Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aug. 13, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, August 13th, 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. 





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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.


3:27am       1600 Blk Valencia                  Vandalism
Officers Dove and Hauscarriague were on routine patrol at 3:27 in the morning. While driving along the 1600 Block of Valencia Street, they observed a female subject vandalizing a local business with graffiti. The subject was caught in the act drawing on the side wall with a Black marker. The female subject told the officers that she was expressing her feelings and didn’t think it was a big deal. The officers confiscated three markers, took several pictures of the art work and cited her for the misdemeanor vandalism. She was then released from the scene. Report Number: 130668968

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  7:30am           100 Blk Roanoke                     Stolen Vehicle
  7:30am           100 Blk Marston                      Theft from Vehicle
  9:50am           500 Blk Laidley                        Recovered Vehicle
10:00am           1000 Blk Goettingen                 Recovered Vehicle
12:39pm           500 Blk Gates                          Recovered Vehicle
  1:55pm           Unit Blk Madrid                       Battery
  2:26pm           Unit Blk Gambier                      Recovered Vehicle
  3:20pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  4:40pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  6:59pm           Crescent/Andover                    Traffic Collision
  9:25pm           Alemany/Ocean                        Traffic Collision
10:00pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Stolen License Plate
11:30pm           3600 Blk Folsom                      Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

3:00am                        500 Blk Myra                         Attempted Burglary: Suspect #1; Hispanic male, approximately 5’8 in height wearing a Black beanie and all Black clothing. Suspect #2; Hispanic male, no physical description and wearing all Black clothing. Suspect #3; Hispanic male, no physical description and wearing all Black clothing. Suspect #4; Black male, no physical description and wearing a Black clothing. Suspect Vehicle; Newer type van.