Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May. 22, 2014

Incident Date:
Thursday, May 22nd, 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 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.

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.


2:47pm       5300  Blk Mission                   Drugs/Probation Violation
It’s fairly common for officers to hear complaints from residents about cars parked illegally on the sidewalk. On this date Ingleside Officers Seavey and Barajas spotted a vehicle not only blocking the sidewalk but also the slow lane on Mission Street while parked in a driveway.  The officers stopped their patrol vehicle and approached the car which had two occupants, one in the driver’s seat and another in the passenger seat. When the officers asked for identification, the driver produced a valid California ID. However, the passenger, who was very fidgety, said he didn’t have any identification on him. When asked again, the passenger gave the name and birth date of a man who was on probation for domestic violence in San Mateo County. When the officers pulled up a picture of the suspect matching the name given, it wasn’t the man sitting in the passenger seat. The suspect insisted that was him in the picture. Officer Barajas also noticed a green backpack on floor near the driver’s backseat and a plastic baggie containing a white powder that was possibly methamphetamine in arms reach of the passenger. Both occupants denied the backpack or baggie belonged to them and said they didn’t know who owned both objects. The officers removed the occupants and placed them in handcuffs while they searched the car and suspects. The passenger and driver were taken to Ingleside station where officers discovered several bags of methamphetamine in the backpack along with a digital scale used to weigh narcotics and a glass tube used to smoke the narcotic. A cell phone belonging to the passenger was also in the backpack which was in addition to two cell phones found in pants pockets of the passenger. The backpack also contained ID bracelets with the name and picture of the passenger who had previously given the officers the name of someone else. A computer query showed the passenger was on probation with a search and seizure provision out of San Mateo County.  He was booked for narcotics for sale and a probation violation. The driver was released. Report number: 140428699

Serious Incidents:

9:55am       4900 Blk Mission                     Robbery
An alert clerk noticed a man, with a backpack, enter the store and quickly walk to the aisle with baby products. She told Ingleside Officer Zahn the man placed several packages of baby formula in the backpack before walking past the checkout stands toward the main exit of the store. The clerk yelled “Stop” and the man turned around with a pink taser in his hand and made a menacing gesture toward the clerk. When she heard the “Clicking” sound of the taser, the clerk backed away and the robber ran from the store. Report number: 140427710

8:45pm       400 Blk Murray                      Attempted Robbery
A woman walking home from the bus stop at Mission and Richland Streets was approached by two men attempting to rob her of her possessions. The victim told Ingleside Officer Kerlegan that, while walking eastbound on Richland, she saw two young men leaning against a car. She said “Hi” as she passed the two men and kept walking toward her home on Murray. When she reached her front steps, the suspects approached her with one of them saying, “Give me your stuff”.  The suspect put his hand in his pocket indicating he had a gun. When the woman said she didn’t have any money, the suspect grabbed the bag the victim was holding in her left hand.  The woman wouldn’t let go and yanked it from the robber’s grip. Rebuffed at his attempt to rob the victim, the robber tried a different tactic. He said he was hungry and asked her for something to eat. The victim reached into a pocket and gave the robbers a bag of Ghiradelli chocolates, which the suspects took before running away down Murray Street. Report number: 140429619

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  2:55am           300 Blk Rolph                          Vandalism to Vehicle
  8:00am           200 Blk Edinburgh                    Burglary
  8:23am           Unit Blk Agnon                        Recovered Vehicle
  9:35am           600 Blk Benton                        Recovered Vehicle
10:00am           300 Blk Benton                        Recovered Vehicle      
12:28pm           1100 Blk Cayuga                     Recovered Vehicle
12:31pm           Delano/Santa Ynez                   Vandalism to Property
  2:01pm           Garrison/Schwerin                    Warrant Arrest
  3:00pm           300 Blk Flood                          Stolen License Plate
  4:00pm           1200 Blk Geneva                     Stolen License Plate
  4:30pm           Unit Blk Surrey                         Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm           700 Blk Prague                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle
  8:00pm           700 Blk Cayuga                       Recovered License Plate
  8:00pm           700 Blk Cayuga                       Stolen Vehicle
  9:34pm           Unit Blk Onondaga                   Theft from Vehicle
10:30pm           600 Blk Detroit                        Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.