Tuesday, June 4, 2013

May 30, 2013

Incident Date:

                                   Thursday,  May 30th, 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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

11:30pm     Farragut/Mission          Robbery
Ingleside Officers Gross and Burke were patrolling the Mission Street area when they were dispatched to a robbery and assault near the intersection of Mission and Farragut Streets. When they arrived, they found a male victim suffering from injuries to his head and abdomen. While waiting for medical assistance, the man told the officers that he had just left a local laundry when three men, wearing black pants and sweatshirts, approached him and asked for his cell phone. When he told them he didn’t have a cell phone, one of the men punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. While on the ground, the other two suspects began kicking the victim.  They rifled through his pockets and removed his cell phone and $40 in cash. After the theft and assault, the victim said the suspects ran down Alemany.  The victim said he would not be able to recognize the suspects if he saw them again.  Officers searched the area unsuccessfully for the suspects.  Report number: 130447239

11:40pm     Balboa BART               Theft
Officer Kilgariff and Hauscarriague responded to the Balboa Park BART station to investigate a theft. The victim told the officers that she was sitting on a bench outside the station waiting for a Muni bus, when a man ran up and snatched an IPhone from her hand and ran away. She chased the suspect a short distance down the pedestrian path, adjacent to the station, before giving up. She described the suspect as a man, about 5’ 10” tall, wearing a black beanie cap and baggy dark clothing. The victim also told officers the device was equipped with the “Find My IPhone” app. which was active.  The officers traced the phone and located it in the vicinity of 7th and Market. Undercover police units in the area of 7th and Market were notified to be on the lookout for the phone and the suspect. However, despite a concentrated effort, they were unable to find either the device or the thief.  Report number: 130447308.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

9:00am            300 Blk 30th                 Fraud
10:15am          Velasco/Castillo          Vandalism
4:56pm            Unit Blk Red Rock     Battery
5:25pm            San Jose/Geneva         H&R
6:00pm            1900 Blk San Jose       Graffiti
6:00pm            Unit Blk Seminole      Auto Boost
7:30pm            200 Blk Flood             Vandalism
7:40pm            1600 Blk Sunnydale   Vandalism
8:00pm            Unit Blk Addison        Recovered Vehicle
11:00pm          300 Blk Duncan          Auto Boost

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.