Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 9, 2013

Incident Date:

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Please note that there will be no community meeting at Ingleside Station on July 16, 2013.  The next meeting 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. 







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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.


1:08am       Alemany/Geneva            Resisting
Officers Lozano and Jones were on patrol when they observed a vehicle with expired registration driving in front of them.  They affected a traffic stop and the driver advised he had no proof of identification on him.  The driver stated that the vehicle was not registered to him because he had just purchased it.  The officers were unable to determine who the owner of the vehicle was and a record check on the name provided by the suspect did not match the California Photo Identification provided by the DMV. At the instruction of Sgt. Walker, the vehicle was released to a licensed driver. The driver’s true identity was confirmed, and a record check revealed he had no driver’s license issued to him.  He was cited and released at the scene.  Report Number 130565621

1:55pm       5200 Blk Diamond Hts  Shoplifting
Officers Busalacchi and Suguitan were sent to investigate a shoplifting.  They met with the reportee who told them that he observed a known male enter the store, place items under his arm and exit the store without attempting to pay for them.  The suspect was detained and escorted back into the store while the reportee called the police.  After positively identifying the suspect and receiving a citizen’s arrest from the reportee, the officers cited the suspect for shoplifting.  Report Number 130563829

Serious Incidents:

1:30am       1500 Blk Sunnydale      Robbery
Officer Pai was dispatched to assist the victim of a robbery.  The victim told him that he was walking on Sunnydale when he was approached from the rear by several males who told him to give them his money.  The victim said he was then repeatedly punched on his head before he fell to the ground.  The suspects continued to hit him and rummage through his pockets, removing several items.  The suspects then fled the area and the victim ran into a bushy area and hid.  He then called the police.  He told the officers that he could identify one of the suspects, but not the rest of them.  He complained of pain to his head and an ambulance was summoned to the scene.  After medics assessed him, they determined he needed further medical treatment and was transported to the hospital.  Officers took pictures of his injuries for evidence.  They canvassed the area for the suspects but were unsuccessful in locating them. Report Number 130562956

5:40am       400 Blk Geneva            Robbery
Sgt. Springer and Officer Cross were sent to the call of a person who had been robbed.  They met with the victim who told them that she had exited a Bart train and was talking on her cellular phone when a male approached her, yanked her phone from her hand, and ran towards Bart.  The victim said she was not injured and could identify the suspect.  She said the suspect was on the same Bart train she was.  Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail.  They contacted Bart and requested a copy of their video surveillance tape.   Report Number 130562627

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

9:00am            400 Blk Alpha             Theft
9:30am            200 Blk Ocean             Stolen Vehicle
11:20am          300 Blk Bella Vista     Recovered Vehicle
2:30pm            400 Blk Harkness        Stolen Vehicle
4:00pm            Unit Blk Mirabel         Tire Slashing
5:00pm            200 Blk Andover         Burglary
5:25pm            Athens/Geneva           Traffic Collision
5:48pm            Alemany/Sickles         Traffic Collision
6:00pm            Alemany/Norton         Stolen Vehicle\
6:48pm            Unit Blk Edgar           Warrant
7:00pm            Unit Blk Avalon         Vandalism
8:00pm            400 Blk Valley            Stolen Vehicle
8:30pm            800 Blk Brussels         Stolen Vehicle
8:55pm            280/San Jose               Vandalism
9:40pm            London/Excelsior        Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.