Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sept. 19, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, September 19th, 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

Fraud Warning: Two days ago a San Francisco resident received a telephone call from an unknown subject, who was identifying himself as Captain Moser from the San Francisco Mission Police Station. The subject informed the resident that he was calling to collect an unpaid balance on outstanding parking tickets and that it would take $500.00 dollars to rectify the situation. The subject said the process could be taken care of over the phone with a credit card number. The resident, being suspicious, looked up Captain Moser on Google and saw that he was in fact stationed at Mission Police Station. At this point the resident was no longer concerned and proceeded to provide the subject with their credit card number. The money was then taken from the resident’s account. Be alert of this new scam taking place. The San Francisco Police Department will never call anyone to collect a debt. If this happens to you, do not provide any of your personal information and hang up immediately.

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.


1:11am       Raymond/Bayshore                 Auto  Burglary
Police dispatch sent Ingleside Officers Carrasco, Dilag, McMilton, Peregrina, and Dominguez to investigate a report of an auto burglary. Officers Carrasco, Dilag, and Dominguez went to the scene of the crime while the other two officers searched the area for the suspect who was described as 5ft. 10”in. tall, wearing a red cap, black jacket, and white shoes. Carrasco, Dilag, and Dominguez discovered a late model Toyota Scion with a broken passenger window and papers strewn throughout the interior. While Carrasco, Dilag, and Dominguez inspected the car, Officers McMilton and Peregrina radioed they had just stopped the auto burglary suspect near the intersection of Tunnel and Blanken Streets. The suspect, who was on parole had been arrested numerous times for burglary, auto theft, and auto burglary.  He had several auto burglary tools in his possession and there were numerous glass shards on the hood of his sweatshirt, which matched the glass from the Toyota Scion. Due to the fact that the owner could not be contacted or verify if anything was stolen, the officers decided to cite the suspect for being in possession of burglary tools. Report Number: 130787922

2:37am       Sunnydale/Hahn                     D.U.I
A Honda slowly gliding through a stop sign caught the attention of Ingleside Sgt. Greet and Officer Rock. The two followed the car a short distance before stopping the driver. When officer Rock approached the driver to ask for identification, he noticed the overwhelming smell of alcohol. He also noticed the driver’s bloodshot eyes. When asked if he had been drinking that evening, the driver admitted to consuming “almost but probably not quite a dozen beers”. A field sobriety test showed he was intoxicated and a breathalyzer test confirmed it with an initial reading of 0.11 blood alcohol level. The suspect was transported to the county jail for booking. Report Number: 130788005

Serious Incidents:

9:40am       Alemany/Tingley                     Robbery
An Ingleside resident told officers she felt concerned while walking eastbound on Tingley toward the Senior Center on Excelsior Street. What concerned her was a young man who suddenly crossed the street towards her. The man asked the victim for directions to Mission Street and when she started to point up the block, he quickly grabbed and tried to rip the necklaces from her neck. He was unsuccessful but he did manage to wrestle away her shopping bag containing a wallet, California identification, a debit card, and her cell phone. The victim screamed for help but no one responded. So she walked home to call police. Report Number: 130788516

8:44pm       300 Blk Alemany                    Assault
A report of gunshots sent Ingleside Officers Hart and Obot to an apartment house on the 300 block of Alemany Boulevard. When the officers arrived, they found an older Honda Accord with gunshot damage to the left side. Soon thereafter, a resident of the apartment house came out and told the officers that he, the driver, was shot at by an unknown assailant. Two other occupants of the car, who also resided at the apartment house, had the same story. They had parked their car and were entering the apartment house when they heard around 10 shots. All three quickly ran inside their home and called police. A witness told the officers that shortly before the shooting, he observed a white Honda Rav4 slowly circling the block before stopping. After stopping, the witness said a man exited the vehicle, pulled out a gun, and began firing toward the apartment house. All the victims told the officers they had no idea who the suspect was or why anyone would try to harm them. None of the occupants were injured in the incident. Report Number: 130790856

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:18am           Amazon/London                       Traffic Arrest
  9:12am           700 Blk Naples                        Warrant Arrest
10:15am           Seville/Cordova                        Stolen Vehicle
10:49am           1500 Blk Sunnydale                 Theft from Building
11:27am           300 Blk Cresta Vista                Theft from Building
12:13pm           1100 Blk Athens                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           Rey/Heritage                            Assault
  5:18pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  5:35pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  7:30pm           800 Blk Edinburgh                    Recovered Vehicle
  7:58pm           San Jose/Randall                      Traffic Collision
  9:00pm           300 Blk Joost                           Fraud

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.