Noe Valley Voice October 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 Aug. 1–31, 2012, in the area bordered by Grand View, 20th, Guerrero, and ­Cesar Chavez streets. To reach Officer Keith, email or call the station at 558-5400. To receive the Mission Police District newsletter, write


Aug. 3, 8:56 p.m., unit block of Grand View, Theft of Bicycle: An unsecured bike was reported missing from the back yard after the previously locked gate was found open. #120613393

Aug. 5, 3:06 a.m., 400 block of Fair Oaks, Hot Prowl Burglary: A resident heard the footsteps of an interloper and gave chase while another resident called for help. The failed larcenist fled the scene sans plunder. Suspect was described as approximately 5 feet tall, 160 pounds, dark hair, and wearing a dark-colored windbreaker. #120618111

Aug. 6, 10 p.m., 200 block of Liberty, Burglary, Bicycle Theft: A bike was reported missing after the building manager found the storage’s door had been removed. #120623223

Aug. 14, 11:38 a.m., 500 block of Diamond, Flammable or Explosive Device, Possession: A citizen called in the discovery of several rocket motors that were suspected to be decades old. The devices were removed safely by SFPD’s EOD unit. #120644906

Aug. 14, 5:53 p.m., 800 block of Douglass, Theft from Building: Some personal items were reported missing soon after a house party. #120646065

Aug. 15, 6:17 p.m., 1500 block of Castro, Burglary, Forcible Entry: Jewelry was reported missing from a bedroom after the front door was found kicked in. #120649172

Aug. 15, 12:03 p.m., 4100 block of 24th, Shoplifting: A store owner reported that some computer items had been stolen by a man described as approximately 45 years old, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, wearing a light blue button-up shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers. #120650953

Aug. 16, 2 p.m., 21st & Dolores, Vandalism to Vehicle: A Lexus was damaged with apparent malicious intent. No suspects thus far. #120651296

Aug. 18, 8:23 p.m., 1400 block of Guerrero, Theft from Building: The owner of a store reported the copper downspout was stolen from the front of the building the previous Sunday. #120658060

Aug. 18, 8:46 p.m., 700 block of Grand View, Burglary: A large TV and laptop was reported missing after the front door was discovered kicked in. #120660877

Aug. 23, 9:07 p.m., Castro & Clipper, Code Violation, Traffic and Warrant Arrest: Officers observed the driver commit a traffic violation and detained the vehicle. Subsequent lawful search revealed a prohibited weapon. The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant and additional charges. #120673121

Aug. 27, 2:44 p.m., 200 block of Jersey, Fire Report: Three homes were affected by the fire and several officers provided scene security for SFFD investigators. #120683465


Rash of Car Thefts

Mission Police District


Noe Valley experienced a sharp increase in stolen vehicles during the month of August 2012. Most of the cars taken were Honda Civics and Accords manufactured in the 1990s. Although Mission Police Capt. Robert Moser has increased patrols in the area, the best way to dissuade today’s car thief is to properly install a steering wheel lock. Below is a rundown of “Stolen Vehicle” incidents reported during the month.

—Officer Steven Keith


Aug. 5, 10 a.m., 200 block of Chattanooga, Stolen Vehicle: A 1993 Acura Integra was reported stolen and was recovered the following day on the unit block of Congo Street. #120618644

Aug. 10, 10 a.m., 100 block of Jersey, Stolen Vehicle: A 1995 Honda Civic was reported stolen and recovered two days later on the unit block of Church. #120632694

Aug. 13, noon, 23rd & Blanche, Stolen Vehicle: A 1996 Honda Accord was reported stolen. #120641720

Aug. 13, 5:49 p.m., 600 block of Alvarado, Recovered Vehicle: A 1986 Toyota Camry was recovered that had been reported stolen by Richmond Police Department. #120643055

Aug. 11:49  a.m., 1300 block of Sanchez, Stolen Vehicle: A 1997 Honda Accord was reported stolen and recovered later that day on the 400 block of Jersey. #120647875

Aug. 15, 5:35 p.m., Jersey & Castro, Stolen Vehicle: A 1993 Honda Accord was reported stolen. #120648942

Aug. 16, 12:33 p.m., Cesar Chavez and Dolores, Stolen Vehicle: A 1990 Acura Integra was reported stolen and recovered two days later on the 1100 block of Page. #120651020

Aug. 16, 11:28 p.m., 400 block of Hill, Stolen Vehicle: A 2009 Vespa was reported stolen and recovered seven days later on the unit block of Moss. #120652896

Aug. 17, 9:02 a.m., 100 block of Chattanooga, Stolen Vehicle: A 2004 Honda CRV was reported stolen and recovered two days later on the 3200 block of 25th Avenue. #120653521

Aug. 18, 9:31 a.m., 800 block of Diamond, Stolen Vehicle: A 1998 Honda Civic was reported stolen and recovered two days later on the 100 block of San Jose Avenue. #120656694

Aug. 18, 7:05 p.m., 400 block of Elizabeth, Stolen Vehicle: A 1994 Honda Civic was reported stolen. #120657799

Aug. 21, 9:20 a.m., 500 block of Alvarado, Stolen Vehicle: A 1990 Honda Civic was reported stolen. #120665128

Aug. 23, 7:02 a.m., 600 block of Diamond, Stolen Vehicle: A 1999 Honda CRV was reported stolen and recovered the next day on the unit block of Roosevelt. #120670757

Aug. 23, 8:03 a.m., 4200 block of 22nd, Stolen Vehicle: A 1997 Honda Civic was reported stolen and recovered four days later on the 600 block of Elizabeth. #120670832

Aug. 23, 9 a.m., 400 block of Elizabeth, Stolen Vehicle: A 1997 Nissan Altima was reported stolen and recovered two days later on the 100 block of Grand View. #120671197

Aug. 24, 2:11 p.m., 500 block of Douglass, Stolen Vehicle: A 1994 Honda Accord was reported stolen. #120675086

Aug. 25, 12:08 p.m., 1200 block of Dolores, Stolen Vehicle: A 1997 Honda Accord was reported stolen and recovered later that day on the 400 block of Laguna. #120677311



The Ingleside police blotter covers incidents reported Aug. 1–31, 2012, in Upper Noe Valley—the area roughly bounded by Cesar Chavez, Guerrero, 30th, and Diamond streets. Incidents were culled from newsletters produced by Ingleside Police Station. The log covers most but not all events reported during the period. To contact Ingleside Station or receive its newsletter, call 404-4000 or email ­


Aug. 2, 4 p.m., 100 block of Valley, Burglary: Officer McMilton and Officer Peregrina were dispatched to a burglary incident. The victim told the officers that someone had broken into his home and stolen his iPod. The victim told the officers that a family member was watching over the home and came to check if everything was okay. As he arrived at the house, he noticed the front door was open and looked as if it had been kicked in. There was no physical evidence so CSI was not notified. #120611648

Aug. 2, 5 p.m., 1600 block of Church, Theft: Officer Tam was sent to investigate a burglary. Someone had stolen a bass guitar out of a back yard. The victim stated that he had placed his Gibson bass guitar in his back yard a few weeks ago. But when he wanted to retrieve it, he noticed someone had stolen the instrument. The victim provided a photo of the bass guitar, which was booked as evidence at Ingleside Station. The guitar was valued at $1,500. #120610800

Aug. 11, 1 a.m., 100 block of 29th, Vandalism: Officers Peregrina and McMilton were dispatched to a possible break-in. The victim told the officers that she had heard loud pounding on her front door and then the sound of broken glass. She dialed 911 and believed that someone was trying to break into her home. A window was shattered by a thrown rock. The officers searched the area for the suspect or any witnesses but were unsuccessful. #120635212

Aug. 17, 5 p.m., 200 block of Day, Theft: Police Services Aide Flynn was on station duty when a victim of a theft came in to report missing items. The victim stated that he went to go play basketball at a recreation center and left his backpack on the bleachers. When he finished playing, he returned to find his backpack missing. Inside the backpack were his cell phone, wallet, and his credit card. The victim cancelled his credit card and deactivated his cell phone. #120654977

Aug. 15, 3:17 p.m., San Jose Ave. and 30th, Traffic Collision: Hit-and-run

Aug. 19, 8:35 a.m., 27th and Guerrero, Theft: Officer Preston responded to a theft regarding a stolen box of stationery. The victim told Officer Preston she heard glass breaking outside and saw the suspect drive away in a vehicle. The suspect had shattered the rear window and taken a box of stationery goods. The victim gave a description of the suspect and said she would be able to identify him. #120659325

Aug. 19, 10:15 p.m., 1500 block of Dolores, Restraining Order: Officers Hauscarriague, Hom, and Pederson responded to an incident regarding a violation of a restraining order. The victim told officers that the suspect was yelling obscenities in front of his home and that he had a restraining order against the suspect. The officers found the suspect and observed him staggering around the block. Officer Pederson confronted him, and the suspect continued yelling obscenities about the victim. The suspect appeared to be intoxicated, and was unable to care for himself. The suspect was detained and transported to Ingleside Station. He was booked for violating the restraining order and for being intoxicated in public. #120661370

Aug. 25, 9:30 p.m., 1600 block of Dolores, Theft:Officers Curry and Sanchez responded to a call of an attempted theft from a vehicle. They met with the victim, who stated she parked her vehicle inside the building garage, which she shares with other tenants. She came downstairs on Aug. 24 at approximately 6:48 a.m., and saw that the side garage door was open. She walked to her vehicle and found the right rear passenger window shattered. The victim inventoried her vehicle and found nothing missing. The vehicle was not ransacked. #120673789

Aug. 30, 3:15 p.m., 200 block of 27th, Theft: Officers Sugitan and Fung met with a witness who stated she had seen a suspect rummaging through some garbage cans and then proceed to open a UPS package and place the contents into his shopping cart. Officers Altamirano and Thompson detained a suspect matching the description. A “cold show” was conducted, and the suspect was positively identified. Officers located the contents of the UPS package and returned them to the victim. Officer Sugitan took photos of the package contents and booked it as evidence at Ingleside Station. An SFPD translator helped explain to the suspect that he had a pending court appearance, and the suspect was cited and released at Ingleside Station. #120693107


Ingleside Station reported the following car thefts and related incidents during August.

Aug. 2, 11:59 a.m., 400 block of Valley, Stolen Vehicle: 2008 Suzuki DR650, motorcycle, black

Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m., 700 block Duncan, Stolen Vehicle: 1992 Honda Civic, four-door, gray

Aug. 13, 5 p.m., 600 block Duncan, Stolen Vehicle: 1998 Honda Civic, two-door, dark blue

Aug. 14, 9:10 a.m., 500 block of 29th , Recovered Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Caravan, van, green

Aug. 14, 4 p.m., 17th and Noe, Stolen and Recovered Vehicle: 1998 Honda Civic, two-door, silver

Aug. 19, 12:01 a.m., 300 block of 30th, Stolen Vehicle:1999 Honda Civic, four-door, black

Aug. 20, 5 p.m., first block of Valley, Stolen Vehicle: 1994 Honda Accord, four-door, turquoise

Aug. 21, 11:45 a.m., Randall and Sanchez, Stolen Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic, two-door, black

Aug. 23, 2:50 p.m., Guerrero and Duncan, Traffic Collision

Aug. 27, 12:30 p.m., 29th and Sanchez, Stolen Vehicle:2003 Ford Escape, gold

Aug. 27, 4:30 p.m., 500 block of 29th, Stolen Truck:1997 Honda CRV, blue

Aug. 27, 5 p.m., 400 block of 28th, Stolen Vehicle: 1990 Honda Accord, tan

Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., Day and Church, Stolen Vehicle:1996 Honda Civic, black

Aug. 29, 11:16 a.m., 600 block of 29th, Recovered Vehicle

Aug. 29, 8 p.m., 1500 block of Sanchez, Stolen Vehicle

Aug. 30, 10:23 a.m., 400 block of 27th, Recovered Vehicle


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


In an Emergency

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

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