Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nov. 17, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, November 17th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on December 17, 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  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 (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, 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.

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.


1:42am       Mission/Excelsior                   Warrants
Ingleside Officers Lozano and McCall were on routine patrol when they noticed two men touching the right side of a specialized SFPD vehicle, Mobile Command Three, which was parked on the street. When the two men saw the officers, they quickly turned around and went inside a nearby liquor store. Officers Mueller and McCall inspected the command vehicle and noticed some graffiti on the right rear panel. The officers decided to question the two men who appeared very intoxicated. One of the men denied writing on the vehicle and became belligerent during questioning. A search of both men did not find any marking implements. However, one of the men had two warrants for his arrest, one a traffic warrant and another warrant for failing to appear in court. He was taken to Ingleside station and booked for the warrants and for being drunk in public. The other man was released. Report number: 130973751

11:21pm     Mission/Fair                             D.U.I
Ingleside Officer Jones responded to a report of a traffic accident and discovered a driver, sitting on a bench, swaying back and forth, with bloodshot eyes, alcoholic breath, who had trouble keeping his eyes open. The suspect failed several roadside sobriety tests and was transported to Mission station for a blood test. After the test was conducted, the suspect was  booked at the county jail for driving while intoxicated. Report number: 130976040

Serious Incidents:

10:15am     300 Blk  Hearst                      Theft
A woman walking down the street lost her purse to a thief. The victim told Ingleside Officers Chang, Gallo, and Morrow that the unknown robber rode up behind her on a bicycle and grabbed her purse before riding away. She was unable to get a good description of the thief. Her loss was a cell phone, wallet, cash, and miscellaneous items. Report number: 130974301

1:20pm       1000 Blk Tompkins                Assault
A disagreement over a parking space resulted in attempted assault with a motor vehicle. The victim told Ingleside Officers Fung and Willkom that she noticed a white Ford pickup parked illegally. Later in the day she saw a man walking toward the pickup and told him that he was parked illegally. She said the man became agitated and raised his voice in protest. The suspect then got in his vehicle as the victim stood in the middle of the street to write down the vehicle’s license plate number. It was then, she said, the suspect drove at her only stopping a few feet from where she was standing. The suspect then drove around her and away down Tomkins Street. Report number: 130974828

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           3200 Blk Folsom                      Burglary
  3:00am           Unit Blk Persia                          Theft from Vehicle
11:00am           Unit Blk Rae                             Stolen Vehicle
  2:02pm           1600 Blk Geneva                     Traffic Collision
  2:18pm           400 Blk Otsego                        Recovered Vehicle
  4:00pm           300 Blk Naglee                        Vandalism to Property
  4:30pm           800 Blk Moscow                     Theft
  8:00pm           100 Blk Fairmount                    Stolen Vehicle
  8:30pm           400 Blk Hazelwood                  Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           3600 Blk Folsom                      Theft from Vehicle
11:21pm           Mission/Fair                             Traffic Collision

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.