The following are Glen Park crimes from the Ingleside Station Newsletter
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Nothing in the report from Glen Park
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
11:07 am, Diamond/Chenery, Suspended Driver
Thursday, August 26, 2010
05:13 am, 100 blk Roanoke, Theft from Vehicle
Officer Anderson and Officer Otaguro responded to the report of an auto boosting. The victim had been asleep inside her home when she heard the sound of a car alarm going off. She looked outside and saw that her car had been broken boosted. Report number100783944
08:53 am, 100 blk Mateo, Theft from Vehicle
Sergeant O’Brien was flagged down by a woman who said that her car had been broken into overnight. Missing from inside the car was a pair of binoculars. Report number 100784237
01:20 pm, Dolores/30 th St, Traffic Collision
Ingleside Police District has had a string of auto break-ins that are beyond the normal patterns. These break-ins occurred in the more isolated, quiet streets of the Diamond Heights, Glen Park and Noe Valley neighborhoods. The suspect or suspects are breaking in a line of parked cars on the same block all at once. You can image that this is “high risk behavior” for the suspect, since at least one neighbor would hear car windows being broken or drive up during the act and call the police. Some car alarms only sound if the door is opened without the key, so thieves break the windows, lean into the cars and rummage through the glove or storage compartments. We ask neighbors to be vigilant and report suspicious persons, who are loitering and looking into cars.
Another trend is the theft of catalytic converters. Catalytic converters are part of a vehicle’s exhaust system and contain a small amount of platinum. This was a common occurrence years ago, but it virtually disappeared. Now, it is reappearing. Ingleside has had two incidents. One occurred on July 11th at Harrison and Precita, the other on August 11th at 1065 Portola. The targeted vehicles have an elevated body frame like an SUV or pick-up truck, so the thieves don’t need to jack the vehicle up to gain access to its underside. Once again, we ask you to be vigilant.
Captain Louis Cassanego