Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 18, 2014

Incident Date:
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on July 15, 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 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 <>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, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

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  -
RSVP for Recert  -


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
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program.
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.


3:30pm       Crescent/Porter             Graffiti
Officers Nicholas and Leong responded to the call of graffiti on a MUNI bus.  A man who was riding MUNI Bus, Line 23, told them he was sitting in the back of the bus when he noticed two males tagging on the back of the bus, on the seats, floors and windows with white paint. The man told the two individuals to stop when he noticed that white paint was getting on his shoes. He called the police and the suspects ran off.  Officer Stewart responded and interviewed him.  Officer Stewart dispatched the description of the two subjects over the radio for other units to search the area. Officer Duffin spotted two males that fit the description on a MUNI bus and stopped the bus. Both suspects were both detained and placed in handcuffs. Later, when Officer Duffin put down one of the subject’s backpack, he saw that it was open and located two bottles of white shoe polish. Both suspects had white paint on their hands as well.  The suspects were positively identified by the witness and were taken to Ingleside Station where they were booked for possession of burglary tools and vandalism. A record check revealed one of the suspects to be on active parole and a parole hold was also placed on him.  The officers took pictures of the vandalism as evidence and contacted MUNI dispatch to request a copy of the video surveillance.  Report number: 140506160  

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

2:39am            100 Blk Highland        Warrant
11:45am          4500 Blk Mission        Auto Boost
6:30pm            1900 Blk Alemany      Stolen Vehicle
7:00pm            3200 Blk Folsom        Auto Boost
7:34pm            500 Blk Athens           Recovered Vehicle
10:00pm          100 Blk Sickles           Vandalism
11:10pm          300 Blk Moscow        Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.