This week has been a busy one for the men and women of Mission Station. I am pleased to report that since Friday, August 17, Officers from Mission Station have seized six firearms during five separate incidents. Officers seized two of the firearms from individuals they had arrested for narcotics charges. Officers seized two more firearms as a result of a robbery arrest. Officers arrested a total of eight suspects in as a result of the five incidents. The incidents occurred in the area of 16th and Mission, the 400 block of Valencia, and the 2800 block of 22nd Street. Officers made numerous other arrests this week including arrests for vandalism and auto burglary. Continue to report any suspicious activity you may see.
Have a good weekend,
Captain Bob Moser
This weekend the Mission District will host the La Cocina Food Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 11 AM to 7 PM and will be held on Folsom Street between 20thand 26th. The festival will feature a representation of the diverse cross section of foods and cultures comprising the City of San Francisco. The festival is a ticked event and tickets may be purchased at the gates. The festival is a non-drinking event except for in designated beer gardens. This is a unique venue in which you can experience the diversity of foods that the City has to offer in a fun, family atmosphere.
I would like to acknowledge an outstanding arrest made by one of our hardworking Mission Station officers. On Thursday, August 16th Officer Dan Kroos was in the area of 16th andMission when he observed a suspect running down Mission Street, nervously looking over his shoulder. Believing that a crime may have just occurred, Officer Kroos stopped the individual and engaged him in conversation. During the encounter, the suspect presented a forged Driver’s license. Officer Kroos placed him into custody for the violation. In search incident to arrest, Officer Kroos seized burglary tools, brass knuckles and stolen property that was taken during a recent auto burglary in the area. A search of the suspect’s nearby hotel room revealed suspected methamphetamine. This is one example of the outstanding police work performed by the men and women of Mission Station on a daily basis. On August 4th, Officer Kroos was also responsible for the apprehension of a suspect who had robbed a man in the area of 24thand Mission Streets with a sawed-off shotgun.
Thanks and Have a Great Weekend,
This weekend the Mission District will host the fourth and final Sunday Streets of the year. Sunday Streets begins at 11 AM and ends at 4PM. The route will be on Valencia between Duboce and 24th Streets and 24th Street between Valencia and Hampshire Streets. We are planning for a safe and successful event. For more information please visit www.Sundaystreetssf.com. Please remember that Sunday Streets is an alcohol free event.
Tuesday, August 7, Mission Station, along with the Columbia Park Boys and Girls Clubhouse, will host this year’s National Night Out for the Mission District. The event will take place at the Columbia Park Clubhouse at 450 Guerrero Street from 4PM to 7PM. We will host a cookout and activities for children and their families. Please join us in celebrating National Night Out.
Although burglaries are slightly down during this reporting period, we are still seeing un-forced entry burglaries throughout the district. We have found that in several burglaries the suspect has gained entry through un-locked windows or doors. Please remember to properly secure your doors and windows.
On Friday, July 20th, I attended a meeting hosted by Joaquin Torres of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services along with representatives from BART, the Health Department, Probation, Parole, the District Attorney’s Office, David Campos’ Office, local business representatives and Bevan Dufty, Director of H.O.P.E. regarding 16th and Mission. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss solutions to some of the chronic issues at that location. I have since been in contact with representatives from Probation and Parole regarding collaborative enforcement projects in the area. Mission Station Officers have made over 130 arrests at 16th and Mission since April.
Thanks and Have a Great Weekend,
Captain Daniel Perea