Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sept. 17, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, September 17th, 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: http://sf-police.org/index.aspx?page=1590

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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

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.


1:00pm       1500 Blk Teddy                      Burglary
Officer Yuen and Officer Archilla were on duty when they were dispatched to a burglary in progress. While en-route, headquarters advised the Officers that the burglar just fled the scene in a Black pickup truck. When they arrived at the scene a witness told them that they saw the suspect throw a gun out the window as he was making his escape. Several Ingleside units searched the area and came across the suspect vehicle, which was left parked and abandoned. Officers Yuen and Archilla kept out of sight and kept an eye on the vehicle. After a while, an individual approached the vehicle and was about to get inside when the officers confronted him. The suspect glanced over at the officers when he decided to run away. The officers pursued the suspect a short distance before taking him into custody. The suspect told the officers that the pickup was not his and didn’t know who it belonged too. Unfortunately, this suspect was not the one who was seen fleeing the burglary scene, but was detained anyway to see what his involvement was in the incident. He was taken to Ingleside Station for further Investigation. The firearm located and recovered as evidence, See the below incident regarding the burglary.  Report number: 130783033    

Serious Incidents:

1:55pm       Ward /Girard                          Burglary
Officer Obot and Officer Johnson were dispatched to a call a burglary in progress on the 100 block of Ward Street. Both Officers arrived and slowly pulled up to the scene when they observed a Hispanic male sitting inside a Black pickup truck. The suspect was stunned to see the officers there and had a surprised look on his face. Officer Obot exited his patrol vehicle and began to approach the vehicle when he saw the suspect reaching down, which made the Officer suspicious. The suspect questioned the Officers and said, “Is anything wrong”. The suspect started his vehicle and quickly sped away. Both officers went after the suspect but unfortunately they lost the suspect in the immediate area. Officer Obot broadcasted the description of the vehicle and fleeing suspect. A witness in the area observed the vehicle speeding away and told the officers that the male suspect threw a handgun out the driver window. The Officers went to the location and found the handgun lying on the street. Additional units arrived and searched the house that was burglarized and found no one inside. The owners soon arrived after being called by a neighbor. The suspect vehicle was later found a short distance away.  Report Number: 130782358

9:30pm       Alemany /Santa Rosa             Robbery
Officers Rock and Officer Dilag were on duty when they were sent to investigate a robbery. The victim told both officers that she was on her way home after making a food donation at the local church. While walking along Alemany Boulevard, She observed two suspects walking towards her.  When the two suspects passed her, one of them grabbed her purse, which she had tucked underneath right arm. The force was so great that it caused the victim to fall to the ground. The suspect yanked the purse away from the victim before running away.  The victim was not sure if she blacked out when she fell, therefore was transported to Kaiser Hospital for an evaluation. The officers searched the area to no avail. Report Number: 130784003

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           Unit Blk Ocean                        Burglary
12:01am           300 Blk Niagara                       Stolen Vehicle
12:10am           100 Blk Elsie                            Theft from Vehicle
  1:18am           400 Blk Geneva                       Warrant Arrest
  2:00am           5100 Blk Mission                     Battery
  8:30am           Unit Blk GladStone                   Recovered Vehicle
  9:00am           700 Blk Teresita                       Burglary
  9:50am           300 Blk Congdon                     Recovered Vehicle
  9:56am           Unit Blk Arnold                        Recovered Vehicle
  9:56am          Unit Blk Arnold                         Found Property
11:00am           400 Blk London                       Theft from Vehicle
11:47am           300 Blk Congdon                     Recovered Vehicle
12:21pm           100 Blk Blythdale                     Harassing Phone Calls
12:30pm           300 Blk Avalon                        Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           100 Blk Ward                          Burglary
  1:00pm           100 Blk Bocana                       Recovered Vehicle
  1:26pm           4100 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  2:13pm           Mission/Italy                             Traffic Collision
  2:25pm           700 Blk Cayuga                       Violation of Stay Away Order
  5:19pm           Unit Blk Brookdale                   Arrest Warrant
  5:42pm           4600 Blk Mission                     Theft
  8:50pm           300 Blk Oshaughnessy             Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.