Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aug. 12, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, August 12th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on September 17, 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, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

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

Attention Bernal Heights Residents: Make sure all your doors and windows are locked. Especially the side doors leading into your home or garage. Several burglaries have taken place in the Bernal Heights area where opportunists (burglary suspects) have used these unlocked doors to gain entry into numerous homes to commit these burglaries. Many times homeowners forget to lock these side doors. Pay special attention when leaving your home by securing and locking these entry points.

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.


12:36am     Unit Blk Norton                      Burglary/Drugs
Ingleside Officers Anderson and Cvetovac were dispatched to the area of Norton and Mission Street regarding a call of a person breaking into a vehicle. The victim said he was sleeping in his bedroom when he was woken up to the sound of his car alarm. He looked out the bedroom window only to see an unknown suspect inside his parked car. The victim kept an eye on the suspect as he rummaged through the center console and glove box. The victim immediately called the police and gave a very good description of the suspect. After a minute or so, the suspect closed the driver door and left, but returned a second time, and unsuccessfully tried to take the club off the steering wheel. The suspect walked away and was stopped a short distance away by Sergeant Smith and Sergeant Nakano who were already responding to the scene. A computer check revealed the suspect to be on active probation with a search condition. Sergeant Smith did just that and searched the suspect finding a small baggie containing Methamphetamine in one of his pockets. The suspect also had a spark plug, a shaved key and porcelain pieces all of which are commonly used as burglary tools used to gain access into cars. The victim looked inside his vehicle and saw that nothing of value had been stolen from inside. The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on several felony charges. Report Number: 130665390

1:25pm       4600 Blk Mission                    Stolen Property/Fraud
A Wells Fargo Bank teller helped the next customer who was trying to deposit a check into her own account in the amount of $550.00 dollars. During the transaction, the teller noticed that the check was suspicious, therefore notified the bank manager. The manager in turn did some research and contacted the owner of the check and verified through him that the check was in fact fraudulent. The police were called out without the suspect’s knowledge. When Officers Esson and Suguitan arrived, they immediately took the suspect into custody. Turns out that the suspect already cashed another check at a different Wells Fargo a few days ago in the amount of $750.00 dollars. The suspect was transported to Ingleside Station where a computer check showed she also had a $10,000.00 dollar warrant for her arrest. She was charged with a couple felony charges as well as the outstanding warrant. Report Number: 130666871

6:00pm       900 Blk Geneva                      Robbery
Officer Fung spoke to a victim who had been robbed while standing on the 900 block of Geneva Avenue. The victim said he was standing out in front of a bakery talking on his Iphone when two unknown suspects approached him and asked him for his phone. After being ignored, one of the suspects said, “I have a gun”, while holding his hand inside his jacket pocket insinuating he did. The victim was scared, so he turned to call for help when the suspects grabbed the victim and took the phone by force. The suspects then fled being chased by the victim. A witness to the incident called the police. The suspects split up, so the victim decided to follow the suspect that had his phone. After a short distance the suspect boarded a MUNI bus where he was taken into custody by the responding units. The remaining units searched the area for the outstanding suspect to no avail. The suspect in custody was transported, interviewed and charged for the robbery. Report Number: 130668043

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:32am           Mission/29th                             Traffic Collision
10:10am           O’shaughnessy/Bosworth          Theft from Vehicle
12:00pm           100 Blk Sickles                        Stolen Vehicle
12:01pm           2600 Blk Bayshore                   Recovered Vehicle
  6:40pm           400 Blk Cayuga                       Stolen License Plate
  8:00pm           Sanchez/Day                            Stolen Vehicle
  8:30pm           700 Blk Moscow                     Theft from Park

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.