Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 3, 2013

Incident Date: 

                                    Monday,  June 3rd, 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: 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.


2:21pm       200 Blk Canyon            Narcotics
Officers Hurwitz, Leong and Ng responded to an address in search of a wanted subject.  They made contact with the subject who was on active probation with a search condition.  The subject was taken into custody.  A probation search located several clear plastic baggies containing a white crystal substance and a glass smoking pipe.  The suspect was transported to Ingleside station pending further investigation.  The narcotics tested positive for methamphetamine and the suspect was booked upon confirmation of the warrant.  The narcotics were hand delivered to the Narcotics Drop Box at the Hall of Justice.  Report Number 130457391

3:17pm       300 Blk Seneca              Warrant/Narcotics
Officers Hurwitz, Leong and Ng were on patrol when they detained an individual who was loitering.  A record check revealed the individual to have an outstanding warrant.  He was taken into custody and transported to Ingleside station.  An arrest search located a glass smoking pipe, syringes and a brown liquid, believed to be heroin.  The officers also located several burglary tools inside of the suspect’s backpack.  The warrant was confirmed, the brown liquid tested positive for heroin, and the suspect was booked.  The officers took pictures of the evidence and burglary tools which they booked as evidence.  The narcotics were hand delivered to the Narcotics Drop Box at the Hall of Justice.  Report Number 130457545

3:26pm       Pope/Baltimore              DUI
Officer Esson assisted Officer Walsh at the scene of a traffic collision.  After speaking with the drivers of both vehicles, it was determined that one of them was driving under the influence of alcohol.  The suspect driver was administered various field sobriety tests, which she failed.  The officers observed her to have bloodshot eyes, an unsteady gait and she smelled of alcohol.  She was taken into custody and transported to Mission Street where a phlebotomist responded to draw blood samples.  The suspect was booked at the County Jail and the blood samples were deposited in the blood safe at Southern Police Station.  Report Number 130457523

Serious Incidents:

0:01am       1000 Blk Chenery         Hot Prowl
Officer Trujillo was dispatched to assist the victim of a burglary.  The victim told them that while they were sleeping an unknown suspect entered their garage and stole a motorcycle.  There was no sign of forced entry and the victim did not believe that anything else had been taken.  CSI was contacted and advised they would not be responding due to the lack of physical evidence.  Report Number 130456616

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

0:01am            1000 Blk Chenery       Stolen Motorcycle
0:01am            Unit Blk Cayuga         Stolen Vehicle  
1:21am            4500 Blk Mission        Warrant
2:15am            Chenery/Mizpah          Vehicle Tampering
2:57am            100 Blk Arbor             Vehicle Tampering
3:45pm            Onondaga/Mission      Traffic Collision                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
5:45pm            Geneva/Naples            Warrant
7:45am            Unit Blk Juanita          Unit Blk Juanita
12:38pm          200 Blk Oneida           Recovered Vehicle
1:32pm            Naples/Geneva            Warrant
1:40pm            Unit Blk Powhattan     Recovered Vehicle
3:18pm            4600 Blk Mission        Warrant
3:40pm            400 Blk Murray           Theft
3:46pm            Mission/Park               Traffic Collision
6:00pm            300 Blk Coleridge       Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:
4:45am       Unit Blk Santos   Burglary:  Suspect # 1:  Black female, 5’4, 140 pounds, black hair with short braids; wearing all black clothing, pushing a shopping cart.  Items taken:  television, cash