary’s stairway headed towards San Jose Avenue. Both victims lost sight of the suspect, but said they would be able to identify him if they saw him again. Report Number: 130160243

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:

12:01am          Banock/Geneva                      Vandalism to Vehicle
  3:45am          900 Blk Rutland                     Theft from Vehicle
  8:00am          Trumbull/Craut                        Hit and Run
12:20pm          Persia/Vienna                          Warrant Arrest
  2:00pm          5700 Blk Mission                    Stolen Vehicle
  5:00pm          600 Blk Chenery                     Burglary
  5:00pm          Mt Vernon/Rome                    Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm          600 Blk San Jose                     Hit and Run
  7:00pm          4700 Blk Mission                    Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm          3700 Blk Folsom                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.