Wednesday, August 7, 2013

July. 31, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, July 31st, 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.


1:45pm       Ocean/Lee                              Fraud
A victim told Officer Morgante that he was sitting inside a local restaurant when he was approached by an unknown suspect who introduced himself and engaged him in conversation. During the conversation the suspect said he was locked out of his home and asked for the victim’s help to get a locksmith. The suspect went on to say that he’s been a supervisor with the MTA for the last 25 years and that he could get the victim a job. The victim said he was looking for a job and was interested. The suspect asked the victim for a small amount of money and said he would talk to him the next day. The victim agreed and gave the suspect some money. The next day the suspect called the victim and told him he lined up a position for him and needed a larger amount of money for the union dues. Excited about getting a job the victim proceeded to give the suspect the money for the union dues. Another day after that, the suspect called the victim asking for more money. The victim at this point was suspicious and decided to do some of his own investigating and Googled the suspect. Turns out the suspect gave his real name and has been arrested before for running the same scam.  The victim went straight to the police to report the fraud. With the help of Inspector Gasanyan and several Ingleside Officers they arranged to meet the suspect where they quickly nabbed him before he knew what was going on. The suspect was charged accordingly and booked. Report Number: 130630898.

2:40pm       3300 Blk Mission                   Robbery
Officers Cross and Goldsborough went to a robbery call at an establishment on the 3300 block of Mission Street. The witnesses, who are loss prevention officers, said they observed a familiar suspect walking through the store. The witnesses told the officers that this person has been caught stealing from the store before and was told never to return. Well today, they kept an eye on her as she made her way to the deli aisle and liquor aisle. She then picked out a Vodka liquor bottle and a sushi tray and walked out of the store making no attempt to pay for the items. The witnesses went to confront her, but her male accomplice, who had a visible knife in his back pocket, verbally threatened both witnesses before walking away. Officer Cross looked at the surveillance tape and put out a description. Several Ingleside Officers searched the area to no avail. Hours later, Officers responded to an unrelated call on the 3100 block of Mission Street involving the same two suspects. The suspects were identified and charged with the robbery and threats. Report Number: 130631169.

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  3:30am           Gladstone/Maynard                  Traffic Collision
  5:55am           Mission/Oliver                          Traffic Collision
  8:55am           100 Blk London                       Recovered Vehicle
  9:09am           100 Blk London                       Recovered Vehicle
12:03pm           Unit Blk Stoneybrook               Recovered Vehicle
12:20pm           Unit Blk Tomaso                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:49pm           100 Blk Edinburgh                    Theft from Vehicle
  2:30pm           100 Blk Cross                          Theft of Other Property
  2:30pm           100 Blk Cross                          Stolen Equipment
  5:00pm           800 Blk Moscow                     Theft from Vehicle
  5:19pm           Alemany/Rousseau                   Traffic Collision
  6:13pm           Alemany/101 Off Ramp            Traffic Collision
  6:30pm           Otsego/Rudden                        Vandalism to Vehicle
  7:30pm           Unit Blk Avalon                        Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.