Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sept. 12, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, September 12th, 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. 

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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

10:02am     3300 Blk Mission                          Theft
A report of a fight inside a Laundromat prompted dispatch to send Ingleside Officers Wong and Chang to investigate the disturbance. When they arrived the scene was quiet but the two officers soon found a man and woman involved with the dispute less than a block away. The woman told the officers that an old friend she regularly smoked methamphetamine with walked into the Laundromat and snatched her cell phone from her hand and then ran away. The same man took out a knife and threatened another friend who was with her at the Laundromat. Both the woman and her friend were provided with victim of violent crime and follow up forms. The officers searched the area but could not locate the suspect. Case number: 130765376

5:07pm       4100 Blk Mission                         Robbery
An alert clerk was suspicious when a customer, wearing gloves, walked into his store and asked to see iPhones. When the clerk said he didn’t have any, the customer walked out only to return a short time later with semi-automatic weapon and a shoulder bag. The clerk gave the suspect about ten cell phones, which the suspect put into the shoulder bag before fleeing. Ingleside Officers Lockett and Padilla searched the area for the suspect without success. The officers also took a copy of the store’s security camera video which clearly showed the suspect committing the robbery. Case number: 130766904

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           100 Blk Tingley                        Theft from Vehicle
12:29am           San Jose/Monterey                   Traffic Collision
  3:45am           300 Blk Edinburgh                    Traffic Collision
  3:45am           300 Blk Edinburgh                    Property Damage
  8:00am           St Marys/Mission                     Stolen Vehicle
  9:00am           900 Blk Silver                          Stolen Vehicle
  9:45am           100 Blk Whitney                      Burglary
11:05am           Unit Blk Rae                             Recovered Vehicle
12:00pm           Unit Blk Crags                         Theft from Vehicle
12:24pm           200 Blk Prague                        Recovered Vehicle
12:33pm           100 Blk Lippard                       Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Theft of Bicycle
  3:50pm           San Jose/Paulding                     Traffic Collision
  8:30pm           Unit Blk Peters                         Theft of Bicycle
  9:00pm           300 Blk Sawyer                       Battery
  9:00pm           300 Blk Prospect                     Recovered Vehicle
11:00pm           300 Blk Harkness                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

4:20am                 4600 Blk Mission                   Burglary: Suspect #1; Black or Hispanic male with shoulder length curly hair, approximately 30-35 years old, 5’5 in height, 140 pounds, Black hair, unknown eye color. Last seen wearing a Black T-shirt and Black pants. Suspect #2; Hispanic or Filipino Male, unknown age, height or weight, with short Black hair and wearing a Red bandana on his head.