Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 1, 2013

Incident Date:

                                    Saturday,  June 1st, 2013

Recently, a flyer was distributed to the community regarding scams targeting the monolingual Chinese.  These scams involve telling the victim that an evil spirit is following them.  They will ask the victim to bring valuables to pray over as an offering to the spirit. They will return to the victim what is believed to be their valuables. They will ask the victim not to look at their valuables for a day.  When the victim later checks their valuables, they find that the valuables were not returned by the suspects.

            We urge all person(s) confronted with this scam to call 911 as this is a crime in progress.  By contacting 911, you greatly increase the chance of catching the suspect(s) so that the police can make an arrest.  If someone approaches you with this scam, decline their help, call 911 immediately and report it to the police.  Be a good witness.  Obtain a description of the suspect(s) and/or vehicles they are driving. 







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.  NERT will be holding several training sessions during the months of June and July.  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.  Citizens may take the NERT training outside of their neighborhoods, as it fits into their schedules.  Register on Eventbrite:  http://bit.ly/y4R3nd or call (415) 970-2024.   

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. 

The ALERT Program is the San Francisco Police Departments civilian disaster preparedness organization. Modeled after the Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), we are recruiting, training, uniforming, and credentialing civilians to assist law enforcement's response to a disaster. For Further information click on the URL below


CRIME ALERT: Increase in recent trend of robberies and thefts in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area,

Click on Don’t be a target link below:       

                                                           Safety Tips:

*Try not to have your Iphone or other property visible for others to see.

*If someone asks to use your phone, advise them you do not have one.

*Do not store or carry your phones in your back pocket, people will know you have one.

*Have (415)553-8090 programmed in your cell phone to contact SF 911 directly.

*If you see any suspicious activity involving you or others, or see someone needing help 

              Call the police.


12:05pm     400 Blk Day                   Burglary
Officer Padilla was sent to the 400 Block of Day to investigate the physical attack on a citizen. While en route, dispatch advised that there was a report of a burglary next door to the reportee’s address and that the calls were related. When he arrived on scene, the victim said he was at a construction site next door to his home when he noticed the suspect exiting his garage with his bike. When he asked the suspect what he was doing with his bike, the suspect told him, “the guy inside told me I could have it.”  The suspect immediately let go of the bike and the victim thought he was going to run away. That’s when the homeowner grabbed the victim by his backpack strap in an attempt to prevent him from leaving before the police arrived. A struggle ensued with the homeowner falling to the ground and scraping his elbows and knees before the suspect escaped. Officer Padilla broadcast a description of the suspect.  Officers Rueca and Clifford detained a suspect matching the description on the 1500 block of Dolores. The burglary victim was brought to the Dolores street address and the victim positively identified the suspect as the man who took the bike from his home. The suspect was booked at the Hall of Justice for burglary and assault.  Report number: 130451343

1:24 pm      Highland/Arlington      Stolen Property
Officer Hurwitz was stopped in a parking space on Mission when she noticed a vehicle driving by at a high rate of speed. Officer Hurwitz followed the vehicle and the car came to a stop at Highland and Arlington. A radio check revealed the plates on the vehicle were stolen. When the car stopped, the driver exited the vehicle and began walking away.  Officer Hurwitz, while calling for backup, ordered the male suspect to stand still.  Other Ingleside officers arrived on scene and placed the suspect in handcuffs.  They questioned him about the vehicle and he told them the car belonged to him but was not registered.  He admitted that the license plates on the vehicle  belonged to another car he owned.  He was arrested on a variety of charges and booked at Ingleside station.  Report number:130451519

 4:35pm       Rolph/Mission               Narcotics
Officer Burke was patrolling near Mission and Geneva when he noticed a group of eight men arguing with each other. Officer Burke recognized almost all members of the group from previous arrests. He radioed for backup, and pulled up next to the group at the intersection of Rolph and Mission. Once help arrived, Officer Burke began questioning several of the men who were on probation and parole. A record check revealed one of the suspects was on active felony probation with a search condition.  A probation search of his person located cocaine, hashish and marijuana. This suspect also had a steak knife hidden in one of boots. A third suspect had a quantity of marijuana in his possession and was unable to produce a valid medical marijuana card. Two other men were in possession of small quantities of marijuana. All suspects were transported to Ingleside Station for processing where they were cited and booked.  The narcotics were hand delivered to the Narcotics Drop Box at the Hall of Justice.  Report number:130452062.

11:30pm     400 Blk Geneva            Aggravated Assault
Ingleside Officers McCall and Gordon, along with additional police units, responded to a report of  a man screaming and yelling for help. When they arrived at the 400 block of Geneva, they found three men who had been attacked with a paintball gun. The victims told the officers they were walking eastbound on Geneva when several men drove by at a slow rate of speed. Before they could react, a man pointed a paintball gun through the passenger window and fired over a dozen shots at the victims. Two were hit in their torso and legs and one victim suffered a serious injury to his right eye. While medical units arrived, the officers broadcasted  a description of the suspects and suspect vehicle. A short time later, Bayview officers Aschwanden, Hillard, and Cunningham detained the occupants of a vehicle, matching the victim’s description, at a gas station on San Bruno Avenue. One of the victims was brought to the scene where he positively identified one of the suspects as the man shooting the paintball gun. A search of the vehicle turned up unused paintballs, a paintball gun, and an iPad with video and audio of the assaults. The three suspects were transported and booked at the Hall of Justice. Report number:130453010

Serious Incidents:

3:15pm       Unit Blk Virginia        Assault
Ingleside officers Pan and Bernard were dispatched to an apartment on Virginia after a woman reported her boyfriend was assaulted nearby. When they arrived at the address, the officers found a man in the apartment bleeding from a wound to his head. He told the officers that he was drinking beer at the corner of Coleridge and Virginia when a man he didn’t know struck him in the back of the head with an unknown object. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for his injuries. He said he would be unable to identify the suspect if he saw him again.  Report number:130451810

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

2:15am            Mission/Rolph             Traffic Collision
7:45am            Unit Blk 30th               Warrant
8:30am            100 Blk Blythdale       Burglary
9:37am            Alemany/Niagara        Traffic Collision
12:00pm          Unit Blk Ocean           Stolen Vehicle
1:24pm            Unit Blk Highland      Recovered License Plate
2:00pm            700 Blk Cayuga          Dog Bite
4:18pm            Unit Blk Putnam         Recovered Vehicle
6:00pm            100 Blk Wool              Trespassing
7:50pm            4400 Blk Mission        Theft from Building

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.