Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Aug. 28, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on September 17, 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 Monterey, 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: Precita Park / Bernal Heights Area;  During the extended labor day holiday there were a total of 32 vehicles stolen in the Ingleside district as of 08/30/2013. Eight of those stolen vehicles were taken from the Precita Park and Bernal Heights area. Be sure to secure your vehicle (windows up, doors locked) before you leave your car parked on the street. Consider looking into getting an alarm or anti theft device such as a steering wheel club. This, for the most part, should deter most culprits from stealing your car. If you want to make it that much more difficult, consider installing a kill switch. Older model Hondas and Toyotas are among the most popular and easiest vehicles to steal.

Attention Bernal Heights Residents: Make sure all your doors and windows are locked. Especially the side doors leading into your home or garage. Several burglaries have taken place in the Bernal Heights area where opportunists (burglary suspects) have used these unlocked doors to gain entry into numerous homes to commit these burglaries. Many times homeowners forget to lock these side doors. Pay special attention when leaving your home by securing and locking these entry points.

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.


6:18pm       Unit Blk Roemer           Stolen Vehicle
A resident along the unit block of Roemer Way heard some loud yelling coming from the street. She went to take a look and saw her neighbor yelling at a suspect who was vandalizing her car with an umbrella. A family member quickly went outside and chased after the suspect, who ran away from the area. The resident called the police and told dispatch that a crazy suspect just dented her car. Officers Lustenburger and Chew were dispatched to the call. As they were arriving to the call, they saw one male chasing another male across Mission near Whittier Street. The Officers immediately stopped and detained both parties to try and figure out what was going on. The victim, who was chasing down the suspect, told the officers that the suspect just stole and crashed his vehicle. The victim said he was working on a house on Cassandra Court when he suddenly heard his vehicle being started. He went to go look and saw the suspect trying to drive away in his vehicle. The victim chased after the suspect yelling at him to stop. The suspect, who probably panicked, crashed into a telephone pole as he tried flee the scene. The victim yanked the suspect out of the car and tried to hold him there, but couldn’t. The victim was in hot pursuit of the suspect when the officers happened to be driving by. The neighbor who initially called the police was out and about searching for the suspect when she saw that the police had him already detained at Mission and Whittier. She told them that the suspect had also vandalized her vehicle. The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for vandalism, stealing a vehicle and probation violation. Report Number: 130718325

Serious Incidents:

7:20am       400 Blk Pope                Robbery
A victim told Officer Rand that he was robbed as we walked down Pope Street from Bellevue Avenue. The victim said he witnessed the suspect parking a Blue car near the intersection but payed no attention to him and continued walking. Suddenly, the suspect approached the victim from behind and put a gun to his head. The suspect said, “Don’t look at me” and demanded his property. The victim was scared for his life that he handed over his phone and wallet. The suspect took the items and walked away headed in the opposite direction. The victim waited till he got home to call for the police because he said he had no phone. The victim was not injured during the incident. Report Number: 130716551

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:00am           Elsie/Kingston                           Stolen Vehicle
  7:00am           200 Blk Arlington                     Recovered Vehicle
  8:35am           San Jose/30th                            Hit and Run
10:23am           200 Blk Blythdale                     Stolen Vehicle
11:15am           100 Blk Excelsior                     Theft from Building
11:15am           100 Blk Excelsior                     Stolen Vehicle
  1:00pm           200 Blk Tompkins                    Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           400 Blk Vienna                        Theft from Building
  2:45pm           1600 Blk Geneva                     Burglary
  3:30pm           50 Phelan                                 Hit and Run
  3:30pm           200 Blk Precita                        Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm           200 Blk Madrid                        Stolen Vehicle
  6:25pm           Cassandra/Whittier                   Hit and Run
  7:00pm           4800 Blk Mission                     Vandalism to Building
  8:00pm           100 Blk Athens                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:30pm           3900 Blk Folsom                      Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           900 Blk Cayuga                       Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           200 Blk Concord                     Stolen Vehicle
11:50pm           700 Blk Paris                           Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.