Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nov. 7, 2013

Incident Date:
Thursday, November 7th, 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.


10:10pm     200 Blk Cortland                   Attempted Robbery
A silent alarm alerted police to a potential robbery. When Ingleside Officers Contreras, Hermosura, and Sgt. Smith arrived and spoke to the clerk, who told them that a thin woman, wearing a grey sweatshirt, entered the store and said, “I have a gun. Give me all your money”. The startled clerk responded, “Really?” “Yes, really, you want to see my gun?” said the robber. The clerk realized the suspect was serious and pushed her silent hold up alarm and told the suspect, the police were on their way. The suspect ran out of the store and tried to get in a cab but the clerk yelled to the cab driver, “Don’t take her, she just tried to rob me”. The cab drove away without the suspect and the suspect began hurriedly walking away. Shortly after a description of the robber was broadcast, Ingleside Officers Ng and Anderson found her walking several blocks away. The clerk positively identified her as the woman who tried to rob her store. The suspect was taken to Ingleside and booked for the attempted robbery. The clerk also said she had security footage of the incident which will aid investigators in the case. Case number: 130946673

10:22pm     800 Blk Moultrie                    Drugs
Ingleside Officers Padilla, Barajas, and Seavey were on patrol when they noticed a White Toyota parked illegally, with its lights and engine off, blocking the access to the street. While parked, they noticed that the only passenger in the vehicle was occasionally illuminated by a light that they suspected was a match or lighter. This was an area where there had been several previous narcotics arrests. The officers continued to observe the vehicle and it’s occupant for a few more minutes before another vehicle drove up and parked with an occupant of the second vehicle getting out and walking up to the first car and then getting  in the front seat. At that point, Officers Padilla, Barajas, and Seavey approached the parked vehicle, identified themselves as police officers, and asked both passengers to exit the car. One was placed in handcuffs and escorted to the sidewalk but the other passenger bolted with Officers Padilla and Seavey in pursuit. While running away, the suspect threw a plastic bag containing a white powder onto the sidewalk. Both officers quickly apprehended and arrested the suspect a short distance away and recovered the plastic bag which contained suspected methamphetamine. A search of the running suspect turned up more than $800 in one of his pockets. The other suspect had a small quantity of cocaine in one pocket while another contained approximately $1000 in cash. Both suspects were transported to Ingleside Station and booked on a variety of charges. Case number: 130946695  

Serious Incidents:

7:42pm       San Jose/Shawnee                   Robbery
A woman walking home on San Jose Avenue, while looking at her cell phone and not her surroundings, was the victim of a robbery. She told Ingleside Officer Lockett, that when she reached the intersection of Shawnee, a man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim fought the attacker for a short while before relinquishing her property. She said the suspect ran to a waiting Toyota Camry parked on San Jose Avenue which sped away. In the purse was the victim’s, the victim’s husband, and her son’s social security cards, several credit cards, and her California identification. Case number: 130946366

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  9:40am          200 Blk John F Shelley             Vandalism to Vehicle
10:30am           200 Blk Putnam                        Threats
12:54pm           Cayuga/Mt. Vernon                  Recovered Vehicle
  2:14pm           Mission/Onondaga                    Warrant Arrest
  3:15pm           4600 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  3:50pm           Mission/Niagara                       Warrant Arrest
  5:00pm           Brazil/Paris                               Stolen License Plate
  5:30pm           600 Blk Monterey                    Theft from Vehicle
  9:00pm           Unit Blk San Juan                     Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           200 Blk Judson                        Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm           Unit Blk 29th                            Vandalism to Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.