The Mid City Division serves the neighborhoods of Azalea/Hollywood Park, Burlingame, Castle, Cherokee Point, Chollas Creek, Colina del Sol, Corridor, Darnall, El Cerrito, Fairmont Village, Fox Canyon, Gateway, Islenair, Kensington, Normal Heights, North Park, Rolando, Swan Canyon, Talmadge, Teralta East, and Teralta West.
Mid City Division serves a population of 173,012 people and encompasses 12.8 square miles.
The 810’s Weekly Update
This past week, we have three significant incidents to report:
On 11-30-12, at about 1740 hours, a transient got into a physical altercation with another known male transient in the Denny’s parking lot at 2500 El Cajon Blvd. The suspect stabbed the victim with a 5” pocketknife on his left side and right shoulder. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was very uncooperative. The injuries were not life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery. Officers located and arrested the suspect the next day.
On 12-1-12 at 0328 hours, two unidentified male suspects forced entry into an apartment located at 4700 33rd Street. One suspect confronted the resident and punched him in the face several times, then took a safe from the closet. The second suspect pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim and said, “Don’t act stupid.” The safe contained $6,000 to $8,000 dollars in cash and about $500 dollars in jewelry. The Robbery Unit is investigating.
On 12-03-2012, at 0043 hours, an unknown black male punched a pedestrian victim several times in the face while demanding he give him his phone. The victim refused and the suspect fled to a waiting newer model gray four-door sedan. There is no loss and there are no suspects in custody at this time. The victim described the suspect as a light skinned black male 25-30 years old, 5’9” 165lbs with gold/red hair and wearing a white shirt and dark tan “Dickie” style shorts. The driver of the sedan was described as a heavy set black male.
The following is a list of residential burglary cases that occurred within the last week:
Beat 811- NONE
Beat 812- NONE
Beat 813 - On December 1, 2012, a residential burglary occurred at 2600 Montclair Street. This residence is vacant and the loss is a cooking range. Prints were lifted at the scene.
On December 2, 2012, a commercial burglary occurred at 3800 Bancroft Street, the North Park Baptist Church. The loss includes cash, a computer battery backup, and a paycheck stub. DNA evidence (blood) was found at the scene.
On December 3, 2012, a residential burglary occurred at 4100 Arizona Street. The loss includes video equipment, jewelry, I-pods and laptop computer.
On December 5, 2012, a residential burglary occurred at 4400 Kansas Street. The loss includes watches, computers, jewelry, cameras, I-pod and backpack. The value of the loss was estimated to be $10,000.00. There were fingerprints found at the scene.
Beat 814 - On November 30, 2012, a residential burglary occurred at 4700 32nd Street. The loss includes a television, computer, video gaming equipment, jewelry and money.
This past week, we have seen a significant spike in property crime. Many of our thefts are shoplift cases, with a suspect in custody (typical during the holidays). Detectives and Patrol units continue to been very proactive in the neighborhoods, watching and contacting potential thieves and gang members. Most of our burglaries and thefts have been unlocked doors, open windows, and unsecured items in the victim’s yards (bikes, furniture, and tools). Most of the burglars we have caught are transient/drug addict types…or juveniles ditching school. If you see this type of suspicious behavior, please report it immediately. Thanks to you all for being so vigilant. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Thank you, Mark Bennett, A/Lieutenant, Mid City Division