Thursday, July 18, 2013

July. 14, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, July 14th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on August 20, 2013.  Thank you.

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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

12:27am     Unit Blk Concord                    Robbery
Officers Dilag and Cvetovac were sent to investigate a robbery that had just occurred involving a gun. Once they arrived, they met with the victim who said he was walking home when he was confronted by a suspect holding a gun. The suspect pointed a small Black handgun at the victim and said, “If you don’t want to die tonight, give me your backpack now”.  The victim said he was in fear of getting shot, so he immediately handed over the backpack. The suspect grabbed the backpack and suddenly, without warning, pulled the trigger twice, but nothing happened. The victim then waited for the suspect to get away before he went home and immediately called the police. Several units scoured the area and were met with negative results. The suspect got away with the backpack, which only had dog treats inside. Report Number: 130577604

12:55am     Mission/Silver                         Robbery
Officers Padilla, Imhoff and Esson were on a routine traffic stop along the 4400 block of Mission Street when they were flagged down by a passing motorist, who said two victims had just been robbed at the corner of Mission and Silver Avenue. The officers quickly jumped into their patrol car and made their way to the intersection where they were met by the two victims. The two victims said they were at the bus stop waiting for the bus when they were approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect brandished a gun and said, “This is a semi-automatic! Put it down”. One victim quickly took out his cell phone and wallet and set them down on the sidewalk along with his duffel bag containing clothing and shoes. The suspect grabbed the items and before leaving yanked the cell phone from the second victim’s hands. The suspect then ran across the street and into the KFC parking lot. One victim chased after the suspect who jumped into a waiting car that was driven by an accomplice. The victim was able to get a good description of the get-away vehicle and provided it to the officers. Officer Padilla spoke to the KFC manager and obtained video footage of the suspect vehicle. Report Number: 130577648

2:40am       Cortland/Prentiss                   Theft
Officers Peregrina and Ma responded to a MUNI call regarding a theft which occurred on the bus. When they arrived, they spoke to the victim who said he was sitting next to the rear door of the bus when a suspect snatched his cell phone from his hand and proceeded to flee out the rear door. A second suspect also exited the bus and both were last seen headed up Prentiss from Cortland Avenue. Multiple units searched the area and were unable to locate the suspects. Officers requested the video surveillance from the bus to help aide in the investigation.  Report Number: 130577892

3:15am       Schwerin/Visitacion                Robbery
Officer Morgante responded to Kaiser Hospital to meet with two victims who had been robbed hours earlier at the intersection of Schwerin and Visitaction Avenue. Officer Morgante learned that one of the victims had sustained a possible broken finger as a result of the robbery. Both victims said they left the area of 9th and Folsom Street and were headed home on MUNI. Both victims changed buses at Mission and Geneva and noticed two suspects get on the bus several stops later. As they neared their residence, both victims proceeded to exit the bus at Schwerin and Visitacion Avenue. They noticed that both suspects also exited the bus as well. Seconds later, the suspects, who now had their faces covered, approached the victims and pressed an object against their back and said, “Don’t make me shoot you, just give us the Iphones.” Fearing for their safety, one of the victims reached into her pocket to retrieve her phone. One of the suspects reached over and forcefully took the phone from her hand. The suspects then attempted to search the second victim who became uncooperative and argumentative and refused to give up her cell phone. One victim tried to hold onto one of the suspects as they ran away but could not hold on and possibly broke her finger in the process. The victims went home and then went to the hospital to get treated. Report Number: 130578094

3:35am       700 Blk Vienna                       Theft
Officers Dilag and Cvetovac were sent to the 700 block of Vienna on a call of a theft. They met with the victim who said she had just come home when she noticed a Black SUV doubled parked near her home. The SUV had all its doors open and playing loud music.  As she walked towards her residence, she happened to glance at the suspicious vehicle when the male driver got out of the SUV and immediately ran towards her yelling and screaming. The victim became scared and in her haste to enter her residence, forgot her keys in the front gate. The suspect took the keys and tried to entice the victim to come out from behind the gate. The suspect then got back in the SUV and drove away taking with him the victim’s keys. Units searched the area to no avail. The victim was not hurt. Report Number: 130577927

11:30am     100 Blk Bertita                       Theft
Ingleside Officers Morse and Pan responded to the 100 block of Bertita on a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that he was working on his vehicle, which was parked at the dead end of Bertita Street. As he was crouched down on the ground working on a tire, he noticed a Hispanic male walk past him. The unknown suspect suddenly stopped, turned back around and walked back towards the victim and in one swift motion yanked the victim’s gold chain from his neck. The suspect took off running with the victim chasing from behind. After a brief foot pursuit, the victim decided to stop chasing the suspect because he did not know if the suspect had a weapon. Several witnesses told the victim that the suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle. The victim was not injured and told the officers that he possibly could identify the suspect if he saw him again. Report Number: 130579440

6:15pm       100 Blk Lippard                     Robbery
Officer Pan and Morse were dispatched to a robbery that occurred on the 100 block of Lippard Street. After the incident the victim made her way home where she called the police. The victim advised the officers that she was walking from the Glen Park BART Station to her car that she had left parked on Lippard Street.  The victim told the officers that she noticed two young males walking behind her but did not pay attention to them because she was almost to her car. Suddenly the two suspects came up behind her and pressed an unknown object against her back. The victim said she was frightened and believed the object was some sort of weapon and froze. The one suspect then proceeded to remove her purse from her shoulder. Both suspects then ran down the street and jumped into the passenger side of a parked Silver sedan. The vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured and said she might be able to identify one of the two suspects. The thieves made off with the victims purse, cell phone, credit cards and $30.00 dollars in cash. Report Number: 130579616

11:10pm     400 Blk Geneva                      Theft
Ingleside Officers Carrasco and Dominguez responded to a theft that occurred on the 400 block of Geneva Avenue. The victim said he was at the MUNI bus stop waiting for the bus. Next to him were two young subjects, a male and female, who were play fighting. At one point the female pushed the male into the victim causing her to drop her phone, which was in her hand. The female suspect noticed the phone and immediately picked it up. Both suspects then ran off together headed Eastbound on Geneva Avenue. Both officers searched the area to no avail. Report Number: 130580174

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

10:55am           500 Blk Cordova                      Recovered Vehicle
11:00am           200 Blk Red Rock                    Hit and Run
11:25am           200 Blk Santos                         Hit and Run
  1:00pm           300 Blk Addison                      Theft from Vehicle
  4:00pm           Eugenia/Bonview                      Stolen License Plates
  6:20pm           San Jose/Randall                      Traffic Collision
  7:30pm           Unit Blk Gorham                      Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           100 Blk Richland                      Stolen Vehicle
  9:15pm           100 Blk Avalon                        Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm           300 Blk Madrid                        Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.