Friday, September 6, 2013

Sept. 2, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, September 2nd, 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.


12:16am     Silver/Madison                       Recovered Vehicle
An observant Ingleside officer may have helped solve a Richmond District robbery. Shortly after midnight, Officer Zografos radioed dispatch that he was watching two suspicious men standing next to a stolen Honda sedan. When the two suspects noticed Officer Zografos, they started walking eastbound on Silver Avenue. Soon, several Ingleside units arrived on scene and surrounded the two men. One suspect was wearing a dark colored puffy jacket, blue jeans, and blue shoes and the other was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and brown shoes. Both suspects matched the descriptions of two men driving the same stolen car, who drove away and escaped from pursuing police officers five days earlier. They also matched the description of a robbery by two men near ocean beach driving a similar car three days ago. A computer check revealed that one of the men was wanted on an outstanding warrant. He was arrested. The other man was identified and released pending further investigations. Case number: 130722978

Serious Incidents:

2:00am       San Jose/Randall                    Robbery
A MUNI passenger was attacked and robbed of his cell phone and wallet. The victim told Ingleside Officers Dilag and Brock that he was sitting in the LRV seat next to the front exit when the suspect came up to him and, without saying a word, grabbed his hair on the back of his head and slammed his face into metal pole in front of his seat. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s IPhone and wallet and escaped. The victim briefly gave chase but fell onto the sidewalk and then returned to the LRV where the police were summoned. In addition to the phone, the victim also lost several credit and debit cards. The LRV operator told the officers that the suspect boarded the train at 30th and Church Street after exiting a 4 door Honda civic. Case number: 130730965

12:48pm     200 Blk Judson                       Assault
A citizen walked into Ingleside station saying he was threatened with a gun. The victim told Officer Thompson that he was playing soccer in his garage with his two young daughters when the soccer ball rolled into the street. When he ran into the street to retrieve the ball a green or blue Honda or Hyundai almost hit him. He watched the car continue down the street and went back into his garage. Soon the car was in front of his home and one of the occupants exited the car and walked toward him holding a handgun shouting, “Next time you look at me that way, I’m going to ….you up”. The victim said, “I was only playing with my kids”, at which point the suspect said, “I don’t care about your kids”, and walked back to the car which drove away. Case number: 130731991

1:00pm       220 Blk Bayshore                    Theft
Officer Hornstein was dispatched to a home on Rolph Street to take a theft report. The victim told the officer that she was riding the #8Muni bus when it stopped in front of the 7/11 store on Bayshore Blvd. She was on her IPhone when an unknown suspect approached from the side and grabbed the phone out of her hand and then escaping off the bus. She stayed on the bus until she reached her home and called police. She told officer Hornstein that she would not be able to identify the suspect if she saw him again. Officer Hornstein contacted MUNI and made an attempt to locate the surveillance footage from the bus.  Report number: 130732080

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  8:30am           Unit Blk Carrizal                       Stolen Vehicle
10:35am           200 Blk Gates                          Stolen License Plate
11:45am           Unit Blk Lansdale                     Recovered Vehicle
12:16pm           4200 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  2:00pm           Unit Blk Theresa                       Vandalism to Vehicle
  2:52pm           700 Blk Avalon                        Burglary
  3:00pm           1700 Blk Sunnydale                 Burglary
  4:30pm           Phelan/Staples                          Stolen Vehicle
  4:50pm           Unit Blk Chenery                      Theft from Building
  7:00pm           Avalon/Madrid                         Stolen Vehicle
  7:30pm           Eugenia/Elsie                            Stolen Vehicle
  7:50pm           Alemany/Ocean                        Traffic Collision
  8:20pm           4600 Blk Mission                     Assault
  8:30pm           100 Blk Putnam                        Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           1500 Blk Sunnydale                 Vandalism to Property

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.