Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oct. 16, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, October 16th, 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.


10:32am     5000 Blk Mission                       Firearm
Sgt. Smith was on patrol when he observed a vehicle on Mission Street without any license plates.  He affected a traffic stop.  As he approached the vehicle, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana.  He made contact with the driver, who told him he had no identification on his person and did not possess a medical marijuana card.  The driver exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.  A search of the vehicle located marijuana, metal knuckles and a shot gun.  The driver was taken into custody and transported to Ingleside Station.  He was positively identified and had an active warrant. All the items were collected and seized as evidence. The suspect was ultimately booked on various charges. Report Number 130878048

Serious Incidents:

12:45am     4700 Blk Mission                     Attempted Robbery
Officers Willkom and Jones were sent to assist the victim of a robbery.  The victim told them that he was at the bus stop at Mission and Onondaga when two suspects approached him and told him to give them money.  The victim refused to give the suspects money and they proceeded to hold his hands and repeatedly punch him in the face.  The victim broke free and ran into a nearby establishment where the police were called.  The suspects fled down Mission Street.  The victim did not know the suspects but believes he could identify them.  Officers searched the area unsuccessfully for them.  The victim refused medical assistance and the officers took pictures of his injuries to book as evidence.  There were no surveillance cameras in the area.  Report Number 130874892

3:55am       200 Blk Velasco                      Carjacking
Officers McCall and Lozano responded to a carjacking.  The victim stated that as he entered his vehicle two males approached him, pointed guns at him, and told him to give them his money and the vehicle.  The victim emptied his pockets and exited the vehicle.  The suspects boarded the vehicle and fled down Velasco.  The victim was not injured and refused medical assistance.  He said one of the men was wearing a ski mask and he does not believe he could identify either of them.  Officers searched the area for the suspects and the vehicle to no avail.  Report Number 130875135

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  4:35am           Chaves/Agua                            Vehicle Strip
10:00am           3200 Blk Folsom                      Auto Boost
11:31am           200 Blk Trumbull                      Recovered Vehicle
11:59am           5400 Blk Mission                     Threats
  1:50pm           600 Blk Monterey                    Stolen Vehicle
  3:33pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  9:01pm           Cayuga Park                            Vicious Dog
  9:09pm           Unit Blk Concord                     Assault
  9:30pm           5700 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
10:55pm           400 Blk Murray                        Theft of Bicycle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.