Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on October 15, 2013.  Thank you.

FYI: With Daylight Savings taking effect Nov. 3rd. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has introduced a useful way to report broken/flickering streetlights. Keeping the streets lit a night, especially with daylight savings ending soon, can increase visibility and help to reduce crime. The following information below will make it easier for you to report faulty streetlights:

Phone it in: City’s new “StreetLightsSF” phone app

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission unveiled a new Smartphone application that allows cell phone users to report burned out and broken street lights anywhere in San Francisco from the convenience of their own phone. The new application, called StreetLightsSF, lets the user pinpoint the locations of faulty streetlights by “dragging-and-dropping” a locating pin on a map and send the information to 311. The app also allows the user to track the status of repair efforts; and streamlines the process for reporting malfunctioning streetlights to the agency that is responsible for their repair and maintenance (the majority of non-City-owned street lights are owned, maintained, and operated by PG&E). The StreetLightsSF application is compatible with iOS and Android smart phones and can be downloaded from the Apple and Android stores and also at sfwater.org (go to “Customer Service” and then select “Report a Problem”).

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

Are you someone who is interested in disaster preparedness and wants to help out your community while working hand in hand with law enforcement? Then the ALERT program is for you!                                     
                                            What is the A.L.E.R.T. Program?

The San Francisco Police Department has developed a volunteer citizen disaster preparedness program. The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is modeled after and works in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). The ALERT program will train members of the public to assist law enforcement in essential tasks after a major disaster. Such tasks may include: traffic control, foot patrol of business and residential areas, and reporting criminal activity. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and live, work, or attend high school in San Francisco.

Three steps to becoming an
A.L.E.R.T. volunteer:
1. Complete NERT training and receive certification. To register for NERT training courses please visit www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

An informational meeting will be held on Dec. 5th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy in the parking lot bungalow. This is not a mandatory meeting for interested volunteers. Come have your questions answered! 

The next ALERT training class has been scheduled for Jan. 18th, 2014, from 8:00am-5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.

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 month of August alone there were 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.


11:00am     4900 Mission Street               Fraud
Officer Coles was on duty when she was dispatched to the Dollar Check Cashing Store located on the 4900 block of Mission Street regarding a fraud case. The clerk told Officer Coles that a female came in requesting to cash a company check in the amount of $800.00 dollars. The clerk was suspicious and contacted the company and spoke with the owner, who told her his checkbook went missing and had issued no such check. The owner requested that the police be called out to the scene. Officer Coles arrived and detained the female suspect who was still waiting inside the check cashing place. The suspect was then transported to Ingleside Station and booked on the fraud. Report Number: 130827738

11:00 am    1500 Treat Avenue                 Drugs
Officer Holland and Officer Johnson were dispatched to a house on the 1500 block of Treat Avenue on a possible elder abuse case. Upon arrival, Both Officers met with an Adult Protective Service worker who was there to investigate the case as well. The service worker explained all the details to the officers and asked that they speak to the victim. The victim explained her situation and said she was concerned about her family members who lived with her. Although the victim was not injured she told the officers that she wanted them out of the house. Officers Holland and Johnson made their way into the house and spoke to one of the family members who were inside the house. They spoke to the subject and found he was on active probation with a search condition. The officers searched the family member’s room and came across a small amount of methamphetamine as well as a glass pipe, which is used for smoking the drug.  The family member was arrested and transported to Ingleside Station and booked accordingly. The Adult Protective Service worker said she would be assisting the victim in trying to evict the family members and possibly obtain a restraining order. Report Number: 130828576

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

   8:05am          400 Blk Cortland                      Vandalism
   8:20am          500 Blk Peralta                        Theft from Vehicle
10:00am           1600 Blk Geneva                     Theft of Animals
11:00am           200 Blk University                    Stolen Vehicle
11:00am           200 Blk Teresita                       Burglary
12:20pm           1800 Blk Felton/Peru               Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           300 Blk Gennessee                   Burglary
  2:42pm           100 Blk Kingston                     Recovered Vehicle
  2:54pm           200 Blk Whitney                      Recovered Vehicle
  5:15pm           3200 Blk Folsom                      Attacked by Dog
  6:52pm           Unit Blk Excelsior                     Arrest Warrant
  7:08pm           2800 Blk Diamond                   Theft  
  7:30pm          500 Blk Edinburgh                    Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Greenwood                 Burglary
  8:30pm           Unit Blk Silver                          Vandalism
  9:30pm           600 Blk Athens                        Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           100 Blk Church                        Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           5700 Blk Mission                     Theft from Vehicle
11:00pm           Powhattan/Nevada                   Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

11:00am          200 Blk Teresita                    Attempted Burglary: Suspect #1; Hispanic Female, approximately 28 to 30 years old, unknown height, about 120 pounds with Black hair and Black eyes and last seen wearing a Tan baseball cap, unknown color shirt with her hair in a pony tail tucked under the baseball cap. Suspect #2; Hispanic male, approximately 25 to 30 years old, 5’8 in height, about 160 pounds with Black hair and Brown eyes and last seen wearing a Tan jacket and unknown color pants. Suspect #3; Black male, approximately 25 to 30 years old, 6’0 in height, about 250 pounds with close cropped Black hair, Black eyes and last seen wearing a White and Turquoise shirt with a White collar and unknown color pants. Suspect Vehicle; Silver newer model Toyota or Lexus SUV.