Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, August 21st, 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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

7:20pm       Geneva/Athens                       Theft
A MUNI bus passenger unfortunately thought it was safe to use her cell phone. The victim told Ingleside Officers Morse and Pan that she was sitting in a passenger side window seat when an unknown suspect grabbed the phone from her hand and quickly exited the bus, escaping into Crocker-Amazon Park. The victim told the officers that she would recognize the suspect if she saw him again and MUNI security told the officers it would supply video from the bus to station investigators. Ingleside officers searched the Park for the suspect without success. Case number: 130696947

8:00pm       Newton/Morse                        Attempted Robbery
A suspect trying to sell a pair of expensive Nike shoes led to attempted robbery. The victim told Ingleside officers Morrow and Naval that a friend provided the phone number of a buyer interested in buying the shoes. The victim called the buyer who said they would meet at a gas station, at Naples and Geneva, to complete the transaction. When the buyer didn’t appear, the victim started walking southbound on Naples Street.  The victim told police he walked past a parked car containing two men, when suddenly he heard the car door open and a man got out and asked the victim for directions. When the victim told the man that he “didn’t know that street”, the suspect punched him in the left eye. The victim then heard the other man in the car yell, “get him for his shoes”. The victim then punched the suspect once, and then started running away toward his home. After a running for awhile, he turned around to see if anyone was following him and found he was alone. Once home, he called police. Report number: 130697246

8:34pm       100 Blk Harkness                   Suspicious Occurrence
Ingleside Officers Morse and Pan were dispatched to a call of “shots fired”. When they arrived the woman who called police told them that she was inside her home when she heard five rapid gunshots and then the sound of a vehicle speeding away. For her safety, she didn’t look out the window for awhile. When she eventually went outside she saw her car, parked across the street, had a bullet hole in one of the brake lights. Report number: 130697111

10:42pm     400 Blk Arlington                   Assault
A woman walking down the sidewalk noticed a sightseeing vehicle slowly driving down the street next to her. She told Ingleside Officers Lustenberger and Chew that the vehicle passed her and then stopped a short distance away after making a turn onto Roanoke Street. As the victim kept walking, she noticed a man walk from Roanoke, turn onto Arlington and walk past her, before turning around and push the victim into a wall causing her to fall down. The suspect stood over her for a short time but didn’t say anything. The victim began screaming for help and a neighbor, hearing her screams, called “911”. The suspect then fled into some bushes on the 500 block of Arlington. The woman then got up off the ground and started walking away when the suspect reappeared from the bushes, tackled the victim and threw her on the ground again. At that time the same neighbor yelled, “get off of her, I have a gun” and the suspect ran away eastbound on Roanoke street and across the San Jose Avenue footbridge. Officers Lustenberger and Chew inspected the shuttle, which was reported stolen, and removed several fingerprints from the vehicle. The victim was evaluated and treated at the scene by medical personnel. A search of the area by Ingleside units did not find the suspect. Case number: 130697597         

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  4:34am           4900 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  7:11am           Unit Blk Niagara                       Recovered Vehicle
  7:40am           400 Blk La Grande                   Recovered Vehicle
  8:00am           200 Blk Ocean                         Passing Counterfeit Money
  9:30am           Unit Blk Molimo                       Recovered Vehicle
  1:54pm           200 Blk Moultrie                      Recovered Vehicle
  3:33pm           100 Blk Banks                         Recovered Vehicle
  4:23pm           2600 Blk Bayshore                   Recovered Vehicle
  4:40pm           Randall/San Jose                      Battery
  5:00pm           4400 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
  5:05pm           Coso/Aztec                              Recovered Vehicle
  6:00pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  6:00pm           600 Blk Avalon                        Stolen License Plate
  6:00pm           600 Blk Naples                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           200 Blk Schwerin                     Assault
  9:30pm           500 Blk Precita                        Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

8:00am                        400 Blk Beacon                      Burglary: Suspect #1; Black male with no facial hair with a thin build, approximately 18 to 19 years old, 5’7 in height, unknown weight, hair or eye color, last seen wearing Grey pants and a sweatshirt with socks covering hands. Suspect #2; Black male with a thin build, approximately 18 to 19 years old, 5’7 in height, unknown weight , hair or eye color, last seen wearing Blue pants and a sweatshirt and socks covering his hands. Suspect Vehicle; a dark Blue four door sedan.

9:45pm            4300 Blk Mission                   Burglary: Supect #1;  Hispanic Male, 27 years old, 5’8 in height, 195 pounds, Brown hair, Brown eyes and unknown clothing.