Thursday, August 29, 2013

Aug. 23, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, August 23rd, 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:

4:35am       Unit Blk Murray           Resisting Arrest
This case involved two car thief suspects and a foot chase involving Ingleside officers Hauscarriague and Dove. Both officers were on patrol in an unmarked police vehicle when they spotted a Black Honda Accord with two men inside. When the officers pulled up next to the car the two suspects, seeing the officer’s official uniform patches through the patrol vehicle’s window, suddenly began nervously moving around in the stolen car. When the officers stopped their patrol vehicle and got out, the two suspects also exited their car. Officer Hauscarriague stepped behind the Honda and was detaining the passenger while officer Dove stood in front of the Honda and tried to detain the driver. Suddenly, the driver started running away with both officers in pursuit. The chase went from Genebern Way towards Benton Street where officer Dove caught up and tackled the suspect. Unfortunately, Officer Dove was running so fast that when he tackled the suspect, he slid past him on the sidewalk for approximately six to eight feet. The suspect, seeing another opportunity to escape, got up and ran away on Benton to College then to eastbound Justin where the officers lost sight of him. The passenger, also seeing an opportunity with both officers in pursuit of the driver, also escaped. Both officers, after returning to Ingleside Station, were able to identify the driver from previous arrests. The vehicle was processed for fingerprints and evidence which included burglary tools and a pried open safe in the trunk. Report number: 130701063

5:10pm       Unit Blk Winfield          Malicious Mischief
An alert citizen called police after witnessing three attempted possible car thefts. The citizen told Ingleside Officers Kilgariff and Guzman that he saw a woman get out of a Honda and walk up the street and, using a key, unsuccessfully tried to enter three other Hondas parked on the block. After failing to enter the Hondas, the suspect then re-entered the car she arrived in, and with another suspect at the wheel, drive away. The witness gave the officers pictures of the suspect along with the license number of the suspect’s car which turned out to be stolen. Report number: 130703075

7:15pm       100 Blk Blythdale          Resisting Arrest
Officers Lustenberger, Lockett and Chew were at the scene of a shooting. A large, hostile, crowd had gathered watching as the victim was loaded into an ambulance to be taken to the hospital. While the officers were keeping the onlookers on the sidewalk and maintaining the crime scene, a woman attempted to rush toward the ambulance and interfere with medics treating the victim. Officer Chew asked the woman to return to the sidewalk and let the medics continue their life saving work. The woman ignored the officer’s commands and kept moving toward the ambulance. Officer Chew took hold of the woman’s arm and tried to guide her back to the sidewalk.  The woman yelled, “don’t….touch me”, and tried to rush again toward the ambulance while grabbing the front of officer Chew’s shirt. With the help of another officer, officer Chew gained control of the suspect’s arms and placed her in handcuffs. She was taken to Ingleside station, cited for interfering with officers duties and then released. Case number: 130704001

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  4:35am           Unit Blk Murray                       Recovered Vehicle
  8:01am           1900 Blk Burrows                    Recovered Vehicle
  8:47am           500 Blk Cortland                      Theft from Vehicle
  9:05am           100 Blk Murray                        Recovered Vehicle
  9:54am           Unit Blk Wilder                         Recovered Vehicle
11:00am           700 Blk Myra                           Theft from Building
11:16am           1700 Blk Alemany                    Warrant Arrest
12:00pm           4500 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  1:00pm           2800 Blk Alemany                    Vehicle Tampering
  2:15pm           1100 Blk Athens                      Recovered Vehicle
  2:20pm           600 Blk San Jose                     Theft from Vehicle
  3:30pm           1000 Cayuga                            Theft from Building
  4:00pm           2300 Blk Castro                       Theft from Vehicle
  5:54pm           300 Blk Lowell                         Battery
  5:54pm           Unit Blk Ocean                         Fraud
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Day                            Stolen Vehicle
  6:57pm           5200 Blk Diamond Heights       Shoplifting
  7:00pm           4600 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building      
  9:00pm           Unit Blk Topaz                         Burglary
11:30pm           100 Blk Richland                      Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

12:30pm          300 Blk Harvard                    Burglary: Suspect #1; Black male with a dark complexion, approximately 20-25 years old, 5’5 in height, about 120 to 130 pounds, short cropped Black hair, unknown eye color and unknown clothing. Suspect #2; Black male with a dark complexion, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5’6 in height, about 130 pounds, bushy Brown hair and unknown clothing. Suspect Vehicle; White Chevrolet Camaro 2dr coupe with California License Plate #5LYI512.