Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 15, 2014

Incident Date:
Sunday, June 15th, 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.


5:05pm       Mt. Vernon/Del Monte Battery/Resisting
Ingleside officers Fung and Suguitan were dispatched to investigate a fight between two men. When they arrived at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Del Monte, they found one of the combatants with multiple abrasions around his neck. He told the officers that he was crossing Del Monte when a black SUV almost struck him. The driver then got out of the vehicle and began yelling at him. The driver grabbed the victim by the neck and both fell to the ground. After a short struggle, the driver got back into his SUV and drove away. The victim indicated to the officers where the suspect went and that he could identify him.  Officer Suguitan found the driver at a home a short distance away and attempted to arrest him, but the suspect resisted. He was taken into custody after a short struggle and the victim was brought to the scene to positively identify him as the man who attacked him. The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and charged with battery and resisting arrest. The victim refused medical treatment. Report number: 140496793

7:30pm       Mission/Richland       Narcotics/Traffic Violations
A driver crossing over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic on Mission caught the attention of Ingleside Sgt. Alvarez and Officers Seavey and Padilla. The officers began following the vehicle and watched in amazement as the driver failed to stop at red lights and stop signs throughout the Excelsior and Mission Districts. Finally, with the help of Mission Station officers O’Connor and Mellone, the vehicle was stopped on the 1100 block of Valencia. The unlicensed driver was taken into custody and charged with several moving traffic violations. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, a quantity of which was found in one of his pockets. What’s more, there were two warrants for his arrest out of San Mateo County. The suspect was booked at Ingleside Station. Report number: 140497036

Serious Incidents:

10:43pm     400 Blk Silver               Robbery
A store owner watched as a man picked up a soda and went to the counter but, instead of paying for the beverage, took out a handgun and demanded the store receipts. The merchant told Ingleside Officer Paras and Gabriel that he took approximately $500 dollars from the register and gave it to the robber. But the robber wasn’t satisfied, and came around the counter and hit the store owner on the side of his face with his fist. The suspect searched the merchant’s pockets for more funds, but came up empty. He fled the store before the merchant called police. The victim refused medical assistance and believed he could identify the suspect.  Video footage was caught on tape and retrieved for evidence.  Report number: 140497553

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

0:01am            500 Blk 28th                Stolen Vehicle
0:13am            200 Blk Day                Graffiti
9:15am            Diamond/29th              H&R
3:50pm            200 Blk Rey               Warrant
4:00pm            400 Blk Monterey       Theft
4:00pm            Unit Blk Curtis           Stolen Vehicle
4:00pm            1700 Blk San Jose      Stolen Vehicle
8:00pm            Unit Blk Fair              Burglary
8:00pm            5700 Blk Mission       Vandalism
8:05pm            100 Blk Ottawa          Stolen Vehicle
9:00pm            300 Blk Lisbon          Vandalism
9:00pm            Brussels/Dwight         Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.