Friday, August 9, 2013

Aug. 6, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, August 6th, 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. 





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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.


1:30pm       1800 Blk Sunnydale                Assault
Officers Peregoy and Trail responded to an argument call along the 1800 block of Sunnydale Avenue. Dispatch received a “911” call where a loud verbal argument could be heard in the background. The officers arrived and found a victim standing outside the front door. The victim told the officers that a family member, who was inside the house, had sprayed her with pepper spray after getting into a heated argument with him. She said she had left her purse inside a bedroom and left the house during the day. When she returned to retrieve her purse, she found items missing from inside. She then went to confront her family member when he sprayed her with pepper spray. The officers entered the residence and located the suspect and took him into custody. The victim had already flushed her eyes with water and refused any further medical treatment. Report Number: 130648625

Serious Incidents:

6:25pm       100 Blk Alemany                    Robbery
A victim, who lives in Seattle,  told Officers Pan and Morse that he had listed his Rolex watch for sale on Craigslist, which had been previously appraised at $36, 900.00 dollars. The victim received a response from a suspect stating he was interested in buying the watch. After several E-mails and telephone calls, both parties agreed to a purchase price of $28,000.00 dollars in cash. The suspect told the victim to catch a flight into the Bay Area where he would arrange for the victim to be picked up and taken to a jeweler to have the watch appraised. If the watch was authentic then the suspect would buy the watch and reimburse the victim for his flight and hotel costs. Well, the victim arrived at Oakland Airport and was picked up by an unknown associate (Suspect’s friend)  in a brand new SUV. The unknown driver drove into the Bernal Heights area where two more unknown suspects jumped into the back seat. The suspects in the back seat began to assault the victim while the driver rifled through the victim’s bag taking the Rolex watch along with several other expensive items including a passport, cell phone and money and laptop. The suspects then kicked the victim out of the vehicle and fled the area. The officers transported the victim to Ingleside Station and arranged for transportation back to his hotel. The case is still under investigation. Report Number: 130649554

10:15pm     Pope/Hanover                         Attempted Robbery
A victim arrived at Ingleside Station and told Officers Naval and Morrow that he was a victim of a robbery. The victim said he just got off the BART train at the Balboa Station and was headed home. While walking up Pope Street, an unknown suspect suddenly approached him from behind and said, “Give me your phone and wallet”. The victim turned around only to see a masked man standing approximately three feet away pointing a Black handgun at him. The victim reacted and slapped the gun away, which gave him the opportunity to run. As he was running away he saw a second suspect running after him, but couldn’t catch up. The victim waited a while before going home and calling the police. The victim said he was not injured and none of his property was stolen. Report Number: 130650034

10:35pm     Hanover/Concord                   Robbery
A friend dropped off the victim at Mission and Concord before walking the rest of the way home. When she got to the corner of Concord and Hanover, she noticed a vehicle make a quick U-turn and stopped right in front of her. One of the rear passengers exited the vehicle holding a long gun, possibly a rifle/assault weapon, and demanded her property by saying, “Give me your purse and give me your cell phone!” Fearing for her life, the victim immediately handed over her purse. The suspect quickly grabbed the purse and jumped back into the vehicle, which fled westbound on Concord Street. The victim said there were a total of four suspects inside the car, but only described the suspect that actually robbed her. Fortunately the victim was not injured. Report Number: 130650056

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  9:50am           600 Blk Portola                        Theft fromVehicle
  1:00pm           Unit Blk Persia                          Fraud
  1:30pm           200 Blk Silliman                       Stolen Vehicle
  4:21pm           1100 Blk Bernal Heights           Trespassing
10:00pm           200 Blk Putnam                        Warrant Arrest
10:30pm           100 Blk Addison                      Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm           1100 Blk Sunnydale                 Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.