Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 30, 2014

Incident Date:
Friday, May 30th, 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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

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.


12:03am     30th & Mission Sts.        Assault of a Police Officer
Ingleside Officers Lozano and McCall were in the midst of a traffic stop when the situation turned violent. The officers stopped a vehicle being driven by an unlicensed driver. His car was towed from the scene of the traffic stop and the driver given his second citation in the last six months for driving without a license. Just as the car was being lifted off the street by the tow truck driver, a woman relative of the driver showed up and demanded that the officers turn the car over to her. The officers said the law required the vehicle to be towed. But they didn’t. Instead, they yelled profanities at the officer and spit at them. Then, the woman threw an object at the officer’s patrol vehicle damaging one of the front lights.  When Officer Lozano tried to arrest the woman, she punched her in the face with a closed fist and a struggle ensued with both Officer Lozano and the woman suspect ending up on the ground. The suspect was finally subdued with the help of Officer McCall who had also radioed for assistance. But the incident wasn’t over. Officer McCall, during the struggle, noticed the woman’s relative, the driver of the towed car, began to lunge at Officer Lozano’s head while she was on the ground. Officer McCall quickly subdued the man and placed him in custody. Both suspects were taken to Ingleside Station and booked on a variety of serious charges.  Report number: 140447310  

7:34pm       100 Block Mullen         Marijuana for Sale
An alert citizen called police telling dispatch that she saw people partying in an empty home across the street from where she lived. Ingleside Officers Aylworth and Kerlegan quickly responded and found four men walking on the sidewalk near the home. When questioned about what they were doing in the area, one of the men responded, “Oh we were just chilling. We weren’t in the home. We were just chilling outside.”  Officer Aylworth searched the home and found a broken living room window. He found empty alcohol bottles in the attic and noticed the smell of marijuana also in the home. A computer check revealed that the suspects had outstanding arrest warrants and one was on probation for robbery. His probation allowed for police search of him and his possessions. One of his possessions this evening was a backpack that contained a significant amount of marijuana. He was booked for possession of marijuana for sale. Report number: 140452444

8:15pm       200 Block Mateo           Possession of Stolen Property
A homeowner looked out his living room window and was startled by the sight of a unknown man sitting in the front seat of the homeowner’s car parked in his driveway. When the homeowner yelled, “Hey Burglar”, the man in the car looked up, picked up a blue Igloo cooler, got out of the car, and ran away with the homeowner in pursuit. The chase went down Mateo to Arlington where the homeowner lost sight of the suspect. Ingleside Officers Lustenberger and Chew were dispatched to the crime scene and immediately began searching the area for the suspect. They found him a short distance away walking on a footpath near San Jose Avenue. In his possession was the Igloo cooler and in the cooler were items taken from the homeowner’s car. He was brought back to the scene of the crime and the homeowner positively identified the suspect. He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for theft and possession of stolen property. He also had an outstanding San Francisco warrant for his arrest. Report number: 140452466

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

6:30am            Unit Blk Ruth                         Stolen Truck
7:15am            500 Blk Edinburgh                 Stolen Truck
8:00am            100 Blk Crescent                    Theft from Building
8:21am            Unit Blk Gladys                      Recovered Vehicle
11:23am          5300 Blk Diamond Hts           Recovered Van
1:05pm            Richland/Mission                    Traffic Collision
1:15pm            Unit Blk Richland                   Recovered Vehicle
3:00pm            200 Blk Day                            Personation
5:00pm            300 Blk Hamilton                   Stolen Motorcycle
6:00pm            Unit Blk Winding                   Burglary
8:00pm            300 Blk Casitas                       Stolen Vehicle
10:30pm          700 Blk Athens                       Stolen Vehicle
11:59pm          800 Blk Rutland                     Graffiti

Burglaries with suspect description:
No Incidents to Report.