Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sept. 13, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, September 13th, 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.


10:45am     4900 Blk Mission                     Fraud
Officer Duffin was dispatched to the Money Mart check cashing store located along the 4900 block of Mission Street regarding a fraud. This incident involves a female who was attempting to cash a check for $525 that did not belong to her. The clerk became suspicious and decided to call the owner of the check and asked him if he was missing any checks. The victim stated that he had his business checks stolen a week prior. The clerk then advised him that an individual was there attempting to cash one of his checks. The owner, hearing this information, headed to the check cashing and called the police. Once the Victim of the checks arrived, he let Officer Duffin know that his check book and other items had been stolen from his vehicle a week ago. It turns out that the suspect was already on probation. Officer Duffin immediately contacted the suspect’s Probation Officer and reported the incident. The suspect was then arrested and transported to Ingleside Station where she was booked for the fraud.   Report Number: 130769356

6:17pm       1000 Blk Plymouth                 Search Warrant
Sgt Alvarez and a team of Ingleside officers served a search warrant at a residence that was located on the 1000 block of Plymouth Avenue. Sgt Alvarez was looking for a suspect who lived at this address and knew he had two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. With officer safety in mind, the SFPD tactical unit made entry into the premise. Once inside, the tactical unit ended up deploying less-lethal rounds at the suspect who ran out the back of the house when he became aware of the police presence. He was quickly taken into custody along with the additional four people found inside the house. Once the scene was safe, Sgt Alvarez and the team of Ingleside Officers entered the residence and conducted their search. After an extensive search, the officers found methamphetamine and a firearm inside the premise. The suspect received medical treatment then booked for the drugs, firearm and outstanding warrants. The four subjects found inside did not live there and were eventually released after the investigation. The drugs and firearm were seized as evidence. Report Number 130770698

Serious Incidents:

1:00am       Rolph /Mission                        Robbery
Officers McCall and Lozano were in the area of Rolph and Mission Street when they were both flagged down by a victim who had just been robbed. The victim said that he left Lucita’s bar and was headed to his girlfriend’s house when he was approached by three suspects. The suspects surrounded him and demanded his property. The victim, fearing for his safety, told the suspects “take everything you want, just don’t hit me”. The victim then handed over his iPhone 4 along with his Bank of America debit card. After taking the victim’s property the suspects then walked away. The victim headed back to the Bar and told the security guard about what had just occurred. Both Officer McCall and Officer Lozano searched the area for the suspects but had no results. The victim was not injured in the incident. Report Number: 130768198

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           Unit Blk Cortland                     Burglary
  1:00am          800 Blk Moultrie                      Stolen Vehicle
  4:10am           1200 Blk Plymouth                   Theft from Vehicle
  6:00am           200 Blk Theresa                       Burglary
  8:00am           3300 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  9:45am           1400 Blk Felton                       Recovered Vehicle
10:00am           Unit Blk Francis                        Theft from Vehicle
10:30am           900 Blk Bosworth                    Theft from Vehicle
12:00pm           700 Blk Moscow                     Stolen Vehicle
12:49pm           200 Blk Ripley                         Recovered Vehicle
  1:26pm           Sickles/Huron                           Traffic Collision
  1:40pm           Unit Blk Prospect                     Recovered Vehicle
  3:17pm           200 Blk Elsie                            Harassing Phone Calls
  4:35pm           Mission/Russia                         Vandalism to MUNI Bus
  5:00pm           Unit Blk Laidley                        Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
  5:45pm           200 Blk Capistrano                  Recovered Vehicle
  7:15pm           100 Blk Gold Mine                   Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           300 Blk Winding                      Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           1900 Blk Sunnydale                 Dog Bite
  9:56pm           200 Blk Capistrano                  Recovered License Plate
10:13pm           400 Blk Beacon                       Recovered Vehicle
11:00pm           400 Blk Duncan                       Stolen Vehicle
11:05pm           100 Blk Blythdale                     Theft from Vehicle
11:20pm           Geneva/Prague                         Hit and Run

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.