Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aug. 8, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, August 8th, 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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

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.


8:48pm       4600 Blk Mission                    Burglary/Drugs
A theft just occurred at the Radio Shack located along the 4600 block of Mission Street where a suspect walked in and went directly to the rear of the store. The suspect picked out a brand new Antenna of the wall and immediately bolted from the store making no attempt to pay for the item. The suspect ran outside the front door which was being held open by his accomplice. Both suspects made their way down Ocean Avenue headed towards Alemany Boulevard. One of the store employees immediately called the police and provided dispatch with a description and direction of travel. Several Ingleside units including Officers Lustenberger, Chew and Sergeant Smith responded and scoured the area. While searching, they located one of the suspects around the corner. A computer check revealed he was active probation with two outstanding traffic warrants. The officers searched the suspect and found a small amount of Methamphetamine and a glass pipe in one of his pockets. The officers searched the surrounding area and found the stolen antenna which had been discarded by the suspect before he was taken into custody. A search of the remaining suspect was conducted to no avail. Towards the end of the investigation, the stolen item was returned to the store and the suspect was booked for the theft, drug offense and outstanding warrants. Report Number: 130655705

Serious Incidents:

11:05pm     500 Blk Huron                        Robbery
A victim told Officers Anderson and Dilag that he took Bart home and got off at the Balboa Park Bart Station. He proceeded to walk home when he observed two suspects walking behind him a short distance away. The victim said he made a few turns here and there and noticed that the two suspects were still behind him and possibly following him. As he neared his home, the victim said he picked up his pace and began walking a little faster, but it was a too late. Before he knew it, both suspect had caught up with the victim and asked to use his cell phone. The victim said he didn’t have anything and began to back up. Suddenly, one suspect took the victim to the ground and both began assaulting him and digging through his pockets. The suspects got the victim’s wallet, cell phone, camera, laptop, debit cards and backpack before running away. Because the victim was hit several times, he was complaining of pain, mainly to his head. Medics were called out to the scene to treat the victim, but he refused to be transported. Officers searched the area to no avail. Report Number: 130656082

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  6:30am           200 Blk Gates                          Burglary
11:53am           5500 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
12:30pm           600 Blk London                       Stolen Vehicle
  3:00pm           Bella Vista/Dorcas                    Hit and Run
  3:00pm           300 Blk Winfield                      Recovered Vehicle
  4:30pm           Parque/Geneva                         Hit and Run
  6:55pm           5800 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
  9:15pm           300 Blk Nevada                       Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm           Hearst/Congo                           Stolen & Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.