Friday, August 9, 2013

Aug. 7, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, August 7th, 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.


3:06am       Mission/Sickles                       D.U.I
Officer Dove and Sergeant Greer responded to a report of a collision that occurred at the intersection of Mission and Sickles Avenue. Once they arrived, they noticed that the incident involved only one vehicle, which ended up hitting the curb on the Southeast corner of the intersection. They also noticed that the driver was standing outside his vehicle with a swollen lip and bloody nose. Officer Dove started speaking with the driver when he immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. When asked, the driver said he had, “Two shots of jagermeister and 3 to 4 beers”. After getting treated at the scene by medics, Officer Dove had the driver participate in several Field Sobriety Tests to which he performed at an unsatisfactory level. It was determined that the driver was traveling over the speed limit when he tried to make a left turn and struck the curb instead. The driver was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Report Number: 130650266

8:17pm       Mission/Mount Vernon          Drugs
Officers Busalacchi and Shugars were on routine patrol along Mission Street when they saw a small Black sedan traveling at a high rate of speed. They also noticed that as the vehicle sped away, they could hear loud music blaring from inside of the vehicle. The officers caught up to the speeding vehicle and made a traffic stop. When Officer Busalacchi approached the driver, he could smell a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked, the driver denied having a medical marijuana card. The driver was taken out and the vehicle searched. Officer Busalacchi found a stash of marijuana in the center console. The drug was seized and the driver was ultimately cited for the traffic violations and for possession of the marijuana. Report Number: 130652814.

11:50pm     500 Blk Justin                        Drugs
While on patrol, Officers Hauscarriague and Dove noticed that the vehicle in front of them just committed a traffic violation. They immediately stopped the vehicle in order to cite the driver. When they approached the vehicle they could see that the vehicle had four occupants. The officers identified all four subjects and found that one of them was on active felony probation with a search condition. They proceeded to search him and found out that he was holding Methamphetamine and Marijuana. The drugs were seized and he was placed under arrest. The driver was cited for the traffic violation and the remaining passengers released. Report Number: 130653248

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:30am           Russia/Vienna                           Hit and Run
  6:15am           300 Blk Madrid                        Burglary
  9:30am           Winfield/Coso                          Hit and Run
10:35am           600 Blk Campbell                    Burglary
11:24am           Geneva/San Jose                      Traffic Collision
  5:17pm           Unit Blk Agua                           Recovered Vehicle
  7:00pm           Unit Blk Garrison                      Stolen Vehicle
  7:56pm           Unit Blk Lawrence                    Restraining Order Violation
  9:30pm           400 Blk Edinburgh                    Stolen Vehicle
  9:30pm           Unit Blk Hanover                      Stolen Vehicle
  9:30pm           Unit Blk Lundys                        Threats
10:15pm           200 Blk Teresita                       Burglary
10:30pm           Unit Blk Tioga                          Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

12:35pm          Unit Blk Saint Marys                        Burglary: Suspect #1: Black male, approximately 25 to 30 years old, 5’7 in height, about 170 pounds. Last seen wearing a Brown hoodie and dark Blue jeans. Suspect #2: Black male, approximately 20-25 years old, 5’7 in height, 150 pounds and Black short hair. Last seen wearing a White T-shirt and light Blue jeans.