Thursday, August 8, 2013

Aug. 2, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on August 20, 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, that 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. 





The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

The ALERT Program is the San Francisco Police Departments civilian disaster preparedness organization. Modeled after the Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), we are recruiting, training, uniforming, and credentialing civilians to assist law enforcement's response to a disaster. For Further information click on the URL below

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:

11:45am     Unit Blk Santos                           Battery
Ingleside Sgt. Springer, Officer Chicas, and other Ingleside units were dispatched to a report of man bleeding on the ground. When they arrived they found the victim with a laceration across his nose and injuries to his head and back. The victim, who was intoxicated, claimed he had fallen down and injured himself. However, witnesses told the officers that the man had been lying down for some time in front of a residence when four men approached him and started kicking him and throwing sticks at him. One of the suspects recorded the incident with his cell phone. All the suspects ran away after the assault. The victim was taken to St. Lukes Hospital and treated for his injuries and then released. Case number: 130637151

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:00am           4500 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
  5:01am           Unit Blk Murray                       Recovered Vehicle
  7:00am           London/Avalon                         Hit and Run
  9:05am           Geneva/Mission                        Warrant Arrest
10:00am           Unit Blk Coleridge                    Stolen Vehicle
10:22am           500 Blk Chenery                      Recovered Vehicle
10:30am           400 Blk Naples                        Theft from Building
11:42am           500 Blk Silver                          Vandalism to Property
  3:10pm           800 Blk Edinburgh                    Recovered Vehicle
  3:30am           3100 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  4:00pm           100 Blk Dublin                         Theft from Building
  5:00pm           800 Blk Geneva                       Battery
  6:00pm           Mission/Norton                        Theft from Vehicle
  6:00pm           Geneva/Prague                         Traffic Collision
  7:00pm           400 Blk Raymond                    Stolen License Plate
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Amber                        Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           Athens/Peru                              Stolen Vehicle
10:06pm           Folsom/Precita                         Traffic Collision           

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.