Thursday, August 29, 2013

Aug. 25, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, August 25th, 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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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

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.


1:00am       Mission/Cortland                    Assault
When Ingleside officers Chew and Lustenberger arrived at the scene of an assault they found the victim lying on the sidewalk, unconscious and bleeding from the left side of his face. Next to the victim was a stopped Muni bus where the driver told both officers that the victim and suspect had been fighting a short time before. The Muni operator further explained that the two were in a verbal altercation on the bus that escalated into a physical battle. The suspect pushed the victim into the bus windshield before both fell out of the vehicle onto the sidewalk. The suspect kicked the victim’s head once, before running away. A few blocks away, Ingleside officers Brown and Ferronato found the suspect and detained him. He was positively identified by a witness and the suspect and was taken to Ingleside station and booked for assault and two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for a broken cheek bone. Report number: 130706756

3:17pm       Leland/Bayshore                    Disturbing the Peace
Ingleside Officers Esson and Sugitan were driving eastbound on Leland Avenue when they noticed a man, dressed in camouflage, riding a bike down the sidewalk at a high speed, He was weaving around pedestrians which was dangerous to him and people walking on the sidewalk. When the man made eye contact with the officers he raised his left hand, while signaling an international symbol of disrespect toward the officers and sped off. The officers lost site of the bike rider for a short time but soon caught up with him at the intersection of Bayshore and Leland. When the suspect saw the officers he got off his bike and walked toward them with his fists clenched yelling, “do you have something to say to me?” The officers stopped and exited their car with Officer Esson taking out his baton in a defensive manor. The suspect then stopped advancing toward the officers and started reaching into one of his pockets. The officers quickly grabbed a hold of his arms and placed him in handcuffs. A body search found a knife in one of the suspect’s pockets. He was talking irrationally and admitted to drinking an alcoholic beverage a short time before. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation and later cited for disturbing the peace and other violations. Report number: 130708229

5:12pm       Unit Blk Leland                       Bad Checks
Ingleside Officers Kilgariff, Ocreto and Busalacchi were sent to a bank regarding a person trying to deposit a bad check. When they arrived, the officers met with the bank manager who said that a man gave a teller a check for $940 from a local company. When a bank employee called the company, a representative told him the check was a duplicate forgery of an original check that had already been deposited by someone else. The officers then took the suspect into custody and searched him where they found a quantity of narcotics. A computer query turned up a warrant for his arrest out of Oakland. The suspect was taken to Ingleside station and booked for fraud and narcotic charges and the warrant. Report number: 130711965

6:42pm       100 Blk Tara                           Robbery
When Ingleside officers Shugars and Cavanaugh arrived at the scene of a robbery, San Jose and Mount Vernon, they strangely found the intersection quiet. As they drove up Mt. Vernon the officer was flagged down by a driver who told the officers he witnessed a woman being “beaten up” at the corner of Niagara and Tara Streets. Shugars and Cavanaugh drove up Tara Street and found the robbery victim pointing towards the end of a dead end street. When they looked up the street, the officers noticed a man jumping over the fence at the end of the block. The officers quickly grabbed the robber who had grabbed  the victim’s cell phone as she waited for a bus at San Jose and Geneva avenues. He was arrested along with an accomplice and taken to Ingleside station where they were booked on a variety of charges. Case number: 130708843

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:35am           Moscow/Excelsior                    Hit and Run
  1:56am           Eugenia/Andover                      Vandalism to Vehicle
  2:30am           Athens/Excelsior                       Hit and Run
  5:10am           Visitacion/Hahn                        Traffic Collision
  8:00am           Unit Blk Putnam                       Theft from Vehicle
10:15am           300 Blk Delano                        Hit and Run
11:11am           Cesar Chavez/Alabama            Traffic Collision
  1:29pm           800 Blk Cayuga                       Recovered Vehicle
  3:38pm           5400 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  4:00pm           2400 Blk Castro                       Theft from Vehicle
  4:38pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  5:15pm           5300 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm           800 Blk Duncan                       Burglary
  6:00pm           300 Blk Leland                        Attempted Theft from Vehicle
  6:30pm           400 Blk 29th                             Stolen Vehicle
  7:00pm           400 Blk 30th                             Stolen Vehicle
  7:00pm           200 Blk Naples                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Digby                         Attempted Theft from Vehicle
  9:00pm           Excelsior/Athens                       Stolen Vehicle
10:37pm           Circular/Monterey                    Traffic Collision
10:40pm           Geneva/Naples                         Hit and Run
11:42pm           300 Blk Bella Vista                   Hit and Run

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.