Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nov. 13, 2013

 Incident Date:
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on November 19, 2013.  Thank you.

Outstanding Police Work:  Members of the Ingleside Police Station have been hard at work, while putting their lives on the line, and recovered a total of five guns between a five day period, beginning Oct 31, 2013 to Nov 5, 2013. Among the weapons recovered were three handguns, one shotgun and one Tech-9 sub-machine gun all stemming from four separate incidents. Of the five subjects taken into custody, two were on probation and had extensive police records. We strongly believe that these great arrests may have prevented some serious crimes from taking place. Thanks to these great officers, the streets are a little saferJ.

Job Opportunities: It’s the hiring season and UPS, Old Navy and American Eagle are looking for young people, ages 16 and above, for the upcoming holiday season. There are over 18 openings offering over 320 opportunities. There will be several hiring events in the next three weeks. To start, each applicant must register at http://sfsummerjobs.org/find-jobs/  to be able to participate at the following events:

Reminder:  With Daylight Savings in effect as of Nov. 3rd.  The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has introduced a useful way to report broken/flickering streetlights. If you happen to be walking along and come across a broken or burned out streetlight, use the new app or call “311” to report it.  Keeping the streets lit a night, especially now that it’s getting darker a lot sooner, 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 sfwater.org (go to “Customer Service” and then select “Report a Problem”).

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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

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 www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
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.

Scam Alert:  A local resident received a phone call the other day from an unknown subject stating he was a representative from “Windows Technical Support”. The subject went on to say that the resident’s computer was sending Spyware and Malware and needed repair. The subject began asking questions and asked for the resident’s personal information. Luckily, the resident did not fall for the scam and immediately hung up. If  you happen to get a suspicious phone call like this or something similar, DO NOT give out any of your personal information. If possible, spread the word to your family and neighbors about the scams that are going around.

Additional Scam Alert:  Here is how it works: the suspect will call the victim and identify himself as a PG&E employee.  The suspect will ask for the victim by name and ask if he/she is the owner of a particular business or property.  Once the victim replies yes, the suspect tells the victim that his/her bill is delinquent in a specific amount.  The suspect then tells the victim that he/she needs to pay the delinquent bill by a certain time or their service will be terminated.  The suspect instructs the victim to buy MoneyPak cards in a specific amount.  The suspect then instructs the victim to read the card's code numbers to him over the phone.  Once that is done, the money is gone and the scam is complete.

The suspect will give the victim a call-back number that goes to a voicemail that identifies itself via recording as PG&E.

If you receive a call like this, please call the customer service number on your billing statement to confirm the call is legitimate.  If that call turns out to be a scam, please have a police report made.

Crime Alert:  An increase of robberies and thefts has been occurring in and around the Balboa BART Station, City College area and Glen Park BART Station. 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.


11:55pm     4100 Blk Mission                   Stolen Vehicle/Drugs
An educated hunch helped Ingleside Officers Seavey, Barajas, and Padilla take a serial car thief off the streets. The three officers noticed three occupants in an older Toyota make a left turn onto Mission Street from Trumbull and quickly dive into an open parking space. The officers drove by the vehicle and recognized the driver as a habitual car thief with a specialty of stealing Toyotas. He has a pending car theft case for stealing a Toyota last month. The officers parked behind the Toyota, which was stolen a few days ago in San Francisco, and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. He was placed in handcuffs and a search of the vehicle’s center console turned up a quantity of methamphetamine and a digital scale used for weighing narcotics. The officers also found shaved keys, used for stealing vehicles, in the passenger’s front shirt pocket. Both passenger and driver were booked at Ingleside Station: Report number: 130964299

Serious Incidents:

7:40pm       400 Blk Lisbon                       Robbery
A woman walking home heard the suspicious sounds of footsteps running up behind her. The victim told Ingleside Officers Gonzalez, Morse, and Rock that two suspects grabbed her backpack and wrestled it off her back before running away. During the struggle, the victim was knocked to the ground by the robbers. The loss was $200 cash, a debit card, her identification, and miscellaneous paper work. The victim declined emergency medical attention. Report number: 130963649

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:00am           100 Blk Flood              Stolen Motorcycle
  6:00am           300 Blk Phelan             Warrant Arrest
  8:00am           300 Blk Justin               Attempted Burglary
  1:20pm           600 Blk Monterey        Shoplifting
  1:28pm           1100 Blk Naples          Harassing Phone Calls
  5:00pm           3200 Blk Harrison        Stolen Vehicle
  6:22pm           55 Phelan                     Warrant Arrest
  8:30pm           300 Blk Ordway          Stolen Vehicle
  9:30pm           300 Blk Maynard         Theft from Vehicle
  9:36pm           800 Blk Detroit            Recovered Motorcycle
11:00pm           Unit Blk Santos            Warrant Arrest
11:55pm           4100 Blk Mission         Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.