Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oct. 11, 2013

                                                               Incident Date:
Friday, October 11th, 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.


1:50pm       3300 Blk Mission                         Burglary
A man who owed the city funds for a citation decided the best way to pay the ticket was to steal some items from a store. Ingleside Officers Rueca and Wang were sent to the store where a security agent had already detained the suspect. The agent told the officers that he watched the man walk down the aisles and place headphones, screen protectors, laptop cooling pads and other items into a gift bag and then walk out of the store without paying. He confronted the suspect who admitted taking the items and placed him into custody. The suspect said he had never stolen before and decided on a whim to steal items. Case number: 130861178

2:09pm       3400 Blk Mission                        Drugs
Ingleside Officers Johnson and Cariffe were on routine patrol when they spotted two subjects who they knew from prior contacts. The officers stopped and spoke with the first man who was on active probation with a search provision. He was searched and nothing incriminating was found, so he was released. They then spoke to the second subject. The officers asked him for identification and the man told the officers that he was coming from work. The man consented to a search and the officers discovered two knives in his pockets and a multipurpose tool on his belt. Another pocket contained a glass pipe used to ingest narcotics. The suspect was arrested for narcotics violations and taken to Ingleside Station. Case number: 130861203

Serious Incidents:

2:30pm       200 Blk Lowell                           Robbery
A prospective renter got to see the barrel of a gun instead of the apartment he hoped to occupy. The victim told Ingleside Officer Shugars he pulled into the driveway of the rental property to meet the landlord. As he got out of his car a man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, put a gun to his ribcage, and said “give me what you got. Where’s the money at”. The victim, fearing for his life, reached into his pocket and gave the suspect, a large amount of cash. The suspect fled in a grey Acura in an unknown direction. Case number: 130861764

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:10am           Unit Blk Ottawa                       Vehicle Arson
  7:30am           200 Blk London                       Threats
  7:57am           Foerster/Hearst                        Hit and Run
  8:20am           Alemany/Cotter                        Recovered Vehicle
  8:30am           100 Blk Arleta                          Burglary
  9:29am           Unit Blk Valley                         Theft from Vehicle
  9:30am           Unit Blk Chenery                      Burglary
  9:35am           Mission/30th                             Warrant Arrest
  9:54am           2400 Blk Alemany                    Recovered Vehicle
12:21pm           Persia/Vienna                           Hit and Run
12:50pm           4800 Blk Mission                     Burglary
  2:00pm           1400 Blk Cortland                    Burglary
  3:00pm           100 Blk Appleton                     Vandalism to Vehicle
  3:45pm           Mission/Russia                          Battery
  4:00pm           900 Blk Edinburgh                    Stolen Vehicle
  6:10pm           Unit Blk Rotteck                       Recovered Vehicle
  6:30pm           300 Blk Ney                            Theft from Vehicle
  7:04pm           100 Blk Arlington                     Recovered Vehicle
  8:51pm           4100 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
11:30pm           Francis/Mission                        Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

6:00pm            Unit Blk Rousseau                 Burglary: Suspect #1; White female, approximately 30 to 40 years old, 5’6 in height, 170 pounds, red hair, Unknown eye color. Suspect #2; Unknown race male with no further description. Suspect #3; Unknown race male with no further description. Suspect #4; Unknown race male with no further description. Suspect Vehicle; Black BMW sedan. Item stolen: One four burner gas stove.