I would like to take a moment to remind everyone of the services offered by 311. You may download their app and use it to report encampments, trash and a variety of issues to be addressed by the City. It takes a minute to download and use. Read Central 020217.
Congratulations to Chief William Scott who will be sworn in as Chief of Police for the San Francisco Police Department on Monday, January 23, 2017! Read Central 011917.
Central Station and Traffic Company Officers have done a lot of work in the last 10 days to address speeding violations in our district. We will continue to focus on our highly traveled corridors. One of the areas of recent focus has been the Broadway tunnel. We will continue our work there and will also focus on vehicles who fail to yield to pedestrians. Our next focus will be January 6, 2017 in the morning on Battery, Sansome,
Broadway and the Embarcadero on speeding vehicles. Read Central 010517.
Call the Police!
Often at community meetings I encourage the community to phone the police whenever they see suspicious activity. On December 18, 2016 at 5:23 p.m., someone called in a suspicious vehicle at Broadway and Jones. There was a Toyota parked illegally. Officers Kenneth Anderson and Francesca Murphy responded. When the officers arrived, there was a male lying down in the back seat. The officers ran a record check which revealed the person had an arrest warrant for possession of narcotics paraphernalia from Alameda County. This incident is an example of why it is important to report activity and become involved. It makes our neighborhoods and community safer. Read Central 122216.
Yesterday I (Captain Lazar) was in Caffe Trieste when I noticed a person sitting close to the door working on his very expensive laptop. It made me think about a report I read this week of a laptop theft at Starbucks in Fisherman’s Wharf. A woman was working on her very expensive MacBook Pro laptop when a man grabbed it and ran out. It was tracked to 7th of Market and never to be seen again. Please keep this in mind. Read central-120816.
Andrania Yancy is in custody thanks to outstanding police work by Officers Heredia and Colby. Adriana Yancy has been identified in two thefts from locker burglaries in the Central. We believe she has been involved in many more. Yancy’s routine is to go to a gym or yoga studio and gain access to the locker room area. There, she will break into one or more lockers stealing all items of value, She will then head directly to the Westfield Mall area and make numerous transactions with the stolen credit cards. In one incident she managed to rack up nearly $15,000 in charges. She typically buys store value cards (gift cards). Yancy also commits identity theft with the IDs she steals. Yancy also has used victims identification to purchase day passes at a Planet Fitness. Sergeant Vanderbilt did a great job putting several cases together which let to Yancy’s arrest. Read the central-120116,
Thank you to the Traffic Company for spending time in the Broadway Tunnel enforcing speeding. On October 24, 2016, the motorcycle officers wrote 18 citations for speeding! Read the central-110316.
Department of Justice Collaborative Reform Initiative
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is hoping to gather community input regarding the Collaborative Reform Initiative. The link to the Department of Justice Collaborative Reform Initiative is https://publicintelligence.net/doj-sfpd-reform/. Feedback can be emailed to: SFPD.DOJCRI@SFGov.org. Read Central 102716.
Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT):
Please see the included flyer for the Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT). This team consists of citizen volunteers who train for
disaster preparedness and help the community while working closely with the SFPD. If you are interested, please check out the ALERT website
www.SanFranciscoPolice.org/alert. Or email them at SFPDALERT@SFGov.org. Read northern-10-28-16-2.
Central Station Officers continue to write more citations than any other station (except for 1 on the West side), working to improve traffic safety and reduce collisions. Our goal, is to “Focus on the Five” top vehicle code violations which contribute to collisions. Read central-101316.