Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sept. 25, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, September 25th, 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.


11:00am     Lyell/Still                               Drugs
A high priority call was received through dispatch of an auto boosting in progress that was taking place in the area of Lyell and Still Street. Officer Rand was given a description of the suspect and quickly responded to the area. He soon arrived and found that seven cars that had been parked along the street had their windows shattered. He and several Ingleside units continued their search in hopes of finding the suspect. Officer Rand drove around and found a suspect matching the suspect description two blocks away sitting at the MUNI bus stop, located at Bosworth and Diamond Street. He quickly detained the suspect and began asking him questions. During the interview, the suspect’s story changed several times which made Officer Rand very suspicious. Officer Rand then had the suspect empty out his pockets and found that he was carrying a window punch and several different cards with different names on them as well as a woman’s watch. Officer Rand knows that suspect(s) use a window punch to easily break into cars to boost them. A quick check on the vehicles revealed that the owners were not local, therefore couldn’t ascertain if anything was missing. Officer Rand also checked the cards which did not belong to any of the registered owners. The suspect was then taken to Ingleside Station and searched more thoroughly, where Heroin and a smoking pipe were found inside his pockets. He was subsequently booked on the drug and paraphernalia offense as well as being in possession of burglary tools. Report Number: 130807843

Serious Incidents:

9:53pm       200 Blk Schwerin                   Theft
A victim told Officers Zahn and Dominguez that she had just parked her car and was making her way home. While walking, she looked out the corner of her eye and saw that a male suspect was following her. When she got to the front of her house the suspect ran up behind her and grabbed the Iphone out of her back pocket. As the suspect made his getaway he said, “Thank You”. The victim said she did not put up a fight out of fear for herself and her family. The victim said she was not hurt and said she could identify the suspect if she saw him again. Report Number: 130809849

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
12:12pm           Unit Blk Harrington                   Warrant Arrest
12:19pm           Andover/Cortland                     Theft from Vehicle
12:25pm           200 Blk Putnam                        Battery
12:45pm           1800 Blk Church                      Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
  2:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  4:44pm           500 Blk Madrid                        Fraud
  6:44pm           Unit Blk 30th                             Warrant Arrest
  6:50pm           Alemany/Santa Rosa                 Hit and Run
  7:20pm           Benton/Genebern                      Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
10:00pm           1600 Blk Church                      Burglary
10:54pm           4400 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.