Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oct. 10, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on November 19, 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 (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:

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

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
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program.
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.


2:55am       Ocean/Alemany                      Stolen Vehicle
Something didn’t seem right to Ingleside Sgt. Smith as he drove past a service station at Ocean and Alemany in the early morning hours. He noticed a dark Blue van with its doors open, the engine running, and a man outside the van looking through some discarded clothing on the ground. There were no other people in or around the van. A computer check showed the van was stolen out of Oakland. Dispatched confirmed the information. Sgt.Smith, drove into the service station and exited his patrol vehicle and, along with several other Ingleside officers who had just arrived, took the driver into custody. The suspect told the officers he wasn’t the driver and was just a passenger who had climbed over the seat to exit the vehicle. He said he didn’t know who the driver was. Sgt Smith noted that the there was no key in the ignition which was damaged. A search of the suspect turned up a shaved key used to start ignitions on stolen vehicles and  records check showed the suspect had numerous arrests for stealing vehicles and is on active probation for burglary. A search of the vehicle discovered several shaved ignition keys and several credit cards. The suspect was booked at Ingleside station for car theft and other crimes. Case number: 130856442

Serious Incidents:

1:08am       500 Blk  Sawyer                     Robbery
A man walking from his parked car to his home was the victim of a violent robbery. The victim told Ingleside Officers Hermosura and Barrera that he noticed a man following him as he neared his home. He turned the corner and was confronted by another suspect who held a gun to his head and said, “Give me your s…”. The victim handed over his two cell phones and a wallet containing cash and credit cards. The suspect then hit the victim on the back of the head with the weapon causing the victim to fall to the ground. The second suspect then kicked the victim in the back while ripping jewelry from his neck. Both suspects then ran away headed north on Sawyer to Sunnydale before fleeing east on Sunnydale Avenue. Numerous Ingleside units conducted a search of the area without success. Case number: 130856301

9:35am       5000 Blk Mission                   Robbery
A woman unloading laundry from her car into a laundromat cart on Sickles Street noticed two men staring at her while standing outside a nearby building. She told Ingleside Officers Wong and Chang that the two men walked away while the woman finished loading the cart and began pushing it around the corner toward the Laundromat on Mission Street. Just before entering the Laundromat, one of the men suddenly appeared and grabbed the gold chain on her neck pulling it free. The other suspect then grabbed her purse which was draped over her left shoulder. The victim held tight and screamed for help. A passerby saw the struggle and yelled “Hey, Hey”, which may have startled the suspects who then quickly ran away. San Francisco and Daly City police officers searched the area without results. Case number: 130856981

7:42pm       300 Blk Cortland                    Robbery
Ingleside Officers Guzman and Kabanuck responded to a report of a robbery at a deli on Cortland Street. One of the owners told the officers that she was walking back to her business on the sidewalk when a man suddenly ran out the front door almost knocking her down saying, “I’m sorry”, then ran away up Cortland. Another suspect was behind the front counter when she entered and he also fled out the front door and up Cortland. A witness saw both suspects get into a Silver four door Honda that took off at a high rate of speed. The loss was a large amount of cash. Case number: 130858959

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  2:55am           1700 Blk Alemany                    Recovered Vehicle
  7:15am           200 Blk Athens                        Stolen Vehicle
  7:30am           Alemany/Santa Rosa                 Traffic Collision
  9:02am           100 Blk Vienna                        Recovered Vehicle
12:18pm           200 Blk Holladay                     Warrant Arrest
12:30pm           300 Blk La Grande                   Trespassing
  1:00pm           Circular/Baden                         Stolen Vehicle
  1:27pm           Mullen/Alabama                       Traffic Collision
  3:00pm           100 Blk Hearst                         Stolen Vehicle
  4:56pm           700 Blk Lisbon                         Recovered Vehicle
  5:00pm           4800 Blk Mission                     Burglary
  5:04pm           Alabama/Precita                       Traffic Collision
  5:30pm           Unit Blk Putnam                       Battery
  5:45pm           Congdon/Ney                           Hit and Run
  6:13pm           2100 Blk Castro                       (4) Found License Plates
  6:13pm           2100 Blk Castro                       Recovered Vehicle
  7:30pm           4800 Blk Mission                     Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.