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The Noe Valley Voice thanks Mission Police Captain Stephen Tacchini for providing this tally of incidents occurring in the northern half of Noe Valley from April 16 to May 15, 2009.
Due to a change in Police Department brass--David Lazar took over from Denis O'Leary as captain of Ingleside Station in April--we are missing a report from Ingleside this month. However, we hope to make it up to you next issue.
Mission Police Capt. Stephen Tacchini
Boundaries: 21st, Guerrero, Cesar Chavez,
and Grand View
April 15, 12:01 a.m., 4300 block of 26th: False impersonation to receive money. The victim reported that she was contacted by a credit agency and a department store after three checks were cashed without her permission. No suspects were apprehended.
April 17, 12:20 p.m., 00 block of Yukon: Found property. Officers responded to a call about an unoccupied stolen vehicle. While conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, officers located and seized a license plate not matching that of the vehicle.
April 17, 9 p.m., 4000 block of 25th: Malicious mischief, graffiti. The victim reported that his home had been vandalized by an unknown suspect. He showed officers that the wall adjacent to his garage was spray-painted with silver paint. No suspects were apprehended.
April 19, 6:10 p.m., 20th & Dolores: Driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers attempted to effect a traffic stop of a vehicle after the driver made an abrupt and unsafe lane change. The vehicle did not stop and the officers terminated their pursuit. Approximately four minutes later, two other officers effected a traffic stop on a vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle that failed to stop. Upon their approach the officers immediately detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. The officers confirmed that the driver was from that of the initial incident in which the vehicle did not stop. After conducting a preliminary interview and a number of field sobriety tests, officers took the driver of the vehicle into custody for driving under the influence.
April 19, 7:15 p.m., 3800 block of 22nd: Battery, domestic violence. Officers responded to a domestic violence incident in which the victim was struck with an open hand on the shoulder. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
April 22, noon, 1200 block of Sanchez: Burglary, residence, unlawful entry. The victim reported that his garage had been burglarized by an unknown suspect. Personal property was taken. No suspects were apprehended.
April 22, 3:10 p.m., 24th & Chattanooga: Possession stolen property. Officers were flagged down by a Parking Control Officer (PCO) after he saw an individual putting something inside of a garbage can. The PCO told the officers that when he approached the individual he fled the scene. Officers recovered a great deal of what appeared to be stolen property in a plastic bag. The officers were able to return some of the property to its rightful owners. No suspects were apprehended.
April 23, noon, 4200 block of 24th: False impersonation to receive money. The victim reported that he was contacted by his bank after two checks were cashed without his permission. No suspects were apprehended.
April 24, 10 a.m., 1200 block of Guerrero: False impersonation to receive money. The victim reported that when he checked his online credit card account unauthorized charges had been made. No suspects were apprehended.
April 24, 5:15 p.m., 3900 block of 26th: Malicious mischief, graffiti. The victim reported that his home as well as his neighbor's home had been vandalized by an unknown suspect. He showed officers that their garage doors had been written on with a black object. No suspects were apprehended.
April 24, 6 p.m., 4100 block of 20th: Theft, other property. Officers responded to a theft in which the victim told officers her vehicle's parking permit sticker was stolen. No suspects were apprehended.
May 7, 2:35 p.m., Sanchez & 22nd: Miscellaneous investigation. Officers responded to a natural gas line rupture. The San Francisco Fire Department and PG&E were on scene and advised officers no evacuation was necessary. PG&E stated it would be fixing the line. The officers closed the intersection and controlled traffic.
May 11, noon, 1300 block of Guerrero: Forgery, checks, felony. Officers responded to a fraud incident in which the victim had her mail stolen. The victim was contacted by her bank after a false check was received. The bank refused to honor the check after verifying that it was false. No suspects were apprehended.
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 over the southern half. Both districts invite citizens 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. David Lazar at David.Lazar@sfgov.org. The Ingleside tip line is 587-8984.
To file a police report, go to any local station or file online at www.sfgov.org. To report a crime in progress, call 911. Cell phone users can dial S.F. Dispatch directly: 415-553-8090.