Friday, August 30, 2013

Aug. 26, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, August 26th, 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.


6:40am       Rey/Visitacion               Vehicle Burglary
A witness was inside his home when he heard the sound of glass shattering outside of his window. The witness quickly looked outside and saw a suspect taking out a car stereo from a parked vehicle. He then immediately called the police and provided a description. The suspect was so quick to steal the car stereo that it only took him seconds before walking away. The witness kept an eye on the suspect and told dispatch that he was walking towards Visitacion and Schwerin Street. Officer Gonzalez arrived at the location and searched for the suspect, but could not find him in the immediate area. At the same time, he noticed a MUNI bus driving away from the intersection as he arrived. Officer Gonzalez decided to stop the bus just in case the suspect had the bright idea of using the bus as his escape. Turns out, that Officer Gonzalez’s hunch was right. When he and Officer Morrow boarded the bus, they found the suspect along with the stolen stereo.  The witness identified the suspect and the owner/victim of the vehicle identified the stereo as being hers. A search of the suspect revealed wire cutters and screw drivers left behind at the scene. The suspect was taken back to Ingleside Station and booked on several felony charges including vehicle burglary and possession of stolen property. Report Number: 130709891

Serious Incidents:

1:24am       4700 Blk Mission                   Assault
Officers Brown and Anderson were dispatched to a call of a stabbing that took place along the 4700 block of Mission Street. They spoke to the victim, who said he and his friends just left a night club and were on their way to get something to eat when a suspect approached them from behind and proceeded to stab him several times in the back. The suspect then turned around and ran away. The victim said he has no idea why anyone would stab him. A witness who happened to be driving by saw the incident and followed the suspect a short distance before losing sight of him in the area of Mission and Leo Street. The witness came back to talk with the officers on scene and provided an excellent description of the victim. The victim was transported to the local hospital for treatment and was said to be in stable condition. The case is still under investigation. Report Number: 130709716

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           27th/Castro                               Theft from Vehicle
  8:59am           Mission/Richland                      Traffic Collision
  9:15am           700 Blk Excelsior                     Recovered Vehicle
  9:45am           Cortland/Prospect                    Stolen License Plate
  3:47pm           Unit Blk Dublin                        Recovered Vehicle
  4:25pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Battery
  5:30pm           300 Blk Naples                        Theft from Vehicle
  6:00pm           600 Blk Cayuga                       Stolen Vehicle
  6:41pm           1700 Blk Church                      Theft from Building
  7:00pm           300 Blk Prentiss                       Stolen Vehicle
  9:25pm           400 Blk Alemany                      Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

11:52am          Unit Blk Nevada                    Burglary: Suspect #1; Black male, approximately 18 to 25 years old, unknown height or weight, Black hair and unknown eye color, last seen wearing a Red jacket. Suspect #2; Black male, approximately 18 to 25 years old, unknown height or weight, Black hair and unknown eye color, last seen wearing Blue jeans. Suspect #3; Black male, unknown height or weight, Black hair and unknown eye color and unknown clothing.