Thursday, August 22, 2013

Aug. 14, 2013

                                                               Incident Date:
Wednesday, August 14th, 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 Monterey, 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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

10:00am     100 Blk Evelyn              Impersonating Public Utility Member
A homeowner told Officer Adams that she received a letter from PG&E approximately a week ago instructing her to make an appointment to have her gas meter evaluated. The letter informed the victim that she should contact the authorized PG&E contractor “GTS” and schedule an inspection. The victim did just that and scheduled the appointment for today at 11:00am. While waiting, the victim happened to be talking with a family member and mention the scheduled inspection. The family member warned the victim that it could be a ploy to rob her and suggested she call PG&E directly. After speaking with her family member, the victim called PG&E and was told that no such letter was sent out to any of residents in the area and that PG&E does not use any sub-contractors to do the meter inspections. The PG&E representative said they have their own employees to do that. The victim was advised to cancel her appointment and make a police report. A short time later, a suspect arrived at the victim’s house. The victim said she did not open the door, but instead kept an eye on the suspect and the vehicle he was driving for the police report. Officer Adams collected the letter as evidence as well as the suspect description. Report Number: 130672680

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           200 Blk Delano                        Battery
  2:00am           5500 Blk Mission                     Burglary
  2:15am           Rutland/Arleta                          Theft from Vehicle
  8:00am           4500 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  8:47am           San Jose/Pilgrim                       Recovered Vehicle
10:25am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
11:00am           Mission/30th                             Theft
12:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  1:21pm           San Jose/Geneva                      Warrant Arrest
  1:45pm           900 Blk Peralta                        Recovered Vehicle
  2:48pm           Unit Blk Staples                        Warrant Arrest
  3:31pm           2100 Blk Bayshore                   Recovered Motorcycle
  4:30pm           100 Blk Cortland                      Burglary
  5:00pm           500 Blk Laidley                        Burglary
  5:20pm           Bayshore/Cortland                    Hit and Run
  6:00pm           100 Blk Britton                         Burglary
  7:00pm           200 Blk Casitas                        Burglary
  7:00pm           400 Brunswick                         Stolen Vehicle
  8:30pm           Unit Blk Nordhoff                     Burglary
  8:57pm           4300 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
  9:00pm           Mansell/Somerset                     Vandalism to Vehicle
10:53pm           Brazil/Moscow                         Hit and Run
11:00pm           300 Blk Pioche                         Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

2:10pm            600 Blk Holly Park                Burglary: Suspect #1; Black male, approximately 30 years old, 6’0 in height, 155 pounds, unknown hair or eye color and no clothing description. Suspect #2; Black male, 25 to 30 years old, 6’0 in height, 150 pounds, unknown hair or eye color and no clothing description.