Friday, August 9, 2013

Aug. 5, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, August 5th, 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

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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.


3:35am       5000 Blk Mission                   Drugs
 Sergeant Smith was on routine patrol when he spotted a van in a hotel parking lot without a rear license plate or temporary registration. Sergeant Smith exited his patrol car and, along with Officers Barrera and Jones who arrived to assist, walked up to the driver side of the vehicle and asked the three occupants for identification. A computer check showed the rear seat occupant to be a felon on active probation. The officers searched the area where the subject was sitting and found a methamphetamine pipe and a quantity of the drug hidden in a cigarette pack on the floor. Another methamphetamine pipe with residue was found in a pocket of the driver’s door. The driver, who admitted the pipe was his and was not on active parole, was cited for narcotics violations and released. The occupant who was on probation was transported to Ingleside Station and booked for various narcotics violations. The other occupant of the car was released. Case number: 130644742

5:46am       Geneva/San Jose                   Drugs/Weapons
Ingleside Officers Barrera and Jones responded to a report of a man and woman fighting on a Muni bus. When the officers arrived they approached a woman exiting the bus and asked her if anything was wrong and if she was injured. The woman said nothing was wrong and she was having a verbal argument with her boyfriend who was still on the bus. The officers boarded the bus to question the boyfriend, who had a jar containing marijuana sitting on his lap. He agreed to stand up and be searched for narcotics and weapons and none were found. He consented to the officers searching his backpack where Barrera and Jones discovered more marijuana in a wallet and a white substance that turned out to be methamphetamine. The officers also discovered a .38cal. bullet in a shirt pocket which the suspect said he found on the street. A computer check showed that he was on felony probation with unrestricted search conditions. He was taken to Ingleside station and booked for various violations. Case number: 130644805

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:05am           Mission/Murray                        Hit and Run
  6:05am           3100 Blk Harrison                    Recovered Vehicle
  9:21am           200 Blk Kingston                     Harassing Phone Calls
  9:30am           700 Blk London                       Recovered Vehicle
  9:40am           Unit Blk Francis                        Recovered Vehicle
10:00am           Alemany/Naglee                       Stolen Vehicle
11:00am           1500 Blk Felton                       Burglary
12:26pm           100 Blk Eugenia                       Recovered Vehicle
  2:05pm           500 Blk Wilde                          Recovered Vehicle
  6:00pm           600 Blk Paris                           Theft from Vehicle
  8:55pm           Unit Blk Mill                             Assault
  9:00pm           300 Blk London                       Stolen Vehicle
  9:30pm           4000 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.