April 13, 2009

Crime Beat

Information is from Mission and Ingleside District San Francisco Police Station newsletters.
April 2

Aided Case -- 1200 hours. Area of 4178 26th Street. Officers responded to a call regarding a well being check. The reporting party had advised dispatch he hadn’t heard from the victim for approximately one day. He was concerned because the victim had some known health concerns. Upon arrival, the officers entered the apartment and found the victim lying on the floor. Officers immediately began rendering aid and called for an ambulance. The officers determined that the victim fell and he was transported to the hospital by paramedics.

April 5

Robbery With Gun -- 0630 hours. Area of 4019 23rd Street. Officers responded to a robbery in which the victim was hit from behind with a hard metal object. After falling to the ground the victim said he was held at gun point by a second suspect. Personal property was taken and
no suspects were apprehended.

Stolen Vehicle, Marijuana Offense -- 1617 hours. Area of 818 Sanchez Street. Officers observed an individual sitting in a vehicle with a license plate attached to it that was listed as being stolen. The officers confirmed with dispatch that the plate was stolen and approached the individual. The individual was unable to provide accurate identification of ownership. Officers ran the vehicle’s VIN number and determined the vehicle was stolen too. The suspect was arrested. Officers conducted a tow inventory searchof the vehicle and recovered narcotics, burglary tools, a plastic replica handgun, and credit cards. After determining the arrestee was on Felony probation with a search condition, officers responded to his home and conducted a probation search. The search revealed numerous drivers licenses and miscellaneous ID cards with various names. Officers also found a box of checks and false ID cards with the arrestee’s name. Officers were able to contact five of the victims and successfully notified them of finding their stolen property.
Finally, we received this note last week and have been trying to confirm what happened. Can't confirm, but it sounds a lot like the second item above. Regardless, it's a good reminder to be careful.
At 6:30 am while on his way to Bernie's, one of our 23rd Street neighbors (between Castro and Noe) was attacked. 2 Latino males hit him over the back of the head with a crowbar and stole his laptop. They were later caught. Jeremy is still at the hospital and expected to recover. Stay alert, look around if you go out alone.