Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 4, 2014

Incident Date:
Wednesday, June 4th, 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, 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.


3:49pm       200 Blk Rey         Firearm
A man with many previous arrests, who was on active parole for assault with a deadly weapon with a search condition, caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Padilla, Seavey, Barajas, and Sgt. Alvarez. The suspect was sitting on the curb outside a vehicle, with the doors open, occupied by a man and woman. All had been smoking marijuana and none of them were able to provide medical marijuana cards. The male passenger sitting in the car was also on active parole with a search condition for assault with a deadly weapon. A search of the vehicle discovered a loaded .45 caliber pistol underneath the front passenger seat. Both men, as convicted felons, were not allowed to possess a firearm. Both were taken into custody. Report number: 140465798

Serious Incidents:

3:00pm       100 Blk Peralta   Kidnapping/Burglary
A man walked into Ingleside Station and told Officer Curry a complicated and bizarre story about stolen tennis shoes, a home burglary, and two forced rides around his neighborhood at gunpoint. The victim said he lives in an in-law unit of a home his parents own. A few days before, four men came to his home looking for a man who no longer lives there. While talking to the victim the men looked around his residence and spotted several boxes of tennis shoes stacked up inside his room. One of the suspects offered to buy the shoes, but the victim refused. The suspects left only to return the following day. The victim had just returned home from work and was on his way into his home when he spotted the suspects parked in front of his residence. He was called over to the car by the suspects one of whom flashed a pistol at the victim and told him to get in the car. The suspects drove him around the neighborhood and forced him to call the man who used to live at the property and arrange a meeting for the next day. Fearing for his life, he made the call. The next day, all four suspects appeared at his home and the victim got in their car and traveled to the arranged meeting place. However, the former resident, failed to appear and the men drove the victim back home. Once there, they entered his apartment and demanded that he sell them several pairs of tennis shoes promising to pay the next day. The suspects left the home with the tennis shoes, along with the suspect’s laptop computer and about $350. The victim was not injured and stated that he did not know the suspects but could possibly identify them.  Report number:140464693

5:50pm       2200 Blk San Jose Aggravated Assault
Ingleside Officers Leong and Aylworth were dispatched to the intersection of San Jose and Geneva to investigate a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, two victims were being treated by medical personnel for their wounds. One had severe lacerations on one hand and the other had a bruised ankle. The victims told the officers they had finished playing basketball at a nearby park and were walking home near Cayuga and Geneva when the suspect drove by and challenged them to a fight. The victims ignored the suspect and continued walking until they arrived at a bus stop at Geneva and San Jose. The victims said the suspect appeared again, exited a vehicle, brandished a knife, and challenged them to a fight. They ignored the suspect and started walking away. The suspect then got back into his car and drove up on the sidewalk striking and injuring two of the victims. The brother of one of the men who was hit by the car, ran to the driver’s side window and punched the driver several times in the face. The driver took out his knife and stabbed the victim in the hand several times before driving off.  The victims were transported to the hospital for treatment.  Officers searched the area unsuccessfully for the vehicle and the suspect.  Report number: 140466172

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

2:42am            200 Blk Day                Burglary
7:30am            1000 Blk Naples          Recovered Vehicle
9:37am            3350 Mission               Recovered Vehicle
10:25am          1300 Blk Cayuga         Recovered Vehicle
10:25am          500 Blk Chenery         H&R
10:33am          2000 Blk Burrows       Recovered Vehicle
11:15am          Unit Blk Nordhoff       Burglary
12:00pm          Unit Blk Natick          Trespassing
12:15pm          Silver/Mission             Att. Theft
4:15pm            100 Blk Mullen           Recovered Vehicle
5:30pm            400 Blk Marietta        Stolen License Plate
6:40pm            50 Phelan                   Theft from Building
8:20pm            200 Blk Santos           Recovered Vehicle
8:30pm            100 Blk Manchester    Auto Boost

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.