Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 21, 2013

Incident Date:

Friday, June 21st, 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:  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.

No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

8:22pm       3200 Blk Mission          Robbery
Sgt. Martin and Officer Kilgariff were dispatched to the scene of a robbery. When they arrived, the two victims told the officers that a man ran up to them while they were standing outside a restaurant, ripped away their chains from their neck and fled the area. One of the victims chased the suspect to a nearby fast food restaurant parking lot, where a fight broke out between the victim, the suspect, and two other accomplices. The three suspects, two men and a woman, escaped by running north on Valencia. The woman suspect dropped her purse while trying to  escape. In the purse, the officers discovered a driver’s license and a cell phone with a picture of the woman suspect. It was retained as evidence. The officers also discovered the restaurant where the robbery took place had surveillance video showing the crime. The evidence was turned over to the Station Investigative Team for further action. Both victims said they could identify the suspects if they saw them again.  Officers canvassed the area for the suspects to no avail.  They took pictures of the victims’ injuries which were later booked as evidence.  Report number: 130511141

10:15pm     200 Blk London           Robbery
Ingleside Officers Dominguez and Carrasco were sent to a robbery.  Two victims reported that they were held up at gunpoint by four men. When they arrived on scene, the victims told the officers they were working on a car in their driveway when they noticed four men walking down the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street. All four men were dressed in dark clothing and had hooded sweatshirts. The victims turned their attention back to the car and continued working.  A short time later, the four suspects appeared next to them demanding the victims’ necklaces and money. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victims. The suspects yanked the chains from the victim’s necks and also removed a small amount of cash from one victim’s pocket. The suspects then fled in different directions. The victims were not injured and said they could possibly identify the suspects.  Officers searched the area for the suspects with negative results. Report number: 130511674

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

6:30am            200 Blk Paris                           Auto Boost
9:36am            1100 Blk Treat                        Recovered Vehicle
10:25am          900 Blk O’Shaughnessy         Auto Boost
1:58pm            Unit Blk Camelia                    Recovered Vehicle
3:00pm            100 Blk Moreland                  Personation
3:24pm            Unit Blk Rolph                       Recovered Vehicle
4:48pm            1700 Blk Sunnydale               Warrant
5:00pm            2000 Blk Alemany                 Stolen Vehicle
5:50pm            4300 Blk Mission                   Shoplifting
7:50pm            1600 Blk Sunnydale               Vandalism
10:57pm          Geneva/Moscow                    Traffic Collision

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.