Thursday, May 22, 2014

May. 19, 2014

Incident Date:
Monday, May 19th, 2014

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

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 to looking at it.


9:00am       1100 Blk Geneva                      Theft
The owner of a business was puzzled by numerous instances of unexplained missing funds from his cash register. Over a period of a week, several hundred dollars was missing. One night, the owner set up a hidden camcorder to video tape the front of the cash register. The next morning the owner checked the register and found $45 missing. He checked the camcorder and saw a woman employee of an adjacent business removing cash from the register. He called police and Ingleside Officer Leong responded and interviewed the business owner along with another employee about the thefts. The employee told the officer he observed a previous theft of funds from the cash register by the same suspect. After the owner filled out a “Citizen’s arrest” form and officer Leong went to the adjacent business and arrested the woman suspect. Back at Ingleside Station the woman told Ingleside Officer Guzman, “I did it. I messed up”.  She was cited for theft and released. Report number: 140418985

6:40pm       4500 Blk Mission                    Weapon/Theft/Drugs
An incident at a convenience store involving a knife, a large bag of potato chips, and two cans of beer sent Ingleside Officers Dilag and Snadow to investigate. The store owner told the officers that a man approached the counter with the beer and chips. When the store owner asked for identification, the man became angry and took out a knife waving it above his head. The store owner backed away and called “911”. The suspect ran out of the store and was apprehended a couple of blocks away on London Street. He was charged with a weapon violation, theft, and possession of methamphetamine which was found in one of his pockets. Report number: 140419717

Serious Incidents:

7:50pm       Sickles/Alemany                     Robbery
A woman walking home on Sickles Street felt uneasy when she noticed two men walking toward her on the sidewalk. When the men approached her, one suddenly grabbed the purse from her shoulder throwing the victim to the ground. Once the suspect took the purse he and his accomplice ran toward a waiting vehicle on Alemany Boulevard which sped away. The victim refused medical attention. The loss was a small amount of cash, credit cards, identification, and a Clipper Card. Report number: 140419983

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am          Curtis/Rolph                            Stolen Vehicle
  4:00am          100 Blk Trumbull                    Hit and Run
  4:00am          Unit Blk Trumbull                   Hit and Run
  5:00pm          1800 Blk Alemany                  Theft from Vehicle
  6:05am          1000 Blk Naples                     Recovered Vehicle
  6:40am          100 Blk Trumbull                    Hit and Run
  7:30am          San Jose/Capistrano                Vandalism to Property
  8:20am          500 Blk Athens                       Burglary
  9:44am          200 Blk Capistrano                 Recovered Vehicle
11:44am          Unit Blk Mizpah                     Theft
12:30pm          400 Blk Precita                       Vicious Dog Report
  9:39pm          800 Blk Lisbon                       Stolen and Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.