Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 3, 2013

Incident Date:

Wednesday, July 3rd, 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.

10:56pm     Teddy/Elliot        Possession of Flammable Device
Dispatch received a call from a citizen reporting an unknown suspect tossing fireworks onto the roof of a nearby home. Ingleside Officers Imhoff and Hauscarriague traveled to the scene and found a car parked at the intersection.  The car was occupied by two men. When the officers exited their patrol vehicle, the vehicle passenger got out of the car and stood by the door. Officer Hauscarriague smelled the odor of marijuana when the door opened and he also noticed a plastic baggy of marijuana in plain view near the passenger door pocket. The passenger admitted the marijuana was his and showed the officers his medical marijuana card. The officers then searched the vehicle’s trunk and found a black plastic bag containing 15 powerful illegal fireworks capable of causing serious injury and property damage. The driver of the car admitted the fireworks belonged to him and he was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on appropriate charges. The San Francisco Police Department’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team was dispatched to the scene to remove the ordinance from the car. Report number:130548376

Serious Incidents:

10:11am     100 Blk Precita    Robbery
Officer Ng was dispatched after three victims called police after being robbed on the street. When he arrived, the three victims told him they were walking down Precita when they noticed two men walking toward them. The victims stopped and stood with their backs against a wall to wait for the suspects to pass. The suspects didn’t pass them and, instead, confronted the victims.  One of them put a knife to the stomach of one of the victims asking for his money. Instantly, the three victims started running away, but one of the suspects caught up with one of the victims and again, placed a knife to his stomach, demanding his money. The victim gave him his wallet containing his ID and $40 in cash and the suspect quickly fled down Precita. The victims were not injured and said they could possibly identify one of the suspects.  They provided a description for the officers and they searched the area for them to no avail.  Report number:130545996

11:14am     Seville/Rolph       Robbery

Ingleside Officer Muro, along with several other Ingleside units, responded to an armed robbery where the victim was held up at gunpoint. When they arrived, the victim told the officers he had just left a friend’s home on Rolph when he was approached by two men at the intersection of Seville and Rolph. The suspects asked him for a cigarette and when the victim set his bag down on the ground to search for his cigarettes, one suspect pointed a black revolver at him and demanded his bag. The victim said, “take what you want”, at which point the suspect grabbed the bag and jumped into a black vehicle, driven by another man, and sped away. The victim was not injured and unsure if he could recognize the suspects.  Officers canvassed the area for the suspects and the suspect vehicle unsuccessfully.  Report number:130545968

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

9:06am            Mission/Appleton        Traffic Collision
9:40am            Moneta/Whipple          H&R
10:00am          Unit Blk Eugenia         Personation
10:53am          28th/Castro                   Traffic Collision
12:00pm          4700 Blk Mission        Threats
2:00pm            Unit Blk Mateo            Fraud
3:00pm            200 Blk Ney                Fraud
5:00pm            5700 Blk Mission        Vandalism
8:00pm            100 Blk Laura             Stolen Vehicle
11:30pm          Unit Blk Cortland       Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.