Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mar. 25, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, March 25th, 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: 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.

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.


12:40am     30th /Mission                 Robbery Attempt
Officers Dilag and Hermosa, along with several other Ingleside officers, were sent to 30th and Mission Streets after a report of “8 to 9 men jumping another man”.  As they arrived, dispatch advised that the suspects had fled on Eugenia Street. Two officers in one patrol car drove past the fleeing suspects on Eugenia Street to cut off their escape. When the suspects saw the officers, they turned around and fled back into the arms of other officers on Mission Street who detained them without incident. The victim, who had fled to a nearby supermarket to seek help, told the officers that he was waiting for a bus when the suspects ran up and punched and kicked him, trying to rob him of his possessions. They fled when one of the suspects yelled “cops, cops”.  Two men were booked at Ingleside Station for attempted robbery and assault. Two women, who viewed the assault but did not participate, were released without charges. The victim was taken by ambulance to San Francisco General and treated for his injuries. Case number: 130245328
                                     **********Best Arrest of the Day**********

2:10pm       500 Blk Ellsworth          Resisting Arrest
Officers To and Hornstein were sent to the 500 block of Ellsworth after a citizen complained that there was a disturbance involving an intoxicated man who refused to leave. When they arrived, the officers found a man, with a strong odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes, sitting on the front steps of a home. When the officer asked the man to stand up and place his arms behind his head, he refused. The suspect then got into a fighting stance and the officers, fearing for their safety, tried to grab his hands to place them in handcuffs. The suspect resisted and a struggle ensued with all three men wrestling on the sidewalk in front of the home. Finally, with the help of other Ingleside officers, the suspect was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car. He was transported to Ingleside Station and booked on resisting arrest and being intoxicated in a public place. Report number: 130246859

Serious Incidents:

6:05pm       100 Blk Laidley             Robbery
Ingleside Officers Leung and Zerga were on routine patrol when they were sent to the unit block or Laidley to investigate a robbery. At the location, the officers met a woman who said she was robbed of her purse while walking home from the Glen Park BART Station. The woman told the officers she was talking on her cell phone when she noticed two men walking toward her on the sidewalk. When they approached her, the suspects violently grabbed her purse and ripped it from her shoulder. They also scooped up her cell phone that had dropped to the sidewalk during the struggle. The suspects, she said, ran to dark colored vehicle parked down the street and drove away.  Case number: 130247562   

9:10pm       Wilde/San Bruno          Robbery 
Officers Bernard and Gordon responded to a report of a robbery of a woman’s cell phone. The victim told the officers she was waiting at a bus stop, listening to music on her headphones, when two men approached her from behind, grabbed her cell phone from her hand, and then fled to a waiting Black four door vehicle. The victim chased the suspects to the car and grabbed the door handled trying to prevent them from fleeing. One of the suspects then got out of the car and punched the victim in the face, temporarily stunning her. The suspect then got back in the car and drove away.  Report number: 13024793

10:00pm     4900 Blk Mission          Theft
Officers Campos and Almaguer responded to the 4900 block of Mission Street regarding a theft. They spoke with the victim, who said she had left the Balboa BART station and was walking home headed East on Seneca Street, while wearing her ear buds and holding her Iphone. Suddenly, an unknown suspect approached her from behind and snatched her Iphone out of her hand. The suspect then continued on foot last seen running away Westbound on Seneca Street to Southbound Alemany Boulevard. The victim advised the officers that her phone would not be able to be tracked as she did not have the tracking application on her phone. The victim said she was not hurt in the incident. Report Number: 130250866

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:
  6:55am           100 Blk Bertita                         Stolen Vehicle
11:15am           200 Blk Rolph                          Stolen Vehicle
12:00pm           Unit Blk Oliver                         Vandalism to Vehicle
12:20pm           1200 Blk Alemany                    Recovered Vehicle
12:45pm           Paris/Amazon                           Hit and Run
  2:17pm           300 Blk Prague                        Recovered Vehicle
  4:51pm           4700 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  5:00pm           300 Blk Roanoke                     Recovered Vehicle
  5:56pm           400 Blk Lisbon                         Recovered Vehicle
  7:37pm           Coleridge/Powers                     Traffic Collision
10:00pm           100 Blk Del Monte                   Theft from Vehicle
10:00pm           Unit Blk Coleridge                    Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No incidents to report.