Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sept. 26, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, September 26th, 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.


6:26am       Unit Blk Benton            StolenVehicle/Burglary Tools
It was a call of a parked vehicle with its brake lights on and a bicycle hanging off the trunk that prompted dispatch to send Ingleside Officers Pubill and Baldovino to investigate. When they arrived they found the driver asleep with his foot resting on the brake and a woman also asleep in the passenger seat. Officer Baldovino woke up the driver and asked him to turn off the ignition. After a couple of refusals, the driver finally complied and handed the shaved ignition key, used to steal vehicles, to the officer. When Officer Baldovino asked for identification, the driver said he didn’t have any. When asked who owned the vehicle, the driver said “a friend who lives in San Francisco.” Officer Pubill woke up the passenger who stared at her and said she was fine, before falling back to sleep. Both occupants were ordered out of the car and handcuffed. A search of the car turned up three sets of shaved keys as well as tools, and a flash light on the floor board. The owner of the stolen vehicle was located and transported to the scene to recover his car. The driver was taken to Ingleside station and booked for auto theft and possession of burglary tools. A computer check revealed the passenger was listed as a missing person out of Maryland. She was released. Report number: 130810733

12:02pm     Unit Blk Seneca             Stolen Vehicle
Ingleside Officer’s Archilla, Scott, and Yuen were patrolling the district looking for stolen vehicles. The officers were specifically looking for mid-to-late model Hondas and Toyotas, the vehicles of choice for many car thieves. While driving eastbound on Seneca near Alemany, they noticed a parked 1998 Honda Civic on the other side of the street. While driving past the vehicle they ran a computer check that revealed the car was stolen. They quickly turned around and pulled up behind the Honda with the driver and passenger standing outside. The officers placed the driver in handcuffs. At first, the driver denied knowing the car was stolen telling the officers that he picked up the car from a friend named “Joe” at Geneva and Mission Street. After further questioning, he finally admitted knowing the vehicle was stolen and picked it up at that intersection with the key still in the ignition. He was transported to Ingleside Station and booked for vehicle theft. His passenger was released. Report number: 130807768         

Serious Incidents:

3:00am       Unit Blk Bradford           Robbery
A citizen called 911 to report hearing people yelling and a car speeding off. When he looked out his window he saw a man lying in the street. Ingleside Officers Carrasco and Cariffe arrived on scene and found a victim crying in middle of the street smelling heavily of alcohol. He told the officers that earlier that evening; he took Cal Train from San Jose and visited a club on Howard Street. When he left the club early the next morning, Cal Train was no longer running and he accepted a ride from three strangers. He told the officers he was immediately assaulted when he entered the car. The three suspects took his wallet and cell phone and pushed him out of the car on Bradford Street. The victim was too intoxicated to give the officers any meaningful description of the suspects. Report number: 130810313

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:38am           4800 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  4:44am           5400 Blk Mission                     Burglary
  7:58am           Otsego/Oneida                         Recovered Vehicle
10:40am           4900 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
11:31am           700 Blk Monterey                    Theft from Building
12:46pm           300 Blk 29th                             Recovered Vehicle
  3:30pm           Duncan/Cameo                         Traffic Collision
  3:37pm           300 Blk Maynard                     Recovered Vehicle
  3:40pm           500 Blk Carter                         Battery
  3:53pm           200 Blk Judson                        Recovered Vehicle
  5:15pm           Bradford/Esmeralda                  Traffic Collision
  7:00pm           5100 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
  7:35pm           800 Blk Cortland                      Retraining Order Violation
  8:45pm           2000 Blk Alemany                    Stolen Vehicle
  9:08pm           Unit Blk Peralta                        Restraining Order Violation
10:30pm           San Jose/30TH                          Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm           700 Blk Vienna                        Stolen Vehicle
11:35pm           700 Blk Delano                        Hit and Run

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.