The Noe Valley Voice thanks
24th Street Beat Officer Lorraine Lombardo for providing this tally of
incidents reported in the southern half of Noe Valley covered by the
Mission Police District. The log includes some but not all incidents
occurring July 11 to Aug. 10, 2010, in the area bordered by Grand View,
21st, Guerrero, and Cesar Chavez streets. To contact Officer
Lombardo, call Mission Station at 558-5400.
16, 9 a.m., 600 block of Clipper, Auto Burglary: A woman called 311 to report that her husband’s parked
vehicle had been broken into. She said the suspect broke the front
passenger-side window and took the GPS, accessories, and a custom-made
18-karat gold Jacob Cohen wedding ring valued at $1,395.
15, noon, 3800 block of 24th, Animal Cruelty: Officer Lombardo responded to a dog dispute. A 24th
Street shopkeeper reported that a man was walking on the sidewalk
outside her shop, accompanied by a black, long-haired St. Bernard
weighing about 100 pounds, when the shopkeeper’s dog, a 12-pound
chihuahua-poodle, which was unleashed, went outside to the bigger dog
and started barking. The man then kicked the chihuahua in the stomach
and leg. The shopkeeper told the man, “Don’t kick my dog!” The man
threatened to call police. The shopkeeper scolded him, “Go ahead—you
don’t kick a small dog, you’re acting like an asshole!” The man left
and returned 15 minutes later without his dog but with a video camera.
He entered the shop and charged at the shopkeeper with his camera,
filming her and claiming that her dog had bitten his dog, drawing
blood. He said he was taking his dog to the vet and the shopkeeper
would have to foot the bill. “I work for a lawyer and I’m going to get
you!” he said. She ran behind the counter to protect her dog and
herself, and repeatedly told him to get out of her shop or she would
call police. He left and she ran to the bar next door. A police report
was made and sent to Animal Care and Control for further investigation.
19, 11:21 p.m., 400 block of Elizabeth, Robbery with Gun: Officer Lewis responded to a robbery call. The victim
said he was walking on Elizabeth Street when he was approached by a man
pointing a small black gun and demanding, “Gimme all your money.” The
victim yelled for help and ran. A neighbor heard the yell, looked out a
window, and saw two suspects get into a parked four-door silver
vehicle, possibly an Acura, and drive away. The first suspect was
described as an African American man in his late 20s, 6 feet tall, 180
pounds, wearing a long black short-sleeved shirt and dark pants. The
second suspect, also African American, was 5*7(
with a goatee and wearing a white “baseball” shirt and dark pants.
23, 7 p.m., 200 block of Jersey, Burglary: Officer Lombardo responded to a call of a residential
burglary. A 2002 $2,300 Specialized Stumpjumper (FSRxc Pro) bicycle,
yellow with red accents, was stolen after a rear-garden garage door was
25, 6:45 a.m., 1300 block of Castro, Robbery with Gun: Officer Glynn responded to a call of a robbery on Castro
Street. The victim said that the suspect approached him from behind,
spun him around, pointed a black semi-automatic pistol at his ribs,
grabbed his cell phone out of his hand, and demanded his wallet. Not
having a wallet, the victim gave him a camera from his pocket. The
suspect told the victim to “walk away and not to look back.” He never
looked back and ran into a bar and called police. The suspect was
described as a black male, 5*7(,
190 pounds, between 33 and 37 years old, wearing a black hoodie with a
multi-colored design and dark pants.
There was another robbery 13
minutes after the one on Castro, at 21st and Valencia, with a similar
weapon and suspect description, except the suspect had no hoodie on and
showed his shaved head. The distracted victim was walking and talking
on his phone. The suspect shoved the gun against his chest and said,
“Don’t say anything or I will shoot you.” The suspect took the victim’s
iPhone, wallet, cash, credit cards, I.D., and told him to run.
10, 8 a.m., 4200 block of 21st, Burglary: Officer Cruz and Lattig responded
to a burglary call. The victim told police he discovered his bicycle
stolen from the entry hall of his apartment. The damaged front door had
been pried open. The bicycle, valued at $700, is described as a black
hybrid with flat bards and a dent in the top tube.
10, 8 p.m., 4500 block of 25th, Burglary/Hot Prowl: Officer Buckner responded to the call of a hot
prowl burglary. Victims told him that an unknown suspect broke into
their front door leading to a common apartment area, entered the
garage, and stole four mountain bikes. The victims were home in their
units at the time. The bikes were described as a chrome Marin Eldridge
Grade mountain bike valued at $800; a red Trek mountain bike valued at
$800; an orange Diamondback mountain bike valued at $500; and a black,
women’s mountain bike valued at $200.
REPORT FROM INGLESIDE STATION
following police blotter covers incidents reported July 11 to Aug. 10,
in Upper Noe Valley—the area roughly bounded by Cesar Chavez, Guerrero,
30th, and Diamond streets. Incidents were culled from newsletters
produced by Capt. Louis Cassanego of Ingleside Police Station. The log
may not include all crimes reported during the period.
15, first block of 28th, Stolen Motorcycle
July 16, 5200 block of Diamond
Heights Blvd., Bank Robbery: Officers Chew
and Schaefer responded to a bank robbery call with numerous other
Ingleside units. The officers obtained a detailed suspect description
and broadcast the information to other units in the area. The officers
spoke with the victim teller and were told that a woman approached the
teller window and pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspect demanded
the money, and the teller complied. The suspect then took the money and
walked out of the bank. Suspect description: Hispanic female, 30 to 40
years old, tan complexion, curly brown shoulder-length hair with
highlights, wearing black sunglasses, black purse, denim dress, and
silver flat sandals.
22, 7:07 p.m., 400 block of Valley, Battery: Officer Apodaca and Officer Gabriel were dispatched to
the report of a battery. The victim said that he went outside to the
front of his residence when he heard people arguing outside. When he
tried to find out what was going on, one of the arguing parties told
the victim to mind his own business. As the parties separated from the
argument, the suspect hit the victim once in the chest. The suspect was
issued a citation for battery.
22, 2:03 p.m., 1400 block of Diamond, Burglary: Officer Hopkins was dispatched to a reported burglary.
The victim had gone on vacation with his family and returned to find
that he had messages on his answering machine about fraudulent charges
made on his credit cards. The victim looked around and noticed that
some credit cards, left behind while he was away, were now missing,
along with a garage door opener.
22, 5:04 p.m., 200 block of 30th, Vandalism: Officer
Sullivan responded to a report of vandalism. The reportee said that the
suspect came into the senior center where she worked and knocked over
some signs, damaging them. The victim said she had had prior dealings
with the suspect.
24, 1500 block of Guerrero, Attempted Theft from Locked Vehicle: Officers Yuen and Paras
responded to an auto boost call and met with the victim and a witness.
The witness heard glass breaking and looked out of his window and saw
an African American male, 40 to 45 years old, 5810(, 170 pounds, with black hair, wearing black sunglasses,
blue shirt, blue vest, and carrying a tan messenger-style bag,
rummaging through his neighbor’s vehicle. The witness yelled at the
suspect, who shrugged his shoulders and casually walked away.
27, 3:59 p.m., 1500 block of Dolores, Burglary: Officer Henry-Garcia and Officer Pereira responded to
the report of a burglary. The victim said that someone had entered her
garage and stolen two bicycles. She said that she had closed the garage
door the last time she left it, although the door has a delay when
closing that would allow someone to sneak in.
1, 6:40 a.m., Church at 30th, Robbery with Gun: A robbery victim reported the crime hours after the
incident to Officers Morrow and Naval. The victim stated that he was
waiting for the bus at the corner when he was suddenly approached by an
African American male, 25 to 30 years old, 5*11(,
170 pounds, wearing a yellow shirt, black pants, and black shoes. The
man had been standing at the corner with the victim, and the victim
believed he was also waiting for the bus. The victim was startled when
the suspect suddenly pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him and
demanded his property. The suspect knocked the victim’s cell phone from
his hand and bent to pick it up. As the suspect bent over, the victim
ran from the area toward Mission Street. The victim looked back and saw
the suspect waving his phone in the air in a taunting manner. The
victim did not call for the police until he reached his workplace.
2, 8:15 a.m., Church at Randall, Theft from Locked Vehicle: A woman reported that her parked, locked, and unattended
vehicle was entered in an unknown manner and her car stereo, CDs,
and some clothing were stolen.
9, 8:15 a.m., 1600 block of Diamond, Battery: Officer Giannini responded with several other officers
to a battery call. The officers located the victim, who told them that
he was the foreman of a new home construction project. A neighbor had
approached the victim and yelled at the victim regarding the noise
created by a truck that had hauled away a container earlier in the
morning. The neighbor was irate and spit at the victim and then punched
the victim in the face. The victim called for the police. The officers
located the suspect, and the victim positively identified him. The
victim wanted to press charges, and therefore the suspect was cited and
provided a court date. The victim was treated and released at the scene
for his injuries.
Ingleside Report was edited by Jan Goben and Sally Smith.
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 Station covers the northern half of the
neighborhood, while Ingleside patrols 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 Station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane.
Anonymous Tip Line: 552-4558
Capt. Greg Corrales: 558-5455
Anonymous Tip Line: 587-8984
Capt. Louis Cassanego: 404-4030
To file a police report, go to any local station or file online at www.sfgov.org.
report a crime in progress, call 911. Cell
phone users can dial Police Dispatch directly: 415-553-8090.