Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aug. 20, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, August 20th, 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.


1:06pm       Crescent/Gates             Firearm
Officers Uang and Hopkins were on routine patrol and happened to be driving down Crescent headed towards Putnam Street. As they neared the intersection, they noticed a car traveling in the opposite direction without a front license plate attached to the front of the vehicle, a clear violation of the California Vehicle Traffic Code. The officers turned their patrol vehicle around and affected a traffic stop. The officers approached the vehicle and asked the driver for the ususal driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. The driver produced his driver’s license but no registration or insurance. Officer Hopkins again asked for the missing documents. The driver, who became nervous, reached for the center console and then the glove box, but never opened them, and told the officers that it was not his vehicle. The officers were very suspicious and asked the driver to exit the vehicle. They then searched the vehicle and found the vehicle’s registration underneath a Silver Colt handgun inside the center console. The driver was immediately placed under arrest and the firearm seized. He was ultimately booked for the traffic violation and weapons violation. Report Number: 130692616

1:20pm       600 Blk Chenery           Burglary
A Pilates instructor and her student were in the middle of a private session when three suspects and their three infant children walked into the Pilates studio located along the 600 Block of Chenery Street. The instructor politely asked the suspects that she was in the middle of a private session and asked if they could return at a later time or call for an appointment. She was ignored, and the suspects walked around as if casing the place. When asked to leave again, one of the suspects said she needed to change her baby and proceeded to change the infant on top of a bench near the front door. The remaining two suspects walked around the studio as a distraction. One by one the suspects left the studio. The last female suspect bolted from the studio taking with her the victim’s purse which was stored underneath the bench. The victim and the instructor saw this and ran after the suspects. The victim chased down the one suspect with her purse and was able to retrieve it, but the suspect fled the scene a second time. Arriving units scoured the area and were able to locate the remaining two suspects. They were taken into custody and viewed by both the victim and the instructor. Both of them identified the two suspects in custody as taking part in the crime. A search for the outstanding suspect was done to no avail. During the investigation, the officers on scene located the suspects’ vehicle not too far away and found additional items belonging to other victim’s. The suspects were transported to Ingleside Station and booked on numerous charges including burglary and child endangerment. Report Number: 130692917

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           Unit Blk Ina                              Stolen Vehicle
  8:00am           1500 Blk Treat                        Theft from Building
  8:30am           Unit Blk Newton                      Stolen Vehicle
  9:30am           400 Blk Leland                        Burglary
11:13am           100 Blk Jarboe                        Recovered Vehicle
11:50am           St Marys/College                      Warrant Arrest
12:33pm           Unit Blk Harrington                   Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           100 Blk Leland                        Trespassing
  1:25pm           700 Blk Naples                        Assault
  2:30pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  4:30pm           300 Blk Banks                         Burglary
  4:30pm           Unit Blk Paulding                      Stolen Vehicle
  4:42pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  5:30pm           Unit Blk Winding                      Fraud
  5:30pm           100 Blk Blythdale                     Burglary
  6:16pm           200 Blk Randall                        Recovered Vehicle
10:00pm           100 Blk Banks                         Stolen Vehicle
10:22pm           Unit Blk Persia                          Stolen Vehicle
10:45pm           Unit Blk 30th                            Warrant Arrest
11:00pm           100 Blk Raymond                    Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.