Thursday, August 8, 2013

Aug. 3, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, August 3rd, 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, 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 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.


12:03am     Santa Rosa/Cayuga                D.U.I
Two loud “bangs” prompted a couple of citizens to quickly look out their front windows where they saw an SUV had collided with a parked van. While one witness, the owner of the van dialed police, the other went outside her home to investigate the accident. That witness told Ingleside Officer Jones that she observed a passenger get out of the SUV and quickly run away while the driver was unsuccessfully trying to drive away. However, because her vehicle was disabled from the collision, it wouldn’t move. When Officer Jones questioned the driver of the SUV, she told him she was at a “friends house and had drank two shots of Hennessey and two Margaritas” and was on her way home. Officers Jones conducted a roadside sobriety test which the suspect failed. A breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol level significantly higher than the legal limit. Case number: 130639088

4:15am       4400 Blk Mission                    Battery
A loud group of taxi passengers resulted in a cab driver getting punched in the face. The story was sorted out by Ingleside Officers Chew and Lustenberger who responded to the scene and found the cab driver with a bloody nose and three passengers standing on the sidewalk. The cab driver told the officers he picked up the three at Valencia and Mission who told him they wanted the cab to take them home. However, the cab driver said the passengers kept changing the destination and were loud, intoxicated, and belligerent. The cab driver finally pulled over and ordered all the passengers out of the cab. When, he opened the passenger door, one of the passengers punched him in the nose. She was cited for battery and released. The cab driver was treated at the scene by medics. Case number: 130639408

Serious Incidents:

10:00pm     100 Blk Concord                    Robbery
A victim arrived at Ingleside Station and informed Officer Pubill that he was a victim of a robbery that took place days earlier. The victim said he just walked out of his residence while talking on his phone when he was confronted by two unknown suspects who demanded his cell phone. The victim said he glanced over at one of the suspects who had one of his hands in his waist band. Believing the suspect was armed with a gun, he quickly handed over his phone. They then noticed the victim holding his car keys and demanded that too. The victim afraid for his safety handed over the keys as well. Both suspects then got into the victim’s car and fled the scene. The victim said he was not injured during the incident. Report Number: 130648120

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           400 Blk Judson                         Stolen License Plate
  4:23am          Silver/Gambier                           Hit and Run
  7:30am           4000 Blk Folsom                      Hit and Run
  5:21pm           Unit Blk John F Shelley             Vandalism to Property
10:00pm           200 Blk London                       Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           Moscow/Amazon                     Hit and Run
10:37pm           900 Blk Geneva                       Battery

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.