Thursday, August 22, 2013

Aug. 16, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, August 16th, 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.


11:52pm     Mission/Russia              Reckless Driving
Officers Dominguez and Carrasco were on patrol when they encountered a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed down Mission Street.  They affected a traffic stop and identified the driver by his California Driver’s License.  A record check revealed his license had expired.  He was cited for the violation and the vehicle was towed to Auto Return at the instruction of Sgt. Chan.  Report Number 130682065

Serious Incidents:

9:00pm       3400 Blk Mission                   Robbery
Officers McMilton and Padilla were dispatched to a strong-arm robbery.  They met with the victim who told them that he was unloading things from his van when two men drove up in a   van and one exited the vehicle.  The suspect approached him and grabbed items from him.  The victim attempted to hold onto the items and the suspect hit him repeatedly on the side of his head and chest.  The suspect then boarded the van which fled down Mission Street.  The victim refused medical assistance and believed he could identify the suspect.  Officers searched the area for the suspect and van to no avail.  Report Number: 130681841

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:05am           Unit Blk 30th                                         Warrant
  3:00am           Alemany/Francis                                   Auto Boost
  8:00am           200 Blk Ellsworth                                 Burglary
  9:45am           Amazon/Naples                                    Recovered Vehicle
  9:48am           4400 Blk Mission                                 Warrant
10:00am           5300 Blk Diamond Hts                         Battery
10:15am           Unit Blk Bannock                                 Recovered Vehicle
10:30am           100 Blk Appleton                                 Vandalism
12:14pm           300 Blk Guttenberg                              Recovered Vehicle
12:31pm           200 Blk Hanover                                  Recovered Vehicle
12:55pm           Alemany/Farragut                                 H&R
  4:00pm           200 Blk Morse                                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.