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Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online

Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online

There are several ways in which you can make a police report. Many of them can be done online as long as they are not in progress or when there is a known suspect.

Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online:

  • Harassing Phone Calls: When you are experiencing annoying calls - with no known suspects; for example, hang-ups or heavy breathing.
  • Lost Property: When property has disappeared and not stolen. If you think it could have been taken but you have no idea by who, you may enter the report online.
  • Theft: When property is stolen but there has been no illegal entry or contact by the thief.
  • Vandalism/Graffiti: The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property, including graffiti.
  • Vehicle Burglary: When property was stolen from a vehicle.
  • Vehicle Tampering: Tampering with a motor vehicle, including vandalism/graffiti of the vehicle.

Harassing Phone Calls

When you are experiencing annoying calls - with no known suspects; for example, hang-ups or heavy breathing.

For example . . .

  • Hang-ups or heavy breathing.

If you have been the victim of harassing calls and do not know the person who is calling, you can use the online reporting system.

Don't use Online Report if . . .

  • You are able to provide the phone number of the suspect from caller ID.

Go to your nearest police station to file a report or call Police Non-Emergency (415) 553-0123 to have a police officer come to your location to take the report.

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Lost Property

When property has disappeared and not stolen. If you think it could have been taken but you have no idea by who, you may enter the report online.

For example . . .

  • You left your wallet at the restaurant. You return to the restaurant and searched, but couldn't find it. List the wallet and contents (cash, financial cards, driver's license, etc) as separate items in the property forms.

Don't use Online Report if ...

  • You or a witness have information about a suspect (a name or even just a physical description). When there are suspects involved, go to your nearest police station to file a report or call Police Non-Emergency (415) 553-0123 to have a police officer come to your location to take the report.

File an Online Police Report

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Theft

When property is stolen but there has been no illegal entry or contact by the thief.

For example . . .

  • A bike is stolen from your front yard.
  • Your purse is stolen from your chair at a restaurant.

Don't use Online Report if . . .

  • Your home, business or other building (garage, shed, etc) has been illegally entered and property taken.
  • Something was taken from you while you were wearing or carrying it.
  • Your vehicle is missing and you believe it has been stolen.

Go to your nearest police station to file a report or call Police Non-Emergency (415) 553-0123 to have a police officer come to your location to take the report.

File an Online Police Report

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Vandalism/Graffiti

The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property, including graffiti.

For example . . .

  • Knocking over mail box, throwing rocks through windows, marking/painting of personal property other than to a vehicle, etc.

Don't use Online Report if . . .

  • Incident is in progress or just occurred within the last 5 minutes. Call 911 to report the incident immediately.

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Vehicle Burglary

When property was stolen from a vehicle.

For example . . .

  • A laptop computer is stolen from the vehicle.

Don't use Online Report if . . .

  • Incident is in progress or just occurred within the last 5 minutes. Call 911 to report the incident immediately.

File an Online Police Report

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Vehicle Tampering

Tampering with a motor vehicle, including vandalism/graffiti of the vehicle.

For example . . .

  • Keying, broken windows, or attempts to remove parts from the motor vehicle.

Don't use Online Report if . . .

  • Stolen license plate thefts. Go to your nearest police station to file a report or call Police Non-Emergency (415) 553-0123 to have a police officer come to your location to take the report.

File an Online Police Report

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Last updated: 5/7/2014 2:24:00 PM