Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aug. 9, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, August 9th, 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.


6:44pm       4200 Blk Mission                    Robbery
A robbery call sent Ingleside Officers Paras and Kilgariff to a fast food restaurant where a patron said two women and a man stole the victim’s cell phone. The victim told the officers he was casually eating his meal and texting on his phone when one of the suspects asked him what time it was. When the victim glanced at his watch, the suspect picked up his cell phone and ran out the front door. The victim got up to chase the suspect but he was blocked from exiting the restaurant by another man and woman. He finally got past the two accomplices and exited the restaurant chasing the suspect for a short distance before losing sight of him and returning back to the restaurant. While Ingleside officers Kerlegan and Khan stayed at the restaurant to interview witnesses, officers Paras and Kilgariff began searching the neighborhood for the suspects. A few blocks away from the restaurant the officers noticed the three suspects walking down the street. The officers exited their patrol car and placed all three under arrest. During questioning, the cell phone belonging to the victim and found near one of the suspects, began ringing from a call placed by an officer at the scene of the robbery. All three suspects were transported to Ingleside Station and booked on robbery charges. Case number: 130658630

9:49pm       Leland/Alpha                          Narcotics
Ingleside Officers Quintero and Barajas were on patrol conducting surveillance in the area of Leland and Alpha Street.  During their surveillance, the officers noticed two men, one of whom had been arrested before for illegal narcotics activity. The suspect was on probation with a search and seizure condition until March of 2015. The officers decided to question the man about why he was hanging out in the area. When they asked if he had any narcotics he freely admitted to have three small baggies of marijuana in one of his pockets. When the officers continued their body search, the suspect resisted and tried to pull away. At that point he was placed in handcuffs and the officers found a white baggie of cocaine that had dropped out of his pants onto the ground. He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on a variety of charges. The other man was not arrested. Case number: 130659086

Serious Incidents:

2:33pm       Persia/Prague                          Theft
A young man thought he was doing enough to protect his cell phone from theft while waiting for a bus on Persia Street. He carefully hid it from view and held it with both hands but that didn’t prevent a thief from snatching it from his hands and running away. The victim chased the suspect for short distance before a car pulled up near the suspect who got in the vehicle and sped away. Case number:130657648

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  9:30am           500 Blk Lisbon                        Hit and Run
12:49pm           100 Blk Mangels                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:11pm           200 Blk Vienna                        Recovered Vehicle
  1:15pm           100 Blk Congdon                     Traffic Collision
  2:07pm           4400 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  2:35pm           Prague/Persia                           Hit and Run
  4:15pm           Unit Blk Brookdale                   Warrant Arrest
  4:30pm           1500 Blk Valencia                    Stolen Vehicle
  6:30pm           500 Blk Vienna                        Burglary
  8:00pm           700 Blk Ocean                         Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           Visitacion/Rey                          Theft from Vehicle
  9:00pm           Unit Blk Moneta                       Theft from Vehicle
11:00pm           100 Blk Britton                         Vandalism to Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

8:34pm            2800 Blk Alemany                 Burglary: Suspect #1; Hispanic male with a thin build and no facial hair , 20 to 25 years old, 5’4 in height, 140 pound, Black hair and unknown eye color. Last seen wearing; Red hoodie, Burgundy shirt and dark pants. Items taken: A purse with various credit cards and Social Security card.