Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aug. 10, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, August 10th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on August 20, 2013.  Thank you.

Back to School: As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season will be in full effect. Safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall. It’s crucial that all motorists understand how to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s also a good time for parents and children to talk about how to stay safe at school.

Mail Fraud Alert: Recently, an Ingleside Resident received an official looking letter in the mail claiming she had won $250,000.00 dollars from an International sweepstakes. The company “Global Processing Inc.” gave the appearance of sending the resident a check in the amount of $4,685.00 dollars to cover the processing fee when in fact the “check” was fake. The Nigerian letter is an advance fee fraud, a form of a confidence trick, which calls for the victim to try to deposit the fake check into their bank account and reimburse the company with a personal check to cover the fee. By the time the bank discovers the fake check is fraudulent, it’s too late. The victim is out $4,685.00 dollars. Be aware, the scam preys on people who are more trusting and the elderly. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The resident who received this letter found misspelled words and found it very suspicious. She then forwarded the letter to Captain Falvey, so that he may spread the word and prevent others from being a victim.

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. 

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

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:  An increase of robberies and thefts has been occurring in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area. There have been five robberies in the last couple weeks alone in this area. Be vigilant of your surroundings and follow the safety tips below.

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.


1:37pm       Duncan/Guerrero                            Traffic Arrest
A woman driving without wearing a seatbelt caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Hornstein and Chicas, who were patrolling near Duncan and Guerrero Streets. When the officers stopped the car the woman driver admitted she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt and also told the officers she didn’t have a valid driver’s license. She did, however tell the officers her real name and that she was on active probation from Alameda County for possession of stolen property. She was cited for various vehicle code violations and released. The car she was driving was also released to the vehicle’s owner. Report number: 130660726

10:46pm     Crescent/Prentiss                             Drugs
Officers Chew and Lustenberger were on routine patrol when they spotted a man standing on the corner facing away from the street staring at a wall. The officers stopped and asked the man if he was feeling okay. The man turned around and faced the officers and quickly placed something in his left front jacket pocket. The officers asked the suspect to remove his hands from his pockets and while doing so, observed the man drop a package to the ground. The package turned out to contain rock cocaine. A search of his clothing turned up another package of rock cocaine and another package of marijuana. The suspect was transported to Ingleside Station and booked for narcotics violations. Report number: 130662089

Serious Incidents:

12:18am     Geneva/Cayuga                               Robbery
Ingleside Officers Dominguez and Ferronato were sent to the Balboa Park BART station to interview a robbery victim. The man told the officers he was walking home on Geneva Avenue from a friend’s house when three men approached him and asked to use his cell phone. He refused and kept walking, but the suspects grabbed him from behind, put him in a headlock, punched him several times in the head, and took his cell phone from his pants pocket. The suspects then escaped by running eastbound on Geneva. The victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital and treated for his injuries. Report number: 130659343

7:05am       Geneva/Mission                               Robbery
A man walked into Ingleside Station and told officers he was robbed and assaulted while waiting for a bus at Geneva and Mission Streets. The victim said while he was waiting, two men approached him and asked for a cigarette and money. When he said no, one suspect grabbed his arms behind his back while the other suspect whistled for two other suspects standing nearby to help with the robbery. One of the suspects punched the victim in the eye, took his wallet, threw him to the ground and kicked him. All four men then jumped onto a MUNI bus and escaped. The victim was treated for a broken eye socket at a local hospital. Report number: 130664029

11:24pm     5000 Blk Mission                            Theft
Ingleside Officers Ferronato and Contreras were flagged down by a man at a bus stop. The victim told the officers that his wallet, cell phone, and other items were taken by a suspect as he was walking down Mission Street toward Geneva Avenue. The victim could not give an accurate description of the suspect or which direction he escaped. Report number: 130662249

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           Unit Blk Sussex                        Stolen Vehicle
  1:46am           900 Blk Geneva                       Vandalism to Property
  8:00am           1700 Blk Sunnydale                 Theft from Building
  9:45am           200 Blk Ellsworth                     Hit and Run
12:00pm           3200 Blk Harrison                    Fraud
  6:30pm           100 Blk Naples                        Theft from Vehicle
  6:35pm           Unit Blk Ocean                         Open Alcohol Container
  9:45pm           600 Blk Andover                      Stolen Vehicle
  9:46pm           Unit Blk Regent                        Stolen Vehicle
10:01pm           Ocean/280 On Ramp               Traffic Collision
11:00pm           Guttenberg/Hanover                 Stolen & Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.