Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, October 15th, 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.


7:59am       Naglee/Mission                       Stolen Motorcycle
Officers Trujillo and Lok were dispatched to investigate a call of a burglary on the 600 block of Huron Avenue. While driving westbound on Naglee Avenue, headed to their destination, they observed a motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction. They also noticed that the motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet, which is a California traffic violation. The officers decided to turn around and follow the motorcycle in an effort to effect a traffic stop. The rider spotted the officers and took off at a high rate of speed. The rider then tried to maneuver through a turn onto Mission Street, but lost control and leaned over so far that he fell over with the motorcycle. The officers were right behind him and were able to detain him as he tried to walk away. The suspect immediately told the officers that the motorcycle was stolen. Upon further inspection, the officers found that the ignition had been punched/damaged, which made it easy to start. The owner of the motorcycle was contacted and said his bike had been stolen a couple days prior. The suspect was taken back to Ingleside Station where he was booked for being in possession of a stolen motorcycle, having no valid license and having two outstanding felony warrants. Report Number: 130871901

1:25pm       Portola/Miraloma                   Evading Police
Sgt Chambers was on duty and had parked his patrol vehicle along the 1000 block of Portola Avenue to monitor the traffic in the area. After several moments, He heard what sounded like a loud motorcycle engine accelerating as it came up the hill while headed east on Portola. Sgt Chambers continued to watch the traffic and saw a Suzuki motorcycle pass in front of him while traveling at a speed of approximately 70 to 90 miles per hour. Sgt Chambers quickly went after the motorcycle, who had now come to a stop at a red light. A computer check on the motorcycles license plate came back clear. Sgt chambers then lit up the motorcycle rider in an attempt to effect a traffic stop. The rider looked over his shoulder at Sgt Chambers and accelerated away from him ignoring the attempt to pull over. Sgt Chambers followed the motorcycle before losing him in the area. Sgt Chamber searched the surrounding area and found the motorcycle rider walking away from his bike several block away. He quickly detained the rider, who said “Sorry that was stupid of me. I don’t usually ride like that; I don’t know why I took off”. A computer check revealed the rider had a valid driver’s license with current motorcycle endorsement. He was subsequently cited for the excessive speed and for evading a police officer. Report Number: 130872971

3:39pm       4700 Blk Mission                   Resisting/Delaying
Officers Sugitan and Fung were driving along the 4700 block of Mission Street when they came up behind a double parked car. They noticed that the vehicle was unoccupied, had no license plates, and was causing traffic congestion along Mission Street. Officer Sugitan decided to cite the vehicle for the double parking violation and proceeded to obtain the vehicle’s VIN number. Minutes later, the owner of the vehicle came running out of a local business and entered his vehicle. The officers advised him that he was getting a ticket. The driver became angry and started his vehicle and was getting ready to drive off. The officers ordered the driver to turn off the engine, but he refused. When the driver did not comply with the officers’ orders, Officer Fung reached inside the vehicle and shifted the transmission gear into park to prevent the driver from leaving the scene and to prevent the vehicle from running over Officer Sugitan’s foot. For officer safety the driver was taken out of the car. After a computer check revealed the driver had a valid driver’s license and was clear of any warrants, he was cited for the initial double parking and for delaying and resisting and ultimately released. Report Number: 130873430

Serious Incidents:

5:30pm       Crescent/Mission                    Robbery
A victim flagged down Officer Padilla and told him that he had just been robbed in the area of Crescent and Mission Street. The victim said he was walking along listening to music from his phone when he was confronted by two suspects. The suspects first asked him for a dollar. The victim replied and told them he had no money. They then demanded his cell phone and proceeded to take the phone from his hand. They then searched through his pockets and took his wallet and ran from the area last seen headed east on Crescent Avenue. The victim said he did not resist because he was afraid for his safety. He was not hurt and needed no medical treatment. Several officers searched the area to no avail. Report Number: 130874096

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  7:59am           Naglee/Mission                         Traffic Collision
  8:00am           Concord/Brunswick                  Stolen Vehicle
  9:00am          100 Blk Francis                        Theft from Vehicle
  9:20am           Naglee/Mission                         Stolen and Recovered Motorcycle
12:20pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Trespassing
  3:15pm           200 Blk Ney                            Stolen Vehicle
  3:57pm           Alemany/Ocean                        Hit and Run
  5:06pm           100 Blk Winfield                      Trespassing
  7:00pm           600 Blk Huron                          Burglary
  7:00pm           1800 Blk Church                      Burglary
  8:21pm           300 Blk Circular                       Assault
11:00pm           1800 Blk Church                      Burglary
11:16pm           Mission/29th                             Warrant
11:30pm           Unit Blk Agua                           Vandalism to Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.