Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oct. 17, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, October 17th, 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.


8:30am       4900 Blk Mission                       Burglary
Ingleside Officer Etcheveste was parked in front of a supermarket filling out paperwork when the store manager ran up and yelled, “That guy just walked out of the store with a cart of stolen stuff”.  Officer Etcheveste started his patrol car and pulled into the store’s parking lot and confronted the customer asking him if he had paid for the items in the shopping cart. The customer answered in the affirmative. Officer Etcheveste then asked to see the receipt, which the customer admitted he didn’t have one. The store manager then walked up and asked officer Etcheveste to arrest the customer for the theft telling the officer that he observed the suspect filling the cart and his backpack with items and then calmly leaving the store without paying. Later, at Ingleside Station, the suspect admitted to stealing the items because he was hungry. He also said he would rather steal from the market than rob or hurt people. Case number: 130878606

3:50pm       3300 Blk Mission                    Theft/Warrants
At another store several blocks away, a security guard watched a man grab several items from the store shelf and conceal them in the sleeves of his sweatshirt. When the man left the store he was placed under citizen’s arrest for the petty theft and shoplifting. Ingleside Officers Wang and Rueca arrived on scene and noted that the suspect had stolen two alarm clocks, pens, and two portable speakers. A computer check revealed that the thief had prior convictions for other thefts as well as having ten outstanding warrants for his arrest. Case number: 130880156

4:25pm       Unit Blk Mt. Vernon               Drugs
A man riding his bike on the sidewalk prompted Ingleside Officers Chicas, Fulgado, and Johnson to stop the bike rider and admonish him to ride only in the street. But when they stopped the man, he became very fidgety. When asked, he provided his California identification. The officers inquired if he was on probation or parole, and the suspect said, “Probation”. Instead of complying when asked to turn around and place his hands on his head, the suspect instead   started running away with his bike westbound on Mt. Vernon with Officer Chicas and Fulgado in foot pursuit. After running for approximately a quarter of a block, the suspect jumped on his bike to try to pedal his way to freedom. Unfortunately for him, Officer Chicas was faster and grabbed the suspect by his right arm and pulled him to the ground. But that didn’t stop him resisting arrest and Officers Chicas, Fulgado, along with the recently arrived Ingleside Officer Campos were finally able to place him in custody after a short struggle. A search of the suspect turned up a white napkin with methamphetamine and two glass pipes used for ingesting narcotics. He was booked at the county jail for the narcotics violation and resisting arrest. Case number: 130880106

10:15pm     Del Monte/Mt. Vernon           Unlicensed Driver
Ingleside Officers Hauscarriague and Zahn were driving southbound on Interstate #280 when they were passed at a high rate of speed by late 90’s Toyota. The driver was traveling at an estimated 80+ miles per hour, changing lanes, and forcing several other motorists to brake unexpectedly. The unsafe motorist exited the freeway at the Geneva/Ocean exit turning eastbound on Geneva and continued his unsafe behavior by suddenly changing lanes in front of several motorists. He then made a right turn onto southbound Alemany without stopping at the red light and in front of several cars crossing the intersection with the green light. The two officers activated their emergency lights and siren and pulled the motorist over near the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Alemany. The driver said he didn’t have a California license but had another form of identification. A computer check revealed he was never issued a valid driver’s license and had been cited five times previously for driving without a valid operator’s license. He was also unable to provide valid proof of insurance for the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed several open containers of beer. A citation for several violations was handed to the driver, but he refused to sign. Despite explanations that signing was not an admission of guilt, he continued to decline signing the citation. He was transported to Ingleside station and, after more conversations with officers; he agreed to sign and was released. His vehicle however was towed and impounded. Case number: 130877880

11:30pm     300 Blk Capistrano                Robbery
Ingleside Officers Thompson and Holland were dispatched to a domestic violence call in the alley between Capistrano and Ostego, in the area bordered by San Juan and Santa Ynez Avenues. The officers, using their spotlights to illuminate the very dark alley, found a man waving at them, clutching his face, and bleeding from his nose and mouth. He told the officers that he was “jumped”, by several suspects who took his cell phone and wallet. The victim said he struck up a conversation with four men while riding the “J” MUNI light rail vehicle from Church and Market Streets. He said he and the four men exited the train at Santa Ynez and San Jose and entered a corner deli to buy cigarettes. The five then walked out of the deli and into the alley for a short distance before the victim was placed in a headlock by one of the suspects while another suspect punched him in the face. After the four suspects stole his property they ran away southbound in the alley with the bleeding victim in pursuit. The victim caught up with one of the suspects who fell and then brandished a knife at the victim. The victim then backed off and a few minutes later Officers Thompson and Holland arrived. Several other Ingleside officers also responded and began searching for the suspects. Two men were detained and positively identified by the victim as the robbers. They were taken to Ingleside Station and booked for their crimes. The other robbers were not located but station investigators are reviewing security footage from the deli and the MUNI LRV. The victim was treated at the scene by medics for his injuries. Case number: 130881364

Serious Incidents:

4:50pm       Rutland/Campbell                  Robbery
A woman walking home listening to music on her IPhone5 was a robbery victim. The victim told Ingleside Officers Morse, Cvetovac, and Truong that she had just exited a MUNI bus when she felt someone reaching into her right front pocket. She turned around and began struggling with the robber, but he was too strong. She lost her IPhone but was able to keep her earphones. She told the officers that she did not have tracking software on her phone so they were unable to find the phone’s location. Case number: 130880203

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  6:00am           London/France                        Stolen Vehicle
  7:44am           100 Blk Onondaga                   Stolen Vehicle
  8:05am           Seneca/San Jose                       Hit and Run
  9:02am           Unit Blk Allison                        Theft from Vehicle
10:00am           300 Blk Surrey                         Fraud
10:41am           Amazon/Mission                       Traffic Collision
10:49am           San Jose/Havelock                   Traffic Collision
  5:45pm           1700 Blk Sunnydale                 Battery
  7:00pm           Unit Blk Balhi                           Stolen Vehicle
  9:03pm           Unit Blk Cordova                     Recovered Vehicle
10:41pm           Russia/Mission                         Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.