Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aug. 22, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, August 22nd, 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. 





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

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:

2:41pm       4600 Blk Mission                    Theft
Officers Tillan and Ng were driving along Mission Street when they happened to see a Walgreen’s employee in hot pursuit of a thief. Upon seeing the officers, the employee told them that the fleeing suspect just took several items from the store. The officers quickly caught up to the suspect who was still trying to make his escape. Officer Tillan immediately told the suspect to stop running and ordered him to the ground. Having nowhere else to go, the suspect stopped and threw various items on the ground and said, “Here take it back”. Turns out, the suspect stole a brand new set of headphones, a computer mouse and various cleaning supplies. The employee caught up to the officers and identified the suspect as the one who stole the items. He told Officer Ng that he saw the suspect take the items and made no attempt to pay for the items and proceeded to confront him outside. The suspect returned only a couple items and decided to flee the scene with the rest of the stolen items. A search of the suspect revealed he was concealing a knife underneath his pants as well. He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for the theft and concealed weapon. Report Number: 130699377

8:45pm       700 Blk Ocean                        Robbery
A victim, who was in the area of city college, stopped Sergeant Gaytan, of the San Francisco Community College Police Department, and told him she was just robbed. Officer Edais, also with the college police department, arrived and spoke to the victim. She said, after leaving her class, she proceeded to head home while talking on her Iphone. As she walked down Howth Street, she was suddenly pushed to the ground from behind and her phone snatched from her hands. The unknown suspect then fled the scene running southbound on Howth Street. Officer Edais attempted to track the Iphone, but was unsuccessful as it had been turned off. The victim said she was not injured and declined any medical attention. Report Number: 130700457

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:55am           400 Blk Lisbon                        Theft from Vehicle
  2:47am           Mission/Silver                           Warrant Arrest
  8:00am           San Jose/Randall                      Hit and Run
  8:01am           Unit Blk La Grande                  Recovered Vehicle
  9:00am           1100 Blk Powhattan                 Harassing Phone Calls
  9:30am           Unit Blk Richland                      Recovered Vehicle
  9:55am           200 Blk Ellington                      Recovered Vehicle
10:28am           Unit Blk Santa Marina              Recovered Vehicle
11:06am           100 Blk Rae                             Recovered Vehicle
12:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
12:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  3:00pm           700 Blk Cayuga                       Stolen Vehicle
  4:37pm           600 Blk Portola                        Theft from Vehicle
  5:00pm           300 Blk Surrey                         Burglary
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Patton                         Disturbing the Peace
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Bemis                        Stolen License Plate
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Bemis                         Theft from Vehicle
10:00pm           300 Blk 30th                            Burglary
10:30pm           400 Blk Los Palmos                 Threats
11:12pm           Brazil/Lisbon                            Traffic Collision

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.