Category Archives: Community Safety

Improving Neighborhood Safety

Recent crimes in the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods have raised the level of concern by many residents. While the police can occasionally make arrests if an officer sees a crime being committed (“On-View”) without the help of citizens, most crimes … Continue reading

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Avoid ATM Card Fraud

  ATM Card Safety A compromised Debit (ATM) card allows a crook to steal hundreds of dollars from your bank account. It is even possible to drain your account to zero. Notify your bank and file a police report if … Continue reading

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David Diaz Released from Jail

David Munoz Diaz has been released from SF County Jail following his 3rd conviction for various violent crimes. Please note that his probation includes a midnight curfew, so call 911 if you see him in public after that hour. Details … Continue reading

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Community Patrol Service 2016 Castro / Duboce Triangle Crime Activity Report Posted

Our close partner, Community Patrol Service USA, just posted their final Crime Activity Report for December 2016, which also includes a table of all “calls to police for service” throughout the year.  You can find the report on our web … Continue reading

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Rainbow Crosswalks Damaged

Hoodline reports that vandals on motorized “dirt bikes” intentionally damaged the rainbow crosswalks at 18th and Castro Streets on December 11: ARTICLE Groups of bikers have terrorized various neighborhoods for month, popping “wheelies,” ignoring traffic rules and often riding on … Continue reading

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18th & Diamond Stabbing Is Suspected To Be A Suicide

Community concerns were heightened following the discovery of a man, fatally stabbed,  outside the U.S. Post Office location at 18th Street and Diamond Street within the Castro District of San Francisco.  Initially speculation suggested the man may have been assaulted … Continue reading

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Register Your Bikes

The “Safe Bikes” program run by SF-SAFE (the same people who sponsor Neighborhood Watch) has helped return hundreds of stolen bikes to their rightful owners. It’s FREE, secure, and only takes a few minutes to register your bicycles in the … Continue reading

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CCOP Safety Presentation

Here is the text of the information delivered by Castro Patrol at the city-wide LGBT Safety Seminar held on November 28. Take a few minutes to review these points to better prepare yourself for possible hate attacks in the next … Continue reading

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A Time for Awareness

After the 2016 presidential election, there is a heightened chance that people will feel emboldened to attack LGBT and other minority communities verbally and possibly physically. We must not become paranoid, but should have a heightened awareness about our personal … Continue reading

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CCOP 10th Anniversary Celebration

Castro Community On Patrol was born in the latter half of 2006 during a community meeting at Joe’s Barber Shop located at the time on 19th Street between Castro Street and Collingwood Street.  Following the meeting, a Board of about … Continue reading

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