Thursday, July 24, 2014

July. 17, 2014

Incident Date:
Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on August 19, 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 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

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.

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.


2:55 pm      Geneva/Cayuga                         Robbery
The quick and thorough work of Ingleside Officers Williams and Naval, along with help from three members of a specialized MUNI investigative team, Officers Evans, Latus, and Sgt. Cunningham, resulted in the arrest of two robbers. It all began when a young man was robbed of his IPhone at knife point while riding home on a route #54 MUNI bus. The suspects approached the young victim while the bus was stopped at the Balboa Park BART station. Ingleside Officers Williams and Naval interviewed the victim and dispatch broadcasted a description of the two suspects to all S.F.P.D. officers. A little more than an hour later, Officers Evans, Latus, and Sgt. Cunningham detained two suspects near 7th and Market Streets, an area known  to police for trafficking stolen cell phones. The young victim was brought to 7th and Market where he positively identified the two suspects as the men who threatened him with a knife and took his phone. Report number: 140594400  

Serious Incidents:

8:00 pm      Geneva /Carter                       Robbery
Another MUNI rider lost her wallet to a robber. The victim told Ingleside Officers Austin and Aylworth that she had just exited the bus at Geneva and Carter streets when she felt someone pulling on her shoulder bag. The victim pulled the bag back and then the suspect and victim started a “Tug of war” over the bag for several seconds. Finally, the robber reached into the bag and took the victim’s wallet containing cash and her social security card and ran away. Report number: 140595436

8:10pm       Geneva /Naples                      Exhibiting a Weapon
A possible road rage incident led to two women being threatened with a knife. The two victims told Ingleside Officer Gonzalez that they were driving eastbound on Geneva, near Alemany, when they switched from the number two lane into the number one lane in front of a car, several vehicle lengths behind them. As they continued driving, the driver of the car behind them pulled up next to them, rolled down his window, and flashed a knife at the two women. The suspect then turned southbound on Naples with the two victims following attempting to get his license plate number. After turning south on Naples, the suspect suddenly stopped, got out of his car, holding the knife, and threatened the women. The two victims then drove around the vehicle and went straight to Ingleside Station to report the incident and the suspect’s license plate number. Report number: 140595458

11:20pm     Unit Blk Blythdale                   Robbery
A late night deal turned rancid after the suspect and victim argued over money to buy meat. The victim told Ingleside Officers Anderson and Bernal that he arranged with the suspect to buy $30 worth of meat. When he went to pick up the purchase, the suspect and another man refused to give him the meat. They also punched him in the face and, while threatening him with bolt cutters, stole cash and a cell phone from one of his pockets. Report number: 140595856

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  9:16am           Mission/Kingston                      Warrant Arrest
  9:31am           100 Blk Ottawa                        Recovered Vehicle
10:20am           300 Blk Montcalm                    Recovered Vehicle
11:25am           400 Blk College                       Warrant Arrest
11:41am           2000 Blk Bayshore                   Warrant Arrest
11:44am           200 Blk Crescent                     Recovered Vehicle
12:00pm           3000 Blk Mission                     Battery
  3:23pm           Mission/Tingley                         Traffic Collision
  5:45pm           25th St/Potrero                         Stolen Vehicle
  1:15pm           100 Blk Campbell                    Vandalism to Property
  5:24pm           100 Blk Blyth dale                    Breaking Windows
  6:08pm           San Bruno                                Traffic Collision
  8:00pm           100 Blk Britton                         Restraining Order Violation
10:45pm           Pasadena/Geneva                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.