This week Mission Station hosted our first ever bicycle theft safety workshop. The event, the brainchild of Officer Matt Friedman of Mission Station, took place Thursday, March 29th at Mission Station. Representatives from Mission Station, BART Police, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Municipal Transportation Authority, San Francisco SAFE, Valencia Cyclery and the National Bicycle Registry spoke regarding bicycle theft and safety. I would like to thank the following individuals who contributed to this successful and informative event:
Andy Thornly, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Lt. Forte, BART PD, Bert Hill, consultant, Municipal Transportation Authority, Rob McKenzie, San Francisco SAFE, Pauli and Timi, Valencia Cyclery , Kiesha, National Bicycle Registry, Starbucks Coffee, and, of course, Officer Matt Friedman for organizing the event.
I would also like to bring your attention to two upcoming events in the Mission District. The first is the San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Citywide Drill. It will be held at Everett Middle School on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The second event is a MUNI workshop designed to get input on proposals to make the Muni faster and more reliable. The Mission workshop will be at the Women’s Building (18th/Valencia) on Wednesday April 11 to discuss proposals for the 14 Mission and 22 Fillmore. You may find more information regarding these events on the Mission Station website.
0400 Hours 3600 Block of Cesar Chavez Vandalism to Vehicle
Mission Units responded to the above area to investigate a report of an auto break in. Upon arrival several units searched the area for suspects with negative results. The vehicle which was reported had a broken window and the owner was notified. Investigation is on going. Case #120246596
1520 Hours 300 Block of Valencia Street Robbery
The victim told Mission Units she was sitting on the sidewalk talking on her IPhone when the suspect came from her side grabbed her hair with one hand and the phone in the other. The suspect fled on foot in the area of 15th St/Valencia St. Investigation is on going. Case # 120247679
0730 Hours 3900 Block of 21st Street Malicious Mischief
Graffiti on the sidewalk was reported by a watchful citizen the sidewalk in front of his residence. A Mission unit took the report and forwarded it to the Graffiti Abatement Unit who will be investigating. Case # 120244120
1600 Hours 14th St/Belcher St Theft from Locked Vehicle
The victim reported to Mission Station that she parked and locked her vehicle in the above area. Upon returning the next day the victim noticed her GPS, tax returns and bank returns were missing from the Vehicle. No signs of forced entry were visible. Case # 120244487
1600 Hours San Francisco General Hospital Aided Case
A Mission Unit responded to SFGH after it was reported that a mother and a newborn infant tested positive for an illegal narcotic. The newborn was placed into Child Protective Services. Case # 120244227
0150 Hours 18th St/Mission St Robbery
A Mission Unit responded to SFGH to take a report from a victim of a robbery. The victim reported she was walking in the above area when she was approached by the suspects who attempted to grab her purse. The victim resisted and was knocked unconscious by the suspects. The victim then woke up in the hospital. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120242356
0328 Hours 300 Block of Shotwell Robbery W/Gun
Mission Units responded to the above area to investigate a reported Robbery with a gun. Upon arrival the officers interviewed the victim who stated he was walking on Shotwell St when he was approached from behind by the suspects who demanded everything he had. As the victim turned to face the thief he was pistol whipped across the head and face. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120241007
1700 Hours 24th St/Guerrero St Theft From Locked Vehicle
A Mission Unit took a report regarding a vehicle break in. The victim reported he left his car parked on the street locking all the doors. Upon his return a few hours later he discovered the stereo had been ripped from the dashboard. There was no exterior damage to the vehicle. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120241502
0155 Hours Unit Block of Capp St Assault/Gangs
Mission Units responded to a reported call of gunfire. Upon arrival they were able to interview the victim who said he was walking home when he was approached by the suspects and asked what he “claimed.” The victim said he was not in a gang when the suspects opened fire on the victim and fled in an unknown direction. The victim ran to a nearby friend’s house and summoned the police. The victim was transported and later released from San Francisco General Hospital. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120238424
2115 Hours Unit Block of Coleridge Stolen Vehicle
A Mission Unit responded to the area and took a report of a stolen vehicle. Case # 120240560
2330 Hours 3000 Block of 26th St Fugitive from Justice
Mission Units conducting a well being check on the occupants of a parked vehicle discovered one of the passengers was on felony parole and the other was a fugitive from justice with a 100,000 dollar bail amount from Modesto. The felon was later booked at County Jail. Case #120240576
0245 Hours 400 Block of Castro Robbery
Officers responded to the above location when they were flagged down by a victim who stated that he was just robbed. The victim told the Officers that he was approached by the suspect who tried to befriend him on the street. The suspect and victim started walking together when the suspect pushed the victim into a doorway and ripped his wallet from his pocket. The suspect threw the contents of the wallet to the ground except the US currency and fled in an unknown direction. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120235345.
0250 Hours 500 Block of Castro Theft From Person
A Mission Unit was flagged down at the above location by the victim who said he was texting on his cell phone when the suspect approached him without warning and snatched it right out of his hands. The victim was not able to keep up with the suspect who fled the area. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120235367
0255 Hours 2100 Block of Market St Graffiti/Vandalism
Mission Units responded to a call for service regarding trespassers on a rooftop. Upon arrival Mission units observed the suspects with several aerosol spray cans next to large graffiti tags where the spray paint was still wet. The suspects were taken into custody and booked on felony vandalism. Case # 120235389
I would like to begin this week’s message with the news that the Homicide Division has made an arrest in the murder of Mr.
Richard Sprauge. Mr. Sprauge was murdered on 2/19/12 on the 100 block of Julian. This arrest was the result of the hard work and collaboration between the Homicide Division and the members of Mission Station.
I am happy to announce that the Department’s Graffiti Abatement Unit along with officers from Mission Station has arrested three individuals for the January vandalism of Dolores Park.
We at Mission Station continue our efforts in the area of bicycle theft prevention. Last week I reported that theft reports were down. In January we had 50 bicycles reported stolen in the Mission. In February it was 44. As of March 22, we have had 19 reported stolen. We will continue our outreach and enforcement efforts in this area. Please remember, that our bicycle theft workshop is scheduled for March 29th.
Captain Robert Moser
1554 Hours 1700 Block of Mission Narcotics
Mission Units responded to the above location on a well being check of a Mission resident. Upon arrival they were invited into the apartment and given permission to walk into the bedroom and check if anyone else in the apartment was in distress. As the Officer walked into the back bedroom he immediately noticed a large quantity of crystal meth and a plethora of drug paraphernalia including packaging materials in plain view. The San Francisco resident was suspected of illegal narcotics activity and booked on a felony charge. Case # 120234052
2130 Hours 2300 Block of 16th St Vandalism to Vehicle
The victim stated that she had parked and locked her vehicle. Upon returning a few hours later she discovered her front passenger side window had been damaged. No property was missing from her vehicle. Case #120235135
2303 Hours Unit block of Lucky St. Fugitive from Justice
Several Mission Units responded to the above area regarding a dispute. Upon arrival a routine record check was conducted and Officers discovered one of the participants had a No Bail warrant from an outside jurisdiction. The suspect was taken to Mission Station and later booked. Case #120235088
0001 Hours 2200 Block of Mission St Theft From Person
Mission Units responded to the above location to investigate a possible robbery. Upon arrival they met with the victim who told them he was walking West on 19th Street carrying his bicycle messenger bag when someone from behind him snatched the bag continuing towards Mission Street. The victim ran after the suspect who entered a nearby SRO. Police did a search of the hotel and discovered the messenger bag in one of the hallways with the contents missing. A search was conducted throughout the surrounding area with negative results. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120228958
1620 Hours 20th St/Valencia St Fugitive From Justice
Mission Units responded to the above location regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival all parties were separated and a routine warrant check was conducted. One of the mission miscreants had a local San Francisco Warrant for her arrest. She was promptly delivered to the Sheriff’s Department for processing. Case # 110118739
1925 Hours 1800 Block of Mission St Indecent Exposure/Trespassing
Mission Units responded to the above area regarding a trespasser who was gratifying himself in public view. Upon arrival the Officers observed the suspect masturbating in full view close to the public sidewalk. Officers encouraged the suspect to stop what he was doing and put back on his clothes. The suspect was cited for several misdemeanors and released at the scene. Case #120231707
1450 Hours 2100 Block of Mission Theft/Narcotics/Warrant Arr
Mission Officers responded to the above location to investigate a possible robbery. Upon arriving, a Patrol Special Officer had detained the suspect. The victim had stated the suspect ran up to him and yanked his chain with a medallion from his neck. Officers were eventually able to detain the suspect who had in his possession illegal narcotics and was a self proclaimed registered gang member from South San Francisco who had a warrant for his arrest out of Daly City. The suspect was booked on felony charges. Case # 120227499
1857 Hours 24th St/S. Van Ness. St Battery/Gangs
Mission Units responded to a call for service regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival they detained several known gang members. Upon investigating the incident, all parties refused police any police action. The incident was documented and the subjects were released. Case # 120228209
2240 Hours 900 Block of Valencia Embezzlement
Mission Units responded to the above area and took a report regarding possible embezzlement. The victim let the suspect borrow personal items worth a substantial sum of money for a school project but the suspect never returned any of the items. The victim believes the suspect tried to financially gain from the items and now refuses to give anything back. Investigation is ongoing. Case # 120228754