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The Noe Valley Voice thanks Mission Police Captain Stephen Tacchini and Ingleside Police Captain Denis O'Leary for providing incident reports for this month's Police Beat. Though they may differ slightly in style, the two reports both cover the period from Feb. 16 to March 15, 2009.
The Noe Valley/Mission Crime Log is a tally of incidents occurring in the northern half of Noe Valley--from 21st Street to Cesar Chavez Street and from Grand View to Guerrero Street. The Upper Noe Valley Crime Log reports incidents in the southern half, roughly bordered by Cesar Chavez, Guerrero, 30th Street, and Diamond Heights Boulevard.
For details about these or other incidents, contact the police captains directly, or attend community meetings held monthly in each police district (see below).
NOE VALLEY/MISSION CRIME LOG
Mission Police Capt. Stephen Tacchini
Feb. 16 to March 15, 2009
Feb. 20, 7:07 a.m., 900 block of Church: Burglary; apartment house. Victim left their home locked and secured. Upon their return they found a rear window opened and personal items taken. No suspects observed.
Feb. 27, 8 a.m., 1200 block of Church: Residential burglary. Victim left their home locked and secured. Upon return they found numerous electronic devices had been taken and no forced entry. No suspects observed.
Feb. 27, 6 p.m., 200 block of Jersey: Residential burglary. Victim left their home locked and secured. Upon return they found a garage opened and a bicycle taken. No suspects observed.
March 5, 9 a.m., 400 block of Grand View: Burglary; apartment house. Victim left their home locked and secured. Upon return they found numerous electronic devices and jewelry were taken. No suspects observed.
March 6, 3 a.m., 400 block of Grand View: Burglary, apartment house. Victim invited unknown persons to their apartment. When victim asked suspects to leave, suspects suspiciously fled, taking victim's keys. Victim pursued suspects with responding officers, to no avail.
March 6, 5 p.m., 500 block of Hill: Theft from locked vehicle. Victim parked their vehicle, locking the doors and windows. Upon their return, they found the vehicle's front passenger window shattered and personal items taken. No suspects were observed.
March 8, 5 a.m., 26th & Noe: Robbery, street. Victim was walking listening to an iPod when two suspects knocked the victim to the ground and removed the iPod and several items in his pockets. Victim sustained no injuries.
March 11, 7:30 a.m., 1200 block of Church: Residential burglary. Victim left their home locked and secured. Upon return they found several electronic devices had been taken and no forced entry. No suspects observed.
UPPER NOE VALLEY CRIME LOG
Ingleside Police Capt. Denis O'Leary
Feb. 16 to March 15, 2009
Feb. 17, 3:35 p.m., Dolores & 30th: Traffic collision. Two cars, one party injured.
Feb. 17, noon, first block of Valley: 1999 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Feb. 18, 9:40 a.m., 29th & Castro: Auto burglary. Occurred between Feb. 16 & 18.
Feb. 21, 6:40 a.m., 1600 block of Sanchez St.: Vehicle strip. Wheel and tire taken.
Feb. 21, 1:50 a.m., Dolores & 30th: Traffic collision; hit-and-run (no injuries).
Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m., 400 block of 28th: Stolen vehicle; 2002 Honda CRV.
Feb. 22, 9 p.m., 500 block of Valley: Brandishing a knife. Suspect named.
Feb. 28, 6 p.m., 29th & Castro: Traffic collision; hit-and-run (no injuries). Suspect vehicle's rear bumper left at scene.
March 1, 1 p.m., 200 block of 29th: Theft from building. Bicycle taken from open garage. Occurred between Feb. 24 and 26.
March 1, 8:45 p.m., 200 block of Day: Vandalism to parked car; broken window. Teens seen near car with BB gun.
March 1, 9 p.m., Cesar Chavez & Sanchez: Auto burglary. Cell phone, MP3 player, checkbook, and cash taken. Victim found her phone listed for sale on the Internet.
March 9, 4:20 p.m., Church & 30th: Found person; juvenile.
March 9, 7:30 p.m., 400 block of 30th: Burglary. Occurred between March 8 and 9. Unlawful entry to garage. Bicycle and diaper bag taken.
March 13, 1:10 a.m., 400 block of 27th: Vandalism to building; broken window. Suspect detained.
March 14, 1:30 a.m., 200 block of 29th: Vandalism to building; broken window and graffiti.
Tale of Two Police Districts
Noe Valley is split between two San Francisco police jurisdictions: Mission Police District and Ingleside Police District. With Cesar Chavez Street as the dividing line, Mission police monitor the northern half of the neighborhood, while Ingleside police watch out for the southern half.
Both districts invite local residents to attend police-community meetings, held monthly. Mission Police District holds meetings on the last Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., at Mission Station, 630 Valencia Street near 17th Street. Ingleside's community meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane.
To contact Mission Station, call 558-5400. You also may call Mission Station Capt. Stephen Tacchini at 558-5455 or e-mail him at Stephen_Tacchini@sfgov.org. Mission's tip line for anonymous reporting is 552-4558. To contact Ingleside, call 404-4000, or e-mail Capt. Denis O'Leary at Denis.O'Leary@sfgov.org. The Ingleside tip line is 587-8984.
For online reporting, go to www.sfgov.org/police. To report a crime in progress, call 911. Note that when calling 911 on a cellular phone near a highway, the call is connected to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch center. In other areas in San Francisco, the call will connect directly to San Francisco dispatch. You can also dial S.F. dispatch directly: 415-553-8090.