November 7, 2008

Crime Beat

Information is from Mission and Ingleside District San Francisco Police Station newsletters.

Most of the information we receive that pertains to Noe Valley comes from the Ingleside Station. This report from the Mission Station is unusual in that there is a lot in here about Noe. It's also worth noting just how busy they have been:
Over the past couple of months, the Mission District has hosted several large events involving thousands of attendees. The last two weeks of October were very busy planning and organizing the Red Bull Soapbox Derby which drew approximately 100,000 persons, the “Milk” movie premier at the Castro Theater, Halloween, Dia de las Muertes Parade, and Election Day events.
Here are the recent reports from the Mission Station:
October 30

Burglary, Apartment, Forcible Entry - 500 block of Elizabeth Street. 0809hrs. The victim returned to her house and discovered that there was an open side door to her home. She called police who searched for a suspect to no avail. The suspect took jewelry and checks. No arrests made at this time.

Theft from locked vehicle >$400 - 4000 block of 25th Street. 1830hrs. The victim parked and locked the vehicle. When the victim returned to the vehicle, the window had been smashed and her laptop and notebook had been taken by the suspect. No arrest made at this time.

Malicious Mischief, Vandalism to Property - 900 block of Noe Street. 2345hrs. The suspect struck a front door handle with an unknown object, causing visible dents and scratching to it. The door security was not jeopardized and therefore the suspect did not gain entry to the apartment building.

Burglary Apartment, Forcible Entry - 1000 block of Noe Street. 2345hrs. Resident of an apartment building walked outside and noticed that the front gate had been pryed and was broken. The side door to the apartment also had a bent door handle. No suspect was seen by the resident. No arrest made at this time.

Finally, it's worth relating this from the 'edge' of Noe Valley:
In the early evening of November 2, 2008, two armed street robberies occurred in the Mission District. The first took place at 19th & Lexington Streets and shortly thereafter the second occurred at 26th and Valencia Streets. The violent robbers, armed with a handgun and wearing masks forced the victims to the ground and forcibly removed their valuables. The robbers fled in a vehicle before the crime could be reported to police. Alert victims contacted 911 and police officers responded and quickly obtained valuable information about the suspects and their vehicle. Moments later, Officers Austria and Ramos observed a vehicle matching the suspect’s and with the assistance of other Mission and Ingleside Station officers, placed five dangerous suspects into custody.