Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 23, 2013

Incident Date:

Sunday, June 23rd, 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.


5:51am       Staples/Hazelwood        Stolen Auto
Ingleside Officers Pereira and Cross were attending the morning lineup when they heard Officer Hermosa radio for assistance to help with an auto burglary in progress. Officers Pereira, Cross and several other Ingleside units responded and located Officer Hermosa who had a suspect handcuffed and sitting on the sidewalk.  The suspect was sitting next to a white Toyota that had collided with a parked BMW. Officer Hermosa said another suspect was at large, having escaped by jumping over nearby fences into neighboring backyards. Officers Pereira and Cross scaled several fences in an unsuccessful search for the second suspect. The officers returned to the scene of the accident, and transported the suspect back to Ingleside Station. A computer check revealed the owner of the Toyota who the officers successfully located.  He confirmed that his car had been stolen. The suspect was booked at Ingleside Station for auto theft, parole violation, and other charges at the instruction of Sgt. Gasanyan. The stolen car was returned to its owner. Report number: 130514941

6:14pm       3400 Blk  Mission         Possession of Stolen Property
Ingleside Officers Yuen and Archilla were on patrol when they spotted a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. A computer check revealed the license plates on the car were stolen. Just then, a young male boarded the vehicle and started driving away. The officer affected a traffic stop and spoke with the driver. The driver asked the officers why he was stopped. When he was told the license plates on his car were stolen he said, “My friend gave them to me and I put them on the car so I could drive”. A computer check revealed the car he was driving belonged to him, but had not been registered for over two years. The driver was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for possession of stolen property. The vehicle was towed at the instruction of Sgt. Riskin.  Report number: 130512644

Serious Incidents:

1:50am       100 Blk Onondaga       Robbery
Officer Lustenberger was on patrol when he was flagged down by a man standing in the intersection of Ocean and Cayuga. The victim told the officer he was approached by a shotgun wielding suspect while walking on the 100 block of Onondaga. The man had exited a dark sedan and demanded the victim’s wallet and IPhone saying, “You think I’m kidding”?  The victim, fearing for his life, handed over his property. The suspect then told the victim to walk away.  The victim later flagged down Officer Lustenberger. A search of the area by Ingleside officers failed to turn up the suspect or the dark sedan.  The suspect believed he could identify him if he saw him again.  He was not injured and refused medical assistance. Report number: 1305154628
6:09am       Munich/Brazil              Robbery
Ingleside Officers Hornstein and Chicas were dispatched to the corner of Persia and Dublin to check on the well being of a citizen. When they arrived, they were met by a neighbor who told them she was approached by a man who was stumbling and bleeding and asked her to call the police. She said the victim went into a home on the 100 block of Dublin. The officers responded to the home the witness pointed out and found the victim sitting inside with a large laceration to the back of his head. The officers called for medical help and then asked the victim what happened. He told the officers that he was walking down the street drinking a bottle of beer when an unknown suspect approached him, violently ripped the beer bottle from his hand, and smashed it on his head. The suspect then reached into the victim’s pocket and took his IPhone.  The suspect then boarded a waiting vehicle and fled the area. The victim provided a description of the suspect and the vehicle and said he could identify the suspect.  Officer Chicas took pictures of the victim’s injuries for evidence.  The officers searched the area for the suspect and the vehicle to no avail.  Report number: 130516442

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

1:30am            200 Blk Santa Rosa    Recovered Vehicle
2:36am            Geneva/Cayuga          Traffic Collision
5:50am            Colon/Greenwood      Traffic Collision
11:00am          300 Blk Richland        Stolen Vehicle
11:55am          3300 Blk Folsom        Stolen/Recovered License Plate
7:25pm            500 Blk Vienna           Battery
9:00pm            3200 Blk Mission        Vandalism

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.