Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 25, 2013

Incident Date:

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

ALERT:  There has been an increase in auto boosts in the area of 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. 

JUST A REMINDER:  Schools are out for summer session.  Please pay extra attention when driving around parks and playgrounds as children will be out all hours of the day.

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.  NERT will be holding several training sessions during the months of June and July.  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.  Citizens may take the NERT training outside of their neighborhoods, as it fits into their schedules.  Register on Eventbrite: or call (415) 970-2024. 

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: Increase in recent trend of robberies and thefts in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area

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.


5:28pm       Richland/Andover        Narcotics
Sgt. Alvarez was on patrol when she observed a suspicious vehicle with occupants inside. Sgt. Alvarez continued on patrol and later drove by the same area where the occupants remained in the vehicle with the engine off.  She decided to do a well being check on the occupants.  After making contact with them, one of the occupants told Sgt. Alvarez that he might have an outstanding warrant.  A record check did not return with an active warrant, but revealed that both individuals were on probation.  A search of the occupants found several grams of a white crystal substance on one of them.  The amount was sufficient for Sgt. Alvarez to believe it was for sale of the substance and not for personal use. The suspect was transported to Ingleside station where the substance tested positive for methamphetamine and he was booked into custody.  The narcotics were hand delivered to the Narcotics Drop Box at the Hall of Justice.  Report Number 130522289 

9:45pm       1700 Blk Diamond       Burglary
Officers Ma and several other Ingleside officers, including Officer Jimenez and his police dog, responded to a possible burglary in progress.  As the officers approached, they could heard the sound of metal tools clicking in a garage area where the lights were off.  The garage door was slightly ajar and the officers knocked and asked the subjects inside to open the garage and step outside.  The suspects ignored their commands, and the police dog was sent inside where she located the two suspects.  The suspects were detained pending further investigation.

The officers met with the 911 caller who told them that she noticed a male subject crawling under the garage door and that he remained inside with the lights off.  She thought this behavior to be awkward and called the police.  The officers spoke with the detainees and both admitted that they did not reside at the premises.  They were transported to Ingleside station and booked at the instruction of Sgt. Smith. 

It should be noted that also recovered at the scene were two stolen vehicles which were towed to Auto Return.  Officers took pictures of the scene, the vehicles and the suspects’ clothing which were booked as evidence.  Report Number 130520051

Serious Incidents:

9:50pm       Guttenberg/Brunswick Att. Robbery
Officers McMilton and Peregrina were sent to investigate an attempted robbery.  They met with the victim who said she was walking down the street when an unknown female exited a vehicle alongside her.  The suspect approached the victim who was on the phone and said, “Here’s the thing.  I have something in my back pocket.  You need to give me your phone and your bag right now.”  The victim began screaming and running away from the suspect and the suspect left the area.  The victim was not injured and said she could identify the suspect if she saw her again.  Officers searched the area for the vehicle and the suspect to no avail.  Report Number 130522831

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

6:00am            1900 Blk Sunnydale               Burglary
8:15am            200 Blk Cayuga                      Vandalism
8:40am            Unit Blk Ina                            Dog Bite
9:00am            1700 Blk Sunnydale               Vandalism
12:35pm          200 Blk Mateo                        Recovered Vehicle
1:00pm            Unit Blk Ney                          Theft
5:00pm            1600 Blk Sunnydale               Burglary
6:00pm            5300 Blk Diamond Hts           Stolen Vehicle
7:00pm            200 Blk Desmond                   Stolen Vehicle
7:00pm            900 Blk Chenery                     Stolen Vehicle
8:00pm            900 Blk Huron                        Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm          Unit Blk College                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:
No Incidents to Report.