“Last November and December there were a massive amount of tire slashings in the area of Powell Street/Sacramento Street/Mason Street/Vallejo Street. Approximately 15 incidents were reported, though I’m sure there were many unreported.”
Weekly Police Report March 29, 2013 [Barbary Coast News]

“Officers were sent to a call of a couple yelling at each other at 31st and Geary Bl. Officers determined that the couple was fighting because the male does not come home every night.”
Police Blotter – March 29, 2013 [Richmond SF]

“Cell phones, bikes and motorcycles are prime targets for robbery in the Mission, and Tuesdays see the highest crime rates, according to new crime statistics from the Mission Police Station.”
Police Compstat: Bikes, Tuesdays, 16th and Mission [ML@L]

“UP2CODE … encourages residents to be proactive by using the on-the-go smartphone app to combine efforts to improve neighborhoods and protect health and safety”
San Francisco launches app for code violation complaints [Ex]

“Cruising up and down Capp Street, the officers look for prostitution and other shady behavior. They tell me that once the street is saturated with undercover police and decoys, the trade will likely move on. This business used to be concentrated on Shotwell Street, they say, adding that it’s really difficult to catch the johns.”
Shadowing Mission Police: Alarms in the Night [ML@L]

“‘It was very underwhelming,’ Gascón said about the hourlong talk with Apple’s government liaison, Michael Foulkes. ‘He did most of the talking. It was incredible. He would just go on and on, one subject to the next. It was hard to follow. It was almost like someone who’s been trained in the art of doing a lot of talking and saying nothing.’”
San Francisco DA Gascón says industry keeps giving him run-around on mobile device thefts [Ex]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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