Noe Valley Voice May 2013

Police Beat



The Noe Valley Voice thanks Officer Lorraine Lombardo for this month’s log of incidents reported to Mission Police Station during March 2013. Her tally includes most but not all incidents occurring in the area bordered by Grand View, 20th, Guerrero, and ­Cesar Chavez streets. To contact Officer Lombardo, call Mission Station at 558-5400. To receive the Mission Police District newsletter, write


Incidents Reported to Mission Station

March 3, 12:28 p.m., 3800 block of 24th, Theft from a Building: A shopkeeper called police to report a 30-year-old white male with a reddish face wearing a black baseball hat and a black hoodie had just stolen an employee’s wallet. The man was spotted coming out of the employee area and said he was looking for the bathroom; then he left the store. An employee’s purse was found wide open and a multicolored wallet containing cash and credit cards had been taken. Another shopkeeper across the street flagged down police to report a man (with a similar description) came into his store and asked to use the bathroom, and then left, leaving a wallet behind. Police looked at the multicolored wallet and found the victim’s ID inside from the first reported theft. Cash and debits cards were missing. #130178296

March 3, 2 p.m., 600 block of Grand View, Malicious Mischief, Vandalism: A residenttold police he locked and secured his front door. When he returned, he was unable to use his door because of sticky glue found on the keyhole of the front door handle. #130182134

March 4, 3:30-6:30 a.m., 4300 block of Cesar Chavez: Hot Prowl Burglary, Unlawful Entry: A resident went to bed forgetting to lock the front door, and left his jacket, wallet, and key ring (with keys to the house and his car) on the kitchen table. When he awoke, he found his bedroom light on, the front door open, and his jacket, cell phone, keys, and wallet missing. He called a locksmith to change the keys. #130188706

March 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 3900 block of 20th, Theft from a Building: A resident pulled her car into the garage to unload groceries. During the time she went in and out of the house, someone entered the garage and stole her husband’s bicycle. The bike is described as a black $2,000 Giant TCR C1, with a training wheel. #130197898

March 6, 8:12 p.m., 3800 block of Cesar Chavez, Burglary, Vehicle, Tampering: A resident reported to police that she opened the driver door to her vehicle (which previously had been locked and parked) and found a stranger sitting in her driver’s seat. He grabbed the door handle and shut the door. She called 911 and described the man to Dispatch. When police arrived, they found the suspect still in the driver’s seat. As police took him out of the vehicle, the man dropped a single black coated vehicle key. When police asked the suspect for ID, he provided a wallet with ID and other items belonging to someone else. He denied that the dropped key belonged to him. The resident stated it was not hers. The suspect, who had prior arrests for vehicle theft, was placed under arrest. #130189356 

March 11, 9:10 p.m., 21st and Dolores, Burglary, Vehicle, Warrant Arrest: Police found and arrested a man for smashing the window on a parked vehicle, entering the vehicle, and stealing an iPhone case from the center console. The suspect was positively identified by an eyewitness who had called police. The suspect had glass fragments in his black sweatshirt and also had two existing warrants for his arrest. #130205645

March 10, 5 p.m., 200 block of Chattanooga, Theft from a Building: A resident reported two bicycles stolen from her garage. One was a black Public D8 Bleeker bike valued at $1,295, and the other was a green Linus Dutchi 3 model, serial number L2E0301481, valued at $723. #130206988

March 28, 11:44 a.m., 3900 block of 24th, Computer Theft: A woman was sitting inside a local coffeehouse near the front door, typing on her laptop. Suddenly, another woman slammed the laptop closed, grabbed it, charged out the door, and got into a black vehicle with a possible license plate of 5YLM422. The suspect is described as a black female, 22 to 30 years old, 5’4”, weighing 100 pounds. She was wearing a blue jacket, pink beanie, and had pink streaks in her hair. The stolen laptop is a silver 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro valued at $2,800. #130255468 

March 29, 12 a.m., 100 block of Chattanooga, Found Property: A silver Specialized bicycle was found and dropped off at Mission Station. The person who found the bike said it was in a garbage can. The aluminum-frame bicycle is a downhill style and has disc brakes and Shimano components. The serial number is P4EF47842. #130258854

Note: There were three vehicles stolen in Noe Valley during the month of March. One was recovered.



The Ingleside police blotter covers incidents reported during March 2013 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 Voice log may not include all events reported during the month. To contact Ingleside Station or receive its newsletter, call 404-4000 or email ­


Incidents Reported to Ingleside Station

March 6, 7:30 a.m., 200 block of 28th, Battery

March 6, 9 p.m., 500 block of 29th, Stolen Vehicle

March 8, 11 p.m., 200 block of 27th, Hit-and-Run

March 10, 2:50 p.m., 1500 block of Noe, Recovered Vehicle

March 14, 11:01 p.m., 27th and Sanchez, Robbery: Ingleside Officers McMilton, Peregrina, and Brown were dispatched to a report of a robbery. The victim told the officers she had just exited a Muni bus and was walking home when an unknown man ran up and grabbed her computer bag, containing her cell phone and other items. She said she struggled with the robber for several seconds before he escaped and ran away northbound on Sanchez Street. The victim said, after the robbery, she ran several blocks and was unsuccessful in getting several citizens to call police on her behalf. She finally saw Officer                   Brown at Mission and Cortland, who took her back to the scene of the robbery. #130215058

March 15, 6 p.m., 1600 block of Dolores, Fraud

March 18, 7:29 p.m., San Jose Ave. at Guerrero, Robbery: Officer Kerlegan and O’Leary were dispatched to San Jose and Guerrero regarding a strong-arm robbery. Upon the officers’ arrival, they spoke with the victim, who appeared to be shaken and had visible red marks on his face as a result of the attack. The victim said he was walking southbound along the 600 block of San Jose Avenue when he noticed three suspects walking toward him. As he passed the group, they all suddenly jumped him and began hitting and kicking him. The three suspects then ran off, taking with them the victim’s gym bag, messenger bag, and cell phone. The victim stated he did not need any medical attention. The officers searched the area with negative results. #130226221

March 18, 10 p.m., Noe and 30th, Traffic Collision

March 19, 3:30 a.m., 700 block of Duncan, Burglary

March 19, 9:15 a.m., 700 block of Duncan, Theft

March 20, 2:14 a.m., 30th and Dolores, Robbery: Officer Hauscarriague and Grennell were dispatched to an armed robbery call that occurred at 30th and Dolores streets. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the victim, who stated that he was sitting aboard a Muni train when the suspect boarded at the 30th and Church Muni stop. The suspect immediately approached the victim and demanded his phone, while holding a gun to the victim’s face. The victim pushed the suspect’s gun away, but the suspect proceeded to punch the victim numerous times. The victim tried to defend himself and grabbed an unopened glass bottle he had with him and began swinging it at the suspect. The suspect exited the Muni train and fled the area on foot. The victim did not sustain any injuries and was able to retain his phone. The officers checked with Muni and were told that unfortunately there was no surveillance available on this specific train. #130229918

March 23, 12:01 a.m., 100 block of Day, Vandalism to Property

March 23, 3:09 p.m., 300 block of 30th, Theft from Person

March 31, 3:04 a.m., 1700 block of Church, Burglary: Officer McMilton responded to a call from an alert citizen who reported someone using a torch to break into an ATM machine. When Officer McMilton arrived, she noticed a door at the bottom of the ATM, which contained a safe, open. She did not see a suspect but she did notice a pickup truck, with a man asleep in the front seat, parked near the ATM. The officer shined her flashlight into the vehicle, waking him up, and asked him to step outside. A computer check revealed the occupant was on probation for possession of burglary tools and could be searched without a warrant. Other Ingleside officers who arrived later found heavy-duty work gloves, a hidden flashlight, an acetylene torch, a wrench, and bolt cutters in the bed of the truck. The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on several charges. #1302630502


Police Borders 

Noe Valley falls under the jurisdiction of two police districts—Mission and Ingleside. The Mission Police District covers the northern half of the neighborhood, while Ingleside covers 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

Capt. Robert Moser: 558-5400

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

Capt. Tim Falvey: 404-4000

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

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