Friday, October 4, 2013

Sept. 30, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, September 30th, 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.


4:33pm       Naples/Rolph                            Drugs
Ingleside Officer Chicas and Leong were on routine patrol when they noticed an older Lexus parked in front of a fire hydrant. The officers stopped and exited their patrol car to talk to the driver and warn him of the dangers of parking in front of a fire hydrant. Both the driver and his passenger exited the Lexus as the officers approached. While talking to the driver, Officer Leong noticed a plastic bag hanging out of his right front pocket. When asked what was in the bag, the driver answered, “drugs”. “What kind of drugs”, asked Officer Leong. “Meth”, the driver responded. The driver was handcuffed and a search of the vehicle turned up a digital scale used to weigh the drugs along with a leather container with several plastic bags used to package drugs as well. The officers also discovered a large amount of cash in the driver’s left front pocket. A computer check revealed that the driver was on active probation for possession of narcotics for sale. The driver was transported to Ingleside Station and booked for possession of methamphetamine for sale. Report number: 130825641

Serious Incidents:

12:01am     Persia/Paris                            Robbery
The victim in this street robbery told Ingleside Officers Jones and Wang that she was walking eastbound on Persia Street, near the intersection of Paris Street, when she noticed a man standing on the other side of the intersection. She said she thought nothing of it because he “looked like a regular guy”. The victim crossed the intersection to continue walking home when she felt a man running up behind her. In a split second, she was pulled to the ground while the suspect wrestled with her for her backpack. The victim said she was dragged thirty feet before the backpack came loose and the suspect ran to a waiting vehicle which sped away. The victim’s knee, elbows, and hands had abrasions, but she refused medical attention. She told Officers Jones and Wang that her backpack contained a $70 Fast Pass voucher, $60 in cash, IPod, driver’s license, and possibly credit cards. Report number: 130823093

9:25am       Brazil/Edinburgh                    Robbery
A woman walking and talking on her cell phone was “bear hugged” from behind by a robber who threw her to the ground before picking up the cell phone from the sidewalk and running away. The victim told Ingleside Officers Chang, Tillan, and Wong that she didn’t want medical attention and would not be able to identify the suspect. A search by additional Ingleside units failed to find the suspect. Report number: 130823786

12:55am     Circular/San Jose                   Robbery
A young woman walked into Ingleside Station, bleeding from wounds on her face, and said she had been robbed. She told Officer Sugitan that she was walking home from the Glen Park BART station on the walkway connecting Monterey Blvd/Circular Avenue and San Jose Ave/Theresa Street when she received a text message from her mother. She took out her IPhone to respond when a suspect ran up behind her and struck her in the back of her head. During the assault he grabbed her phone. Simultaneously, a second suspect hit her on the left side of her face with a large object and grabbed her bag which was slung over her right shoulder. The victim fought to keep the bag, but the suspect dragged her to the ground and continued to hit her in the face. Fearing further injury, the victim released the bag and the suspects escaped. The victim chased the suspects for a short distance but then realized she risked further injury and turned around and ran to Ingleside Station to report the robbery and assault. Medics soon arrived at the station to treat her injuries. The victim told the officers that besides her cell phone, her stolen bag contained her wallet, a cashier’s check, cash, a California I.D. card, gift cards, credit cards, and a Kaiser medical insurance card. Numerous police units searched for the suspects without success. Report number: 130824693

8:40pm       100 Blk Allison                       Robbery
Ingleside Officer Pereira responded to a report of a street robbery. When he arrived, the victim told Officer Pereira that she took Muni to the intersection Geneva and Mission, exited the bus, and walked southbound on Mission and then eastbound on Allison when suddenly a man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt,  grabbed her bag from behind and tried to wrestle it off her shoulder. The victim said she struggled for awhile with the suspect until he stated, “give me your bag or I’m going to shoot you”.  Fearing for her safety, she released the bag and watched the suspect escape by running westbound on Allison Street. The victim said the bag contained a cell phone, house keys, sunglasses, a small amount of cash, and credit cards. The victim refused medical attention and a search for the suspect was unsuccessful. Report number: 130826310        

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  3:35am           Unit Blk Leland                        Recovered Vehicle
  8:45am           200 Blk Bernal Heights            Vicious Dog
  9:00am           Unit Blk Stoneybrook               Discharging Firearm at Unoccupied Building
  9:40am           700 Blk Madrid                        Recovered Vehicle
10:00am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
10:53am           900 Blk Ellsworth                     Warrant Arrest
11:00am           1100 Blk Visitacion                  Stolen License Plate
12:00pm           100 Blk Park                            Cultivating Marijuana
  2:20pm           200 Blk John F Shelley             Theft from Vehicle
  2:26pm           Mission/Francis                        Hit and Run
  2:30pm           800 Blk Sunnydale                   Assault
  2:54pm           700 Blk Naples                        Theft
  3:19pm           400 Blk Cortland                      Theft of Bicycle
  4:30pm           100 Blk Cayuga                       Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Onondaga                   Theft from Vehicle
  6:45pm           Blanken/Bayshore                     Traffic Collision
10:24pm           300 Blk Duncan                       Burglary
10:38pm           2300 Blk Alemany                    Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.