Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nov. 6, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, November 6th, 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.


2:10pm       3300 Blk Mission                 Battery/ Indecent Exposure
Ingleside Officers Thompson, Johnson, and Sgt. Garrick were dispatched to a store to investigate reports of a man in a wheel chair spitting at customers and exposing himself. When they arrived they found the suspect outside the store complaining that he “was just trying to buy something but they won’t let me.” Store managers told the officers the suspect was barred from the store because of previous incidents of irrational behavior. When he came into the store on this day they asked him to leave. But, he refused and swore at both managers and customers. When he was told to leave the store again, the suspect spat on the clothing of both managers. While finally leaving the store, in addition to swearing at customers, he exposed himself. The suspect was arrested and transported to Ingleside station where a computer query revealed two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. Case number: 130942614

Serious Incidents:

10:30pm     Paris/Geneva                        Robbery
 A woman, with her infant child, on her way to shop at Walgreens was the victim of a robbery. The woman told police that she parked and exited her car on Geneva Avenue and started walking the short distance towards the store. At the front door, she realized the store was closed and started walking back towards her car. It was then that she noticed two men standing by her parked car and she said to the two men, “Hey that’s my car. What are you doing?”  She told Officer Carrasco, that’s when one of the men punched her in the head with a closed fist and the other man said, “Give me what you have”. When she said she didn’t have anything, the second suspect said “give me your ring”, and hit her again with a close fist. Fearing for her safety, she took off her ring and gave it to the suspects who then ran away. The victim got in her car and drove to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The victim’s child was not injured in the incident. Case number: 130943970

11:07pm     Geneva/Prague                     Robbery
Ingleside Officer Lockett was dispatched to the 1500 block of Geneva Avenue to investigate a robbery. The two victims, a man and woman, told him they were walking home eastbound on Geneva, passing Crocker-Amazon Park, when two men approached them from behind and demanded their money. The victims said they didn’t have any money and kept walking away. One of the suspect’s then took out a large knife and put it next to the male victim’s stomach and repeated his demand for money. The male victim handed over his wallet which contained a small amount of cash, a credit card, and his identification. The female victim surrendered a gold chain and a purse which also contained a small amount of cash. The suspects then ran off making their escape through the park. A search of the area by several Ingleside Units was unsuccessful. Case number: 130943817

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  3:00am           Prospect/Virginia                      Traffic Collision
  8:06am           Mission/Geneva                        Battery
  9:00am           600 Blk San Jose                     Stolen Vehicle
  9:30am           Mission/29th                             Battery
10:00am           1500 Blk Sunnydale                 Stolen Vehicle
10:00am           Diamond Heights/Duncan          Traffic Collision
10:19am           1200 Blk Alemany                    Suspended Driver’s License
11:00am           300 Blk Guttenberg                  Vandalism to Vehicle
11:40am           4900 Blk Mission                     Dog Bite
  2:09pm           4400 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  3:30pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  3:30pm           500 Blk Portola                        Vandalism to Property
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Blythdale                     Hit and Run
  6:30pm           400 Blk 28TH                           Burglary
  6:42pm           Diamond Heights/Addison        Stalking
  7:00pm           600 Blk Cayuga                       Vandalism to Vehicle
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Bemis                          Theft from Vehicle
  9:00pm           Unit Blk Theresa                       Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.