Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Aug. 30, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, August 30th, 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.


12:29am     4100 Blk Mission                   Drugs
Officers Hauscarriague and Zahn were on foot patrol when they noticed a Beige BMW drive up and park along the 4100 block of Mission Street. Officer Hauscarriague immediately recognized the driver from previous contacts and knew that he did not have a valid California driver’s license. The officers casually walked over to have a talk with the driver. When Officer Hauscarriague approached the driver’s side, he immediately noticed a small package in the center console. Officer Hauscarriague knew that this is typically used to contain, conceal and transport illegal drugs. The driver gave the package to the officer and told him it was empty. For officer safety, the driver was taken out of the vehicle and searched. During the search, Officer Hauscarriague found a “Butterfly” knife concealed in the suspect’s back pocket. Further search revealed several other  small packages, similar to the one found in the center console,  each containing Methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and booked for various drug and weapon charges as well as driving without a license. Report Number: 130722611

11:15pm     Unit Blk Norton                      Assault
Officer Dilag responded to a fight between two people taking place on the unit block of Norton Street. Dispatch advised that one of the parties involved was armed with a car club locking device.  Officers Lustenberger and Lockett responded as back-up and located both parties, one of whom was still armed with the club device. The victim told Officer Dilag that he was on his way home when he decided to take a short cut and walk through the parking lot from Harrington Street. As he was walking, he saw the suspect urinating on a parked van and said “Nice job”. This enraged the suspect who physically went after the victim. The victim said they both engaged in a brawl that lasted a few minutes. The victim said he got up and walked away only to see the suspect come after him once again, only this time armed with a steering wheel club. The suspect took several swings at the victim, and the victim had no choice but to defend himself again. The victim said he fought with the suspect for a brief moment before running home and calling the police. The officers assessed the victim’s injuries and found a small puncture wound to his stomach caused by the screwdriver that the suspect was carrying as well. Medics were called out to treat the victim. The suspect was transported to the local hospital and then booked for aggravated assault. Report Number: 130725079

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  3:46am           4600 Blk Mission                     Theft of Cell Phone
  7:27am          200 Blk Paris                           Recovered Vehicle
  9:00am           Unit Blk Arbor                         Stolen Vehicle
10:28am           Unit Blk Lawrence                    Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Hit and Run
  1:47pm           Geneva/San Jose                      Traffic Collision
  3:00pm           Unit Blk Harrington                   Stolen Vehicle
  4:30pm           200 Blk Esmeralda                   Stolen Vehicle
  5:20pm           Still/Lyell                                  Stolen Vehicle
  8:30pm           Moultrie/Tompkins                   Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           200 Blk Avalon                        Vandalism to Vehicle
11:00pm           600 Blk Brazil                          Stolen Vehicle
11:30pm           1900 Blk Alemany                    Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.