Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July. 17, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Please join the San Francisco Police Dept, the Ingleside Community Police Advisory Board and SF SAFE for a festive BBQ dinner, FREE disaster kits and other giveaways. Specialized units from SFPD will be show cased.

Miraloma Park Improvement Club (MPIC)
350 O'Shaughnessy Blvd. @ Del Vale
San Francisco, CA 94127
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

One note: parking can be tricky in the immediate vicinity of the MPIC. If you have trouble finding a spot, there will be FREE shuttle service from the Stanford Heights Reservoir, which will have reserved parking and is a short drive away. The shuttle will pick up at the corner of Teresita and Agua (map here: and will run on a continuous loop between the MPIC and this parking area until 8 pm

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on August 20, 2013.  Thank you.

BE AWARE:  Last week, in the Park Police District, “laced meatballs” were located which a dog had ingested.  Also, in the Ingleside District, another concerned citizen reported that “tainted” food had been left on the street for dogs to ingest.  Please be cautious and report any suspicious food left out to the police.  Don’t allow your pets to ingest such items.

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. 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: 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.


10:45am     300 Blk Schwerin                  Theft
Ingleside Officers Obot, Johnson, and Hart followed up on a Ipad theft that occurred earlier that day. The officers were searching for two suspects who opened the door of a vehicle stopped at the curb reaching in and stealing an Ipad from the passenger seat and then running away. The driver of the vehicle was stopped and talking on his cell phone when the theft occurred. The Ingleside officers went to a location nearby where the theft occurred and viewed surveillance video of the theft. The video showed three suspects walking back and forth by the parked vehicle several times. Finally, the suspects huddled together before one suspect walked up to the passenger door of the vehicle, opened it, while another suspect quickly reached in and grabbed the Ipad. All three then ran away. The officers recognized the three suspects, two brothers and a friend, from previous police contacts. The officers went to the home of the two brothers but a relative said they were not there. Then the officers went to a nearby recreation center and spotted the three men. When the officers approached the three suspects ran away. Other Ingleside officers arrived to help with the search and soon thereafter one suspect, one of the two brothers, was found, arrested, and booked at Ingleside Station for theft. The other two suspects remain at large. Report number: 130587788

Serious Incidents:

9:20pm       100 Blk Schwerin                  Robbery
Officers Chew and Lustenberger went to investigate a robbery that took place on the 100 block of Schwerin Street. The victim told the officers that he was choked during the robbery. Medics were quickly called out to access the victim. He told the officers that he was on the MUNI bus headed home when he exited at Schwerin and Visitacion Avenue. He noticed that an unknown suspect exited the bus after him. The victim said he arrived home and attempted to open the door when the same unknown suspect placed him in a rear choke hold and said, “Give me your phone!.  Because the suspect restricted the victim’s breathing, the victim reached into his pocket to retrieve his phone and gave it to the suspect. The suspect then released his hold and fled the scene. The victim entered his home and attempted to track his phone, but could not because it had been turn off. The victim was treated by the medics and released. A copy of the MUNI surveillance video was requested. Report Number: 130589916

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  7:44am           200 Blk Schwerin                     Battery
  7:55am           Hearst/Baden                           Traffic Collision
  8:00am           400 Blk Tunnel                         Stolen License Plate
  9:21 am          John F Shelley/Mansell             Traffic Collision
  1:50pm           Naples/Italy                              Hit and Run
  3:20pm           600 Blk Precita                        Theft from Vehicle
  4:00pm           300 Blk La Grande                   Stolen Vehicle
  6:30pm           Alemany/Putnam                       Traffic Collision
  6:50pm           1900 Blk Sunnydale                 Restraining Order Violation
10:00pm           Unit Blk Raleigh                        Stolen License Plate

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.