Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 2, 2013

Incident Date:

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

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.  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.


12:44pm     400 Blk Los Palmos      Battery
Officer Cahill responded to assist the victim of a battery.  She met with the reportee who said that he called because he heard an altercation between two of his roommates.  Officer Cahill spoke with the roommates who both admitted that they had an argument and engaged in mutual combat.  Both parties signed a citizen’s arrest against each other for the mutual combat and were cited at the scene.  Neither party was injured and both refused medical assistance.   Report Number130543354

9:52pm       800 Blk Geneva            DUI
Officers Esson and Padilla were on patrol when they observed a vehicle parked in a no parking zone.  They proceeded to affect a traffic stop and the vehicle drove away.  A few blocks later, the driver of the vehicle pulled to the side.  The officers approached the vehicle and made contact with the occupants.  They observed empty liquor bottles inside, and there was a strong smell of alcohol emanating from the vehicle.  In speaking with the driver, they observed an odor of alcohol on her person and she had bloodshot, watery eyes.  Her speech was slurred and she mumbled when she spoke to the officers. 

The officers performed field sobriety tests on the driver, which she failed.  She was placed under arrest and transported to Mission Police Station where a phlebotomist performed a blood draw.  The suspect was then taken to the county jail and booked.  The blood samples were hand delivered to the blood safe at Southern Police Station.  Report Number 130542049

10:45pm     Alemany/Putnam        Theft
Officers Imhoff and Hauscarriague were dispatched to a male who was attempting to break in to vehicles.  They met with the reportee who pointed out the suspect whom they detained.  A record check revealed the suspect was on active parole.  A search of his person located several identification cards with other person’s names.  The suspect said he had found the items.  Attempts to locate the owners of the identification cards were unsuccessful.  The suspect was cited for misappropriate lost property and the cards were booked into evidence. Report Number 130545059

Serious Incidents:

3:12am       Persia/Mission             Robbery
Officer Padilla responded to assist the victim of a robbery. Upon his arrival, the victim was being treated by medics.  He told the officer that while he was standing at a Muni bus stop four males approached him.  One began hitting him with a skateboard and another pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.  All suspects demanded he give them “all his money.”  The victim handed over all of his money and the suspects fled down Mission toward Persia.  The victim said he could identify the suspects if he saw them again.  Officers searched the area unsuccessfully for the suspects.  They located surveillance cameras in the area and requested a copy of the footage for the Ingleside Investigative Team.  Report Number 130542403

 4:00pm       2800 Blk Diamond     Robbery
Officers Busalacchi and Bernard were sent to meet with someone who almost had her cellular phone stolen.  The victim told them that she was sitting in the library and had her cellular phone in her right hand.  Suddenly, and without warning, a male suspect grabbed her phone and attempted to run out of the library.  The victim grabbed onto the suspect’s clothing which he slipped out of.  The suspect threw the victim’s cellular phone into a garbage can and ran away.  The victim was not injured and refused medical assistance.  She said she could identify the suspect.  Officers searched the area for the suspect and any surveillance cameras to no avail.  Report Number 130543821

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

1:00am                        Delano/Navajo                        Auto Boost
2:00am                        1700 Blk Sanchez                   Auto Boost
2:25am                        5200 Blk Diamond Hts           Threats
4:00am                        300 Blk Rolph                         Vandalism
7:45am                        4100 Blk Mission                    Recovered Vehicle
8:00am                        100 Blk Genebern                   Fraud
11:10am                      Holly Park/Bocana                  Traffic Collision
12:23pm                      200 Blk Dorado                       Recovered Vehicle
2:55pm                        Mt. Vernon/Alemany              Traffic Collision
3:15pm                        4400 Blk Mission                    Theft from Building

Burglaries with suspect description:
No Incidents to Report.