Captain Dudley has focussed on chronic crimes, and namely a scam that occurs on Embarcadero quite a bit, that of someone impersonating a parking lot attendant. Problem is, the cars that park there get towed. I witnessed this in Hayes Valley once – and it seems to be more prevalent during special events. Quoted blotter after the jump.
Officer Kim Koltzoff responded to numerous complaints about a fraud scheme on the Embarcadero. One suspect in particular would stand near “self-park” parking lots and accept payment from the customers. Losses amounted in hundreds of dollars and in some cases vehicles were towed in error.
Officer Koltzoff arrested the suspect repeatedly over several months. This week the suspect was prosecuted for several of the bundled offenses and sentenced to 18 months in jail. This was great work by a determined officer.