Friday, April 18, 2014

Apr. 14, 2014

Incident Date:
Monday, April 14th, 2014
                                                                                                                            

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on May 20, 2014.  Thank you.

                         Sunnydale
                        Gardening Project Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Carnival

*You are invited to the Urban Sprouts Garden Project from 10:00a.m to 1:00p.m on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Please meet at Hahn and Sunnydale Avenue. Then from 1:00p.m to 3:30p.m is the Easter Egg Hunt and the Candy Carnival. There will be Eggs, Candy, a jumper, Hot dogs and Hamburgers. Come one, come all and enjoy the festivities. Questions? (415) 724-4892




Fraud Alert: We have noticed a dramatic rise in a specific type of fraud case over the past four week period.

A person calling San Francisco residents identifying himself as a San Francisco deputy sheriff tells victims that he called regarding some sort of violation unknown by the victim and required money immediately to remedy the situation.  For example, on numerous occasions, the “deputy” stated he worked in the warrants division and required several hundred dollars from residents to clear up old warrants or else another deputy would arrive at the residents’ address to arrest them.  The “deputy” required victims to go to a local drug store, such as CVS, Walgreen’s, etc. to obtain a GreenDot MoneyPak (a pre-paid debit card used for in-store or online purchases) and load the card with several hundred to several thousand dollars.  The “deputy” told residents to call back once they obtain the pre-paid debit card, scratch off the gray box to reveal the access codes then read the code to the “deputy” over the telephone.

As time went on over the past four weeks, we noticed that the amount “required” by the “deputy” increased from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars.  As the caller tested the local response, he became more confident in this scam.

We have also received similar reports with the caller identifying himself as an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The “FBI agent” states that victims need to send him pre-paid debit card information via telephone or else victims will be placed under arrest.

Related to these crime, but with a much wider scope, are people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service employees.  These “employees” claim that victims owed massive sums of money in back taxes and required immediate funds – again, through use of pre-paid debit cards – to remedy the situation or face immediate arrest.  In one instance, the “IRS employee” required the victim to purchase an $8000 Reload it pre-paid debit card and provide the card’s access information via telephone.

These are all illegal confidence schemes.  The callers are confidence men, better known as con artists.

If you receive any such solicitations via telephone, please do your best to note the phone number used, time of day, the name the caller identifies him/herself as, and anything distinguishable about his or her voice.

Be advised that neither the Sheriff’s Department nor federal government solicit funds related to criminal justice matters via telephone calls and any outreach regarding such matters would be made in person or through post office correspondence.

If you feel that you were the victim of such scams, please contact the police immediately.  While being duped out of money by fear of arrest can be embarrassing to admit, this is happening to your families, friends and neighbors.  Do not be a silent victim.

Our Fraud unit is aware of – and investigating – this ongoing scam.  The Fraud unit can be reached at 415-553-1521 Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.

Please contact the police at 415-553-0123 if you have received a phone call from such a con artist.  You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission for IRS-related scams at http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.


The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

                                                  Ingleside District Nert Training
Lick Wilmerding HS
755 Ocean Ave

March 18, 6:30-10:00p: Class 1
March 25, 6:30-10:00p: Class 2
April 1, 6:30-9:30p: Class 3
April 8, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
school closed April 15
April 22, 6:30p-9:30p: Class 5
April 29, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6




Are you someone who is interested in disaster preparedness and wants to help out your community while working hand in hand with law enforcement? Then the ALERT program is for you!    
                                
                                            What is the A.L.E.R.T. Program?

The San Francisco Police Department has developed a volunteer citizen disaster preparedness program. The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is modeled after and works in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). The ALERT program will train members of the public to assist law enforcement in essential tasks after a major disaster. Such tasks may include: traffic control, foot patrol of business and residential areas, and reporting criminal activity. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and live, work, or attend high school in San Francisco.

Three steps to becoming an
A.L.E.R.T. volunteer:
1. Complete NERT training and receive certification. To register for NERT training courses please visit www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

The next training class has been scheduled for May 3rd, 2014, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.

Weather Related Crime Alert:  Many residents are leaving their windows and doors open in an effort to keep cooler as the temperature increases during these nice sunny days. Be extra careful, especially when you leave your home, paying attention to secure the windows and doors when you leave. Burglars are always looking for the easiest way inside your home. Don’t give them the opportunity for the easy access. Make sure to secure these entry points and leave them locked when you are not around.

Crime Alert: As of the start of April ‘2014 there has been an increase in auto boostings in the Noe Valley, Glen Park and Bernal Heights Area. Ingleside officers have stepped up patrol in these areas but, we ask you that you do your part to prevent from being a victim. Take extra precautions to avoid a criminal from window-shopping inside your car. Never give them a reason to break into your car and steal your belongings. Try to park in a well lit area and always lock your doors and secure your windows. Never leave possessions in plain view and never leave important documents inside your car that contain personal information. Remember, if a criminal is unsuccessful and is not benefitting from his criminal activity, the thief will move on, thus making your neighborhood less of a target.


Arrests:

No Incidents to Report.


Serious Incidents:

11:25pm               Folsom/Alemany                     Robbery
A sister and her brother were walking along northbound on Folsom from Alemany Boulevard when they were attacked and robbed. The sister told Officers Garon-Fermo and Hauscarriague that she was walking ahead while her brother followed not too far behind. Suddenly, a suspect appeared and tried to grab her purse. The victim said she tried to hold on and struggled with the suspect, but was overpowered. The victim then yelled out for help. Her brother noticed what was occurring and ran up to assist. Another suspect appeared and immediately hit her brother in the back of the head with a pistol. The brother fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious. This second suspect then removed several items from the brother’s pockets and took an Iphone, wallet, $320 in cash and a foreign passport. Both suspects ran off and joined a third suspect who was at the corner acting as a lookout. The sister said she lost her purse containing $300 in cash and several other items. A search of the area revealed negative results. The brother was taken to a local hospital to treat the laceration he received during the attack. Report Number: 140311442.


Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:18am           Niagara/San Jose                      Hit and Run
  5:00am           Unit Blk Rome                          Fraud
  8:45am           Alemany/Palmetto                     Hit and Run
  9:20am           200 Blk Crescent                     Fraud
12:03pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  3:08pm           500 Blk Oxford                        Recovered Vehicle
  6:00pm           100 Blk Delta                           Stolen Vehicle
  6:30pm           Paris/Geneva                            Battery
  8:29pm           Russia/Madrid                          Traffic Collision
  8:45pm           900 Blk Geneva                       Threats
11:00pm           2100 Blk Castro                       Battery


Burglaries with suspect description:

10:00am          200 Blk Seneca                      Burglary: Suspect #1;  Black male, approximately 5’8 in height, about 140 pounds.  Unknown hair or eye color.  Last seen wearing a Red shirt.  Taken was cash and a laptop computer.







Apr. 13, 2014

Incident Date:
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
                                                                                                                            

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on May 20, 2014.  Thank you.

                          Sunnydale
                         Gardening Project Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Carnival

*You are invited to the Urban Sprouts Garden Project from 10:00a.m to 1:00p.m on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Please meet at Hahn and Sunnydale Avenue. Then from 1:00p.m to 3:30p.m is the Easter Egg Hunt and the Candy Carnival. There will be Eggs, Candy, a jumper, Hot dogs and Hamburgers. Come one, come all and enjoy the festivities. Questions? (415) 724-4892




Fraud Alert: We have noticed a dramatic rise in a specific type of fraud case over the past four week period.

A person calling San Francisco residents identifying himself as a San Francisco deputy sheriff tells victims that he called regarding some sort of violation unknown by the victim and required money immediately to remedy the situation.  For example, on numerous occasions, the “deputy” stated he worked in the warrants division and required several hundred dollars from residents to clear up old warrants or else another deputy would arrive at the residents’ address to arrest them.  The “deputy” required victims to go to a local drug store, such as CVS, Walgreen’s, etc. to obtain a GreenDot MoneyPak (a pre-paid debit card used for in-store or online purchases) and load the card with several hundred to several thousand dollars.  The “deputy” told residents to call back once they obtain the pre-paid debit card, scratch off the gray box to reveal the access codes then read the code to the “deputy” over the telephone.

As time went on over the past four weeks, we noticed that the amount “required” by the “deputy” increased from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars.  As the caller tested the local response, he became more confident in this scam.

We have also received similar reports with the caller identifying himself as an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The “FBI agent” states that victims need to send him pre-paid debit card information via telephone or else victims will be placed under arrest.

Related to these crime, but with a much wider scope, are people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service employees.  These “employees” claim that victims owed massive sums of money in back taxes and required immediate funds – again, through use of pre-paid debit cards – to remedy the situation or face immediate arrest.  In one instance, the “IRS employee” required the victim to purchase an $8000 Reloadit pre-paid debit card and provide the card’s access information via telephone.

These are all illegal confidence schemes.  The callers are confidence men, better known as con artists.

If you receive any such solicitations via telephone, please do your best to note the phone number used, time of day, the name the caller identifies him/herself as, and anything distinguishable about his or her voice.

Be advised that neither the Sheriff’s Department nor federal government solicit funds related to criminal justice matters via telephone calls and any outreach regarding such matters would be made in person or through post office correspondence.

If you feel that you were the victim of such scams, please contact the police immediately.  While being duped out of money by fear of arrest can be embarrassing to admit, this is happening to your families, friends and neighbors.  Do not be a silent victim.

Our Fraud unit is aware of – and investigating – this ongoing scam.  The Fraud unit can be reached at 415-553-1521 Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.

Please contact the police at 415-553-0123 if you have received a phone call from such a con artist.  You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission for IRS-related scams at http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.


The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

                                                  Ingleside District Nert Training
Lick Wilmerding HS
755 Ocean Ave

March 18, 6:30-10:00p: Class 1
March 25, 6:30-10:00p: Class 2
April 1, 6:30-9:30p: Class 3
April 8, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
school closed April 15
April 22, 6:30p-9:30p: Class 5
April 29, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6




Are you someone who is interested in disaster preparedness and wants to help out your community while working hand in hand with law enforcement? Then the ALERT program is for you!    
                                
                                            What is the A.L.E.R.T. Program?

The San Francisco Police Department has developed a volunteer citizen disaster preparedness program. The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is modeled after and works in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). The ALERT program will train members of the public to assist law enforcement in essential tasks after a major disaster. Such tasks may include: traffic control, foot patrol of business and residential areas, and reporting criminal activity. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and live, work, or attend high school in San Francisco.

Three steps to becoming an
A.L.E.R.T. volunteer:
1. Complete NERT training and receive certification. To register for NERT training courses please visit www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

The next training class has been scheduled for May 3rd, 2014, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.


Weather Related Crime Alert:  Many residents are leaving their windows and doors open in an effort to keep cooler as the temperature increases during these nice sunny days. Be extra careful, especially when you leave your home, paying attention to secure the windows and doors when you leave. Burglars are always looking for the easiest way inside your home. Don’t give them the opportunity for the easy access. Make sure to secure these entry points and leave them locked when you are not around.

Crime Alert: As of the start of April ‘2014 there has been an increase in auto boostings in the Noe Valley, Glen Park and Bernal Heights Area. Ingleside officers have stepped up patrol in these areas but, we ask you that you do your part to prevent from being a victim. Take extra precautions to avoid a criminal from window-shopping inside your car. Never give them a reason to break into your car and steal your belongings. Try to park in a well lit area and always lock your doors and secure your windows. Never leave possessions in plain view and never leave important documents inside your car that contain personal information. Remember, if a criminal is unsuccessful and is not benefitting from his criminal activity, the thief will move on, thus making your neighborhood less of a target.


Arrests:

12:14am     San Jose/Randall                             D.U.I
A collision between a Fiat 500 and a motorcycle resulted in injuries to the motorcycle rider. Ingleside Officer Biagini was dispatched to investigate the collision and interview the two drivers. When he arrived on scene he noticed debris on the roadway and damage to the Fiat’s right front fender. The motorcycle rider said he was hit from behind and the Fiat driver confirmed that scenario. An ambulance took the motorcyclist to the hospital for treatment for cuts and abrasions to his hands and legs. Officer Biagini noticed the Fiat driver had watery eyes and the odor of alcohol on his breath. He failed a roadside sobriety test and a was taken to Mission Station where a breath test revealed a blood alcohol level 18% which is more than two times the legal maximum. He was booked at city jail for driving while intoxicated and for driving without insurance. Report number: 140306067


5:18pm       5800 Blk Mission                             Battery/Vandalism
A dispute at a gas station prompted dispatch to send Ingleside Officers Conway, Elliston, Ocreto and Canning to investigate. When they arrived they found two men arguing in front of their vehicles. After separating the two men the officers learned that the dispute was the result of a misunderstanding that nevertheless resulted in one of the customers brandishing a bat at the other customer and the second customer slamming a car door on the leg of the first customer. It all began when the first customer stopped at the pump and got out of his car to inspect some sports gear at a nearby vendor. His daughter went inside the station, paid for the gas, and then went back to their vehicle and pumped the gasoline. After pumping the gas she got back into their car and waited for her father to return. When he did, and unaware that his daughter had already finished the purchase, he went to the pump and started pumping more gas into their car not realizing that the driver of a vehicle waiting behind them had paid in advance for gas at the same pump. The driver of that vehicle got out and started arguing that the driver of the first vehicle was stealing his gas. The argument got hotter and the driver of the first vehicle took out a baseball bat and threatened the second driver. The driver of the second vehicle slammed the driver’s door on the ankle of the first driver bruising his leg and breaking the driver’s door window. After some pushing and shoving, and a lot of yelling, the officers arrived and separated the two parties. The driver of the second vehicle was cited for vandalism and battery and released. Report number: 140307695


11:31pm     1200 Blk Geneva                             Drugs
Ingleside Officers Hauscarriague and Garon- Fermo investigated a report of a man, wearing a black overcoat, casing vehicles. The officers quickly found the suspect, wearing the overcoat along with a black beanie revealing only his eyes and mouth, walking near Geneva and Naples streets. A computer check revealed the suspect was on felony probation with a search condition. In one of pockets was a plastic baggie with methamphetamine and in another pocket was a pipe used to smoke the narcotic. He was taken to Ingleside station and booked for narcotics and probation violations. Report number: 140308477


Serious Incidents:

1:00am       San Jose/Santa Ynez                       Robbery
A man walked into Ingleside Station and told Officer Lee that he had been robbed the night before. The victim said he was walking home on San Jose Avenue when he heard a car door open.  He turned around and was punched in the cheek and fell to the sidewalk. The two suspects  went through his pockets and then ran away. When he woke up later that same morning he noticed his cell phone was missing. Report number: 140307112


Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:30am           400 Blk Geneva                       Warrant Arrest
12:48am           San Jose/Randall                      Traffic Collision
  9:00am           Unit Blk Leo                             Vandalism to Property
11:45am           Folsom/Precita                         Hit and Run
12:21pm           800 Blk Peralta                        Burglary
  2:55pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  5:30pm           100 Blk Brewster                     Burglary
  5:45pm           Unit Blk Regent                        Fraud
  5:50pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Theft from Vehicle
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Putnam                       Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           Silliman/Oxford                        Stolen License Plates
  9:00pm           500 Blk Huron                         Vandalism to Vehicle
11:30pm           Unit Blk Trumbull                     Theft from Vehicle


Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.





Apr. 12, 2014

Incident Date:
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
                                                                                                                            

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on May 20, 2014.  Thank you.

                                                          Sunnydale
                         Gardening Project Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Carnival

*You are invited to the Urban Sprouts Garden Project from 10:00a.m to 1:00p.m on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Please meet at Hahn and Sunnydale Avenue. Then from 1:00p.m to 3:30p.m is the Easter Egg Hunt and the Candy Carnival. There will be Eggs, Candy, a jumper, Hot dogs and Hamburgers. Come one, come all and enjoy the festivities. Questions? (415) 724-4892



Fraud Alert: We have noticed a dramatic rise in a specific type of fraud case over the past four week period.

A person calling San Francisco residents identifying himself as a San Francisco deputy sheriff tells victims that he called regarding some sort of violation unknown by the victim and required money immediately to remedy the situation.  For example, on numerous occasions, the “deputy” stated he worked in the warrants division and required several hundred dollars from residents to clear up old warrants or else another deputy would arrive at the residents’ address to arrest them.  The “deputy” required victims to go to a local drug store, such as CVS, Walgreen’s, etc. to obtain a GreenDot MoneyPak (a pre-paid debit card used for in-store or online purchases) and load the card with several hundred to several thousand dollars.  The “deputy” told residents to call back once they obtain the pre-paid debit card, scratch off the gray box to reveal the access codes then read the code to the “deputy” over the telephone.

As time went on over the past four weeks, we noticed that the amount “required” by the “deputy” increased from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars.  As the caller tested the local response, he became more confident in this scam.

We have also received similar reports with the caller identifying himself as an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The “FBI agent” states that victims need to send him pre-paid debit card information via telephone or else victims will be placed under arrest.

Related to these crime, but with a much wider scope, are people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service employees.  These “employees” claim that victims owed massive sums of money in back taxes and required immediate funds – again, through use of pre-paid debit cards – to remedy the situation or face immediate arrest.  In one instance, the “IRS employee” required the victim to purchase an $8000 Reload it pre-paid debit card and provide the card’s access information via telephone.

These are all illegal confidence schemes.  The callers are confidence men, better known as con artists.

If you receive any such solicitations via telephone, please do your best to note the phone number used, time of day, the name the caller identifies him/herself as, and anything distinguishable about his or her voice.

Be advised that neither the Sheriff’s Department nor federal government solicit funds related to criminal justice matters via telephone calls and any outreach regarding such matters would be made in person or through post office correspondence.

If you feel that you were the victim of such scams, please contact the police immediately.  While being duped out of money by fear of arrest can be embarrassing to admit, this is happening to your families, friends and neighbors.  Do not be a silent victim.

Our Fraud unit is aware of – and investigating – this ongoing scam.  The Fraud unit can be reached at 415-553-1521 Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.

Please contact the police at 415-553-0123 if you have received a phone call from such a con artist.  You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission for IRS-related scams at http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.


The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

                                                  Ingleside District Nert Training
Lick Wilmerding HS
755 Ocean Ave

March 18, 6:30-10:00p: Class 1
March 25, 6:30-10:00p: Class 2
April 1, 6:30-9:30p: Class 3
April 8, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
school closed April 15
April 22, 6:30p-9:30p: Class 5
April 29, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6




Are you someone who is interested in disaster preparedness and wants to help out your community while working hand in hand with law enforcement? Then the ALERT program is for you!    
                                
                                            What is the A.L.E.R.T. Program?

The San Francisco Police Department has developed a volunteer citizen disaster preparedness program. The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is modeled after and works in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). The ALERT program will train members of the public to assist law enforcement in essential tasks after a major disaster. Such tasks may include: traffic control, foot patrol of business and residential areas, and reporting criminal activity. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and live, work, or attend high school in San Francisco.

Three steps to becoming an
A.L.E.R.T. volunteer:
1. Complete NERT training and receive certification. To register for NERT training courses please visit www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

The next training class has been scheduled for May 3rd, 2014, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.


Weather Related Crime Alert:  Many residents are leaving their windows and doors open in an effort to keep cooler as the temperature increases during these nice sunny days. Be extra careful, especially when you leave your home, paying attention to secure the windows and doors when you leave. Burglars are always looking for the easiest way inside your home. Don’t give them the opportunity for the easy access. Make sure to secure these entry points and leave them locked when you are not around.

Crime Alert: As of the start of April ‘2014 there has been an increase in auto boostings in the Noe Valley, Glen Park and Bernal Heights Area. Ingleside officers have stepped up patrol in these areas but, we ask you that you do your part to prevent from being a victim. Take extra precautions to avoid a criminal from window-shopping inside your car. Never give them a reason to break into your car and steal your belongings. Try to park in a well lit area and always lock your doors and secure your windows. Never leave possessions in plain view and never leave important documents inside your car that contain personal information. Remember, if a criminal is unsuccessful and is not benefitting from his criminal activity, the thief will move on, thus making your neighborhood less of a target.


Arrests:

4:30pm       Congdon/Ney                        Marijuana for Sale
A routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of selling significant quantities of marijuana and the recovery of items stolen from a car burglary back in February. It began when Ingleside Officers Trujillo and Zahn spotted a car ignoring a stop sign at the intersection of Maynard and Congdon Streets. The officers followed the vehicle a short distance and stopped the driver and his passenger at Congdon and Ney Streets. When asked for his driver’s license the driver said he didn’t have one and a computer check revealed he was never licensed. The passenger did have a valid license and the car was registered to one of her parents. While interviewing the two occupants, Officer Zahn couldn’t avoid noticing the heavy smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked about the odor, the driver became argumentative and the officers placed him in handcuffs and in the backseat of the patrol car. After the passenger was removed the officers searched the vehicle and found a significant quantity of marijuana behind the driver’s seat along with a leather bag containing a scale, a wooden grinder, and a pipe. In the vehicle’s trunk, the officers discovered a foreign passport and identification taken in a February car burglary. The officers also found a bank debit card not belonging to either of the vehicle’s occupants. The driver was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on narcotics charges as well as possession of stolen property. His passenger was released at the scene. Report number: 140304538


8:18pm       100 Blk Leland                    Evading an Officer
Ingleside Officers Cuenca and Cvetovac responded to a call of dark silver van driving recklessly in the area. Dispatch said the vehicle had all its window’s “blown out” and was driven by a man wearing a dark baseball cap. The officers searched the area until they found the van driving westbound on Leland Street. The van pulled over after the officers turned on their emergency lights and siren. But, as the officer’s exited their patrol car, the driver suddenly made a quick U-turn and took off. The officers found the van again a short time later but the driver again evaded his arrest and, fearing for public safety, the officers terminated their pursuit. But, a short time later, they did locate the van parked at a home in the 100 block of Alpha Street. The owner of the home said the van’s driver was his son and that he was not home. The officers searched the home, with the father’s permission, and failed to find the suspect. Less than three hours later, Ingleside officers were called back to the home regarding a trespasser. When they arrived they noticed the van’s driver climbing onto the roof of the home. Officer Bernal climbed up to the roof and placed the suspect in custody.  He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for driving without a valid license and violating a restraining order that forbid him entering the home on Alpha Street. Report number: 140305489


Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.


Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  9:59am           Geneva/Bayshore                     Warrant Arrest
  1:45pm           Campbell/Rutland                     Dog Bite
  3:37pm           100 Blk Bertita                         Warrant Arrest
  6:01pm           400 Blk Precita                        Fraud
  8:17pm           100 Blk Milton                          Recovered Vehicle
  8:30pm           Arlington/Bosworth                   Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm           Harkness/Alder                        Hit and Run
11:54pm           Mission/Highland                      Hit and Run


Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.





Thursday, April 17, 2014

Apr. 11, 2014

Incident Date:
Friday, April 11th, 2014
                                                                                                                            

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on May 20, 2014.  Thank you.


 Fraud Alert: We have noticed a dramatic rise in a specific type of fraud case over the past four week period.

A person calling San Francisco residents identifying himself as a San Francisco deputy sheriff tells victims that he called regarding some sort of violation unknown by the victim and required money immediately to remedy the situation.  For example, on numerous occasions, the “deputy” stated he worked in the warrants division and required several hundred dollars from residents to clear up old warrants or else another deputy would arrive at the residents’ address to arrest them.  The “deputy” required victims to go to a local drug store, such as CVS, Walgreen’s, etc. to obtain a GreenDot MoneyPak (a pre-paid debit card used for in-store or online purchases) and load the card with several hundred to several thousand dollars.  The “deputy” told residents to call back once they obtain the pre-paid debit card, scratch off the gray box to reveal the access codes then read the code to the “deputy” over the telephone.

As time went on over the past four weeks, we noticed that the amount “required” by the “deputy” increased from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars.  As the caller tested the local response, he became more confident in this scam.

We have also received similar reports with the caller identifying himself as an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The “FBI agent” states that victims need to send him pre-paid debit card information via telephone or else victims will be placed under arrest.

Related to these crime, but with a much wider scope, are people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service employees.  These “employees” claim that victims owed massive sums of money in back taxes and required immediate funds – again, through use of pre-paid debit cards – to remedy the situation or face immediate arrest.  In one instance, the “IRS employee” required the victim to purchase an $8000 Reloadit pre-paid debit card and provide the card’s access information via telephone.

These are all illegal confidence schemes.  The callers are confidence men, better known as con artists.

If you receive any such solicitations via telephone, please do your best to note the phone number used, time of day, the name the caller identifies him/herself as, and anything distinguishable about his or her voice.

Be advised that neither the Sheriff’s Department nor federal government solicit funds related to criminal justice matters via telephone calls and any outreach regarding such matters would be made in person or through post office correspondence.

If you feel that you were the victim of such scams, please contact the police immediately.  While being duped out of money by fear of arrest can be embarrassing to admit, this is happening to your families, friends and neighbors.  Do not be a silent victim.

Our Fraud unit is aware of – and investigating – this ongoing scam.  The Fraud unit can be reached at 415-553-1521 Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.

Please contact the police at 415-553-0123 if you have received a phone call from such a con artist.  You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission for IRS-related scams at http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.


The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

                                                  Ingleside District Nert Training
Lick Wilmerding HS
755 Ocean Ave

March 18, 6:30-10:00p: Class 1
March 25, 6:30-10:00p: Class 2
April 1, 6:30-9:30p: Class 3
April 8, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
school closed April 15
April 22, 6:30p-9:30p: Class 5
April 29, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6




Are you someone who is interested in disaster preparedness and wants to help out your community while working hand in hand with law enforcement? Then the ALERT program is for you!    
                                
                                            What is the A.L.E.R.T. Program?

The San Francisco Police Department has developed a volunteer citizen disaster preparedness program. The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is modeled after and works in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). The ALERT program will train members of the public to assist law enforcement in essential tasks after a major disaster. Such tasks may include: traffic control, foot patrol of business and residential areas, and reporting criminal activity. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and live, work, or attend high school in San Francisco.

Three steps to becoming an
A.L.E.R.T. volunteer:
1. Complete NERT training and receive certification. To register for NERT training courses please visit www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

The next training class has been scheduled for May 3rd, 2014, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.


Weather Related Crime Alert:  Many residents are leaving their windows and doors open in an effort to keep cooler as the temperature increases during these nice sunny days. Be extra careful, especially when you leave your home, paying attention to secure the windows and doors when you leave. Burglars are always looking for the easiest way inside your home. Don’t give them the opportunity for the easy access. Make sure to secure these entry points and leave them locked when you are not around.

Crime Alert: As of the start of April ‘2014 there has been an increase in auto boostings in the Noe Valley, Glen Park and Bernal Heights Area. Ingleside officers have stepped up patrol in these areas but, we ask you that you do your part to prevent from being a victim. Take extra precautions to avoid a criminal from window-shopping inside your car. Never give them a reason to break into your car and steal your belongings. Try to park in a well lit area and always lock your doors and secure your windows. Never leave possessions in plain view and never leave important documents inside your car that contain personal information. Remember, if a criminal is unsuccessful and is not benefitting from his criminal activity, the thief will move on, thus making your neighborhood less of a target.


Arrests:

5:35am       Mission/France                            Vandalism
Ingleside Officers Bernal and Ferronato, along with several other Ingleside units, responded to a report of three suspects spray painting private property. When they arrived Bernal and Ferronato saw two young men spray painting a wall and a young woman acting as a lookout. When they spotted the officers, the three started running away south on Mission Streets with the officers in foot pursuit. The two young men were captured hiding in a parking lot and the young woman at a nearby bus stop. One of the men had a backpack containing several cans of spray paint. A search of the suspect’s cell phone showed numerous photos of graffiti and detailed videos of the two male suspect’s journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco. One of the suspects had been arrested multiple times for vandalism, aggravated assault, and cultivating marijuana. The two men were booked for the vandalism as well as other charges. The young woman was cited and released. Report number: 140300172


Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.


Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:30am           Mission/Santa Rosa                  Assault
  2:00am           300 Blk Elsie                            Attempted Theft from Vehicle
  2:00am           4700 Blk Mission                     Vandalism to Property
  8:28am           Alemany/Geneva                      Traffic Collision
  8:30am           Rutland/Teddy                          Stolen Vehicle
  9:55am           1100 Blk Geneva                     Battery
12:00pm           200 Blk Munich                        Stolen Vehicle
12:21pm           1900 Blk Sunnydale                 Recovered Vehicle
  4:47pm           200 Blk Arlington                     Recovered Vehicle
  6:26pm           200 Blk Dalewood                   Recovered Vehicle
  6:46pm           Cross/Allison                            Traffic Collision
  7:00pm           100 Blk 27th                             Burglary
  7:30pm           Geneva/Moscow                      Stolen Vehicle
  8:30pm           Portola/Fowler                         Stolen Motorcycle


Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.