Friday, September 6, 2013

Sept. 3, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, September 3rd, 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.


12:50am     Mission/Persia              Resisting
Officers Carrasco and Dominguez were giving a courtesy ride to a stranded motorist, whose car broke down on the 4500 block of Mission Street.  As they approached Mission and Persia Avenue they could see two individuals engaged in a heated argument. Officer Carrasco sounded the patrol vehicle’s siren in an attempt to get the two subjects to stop. It worked because both subjects began to walk in separate directions. The officers kept an eye on both subjects, just for good measure, and saw that one of the male subjects approached another bystander and almost started another fight. This time Officer Carrasco and Dominguez stepped in before someone got hurt. They apologized to the stranded motorist and told them they could no longer take them to their destination. They immediately detained the intoxicated suspect, who began yelling obscenities at the officers. During the detention, the suspect threatened to assault the officers. While trying to acquire the subject’s identity, he suddenly jumped up from a sitting position and lunged towards Officer Carrasco. Luckily his partner, Officer Dominguez, was alert and stepped in taking the suspect to the ground. After a short scuffle, the suspect was taken into custody and booked for intoxication and resisting. Report Number: 130733599

Serious Incidents:

6:30pm       Excelsior/Mission           Robbery
A victim, waiting for the MUNI bus at Mission and Excelsior, was a victim of a robbery. She told Officers Khan, Kerlegan and Leong that she was using her cell phone while waiting for the bus when and unknown suspect grabbed her from behind and snatched her phone from her hands. The suspect then pushed her away. The suspect and his accomplice then ran away up Excelsior headed towards London Street where they both jumped into a Silver sedan. A witness, who was also waiting for the bus, saw the incident and called the police. The officers noticed that the local business near the intersection had surveillance cameras that may have recorded the robbery. They contacted the store owner and requested a copy of the footage. The victim said she was not hurt in the incident and refused any medical attention. The victim advised the officers that her phone did not have any tracking software downloaded, therefore could not track her phone. Report Number: 130736048

8:07pm       5800 Blk Mission            Robbery
An employee at the Arco Am/Pm gas station was working behind the counter when he observed two suspects walk into the store and head over towards the beverage section. One of the subjects picked out a couple drinks and concealed them inside his coat pockets. The employee saw the whole thing and went to confront the suspect. The suspect’s friend in turn stepped up and threatened the employee with a knife. The suspect held up the knife in an aggressive manner and took a couple swipes at the employee narrowly missing him. The employee retreated and took cover behind one of the aisles. The two suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The store owner later responded and told the officers that the entire incident was captured on their surveillance cameras. The officers collected the evidence and searched the area to no avail. The employee did say he would be able to identify both suspects if seen again. Report Number: 130736496

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:00am           200 Blk Brookdale                   Stolen Vehicle
  3:19am           800 Blk Geneva                       Warrant Arrest
  5:15am           Congo/Hearst                           Hit and Run
  7:50am           600 Blk Eugenia                       Stolen Vehicle
  8:30am           Unit Blk Gladstone                   Stolen License Plate
  8:33am           800 Blk Cortland                      Theft from Vehicle
  9:21am           Sunnydale/Persia                      Recovered License Plate
10:00am           Sunnydale/Mansell                    Recovered Vehicle
10:45am           Mansell/John F Shelley             Theft from Vehicle
  1:00pm           200 Blk Harvard                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:53pm           200 Blk Montcalm                    Attempted Theft of Vehicle
  3:00pm           200 Blk South Hill                    Fraud
  3:16pm           Judson/Foerster                        Traffic Collision
  5:00pm           100 Blk Britton                        Theft from Building
  5:45pm           200 Blk Bernal Heights            Theft from Vehicle
  6:30pm           200 Blk Paris                           Stolen Vehicle
  6:55pm           Mission/Cortland                      Traffic Collision
  9:40pm           200 Blk Tingley                        Battery
  9:49pm           400 Blk London                       Recovered Vehicle
11:00pm           2900 Blk San Jose                   Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.