Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nov.1, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, November 1st, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on November 19, 2013.  Thank you.

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:

FYI: With Daylight Savings in effect as off Nov. 3rd. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has introduced a useful way to report broken/flickering streetlights. Keeping the streets lit a night, especially with daylight savings ending soon, 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.

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.


2:13am       Mission/Italy                           Unlicensed Driver
A vehicle traveling without a working license plate light caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Jones and Willkom. The officers decided to investigate when the vehicle stopped, for a relatively long period of time at a flashing yellow light, with no traffic around. The officers stopped the car and asked the driver for his license. The driver said he didn’t have one, but had other forms of identification. A computer inquiry confirmed he was unlicensed. He was cited for driving without a license and released. A friend, with a valid license, was summoned to drive his vehicle home. Case number: 130926716

9:59am       800 Blk Madrid                          Burglary
An observant neighbor helped police arrest a brazen daytime burglar. Ingleside Officers Wong and Chang met the neighbor who said he saw an unknown woman break a garage door window of a neighbor’s home and then climb through the window into the garage. The neighbor confronted the burglar who said she had just bought the home. He didn’t believe her and called police. While Ingleside Officers Wong and Chang covered the back of the home, recently arrived Officer Rand went to the broken window and saw the suspect in the back of the garage. He ordered her to exit the building and she complied. After placing her in handcuffs, she repeated the story that she just bought the home and had lost her keys and that’s why she broke the garage window. A short time later the resident of the premises returned home and confirmed he was still the owner. The suspect was taken to the county jail and booked for burglary. Case number: 130927322

4:01pm       400 Blk Geneva                          Firearm/Stolen Property
Ingleside Officers Duffin and Chicas were part of a robbery abatement team assigned to help prevent and help solve a spike in armed robberies near the Balboa Park MUNI and BART stations. While on patrol they noticed two juveniles matching the descriptions of suspects wanted for previous robberies. The men were standing next to a sedan in a reserved parking lot for MUNI employees. When the officers stopped and questioned the two men they could smell the strong odor of marijuana. One of the suspects admitted to Officer Chicas he had marijuana in his pocket and he said he was at that location waiting for his mother, a MUNI employee, to get off work. Meanwhile Officer Duffin’s search of the other man turned up a more interesting item, a stolen Glock 9mm handgun in his waistband. He was transported and booked for possession of a stolen firearm. The other suspect was transported to Ingleside Station and cited for possession of marijuana and then released. Case number: 130928477

11:44pm     San Jose/Sgt. John Young          D.U.I
A all-points broadcast of a wrong way driver on Interstate #280, near Geneva Avenue, caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Willkom and Jones. A subsequent broadcast said the vehicle was spotted swerving on San Jose Avenue near Balboa Park. The officers started driving toward the park and spotted the vehicle blocking Sgt. John V. Young Drive, the street leading to Ingleside Station. The officers pulled up behind the truck and exited their patrol car to talk to the driver. When they approached the driver’s window they could smell alcohol and the driver’s eyes were red and bloodshot. When asked for his driver’s license, the driver replied that “he only had a passport”.  He was asked to get out of the vehicle and when he complied, a glass pipe, used for ingesting methamphetamine, fell to the street. The officers also noticed several empty beer cans on the floor of the vehicle. The driver failed several field sobriety tests and was placed in custody and then transported to Mission Station for a breathalyzer test, the results of which showed a blood alcohol level of .189, more than twice the legal limit. He was booked at the county jail for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs. Case number: 130929776

Serious Incidents:

5:15pm       Geneva/Mission                           Assault
Ingleside Sgt. Riskin and Officer Holland were flagged down by citizens who said a male subject at Geneva and Mission needed medical attention. When they arrived at the intersection they found a young man crying and moaning in a lot of pain. The officers summoned medical assistance for the victim who told them he was riding the #14 Mission bus when an unknown man became antagonistic towards him for unknown reasons. When both he and the man exited the bus at Geneva and Mission, the man pepper sprayed the victim in his eyes. The victim said he had never seen the suspect before and had no additional information about the assailant. Case number: 130928637

7:35pm       Unit Blk of Seneca                       Robbery
A woman walking down the sidewalk was the victim of a purse snatch. The victim told Ingleside Officers Uang and Hopkins that while walking westbound on Seneca approaching Alemany, she noticed two men walking towards her. As they passed her, one suspect grabbed the victim’s purse. The victim struggled to hold on, but the suspect was able to wrestle it away and, along with the second suspect, ran eastbound on Seneca with the victim in pursuit. As all three approached Mission Street, a red sedan suddenly appeared and the two suspects jumped in the vehicle and quickly drove away. Another motorist, witnessing the crime, noted the license of the vehicle which was broadcast to other police units. Case number: 130929102

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  4:00am           1200 Blk Cortland                    Stolen Vehicle
  6:30am           4100 Blk Mission                     Burglary
  9:26am           500 Blk Portola                        Trespassing
10:04am           1300 Blk Bosworth                  Fraud
10:15am           3100 Blk Mission                     Restraining Order Violation
10:55am           100 Blk Delta                           Recovered Vehicle
12:33pm           100 Blk Hahn                           False Identification
12:50pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Trespassing
12:50pm           100 Blk Bella Vista                   Recovered Vehicle
  3:35pm           Mission/Onondaga                    Hit and Run
  5:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  5:30pm           Manchester/Bessie                    Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
  6:40pm           Mission/Valencia                      Traffic Collision
  7:29pm           Cayuga/Balhi                            Traffic Collision
  8:00pm           Unity Blk Naylor                      Stolen Vehicle
  8:50pm           400 Blk Holly Park                   Recovered Vehicle
  9:00pm           900 Blk Plymouth                     Stolen Vehicle
10:20pm           Unit Blk Tucker                        Assault
11:30pm           Unit Blk Russia                         Theft from Building

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.