Wednesday, August 7, 2013

July. 30, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on August 20, 2013.  Thank you.

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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

12:41am     100 Blk Tucker                      Drugs
Officers Burke and Imhoff responded to a report of a working 2 alarm house fire on the 100 block of Tucker Avenue. Several Fire trucks and firemen had already arrived and had extinguished the fire before the officers arrived. An arson investigator with the fire department  informed Officer Burke that the residence was being used as an illegal Marijuana grow house and that the cause of the fire was the poor electrical wiring that was used to operate the illegal Marijuana operation. Officer Burke walked through the residence and could see that most of the rooms inside the residence were being used to grow the plants, but that most of the plants and equipment had been damaged by the extensive fire. The officers at the scene collected what was left and is still under investigation. The house was empty at the time and no one was injured during the fire. Report Number: 130626201

5:30pm       400 Blk Geneva                      Theft
Officers Goldsborough and Cross spoke to a victim, who said she was sitting near the MUNI bus stop located just outside the Balboa BART station. The victim said she was on her phone when she noticed a suspect running towards her direction. The suspect, in one quick motion, grabbed the victim’s phone out of her hand and continued running. The victim ran after the suspect, but fell down during her pursuit, and lost sight of him. Several units scoured the area to no avail. The victim sustained a couple scrapes from the fall and refused medical treatment. After the investigation, Officers Goldsborough and Cross drove the victim to her residence. Report Number: 130628489

8:16pm       Geneva/Paris                          Attempted Robbery
A victim told Officers Dove and Padilla that he was walking home along Geneva when he was suddenly grabbed from behind. Two suspects had grabbed the victim’s neck and demanded his money and wallet. The victim said his glasses were knocked from his face and could no longer see the two males. The two suspects did not take anything from the victim and released their hold, fleeing from the scene. The victim could not provide any further information to the officers and was not injured in the incident. Report Number: 130629233

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:15am           Alpha/Tucker                           Traffic Collision
  3:00am           Precita/Mission                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:26am           100 Blk Omar                          Warrant Arrest
  9:00am           200 Blk Leland                        Theft from Building
  9:00am           Lundy/Coso                             Hit and Run
  9:26am           100 Blk Campbell                    Recovered Vehicle
12:40pm           Geneva/Santos                         Traffic Collision
  2:15pm           O’shaugnessy/Portola               Hit and Run
  3:30pm           500 Blk Edna                           Theft from Building
  4:00pm           200 Blk Surrey                         Vehicle Tampering
  4:00pm           300 Blk Banks                         Burglary
  6:30pm           1700 Blk Dolores                     Hit and Run
  7:00pm           3400 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  7:25pm           Alemany/Ellsworth                    Vandalism to Vehicle
  8:00pm           300 Blk Munich                        Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm           100 Blk Delano                        Stolen License Plates

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.