Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oct. 19, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on November 19, 2013.  Thank you.

Halloween Safety Tips

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr wants you all to have a fun Halloween and offers the following safety tips to make your holiday safer.

Tips for Parents and Trick-or-Treaters:

-  Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
-  Use sidewalks and if sidewalks are not present, walk towards oncoming traffic.
-  Look both ways before crossing and use cross walks.
-  Use reflective tape on costumes or carry and use a flashlight.
-  To reduce the risk of trips and falls, avoid masks or costumes that limit your vision and         
-  Examine all treats for choking hazards or tampering and only eat factory wrapped treats.

Tips for Motorists:

-       Watch out for children.
-       Obey traffic signs and signals.  Reduce your speed, especially in residential areas where children are likely to be present.
-       Trick-or-Treaters may not pay attention to traffic; be prepared to stop if someone darts out midblock or from between parked cars.
-       Don’t text and drive and avoid being distracted by electronic devices.

 If you see someone or something suspicious or out of the ordinary, please call the police
(415) 553-0123.  To report an emergency or crime in progress, call 911.

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.


5:30pm       3300 Blk Mission                     Theft
A thief with a craving for beef jerky was detained by store security after she left the business without paying. Ingleside Officers Shugars and Guzman were dispatched to meet the security officer who told them that he watched the woman customer take and conceal 35 packages of beef jerky in her purse and then quickly exit the store without stopping at the registers. A computer check revealed the woman had an outstanding warrant for her arrest on a burglary and other charges. She was taken to Ingleside Station for booking. Case number: 130887033

10:37pm     3100 Blk Mission                   Battery of a Police Officer
Ingleside Officers Yuen and Archilla were on patrol when they noticed more than 350 people standing in line outside a popular nightclub. The officers stopped and talked to the manager of the club who said the crowd was there to see a performance of a Spanish hip hop group. The officers stayed in the area to monitor the crowd. A short time after they arrived, a club security guard escorted a patron from the building. The guard told the officers that the man was bothering people and being belligerent. At this point the man noticed the two officers and started yelling, “f..k the police, I don’t give a f..k about the pigs”. Officer Yuen and Archilla, identifying themselves as police officers, asked the man to calm down and leave the area. He declined to leave and kept yelling obscenities at the police officers. The two officers noticed his eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred, his gait was unsteady, and he had the strong odor of alcoholic on his breath. While Officer Yuen kept trying to calm down the man, Officer Archilla sensing the mood of the crowd changing, radioed for backup. Officer Yuen noticing that the man was unable to care for himself, besides being belligerent, started to place the man under arrest for being drunk in public. Unfortunately, the suspect violently resisted, refusing to be arrested, kicking both officers in the legs. With the help of several other Ingleside officers who had just arrived, the suspect was finally subdued and arrested. Case number: 130887641

Serious Incidents:

10:35pm     Moultrie/Crescent                   Carjacking
A man sitting in his truck in front of his house was unpleasantly surprised by a carjacker who walked up to the vehicle and pointed a gun at the victim, telling him to get out. The victim opened the door and as he exited, the suspect threw a punch at him but missed. The suspect then got into the truck and drove quickly away. Ingleside Officers Morse and Truong took the report and broadcast a description of the robber. The officers searched the area and were unsuccessful in finding the victim’s vehicle or suspect.  Report number: 130887629

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:03am           Unit Blk Santa Marina               Stolen Vehicle
  9:38am           200 Blk Madrid                        Recovered Vehicle
10:32am           100 Blk Rolph                          Threats
12:12pm           Unit Blk Mirabel                       Recovered Vehicle
  4:30pm           200 Blk Blythdale                     Vandalism to Building
  5:00pm           Unit Blk Sequoia                      Burglary
  5:00pm           400 Blk Pope                           Fraud
  5:00pm           1800 Blk Sunnydale                 Vicious Dog
  9:45pm           700 Blk Vermont                      Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm           700 Blk Moultrie                      Stolen Truck
11:00pm           Ocean/San Jose                        Theft from Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.