Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 11, 2014

Incident Date:
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on June 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Thank you.

Crime Alert:  Two young men, a Caucasian 6 ft tall, dark brown hair 25-30 yrs old, the other a Latino man about 5’8", 25-30 yrs old are going door to door ringing doorbells and saying they are with The Child Fund. They insist on entering the homes to “do their presentation" and ask for $25 to $28. They present a badge that says CCPM.  If they come to your door do not let them in or give them money.  Call the police.

A Message from the Public Utilities Commission:

“A Call to Conserve Water”

We didn’t get enough rain or snow this winter – plain and simple. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is officially asking all customers to voluntarily reduce water use by 10%.

Conservation is easy; turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or soaping hands; shorten shower time; install water-efficient showerheads and faucet aerators; replace older toilets and clothes washers with new water-efficient models; and, fix leaks.  Please visit sfwater.org/conservation for more information. The SFPUC offers an array of conservation assistance including free water-saving devices, free Water-Wise evaluations for homes, apartment buildings and businesses and rebates for water-efficient toilets and clothes washers.

Everyone needs to do their part to help us stretch our limited Hetch Hetchy Water Supplies. Conserve today and save for tomorrow.



The San Francisco Police Officers Association is holding their annual benefit event:  “The Grand National Rodeo” on October 17, 2014, at the Cow Palace.  The POA has contracted with TBS Productions to promote the event.  All ticket sales will be conducted via telephone BEGINNING JUNE 6. THE HOURS OF SALES WILL BE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM, AND ON SATURDAYS BETWEEN 9:00 AM AND 12:30 PM. NOTE THAT THESE EFFORTS AND SOLICITATIONS ARE LEGITIMATE.


The Diamond Heights Blvd. Median project has received funding from a District 8 Greening grant made possible by the office of Supervisor Scott Wiener.

With support from Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF), the first work day has been scheduled for Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Diamond Street to Berkeley Way has been targeted as Phase I.  DPW is preparing the medians for planting and will close one lane of traffic in both directions for volunteer safety.

Please contact  Paul Matalucci <paul@wordwc.com>if you are able to help. Coffee, pastries, and lunch will be provided, plus tools and safety vests.

(Also, a neighborhood Q&A meeting for the project with DPW and the SF Parks Alliance will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the SF Police Academy, 350 Amber Dr., Room 100.  All are warmly invited to attend.)

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

NERT will hold a Personal Readiness Workshop in the Ingleside in June 2014.   

Bernal Heights
St. Kevin’s Church
702 Cortland Ave @ Ellsworth St.
TuesdaysJune 10 ~ July 15
RSVP for New Student  - http://bit.ly/1j8BdER
RSVP for Recert  - http://bit.ly/1kT8YcD


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.


4:25pm       29th/Mission                   Weapon
A loud dispute among four men caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Scott and Lim.  The two officers were on routine patrol when they noticed three men near the intersection of 29th and Mission, talking loudly and pointing at another man walking south on Mission. The officers stopped their patrol car and talked to the three men, two of whom had just exited a Muni bus. All three men said they were involved in a verbal dispute with another passenger, the person walking south on Mission. That passenger, after exiting the bus and following the two other passengers, threatened the two men with a knife. The victims also claimed that the suspect displayed a gun hidden in his backpack. The officers questioned the suspect and, while searching his backpack located a replica pistol.  Ingleside Officers Leong and Stewart arrived and searched the nearby area and found the suspect’s knife underneath a car. The victims signed a Citizen’s Arrest Form and the suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for carrying and displaying a concealed weapon. Report number: 140485934

7:49pm       4100 Blk Mission           Narcotics
Ingleside Officer Thompson and Sgt. Alvarez were patrolling Mission Street when they noticed a man and a woman leaving an address where there were several previous arrests for narcotics, gambling, and firearms. The officers came into contact with a known suspect who was on active parole.  A record search indicated a no bail warrant and Methamphetamine was located within arms reach of his person.  He was taken into custody and booked at Ingleside station.  Report number: 140486556

Serious Incidents:

2:00am       600 Blk Chenery           Burglary
A couple awoke at 7am to find two laptop computers missing from their home. They told Ingleside Officer Padilla that all the doors to their home were locked, but believed they left a sliding glass door leading to their backyard unlocked. In the backyard, Officer Padilla discovered a ladder that may have been used by the burglar to access the home from a nearby business. A search of the area was negative for the missing items or anyone that looked suspicious.  Report number: 140485172

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

9:00am            100 Blk Seville            Stolen Vehicle
9:00am            300 Blk Vienna           Forgery
10:20am          Unit Blk Duncan          Recovered Vehicle
10:31am          100 Blk Ankeny          Recovered Vehicle
11:00am          500 Blk Portola           Recovered Vehicle
12:00pm          400 Blk Duncan          Stolen Vehicle
2:35pm            1200 Blk Alemany      Recovered Vehicle
4:10pm            300 Blk Andover        Stolen License Plate
5:30pm            700 Blk Duncan          Burglary
6:00pm            Unit Blk Laidley          Burglary
6:00pm            300 Blk Moscow        Stolen Vehicle
7:00pm            400 Blk Andover        Theft
7:00pm            Unit Blk Ora               Stolen Vehicle
8:07pm            Unit Blk Sta Marina    Recovered Vehicle
9:00pm            200 Blk Anderson       Auto Boost
10:30pm          500 Blk Brunswick     Stolen Vehicle

 Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.