Tina Moylan, RHN Safety Chair, was recognized by SFPD Chief Scott for her commitment to crime prevention and support of SFPD. Congratulations to our Safety Chair for setting such a great example and for being involved with safety in our neighborhood.
Central Police Station has doubled our deployment of uniformed foot beat officers!!!
There were fourteen foot beat patrol officers covering Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square and the Market/Financial District areas, when I first arrived at Central Station in March of this year. As of Saturday, September 9th, there are twenty-eight foot beat officers. Read more, click Central 091317.
The San Francisco Police Department stands by its commitment to fostering trust and cooperation with all the people of our City. We encourage everyone to communicate with San Francisco police officers without fear of inquiry regarding their immigration status. San Francisco has been a sanctuary city under Mayor Lee, as well as under previous mayors, and we will continue to be a sanctuary city moving forward. Read Central 090617
Our Central Station “Street Crimes Unit’ (plain clothes team) have been very active and tremendously successful apprehending auto burglars in the Central Police District. The team has made 112 arrests since April this year alone!
Here are some auto burglary prevention tips straight from Sergeant Steven Spagnuolo, the Team Leader:
Auto Burglary suspects will often drop one or two people off to case vehicles to burglarize while the driver remains in the car.
Auto Burglary suspects will lean up against a vehicle to use their body to shield them breaking the window from possible witnesses.
Auto Burglary suspects will use hooded sweatshirts or masks to hide their faces from witnesses.
Auto Burglary suspects will use flashlights or lights on their mobile devices to illuminate the inside of vehicles at night.
For more read Central 082317.
Recently there were some questions about how to best report crimes. Here is some information that was published in a previous newsletter that may be useful. Click Central 080817.
Started in 1983, this nationwide annual event is shared by all ages of the community with their local members of law enforcement and it features food, fun, and interactions. Over 600 people attended last year’s event and 50 organizations signed up to represent local services and opportunities. We welcome regular supporters and newcomers alike! Will you join Captain Yep, Central Station, and your friends and neighbors in celebrating National Night Out this year on August 1?
The Northern District has unfortunately experienced two (2) homicides in the last month. The first occurred on the 100 block of Alhambra during the early hours of May 20th. A male, who appeared to be homeless, was found suffering from a single gunshot wound. All efforts were made to save this male’s life, but he passed away a day later. Anyone with information, please contact Sergeant Scott Warnke at 415-553-9249 or Scott.Warnke@sfgov.org.
The second homicide occurred during the early hours of June 2nd on the 2500 block of Van Ness. This incident resulted in a very quick arrest by Northern Station Officers.
For more info read Northern Police Report.
During the past month I have been asked frequently about how to report crimes and how to obtain important City services. Here is some information I published in a previous newsletter that may be useful for you and your neighbors! Click Central 041917.
Hi, I am Acting Captain Molly Pengel. I want to congratulate Commander David Lazar on his promotion as the Commander of Community Engagement. I wish him the best. Read Central 030217.