Friday, October 25, 2013

Oct. 20, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, October 20th, 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.


2:15am       Geneva/Mission                      Battery
Officers McCall and Lozano were dispatched to Mission and Geneva Avenue regarding a call of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, Officer Dominguez had a suspect already detained. The two victims, a boyfriend and girlfriend, told Officer McCall that as they got off the MUNI bus and were walking home, when they were rudely interrupted by a suspect who focused his attention towards the girlfriend and said, “What’s up baby”. The couple ignored him and continued to walk away. The boyfriend told Officer McCall that he and his girlfriend began arguing when they were interrupted a second time. This time, the couple told the suspect to leave them alone. The suspect became angry and without warning grabbed the boyfriend’s hair and punched him twice in the face causing a bloody nose. Several witnesses began yelling at the suspect, which caused him to stop beating on the victim. The victim wished to press charges and the suspect was ultimately transported to the Ingleside Station and cited out for the offense. Report Number: 130890688

4:47pm       4100 Blk Mission                    Drugs
Officers Barajas, Padilla, Campos and Sgt Alvarez were on duty patrolling the 4100 Block of Mission Street when they came across a known suspect, who they knew from prior police contacts and to be on active probation, walking along the street. The officers decided to stop the suspect and find out what he was up to. A computer inquiry showed no warrants but did show he still had a search condition. The officers searched the suspect and found a small baggie which contained a small amount of Methamphetamine. The suspect was immediately arrested and then booked at Ingleside Station for being in possession of the drug. Report Number: 130889813   

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:30pm           700 Blk Cortland                      Theft from Building
  2:50pm           900 Blk Ellsworth                     Assault
  5:54pm           4100 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  5:55pm           Bocana/Holly Park                   Hit and Run
  7:48pm           100 Blk Sickles                        Warrant Arrest
  8:10pm           Ocean/I-280 Onramp               Hit and Run
  9:35pm           400 Blk Rolph                          Warrant Arrest
11:38pm           4800 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.