Noe Valley Voice June 2012

Police Beat


The Noe Valley Voice thanks Officer Steven Keith for this month’s log of incidents reported to Mission Police Station. The tally includes most but not all incidents occurring April 1-30, 2012, in the area bordered by Grand View, 20th, Guerrero, and ­Cesar Chavez streets. To reach Officer Keith, email or call the station at 415-558-5400. To receive the Mission Police District newsletter, write


April 4, 11:25 p.m., 4000 block of 24th, Theft from Locked Vehicle: The owner of a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle reported the vehicle’s right rear window had been smashed and several items taken. #120270313

April 7, 4:59 p.m., 4000 block of 23rd, Theft, Bicycle: A resident of the block reported an unlocked bike had been taken from a garage. #120277375

April 10, 8:43 p.m., 900 block of Sanchez, Stolen Vehicle: A 1999 Honda CRV was reported stolen and recovered five days later in Daly City. #120285641

April 11, 2:57 a.m., 100 block of Vicksburg, Burglary, Building: A resident, alerted by noises coming from the garage, discovered an open door, lights turned on, and a bicycle missing. #120286150

April 12, 10:22 p.m., 500 block of Hill, Malicious Mischief, Tire Slashing: The owner of a 2007 Toyota Sienna heard a loud bursting sound outside. A look out the window revealed a beige four-door sedan double-parked next to the Toyota. The sedan fled west on Hill Street as the owner came outside to find both tires on the left side of the Sienna had been punctured. The pouring rain and darkness limited any further description. #120291698

April 13, 11:21 p.m., 20th and Castro, Theft from Locked Vehicle: The owner of a 2012 Volvo SUV reported that a laptop and an iPad had been taken from the locked vehicle. #120292527

April 16, 6:24 p.m., 500 block of Hill, Stolen Vehicle: A 1994 Nissan Altima was reported stolen. It was recovered near the intersection of Diamond and Valley streets on April 17. #120302126

April 16, 9:20 p.m., 800 block of Alvarado, Stolen Vehicle: A 1999 Acura Integra was reported stolen. It was recovered two days later on the 2400 block of Mason Street. #120302609

April 16, 9:30 p.m., Clipper and Douglass, Stolen Vehicle: A 1997 Honda Accord was reported stolen. It was recovered April 30 in Daly City.

April 19, 10:30 a.m., Castro and 24th, Pickpocket: The victim felt a tug on her purse that was on the chair back while she ate her meal. She did not look back at the time and later discovered items had been taken from her purse. #120309489

April 20, 7:12 a.m., 3500 block of 24th, Warrant Arrest: An officer observed a man standing in commute traffic for reasons that remain unknown. The officer soon found a warrant for his arrest, and he was taken into custody. #120312272

April 20, 9:40 a.m., unit block of Grand View, Stolen Vehicle: A 1996 Honda Accord was reported stolen and later recovered near the intersection of Mariposa and Bryant on April 21. #120312482

April 23, 1:03 a.m., Castro and Elizabeth, Robbery, Street or Public Place with Force: The victim was talking on a cell phone when the suspect grabbed it and fled north on Castro and then west on 23rd Street after a brief struggle. The suspect was described as an “Indian-Asian” or “Middle-Eastern” man, approximately 30 to 35 years of age, standing 5’4”, weighing 130 pounds, and wearing a light-colored plaid shirt. #120320429

April 25, 1:04 a.m., 1300 block of Church, Trespassing, Drunk in Public: An apparently intoxicated man followed a resident home. His advances were momentarily stalled when the resident quickly closed the gate. Undeterred, the man climbed over as the resident fled indoors and called the police. Responding officers took the man into custody without further incident. #120326358

April 26, 1:06 p.m., 700 block of Douglass, Burglary, Residence, Aggravated Assault: Several officers responded to a report that a burglary suspect had been detained by residents and there was an additional suspect still at large. Officers took the suspect into custody and collected evidence. The second suspect was arrested on the 4200 block of 24th Street. #120330810

April 30, 6:48 p.m., 3900 block of 24th, Shoplifting: A female was issued a citation for theft of approximately $100 in merchandise after being detained by a loss-prevention agent. #120343841



The following police blotter covers incidents reported April 1–30, 2012, in the southern half of Noe Valley—the area bordered loosely by Cesar Chavez, Guerrero, 30th, and Diamond streets. The incidents were culled from newsletters produced by Ingleside Police Station. The log may not include all crimes reported during the month. To contact Ingleside Station or receive its newsletter, call 415-404-4000 or email


April 1, 2 p.m., 1500 block of Dolores, Stolen Vehicle

April 3, 10 p.m., 2200 block of Castro, Burglary: Officer Araujo responded to a burglary. The victim advised that her husband noticed their bicycles missing from the garage that morning. There were no other items missing, and neither she nor the officer found any sign of forced entry. Due to the lack of physical evidence, SFPD’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit was not notified. The officer provided the victim with follow-up information. #120264633

April 3, 12 p.m., Day & Dolores, Stolen Vehicle

April 4, 12 p.m., 200 block of Day, Theft: A victim responded to Ingleside Station and told PSA (Police Services Aide) Flynn that he left his bag in an area of the park on Day Street while he played basketball. When he returned, he found his phone was missing from his backpack. He did not see anyone take the phone and wanted the incident documented to shut off service on the phone. #120269667

April 10, 3 p.m., 400 block of 29th, Stolen Vehicle

April 12, 8:30 a.m., 300 block of 30th, Vandalism: Officer Pederson was sent to investigate a vandalism case. The victim told the officer that she left her home in the morning and that when she returned she discovered that her window was broken. No suspects were seen. #120288980

April 12, 11:15 a.m., 5200 block of Diamond Heights Boulevard, Vandalism: Officer Morgante responded to a report of vandalism. The victim told him that an unknown suspect(s) had damaged two dryers in a washroom. The officer saw that someone had stuffed the dryers with newspapers and an open can of paint, and turned the dryer on. The officer noticed wet paint on the ground and shoe prints in the paint. The officer called for a sergeant to respond. Sgt. Miller arrived and continued the investigation. The shoe prints led all the way to the elevator and led the sergeant to an apartment. The known suspect now told the officers that he had been in the wash room but it was only to check his laundry. Officer Morgante contacted CSI, and Sgt. Chacon responded and processed the crime scene. The case is still under investigation. #120286649

April 14, 2:53 a.m., 200 block of Duncan, Arson:  Officers Dominguez and Carrasco were conducting traffic control on an unrelated incident when they were flagged down by a citizen regarding a fire. The officers responded to the scene and found a portable toilet on fire. The fire had spread to a nearby vehicle, which also caught fire. SFFD responded and extinguished the fire. The owner of the vehicle was notified. No one was injured during this incident. #120295349

April 14, 2:02 a.m., 30th & San Jose Ave., Vehicle Accident

April 17, 7:30 a.m., 600 block of Duncan, Burglary: Officers Wong and Pai were dispatched to a report of a well-being check regarding an open garage door. When the officers arrived, they found the garage door of the residence wide open, and an audible burglar alarm was activated. The officers located pry marks on the door frame and damage to the dead bolt. The officers contacted a neighbor to get the contact number for the owner of the residence. The officers contacted the victim, who was out of town. The victim was able to confirm that two bicycles were stolen from the garage. #120303293

April 17, 12:15 p.m., 1700 block of Diamond, Recovered Vehicle

April 18, 5:30 p.m., 600 block of 28th, Burglary: Sgt. Miller responded to a burglary. The victim advised that he locked and secured his bicycles in the garage area with a cable and padlock. He was advised in the morning by some workers that his garage door was open. The victim noticed the bicycles missing. He located some rebar on the floor which Sgt. Miller believed was used to pry open the door. Sgt. Miller took pictures of the scene and booked them into evidence. #120306316

April 18, 8:30 p.m., 700 block of San Jose Ave., Burglary: Officer Hornstein responded to a report of a burglary. The victim stated she arrived home and was unsure if she closed her garage. She shares the garage with several other tenants in the building. In the morning, she was advised by her neighbor that the garage was open. The victim said she found several items missing but no sign of forced entry. Officer Hornstein inspected the area and determined the suspect entered and exited through a possible open garage door. #120306617

April 18, 11 p.m., 600 block of Duncan, Burglary: Officer Goldsborough was dispatched to a burglary. The victim advised that he left his new bicycle in the garage of his home in the original shipping box. He woke up in the morning and noticed the box and bicycle were missing. A male knocked at his front door and had the empty box with him and asked the victim not to leave his garbage on the street. The victim advised the man that he had been the victim of a burglary. #120307922

April 19, 9:37 a.m., 1600 block of Noe, Recovered Vehicle

April 19, 9:50 a.m., 400 block of Day, Recovered Vehicle

April 20, 7 p.m., 600 block of San Jose Ave., Traffic Collision

April 24, 9:30 a.m., 200 block of 27th, Stolen Vehicle

April 24, 11 a.m., 1800 block of Dolores, Recovered Vehicle

April 25, 8:30 a.m., 29th & Church, Stolen Vehicle

April 27, 4:59 p.m., 200 block of 30th, Burglary: Officer Preston was dispatched to a report of a burglary. The victim shared a storage area with her neighbor. The neighbor called her and informed the victim that the door to the storage unit was open. The victim returned home and discovered two of her bicycles were missing from inside. There were no signs of forced entry, as the lock that secured the unit was intact and in good working order. #120334555

April 27, 5:31 p.m., 200 block of 30th, Burglary: Officer Preston responded to a report of a trespasser. The victim saw a suspect exiting her neighbor’s yard riding a bicycle. The officer checked the victim’s basement door and found it unsecured. The victim realized that the bicycle that the suspect fled on belonged to her and had been taken from her basement. #120334680

April 29, 8:24 p.m., 29th & Mission, Vehicle Accident

April 29, 11:07 a.m., Noe & 30th, Vehicle Accident


Police Borders

Noe Valley is shared by two San Francisco police jurisdictions—Mission Police District and Ingleside Police District. Mission police cover the northern half of the neighborhood, while Ingleside’s beat is the area south of Cesar Chavez Street. Both districts publish digital newsletters and hold monthly community meetings. Mission Police District holds its meetings on the last Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., at Mission Station, 630 Valencia St. Ingleside’s community meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane.

Police Contacts

Mission Station: 558-5400
Anonymous Tip Line: 392-2623

Newsletter: sfpd.mission.station
Capt. Robert Moser: 558-5400


Ingleside Station: 404-4000
Anonymous Tip Line: 575-4444


Capt. Daniel J. Mahoney: 404-4000


To file a police report, go to any local station or file online at

To report a crime in progress, call 911. Cell phone users can call Police Dispatch directly: 415-553-8090.