Friday, February 1, 2013

Jan 30, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, January 30th, 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.

       ********Superbowl Sunday Safety Tips********

  • If you are going to a bar or someone's house for a party, please designate a driver before arriving.  "Buzzed Driving" is drunk driving.  Stopping at halftime does not ensure that you will be sober by the end of the game. 
  • If you are hosting a party, ensure that none of your guests leave your home while intoxicated.  Consider serving non-alcoholic drinks later in the game and to those who appear to be over doing it.  Coffee does not speed up the sobering process.  It just creates a wide awake drunk.  Only time will bring about sobriety.  Consider scheduling dinner for after the game to give the streets time to clear before your guests leave. 
  • When the 49ers win the Super bowl, there will likely be spontaneous celebrations and people taking to the streets.  Remember to stay on the sidewalk.  Running into the street to celebrate may seem like fun, but it is very dangerous.
  • The San Francisco Police Department will have additional personnel working to keep the celebrations safe.  We want people to have a good time, but we want them to be safe.  If an officer asks you to leave an area or directs you to go in a certain direction, please understand that they may be aware of a potential problem in the immediate area of which you are unaware.
  • If you are driving and see there is significant road congestion ahead, change your route and avoid that area.      
  • After the Giants won the World Series, crowds took to the streets to celebrate.  Some in the celebration became a problem.  A bus was destroyed, fires were started, and fights broke out.  If you are out in a celebration, use your own good judgement to gauge the crowd.  If you see the celebration turning into something you don't want to be a part of, leave the area and return home or to a place of safety (a friend's house, etc.). 
  • If you witness an individual or group of people starting a problem, call the police and avoid contact with those individuals.  Be as descriptive as possible to help officers identify any trouble makers.  If people in a vehicle are driving in a very unsafe manner, please try to get the license plate, vehicle description, and a direction of travel.  Do not confront persons who are being aggressive or who you think "are looking for trouble". 
  • If you want to be a part of the celebration, consider waiting for a City sponsored event after the 49ers return. 
This should be a day of pride for the City and a chance to show the nation that we know how to celebrate. 
         *****GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*****


8:52pm       200 Blk Bocana            Robbery
Officers Tam and Cortez responded to the 200 block of Bocana Street on a report of a violent robbery that took place involving a gun. As they arrived, they located the three victims involved and quickly obtained the description of the suspects and the vehicle they were in. Multiple police units responded to the scene and scoured the area. The officers spoke with the victims, who said they were on the 200 block of Bocana, standing on the sidewalk and engaged in a conversation, when they saw two suspects walking towards them. When they approached the victims, one of the suspects said, “Drop all your stuff!”, and pointed a gun at them. One of the victims, fearing for his life, dropped his briefcase containing multiple electronic devices and personal effects. The second suspect picked up the briefcase and proceeded to go through his pockets taking his Iphone, wallet, credit cards and money. The second suspect went on to search the second victim taking his property as well. He then went to the third victim and attempted to empty his pockets, but the victim said, “No”. The suspect with the gun reacted and pistol whipped the third victim, striking him on the head. As this was taking place, one of the other victims’ slipped away and ran to the corner market and advised the storeowner to call the police. The suspects then ran off and jumped into a Silver colored sedan, which fled the scene. Officer Guzman, from the Bayview district, was in the area and pinged one of the victim’s phone to the area of 9th and Market Street. He quickly notified the units in the area of the new information. Sgt Holder happened to hear the radio transmission and observed a vehicle and occupants matching the description. The driver saw that he was being followed and tried to lose the units behind him. Sgt Holder and other police units followed the vehicle chasing it into South San Francisco, where it ultimately crashed. The three occupants bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot, but were found nearby and taken into custody. Report Number 130083300. 
                                      **********Best Arrest of the Day**********

11:26pm     50 Phelan                      Reckless Driving
Officer Green, Of the San Francisco City College Police Department, was on patrol exiting Cloud Circle onto Phelan Avenue, when he heard loud screeching sounds coming from the reservoir student parking lot. Officer Green looked over and saw a Silver Ford Mustang performing “Donuts” at a high rate of speed. Officer Green responded to the parking lot, activated his lights and siren, and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver complied and immediately pulled over. The driver told Officer Green that he had just purchased the vehicle and knew he was in the wrong for executing such a dangerous stunt. Officer Green made sure the driver’s paperwork was in order and proceeded to cite him for the reckless driving. The driver was then released from the scene. Report Number 130071888.

Serious Incidents:

8:50pm       Diamond/Conrad           Robbery
Officers Chew and Bernard went to investigate a robbery that occurred in the area of Diamond and Conrad Street. The victim said she was walking home on Diamond Street at Conrad Street while talking on her cell phone. While walking, she heard footsteps behind her, so she turned around to see who it was. The victim was suddenly pushed to the ground and immediately yelled for help. The two suspects made “Shhhhh” noises at the victim, while one of them held a Black gun at his side. The suspect with the gun ripped her cell phone out of her hand, while the second suspect tried to grab her bag off her shoulder. The bag’s handle broke, so the suspects attempt failed. The victim yelled out for help a second time. Both suspects then fled Southbound on Conrad from Diamond Street. The victim then ran home and immediately called the police. The victim advised she did not have tracking software on her phone; therefore it could not be tracked. Responding units searched the area to no avail. Report Number 130086241.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  2:00am          Unit Blk Brookdale                Burglary
  8:55am          Brookdale/Santos                   Weapon Exhibiting
  9:40am          200 Blk Tingley                      Recovered Vehicle
  9:59am          200 Blk Cotter                       Recovered Vehicle
11:54am          Unit Blk Wilder                      Recovered Vehicle
12:34pm          300 Blk Alemany                    False Registration
  2:00pm          400 Blk Hazlewood                Stolen License Plate
  2:30pm          100 Blk Blythdale                   Stolen Vehicle
  4:01pm          Alemany/Regent                     Traffic Collision
  5:00pm          1000 Blk Sunnydale               Theft from Vehicle
  6:11pm          1800 Blk Silliman                   Battery
  6:50pm          1500 Blk Sunnydale               Vandalism to Property
  7:00pm          100 Blk Manchester               Stolen Vehicle
  7:04pm          3300 Blk Mission                   Theft from Building
  7:30pm          1300 Blk Folsom                    Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm          200 Blk Montcalm                  Stolen Vehicle
  8:44pm          300 Blk Coleridge                   Recovered Vehicle
  9:00pm          3700 Blk San Bruno               Burglary
10:30pm          300 Blk Mangels                    Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

  8:00am          200 Blk Rey                            Burglary: Suspect #1, Latin male, 30-40yrs old, 5’11 in height, 200lbs, heavy build, Grey hair and scruffy beard.  Suspect Vehicle: Greenish Blue van.