Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sept. 11, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on October 15, 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. 

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.


12:00pm     5200 Blk Diamond Heights              Assault
Officers Morgante, Aslam and Walsh were on duty patrolling the Diamond Heights shopping center, when they were flagged down by security Officer Jones, a San Francisco Patrol Special, who was in hot pursuit of a shoplifter. This incident involves a female, who was caught inside Safeway placing items into her purse consisting of a small bottle of Clorox Bleach, yogurts, beverages as well as a cup of soup from the deli counter. The female suspect  ran from the store when confronted by the security officer. The officers were alerted of the theft and joined in on the foot chase. The officers managed to catch up to the subject, who then resisted arrest by  kicking, screaming and even attempting  to bite one of the officers. After a brief struggle, the suspect was taken into custody. While at the scene, the suspect complained of pain to her chest and an ambulance was quickly summoned to the scene where she was transported to the local hospital for treatment.  She was eventually booked at county jail for the theft, possession of stolen property and resisting. The officers collected the stolen items as evidence and booked them in as evidence at Ingleside Station. Report number 130762435

2:05pm       400 Geneva Ave                               Theft
Officer Cuenca and Officer Chicas responded to a call involving a theft of an Iphone. Upon arriving at the scene, both officers spoke to the victim, who said she was riding on the MUNI bus and texting on her phone. When the bus pulled into the Balboa BART Station bus stop, a female suspect reached over and snatched the cell phone from the victim’s hand.  The victim was caught by surprise but then immediately reacted by chasing after the suspect. Suddenly, two more female suspects approached her in an attempt to block her path. The victim began to yell for help when an unidentified female in a car stopped to help her. The victim flagged down the Officers telling them what had occurred. The officers searched the area and located all three suspects. They were even able to recover the victim’s cell phone. The victim soon arrived and quickly identified all three suspects as the ones who took her phone. All three suspects were charged with the crime and the victim got her cell phone back. Report Number 130762673

6:13pm       Mission/Geneva                                  Arrest
Officer Seavey and several other Ingleside officers were on duty and conducting surveillance near the intersection of Mission and Geneva Avenue. While scoping out the area for criminal activity, a Hispanic male approached Officer Seavey and asked him where he was from. The individual, who was slurring his words, appeared to be intoxicated. Officer Seavey did his best to ignore the subject. The suspect continued to ask him where he was from and if “anyone checked you yet?” The suspect kept looking up and down at Officer Seavey as if sizing him up. Officer Seavey gave a final warning and told the individual to step away. When Officer Seavey tuned his head momentarily, he was struck on the side of the head. Officer Seavey immediately turned around and saw the suspect getting ready to strike him yet again. The suspect refused to go quietly and a physical altercation ensued. Officer Quintero quickly responded to his partner’s aide and together they were both able to get the suspect into custody. Officer Shugar along with Officer Lok transported the individual to Ingleside Station where he was booked on the battery. Report Number 130763552

Serious Incidents:        

7:02pm       800 Blk Peralta                                Robbery
Officers Willkom and Paras were dispatched to a victim’s home located at 800 Peralta Avenue regarding a robbery. The victim told the officers that she was about to enter her home when an unknown male approached her from behind and snatched her iPhone out of her hands. The incident happened so quickly that she could not provide a thorough description of the suspect. One witness said she saw the unknown suspect run north on Peralta Avenue. The victim did not suffer any injuries and both Officers tried to track her cell phone via GPS with negative results. Both officers searched the area to no avail. Report Number 130763687

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:08am           Mount Vernon/Ellington                        Disturbing the Peace
  7:30am           100 Blk Park                                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:30am           1300 Blk Geneva                                 Vandalism to Vehicle
11:30am           5700 Blk Mission                                 Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
12:51pm           200 Blk Silver                                      Warrant Arrest
  1:10pm           100 Blk 27th                                         Recovered Vehicle
  1:37pm           Geneva/Castillo                                    Battery
  1:52pm           1300 Blk Goettingen                             Recovered Vehicle
  2:00pm           Unit Blk Mt Vernon                              Hit and Run
  5:00pm           Mount Vernon/Del Monte                     Stolen Vehicle
  5:30pm           200 Blk Tingley                                    Stolen Vehicle
  5:52pm           600 Blk Crescent                                 Fraud
  7:30pm           Ocean/Highway 280                             Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           3100 Blk Folsom                                  Vandalism to Property
  8:00pm           London/France                                     Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           100 Blk Miraloma                                Theft from Vehicle
10:00pm           500 Blk Paris                                       Stolen Vehicle
10:04pm           Moffitt/Bemis                                        Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.