Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Aug. 29, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, August 29th, 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. 





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, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

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: 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.


1:05pm       50 Phelan                               Weapon Violation
San Francisco Community College Police Officer Lopez was walking toward Batmale Hall on campus when he noticed a man smoking marijuana in the plaza in front of the building. When he approached the citizen he also noticed a knife inside a holster attached to his belt. Officer Lopez, after radioing for backup, asked the man if it was okay to search for weapons. The suspect agreed with the request and Officer Lopez removed the knife from his belt. A search of the suspect’s backpack turned up four sandwich bags of marijuana. The citizen said he had a medical marijuana card and was allowed to transport the drug to his patients and for his personal use. He was transported to the county jail and booked for possession of a weapon on school grounds. Case number: 130720740

4:36pm       600 Blk Precita                      Battery
A homeowner trying to prevent the theft of building materials was assaulted by the thief. It all started when the homeowner noticed a man in her driveway rummaging through a bag of nails and wood that belonged to her. When he picked up the building supplies and started walking away she yelled at him, “those aren’t recyclables, I need that”. The thief looked up and swore at her as he walked down the street. At this point the homeowner opened the front door and chased the suspect to the intersection of York and Cesar Chavez Avenue.  When she grabbed her property a struggle ensued and the thief punched the homeowner several times in the face. During the struggle, the suspect dropped a bag of recyclables he was also carrying. When he reached down to pick up the recyclables with one hand and he released the homeowner’s property from the other. The homeowner then ran home with her building materials and called police. Ingleside officers Gomez and Morrow responded and located the suspect a few blocks away. He was positively identified by the victim and was transported to Ingleside Station where he was booked for robbery and battery. The victim was evaluated by medical personnel at her home and treated for her injuries. Report number: 130721287

Serious Incidents:

8:00am       200 Blk Blythedale                Assault
An argument over a parking spot sparked an assault involving a rolling pin and a 22 cal. handgun. It all started when a driver parked her car behind the victim’s vehicle preventing the victim from leaving the parking space. The suspect then told the victim that she, the victim, was in her spot and she would move her car when she felt like it. The victim then said, “you better move your car or I’m going to blow through it or call the cops”. The suspect then responded yelling, “I’ll give you something to call the cops about”,  at which point she went inside her home and came out with a 22 cal. handgun and fired two shots at the victim, neither of which struck her. Then, the suspect went back inside her home and brought out a rolling pin and started hitting the victim in the head and shoulder. Both parties struggled for awhile before the suspect got in to a passing SUV and fled. The victim was treated at San Francisco General for her injuries and released. Case number: 130719721

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:00am           100 Blk Ripley                        Hit and Run
  2:14am          3400 Blk Mission                     Vandalism to Property
  4:30am           100 Blk Leland                        Restraining Order Violation
  7:30am           Unit Blk Eastwood                   Burglary
  7:45am           Unit Blk Manchester                 Recovered License Plate
  7:54am           Unit Blk Manchester                 Recovered Vehicle
 10:00am          Randall/Whitney                       Stolen Vehicle
10:39am           30th/Church                              Traffic Collision
11:30am           300 Blk Madison                      Stolen License Plate
  1:16pm           100 Blk Brookdale                   Alcohol Violation
  2:42pm           1000 Blk Geneva                     Warrant Arrest
  3:30pm           1000 Blk Portola                      Theft from Building
  4:00pm           Cayuga/Foote                           Theft from Vehicle
  6:41pm           1200 Blk Sunnydale                 Warrant Arrest
  6:50pm           Amazon/Paris                           Battery
  7:25pm           400 Blk Beacon                       Recovered Vehicle
  7:30pm           700 Blk France                        Stolen Vehicle
  7:30pm           100 Blk Rolph                          Stolen Vehicle
  8:08pm           700 Blk Naples                        Recovered Vehicle
10:00pm           100 Blk Bertita                        Stolen Vehicle 
10:58pm           Cortland/Anderson                   Disturbing the Peace
11:00pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Trespassing
11:00pm           Holly Park/Murray                    Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

5:00pm            Unit Blk Carver                     Burglary: Suspect #1; 18 to 24 years old, Unknown Race male with a light complexion, approximately 5’10 in height, about 140 pounds and wearing a Black watch cap and all Black clothing. Suspect #2; Unknown race male with a stockier build and light complexion, 18 to 24 years old, about 5’6 in height and wearing a Black watchmans cap and all Black clothing. Suspect Vehicle; 2008 Silver Chrysler van with California License Plate #7AWV024.