Thursday, September 5, 2013

Aug. 31, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, August 31st, 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.


1:12am       Geneva/NB #280                    Traffic Violations
Ingleside Officer Barrera was on traffic enforcement patrol when he noticed a late model luxury car blow through the stop sign at Geneva and Cayuga Avenue. Officer Barrera followed the vehicle and stopped the driver at the northbound Geneva on-ramp to Highway #280. A computer check showed the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle did not have insurance. He was cited and released and the car was towed to impound.  Report number: 130725289

7:30am       Arlington/Richland                  D.U.I
Ingleside Officer Adams was driving eastbound on Arlington Street when she noticed a car had collided with a cement wall at the southwest corner of Arlington and Richland Avenue. Two witnesses to the collision were yelling and pointing, “He just got out of the car”. Officer Adams noticed a man wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt and blue jeans, walking about a block away. She drove up to the suspect and asked him to halt and get on the ground. Instead, the suspect turned toward a sloped ledge, and jumped rolling down a hill onto San Jose Avenue. He then got up and started running away. Officer Adams notified dispatch of his escape and soon Ingleside Officers Curry and Trujillo found the suspect lying on the ground asleep and took him into custody. Medical personnel were summoned and when they arrived they were initially unable to wake the suspect from his slumber. With continued effort, he finally awoke enough to admit to the officers that he had been drinking. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for some injuries he sustained during the collision. He was later transported to county jail and booked for driving under the influence and narcotics violations for a supply of marijuana found in his car. Case number: 130725687

12:47pm     200 Blk Santos                        Drugs
Ingleside Officers Campos and Barajas were on duty working along with investigators from several other agencies as part of a district wide FRET (Fugitive Recovery Enforcement Team) operation.  Ingleside Officer Obot flagged down Campos and Barajas telling them that he spotted a suspect walking nearby who was on active probation and who may be wanted for outstanding warrants. Campos and Barajas searched the area and soon found the suspect in front of a home on Santos Street. A record check showed that he was on active probation out of San Francisco with a search and seizure condition. Along with Ingleside Officers Campos and Alvarez, Campos and Barajas searched the suspect and found a small baggie containing black tar heroin. The suspect was taken to county jail and booked for possession of narcotics. Report number: 130726328

Serious Incidents:

9:10pm       Bosworth/280  Freeway          Robbery
A woman walking home from the store lost her cell phone during a violent robbery. Ingleside Officer Hom was flagged down by three women, the victim and two witnesses, who told the following story. The victim said she had gone shopping at a local market and was walking home with her groceries while talking to her mother on her cell phone. As she passed underneath the freeway on Bosworth Street, and unknown male grabbed her from behind with one hand covering her mouth and the other grabbing her phone. The suspect pushed her to the ground and punched her in the face several times before wrestling the phone free. He then got up and sprinted to a waiting car with two passengers and sped away while she screamed for help. The two witnesses were walking in the opposite direction on Bosworth street saw the attack and heard the victim screaming. The two women also began screaming for help and watched the suspect escape in an older Honda four door sedan. Case number: 130727542

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:26am           3200 Blk Mission                     Battery
  7:23am           Rouseau/San Jose                     Traffic Collision
  9:30am           400 Blk Ellington                      Recovered Vehicle
  9:45am           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
10:00am           Unit Blk Liebig                         Burglary
12:45pm           700 Blk Cortland                      Vandalism to Property
12:57pm           Mission/Mt Vernon                   Traffic Collision
  3:21pm           4700 Blk Mission                     Stay Away Order Violation
  6:11pm           1700 Blk Sunnydale                 Parole Violation
  7:00pm           500 Blk San Juan                     Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           200 Blk Joost                           Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           4500 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           1100 Blk Alemany                    Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm           Unit Blk Blythdale                     Vandalism to Property

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.