Friday, September 13, 2013

Sept. 10, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, September 10th, 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.

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. 

Community Police Academy: The San Francisco Police Department is accepting applications from people who are interested in joining the Community Police Academy. This ten week course is designed to inform and teach various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and communications/911. The course will run for ten weeks with classes held every Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, starting on October 1, 2013 thru December 17, 2013.  For more information please visit the Community Police Academy website:

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: Precita Park / Bernal Heights Area;  During the extended labor day holiday there were a total of 32 vehicles stolen in the Ingleside district as of 08/30/2013. Eight of those stolen vehicles were taken from the Precita Park and Bernal Heights area. Be sure to secure your vehicle (windows up, doors locked) before you leave your car parked on the street. Consider looking into getting an alarm or anti theft device such as a steering wheel club. This, for the most part, should deter most culprits from stealing your car. If you want to make it that much more difficult, consider installing a kill switch. Older model Hondas and Toyotas are among the most popular and easiest vehicles to steal.

District Wide Burglaries in the Ingleside: In The Last month of August there have been 7 reported burglaries throughout the district. 4 of those burglaries alone have taken place in the Bernal Heights area. The different methods of entries have been through unlocked windows, sliding glass doors, unlocked side doors, unlocked garages and in one case through a doggie door where the perpetrator squeezed themselves through the small opening. Also, homes under construction have been targeted and expensive tools and appliances have been taken. As the warmer weather of fall approaches, make sure to secure your residence and that all your windows and doors are locked before leaving. If you happen to see any suspicious activity around your neighborhood that looks odd or out of place, call the police immediately. 

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.


11:29pm     Chenery/Charles                              Drugs
Officers Colby and Officer Morse were on patrol and driving along Randall Street, when they both noticed a Black Dodge Magnum commit a traffic violation. The officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop and asked the driver for his California driver’s license Officer Colby did a computer record check which showed the driver to be on active probation with a search condition. Officer Colby then approached the subject asking him to exit his vehicle. Officer Morse proceeded to search the driver and found a metal tin containing methamphetamine inside.  The driver was immediately arrested, the drugs seized and his vehicle towed.  Report number: 130760605

Serious Incidents:

10:35am     Geneva/San Jose                              Robbery
Officers Baldovino and Pubill were dispatched to a call regarding a robbery. As both officers arrived to the scene, they met with the victim who only spoke Cantonese. Officer Ng who speaks fluent Cantonese responded to the scene to assist with translation. The victim told the Ingleside officers that she had just left a relative’s house somewhere in the Lakeview district and was walking towards the Balboa Park BART station to catch a MUNI bus home. Suddenly, an unknown suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her purse, which was hanging from her shoulder. The victim struggled with the suspect to gain control of her purse, but fell to the ground. During the robbery, the victim noticed a second suspect acting as a look out. Once the suspect got possession of the victim’s purse, both suspects ran off and jumped into a waiting vehicle. The victim said she suffered minor injuries and was transported to SFGH for medical treatment. The suspects got away with the victims cell phone, keys and several pieces of jewelry that belonged to a relative that had just gotten married. Both Officers searched the area for any surveillance cameras, evidence, or witnesses to no avail.  Report number: 130758177

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           Unit Blk Amber                                    Stolen Vehicle
  2:44am           1400 Blk Guerrero                               Recovered License Plate
  5:20am           100 Blk Sears                                      Burglary
  5:45am           Unit Blk Amber                                    Recovered Vehicle
  7:00am           200 Blk Rey                                         Stolen License Plate
  8:34am           4700 Blk Mission                                 Warrant Arrest
  8:56am           300 Blk Coleridge                                Recovered Vehicle
  9:55am           100 Blk Coleridge                                Fraud
11:01am           600 Blk Arlington                                 Recovered Vehicle
12:02pm           300 Blk Silver                                      Stolen License Plate
12:23pm           700 Blk Paris                                       Fraud
  1:25pm           3100 Blk Mission                                 Theft from Building
  1:43pm           1000 Blk Tompkins                              Recovered Vehicle
  2:25pm           100 Blk Naylor                                    Recovered Vehicle
  2:36pm           Unit Blk Chenery                                  Theft from Building
  6:10pm           300 Blk Judson                                    Stolen Vehicle
  6:32pm           Geneva/SanJose                                   Hit and Run
  6:40pm           3300 Blk Mission                                 Warrant Arrest
  8:11pm           Unit Blk Santa Marina                          Recovered Vehicle
  9:25pm           1700 Blk Cayuga                                 Hit and Run
  9:30pm           Unit Blk Gladstone                               Stolen Vehicle
10:15pm           200 Blk Harvard                                  Tampering with a Vehicle
11:04pm           900 Blk Geneva                                   False Vehicle Registration

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.