Thursday, May 22, 2014

May. 18, 2014

Incident Date:
Sunday, May 18th, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on June 17, 2014 at 7p.m.  Thank you.

Southwest Community Corporation
I.T. Bookman Community Center
446 Randolph Street
San Francisco, CA  94132

Foreclosure Prevention and Assistance Town Hall
Saturday, May 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
I.T. Bookman Community Center
446 Randolph Street @ Arch
(Doors Open at 10:30 a.m.)

Panel Discussion by Invited Guests
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Madame JFK Generational Wealth Management Attorney
Don Evans and Associates, Forensic Foreclosure Expert
Faye Rubin, Legal Shield Representative
ACCE-Association of Californians for Community Empowerment
Tiffany R. Norman, tm Law Associates (Homeowner’s Bill of Rights)
Eviction Defense Collaborative

One-on-One counseling, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
First Come/First Served (Provider Line-Up Subject to Change)

Get Help Before, During and After Foreclosure!
Take Action to Save Your Home!

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.

Heat wave:  Many residents are leaving their windows and doors open in an effort to keep cooler as the temperature increases during these gorgeous sunny days. Be extra careful, especially when you leave your home, paying attention to secure the windows and doors when you leave. Burglars are always looking for the easiest way inside your home. Don’t give them the opportunity for the easy access. Make sure to secure these entry points and leave them locked when you are not around. A third of all the burglaries committed in the Ingleside district during the month of April were due to open garages and unlocked or open windows. Also, remember to keep hydrated with lots of water!!

Muni Related Thefts/Robberies: Commuters who take public transportation have been targeted by cell phone thieves. In the last couple weeks there has been two incidents involving MUNI related thefts and robberies here in the Ingleside District. In one of the cases, witnesses told the officers at the scene that the suspect was watching the victim as she focused only on her smart phone, paying no attention to her surroundings. When the bus stopped, the suspect snatched the phone from her hand and ran off the bus. If you’re not paying attention to your surroundings, you’re wearing a target on your back. Smart phone owners need to be aware that thieves may be watching you and ready to snatch your devices. The following is some common advice to avoid becoming a victim: Always be aware of your surroundings. If the bus is going to stop, stop what you are doing, look up, look around and put your phone down or put it in your pocket. And when the bus is in movement again you can go back and look at it.


12:15am     3400 Blk Mission                   Vandalism
Dispatch sent Ingleside Officers Colby and Gonzalez to Mission and 30th Streets to investigate a report of a man urinating in public. They found the individual standing in front of a convenience store with bloodshot eyes and the strong odor of alcohol on is breath. Officer Gonzalez told the suspect that he was too intoxicated to be in public and should go home. However, the suspect declined and, instead, became verbally abusive telling the officers to “Look for something better to do”.  The officers did, placing him in handcuffs and standing him next to the front of their patrol car while calling for assistance in transporting him to jail. While waiting, the suspect “Head butted” the patrol car several times, cracking the windshield. Vandalism was added to the list of charges which included being drunk in public and resisting arrest. Report number: 140414450

2:57pm       Sunnydale/Hahn                     Parole Violation/Resisting
For several years, the Police Department has focused on preventing the use of off road vehicles in McLaren Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Off road motorcycle riders drive recklessly damaging trails and shrubbery and placing pedestrians, motorists, and park users in serious danger.  The motorcycles leak toxic fluids onto the plants in the park. On this day, Ingleside Officers Carrasco, Trail and Hopkins were watching for a suspect who had been arrested several times and was on active probation. They spotted him sitting on a motorcycle behind several homes on Sunnydale Avenue.  He was unable to start the motorcycle and was pushing it toward the street when officer Trail yelled for him to stop. He didn’t and started running with all three officers in pursuit. He was soon surrounded and ordered to lie on the ground a few blocks from where he dropped the motorcycle. He initially complied but when the officers attempted to place him in handcuffs a vigorous but, thankfully, short struggle ensued. He was eventually subdued and arrested for parole violation, resisting arrest, and other charges. Report number: 140415737

7:26pm       London/Excelsior                   Drugs
Ingleside Sgt. Alvarez and Officers Quintero and Thompson were on routine patrol when they spotted a vehicle parked in the intersection of London and Excelsior with the passenger door open and the driver inside. The officers stopped a few car lengths away from the intersection and waited a short time until another man got in the passenger side of the car and closed the door.  The driver then drove a short distance and started talking to a pedestrian while still inside the car. At this point, the driver noticed the police officers and he, along with his passenger, started speeding away. The officers followed the suspicious vehicle as it sped through several intersections ignoring stop signs and several red signal lights. Fearing for the public’s safety, the officers terminated their pursuit and, along with several other Ingleside units, began searching the surrounding neighborhood for the suspects. They soon found the car and suspects at a gas station parking lot on San Bruno Avenue. Both men were placed in handcuffs and a computer check showed the passenger had two outstanding felony warrants, for burglary and narcotics, from San Mateo County.  A search of the driver’s clothing revealed several packets of methamphetamine. Both were arrested and transported to Ingleside Station. Report number: 140416406

Serious Incidents:

8:16pm       4600 Blk Mission                   Robbery
A store security officer watched closely as a man, after gazing at several cold and flu treatments, hid several Claritin packages in his pants and started walking toward the store exits. The security employee told Ingleside Officer Cabillo that he stopped the suspect before he exited the store and asked him to return the items. The suspect gave the employee some but not all the stolen products. When the suspect was asked to give back all the items, he refused, and waived a knife in the face of the security officer. The suspect then ran from the store and escaped after boarding a northbound #14 Mission bus. Report number: 140416569

11:30pm     30th/Mission                           Aggravated Assault
A man on a shopping trip told a harrowing story to Ingleside Officers Dilag and Snadow. The victim said, while walking away from a convenience store, he was confronted by a man on the corner of 30th and Mission Streets. The man asked the victim, “What are you doing here?” Before he could answer, the suspect pulled a knife from his pocket and waived it at the victim. The victim turned and ran across the street with the suspect in hot pursuit. During the chase, the suspect kept waving the knife at the victim while trying to trip him. The pursuit continued through the Safeway parking lot and ended after the victim entered the grocery store. Multiple Ingleside units searched the area for the suspect without success. Report number 140416995

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:30am           Brazil/La Grande                      Theft from Vehicle
  1:00am           300 Blk Leland                        Stolen Vehicle
  3:06am           Alemany/Seneca                       Hit and Run
  3:15am           300 Blk College                       Stolen Vehicle
  1:52pm           100 Blk Athens                        Recovered Vehicle
  2:50pm           1500 Blk Sunnydale                 Traffic Violation
  4:29pm           600 Blk Monterey                    Theft from Vehicle
  8:00pm           200 Blk Concord                     Stolen License Plate
  8:00pm           200 Blk Blythdale                     Theft from Vehicle
  9:50pm           1600 Blk Sunnydale                 Assault
11:00pm           Unit Blk Ocean                        Theft from Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.