Friday, August 23, 2013

Aug. 18, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, August 18th, 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.


12:36am     4400 Blk Mission                       Robbery
An alert MUNI driver helped Ingleside police units capture a violent robbery suspect. The driver was stopped at a Red traffic light at the intersection of Mission and Excelsior Avenue when she noticed two men fighting on the sidewalk. The driver called 911 while one man punched another man forcing the victim to fall violently to the ground. Once on the ground, the suspect reached into the victim’s pants pockets and took out a wallet before running away. Ingleside officers Anderson and Cvetovac were soon on scene and broadcast a description of the suspect, while also asking dispatch for an ambulance for the victim. Other Ingleside units responded and found the suspect walking away about a block from the robbery scene. When the suspect noticed the patrol units he began running away but was quickly apprehended and arrested. While being handcuffed, the suspect dropped the victim’s wallet from one of his hands. A computer check revealed the suspect to be on active parole and on felony probation. He was taken to Ingleside station and booked for robbery and aggravated assault and other charges. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for his injuries. Report Number: 130685100

1:30am       Geneva/Mission                      Robbery
A 911 caller told dispatch that he was watching a man “getting his face stomped in” at the corner of Mission and Geneva Avenue. The caller further stated that a group of 8 to 10 people were involved and all were on skateboards. Several Ingleside units responded and detained several subjects attempting to walk away in different directions. However, the officers initially could not find a victim until a man approached them with lacerations on his face. He told the officers he was sitting at the bus stop waiting for a bus when someone grabbed him from behind and threw him to the ground. While on the ground, several suspects kicked him. While Ingleside Officer Carrasco was talking to the victim and waiting for medical help, another man walked up and told him, “I was just robbed”. The second victim told Officer Carrasco that he witnessed the first assault and tried to stop the attack. But when he grabbed one of the suspect’s arms, the group then turned and attacked him stealing his cell phone during the assault. He ran away until he saw police in the area. One of the suspects detained in the attack had his cell phone in his pocket. He was booked for robbery and other crimes. The other subjects were released. Both victims were transported to the hospital and treated for their injuries. Report Number: 130685235

11:10am     400 Blk Rolph                        Battery
 Ingleside Officers Trujillo and Clifford were dispatched to a report of an assault. When they arrived at the address, the officers found a man standing on the sidewalk with a bloody lip and tooth missing from his mouth. The victim said he was punched by an occupant of an apartment located in the rear of a home. The officers called for an ambulance and then went to the apartment to search for the suspect.  The officers found five people in the apartment but not the suspect identified by the victim. All four occupants witnessed the attack but only knew the suspect’s nickname and not his real identity. They told the officers that the suspect escaped out a back window after the attack and did not know where he went. Four of the apartment occupants were not detained but one occupant had two active warrants from San Mateo County and was arrested. Report Number 130686227

5:40pm       800 Blk Moscow                    Robbery
Ingleside Officers Suguitan and Esson were dispatched to Geneva and Munich Streets to investigate a robbery. Prior to their arrival, Ingleside Officer Busalacchi and Sgt. Martin were flagged down by two victims at Brookdale and Geneva regarding the same incident. The two female victims told the officers they were washing their hands in a restroom at Crocker-Amazon Park when two other female subjects blocked the restroom exit. Suddenly, the victims said, that one of the two suspects punched one of the victims in the face and back before grabbing a bag belonging to her and running away. The victims followed the suspects to Geneva and Brookdale where they flagged down Officers Busalacchi and Martin. The victims pointed out one of the suspects as the one who attacked them and stole their possessions. She was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for robbery and assault. The other female detained was released. Report Number: 130687338

Serious Incidents:

8:40pm       1600 Blk Geneva                    Robbery
A man told police that he was robbed after leaving Crocker-Amazon park while walking to a bus stop. The victim told Ingleside Officer’s Busalacchi and Shugars that while walking eastbound on Geneva he noticed a white car parked in front of an address on the 1600 block of Geneva. While he was passing the car, two men suddenly jumped out of the vehicle and blocked his path telling him not to move. One suspect then reached into the victim’s pocket and took his cell phone and wallet containing his identification, cash, and bank cards. The two suspects then got back into their car, with a third suspect at the wheel, and sped off westbound on Geneva. Report Number: 130687651

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  2:50am           200 Blk London                       Battery
11:00am           300 Blk Naglee                        Vandalism to Property
  4:40pm           200 Blk Blythdale                     Fire
  6:15pm           2700 Blk Alemany                    Vandalism to Property
  6:58pm           Unit Blk Hanover                      Traffic Collision
  7:00pm           Holly Park/Park                        Theft from Vehicle
  7:00pm           200 Blk Leland                         Vandalism to Vehicle
  7:05pm           100 Blk Blythdale                     Recovered Vehicle
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Del Monte                  Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           100 Blk Coleridge                    Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm           Unit Blk Rotteck                       Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.