Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nov. 3, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, November 3rd, 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  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.

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.


8:00pm       3400 Blk Mission                          Theft
A man mistakenly left his wallet, containing his driver’s license, credit cards, and Clipper Card, on the counter of a convenience store after buying a soft drink. When he returned, the clerk said a cab driver had picked up the wallet, claiming it was his, and walked out with it. The clerk gave Ingleside Officers Morse and Truong the cab’s identifying number and the officers asked dispatch to call the cab company and have the driver return to the store. While at the store, the officers saw the cab approach the business and then drive away. At the behest of the officers, the cab company was called again and they told dispatch that the cab was located at the company parking lot. Two other Ingleside officers went to the parking lot and detained the cab driver. Officers Morse and Truong drove the clerk to the cab company parking lot and he positively identified the driver as the person who stole the wallet. The driver was booked for theft. Case number: 130934424

Serious Incidents:

8:14am       Unit Blk Vienna                      Robbery
A woman on her way to work was the victim of a particularly violent street robbery. She told Ingleside Officers Wong and Chang that around 8am she left her home on Vienna street on her way to work and she noticed a black sedan, traveling on Silver Avenue, turn  southbound onto Vienna and drive past her stopping at the crest of the hill. The victim kept walking toward Silver Avenue and it was then that she noticed a man loitering at the intersection of Silver and Vienna. While she continued on her way, the man started walking in the opposite direction on Vienna, on the opposite side of the street.  For a short time she lost sight of the man until she heard footsteps running from behind her. The victim turned around and saw the frightening sight of a man, with a hooded sweatshirt covering his head, holding a pistol, running toward her. Fearing for her safety and understanding the dynamic of the situation, the victim threw her purse on the ground and shouted, “Don’t hurt me. I have nothing!” The suspect picked up the purse but continued to walk toward the victim grabbing her arm telling her to, “shut up and come with me”. The suspect then began pulling her toward a nearby carport with the victim pulling back yelling, “Don’t hurt me. I have nothing”. Soon, the suspect and the victim ended up in the middle of the street where the victim sat down covered her head with her arms. The suspect, realizing that he wasn’t going to be able to drag her to the other side of the street, ran away toward the stopped black sedan the victim noticed earlier. After the suspects disappeared, the victim flagged down a motorist who called 911. The victim’s purse contained a small amount of cash, a debit card, a cell phone, and keys to her job and her home. Case number: 130933056

10:20pm     Crescent/Ellsworth                 Robbery
A woman walking home with her two young daughters was robbed of her backpack containing cash, money orders, cell phone, and passport. The victim told Ingleside Officer Hermosura that she and her daughters had just exited a Muni bus when she heard the suspect running behind her. The suspect started pulling the backpack from her and when she turned to face him, he punched her in the left eye and mouth, before escaping with her property. Several Ingleside units searched the area for the suspect without success and patrols have been increased in the area to help prevent additional robberies. Case number: 130934559

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:20am           2200 Blk Bayshore                   Theft from Vehicle
  9:33am           Unit Blk Excelsior                     Warrant Arrest
10:00am           600 Blk Mangels                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:18pm           4500 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  2:44pm           1500 Blk Diamond                   Theft from Vehicle
  4:40pm           300 Blk Lowell                         Battery
  6:05pm           Coso/Winfield                          Recovered Vehicle
  7:00pm           Nahua/Mt. Vernon                   Theft from Vehicle
  8:00pm           1600 Blk Cayuga                     Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           200 Blk Tara                            Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           200 Blk Day                             Stolen Vehicle
  9:30pm           Mission/Valencia                      Hit and Run
11:39pm           500 Blk Sunnydale                   Vandalism to Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.