Posts Tagged ‘phillip’

SFPD Looks for Help Solving the August 2, 2010 Murder of Philip Dimartino

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Believe this murder took place somewhere in the Lower Haight area.

Here’s the info from the SFPD:

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING THE HOMICIDE OF PHILLIP DIMARTINO

On August 2, 2010 at 1pm, Mr. Philip Dimartino was found stabbed to death in his apartment on Hermann Street in San Francisco. Mr. DiMartino was known to frequent bars in the Castro District. Anyone with information about this case or Mr. DiMartino is urged to please contact the San Francisco Police Department.
 

Inspector Michael Morley, Richard Martin, or Bob Velarde

SFPD Homicide Detail 415-553-1145

SFPD Bay Area Regional Information Center ( BRICC) 415-553-1071

SFPD Anonymous Tip Line: 415-575-4444

SFPD Text-A-Tipto: 847411

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SFPD CASE #100 704 683

The Good Police Work that Solved the Phillip Garrido / Jaycee Lee Dugard Kidnapping

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Of course the crime got solved last year, but the details of this story out of UC Berkeley are news to me, so they might be news to you.

Anyway, meet Ally Jacobs and Lisa Campbell of the UCPD Berkeley and see and hear how they caught Phillip Garrido. From Officer Jacobs:

“The two girls ‘looked healthy, not malnourished, but drab. I couldn’t get over the intense stare of the younger girl, like she was looking into my soul,’ says Jacobs. It felt, she adds, “like Little House on the Prairie meets cult with kids.” For Jacobs, who has two small children, “police intuition” merged with ‘mother’s intuition. … I started thinking like a concerned mom.’”

Here’s the full scoop – take a look if you want. 

Ally Jacobs and Lisa Campbell (Cathy Cockrell, NewsCenter photo)

Lisa Campbell, 40, was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. She worked in the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for four years and gained experience in the juvenile court and corrections at the county jail. For eight years she was also an officer in Chicago, where she worked youth investigations. Campbell next worked with the San Diego district attorney’s office for two years as a welfare-fraud investigator, and spent three years as a background investigator for the Los Angeles Police Department. Lisa joined UCPD in January 2009 as manager of the special-events unit.

Ally Jacobs, 33, was raised in Southern California. She received a B.A. from San Francisco State University and worked for one year as a public-safety dispatcher there. Prior to coming to UCPD, Jacobs also spent one year as a police officer in Concord. She joined UCPD in 2001 and became a police officer in 2002; she is currently a field-training officer.

Oh Man, If the SFPD Has This Kind of Photo of You Robbing Banks, It’s Time to Leave Town

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

I’ll tell you, I worked at a bank back in the day, back in the pre-digital camera era, and I’ll tell you, there’s no way a typical analog camera would get this kind of image of an alleged bank robber. Particularly since the old-school cams had to be tripped manually when the time came, owing to the expense of film.

But these days, digital cameras is everywhere.

Anyway, if I were this fellow, I’d leave town, for a while anyway.

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All the deets straight from the SFPD FB:

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING SERIAL BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT (10-039) 

San Francisco police are seeking the public’s help in locating a bank robbery suspect who has robbed four downtown San Francisco banks since March 22. In three of the incidents, the suspect approached a bank customer already at the teller window and placed a knife to the customer’s throat. While holding the knife, the suspect demanded and was given currency from the teller. The suspect then fled the bank. In one of the three incidents, the hostage victim suffered a non-life-threatening knife wound.

The first incident on March 22 occurred at Citibank, 1801 Van Ness Avenue. There was no customer threat or weapon used in this incident. Two days later, on March 24, the suspect entered the East West Bank at 743 Washington Street and held a knife to the throat of an Asian male customer at the teller window. On April 2, the suspect went into the Wells Fargo Bank at 1160 Grant Avenue and again held a knife to the throat of a customer, an Asian male. This was the incident in which the customer was injured.

On April 5, the suspect entered City National Bank, 150 California Street, stood behind a 90-year-old Hispanic female customer at the teller window, and held a knife to her throat. After demanding and receiving currency, the suspect fled the bank. The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, 30-40, 6’, 175 lbs, black hair with mustache and goatee. The suspect wore a dark baseball cap in each incident. Surveillance photos of the suspect accompany this press release.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is urged to contact Inspector Phillip Wong, Criminal Investigation Unit, 553-1201, to call the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444, or to use Text-a-Tip by typing TIP411 or 847411 in the “To” field and “SFPD” in the text field.

For more information, please contact the Media Relations Unit, 553-1651

Using a San Francisco Examiner to See How Far You Parked from the Curb

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

We’re living in a society here, people. So even though the Man gives allows you a foot and a half spacing from your tires to the curb, you can do better than that. Check out this Mercedes SUV – see how far it is from the curb? Why not use one of the many San Francisco Examiner newspapers that some billionaire from Colorado has seen fit to have strewn about the place?

If a ‘Xam can fit betwixt the curb and your wheel, then you gots to try again. Two Xams away is way too much. PARKING FAIL. Bikes belong in traffic, as they say - you want to make things easier for everybody else, right? With practice, you should be able to get it down to a quarter Xam or less.

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Lots of room for improvement here on Fell Street. (In mitigation, the Mercedes ML driver did manage to retract the outside rear view mirrors. Ten points for Gryffindor.)

If you can’t handle this simple task, maybe you shouldn’t be driving.

Just saying.

The Pickens Energy Plan vs. the Anschutz Plan vs. the Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Well the T. Boone Pickens medicine show came to town yesterday, so San Franciscans got the chance to see details of the Pickens Plan at the Commonwealth Club, the Western Hemisphere’s oldest and largest public affairs forum. 

The Plan is another one those ever-popular ”public private partnerships,” which in this case has the federal government paying a couple hundred spare billion dollars to build electric transmission lines for proposed windmills in the Midwest.

Making the pitch last month with Al Gore in Washington D.C.:

via the Center for American Progress Action Fund

But what about the Phil Anschutz (yes, the very same Anschutz billionaire dude with a longtime interest in the Bay to Breakers civic event!) Plan? Let’s see:

On July 29, The Anschutz Corp.,through its affiliate Transwest Express LLC, said it had acquired the rights to develop a proposed $3 billion, 900-mile transmission line capable of moving 3,000 megawatts of power from wind farms in southern Wyoming to markets in Southern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix.”

See? Somebody is trying to get something done without asking for hundreds of billions of your money. And that brings us to the white elephant on the white mountain up in northern Northern California.

Back in the 1950′s, the Everitt Memorial Highway on Mount Shasta was built so that the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl resort could be built. Did that project make sense?

The old Mount Shasta Ski Bowl had been built in 1958 in a huge open cirque much higher up on the southern flank of the volcano, with a lodge at 7,800 ft and lifts topping out above timberline at 9,200 ft. However, the ski area had often been in financial trouble over the next two decades, and a massive avalanche in January 1978 which destroyed the main chairlift was the finishing blow. The Ski Bowl closed permanently after that…”

So just as the risk of this Shasta project was building an expensive road to nowhere, one of the risks of the Pickens Plan is building power lines to nowhere.

How is the Anschutz Corporation’s wind energy project working out? That’s a good thing to keep an eye on when you’re considering building a Bridge to Nowhere, or a Pickens transmission grid, or things like that.

O.K. fine.

Oh, and speaking of the Commonwealth Club, its ridiculous website’s popup ads remind us all of the upcoming Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, coming up on Fiday, April 17, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel. Enjoy. 

Each year, The Club honors individuals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the Bay Area and California community, and who embody the principles and values of The Commonwealth Club.

The Annual Dinner is also The Club’s most significant fundraising event, raising funds to support its important nonprofit public forum mission throughout the year.