Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June 1, 2014

Incident Date:
Sunday, June 1st, 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.


1:30pm       4500 Block Mission      Terrorist Threats/Robbery
A man stealing a car battery caught the attention of several employees in an auto parts store. The employees followed the man as he ran down Mission, then turned west on Harrington Street toward Alemany. When one employee caught up with the robber on Harrington Street, the thief dropped the battery and started swinging at the store employee, but fortunately didn’t hit him. The suspect continued to flee down Harrington and onto Alemany. When the suspect reached the intersection of Alemany and Santa Rosa, the suspect picked up several rocks and threw them at his pursuers. The rocks landed on the ground and broke into pieces and that enabled the store employees to pick up the smaller rocks and throw them back at the robber who was entering a waiting vehicle driven by a woman. The rocks didn’t hit the thief but did strike the woman’s car which quickly fled the scene. The employees returned to the store and called police. Before the police arrived, the woman driver of the car showed up at the store and accused the employees of damaging her car with the thrown rocks. The employees said she threatened to have her boyfriend physically assault them. She also picked up several items in the store and threw them at the employees. Ingleside Officers Nelson and Fung arrived and questioned the employees and the woman suspect. After the interviews, she was arrested for criminal threats, battery, vandalism, and an outstanding warrant.  Report number: 140456537

Serious Incidents:

12:55am     200 Block of Italy         Robbery
A husband and wife, along with their infant child, were victims of a violent street robbery. The husband told Ingleside Officers Hermosura and Biagini that they were leaving his sister’s house on their way home, when they were accosted by two robbers on the sidewalk. One suspect punched the husband in the face and reached into his front pants pocket to take his wallet. The other suspect ran toward his wife who was holding her infant daughter and pushed her into a wall. The suspect took her cell phone from her hand and ripped her necklace from her body and a bracelet from her arm. He also took a wallet containing a small amount of currency. The robbers then escaped in an unknown direction. Several officers searched the area for the suspects but were unable to find them.  Report number: 140457961

12:58am     100 Block Arleta           Robbery
Two men walking on Rutland approaching Arleta noticed three men standing on the corner. When the pedestrians turned onto Arleta they were suddenly approached by the three men, one of whom held a black semi-automatic weapon. The suspects pushed the victims against a wall and searched their clothing for valuables. Taken was a cell phone, a wallet with credit and debit cards, a driver’s license, and several hundred dollars in cash. Ingleside Officers Bautista and Bernal responded to the scene, interviewed the victims, and, along with several other Ingleside units, searched without success, the surrounding area for the suspects. Report number: 140457933

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00pm          200 Blk Delta              Vandalism
4:23pm            2000 Blk Alemany      Recovered Truck
4:45pm            300 Blk Moultrie         Recovered License Plate
4:45pm            300 Blk Moultrie         Stolen Vehicle
8:00pm            100 Blk Naples           Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:
No Incidents to Report.