Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sept. 7, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, September 7th, 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.

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.


5:51am       Mission/Valencia                    Drugs
Officer Crispin, reported to the following scene located on the 3200 block of Mission and Valencia Streets at the request of Officers Hauscarriague and McCall. Officer Crispin, a certified Drug Recognition Examiner, was asked to evaluate a subject who was possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The officers noticed that the subject had on a dark blue, security guard uniform and was armed with the following: Taser gun, a baton, pepper spray, and CS gas which were all holstered on his leather duty belt. Officer Crispin, approached the subject, who at the moment was crying, and could smell the odor of alcohol. His pupils were dilated and had a whitish coating on his tongue. Although the subject was willing to talk to Officer Crispin, his mood went from calm, to argumentative and paranoid. The subject admitted to having two alcoholic beverages earlier in the day as well as having taken prescription drugs, such as Prozac, Morphine and a Sulfate derivative. Given this information, Officer Crispin believed the subject was under the influence and was unable to care for himself, therefore was immediately arrested and transported to Ingleside Station. Once they arrived at Ingleside Station, the subject complained of tightness to his chest and was sweating immensely. Officer Crispin called in for an ambulance, who then responded and transported the subject to SFGH for further evaluation. The subject was eventually cited and released into the care of the doctors.  Case Number 130748128

10:10pm     100 Blk Precita                       Burglary
Officer Cariffe, while on duty, was dispatched to a residence located on the 100 block of Precita Avenue  regarding  a possible burglary/trespassing. Officer Cariffe, arrived at the location where he questioned the homeowner, followed by two witnesses, who were there as guests at the time the crime took place. The home owner told the officer that while watching a movie in the living room with his guests, he noticed an unknown suspect roaming in his  kitchen. The home owner was caught by surprise and approached the suspect and asked him, “who are you?” and “how did you get in my house?”. The unknown suspect ignored the home owner  and appeared to be looking for a way out.  Fearing for the safety of his fellow guests he repeatedly questioned the suspect as to how he got in. The suspect made his way to the back bedroom and attempted to make his escape through the open window. Seeing this, the home owner reacted and tried to detain the subject by putting him into a head lock, while one of his guest called the police. That’s when Officer Cariffe was dispatched to the scene followed by Officers Hermosura and Zahn as backup. Officer Cariffe searched the suspect before arresting him and located personal items which were taken from the home and identified by the home owner as his personal property .The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for the Burglary and Possession of stolen property. Case Number: 130750662

Serious Incidents:        

6:53pm       4400 Blk Mission                   Robbery
Officer McMilton, responded to a call in regards to a robbery that took place at the Metro PCS store located on Mission Street. Officer McMilton arrived to the location and took the victim’s statement who is an employee at the store. The victim described the unknown suspect as a latino male, medium built, red polo shirt, and black shorts. The suspect came in, approached the counter with a phone in hand, saying he wanted it. The victim (employee) activated the phone when the unknown suspect slipped a note saying “sorry I need this phone I have four children , no food and I have a gun, please give me all the money” . Believing the suspect had a gun, the employee feared for her life and handed over the money. The suspect then fled from the store with both the money and the phone. Police Officers were able to get hold of the surveillance cameras which recorded the incident. The officers at the scene searched the area with no success. They also collected the note as evidence. Report  number :130750048

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  2:40am           3300 Blk Mission                     Battery
  3:30am           Unit Blk Delta                           Stolen Vehicle
11:00am           50 Phelan                                 Theft of Bicycle
  2:17pm           Unit Blk Persia                        Warrant Arrest
  2:30pm           200 Blk Gates                          Theft from Vehicle
  2:59pm           Sweeny/Merrill                         Traffic Collision
  4:41pm           100 Blk Appleton                     Trespassing
  5:00pm           Sant Rosa/Alemany                  Stolen Vehicle
  6:07pm           Unit Blk Highland                     Recovered Vehicle
  7:00pm           200 Blk Oxford                        Stolen Vehicle
  7:00pm           200 Blk Gambier                      Stolen Vehicle
  7:00pm           Unit Blk Athens                        Recovered Vehicle
  8:00pm           700 Blk Geneva                       Vandalism to Property
  8:00pm           300 Blk Crescent                     Attempted Burglary
  8:48pm           4500 Blk Mission                     Public Intoxication
  9:30pm           100 Blk Winding                      Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm           700 Blk Prague                        Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.