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Friday, March 4, 2011

Bayview District Weekly Newsletter

Captain Greg Suhr writes,
Incidents of Interest:

On March 1st at 12:00 PM , Officers Catlett and Hargreaves pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation at Ingalls and Thomas. A record
check of the driver revealed that his license was suspended, which
meant a mandatory tow for the car. The driver was removed from the
vehicle while Officer Catlett began doing an inventory search of the
vehicle. Officer Catlett located a backpack behind the front seat. As
soon as he lifted the bag, the driver who was nervously watching from the sidewalk, decided to get out in front of what the officer was about to find.

“I’m gonna be honest with you.” The subject told the officers, “There’s a gun in the backpack.”

And so there was…. A Glock 9mm semi automatic loaded with an extended round, high capacity magazine (also illegal in and of itself).

The suspect was taken into custody. The Gang Task Force is following up the investigation and determining the history of the firearm. (Case #110175933)


On February 17th, Officer Lee responded to a call of a robbery on the 1200 block of Fairfax. The caller gave a description of the suspect as well as the suspect’s direction of travel into a nearby park. After speaking with the victim, it was determined that the actual robbery had occurred a month prior and that the victim had just spotted the suspect from that incident walking into Youngblood park. The victim explained that on the date of the robbery, he had been sitting in his parked car in front of his workplace when he was approached by two suspects. One brandished a gun at him while the other opened the door to the victim’s vehicle and began rummaging through the car. Both suspects ran off
after finding and taking the victims iPod from the vehicle. The victim explained that the suspect he saw today was the one who took the iPod from his car.

Before the victim finished telling his story to Officer Lee, Officers Singh and Gillies had already located and detained a suspect that matched the broadcasted description inside the park. The victim made a positive identification and the suspect was arrested and booked for robbery at Bayview Station. Our investigative team is working on determining the identity of the second suspect involved. (SFPD Case # 110144148)


On March 3rd at 10:00 PM, a Bayview resident was driving on San Bruno Avenue when he saw a familiar looking car parked on the 3100 block......he recognized it immediately because it was his nephew's car - a car that had reported it stolen three days earlier. The police were called.

Officers Fong and Kavanagh responded to the call and got there just in time. They pulled up right behind the car which now had a driver in the driver’s seat. The driver was speaking to another subject who was leaning into the passenger window from the street. As soon as the officers got out of their car and announced their presence, the guy on the sidewalk took a "dixie" and ran up a flight of stairs into a house, slamming the door behind him. Officer Fong started to follow, but then had to turn right back around to assist his partner, who was tussling with the driver, who had tried to get out of the car and run away. (This caper was a bit like herding cats).

Anyway, they were able to get the driver into custody and, as soon as the dust settled, went to go look for suspect #2. They knocked on the door of the house that the second suspect ran into. They got an answer by the brother of the guy that ran in. They were allowed to search for the suspect, who was a visiting friend of the resident. The search was fruitless as he was no longer in the house. He used the extra time to flee through the rear door while the officers were occupied in their arrest of the driver.

Did he get away? Were the Bayview officers undone? C'mon, if you you've ever read this newsletter before you should know better.....he left his jacket and cell phone behind in his haste to get out of Dodge!
The officers were able to identify him and obtain his residence address, so his days running amuck and stealing cars are numbered....we'll be visiting him at home.

The driver of the stolen vehicle was booked at Bayview Station and the car was returned to its owner.

(SFPD Case # 110175717)


On March 3rd at 1:20 PM, Officers Misaghi and Ellis were working plainclothes and driving in the area of San Bruno and Woolsey. They observed a vehicle make an abrupt left turn onto Woolsey and stop directly in front of the liquor store on that corner, blocking the handicap ramp. The driver got out and ran in the store. The officers decided to walk in as well to make sure there was no funny business going on relating to the reason for such a rush and “convenient”, though very inconsiderate, parking job.

As they walked in and identified themselves, they found the driver at the counter paying for a drink. No problem there. People buy drinks at stores. However, when they told him that he we was parked in a handicap zone and would be issued a citation, he became very nervous and began to sweat profusely. Now that might indicate that there was a problem...or about to be! When questioned further, he admitted that he was on probation for “having guns”. A record check confirmed his felony probation status with a search condition.

The reason for the "sweating profusely" was quickly revealing itself. They searched him as well as his car. The good news is that there were no guns on him or in the car. The bad news (for him) was that the officers found a baggie containing some individually wrapped crack rocks wedged between the drivers seat and center console. A call went out for a "dope dog" and K-9 officer Byrne arrived with his partner “Roddy” whose nose for narcotics was to be put to use on the car. Roddy can give "Toucan Sam" a run for his money! The dog immediately located an innocent looking rolled up sock that was occupying a corner in the trunk. Hidden inside the sock were four plastic bags, each containing about 10 crack (cocaine) rocks, packaged for sale as well as over $800
in cash. The suspect was arrested and booked at Bayview Station. Ruff!
(Case #110182308)

Consumer Fraud Prevention Tip:

Do you suspect a scam or think you have been a victim of telemarketing or Internet Fraud?
Report it with the National Consumers League’s Fraud Center Online Fraud Report Form at http://www.fraud.org

Items Of Community Interest:

Bayview Residents Wanted
Quesada Gardens Initiative launches Saturday volunteer tradition
Quesada Gardens, the home-grown grassroots network of gardens,
gathering spaces and public art projects, introduces Bayview's newest
tradition: Saturday community volunteer parties. Meet on the 1700
block of Quesada every Saturday morning at 10am to get started.
Why stay indoors or travel out of the neighborhood when you can have
fun volunteering in your own community?
When? Every Saturday from 10am to 1pm-ish beginning January 29th
Where? Meet at 1747 Quesada (under the Canary Island Date Palms
trees, just west of 3rd Street). Bicyclists enjoy flatland
peddling along Oakdale and 3rd. MUNI riders choose between
T-Third light rail (Palou stop) and busses (23, 24 and 44 lines).
Details? Volunteers should dress appropriately for weather and
gardening. Gloves, tools, refreshments, and team leaders are
More Info? Volunteer coordinator Jacob Watta (
Jacob.Watta@gmail.com | 415.822.0800). www.QuesadaGardens.org.
Meet your neighbors, share gardening tips and Bayview stories, and help
keep Bayview beautiful.
"When Karl and I started planting flowers on Quesada," Annette Smith,
Quesada Gardens Initiative's Board Chair, "we never realized how many
people would get involved."
|www.QuesadaGardens.org |

Annette and Karl Paige started the Quesada Garden in 2002, and the
Quesada Gardens Initiative has been growing gardens, gathering spaces
and public art projects in the heart of San Francisco's
Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood ever since. Quesada Gardens has
come to represent the neighborhood's beauty and strength, and to show
what ordinary citizens can do to create positive change where they


An Evening of Theater and Poetry
Friday, March 4 6-9pm

About the evening

Join us for a lively evening of theater and poetry, the second of three
events that ART 94124 is pleased to host in celebration of Black
History Month.

The evening will feature:

Youth Poets from Bayview-based Old Skool Cafe
The America Scores' Bret Harte Elementary Poets
Bayview's Not Your Grammy's Theater
Poet Jessie Whiley
Actors Mary L. Booker from Infinity Productions
Legendary Vivian Ellis Dance Company
Actor Abbie Rhone.

Doors open at 6pm and the 90 minute show will begin at 7pm. The evening
is being produced by ART 94124's Amy Crumpacker.

DEA National Prescription Drug Take- Back Day

On April 30th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Drug Enforcement Administration
and its community partners will be operating collection sites around
the nation where people can turn in their unused, unneeded, expired
prescription medication.

· Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be
· Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be
· This service is free and anonymous.

To find a collection site near you, go to www.dea.gov and click on the
National Prescription Drug Take-Back icon.


Report Graffiti When You See It
Remember :
Call 311, when you see graffiti on public or private property. Or
report graffiti online .
Call 911, when you see graffiti vandalism in action.
If you witness someone tagging on MUNI, notify the MUNI bus driver
immediately and call 911. Also, you can TEXT the bus number to
You may also 'tweet' your images of graffiti to @sfdpw and @sf311


S.F. Police Activities League Law Enforcement Cadets
Summer Cadet Academy 2011


􀂛 4-week intensive law enforcement training at the SF Police

􀂛 Up to 50 new cadets will be selected

􀂛 June 13th - July 8th, M-F, 9am-3pm

􀂛 Graduates immediately eligible for internships at SFPD
stations/bureaus and PAL Cadet activities

Applications due Friday, April 22nd at 5:00pm

Download a complete application at www.SFPAL.org/Cadets

Cadets@SFPAL.org 415*401*4666

The PAL Law Enforcement Cadet program started in San Francisco in
1959. Since then, hundreds of San Francisco youth, including many
who have chosen to pursue law enforcement or public service
careers, have developed new leadership and career skills as a PAL

Following successful completion of the PAL Summer Cadet Academy,
graduates will be placed in a year-long internship position at an
SFPD station or bureau. Additionally, PAL Cadets meet bi-weekly
for training and community service activities such as:

Education in proper police procedures and techniques, participate
in police ride-alongs and assist in charitable and civic events
alongside SFPD.

PAL Law Enforcement Cadets engage in activities centered on the
five emphasis areas of the Learning for Life program: career and
job skills development, leadership experience, life skills
learning, character education and community service.

Minimum qualifications: must be between ages 14-20, be enrolled
in high school or college and completed 9th grade, have and
maintain a 2.0 GPA, reside or attend school in San Francisco and
pass a criminal history background check,
Want to learn more
WHO: Power
WHAT: Local Hiring Teach-In
WHERE: SE Community College, 1800 Oakdale Street, San Francisco
WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 12Noon
CONTACT: For more information contact Power: 415-864-8372
NOTES: What does the new local hiring ordinance means to you? Speakers
will include representatives from City Build, Laborers, Local 261,
Rubecon, and Supervisor John Avalos

WHO: Girls 2000
WHAT: Girls Case Manager (Fulltime)
WHERE: 1718 Kirkwood Ave, San Francisco CA 94124
WHEN: Until Position is filled
CONTACT: kjsmomgoitit@yahoo.com or 415-824-3225 for more information
NOTES: Some evenings hours required, Occasional Saturdays. A Bachelor
degree in social work and, or four years of working with youth/people
from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

WHO: San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC)
WHAT: SFHDC Housing Counseling Center is designed to provide homebuyer
education and counseling to low and moderate income San Francisco
WHERE: Attend a Community Homebuyers Workshop (provided once a month)
Please call.
WHEN: 4439 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
CONTACT: Careem at 415-822-1022
NOTES: SFHDC has developed the following rental; owner occupied or
special needs housing projects in Bayview: 4445 Third St, Keith St.
Homes (10 single family homes), Garnett Terrance (28 single family
affordable townhouses). Currently providing consulting on Providence
Senior Apartments (50 units of senior housing) and working with the
Mayor’s office of housing on 4800 Third St (18 units of housing for

WHO: Girls Scouts
WHAT: Open Registration, Spring Break Fun
WHERE: Sliver Terrance Playground, Club House, Thornton Ave and
Bayshore Blvd
WHEN: Monday, March 28, 2011, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Wednesday,
March 30, 2011
CONTACT: Shawn Anderson, 1-800-447-4475 Ext 205,
NOTES: Program Cost: $20 for 3days of program: Fee includes program
supplies, activities, Girl Scout membership and a light snack. Girls
must bring their own lunch.

WHO: Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center
WHAT: 31st Annual Black Cuisine
WHERE: 1706 Yosemite Ave, San Francisco CA
WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 11:00am-6:00pm
CONTACT: for more information: (415) 822-1444 or (415) 826-4774 email
NOTES: Free Admission, Buy $25 worth of food tickets for only $20
until March 4th. Soul Food Cook off, enter your best dish to win! Live
Entertainment, black cuisine marketplace, Family Fun, Kiddie Land

WHO: Bayview Beacon @ Burton HS, a program of the Bayview YMCA
WHAT: CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) Classes
WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - May 21, 2011, every Saturday, 9am –
WHERE: Burton High School, 400 Mansell St. SF, CA 94134
CONTACT: Claudia (415) 337-6742 or mlodia@ymcasf.org
NOTE: The Bayview Beacon at Burton HS and CCSF are offereing Free
Saturday School classes at Burton HS! Receive high school credits for
completing one of the following: Math or English. These are CAHSEE
preparation classes.

WHO: Bayview Renaissance
WHAT: Business workshops
WHERE: Continuous
WHEN: 3801 Third Street, Suite 616, San Francisco, CA 94124
CONTACT: 415-647-3728 ext. 402
NOTES: The best way to learn about all of the programs and services we
offer at our Bayview site is to attend the Bayview "Launching Your
Business" course. To do so, contact us! www.rencenter.org

WHO: Bayview Beacon @ Burton High school a program of the Bayview YMCA
WHERE: 400 Mansell Street, SF CA 94134
WHEN: GED in English every Wed @ 6pm-8pm & every Sat @ 9:30am-11:30am,
Computer classes every Mon @ 6pm-8pm, ESL classes every Tue 6pm-8pm at
Burton HS.
CONTACT: Learn more at bayviewbeacon.org,
http://www.bayviewbeacon.org, or call Claudia at (415) 337-7991 or
email at mlodia@ymcasf.org.
NOTE: These classes are free. ESL is designed to improve your English
speaking skills, computer skills, and prepare you for GED testing. GED
classes are offered in English and Espanol.

WHO: Reading Partners
WHAT: Volunteers needed for one-on-one literacy tutoring with
elementary school students
WHERE: Bret Harte Elementary School, 1035 Gilman Avenue, San
Francisco, CA
WHEN: Monday through Thursdays, 45 minute sessions take place between
12:45pm and 4:50pm
CONTACT: Brittany Wiley, Site Coordinator, bwiley@readingpartners.org
or 415-330-1520 x3211
NOTES: Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that
provides one-on-one literacy tutoring for students who read below
grade level. No experience required--the program provides training and
a guided curriculum to follow. With just one 45 minute session each
week you can make a difference a child's life: one tutor. one child.
infinite possibilities.

WHO: SF Public Library, Bayview Branch
WHAT: Free SAT Classes
WHERE: For schedule, information and registration go to
WHEN: For schedule, information and registration go to
CONTACT: info@successlinktutoring.com
NOTES: This year, the library will be hosting two SAT workshops: a 10
hour and a 3 hour SAT intensive.

WHO: Bayview TLC Family Resource Center program of the Bayview YMCA
WHAT: Substance Abuse Education
WHERE: Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane Street, 2nd Floor, SF CA 94124
WHEN: Women’s Class, Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
CONTACT: James Martin, (415) 822-9404 Ext. 241
NOTES: This support group will focus on Relapse Prevention and
learning skills to aid in your sobriety and/or recovery. Referral to
residential or outpatient treatment programs. Refreshments provided.

WHO: Bayview TLC Family Resource Center a program of the Bayview YMCA
WHAT: Healing Circle Support Group
WHERE: Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane Street, 3rd Floor, SF CA 94124
WHEN: Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00pm
CONTACT: Faye Henderson, (415) 822-9404 ext. 236
NOTES: This is a voluntary support group focusing on promoting a "deep
personal sense of inner peace" though non- medicinal practices and
self-rejuvenation. Refreshments provided.

WHO: Bayview TLC Family Resource Center a program of the Bayview YMCA
WHAT: Life Skills Support Group (limited space)
WHERE: Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane Street 3rd Floor, SF CA 94124
WHEN: Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm
CONTACT: Cordelia Harper (415) 822-9404 ext. 237
NOTES: Incentives for consecutive class attendance and at graduation,
Dinner provided for this class, child care provided during this class.

WHO: Bayview Beacon @ Burton High school
WHAT: Youth Dancercise Program
WHERE: 400 Mansell Street, SF CA 94134 in the Dance Room
WHEN: Every Thursdays 4:00pm- 5:30pm CONTACT: Nicole at 415.469.4550
NOTES: Youth should wear comfortable clothing and shoes because we
will be dancing our way to fitness!!! No experience needed! The goal
of this program is to get in shape, build confidence and have fun
while doing it.

WHO: Bayview YMCA
WHAT: Zumba Classes
WHERE: 1601 Lane Street, Gymnasium, San Francisco
WHEN: Every Thursday at 6pm & every Saturday at 10:30am
CONTACT: Michael Bennett, 415-794-9274, mbennett@ymcasf.org, or Gigi,
Instructor 415-235-8185


2011 Community Court Schedule for Bayview
City College of San Francisco at 1400 Evans
Mondays @ 1PM
March 7, April 11, May 9, June 6, July 11, September 12, October 17,
November 14, December 12.
There will be no hearings in August.

A Message from SF Safe:

Watch streets become communities, and neighbors become friends.
Watch crime go down, as security goes up. Watch police become
partners as you join with them in making your neighborhood a
better place to live. Start a Neighborhood Watch on your block
and see all these things happen and more! SF SAFE (Safety
Awareness for Everyone) will give you the knowledge and tools to
create a stronger, more cohesive and resilient community, and
teach you how to be prepared and empowered at work, on the
streets or sidewalks, and in your home. Contact SF SAFE at
415-553-1966 or learn more at www.sfsafe.org .



Non-Emergency: 553-0123
Customer Service Center: 311, for TTY,
or outside SF dial 415-701-2323
Emergency: 911 or 553-8090 (with cell phone)
Bayview Station: 671-2300
Captain Greg Suhr 671-2300 Email: greg.suhr@sfgov.org
Anonymous Tip-Line 822-8147 Bayview Station’s Voicemail
SFPD Anon Tip Line 575-4444 Live person 24-hrs a day
Crime Stats:
Graffiti Abatement 278-9454
Graffiti Fax 278-9456
Internet reporting www.sfgov.org/police
Bayview Events: 671-2302 Sergeant Ava Garrick
Bayview Permits: 671-2313 Officer Tim Dalton
Code Abatement: 671-2302 Officer Tim Dalton
Deputy City Attorney: 554-3874 Yvonne Mere
Dept. Parking & Traffic: 553-1943
DPW: 695-2020 Dispatch
Quality of Life Liaison: 671-2300 Officer Melvin Thornton
SF SAFE 553-1984
Abandoned Auto 850-9737 Off Rodriguez (Mon- Fri
7-3 PM)
Homeless Issues: 850-9740 Off. Balzarini
Third Street Beat: 671-2300 Officer Singh, Officer Gillies
San Bruno Avenue: 671-2300 Officer Percy Hernandez
Bayview Narcotics 254-7197 Sgt. Schaffer & Sgt. Hart
Westbrook Development 509-1678 Officer Martinez & Pashby
Westbrook Development 806-8304 Officer Reynoso & Santiago
Potrero Hill Development 509-1408 Officer Rodatos & Cahill
Potrero Hill Development 987-6389 Officer Luedkte & Kraus
Hunter’s View Devel 987-6569 Officer Chantal & Singleton
Hunter’s View Devel 509-1270 Officer Robinson
Alice Griffith Develop. 269-4002 Officer Lamma & Ortiz
Alice Griffith Develop. 254-8703 Officer Correa & Hildebrand
Community Liaison 671-2302 Sergeant Garrick

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