Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Oct. 29, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, October 29th, 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 http://sfsummerjobs.org/find-jobs/  to be able to participate in the events:

FYI: With Daylight Savings taking effect 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 sfwater.org (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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

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 www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
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.

Fraud Warning: Two days ago a San Francisco resident received a telephone call from an unknown subject, who was identifying himself as Captain Moser from the San Francisco Mission Police Station. The subject informed the resident that he was calling to collect an unpaid balance on outstanding parking tickets and that it would take $500.00 dollars to rectify the situation. The subject said the process could be taken care of over the phone with a credit card number. The resident, being suspicious, looked up Captain Moser on Google and saw that he was in fact stationed at Mission Police Station. At this point, the resident was no longer concerned and proceeded to provide the subject with their credit card number. The money was then taken from the resident’s account. Be alert of this new scam taking place. The San Francisco Police Department will never call anyone to collect a debt. If this happens to you, do not provide any of your personal information and hang up immediately.

Crime Alert:  An increase of robberies and thefts has been occurring in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area. There have been five robberies in the last couple weeks alone in this area. 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.


2:10am       Alemany/Ocean                      Drugs/Warrant
Ingleside Officers Lozano and McCall were driving southbound on Alemany in the early morning hours when they pulled up behind a SUV with 2014 tag affixed to the rear license plate. A computer check revealed that the owner of the vehicle was wanted on a no bail warrant and that the vehicle registration, despite the tag, had expired in July of this year. Additionally, the DMV had suspended the vehicle registration for lack of insurance. The officers activated their emergency lights and pulled the vehicle over at a gas station at the corner of Alemany and Ocean Avenue. The driver told the officers he didn’t have a license and produced another form of identification. He admitted to having a quantity of methamphetamine in his front pocket along with a pipe to smoke it. Additional checks revealed that his driver’s license had been suspended on three previous occasions. He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for narcotics violations and his vehicle was towed to the impound yard. Case number: 130916864

5:31pm       5000 Blk Mission                    Drugs
Officers Yuen and Archilla were patrolling the busy area of Mission and Geneva Avenue when they noticed four occupants sitting inside a vehicle with expired tags just a block away. They approached the vehicle and contacted the driver, who they immediately recognized from previous police contacts. As a matter of fact, the officers recognized the three passengers as well and knew the driver was on active probation with a search condition. The officer proceeded to search the vehicle which turned up nothing. When Sgt Alvarez arrived to search the female driver, she immediately confessed to hiding methamphetamine inside her bra. Sgt Alvarez seized the drug and placed her under arrest. She was taken to Ingleside Station where she was booked and the remaining passengers released from the scene. Report Number: 130919062

Serious Incidents:

8:20pm       700 Blk Excelsior                    Robbery
An innocent victim, minding her own business, was walking up Excelsior headed home when she was approached from behind by a suspect who tried to take her purse. The victim said her purse was slung around her body and had fallen backwards to the ground as the suspect pulled on the purse. The suspect kept tugging on the purse and dragged her for approximately 5 to 10 feet causing a large abrasion to her lower back. A second suspect appeared from nowhere and joined in on the robbery and within seconds took the victim’s purse containing her cell phone, keys, credit/debit cards and money. The victim’s husband informed the officer that he had surveillance cameras outside their residence but, unfortunately the cameras did not record the robbery. Report Number: 130919498

8:50pm       Cotter/Cayuga                        Robbery
A victim left work late in the evening and took the MUNI bus headed home. She got off at Silver and Alemany Boulevard and walked the rest of the way. As she walked, she noticed a vehicle stopped at a stop sign. She paid no attention to the vehicle and continued on her way. A couple blocks later she saw the same vehicle pull over at the corner. As she approached her home the front passenger got out and immediately pushed her to the ground. The suspect grabbed her bag and groceries and jumped back in the vehicle. The victim stated she was to afraid to look which direction the vehicle had fled and instead decided to call her son, who was home, to come to her aide. The victim sustained a scraped knee and refused medical treatment. Report Number: 130919620

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  6:58am           Unit Blk Prague                        Recovered Vehicle
  6:59am          Unit Blk Prague                        Hit and Run
  7:40pm           Unit Blk Mullen                        Stolen Vehicle
  7:43pm           Unit Blk La Grande                  Recovered Vehicle
  9:00am           100 Blk Teddy                         Burglary
11:00am           300 Blk Niagara                       Vandalism to Property
  1:00pm           500 Blk Franconia                    Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           Unit Blk Wabash                      Vandalism to Property
  1:24pm           300 Blk Nevada                       Burglary
  2:15pm           200 Blk Arleta                          Threats
  2:45pm           Unit Blk Coleridge                    Recovered Vehicle
  5:55pm           Ocean/Persia                            Warrant Arrest
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Newburg                    Burglary
  7:55pm           Alemany/Foote                         Hit and Run
  8:17pm           200 Blk Gold Mine                   Burglary
11:09pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.