Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oct. 14, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, October 14th, 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.


9:40pm       Laidley/Roanoke                     Vandalism
A report of a man kicking vehicles prompted dispatch to send Ingleside Officers Dilag and Quinlan to investigate. When they arrived, a resident of the area told the officers he saw the suspect next to a parked car and heard a loud noise. He then saw the suspect walk to another car and kick it. The resident told the officers he told the suspect to stop kicking cars and he was calling the police. The suspect then walked quickly away. Officers Dilag and Quinlan started searching the area for the suspect and soon found him a short while later lying in the street behind a car wearing no shirt, only pants and shoes. He was brought back to the scene of the crime and the citizen positively identified him as the man he saw kicking the car. The officers decided to investigate further and found a total of five vehicles parked next to each other with fresh dents from being kicked. The suspect was taken to Ingleside station and booked for the vandalism. Case number: 130871070

Serious Incidents:

2:10am       Unit Blk Richland                   Robbery
The original call was a burglary but that turned out not to be correct. When Ingleside Officers Carrasco and Dominguez pulled up to the scene of the crime, a man, bleeding from his mouth, blurted out, “I’ve just been robbed”. While waiting for medical assistance, he told officers that he was watching T.V and decided to retire for the night. When he went into his bedroom there was a man standing there with a hooded sweatshirt covering his face, holding a gun. The man asked for “the stolen property”, which the victim said he knew nothing about and, therefore didn’t answer the question except with a puzzled look. At that point, the suspect punched the victim in the face while another suspect tried to bind his wrists with a cord. Just then there was a knock on the front door, which prompted both suspects to take the victims keys, wallet, and cell phone before escaping out the back door. Case number: 130868538

8:37pm       700 Blk Silver                         Robbery
A familiar customer entered the store and went right to the liquor section. She grabbed a bottle of vodka and walked to the front counter and set it down. But instead of paying for the liquor, she snatched it from the counter and ran out of the store with the owner in hot pursuit. He confronted her in front of the store and asked for the bottle back, but she refused. He then attempted to grab the bottle from her hand, but she punched him five or six times in the head before escaping westbound on Silver Avenue. Ingleside Officers Khan and Cvetovac searched the area for the suspect without success. Case number: 130870931

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:12am           Cesar Chavez/Sanchez             Stolen Vehicle
  6:00am           1700 Blk Sunnydale                 Vandalism to Vehicle
  8:00am           Unit Blk Red Rock                   Fraud
11:00am           Unit Blk Theresa                       Theft from Vehicle
12:00pm           San Jose/Geneva                      Stolen Vehicle
12:30pm           300 Blk Flood                          Fraud
  3:50pm           600 Blk Monterey                    Theft from Vehicle
  5:30pm           5200 Blk Mission                     Aided Case
  6:48pm           Mission/Seneca                        Traffic Collision           
  6:50pm           Paris/Excelsior                          Stolen Vehicle
  7:00pm           600 Blk Huron                         Stolen Vehicle
  7:30pm           4700 Blk Mission                     Burglary
  8:00pm           30th/Mission                             Battery
  8:00pm           400 Blk Wilde                          Vandalism to Property
11:00pm           300 Blk Mount Vernon             Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

3:30am                        Unit Blk Prentiss                    Attempted Burglary: Suspect #1: White male, approximately 30yrs old, 5’6 in height, 160 pounds with Black hair and Unknown eye color last seen wearing a Grey hoody, long sleeve checkered shirt and dark pants.