This week I would like to highlight an enforcement effort in the Mission District. For the past few weeks, officers from Mission Station have been concentrating enforcement efforts around the area of 16th and Mission Streets to address ongoing concerns regarding criminal behavior. Mission has dedicated both uniformed and plainclothes officers deployed on foot, bicycles and in cars. Since March 27, 2012, Mission Station officers have made 31 arrests at 16th and Mission. The majority of these arrests have been for narcotics and warrant violations.
Earlier this month, a citizen called the police to report that someone had stolen his new electric scooter. Mission Station Officer Joe Emanuel responded to the call and learned that the victim had installed a GPS locator on the scooter. Officer Emanuel was able to track the scooter to the Bayview and with the help of Bayview officers locate the scooter and a suspect. This case is a terrific example of officers and citizens working together to stop crime.
Mission Station recently received congratulations in the Bay Area Reporter from the Castro Community Benefit District for our ongoing enforcement efforts. (For more information please see the posting under “Captain’s News.” Thanks CBD!
Finally, I would like to thank Roberto Hernandez for organizing a community meet and greet at the Mission Neighborhood Center on April the 5th. The meeting allowed Mission community groups and I to discuss ongoing concerns and future collaboration. The meeting was a great opportunity to form community policing partnerships.