Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sept. 5, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, September 5th, 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

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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.

District Wide Burglaries in the Ingleside: In The Last month of August there have been 7 reported burglaries throughout the district. 4 of those burglaries alone have taken place in the Bernal Heights area. The different methods of entries have been through unlocked windows, sliding glass doors, unlocked side doors, unlocked garages and in one case through a doggie door where the perpetrator squeezed themselves through the small opening. Also, homes under construction have been targeted and expensive tools and appliances have been taken. As the warmer weather of fall approaches, make sure to secure your residence and that all your windows and doors are locked before leaving. If you happen to see any suspicious activity around your neighborhood that looks odd or out of place, call the police immediately.  

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.


10:18pm     Paris/Brazil                                         Drugs
Something looked odd to Ingleside Officer Hauscarriague when he passed a parked White Acura parked in the driveway of a home on Paris Street. There were two men sitting inside and two other men quickly walking away when they spotted Officer Hauscarriague’s patrol car. Officer Hauscarriague stopped his car and asked dispatch to check to see if the vehicle was stolen. Dispatch said the vehicle wasn’t stolen but was registered to a South San Francisco man on active probation with a provision for police to conduct a warrantless search. It turned out the registered owner was driving the car so, Officer Hauscarriague ordered him out of the vehicle and searched him for weapons and any illegal substances. He was clean but the passenger who was wearing baggy clothing that could easily hide a weapon was also searched and Officer Hauscarriague discovered a quantity of methamphetamine in one of his pockets. He was taken to Ingleside Station and charged with a possession of methamphetamine. Case number: 130743623

Serious Incidents:

1:00am       300 Blk Yerba Buena                        Burglary
A citizen was awoken by the sound of door opening at the bottom of his home. He quickly got up and went downstairs to find his garage door open. He told Ingleside Officers Lustenberger and Chew that when he went outside to check his vehicle, he found someone had broken into his car and stolen his garage door opener and money. The victim then went back inside his home and discovered additional funds along with souvenir coins and car keys missing from a downstairs room. Case number: 130743178

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

   6:00am          Unit Blk Goldmine                    Threats
   8:35am         50 Phelan                                 Theft from Vehicle
   9:58am          1100 Blk Cayuga                     Recovered Vehicle
10:00am           100 Blk Precita                        Theft from Building
  1:15pm           600 Blk Athens                        Recovered Vehicle
  1:27pm           200 Blk Harvard                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:31pm           700 Blk Lisbon                        Recovered Vehicle
  3:40pm           Persia/Prague                           Battery
  4:45pm           100 Blk Precita                        Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm           Eugenia/Banks                          Stolen Vehicle
  6:33pm           Unit Blk Gladstone                   Recovered Vehicle
  7:00pm           Unit Blk Rudden                       Theft from Vehicle
  7:02pm           Unit Blk Ina Court                    Recovered Vehicle
  9:30pm           Unit Blk Russia                         Battery
11:15pm           Mission/Richland                      Stolen Motorcycle

Burglaries with suspect description:

11:20am          4100 Blk Mission                   Burglary: Suspect #1; Unknown race male, approximately 35 years old, about 5’10 in height and 200 pounds. Last seen wearing a Gray hooded sweatshirt with a White stripe on the arms and the center of the hood, dark colored pants and dark colored shoes and Carrying a Red duffle bag with burglary tools (Drill and Hammer). Loss; $8,000.00 dollars.