Noe Valley Voice March 2009

Crime Beat

Editor's Note: The Voice thanks Ingleside Capt. Denis O'Leary for providing a monthly log of incidents reported for the southern half of Noe Valley, which is under the jurisdiction of Ingleside Police Station. This month, the blotter covers incidents reported Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, 2009, within the area bounded by Grand View, Cesar Chavez, Guerrero, and 30th streets.

By Ingleside Police Capt. Denis O'Leary

Incident Report for Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, 2009

Jan. 16, 5 p.m., 300 block of 29th: Mental health intervention.

Jan. 21, 5 p.m., Zircon Place: A 66-year-old man last seen in 2004 was reported missing.

Jan. 22, 1:20 p.m., 1400 block of Sanchez: A 64-year-old Upper Noe Valley woman was cited for having an unleashed dog.

Jan. 22, 8:15 p.m., 27th & Church: Attempted robbery. A Noe Valley man found himself surrounded by three male teenagers who demanded his backpack. He refused to comply, and one of the teens produced a handgun and threatened him. One of the robbers punched the man in the face, and the man ran from them. The suspects fled empty-handed, and the police were called. As Officer Androvich interviewed the victim on the 1500 block of Church Street, the man pointed out the suspects as they passed by inside a Muni LRV. Sergeant Kim and posse stopped the train at Church and Cesar Chavez streets and detained four teens. A replica handgun was found near one of the suspects. The victim identified his assailants, and three of the four were charged with attempted robbery. The three suspects, a 16-year-old Tenderloin District resident, a 15-year-old Mission District resident, and a 15-year-old SOMA District resident, were turned over to probation officers at Juvenile Justice Center. Sergeant Branconi, Robbery Detail, took over the investigation. Case #090081515.

Jan. 23, 8:45 a.m., 200 block of Day: Burglary. Occurred between Jan. 22 and 23. Entry was gained via a common garage, and a vehicle was burglarized. Cash was taken.

Jan. 23, 9:30 p.m., first block of Day: Vehicle theft. 1992 Honda Accord stolen.

Jan. 28, noon, 300 block of 29th: Officer found a stolen plate on an illegally parked motorcycle. The bike was towed for a registration violation.

Jan. 29, 8:45 a.m., Cesar Chavez & Sanchez: Auto burglary. Occurred between Jan. 28 and 29. Window was smashed, and GPS unit and MP3 player were taken.

Jan. 30, 3 p.m., 400 block of 30th: Embezzlement. Suspect known.

Feb. 5, 9:45 p.m., 30th & Laidley: A 30-year-old Berkeley man was arrested for disorderly conduct. Case #090133144.

Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m., 1600 block of Dolores: Vandalism to building. Keyplate pried open.

Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m., Diamond & 29th: Warrant arrest. A 47-year-old Noe Valley man was arrested on a local misdemeanor warrant. Case #070871803.

Feb. 7, 7 p.m., 1700 block of Church: Vandalism to parked car. Broken window. Suspect known.

Feb. 9, 3:15 p.m., 1700 block of Church: Burglary. Occurred between Feb. 8 and 9. Entry was gained through common garage. A computer, clothing, money, and a tool were taken from an unlocked car.

Feb. 11, 8:45 p.m., 100 block of 29th: Death case. Cause unknown.

Feb. 13, 9:10 a.m., 200 block of 29th: 2000 Honda Civic recovered.

Feb. 13, 10:50 a.m., 1500 block of Sanchez: Burglary. A building under construction was burglarized sometime between Feb. 3 and 4. Entry was gained via a garage window. A suitcase, CD player, and telephone were taken.

Feb. 13, noon, 1600 block of Church: Theft. School personnel saw a trespasser and later discovered the loss of an employee's wallet.

Feb. 15, 11 a.m., Sanchez & 27th: Found property, wallet and contents.

Noe Valley's Police Districts

Noe Valley falls under the jurisdiction of two San Francisco police districts: Mission and Ingleside. Mission police cover the northern half of the neighborhood, including 24th Street, and Ingleside police monitor the southern half, starting at Cesar Chavez Street.

Both districts hold monthly meetings that are open to the public. Mission Police District's community meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month, at 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 off Balboa Park at San Jose Avenue.

To speak to an officer at Mission Station, call 558-5400. You are also welcome to e-mail Capt. Stephen Tacchini at The station's tip line for anonymous reporting of drug or gang activity is 552-4558. To contact Ingleside, call 404-4000, or e-mail Capt. Denis O'Leary at Denis.O' The Ingleside anonymous tip line is 587-8984.

For citywide online reporting and e-mail addresses, go to You can also find crime data, sorted by zip code, at or To report a crime in progress, call 911.