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HOMICIDE SUSPECT WANTED BY S.F.P.D. (November 2013)

 

 

The San Francisco Police Department seeks your help in locating the following homicide suspect who shot and killed the female driver of a vehicle at that location, and shot and seriously injured a passenger in the same vehicle.

On Saturday night November 16, 2013, a long-time group of friends reconnected at a nightclub in the area of 6th Street and Jessie. At approximately 2:10 AM on Sunday morning, when the club let out, the group was in the process of saying their good-byes. One of the women in the group and her female passenger were involved in a minor traffic accident in a nearby parking lot. These two women ultimately became the victims in this senseless act of violence.

The driver of the victim’s vehicle was first approached by a female described as Pacific Islander, over 6’ tall, in her early 20’s wearing a red dress. That female attempted to open the driver’s door.

The victim passenger exited the car in an attempt to calm down the angry female suspect. A male armed with a gun appeared. The male, identified as Michael Sione Green, shot and killed the female passenger and wounded the driver of the car and is currently wanted by law enforcement.

Green is described as a Tongan male, 23 years of age, 5’11”, 230 lbs, last seen wearing a beard and long hair past his shoulders. Anyone who knows Green’s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Green is extremely dangerous. He may possibly be traveling in a 2001 Mercedes Ca license plate 4UIP704.

 

San Francisco Police are still trying to identify the Pacific Islander female, and anyone else that was with Green on the night of the murder.

Any tips can be forwarded to the Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text-A-Tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” on the subject line.

 

Utility Company Impostors (August 2013)

 

SFPD Southern Station, Community Patrol USA, SAFE and South Beach Safety have heard of numerous cases of impostors posing as utility company employees attempting to gain entry/access to private residencies and condominium buildings on numerous pretexts.  One these impostors gain entry, they either steal small items when the home owner is distracted, or they case the place to return later to burglarize the premises. 

Some simple tips to follow:

 

  • ALWAYS ask for ID from any utility company employee and take the ID from them to examine it.  Call the utility company by finding their number in the yellow pages or on-line (don’t use any phone number printed on the ID which may be fake) and ask to verify that the person is an employee and is assigned to visit your home and the purpose of the visit.
  • If you did not schedule the visit, and it is not a regularly occurring thing, you are within your rights to refuse entry to your home. Tell the person at your door that you will contact the utility company or business to schedule a date and time that will be suitable for you.
  • If you have any suspicions that the employee or purpose of the visit is not legitimate, refuse entry and call 911 immediately to report the situation.      

 

Burglary Incidents On The Rise (January 2013)

 

SFPD Southern Station, Community Patrol USA, SAFE and South Beach Safety wish to remind all residents, whether in a private home or a condominium building with 24 hour security, of the importance of taking some simple precutionary steps to avoid losses as the result of a burglary from your home or vehicle.  Burglaries are on the rise in the neighborhood, and many are crimes of opportunity, where doors or windows are left ajar, or valuables and expensive electronics are left within view and within quick and easy reach by criminals. 

Taking some sensible and prudent precautions to secure your home, especially when you are at home, is strongly recommended.

 

  1. Lock all doors, even when you are at home.
  2. If you have a home alarm, set it every time you leave. If you have perimeter controls in the system, set the alarm when you sleep to monitor your doors and windows.
  3. If you leave your window cracked to allow fresh air in, install window limiters which prevent the window opening by more than a few inches.
  4. Clear any shrubbery around your home that may provide easy concealment to a burglar.
  5. Install motion activated lights at all access points to your home, if appropriate, and ensure there are no dark or unprotected areas by the side of your house or by your garage.
  6. If you have a door leading from your garage to your home, treat that door as though it was a front or back door to your home. Replace flimsy doors and locks with an exterior standard door and locking system.  Do the same with any door that leads from the exterior into your garage area.
  7. Don’t leave anything of value in sight of any window that thieves or burglars may easily view by walking by your home or your window.
  8. If you live in a multi-unit buidling with secured entry doors, ensure that no-one follows you through such a door if you don't know them. Ask them politely to use their access code, security fob or key to ensure they should legitimately be entering the building. If they refuse to do so, don't challenge them but call building security or police immeidately to report the matter. 
  9. If you live in a multi-unit buiding with controlled access garage gates, ensure that no-one enters the buidling as you are entering or leaving through the garage gates.  Wait until the gate closes completely when entering, and when leaving, the garage.  Criminlas often use garage gates as an easy access point as many residents simply drive away as the garage gate is closing, making it easy for an unauthorized person to slip into the bulding unobserved.
  10. Never leave anything of value in your vehicle, whether parked in your garage or on the street.  "If you don't want to lose it, don't leave it."

 

If you spot suspicious activity, please call SFPD then Patrol Special Police and your own Security Services if/as appropriate.

 

If you are the victim of, or observe, a life threatening incident or a crime in progress, call 911 FIRST to report to the SFPD, but call the Patrol Special Police and your Security Services if/as appropriate immediately afterwards to advise them also. 

 

 

Smart Phone Thefts (September 2012)

 

SFPD Southern Station, Community Patrol USA, SAFE and South Beach Safety continue to warn residents and visitors throughout the city of San Francisco that the theft of smart phones remains a considerable problem at present, with a number of thefts occurring during the day on public streets and on public transportation.  Many of these thefts include serious violence perpetrated in order to acquire the phone by force, often resulting in injuries to the victim.

Unfortunately smart phones are numerous at present and they are extremely easy to steal, conceal and escape with. They are also very easy to re-sell for a good amount of money, thus they remain very attractive to criminals and opportunistic thieves.  If you MUST use your smart phone in pubilc areas or on public streets, please DO FOLLOW these recommendations to enhance your safety and limit your exposure.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Record your phones serial number as well as your service carriers 800/888 number so you can cancel service on that phone immediately if it is stolen.
  • Avoid using your phone in public whenever possible, even when riding on public transportation.  Most smart phones are worth around $100-$400 and having them in your hand in public is like walking down the street with the same amount in dollars in your hand and they become a very attractive target for opportunists.
  • If you must use your phone, step into a store or well lit and well travelled area with your back to a wall and remain aware of your surroundings and those around you at all times.
  • Limit your use of the phone in public to as short a time as is absolutely necessary and secure your phone out of sight when not in use.
  • Avoid using your phone at night, as the glow of most displays attracts criminal elements like moths to a flame.
  • DON'T get lost in your converstation, text exchange or your music when using your phone in public. Remain alert to your surroundings, and those around you at all times.
  • Have an emergency escape plan i.e. watch for busier areas, open stores, buildings with private security etc. and run to them for help if you are threatended or assaulted.
  • Give up your phone if someone threatens you for it.  Don't fight or resist as the phone is not worth you physical well being.
  • Try to get a good description of the perpetrator and report the theft to SFPD as quickly as possible by using a landline payphone or asking a store owner to call for you.
  • If you have an older phone that you no longer use, keep the battery charged and keep it with you somewhere. ALL cell phones will allow you to call 9-1-1 even without a contract and that may allow you to call for police much more quickly than waiting until you find someone or a working phone if you are the victim of an assault or robbery. 

 

 

Thefts From Parked Vehicles (September 2012)

 

Community Patrol USA and South Beach Safety have noted a significant increase in thefts from parked vehicles in the general neighborhood which results in damage to the vehicle as well as the loss of items from within the vehicle.  Most thefts of this nature take less than 15 seconds to perpetrate and the criminals are gone within a few minutes, making it hard for law enforcement to catch them "in the act."

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • NEVER leave ANYTHING of value in your vehicle when leaving it, whether parked on the street or even in your own home garage.
  • NEVER leave ANYTHING visible within the interior passenger compartment of your parked vehicle.  Even an old jacket or loose change can encourage an opportunistic thief to smash a window in the hope of finding something of value or snatching a couple of quarters.
  • Try to park in well lit, well travelled and well populated areas with homes or businesses that overlook your parking spot. This will reduce, but not eliminate, the chances of an opportunistic break-in.
  • Remove GPS, i-pod and cell phone holders or charges from sight as they can encourage thieves to break into the vehicle in the hope of finding the device, even if they don't see the electronic device.
  • Don't open you trunk to leave items within it after you park and before leaving your vehicle. Any criminal observing you doing so will assume the items you left in the trunk are of value and will want to investigate by breaking a window to pop the trunk.  Move any items to the trunk if you must leave them there before you arrive at your parking destination.
  • Report ALL vehicle break-ins, vandalism and thefts to police.  They may be able to return recovered items if the are located at some point in the future, and the reports will help police develop trending and patterns of crime that may lead to arrests.

 

 

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