Noe Valley Voice December 2012

Police Beat


The Ingleside police blotter covers incidents reported Oct. 1–31, 2012, in Upper Noe Valley—the area roughly bounded by Cesar Chavez, Guerrero, 30th, and Diamond streets. Incidents were culled from newsletters produced by Ingleside Police Station. The log may not include all events reported during the month. To contact Ingleside Station or receive its newsletter, call 415-404-4000 or email ­

Oct. 2, 11:50 p.m., 600 block of San Jose Ave., Vandalism

Oct. 8, 9 p.m., 400 block of 30th, Burglary

Oct. 9, 11:44 a.m., 1700 block of Church, Theft: Officer Martinez filed a report regarding a theft from a building. The victim informed the officer that two unknown suspects walked into her store and began to act suspiciously. One of the suspects then walked up to the counter and grabbed a jar full of donation money for breast cancer. The two suspects quickly ran out the front door with the jar. The officer was able to get a hold of a surveillance video which captured the incident and suspects. #120810806

Oct. 14, 12 p.m., 100 block of Day, Burglary Arrest: Officer Fung and several other Ingleside officers responded to a possible burglary in progress. Dispatch provided a description of the suspect for units responding. While responding to the burglary, an Ingleside unit spotted a suspect fitting the description, and detained him not too far from where the initial incident occurred. The officers picked up the witness in order to conduct a cold show with the detained subject. The witness told the officers that the suspect they had was the one she had called about. The witness told the officers that she ran into the suspect in a shared garage area of her home and knew that he was not a tenant in the building. The officers questioned the suspect, who told them that he was on active probation. A record check confirmed his probationary status. The officers searched the suspect and located several burglary tools inside of a backpack he was carrying. Because the suspect is on probation, he is prohibited from carrying these kinds of tools. The suspect was arrested and transported to Ingleside Station. Officers returned to the apartment building and met with the victim, who showed them pry marks on a door and tape that had been removed from the lock guard area. Officers took pictures of the damage and booked them as evidence. #12082558

Oct. 20, 5:59 a.m., 900 block of San Jose Ave., DUI Arrest: Officers Pereira and Etcheveste responded to the intersection of San Jose and Randall Street on a call of a person sleeping inside his vehicle, which was parked on the Muni tracks. As they arrived on scene, they noticed a red Mustang stopped in the middle of the road with its headlights on. Medics were already on scene and told the officers that they were unable to wake up the driver or either of the two passengers. The officers noticed that the vehicle was still on, and in drive. Officer Pereira reached into the vehicle, over the sleeping driver, and placed the car in park. The officers then removed the driver and the two passengers from the vehicle. Officer Pereira could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath. The driver also had bloodshot eyes and spoke with a slight slur. Officer Pereira then conducted a field sobriety test, which the driver failed. Based on the officers’ observations, the driver’s symptoms of intoxication, and his failed performance on the field sobriety test, the driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. #120844720

Oct. 20, 11:45 p.m., 1400 block of Noe, Stolen Vehicle

Oct. 21, 11 a.m., 1600 block of Dolores, Stolen Truck

Oct. 22, 11:35 a.m. 1000 block of Duncan, Recovered Vehicle

Oct. 24, 12:01 a.m., 300 block of 29th, Fraud

Oct. 25,  6:30 a.m., 300 block of 29th, Burglary

Oct. 25, 10:20 a.m., first block of 28th, Burglary: Officers Sanchez and Curry responded to a possible burglary in progress on the unit block of 28th Street. The victim stated that an unknown suspect just left her apartment on foot headed down San Jose Avenue carrying a piece of the door frame in his hand. The officers arrived and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. They then spoke to the victim, who said she was inside her apartment when she heard a noise. She heard the front door to her apartment, which was unlocked at the time, open and shut right away. She thought this was strange, so she went out of her apartment and saw the unknown suspect walking away, down the hallway that leads to the outside door that exits to the sidewalk. The victim immediately called the police. She said the unknown suspect never stepped inside her apartment because she was playing loud music, which might have spooked the suspect away. The victim said no possessions were taken. #120860174

Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m., 200 block of 30th, Stolen Motorcycle

Oct. 27, 12:01 a.m. 2200 block of Castro, Burglary

Oct. 27, 8 a.m., Dolores and Valley, Stolen Vehicle

Oct. 28, 10:39 a.m., 100 block of 30th, Recovered Vehicle

Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m., 1700 block of Dolores, Auto Boost

Oct. 29, 4:54 a.m., 800 block of San Jose Ave., Stolen Plate

Oct. 29, 12 p.m., 1500 block of Noe, Fraud

Oct. 29, 12 p.m., 200 block of 30th, Recovered Auto

Oct. 30, 7 a.m., 200 block of 28th, Theft

Oct. 30, 7:27 a.m., 27th and Guerrero, Traffic Collision

Oct. 30, 10:45 p.m., 5300 block of Diamond Heights Blvd., Robbery: Officers Benavidez and Ma responded to a call regarding possible shots fired. When the officers arrived, they made contact with the victim and a witness. The victim stated that she had returned home from work and had just gotten out of her car when she noticed someone running toward her on the sidewalk. She panicked, got back into her vehicle, and locked herself inside. The suspect then began hitting the driver-side window with an unknown object, attempting to break it. The victim then moved into the passenger seat while screaming for help. Without any success breaking the window, the suspect fled on foot. #120878064

Oct. 31, 2 p.m., 29th and Church, Traffic Collision




The Noe Valley Voice thanks Officer Steven Keith for this month’s log of incidents reported to Mission Police Station. The blotter includes incidents occurring Oct. 1–31, 2012, in the area bordered by Grand View, 20th, Guerrero, and ­Cesar Chavez streets. For more information, email or call the station at 415-558-5400. To receive the Mission Police District newsletter, write

Oct. 4, 5:23 p.m., 4300 block of 26th, Attempted Burglary, Apartment House: A resident awoke to find a front gate’s lock had been damaged in an apparent attempt to gain entry. #120796905

Oct. 7, 10:43 p.m., 3900 block of Cesar Chavez, Burglary, Residence: A resident returned home to find the front door had been damaged. Search of the inside revealed some jewelry and electronics equipment had been taken. #120806924

Oct. 9, 10:06 p.m., 3700 block of 25th, Burglary, Non-Residential, and Theft from Locked Vehicle: The owner of a 2004 Jeep reported items had been taken from the car while it was parked inside the building’s locked garage. #120812539

Oct. 10, 9:43 a.m., 100 block of Grand View, Stolen Vehicle: A 1994 Acura Integra was reported stolen and recovered later on the 600 block of Amazon Avenue. #120813418

Oct. 10, 6:19 p.m., 4300 block of 25th, Theft, Other Property: A resident reported a suspect had taken property from a package that had been delivered to the front porch. The suspect was described as a male of unknown race, height, and weight, wearing khaki pants, a T-shirt, tan jacket, sneakers, and a baseball cap. The suspect was last seen walking towards 25th Street. #120815232

Oct. 13, 5:27 p.m., 23rd and Vicksburg, Stolen Vehicle: A 1997 Nissan Sentra was reported stolen. It was recovered on the 2900 block of 26th Street the following morning. #120823564

Oct. 15, 10:20 a.m., 1200 block of Guerrero, Burglary, Residence Under Construction: A bicycle was reported stolen from an unsecured garage. #120827895

Oct. 17, 10:17 a.m., 700 block of Elizabeth, Burglary, Residence, Forcible Entry: A bicycle was reported stolen from a garage. The tradesman door was apparently damaged to gain entry. #120834787

Oct. 20, 8:39 p.m., 4000 block of 26th, Burglary, House, Forcible Entry: A bicycle was reported stolen from a locked garage. The resident found the door lock had been broken. #120846607

Oct. 22, 7 a.m., 4000 block of 26th, Burglary, Hot Prowl: A resident awoke to find evidence suggesting there had been an intruder during the night. It was soon discovered several personal items had been taken. #120850028

Oct. 24, 10:08 a.m., 900 block of Church, Theft from Locked Vehicle: The owner of a Subaru Outback reported items from the console had been stripped. #120856816

Oct. 24, 10:41 p.m., 3800 block of 23rd, Methamphetamine Offense: An alert neighbor reported a suspicious person in the area. Officers responded and detained a suspect who matched the description. Subsequent investigation revealed an outstanding warrant and suspected methamphetamine use. #120859020

Oct. 30, 11:14, 200 block of Clipper, Theft from Locked Vehicle: The owner of a Toyota Prius reported the car’s window had been smashed and an iPod taken. #120878111


Police Borders

Noe Valley falls under the jurisdiction of two police districts—Mission and Ingleside. The Mission Police District covers the northern half of the neighborhood, while Ingleside covers the area south of Cesar Chavez Street. Both districts publish digital newsletters and hold monthly community meetings. Mission Police District holds its meetings on the last Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., at Mission Station, 630 Valencia St. Ingleside’s community meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane.


Police Contacts

Mission Station: 558-5400
Anonymous Tip Line: 392-2623

Newsletter: sfpd.mission.station
Capt. Robert Moser: 558-5400

Ingleside Station: 404-4000
Anonymous Tip Line: 575-4444


Capt. Daniel J. Mahoney: 404-4000

To report a crime in progress, call 911. Cell phone users can call Police Dispatch directly: 415-553-8090.

To file a police report, go to any local station or file online at