This week I would like to take a moment to highlight some of the outstanding police work performed by your Mission Station officers over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Over the four days of the long weekend, Mission Station officers responded to hundreds of calls for service and participated in numerous self initiated contacts. The officers made some outstanding arrests as a result of their efforts including the following cases:
On 11/21/12, Officers arrested a suspect for burglary of lockers at a fitness club located on the 2100 block of Market Street. Investigators are attempting to determine if the suspect is responsible for previous locker burglaries.
On 11/21/12, Officers were conducting a theft investigation in the area of 22nd and Church when they discovered that the suspect they had detained was in possession of a firearm.
On 11/23/12, Officers responded to the area of 18th and Bryant Streets on a report of a cell phone robbery from a Muni bus. Officers were able to track the phone to the area of 11th and Folsom Streets. The officers were able to take the suspect into custody with the assistance of none other than Police Chief Greg Suhr.
On 11/24/12, Officers responded to the area of 16th and Market Streets on a report of a commercial robbery with a knife. The officers searched the area and located the suspect at Market and Sanchez Streets where they placed him under arrest.
On 11/24/12, Officers responded to the 400 block of Noe Street on a call of a residential burglary. Officers responded to the scene and arrested the subject for the burglary. The suspect also had other property in his possession that linked him to previous burglaries.
On 11/24/12, Officers were on patrol in the area of 16th and Bryant Streets when dispatch broadcasted a call of an auto burglary that had just occurred at 16th and Shotwell Streets. Officers located a suspect acting suspicious in the area. The officers detained the suspect and a witness subsequently identified him as breaking into the vehicle.
On 11/25/12, Officers were dispatched to 16th and Landers Streets on a call of a robbery. There they met with the victim who told them that she had just been robbed by three suspects. Officers searched the area and were eventually able to locate and arrest all three suspects.
On 11/26/12, Officers were working prostitution abatement in the area of the 400 block of Capp Street when they encountered four suspicious suspects standing next to the open door of a parked van. In a subsequent investigation, the officers observed a loaded firearm on the floor of the vehicle. The officers arrested all four suspects on various charges.
Mission Station officers also conducted two separate fugitive recovery operations during the past week. The first focused on the area of the BART Plazas at 16th and 24th and Mission. That operation resulted in twelve arrests and numerous citations. The second operation was a joint endeavor between Mission and Ingleside Stations and focused on areas in both districts. The operation resulted in nine arrests in the Mission.
Have a safe weekend,
Captain Robert Moser