Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 8, 2013

Incident Date:

Monday, July 8th, 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.

No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

0:20am       San Jose/Geneva           Robbery
Ingleside Officers Wong, Dominguez, and O’Leary were dispatched after a woman called police to report a robbery. The victim told the officers that she had taken BART to Balboa Park Station and was walking south on San Jose.  She was texting on her phone when a man approached her from behind. The suspect grabbed her phone, but the victim refused to relinquish possession and struggled with the suspect.  The suspect eventually overpowered the victim, gained possession of the phone and fled on foot. The victim said she was not injured and also told the officers that her phone did not have any tracking software installed.  She did not believe she could identify the suspect if she saw him again.  She provided a vague description of him and the officers unsuccessfully searched the area for him.  Report number:130562326

3:15am       Mission/Cortland         Robbery
Officers Dominguez, Lundy, Dilag, and Carrasco were sent to another robbery involving a woman and her purse. The victim told the officers that she was waiting for the bus when she noticed two men walking toward her. Without saying a word, the men grabbed the victim’s purse, resulting in a struggle. The victim managed to hold on to her purse until one of the suspects punched her several times in the face and the back of her head. The suspects, after taking her purse, fled southbound on Mission. The victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of a swollen lip and loose teeth. She provided a description of the suspects but officers could not locate them.  Report number:130562520

 5:40pm       Sunnydale/Rey             Robbery
A victim told Officers Quintero and Ocreto she was listening to music on her IPhone when a man approached her from behind and pulled the phone out of her pocket. She said the suspect then escaped eastbound on Sunnydale. The victim told the officers that her IPhone was equipped with tracking software, but it was not activated at the time of the theft.  The victim was not injured and unsure if she could identify the suspect. The officers contacted the manager of a nearby residence and requested security camera video of the robbery.  Their efforts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful.  Report number:130561447

8:45pm       Crescent/College           Robbery
Police Services Aide Flynn was on duty at Ingleside Station when a man arrived to report a robbery. The victim told PSA Flynn that he was standing at the corner of Crescent and College when three men walked up to him and asked him for money. The victim said at that point one of the suspects pulled out a knife, placed the blade against his throat, and pushed him to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s wallet from his pants pocket, kicked him several times, and then fled towards St. Mary’s playground. The victim said he had bruises on his chest, shoulder, and forearm but refused medical assistance. PSA Flynn took pictures of his injuries as evidence.  The victim was uncertain if he could recognize the suspects. Report number:130560875

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

2:30am            Brazil/Moscow                       Traffic Collision
8:40am            100 Blk Leland                       Recovered Vehicle
9:37am            Unit Blk Desmond                  Recovered Vehicle
10:10am          5300 Blk Diamond Hts           Recovered Vehicle
11:00am          1000 Blk Portola                     Auto Boost
12:00pm          300 Blk Howth                       Personation
12:53pm          300 Blk Gennessee                 Recovered Vehicle
1:00pm            100 Blk Delta                          Personation
1:17pm            Geneva/280                             Traffic Collision
2:30pm            400 Blk Harkness                    Recovered Vehicle
4:00pm            200 Blk Oxford                       Stolen Vehicle
4:30pm            600 Blk 28th                            Traffic Collision
4:43pm            Hearst/Foerster                        Traffic Collision
6:30pm            700 Blk Peru                           Recovered Vehicle
7:30pm            Unit Blk Tara                          Recovered Vehicle
9:30pm            2400 Blk Alemany                  Trespassing

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.