Friday, October 11, 2013

Oct. 8, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, October 8th, 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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

6:34pm       Cayuga/Cotter                        Robbery
Officers Kerlegan and Khan were dispatched to a street robbery that occurred in the area of Cayuga and Cotter Street. Upon arrival, both officers spoke to the victim, who told them that she got off a MUNI bus at Aleman and Silver Avenue and proceeded to walk home. While walking along her route home, she was suddenly pushed from behind which caused her to lose her balance. Two unknown suspects yanked her purse from her shoulder taking her I-touch Pad, computer tablet, camera and bank card. The suspects fled from the area on foot last seen headed west bound on Santa Rosa towards San Jose Avenue. The victim lost sight of the suspects and went home to call the police. Unfortunately, the officers searched the area and were unable to locate the suspects or any surveillance cameras. Report Number: 130851834

9:03pm       San Jose/Mt. Vernon              Robbery
Officer Anderson and Officer Ma along with Officer Lundy responded to a call of a female victim, who was walking Northbound on San Jose listening to her music with her ear phones on, when she heard an unknown suspect say “hey”. When the victim turned around the unknown suspect punched her on her left cheek. The unknown suspect got a hold of her bag, but the victim struggled to get her bag back. After a brief struggle, the victim feared for her safety, so she let go of the bag, which contained her laptop. The Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. The Officers did locate a camera at a residence and had no results on getting hold of the home owners. An attempt will be made at a later time. Report Number: 130852230

10:35pm     700 Blk Velasco                      Robbery
Officer Willkom and Officer Jones responded to a call where a robbery had just taken place. The victim said he caught the 8x MUNI bus at the corner of Mission and Geneva Avenue and took it to the corner of Velasco and Santos Street. The victim got up from his seat and got ready to exit the bus when he noticed two suspects who were getting ready to exit the bus as well. The victim proceeded to walk home carrying his cell phone in his hand and wearing his ear phones. He noticed that the same two suspects were now following him. Suddenly, the victim was punched in the face and in the stomach then slammed to the ground. The suspects were unsuccessful on getting the victim’s cell phone but took his ear phones. The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the attack but refused medical attention. Both Officers canvassed the area for any cameras with negative results, but officers contacted MUNI and requested a copy of the onboard surveillance tape in hopes that it captured the suspects on video. Report Number: 130852478

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

11:00are           Unit Balk Mullen                       Burglary
12:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Vandalism to Vehicle
12:45pm           1100 Blk Naples                      Burglary
  1:30pm           200 Blk Ellsworth                     Battery
  2:19pm           3400 Blk Folsom                      Recovered Vehicle
  2:35pm           2600 Balk Bay shore                Recovered Vehicle
  2:35pm           2600 Balk Bay shore                Found License Plate
  5:11pm           700 Blk Peru                            Recovered Vehicle
  6:00pm           1700 Blk Dolores                     Recovered Vehicle
  8:00pm           2700 Blk Alemany                    Stolen Vehicle
  9:44pm           Diamond/Duncan                      Hit and Run
10:00pm           Unit Blk Circular                       Recovered Vehicle
10:00pm           200 Balk Vienna                       Stolen Vehicle
10:49pm           Mission/30th                             Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.