Thursday, August 29, 2013

Aug. 24, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, August 24th, 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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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.


3:15pm       Mission/Silver                         Vandalism
Officers Fulgado and Johnson were driving down Mission Street when they were flagged down by a MUNI driver regarding a vandalism that just occurred. The driver pointed to a suspect who was standing at the corner and told them he had just vandalized the bus with graffiti. The driver said he pulled into the bus stop to let passengers on and off the bus. When he was about to pull out into the lane of traffic, he glanced over at his side view mirror, and observed the suspect writing on the side of the bus. The driver exited the bus and confronted the suspect and told him to stop. The suspect looked at the driver and continued to vandalize the bus with graffiti, totally ignoring the bus driver. When told to stop a second time, the suspect responded and threatened the bus driver. The driver happened to see the officers driving by and stopped them informing them of the vandalism. Officer Fulgado walked to the corner and detained the suspect. A search of the suspect revealed a Green marker which was used to vandalize the bus. He was ultimately cited for the misdemeanor vandalism and was sent on his way. Officer Fulgado took several picture of the vandalism as evidence. Report Number: 130705623

10:58pm     Sunnydale/Hahn                     Stolen Vehicle
 Officers Ma and Cvetovac were on routine patrol driving down Sunnydale Avenue headed in the eastbound direction when they observed a Jeep Liberty in front of them traveling at a very low rate of speed. Officer Cvetovac decided to run the license plate, which showed the vehicle as a reported stolen vehicle. The officers notified dispatch and requested back-up as there were three occupants inside the car. As soon as backup arrived, the officers affected a felony stop on the vehicle taking all three occupants into custody. Turns out the driver had no driver’s license and had a warrant out for her arrest. The two passengers checked out and were released from the scene. The driver was charged for being in possession of a stolen vehicle as well as driving with no license and the outstanding warrant. The vehicle was released to its rightful owner. Report Number: 130688897

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  3:00am           600 Blk Portola                        Theft from Building
  2:13pm           100 Blk Moneta                       Assault
  2:16pm           Unit Blk College                       Recovered Vehicle
  2:16pm           Unit Blk College                       Recovered License Plate
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Admiral                       Stolen Vehicle
  7:28pm           900 Blk Ellsworth                     Warrant Arrest
  9:30pm           100 Blk Drake                         Burglary
10:00pm           Unit Blk Leese                         Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.