Noe Valley Voice February 2009

Crime Beat

By Ingleside Police Capt. Denis O'Leary

Editor's Note: This month's Crime Beat page may appear a bit odd. First, incidents from the northern half of Noe Valley, under the jurisdiction of Mission Police Station, are missing. That's because Officer Jane Warner of the San Francisco Patrol Special Police, who regularly combs the files and reports incidents to the Voice, is on medical leave--we all hope temporarily. We plan to pick up with the Mission Police District data next issue. Second, the tally from Ingleside Police District by Captain Denis O'Leary includes twice what it normally does, in other words, two months of incidents. O'Leary's log covers incidents reported Nov. 16 to Jan. 15, within the area bounded by Grand View, Cesar Chavez, Guerrero, and 30th streets. Lastly, this month we are offering a "Peace Blotter", supplied by the mediation group Community Boards.

Incident Report for Nov 16, 2008, to Jan. 15, 2009

Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m., Comerford & Church: One detained in dog attack.

Nov. 18, 3 p.m., 200 block of Duncan: Theft. Residential parking permit taken from car (occurred in October).

Nov. 18, 2 p.m., 1400 block of Sanchez: Vandalism to parked vehicle. Unknown substance thrown on moped in garage.

Nov. 20, 7:45 a.m., 1600 block of Church: Mental health intervention. 37-year-old San Francisco man detained for psychiatric evaluation at San Francisco General Hospital.

Nov. 21, 1:45 p.m., 1500 block of Noe: Burglary. Occurred October­November. No forced entry found. Computer, peripherals, and checks taken.

Nov. 24, 12:45 a.m., 1500 block of Church: Mental health intervention. 36-year-old Noe Valley man taken to SFGH for observation.

Nov. 24, 9 p.m., 400 block of 29th: Fraud; eBay case. Victim defrauded of $4,000.

Nov. 27, 2 p.m., 1600 block of Church: Battery. Officer Castillo investigated an elder abuse case and arrested a 47-year-old Noe Valley man for felony battery. Case #081270690.

Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m., first block of Duncan: Burglary. Occurred between Nov. 27 and 28. Forced entry via front door. Television taken.

Nov. 30, 8:20 p.m., 2100 block of Castro: Battery. Officer Dominguez investigated a domestic violence incident and arrested a 37-year-old Noe Valley man for felony battery. Case #081820815.

Dec. 2, 5 p.m., 1500 block of Church: Stolen vehicle. 1988 Honda moped.

Dec. 4, 1 a.m., 1500 block of Noe: Mental health intervention.

Dec. 6, 1 a.m., 300 block of Valley: Traffic collision. Hit-and-run (no injuries).

Dec. 11, 10 a.m., 100 block of 28th: A car owner found four pieces of cardboard with nails protruding from them placed beneath his vehicle's tires.

Dec. 16, 7:50 p.m., 29th & Church: Stolen vehicle: 1994 Honda.

Dec. 17, 4 p.m., 200 block of Day: Auto burglary (Internet report).

Dec. 19, noon, 1700 block of Church: Fraud. Internet theft case.

Dec. 20, 10:50 p.m., 29th & Castro: Arson. SFFD extinguished a car fire, and officers found it to be reported stolen from Vallejo.

Dec. 20, 2:40 p.m., first block of 30th: Stolen vehicle. 1986 Toyota recovered.

Dec. 21, 6:10 p.m., Sanchez & 29th: Traffic collision. Pedestrian injured.

Dec. 25, 3:38 p.m., 500 block of Duncan: Mental health intervention.

Dec. 29, 10 a.m., 200 block of 30th: Missing person, juvenile.

Dec. 29, 11:30 a.m., 400 block of 29th: Vehicle strip. Occurred between Dec. 26 and 27. Catalytic converter taken from Nissan truck.

Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m., 29th & Church: Warrant Service. Officer Lewis and Officer McCall stopped two men at 29th and Church streets in order to question them about their activity seen earlier near a car on 30th Street. One man ran from the officers, and Officer Lewis gave pursuit. She captured the man, a San Francisco resident, on 30th Street. He was wanted by the California Department of Corrections for a parole violation. The second man, also of San Francisco, was in possession of methamphetamine, and Officer McCall arrested him. The car belonged to the second man. Two laptop computers were seized as property for safekeeping from the car's trunk.

Jan. 2, midnight, first block of 28th: Petty theft of property (Internet report).

Jan. 4, 7:20 a.m., first block of 29th: Threatening notes found.

Jan. 4, noon, 200 block of 30th: Found person, juvenile (same person as described in Dec. 29's entry).

Jan. 7, 4:15 p.m., 300 block of Day: Found person. A resident called the police because an elderly man in pajamas kept ringing the doorbell, claiming that he lived there. Officer Mourgos investigated and found that the man suffered from dementia and had walked away from his home in the Hunters Point District. The officer reunited the missing man with his daughter.

Jan. 8, 5:45 p.m., 300 block of Valley: Death case. Cause unknown.

Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dolores & 30th: Traffic collision. Pedestrian injured. 58-year-old SOMA District man taken to SFGH for observation.

Jan. 11, 11:35 a.m., 27th and Church: Stolen vehicle. 1995 Honda Civic taken sometime between Jan. 9 and Jan. 11.