Friday, July 19, 2013

July. 15, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, July 15th, 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. 





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. 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.  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

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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:

10:10am     Unit Blk Lippard                    Suspicious device
San Francisco Sheriffs Deputies Padilla and Raleta were driving through the Glen Park area when they were approached by a concerned citizen who advised them that there was a suspicious package on Lippard Street. The deputies went to the location and found the item. They took a closer look and saw that the device consisted of five road flares taped together with duct tape with nails sticking out of the flares and another unidentified Black plastic object under the flares. Taking no chances, the deputies notified dispatch and requested officers to the scene. Several Ingleside units arrive and set up a perimeter around the scene and advised the residents in the area to shelter in place. The San Francisco Police Department’s EOD unit came out and with their special equipment; Officers Hara and Smith rendered the device safe. The end result was no one was injured and no property was damaged. The case is still under investigation. Report Number: 130581122

4:47pm       600 Blk Portola                      Robbery
Ingleside Officers Paras and Chicas were dispatched to the First National Bank branch on a report of a bank robbery. Several officers also arrived on scene and immediately checked the bank and rendered the scene safe and confirmed the suspects had left the area. Officer Chicas spoke with two of the frightened bank tellers and obtained a description for the responding units, who searched the area to no avail. The bank tellers told Officer Chicas that they were at their respective teller windows counting the money in their cash drawers and getting ready to close. Suddenly, two unknown suspects rushed into the bank through the front doors. One of the suspects immediately jumped behind the counter while the second suspect remained on the customer side. The suspects then demanded money from the tellers. The suspect behind the counter proceeded to open all the cash drawers and began taking the money. After taking what he could grab, the suspect jumped back over the counter and both suspects fled bank in an unknown direction. The tellers told the officers the whole incident happened so fast and took less than a minute. The FBI was called out to help in the investigation, which is still on-going. Report Number: 130582459

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  2:00am           600 Blk Foerster                      Theft from Vehicle
  2:49am           600 Blk Mangels                      Theft from Vehicle
  7:26am           300 Blk Madrid                        Recovered Vehicle
  8:25am           Sparta/Ward                            Hit and Run
10:00am           1200 Blk Bosworth                  Theft from Vehicle
10:16am           Unit Blk Madrid                       Recovered Vehicle
10:30am           Unit Blk Ina Court                    Recovered Vehicle
11:27am           Norton/Mission                        Traffic Collision
12:00pm           Seneca/Alemany                       Theft from Vehicle
  1:23pm           2500 Blk Bayshore                   Recovered Vehicle
  1:40pm           Mission/30th                             Battery
  5:30pm           3100 Blk Folsom                      Stolen Vehicle
  6:30pm           400 Blk Paris                           Stolen Vehicle
  6:30pm           Peru/Burrows                           Stolen License Plate
  8:30pm           4000 Blk Mission                     Hit and Run
  9:12pm           3500 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.