Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 12, 2014

Incident Date:
Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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

6:00pm       3300 Blk Mission          Battery
A report of a fight between a store security guard and a customer prompted dispatch to send Ingleside officers Naval and Morrow to investigate. The customer told the officers that he bought two cakes and walked out of the store to his car in the parking lot. Before he reached his vehicle,  one of the store’s security guards approached and accused him of stealing the cakes. The guard demanded to see a purchase receipt. The customer refused, so the guard punched him in the face, cutting his lip. The guard had a slightly different story admitting that he punched the customer after the customer made a fist and looked as if he was going to hit him. The guard claimed he hit the customer in self defense. The customer signed a Citizen’s Arrest Form accusing the store employee of battery. The guard was cited and released at the scene. Report number: 140489005

8:30pm       3700 Blk Mission          Narcotics
A business customer summoned an ambulance and police after hearing moaning from behind a locked bathroom door. When officers opened the door they found a man lying on the floor with a baggie of heroin underneath him. A computer check revealed two traffic warrants for his arrest. He was taken to Ingleside Station where officers discovered needles and pipes used for smoking or injecting crack cocaine and heroin in his backpack. They also found marijuana and a bank check and a credit card which were missing from a recent vehicle theft. The suspect was booked for the warrants and various narcotics violations. Report number: 140489306         

Serious Incidents:

8:00pm       5600 Blk Mission          Robbery
A man meeting an online date at a local motel was beaten and robbed of his property. The victim told Ingleside Officer Aylworth that he arranged the date using a well known escort website and when he approached her room he was met by two unknown men. The men asked where he was going, but before he could answer, one of the men punched him in the face causing the victim to fall to the ground. The suspects then ransacked his pockets removing his wallet, driver’s license, credit cards, $80 in cash, cell phone, and a work ID. After taking his property, the two men ran away southbound on Mission. The victim’s injuries were treated at the scene by medical personnel. The Ingleside Station Investigative Team is reviewing the evidence and pursuing several leads. Report number: 140489500

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

1:00am            Coso/Lundys                           Stolen Vehicle
8:40am            Amazon/Mission                      H&R
11:00am          Wilder/Diamond                      Recovered Vehicle
12:00pm          5800 Blk Mission                    Fraud
12:46pm          100 Blk Baltimore                   Recovered Vehicle
5:00pm            200 Blk Santa Rosa                Auto Boost
5:21pm            500 Blk Ellsworth                   Warrant
7:00pm            800 Blk Plymouth                   H&R
7:00pm            1000 Blk Saddleback             Vandalism

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.