Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aug. 11, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, August 11th, 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.


9:16am       3300 Blk Mission                             Drugs
A report of a suspicious male trying to get into a secured building was called in by one of the tenants that lived on the 3300 block of Mission Street. Ingleside Officers Morrow, Curry, A. Trujillo, R. Trujillo and Clifford responded. Once they arrived, they quickly noticed fresh blood on the sidewalk and on the entry gate to the building. The officers gained entry inside and discovered a broken window to one of the units that was large enough for a person to climb through and gain access inside. Fearing that someone was hurt inside, the officers attempted to make contact with anyone inside to no avail, so they forced entry into the apartment. They walked through the apartment and found it vacant and unoccupied. Outside the apartment, the officers found more blood leading up to another apartment located on the third floor, which had blood smeared all over the door frame. The Officers again attempted to make contact with someone inside to no avail. As they were getting ready to force entry, they heard a male voice from inside the apartment. A male subject, who was covered in blood, opened the door, and told the officers he was alone. Seconds later, officer heard noises coming from the back of the apartment, which lead them to believe that there was someone else inside that could possibly be hurt or in need of police assistance. The male subject was quickly detained and the officers made their way inside the apartment checking all the rooms. They located a second male subject in one room and in another room, a large amount of narcotics said to have a street value in excess of 1.5 Million dollars, one of the largest seizures in SFPD history.  After a thorough investigation, the drugs were seized and both suspects were booked on numerous narcotics charges as well as outstanding warrants that each of them had. Report Number: 130663087

1:25pm       4700 Blk Mission                             Resisting/Delaying
Officers McCall and Lozano were on their way to a fight involving several subjects at Mission and Richland Avenue when they were flagged down by a uniformed security guard at Mission and Russia Avenue. The security guard quickly pointed down the street and told the officers that the suspect running away was very intoxicated and was attempting to start fights with numerous people, including the security guard himself. The officers looked in their rear view mirror and saw the suspect making his escape. Officer McCall and Lozano chased the suspect down, but as they would exit their patrol vehicle the suspect would start running again. The officers ordered the suspect to stop several times, but they were ignored. The officers coordinated with each other by dropping Officer Lozano off to chase the suspect down on foot, while Officer McCall sped up in order to corner the suspect. The suspect still refused to be taken into custody and instead decided to fight with the officers. After a brief scuffle, the suspect was taken into custody after being pepper sprayed. The suspect was taken to the local hospital to get treated and was cited for the initial resisting and delaying. Report Number: 130662647

Serious Incidents:

12:21am     3300 Blk Mission                             Robbery
A victim said she was standing on the 3300 block of Mission Street waiting for the bus. While at the bus stop, the victim said she was playing a game on her Pink Itouch when she was suddenly shoved by an unknown suspect, who grabbed the item from her hands. The suspect then took off running on Mission headed towards 29th Street. She then called for the police. Officers Cvetovac, Anderson and Zahn responded and searched the area to no avail. The victim said she was not hurt and refused any medical treatment. Report Number: 130662471

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  4:00am           100 Blk Detroit                        Stolen Vehicle
  4:15am           Vienna/Peru                              Hit and Run
  7:19am           100 Blk Crescent                     Recovered Vehicle
10:00am           200 Blk Baltimore                    Vandalism to Property
11:53am           Naples/Rolph                           Vandalism to MUNI Vehicle
12:37pm           Andover/Crescent                    Recovered Vehicle
  5:00pm           Lisbon/Geneva                          Battery
10:00pm           Unit Blk Eugenia                       Vandalism to Vehicle
10:00pm           1100 Blk Russia                       Illegal Dumping
11:00pm           4400 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.