Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 7, 2013

Incident Date:

Sunday, July 7th, 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. 




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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

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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.


3:29pm       Mission/Naglee              Narcotics
Ingleside Officers Suguitan and Busalacchi were conducting MUNI fare inspections on a #14 Mission bus when they noticed an unknown male suddenly get up and leave through the rear door. The officers exited the bus and caught up with the man to ask him if he had proof he paid his fare. The suspect said he left his transfer inside a jacket pocket at a local restaurant. He also said he did not have any identification on him. He was transported back to Ingleside Station where an arrest search revealed a baggie of marijuana. The suspect admitted the marijuana was his, and that he did not possess a medical marijuana card. He was cited for the narcotics and fare evasion. The narcotics were hand delivered to the Narcotics Drop Box at the Hall of Justice.  Report number:130557991

5:00pm       200 Blk John Shelley    Illegal Weapon
Officers Fung and Aguayo responded to a report of a man with a gun in McClaren Park sitting inside a green vehicle. When they arrived, they located the vehicle in question with three men inside. When the officers approached the vehicle, they noticed an air rifle on the lap of one of the occupants. The officers ordered all occupants to exit the vehicle.  Once they were out of the vehicle, the officers inspected the weapon, which turned out to be an paintball gun. One of the suspects told the officers he recently purchased the gun in Daly City and took it to the park to test it.  He was unaware that paintball guns were illegal in San Francisco. He was issued a citation and the rifle was taken back to Ingleside Station as evidence. Report number:130558187

Serious Incidents:

12:30am     500 Blk Naples              Robbery
Officers Lundy and Dilag were dispatched to a robbery where the victim had several items taken from her at gunpoint. At the scene, the officers interviewed two witnesses who said they were driving on Naples when they noticed a car double parked in the street. As they drove past the double parked car, it suddenly accelerated and fled the area.  The witnesses noticed a frightened and frantic woman lying on the sidewalk. The witnesses stopped their car to aid the woman who asked them to call the police. The victim told Officers Lundy and Dilag that she was walking while talking on her cell phone when a man emerge from a double parked car and approached her with a gun. He grabbed her cell phone, then pushed her to the ground before running back to the double parked vehicle and escaping. The victim said she was not injured and believed she could identify the suspect and the vehicle if she saw them again.  Officers searched the area for the suspect and the vehicle to no avail.  Report number:130556642

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

1:40am            3200 Blk Mission        Battery
8:13am            Cotter/Alemany           Recovered Vehicle
5:28pm            4400 Blk Mission        Warrant
8:15pm            200 Blk Coleridge       Recovered Vehicle
9:30pm            Brookdale/Blythdale   Vandalism

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.