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Bayview Police Newsletter - 03/11/11

Captain Greg Suhr
March 11, 2011

Bayview Station holds community meetings with Captain Suhr on the first Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to attend!

The next meeting is on Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 pm
Bayview Community Room, 201 Williams Ave. (cross street Newhall )


Graffiti On MUNI
If you are on MUNI coach and you see someone tagging on the bus, please TEXT the bus number to 415-710-4455 right away. This number is for graffiti “in progress” only.

Incidents of Interest:

On March 4th at 10:30 PM, Officers Nastari, Ellis, Ochoa and Johnson were working a plainclothes assignment in the area of Osceola and LaSalle in response to the high level of narcotics sales and gang activity associated with the area. The officers’ attention was drawn to a subject who was standing in the middle of the street in a lane of traffic. They recognized him from numerous previous contacts and knew that he was on felony probation with a search condition. He was also a suspect in a shooting that had occurred last month and in addition, was implicated in a burglary that had occurred in another county where numerous firearms had been stolen....and he was standing in the middle of the street.

The officers approached the suspect and asked to speak with him. He gave  them an expletive laced reply before turning around and walking away. When one of the officers reminded the suspect that as a result of his probation his cooperation was compulsory - not voluntary; the suspect took off running. The suspect ran into a house on the unit block of Osceola and slammed the front gate against Officer Ochoa who was the first to catch up.

The officer banged on the door and announced his purpose for being there. Another resident of the home opened it and allowed him entry. As the officer walked in, he saw the suspect step into the hallway from one of the bedrooms, closing the door behind him. He assumed a fighting stance as the officer approached then lunged at Officer Ochoa, attempting to grab his firearm from it's holster. After a brief struggle, the suspect was subdued with the assistance of the other cops who were not far behind - the gun never left the holster. We are thankful Officer Ochoa’s fellow officers got there as quick as they did because it turned out that the suspect had actually broken the holster in trying to take it during the fight.

After getting the suspect into custody, the room that he had walked out of was searched. The loaded gun that the suspect was so desperate to disassociate himself from was located under the bed. A search of the suspect's cell phone revealed photos of numerous other firearms that our Inspectors are currently attempting to locate. The suspect was booked at Bayview.

(SFPD Case # 110187007)


On March 8th at 11:00 AM, a resident of the 1300 block of Kansas St. was outside of his home when he saw something rather out of the ordinary: A man he had never seen before exiting his neighbor’s home laden with, what he believed to be, his neighbors belongings thinly concealed by an overlaying hoodie. This guy was like "Fagan” form the 60's Oscar Award Winning Movie, "Oliver" when it comes to concealing stolen property on his person.

Anyway, our witness knew the residents of that particular house and also knew that they were not home, so seeing this strange man leaving their house was more than suspicious. He called the police and gave a great description of the guy (Grey Gucci-like print checkered print hat and matching shoes, blue jeans and bright purple shirt with silver embroidery)….a criminal straight out of Fashion Week - quite the "clothes horse".

Within minutes, Officer Kwan responded and spotted the 6’1”” 275 lb couture culprit in the area of Vermont and 26th walking down the street while eating an ice cream bar...a stolen ice cream bar. As soon as the officer ordered him to halt, the suspect dropped the loot. Officer Kwan managed to get him into custody as additional officers arrived with the witness, who positively identified the suspect. Located in the pile at the suspect’s feet, under a black hoodie, was a child’s violin, a laptop, a bag full of coins, and an additional ice cream bars (one was half eaten). The violin had a child’s student ID card housed in the pocket of its case. The same child was proudly featured as the desktop display photo on the laptop screen. Simple enough.

Officers responded to the home that the suspect was seen walking out of and found that the front door was ajar, the door jamb was broken, and the house had been ransacked. The owner was located and returned home to do a walkthrough with the police. The victim immediately noticed that her son’s violin, that had been in the hallway near the front door, had been taken along with a laptop from the living room. She also reported that the thief stole a bag of U.S. silver dollars and foreign coins. He even went into the freezer in the kitchen and made off with some ice cream - this guy was incorrigible!

Alas, none of the fancy clothing that the suspect was wearing belonged to anyone other than himself - go figure. But why was he not dressed in the traditional prescribed all black garb associated with "the burglar"?

Reason: the snazzy ensemble was in his "court attire" - he had just left his court appearance earlier that morning. Why was he in court?...he had just been arraigned that same day on a FELONY BURGLARY charge and released pending a future court and trial date. His court paperwork was in his pocket. (Honest! You just can't make this stuff up folks!)

Stealing a child's violin....and ice cream. Talk about criminal conduct. Needless to say, he was arrested and booked at Bayview. Looks like his next court date will be sooner than later.

Now for the burning question: What kind of ice cream bar?? Well, if you absolutely must know, it was a “So Delicious” brand chocolate covered vanilla bar…with nuts that we hope the County Jail does not have it in stock as there should be no ice cream for this guy after his disgraceful behavior this day! (Case #110196064)


On March 8th at 6:00 PM, Officer Fowler responded to Palou and 3rd on a call of a robbery. When he arrived, he located the victim who had just been robbed of his jacket and shoes by a group of 6 suspects. The victim stated that he was walking on 3rd St. towards Palou when he noticed that he was being followed. Before long he had been encircled, and the mouthpiece of the group of miscreants ordered him to remove his shoes and jacket if he valued his life. Before the victim could comply, the same suspect struck him in the face with what appeared to be a handgun. The victim said that as he fell to the ground, the suspects removed his jacket (red and black SF GIANTS logo brand) and shoes (Nike “Ken Griffey” Trainers). The suspects then took off on foot.

As the victim described the suspects, Officer Fowler thought that the main suspect described sounded familiar. He then remembered that he saw that very suspect, as described to the "T", just 10 minutes prior to the incident on the 3rd St. corridor. In fact, Officer Fowler knew exactly who he was from previous contacts. He contacted Officer Fry, who also knew the suspect and had seen him earlier that day. Officer Fry got a mug shot of the suspect and showed it to the victim, who positively identified him as his assailant without hesitation. Are Bayview cops good, or what?!

The search was on and, in short order, Officer Fry located the main suspect on the MUNI platform on 3rd and Gilman Sts. He had the stolen jacket directly behind him on the ground. He was with two of his buddies, both of whom co-incidentally matched the description of two of the main suspect's accomplices. The suspect and his compatriots were brought to the scene and the victim positively identified all three.

The suspects were booked for robbery, assault, and conspiracy charges. The investigation into the identity of the remaining suspects, as well as the whereabouts of the victim’s shoes, is being conducted by the Bayview Investigations Team. (SFPD Case # 110197272)


On March 9th at 10:40 PM, While on patrol on the 3rd St. corridor, Officer Lyons saw a subject walking at a fast pace on 3rd near 22nd clutching a backpack to his chest and periodically glancing behind him. Due to the high instances of auto burglaries plaguing that particular  part of the district, he notified his partners. Officers Kirchner and Hunt, and other officers decided that they better have a closer look. Officer Lyons made a U-turn and began to drive toward the subject, who  by now had realized he was undone. He turned the corner into a recessed business parking area. When the officers caught up, they could see him running along the building line, but he no longer had the backpack. The
officers drove up and were able to detain the subject. The backpack was located where the suspect had dropped it upon rounding the corner, only about 25 yards away. The backpack contained a magazine for a firearm loaded up with live 9mm rounds; but there was no gun in the bag. The  suspect had an additional 13 live 9mm bullets in a sock that was located in his pants pocket but; there was no gun on him either. The officers were thinking, "There had to be a gun in this equation that all those rounds were destined to load." Not finding it and risking the safety of whoever would was not an option. Other officers responded to help and an exhaustive search of every nook and cranny in the area was conducted and....BINGO! Officer Talusan looked in the right cranny" (earning his new nickname of “eagle eyes”) and found the outstanding firearm. The gun had been thrown into a very tight space between two buildings. The space was so tight and inaccessible, that our  brothers and sisters at the fire department had to be called to assist. The gun was ultimately retrieved and the suspect even owned up to possessing it. Doesn't get much better than that except that it did: the  serial numbers on the weapon had been altered which meant an additional charge. The suspect was booked on multiple weapons charges. Our Inspectors are investigating the history of the firearm. (Case #110201130)

Bayview District WEB Resources

Bayview Merchants Association http://bayviewmerchants.org/blog

D10Watch website and blog: http://d10watch.blogspot.com

VVBoom Visitacion Valley Blog: http://www.sfvvboom.blogspot.com/

Portola Neighborhood Steering Committee –

Bayview Information Websites:
District 10 information site: www.district10.info

Bayview Footprints www.bayviewfootprints.org

D10Watch: www.d10watch.blogspot.com

Neighborhood Associations:
ART94124 http://art94124.com/

Bayview Hill Neighborhood Association: http://bayviewhillsf.org/

India Basin Neighborhood Association: http://www.indiabasin.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 live.


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 collected.
· Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted.
· 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
415-710-4455 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 Academy

 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 Cadet.

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: 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: 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,
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

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

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
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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