Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oct. 5, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, October 5th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on October 15, 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.


7:43pm       4500 Blk Mission                      ATM Burglary
A combined group of Ingleside and Daly City officers have been working to solve a series of ATM burglaries in both cities. Shortly after noon, Ingleside Officers Yuen and Archilla spotted the prime suspect in several burglaries walking on Alemany Boulevard.  In addition to being wanted for burglary, he was also a parolee at large. He was arrested and transported to Ingleside Station. The officers now concentrated on finding his lookout, who was identified from surveillance video of one burglary that occurred on the 5700 Block of Mission Street. The officers had a hunch and decided to look for him at one of his hangouts along the 4500 Block of Mission Street. Luckily, they found the suspect standing in front of a business and took him into custody. At the station, the suspect consented to a search of his home on Maynard Street where Officers Yuen and Archilla were joined by Sgt. Gasanyan and Daly City Officers Tone and Garay in the investigation. During the search, the officers discovered a sweatshirt and hat worn during one of the burglaries, along with a small sledge hammer, portable torch, torch cart, and a tool box containing drills and a black ski mask. The suspect was charged with burglary, conspiracy, unlawful entry and related crimes. Report number: 130842667

Serious Incidents:

11:25am     300 Blk Ney                               Drugs
A landlord called police after being unable to contact his tenant. The tenant’s rent was overdue and when he entered his residence found several rooms upstairs and downstairs being used for growing marijuana. The landlord exited the home and called police. Ingleside Officers Hornstein and Willkom arrived and inspected the premises before notifying the department’s narcotics bureau. The landlord was instructed to change the locks on the home and wait for a search warrant to be issued for the premises. Shortly after returning to the station, Lt. Philpott radioed Hornstein and Willkom that an unknown vehicle had pulled up in the driveway of the marijuana grow house and the driver had entered the garage using an entry code. The officers returned to the home and interviewed a young woman who said she was sent to the home by a friend, the renter. She was released and the officers instructed the landlord to make sure he changed the garage door entry code. Report number: 130841669

3:55pm       Persia/Mission                          Theft/Dog Bite
Ingleside Officers Guzman and Kabanuck were sent to Mission and Persia Streets to investigate a theft and dog bite. The victim told the officers he and a friend were walking on the sidewalk past a fast food restaurant when a pit bull, tied to a post, lunged at him and bit him on the hand. In self defense, he kicked at the pit bull. Soon thereafter the dog’s owner exited the restaurant and threatened to beat him for kicking at his dog. The victim started walking away but the suspect followed and, after a short while, hit the victim on his head and stole his sunglasses before escaping. Report number: 130842015

4:13pm       400 Blk Anderson                   Carjacking
A citizen was unloading items from the trunk of his car and carrying them into his home when a witness told him that the occupants of a yellow van had stopped and grabbed a bag from his trunk and sped away. The victim jumped into his car and pursued the van several blocks until he stopped behind hit. At that point, the driver reversed the van and rammed the victim’s car three times before speeding off. The victim continued his pursuit for several more blocks finally stopping behind it again on Anderson Street. The victim got out of his damaged car and confronted the driver and passengers about the theft. The woman passenger told the victim she didn’t have the bag and another passenger exited the van with a metal rod and walked back to the victim’s car, broke the driver’s side window, got in and drove away along with the van. The victim not only lost his bag, but his car and its contents including a wallet with more than $400, his driver’s license, several credit cards, and house keys. Case number: 130842065

8:06pm       1700 Blk Sunnydale                Aggravated Assault
Ingleside Officers Naval, Lok, Shugars and several other Ingleside units responded to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they talked to several witnesses who reported hearing approximately six gunshots outside their homes. Two residents of the area showed the officers bullet damage to walls and electronics in their homes. During their investigation, Officers Shugars and Lok were dispatched to San Francisco General Hospital where physicians were treating a gunshot victim with wounds to his shoulder and leg. The victim told the officers he didn’t know who shot him or why. The officers searched a van that transported him to the hospital and discovered clothing with bullet holes and bullet fragments. Case number: 130842720

10:05am     Holly Park                              Robbery
A man sitting with friends at a picnic table was confronted by a robber who demanded, “Give me everything in your pockets”. The victim told Ingleside Officers McCall and Lozano that he was surprised when the robber suddenly appeared and punched him in the face before demanding his property. He lost a cell phone wallet, and a backpack. The cell phone was later tracked to the area near Richland and Murray Streets but responding officers were unable to find it or the thief. Case number: 130843007.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           Pioche/Harvard                        Stolen Vehicle
  4:39am           Unit Blk Santa Marina              Vandalism to Vehicle
  9:14am           200 Blk Andover                      Theft from Vehicle
11:00am           600 Blk Anderson                    Fraud
11:45am           100 Blk Blythdale                     Warrant Arrest
12:10pm           Ocean/Alemany                        Warrant Arrest
12:38pm           2500 Blk Bayshore                   Recovered Vehicle
12:59pm           100 Blk Hanover                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:30pm           1000 Blk Tompkins                  Vandalism to Property
  3:15pm           Ocean/Geneva                          Traffic Collision
  4:08pm           400 Blk Anderson                    Stolen Vehicle
  4:12pm           700 Blk Ellsworth                     Warrant Arrest
  5:00pm           200 Blk Hahn                           Vandalism to Vehicle
  6:00pm           Mansell/San Bruno                   Stolen Vehicle
  7:00pm           200 Blk Arleta                          Burglary
  7:06pm           1400 Blk Church                      Theft from Building
  8:30pm           300 Blk Madrid                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:50pm           3400 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  9:00pm           200 Blk Edinburgh                    Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm           Visitacion/Rey                          Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.