Friday, August 23, 2013

Aug. 19, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, August 19th, 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.


9:35am       Ocean/Phelan                                   Robbery
A MUNI passenger was assaulted by a suspect who was trying to steal his cell phone. The victim told Ingleside Officers Etcheveste and Dorham that he was traveling on the #49 bus westbound on Ocean when the suspect tried to grab his cell phone from his hands. The victim successfully resisted the robbery attempt and the suspect got off the bus and went into a nearby fast food restaurant.  The officers searched the restaurant and didn’t find the suspect but they did find him nearby, walking up Brighton Street. The victim positively identified the suspect as the man who tried to take his property. He was booked at Ingleside Station for attempted robbery. Report number 130688621

4:58pm       Sunnydale/Bayshore                       Firearms
Ingleside Officers Burke and Imhoff were on routine patrol near the intersection of Sunnydale and Bayshore when they heard approximately 8 gunshots. When the officers turned westbound on Sunnydale Avenue they noticed a Silver car speeding toward them. As the car approached, the officers noticed that the vehicle had several gunshot holes in the driver’s door and the windows were tinted dark making it unable for the officers to see the occupants. Officers Burke drew his weapon and ordered the vehicle’s driver to stop. The driver stopped the vehicle and opened his door and told the officers, “I’ve got shot”. Officer Imhoff, with his weapon drawn, ordered the front seat passenger out of the vehicle. She was suffering from two gunshot wounds to her arms.  Another passenger in the back seat, who was not wounded, was ordered out of the car. Officer Burke immediately called dispatch saying he and his partner had three people at gunpoint that had been involved in a shooting and that he needed two ambulances at the scene. Officer Burke noticed a gun on the driver’s side floor board and removed it from the vehicle. A computer check revealed the firearm had been reported stolen. Officer Burke also found three cell phones inside the car. Meanwhile, several Ingleside and Bayview units responded to the scene to help investigate the situation. Ingleside officers Cuenca and Fung found bullet casings at the intersection of Sunnydale and Cora. At that crime scene they found a witness who said a short time ago, he saw a man standing next to a burgundy car. The man was cleaning the burgundy car when a silver car began approaching the intersection at a high rate of speed. The witness said the man reached into the burgundy car, took out a handgun, and fired several gunshots at the silver car. Then, the man got back into the burgundy vehicle and sped off. The gunshot victims were rushed to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for their wounds. The driver was charged with several firearm violations. Report number: 130690115

7:10pm       Mission/Onondaga               Assault on a Police Officer
Ingleside Officers Cuenca and Fung responded to an urgent appeal of an officer needing help. When they arrived, they found Ingleside Officers Cahill and Shugars, along with a Good Samaritan, struggling with a suspect on the sidewalk. Officer Cahill’s baton was lying on the sidewalk, and her nametag was broken and lying on the ground a few feet away. Officer Shugars and Cahill were struggling to hold the suspect on the ground while putting her in handcuffs. With the suspect finally subdued, the officers quickly ordered an ambulance for officer Cahill who had a large bruise on her forehead, numerous scratches on her hands and knees, and a large bite to her arm. Before being transported to the hospital, officer Cahill told her colleagues that she was dispatched to a report of a mentally unstable woman vandalizing cars. While driving eastbound on Onondaga, she noticed a woman matching the description of the suspect frantically waving her arms in the air and talking to herself. Officer Cahill stopped and exited her police cruiser and asked the woman to stop. When the suspect didn’t, officer Cahill grabbed the suspects arm and tried to restrain her. The suspect then used her other arm to strike officer Cahill in the head several times and slammed the officer against the wall of a building. During the struggle, while officer Cahill was trying to use her radio to call for help, a Good Samaritan walking across the street who saw the assault, ran to the officers’ aid and jumped on the suspect pulling her and officer Cahill to the ground. During the violent struggle, the suspect kept assaulting officer Cahill and the helpful citizen until the arrival of Officer Shugars, who helped immobilize and handcuff the suspect. She was taken to the county jail and booked on a variety of charges including felony assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Officer Cahill was transported to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for her numerous injuries including bites, bruises, and a concussion. She remains off duty to recover from her injuries. Report number: 130690698

Serious Incidents:

8:00pm       Brazil/Paris                           Robbery
A woman walking home on Brazil Street was robbed of her cell phone. The victim told officers at Ingleside Station that while walking down the sidewalk an unknown suspect walked up behind her and forced her between two cars. The suspect then reached into her pockets, found her cell phone, took it from her pocket, before running away in an unknown direction. Report number: 130690319

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           Unit Blk College                       Stolen Vehicle
12:01am           100 Blk College                       Burglary
12:01am           100 Blk College                       Stolen Vehicle
12:05am           3100 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
  2:18am           Unit Blk Sussex                        Recovered Vehicle
  8:00am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from a Building
  8:05am           Geneva/SanJose                       Hit and Run
  8:15am           800 Blk Cayuga                       Recovered Vehicle
  9:00am           Cambridge/Silver                      Stolen Vehicle
  9:45am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
 11:00am          50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
12:55pm           Alemany/Onondaga                  Traffic Collision
  1:13pm           Unit Blk Admiral                       Recovered Vehicle
  2:20pm           Unit Blk Cayuga                       Recovered Vehicle
  4:30pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Prospect                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.