Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nov. 4, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, November 4th, 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.


3:53pm       5000 Blk  Mission                    Firearm
A routine traffic stop of a vehicle with a non-functioning brake light led to a significant arrest. Ingleside Officers Fulgado and Johnson were on routine patrol when they spotted a White Nissan traveling southbound on Mission with a broken brake light. The officers decided to stop the vehicle to advise the occupants to fix the non-functioning brake light. After stopping the vehicle, the driver provided the officers with his license and the vehicle registration and insurance. A computer check revealed that the driver was on probation with a warrantless search condition. Because the vehicle contained two other occupants besides the driver, Officers Fulgado and Johnson requested additional units and Ingleside Officers Padilla and Sullivan, who were nearby, responded. Officer Fulgado asked the driver to exit the vehicle for a search and he complied. He then asked the woman, the front seat passenger, to exit the vehicle and she complied while taking her purse with her. Officer Johnson asked her to leave her purse in the car because of officer safety concerns, and she resisted saying, “Why, I’m not on probation”. Officer Johnson explained why and she finally agreed to leave the purse on the front passenger seat. At this point, Ingleside Officers Trail and Uang arrived and they removed the third passenger from the back seat. The female passenger kept insisting that her purse didn’t need to be searched because she had done nothing wrong. But Officer Johnson explained that officer security required the car to be completely searched. When Officer Johnson picked up the purse she noticed it was particularly heavy. When she looked inside the purse she saw a sub-machine gun with a large magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition along with a valid driver’s license, a medical marijuana card, two prescription bottles containing marijuana, a cell phone, and miscellaneous items. All the items were booked into evidence and the three occupants were taken to Ingleside Station for further questioning. The driver and rear passenger were booked for probation violation and the female passenger for possession of an illegal firearm. Case number: 130936721

11:49pm     4100 Blk Mission                  Resisting Arrest
Ingleside Officers Pereira and Gonzalez were searching for possible robbery suspects in the area when they noticed two men standing on the corner of Mission and Trumbull. One man, who was on parole, had a metal pipe protruding from his front pocket of his sweatshirt. He was asked if he had any other weapons and he said, “No”. However, a search revealed a pocket knife in his right front pants pocket. When asked to sit on the sidewalk he refused and became combative and both officers had to use physical force to place him in handcuffs. He was charged with resisting arrest, and parole violations. The other man was released. Case number: 130937638

Serious Incidents:

10:34am     600 Blk Silver                         Assault
A woman who didn’t want anyone sitting next to her is a suspect, along with her boy friend, in a violent assault. The victim told Ingleside Officers Chang, Rand, and Adams that he boarded the #44 Muni bus at Silver and San Bruno and walked toward the rear when he spotted an open seat by the rear doors that were occupied by a woman taking up the whole seat. He asked politely, “Is this seat taken?”, and the woman replied, “Yeah, my boyfriend”, and the victim replied, “Your boyfriend?”, before walking towards the end of the coach. Suddenly, he told the officers, he felt a punch on the back of his head and he fell down into one of the rear seats. He said he was continually beaten until the suspect and the female fled the bus at Silver and Congdon. The victim was treated for numerous lacerations by medics at the scene. Case number: 130935682

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  6:00am           400 Blk Duncan                       Stolen Vehicle
  9:45am          200 Blk London                       Threats
10:30am           Unit Blk Los Palmos                 Fraud
11:00am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
11:30am           100 Blk Lippard                       Theft from Building
12:15pm           1200 Blk Mansell                     Theft from Vehicle
12:28pm           100 Blk Brookdale                   Burglary
12:34pm           200 Blk Talbert                        Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  2:56pm           San Jose/Santa Ynez                Traffic Collision
  3:02pm           1300 Blk Sanchez                    Recovered Vehicle
  5:00pm           700 Blk Athens                        Vandalism to Vehicle
  9:00pm           100 Blk Congdon                     Stolen Vehicle
  9:28pm           200 Blk Putnam                        Assault
11:38pm           2800 Blk Diamond                   Theft from Building

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.