Thursday, July 18, 2013

July. 11, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, July 11th, 2013

BE AWARE:  Last week, in the Park Police District, “laced meatballs” were located which a dog had ingested.  Also, in the Ingleside District, another concerned citizen reported that “tainted” food had been left on the street for dogs to ingest.  Please be cautious and report any suspicious food left out to the police.  Don’t allow your pets to ingest such items.

ALERT:  There has been an increase in auto boosts in the area of O’Shaughnessy and Bosworth.  The break ins are occurring around the hours of 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Please report any suspicious activity to the police.  Do not leave valuables in your cars. 

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. 





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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.


10:50pm               5100 Blk Mission                         Fraud
Ingleside Officers Lozano, McCall, and other Ingleside units responded to a business after the owner reported that three customers paid for a meal with a debit card that didn’t belong to them. When the officers arrived, the business owner told the officers that the three suspects had just left and walked across the street to a motel. The officers went to the motel and interviewed a woman and two men, one of whom had in his possession the debit card that was used at the restaurant. Concurrently, the owner of the stolen debit card had arrived at Ingleside Station to report the theft. He said the card was stolen, along with other items including his driver’s license, at the Mission Recreation Center while he was playing table tennis. He had tracked the card using his IPhone to the restaurant and remembered the three suspects at the recreation center hanging around the area where he had placed his wallet. A search of the hotel room turned up the other stolen items and video from the restaurant confirmed the suspects’ use of the debit card. All three suspects were booked fraud, theft, and possession of stolen property. Case number: 130571612

Serious Incidents:

10:30pm               Geneva/Howth                             Robbery
A report of a robbery sent Ingleside Sgt. Sawyer and officer Morrow to Balboa Park BART station to interview the victim. When they arrived, the victim told the officers that he was walking toward BART from City College when he noticed three men walking toward him on the sidewalk. The victim tried to avoid making contact with the three men by walking to the far left side of the sidewalk. However, when he passed the trio, one of the suspects punched the victim in the side of his face and then kicked him. That same suspect then placed his fist on the victim’s head, simulating a weapon, and told him to “get on the ground and empty your pockets”. The victim complied and the suspects ran off with his keys, wallet, and backpack. Report number: 130571593

11:46pm               London/Persia                            Robbery
Ingleside officers Lockett, Hom, and Gomez were sent to investigate a report of a shooting. Dispatch told the officers that the victim was standing in the 100 block of Persia and had been shot in the hand. When the officers arrived, the victim told the officers he was walking home from a store with a friend when they were approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a revolver. One of the suspects fired the gun as he approached the two victims wounding him in the hand.  The victims then turned around and started running away, screaming for the police. However, they only escaped a short distance before the suspects caught up and grabbed a shoulder bag from one of the victims, before escaping in a waiting vehicle. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Report number: 130571725

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

10:48am           Avalon/Athens                          Recovered Vehicle
11:45am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
12:23pm           100 Blk Sickles                        Malicious Mischief Vandalism
  1:30pm           Visitacion/Delta                        Discharging of a Firearm
  1:30pm           900 Blk Geneva                       Hit and Run
  7:30pm           100 Blk Britton                        Warrant Arrest
  9:00pm           100 Blk Hahn                           Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.