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Central Station Newsletter


November 19, 2015

S a n F ra n ci s co Po l i ce
D e p a rt m e n t

Volume , Issue

Captain Lazars Message


Inside this issue:

Monthly Community Meeting

Captains Message

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Crimes of Note

3-6

Featured Citizen of the


Month

7-8

Featured Officer of the


Month

910

Media Advisory

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Share Your Voice

1215

Career Opportunities

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Community Calendar

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Central District Map

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Resource Information

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Special points of interest:

JOIN SFPD

This evening is my monthly community meeting from


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Beach Library.
Please come to the meeting as we will discuss crime and
community issues.
The Holidays are here
It is a very exciting time in the Central District as we
begin the holiday season. Many of us will be attending
holiday gatherings to celebrate the year. Please do not
drink and drive and assist others who may want to
drive after they have had an alcoholic beverage. It is
not worth injuring others or yourself. Please figure out
other ways to get home.

Captain David Lazar


Commanding Officer Central Station

New Police Officers Arrive at Central Station


Congratulations to the newest members of the San Francisco Police Department who
will graduate the Police Academy tomorrow evening. Central Station welcomes
Officers Samuel Fyles, Nathalie Peraza and Paul McIntosh who will begin their
field training.
Turkey Give Away
Central Station Officers, in partnership with the Chinatown Community Development
Center, will be delivering turkeys to families in need tomorrow from 12:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. We participated last year and enjoyed giving away the turkeys,
provided by CCDC, to the community.
Tragic Bus Collision
I want to take a moment to thank the Central Station Officers, Officers from the Departments Traffic Company, the Fire Department, MTA, the Union Square BID and
various other agencies who all came together last Friday to respond to and manage the horrific collision involving a tour bus at Post and Stockton. I was on scene
within 10 minutes of the collision and the training we all received was put into action
as all of the agencies, working very well together, were able to get the injured to
hospitals and quickly control the scene. I am grateful that more people were not
seriously injured or worse.

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Traffic Citations
Central Station Officers wrote 1,105 citations in the month of October, which was up 11% from the year
prior. We are seeing far too often pedestrians hit by motorists in the crosswalk and so we are focusing
on this violation in an effort to reduce collisions. Please be patient when driving around the district and
take a moment to provide the right of way to pedestrians.

Have a great weekend!


Captain David Lazar
Central Station

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Crimes of Note
Definitions
Robbery Robbery is the taking of property from another by using force or by using fear.
Assault An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with the present ability, to commit a violent injury
on another person.
Battery - (Misdemeanor battery) is any willful and unlawful touching of another.
(Felony battery) is the use of force or violence upon the person of another that causes
serious bodily injury.
*Assault is when a person swings their arm and battery is when that arm makes contact with
another person.
Aggravated Assault Assault upon another person with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a
firearm or by any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Burglary The intent upon entry into a property to commit grand theft, petty theft, or any felony.
Grant Theft Grand theft is theft committed when the value of the money, labor, or property taken
exceeds $950.
Petty Theft Theft where the value of the property taken is less than $950.
Robberies
11/12

12:20pm

Robbery, With Force


Taylor/Clay

11/14

1:36am

Robbery, With Force


1200 block of Pine

11/15

11:02am

Robbery, Commercial,
With Force
100 block of Powell

11/15

7:10pm

Robbery, With Force


Columbus/
Washington

An unknown suspect approached the victim from behind and


grabbed the victims purse. The victim held on to the purse and the
suspect smacked the victim on her face. The victim let go of her
purse and the suspect fled away.
An unknown suspect approached the victim from behind and
grabbed the victims wristlet, but was not able to pull it away
because it was wrapped around the victims forearm. The suspect
raised his arm with a clenched fist and thinking that the suspect will
strike her, the victim gave the wristlet to the suspect. The suspect
fled away.
An unknown suspect entered the store and stole a jacket. The
suspect was confronted by security outside of the store. The suspect
hit security on the chest and a struggle ensued for the jacket. The
security was able to pull the jacket off of the suspect and the
suspect fled away.
Three unknown suspects approached the victim and pinned the
victim against a wall. The suspects took the wallet in the victims
hand and fled away.

Assault/Battery/Violent Crimes
11/14

1:18am

11/14

6:23pm

Aggravated Assault,
With Other Weapon
400 block of
Broadway
Aggravated Assault,
With Force
200 block of Sutter

Two unknown suspects got into a fight and two victims in the room
were hit on the head by glass cups.
An unknown suspect approached the victim and punched the victim
in the face. The suspect fled away.

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11/14

7:40pm

Aggravated Assault,
With Force/Robbery
Attempt
Pier 39

11/17

11:26am

Battery
Unit block of 2nd

An unknown suspect bumped into the victim from behind and


accused the victim of bumping into the suspect. The suspect then
punched the victim multiple times in the face. Other unknown
suspects then tried to get the victims purse, but were unsuccessful.
The suspects fled away.
An unknown suspect drove into the parking garage and asked
how much parking was. After the employee stated the amount, the
suspect got upset. The suspect punched and pushed the employee.
Theft/Shoplifting

11/12

2:26am

11/12

5:00am

11/12

8:33am

11/12

12:21pm

11/12

1:50pm

11/12

2:00pm

11/12

3:30pm

11/12

4:00pm

11/12

6:00pm

11/12

6:10pm

11/12

7:40pm

11/13

10:54am

11/13

3:58pm

11/13

7:00pm

11/14

3:47pm

11/14

10:19pm

11/14

11:15pm

11/15

12:20pm

Theft, Vehicle
200 block of
Columbus
Theft, Bicycle
300 block of Post
Theft, Vehicle
Jessie/New
Montgomery
Theft, Shoplifting
600 block of Market
Theft, Shoplifting
100 block of
OFarrell
Theft, From Locked
Vehicle
2400 block of Taylor
Theft, Pickpocket
800 block of
Stockton
Theft, Shoplifting
100 block of Post
Theft, From Building
400 block of Davis
Theft, Shoplifting
200 block of Post
Theft, Outside Area
Hyde/Pacific
Theft, Shoplifting
100 block of
OFarrell
Theft, Shoplifting
100 block of Geary
Theft, Vehicle, Strip
Bush/Leavenworth
Theft, From
Building/Battery
1200 block of Bush
Theft, From Person
Sansome/Bush
Theft, From Building
500 block of Sutter
Theft, From Locked
Vehicle
Lombard/
Leavenworth

Stolen vehicle.
An unknown suspect cut the two locks used to lock a bicycle to a
bike rack and stole the bicycle.
Stolen vehicle.
An unknown suspect entered the store and stole a cell phone on
display.
The suspect entered the store and stole and consumed a can of
beer and a bottle of wine. Citation issued.
An unknown suspect shattered the passenger side windows and
stole suitcases, containing laptops, passport, clothing and toiletries.
An unknown suspect stole the victims cell phone from the victims
bag while waiting for the bus at the bus stop.
The suspect entered the store and stole jackets. The suspect was
stopped by security outside of the store. The suspect also had an
outstanding warrant. Arrest made.
An unknown suspect stole the victims purse which was placed in a
corner of the opened garage.
An unknown suspect entered the store and stole jackets.
An unknown suspect ran pass the outside table and grabbed the
victims purse which was placed on top of the table.
The suspect entered the store and stole bracelets. The suspect was
stopped by security outside of the store. Citation issued.
Two unknown suspects entered the store and stole purses.
An unknown suspect removed the fog lights on the vehicle.
Two unknown suspects entered the apartment building and stole
two packages. The victim saw the suspects exit the building with the
packages and asked for the names on the boxes. One of the
suspects swung a purse at the victim and dropped the packages.
The suspects fled away.
An unknown suspect approached the victim from behind and stole
the victims purse.
An unknown suspect stole laptops from the office which was being
renovated and
An unknown suspect shattered the passenger side front window and
stole backpacks, containing laptops, passports, wallets and clothing.

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11/16

6:54pm

11/17

11:47am

11/17

12:25pm

11/17

1:35pm

11/17

3:40pm

11/17

5:00pm

11/18

2:40am

11/18

1:00pm

11/18

1:45pm

11/18

2:24pm

Theft, Shoplifting
Unit block of
OFarrell
Theft, From Building
1 Embarcadero
Center
Theft, From Locked
Vehicle
Pier 5
Theft, From Building
600 block of
Jackson
Theft, Pickpocket
Stockton/Clay
Theft, From Building
800 block of Battery
Theft, Vehicle
600 block of Geary
Theft, From Building
700 block of Pacific
Theft, Shoplifting
300 block of Grant
Theft, From Building
2300 block of
Mason

The suspect entered the store and stole jackets. The suspect was
stopped by security outside of the store. Citation issued.
An unknown suspect stole the victims bag, containing a debit card
and money, which was placed unattended underneath a bench.
An unknown suspect shattered the passenger side rear window and
stole a backpack, containing laptops.
An unknown suspect entered the store and took the victims bag into
the restroom and took a wallet and envelope containing money
from the bag.
The suspect stole the victims wallet from the victims purse. Citation
issued.
An unknown suspect entered the office building as someone exited
the building. The suspect went into an office and stole a laptop and
cell phone from the unattended desk.
Stolen vehicle.
An unknown suspect stole the victims cell phone which was charging
while the victim fell asleep in the laundry room.
Two suspects entered the store and stole shirts. The suspects fled
away in a vehicle. The vehicle was located and the suspects were
detained. Arrests made.
An unknown suspect stole the victims cell phone which was placed
unattended on a table in the restaurant.
Miscellaneous

11/12

12:14pm

11/12

6:45pm

11/13

12:00pm

11/13

4:05pm

11/13

5:30pm

11/13

7:00pm

11/13

7:10pm

11/13

11:30pm

11/14

5:30am

Trespassing
1200 block of Pine
Counterfeit Money
200 block of Sutter
Burglary, Residence
800 block of Post
Warrant Arrest
Embarcadero Center
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Burglary,
Commercial
Unit block of Belden
Burglary,
Commercial
700 block of
Sansome
Burglary,
Commercial
100 block of
Waverly
Vandalism,
Commercial
Unit block of
Francisco
Burglary, Apartment
600 block of Geary

The suspect climbed over a fence of an apartment building and


entered the parking garage. Citation issued.
An unknown suspect tried to purchase items with a counterfeit bill.
The employee told the suspect the bill was fake and the suspect
fled away.
An unknown suspect pried open the front door and stole a camera,
laptop, tablets, checks, USB drive and wallet.
The suspect was loitering and entered an employee elevator. A
computer check shows the suspect had an outstanding warrant.
Arrest made.
An unknown suspect shattered the front glass door and stole a
computer.
An unknown suspect pried open the office door and stole laptops
and a telephone.
An unknown suspect entered the unlocked business and pried open
a room and stole wallets, cell phones, ladder, music player, glasses
and flashlight.
An unknown suspect shattered the front window and front door
glass of the store.
An unknown suspect entered the apartments fitness center and stole
the surveillance camera and television.

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11/15

12:59am

11/15

9:40am

11/15

12:41pm

11/15

1:17pm

11/15

4:30pm

11/15

11:00pm

11/16

12:00am

11/16

4:50pm

11/17

9:23am

11/17

2:12pm

11/17

5:00pm

11/18

3:19pm

11/18

3:32pm

Vandalism,
Commercial
300 block of
Jefferson
Vandalism, Vehicle
Montgomery/
Francisco
Fraud
1000 block of Grant
Trespassing
300 block of
Montgomery
Vandalism, Vehicle
Taylor/North Point
Vandalism,
Commercial
400 block of
Stockton
Vandalism,
Commercial
300 block of Sutter
Burglary, Building
1100 block of
Powell
Warrant Arrest
700 block of
Broadway
Recovered Vehicle
1700 block of
Leavenworth
Burglary,
Commercial
300 block of Pacific
Warrant Arrest
1400 block of
Sacramento
Possession of
Weapon
California/Grant

Two unknown suspects were fighting and wrestling in front of the


store. One of the suspects was pushed and hit the store window and
shattered it. The suspects fled away.
An unknown suspect shattered the passenger side rear window.
The suspect entered the bank and tried to cash a fake check using
a fake I.D. Arrest made.
The suspect entered the building and was found in the janitors
closet. Citation issued.
An unknown suspect shattered the front windshield with a pipe as
he walked pass the vehicle.
An unknown suspect shattered the store window.

An unknown suspect shattered the store window.


An unknown suspect entered the temple through an open window
and stole money.
The suspect was trespassing and sleeping in the garbage room. A
computer check shows the suspect had an outstanding warrant.
Arrest made.
Recovered vehicle.
An unknown suspect pried open the office building and entered an
unlocked office and stole laptops and glasses.
The suspect was sleeping and blocking the stairwell. A computer
check shows that the suspect had an outstanding warrant. Arrest
made.
The suspect was walking and waving an air soft gun. The air soft
gun was seized. Citation issued.

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Each month Central Police Station features a citizen who


represents the unique flavor of the Central Police District.
This month we interviewed Stephanie Greenburg.
Stephanie is on the Central Community Police Advisory Board.

Stephanie Greenburg has lived in North Beach/Telegraph Hill for nearly 20 years. She grew
up in Utah, and has lived in New York City and Indiana, where she attended graduate school.
A committed neighborhood advocate, she has been actively involved in a number of community
efforts and organizations. Stephanie joined the Central Community Police Advisory Board
(CPAB) in 2011, representing the south side of North Beach inclusive of the Broadway
Corridor. She has served under four Station Captains and has acted as Co-chair for the past 4
years. Recently, Stephanie helped to organize two highly successful and well attended
National Night Out events, and has worked on the CPAB's Park Smart and Graffiti
Subcommittees. In 2013, Stephanie was appointed by Supervisor David Chiu to the Graffiti
Advisory Board, representing District 3. Here, Stephanie served on the Law Enforcement
subcommittee and worked with Supervisor London Breed's office on new graffiti legislation
passed by the Board of Supervisors in 2014.
A long-time advocate for positive change in the Broadway Corridor area, Stephanie joined
efforts to form the Top of Broadway Community Benefit District (ToBCBD) in 2010, and has
served as the organization's Board President and Marketing Chair since it's formation in 2013.
Beginning in 2011, Stephanie joined other community members, as well as city officials and
agencies, in collaborative efforts to improve public safety. This endeavor to improve safety
and quality of life in the greater Broadway-area has continued with the combined efforts of
Central Station and the ToBCBD's Safety & Services Committee, of which Stephanie is a
member.
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Stephanie is a member of the SFDA's Women's Advisory Board, and is a co-founder of SoTel
Neighbors and member of North Beach Neighbors, where she continues to promote safety and
livability for the community. Stephanie has worn many career hats, but has found volunteer
and community work to be the most rewarding, and the most emotionally challenging. Outside
of volunteer work Stephanie loves to travel, which she plans to do extensively over the next
year.

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Each month Central Police Station features one of its officers in an


effort to learn more about the men and women who police our
neighborhood. This month, we interviewed Officer Kevin Worrell, a
13-year member of Central Police Station.

Officer Kevin Worrell was born in Redwood City, CA and grew up in South San Francisco, CA.
Officer Worrell attended Mills High School where he was an avid softball player and water
polo player. He later attended the College of San Mateo.
On 09/18/2000, Officer Worrell entered the San Francisco Police Academy as a member of
the 198th recruit class, to follow in his Grandfathers footsteps. After graduating from the San
Francisco Police Academy, Officer Worrell went to Mission Station for his field training. After
completing his field training, Officer Worrell went to Ingleside Station for his probation station.
When Officer Worrells probation period was over, he received the wonderful news that he
was going to Central Station for his permanent station. Some Officers wait 6-8 years to get to
Central Station, Officer Worrell felt like he had hit the jackpot!
Officer Worrell has really enjoyed his time here at Central Station. Not only is he a great
asset to our station but to our entire department. Officer Worrell is the North Beach foot beat
officer and you can often see him walking around the neighborhood with his big friendly smile.
Officer Worrell is also the Commissioner of the San Francisco Police Department Softball
League.
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1. How long have been a Police Officer?


15 years
2. Why did you become a Police Officer?
Two of my childhood friends became addicted to methamphetamine and I despised it. So I
wanted to be a Police Officer so I could make a difference and make people aware of the life
changing affects of drugs.
3. What is your favorite part about being a Police Officer in the Central?
Living the dream of walking the North Beach Foot Beat, it was my dream job from the moment I
came to Central 13 years ago.

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CENTRAL COMMUNITY CALENDER

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Community Meeting Location:


North Beach Library
850 Columbus Avenue
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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Central Police District Map


The CENTRAL DISTRICT commences at a point on the water north of where Mission St. intersects with The
Embarcadero and proceeding west on Mission St. (excluding both sides) to 3rd St.; north on 3rd St. (including
both sides) to Market St.; west on Market St. (excluding both sides) to Powell St.; north on Powell St.
(including both sides) to Geary St.; west on Geary St. (including both sides) to Larkin St.; north on Larkin St.
(including both sides) to Bay St.; west on Bay St. (including both sides) to Van Ness Ave.; north on Van Ness
Ave. (including both sides), and continuing north on the Municipal Pier Access Road (including both sides) to
a point on the water just west of the Municipal Pier; east and south from a point on the water just west of the
Municipal Pier, following the shoreline, to the origin at a point on the water north of where Mission St.
intersects with The Embarcadero.

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EMERGENCY:

911

Non-Emergency:

553-0123

Cell Phone 911:

911

Customer Service Center:

311

Central Station:

315-2400

Captain David Lazar

315-2480 David.Lazar@sfgov.org

Lt. Michael Serujo


Investigations

315-2400 Michael.Serujo@sfgov.org

Lt. Molly Pengel (Days)

315-2400 Molly.Pengel@sfgov.org

Lt. Jody Kato

315-2400 Jody.Kato@sfgov.org

Lt. Brien Hoo (Nights)

315-2400 Brien.Hoo@sfgov.org

Lt. Samuel Christ (Nights)

315-2400 Samuel.Christ@sfgov.org

Anonymous Tip-Line

392-2623

S.A.F.E.

553-1984

Website:

www.centralpolicestation.org

SFPD Tip Line:

575-4444

Chinese Tip Line:

315-2435

Text a Tip:

847411 (Tip 411)

Blessing Scam Hotline:

553-9219

Graffiti Abatement:

850-6951

Central Events:

315-2440 Sergeant Patrick Tobin

Central Permits:

315-2423 Officer Steve Matthias

Code Abatement:

315-2417 Sergeant Alex Takaoka

Deputy City Attorney:

554-3820 Jill Cannon

Dept. of Parking & Traffic:

553-1943

DPW Dispatch

695-2020

Homeless Issues:

315-2400 Officer Eric Caracciolo &


Damien Fahey
315-2400 Officers Howard Chu, Sam
Yuen, David On & Danny Guo
315-2400 Officers Tom Cunnane,
Johnathon Ng, Tiffany Gunter, James
Horan, Timothy Whatley & Andrew
Rechsteiner
315-2400/273-9515 Officers John
Van Koll, Nicholas Stewart, Robert
Clendenen & Kresley Wallace
315-2400 Officers Kevin Worrell, Ray
Pascua, Mark Alvarez & John Torrise

Chinatown Beat:
Union Square Beat:

Fishermans Wharf Beat:


North Beach Beat:
Ping Yuen:

315-2400 Officers Mark Milligan,


Reginald Pena, Minh Du & Ferdinand
Dimapasoc

e, the members of the San


Francisco Police Department, are
committed to excellence in law
enforcement and are dedicated to the
people, traditions and diversity of our
City. In order to protect life and
property, prevent crime and reduce the
fear of crime, we will provide service
with understanding, response with
compassion, performance with
integrity and law enforcement with
vision.