Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July. 23, 2014

Incident Date:
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on August 19, 2014 at 7p.m.  Thank you.

                                       National Night Out
You’re invited to a National Night Out barbeque on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 between 5pm to 8pm. Come and meet your neighbors & Ingleside Station officers. What to Bring? Yourself, your family, your neighbors and an appetite. There will be activities for kids for both young and old. This year National Night Out will be held at the following two locations:
                                                          San Francisco Police Academy
                                                                   350 Amber Drive
                                                            San Francisco, Calif 94131
                                              (Behind the Diamond Heights Shopping Center)
                                                                   Herz Playground
                                            At the intersection of Hahn and Visitacion Avenue.
                                                          San Francisco, Calif 94134

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.

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.


8:40am       Cortland/Ellsworth                 Burglary Tools
Officer Deering and Officer Johnson responded to a back-up  call from Officer Parker and said he needed a unit at the 700 Blk of Cortland Avenue for a suspicious male casing vehicles. When they arrived they saw a male walking eastbound towards Cortland Avenue that matched the description. The two officers exited the vehicle and immediately detained him. They conducted a computer search and found that he was currently on active probation with a warrantless search condition. They then proceeded to search the suspect and found a tool called a “Window punch” hidden in his left shoe.  The officers recognized that a window punch is commonly used as a burglary tool used to break into cars. They seized the tool and cited the subject for possession of a burglary tool and released him from the scene. Officer Parker said he saw the suspect walking on Cortland stopping at each parked car and looking into each vehicle. Report Number: 140610993

Serious Incidents:

2:30am       29th/Mission                            Robbery
Officer Clemente and Officer Dominguez were dispatched to the intersection of 29th St. and Mission Street regarding a purse snatch. When they arrived at the scene they saw a female victim sitting on the curb crying. She had blood on her hands and had minor abrasions on the side of her back. A taxi driver told the officers that he was driving on 29th St. and as he approached Mission Street he saw the female victim standing on the sidewalk with an unknown female. The taxi driver saw the female suspect grab the phone from the victim’s hand and ran to a get- away car. The female victim ran to the car and smashed the window and managed to get dragged in the process. She told the officers that the suspects took her purse that contained  her credit cards. Report Number: 140610501

8:55pm       Crescent/Agnon                      Robbery
Officer Gonzalez and Officer Kerlegan were dispatched to Crescent Avenue and Leese Street regarding a robbery with a gun. When they got to the scene they talked to the victim who told them that he was walking on Crescent Avenue when he felt a tug on the back of his shirt. He turned around and saw an unknown male suspect holding a silver handgun in his right hand. The unknown suspect demanded his money and his cell phone. The victim gave him his phone and his wallet that had all his information and credit cards in it. The unknown suspect grabbed the items and fled the scene by jumping into a faded red 90’s model sedan. Unfortunately, the victim had no tracking on his cell phone and he was not injured. The officers searched the area and were met with negative results. Report Number: 140613113

Vehicle and Other Incidents:
12:00am           2000 Blk Bayshore                   Vandalism to Vehicle
  8:00am           100 Blk Eugenia                       Burglary
  4:13pm          Unit Blk Brookdale                Burglary
  5:05pm           Unit Blk Byron                         Vandalism to Property
  7:00pm           100 Blk Gennessee                   Stolen License Plate
  7:30pm           Milan/Huron                             Hit and Run
  7:34pm           Unit Blk Blythdale                     Vandalism to Vehicle
  7:40pm           700 Blk Portola                        Shoplifting
  9:25pm           700 Blk Portola                        Shoplifting
10:30pm           200 Blk Rutland                       Stolen Vehicle
11:05pm           Unit Blk Newton                      Recovered Vehicle
11:30pm           Silliman/Madison                      Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.