Friday, September 20, 2013

Sept. 15,2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, September 15th, 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.


6:11am       500 Blk  Hearst                Burglary
An alert resident told dispatch that he noticed a man, wearing all black clothing, peering into vehicles on his street. Ingleside Officers Rand, Gallo, and Baldovino responded and spotted a man fitting that description about two blocks away from the original address. The suspect was stopped and questioned and, during the conversation, consented to a search of his backpack which contained a pair of channel lock pliers, along with a pair of long tweezers. He also had a small shaved car key in his back pocket which thieves use to gain entry into vehicles. The suspect was taken Ingleside station where he said he was dropped off by an accomplice in the area to look for vehicles where “there was anything worth taking.” He said he tried opening the door of one vehicle but the key didn’t work. A computer check revealed the suspect had prior arrests for car theft and possession of burglary tools. He was booked at Ingleside for attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools. Report number: 130775109

7:40pm       30th/Mission                     Vandalism
Ingleside Offices Ma and Zahn were sent to investigate someone vandalizing a Muni bus. When they arrived, the Muni operator told the officers that a passenger had etched the window of his #14 Mission MUNI bus. The driver pointed out the passenger and the officers escorted him off the bus where he was cited for malicious mischief vandalism after the Muni operator signed a citizen’s arrest form. Report number: 130777058

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:30am           1400 Blk Church                      Fraud
  1:44am           4700 Blk Mission                     False Vehicle Registration
  5:16am           3200 Blk Mission                     Recovered License Plate
  5:16am           3200 Blk Mission                     Recovered License plate (2nd Incident)
  9:02am           300 Blk Miramar                      Fraud
11:26am           Unit Blk Cambridge                  Recovered Vehicle
12:30pm           Unit Blk Whitney                      Stolen Vehicle
12:54pm           Unit Blk Foerster                      Warrant Arrest
  1:20pm           1500 Blk Sunnydale                 Vandalism to Building
  3:44pm           2300 Blk Diamond                   Recovered Vehicle
  5:18pm           600 Blk 28th                             Recovered Vehicle
  7:00pm           100 Blk Whipple                      Stolen Vehicle
11:15pm           Unit Blk Manchester                 Theft from Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.