Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 17, 2013

Incident Date:

Monday, June 17th, 2013

JUST A REMINDER:  Schools are out for summer session.  Please pay extra attention when driving around parks and playgrounds as children will be out all hours of the day.

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: 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, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or     

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.


3:29am       Unit Blk Natick             Narcotics
Officer Ferronato was dispatched to the call of a suspect looking into vehicles.  He arrived on scene, along with several other Ingleside officers, and detained a male matching the suspect description.  Dispatch advised that the reportee/caller was still on landline with them and that the police had the correct man detained. 

Officer Ferronato met with the reportee who told him that she was looking outside of her window when she saw the suspect looking into car windows with a flashlight.  The suspect then entered and sat inside of her neighbor’s vehicle. She signed a citizen’s arrest to have the suspect arrested, once it was confirmed that he had no permission to be inside of the vehicle.

The officer made contact with the owner of the vehicle, who confirmed he did not know the suspect, and did not give him permission to be inside of his vehicle.  The inside of the vehicle had been ransacked and officers took pictures of the damage, which they booked into evidence.

A probable cause search of the suspect located a checkbook and an out of state license, which did not belong to him.  Officer Ferronato contacted the owner of the checks, who confirmed that he had been the victim of a crime, and that his checks had been stolen.  He said that he did not know the suspect and gave no permission for anyone to be in possession of his checkbook.  The officers also found the suspect was in possession of glass pipes, known to be used to ingest methamphetamine.  The suspect was transported to Ingleside station and booked for possession of stolen property and the narcotics paraphernalia.  Report Number 130494105

4:40pm       3300 Blk Mission          Theft w/Prior
Officers Morse and Gomez responded to a theft call.  They met with the reportee who told them that he observed a male enter the store, grab several bottles of wine and conceal them in his jacket.  The suspect then exited the store, without attempting to pay for any of the items.  The reportee detained the suspect and escorted him back inside of the store.  He signed a citizen’s arrest to have the officers take him into custody.

A record check revealed the suspect to have numerous outstanding warrants and various prior arrests for petty theft.  He was transported to Ingleside station where the warrants were confirmed and he was booked.  Report Number 130497977

Serious Incidents:
2:55am       4500 Blk Mission          Hot Prowl
Officers Hermosura and Covarrubias were sent to assist the victims of a hot prowl.  They met with the victims who told them that they were inside of their apartment when they heard a noise coming from inside of the unit.  One of the victims walked toward the front of the unit, and found an unknown male standing inside near the front door.  He noticed that the front window had been forced open.  The victim screamed for the suspect to get out of his home and the suspect fled out of the open window.  The victim provided a description of the suspect and said he could identify him if he saw him again.  Several Ingleside units canvassed the area for him to no avail. 

Officer Hermosura noticed no damage to the victims’ window area, but found the adjoining apartment’s window was completely off of the frame and lying on the couch inside.  He entered the apartment and advised the tenants of the situation.  The tenants were grateful, said that nothing inside seemed to be disturbed, and that the window was intact prior to them going to bed.  Both tenants were unsure if anything was missing from their homes.  CSI was contacted and advised they would be responding to process the units.  Report Number 130496270

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

0:55am         300 Blk Brazil                      Battery
1:00am         600 Blk Madrid                    Stolen License Plate
1:35am         4600 Blk Mission                 Vandalism
2:00am         200 Blk 30th                          Auto Boost
10:04am       1900 Blk Sunnydale              Recovered Vehicle
12:23pm       Unit Blk Stoneybrook           Recovered Vehicle
12:27pm       Unit Blk Ney                         Recovered Vehicle
1:00pm         Unit Blk Gold Mine              Burglary
2:30pm         2900 Blk Diamond                Stolen Truck
3:02pm         400 Blk Campbell                 Recovered Vehicle
3:30pm         1400 Blk Somerset                Recovered Vehicle
3:50pm         400 Blk Nevada                     Recovered Vehicle
6:00pm         Unit Blk Trumbull                 Stolen Vehicle
6:30pm         400 Blk Beacon                     Stolen Vehicle
7:30pm          900 Blk Teresita                   Stolen Vehicle
8:30pm         100 Blk Blythdale                 Vandalism
8:41pm         4700 Blk Mission                  Warrant   
10:20pm       San Jose/Capistrano               Recovered Vehicle
11:25pm       1200 Blk Sunnydale              Vandalism

Burglaries with suspect description:
No Incidents to Report.