Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 3, 2014

Incident Date:
Thursday, July 3rd, 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 sfwater.org/conservation 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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

NERT will hold a Personal Readiness Workshop in the Ingleside in July 2014.   

Bernal Heights
St. Kevin’s Church
702 Cortland Ave @ Ellsworth St.
TuesdaysJune 10 ~ July 15
RSVP for New Student  - http://bit.ly/1j8BdER
RSVP for Recert  - http://bit.ly/1kT8YcD

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.


5:00pm       3300 Blk Mission          Trespassing
Ingleside Officers Suguitan and Fung were dispatched to a Safeway store to investigate a report of a trespasser trying to start a fight with store security. When they arrived, they were met by two Safeway security agents frantically pointing at a man running away through the store’s parking lot. The officers gave chase and apprehended and arrested the suspect. The same suspect had caused three disturbances during the past 30 days at the store and was barred from entering the grocery store. He was booked at Ingleside Station for trespassing and resisting arrest. Report number: 140552759

5:26pm       5000 Blk Mission          Unlicensed Driver
A car without a rear license plate caught the attention of Ingleside Sgt. Chambers who affected a traffic stop and asked the driver for his license, insurance, and registration. The driver said he had removed the rear license plate a year ago because someone had stolen his registration tabs. The vehicle had proper registration and insurance, however, the driver was unlicensed having had his driving privileges suspended by the court. There was also a warrant for his arrest. He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for the vehicle code violations and the warrant. Report number: 140552618

11:13pm     Congdon /Ney              Narcotics
A man riding a bicycle late at night, without lights, on the sidewalk caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Casey and Bernal. The officers stopped the bicyclist and were about to admonish him about his dangerous behavior when the bicyclist suddenly took off at a high rate of speed. Officer Bernal started chasing the suspect on foot. The pursuit lasted several blocks before the bicyclist lost control and crashed at Congdon and Trumbull. But, that failed to stop his escape as the suspect left the bicycle and started running away from the pursuing officers. Casey and Bernal finally caught the suspect and placed him in handcuffs at the intersection of Congdon and Ney. A computer check revealed he was on felony probation for burglary. He also had a quantity of Methamphetamine in one of his jacket pockets. He was taken to Ingleside Station and booked for narcotics, resisting arrest, and the probation violation. Report number: 140553478

Serious Incidents:

2:00am       300 Blk Ocean              Robbery
A man walking home was assaulted and robbed of some jewelry. The victim told Ingleside Officers Chew and Lustenberger that two suspects ran up behind him and hit him on the head from behind. The two suspects then grabbed two necklaces and ran away in an unknown direction.  The victim refused medical assistance and said he could not identify the suspects.  Report number: 140534058

4:56pm       3300 Blk Mission          Attempted Robbery
Ingleside Officers Fung and Suguitan were sent to a Safeway store to investigate an attempted armed robbery. When they arrived, store security officers told the officers they noticed a man pick up two bottles of hard liquor, a six pack of wine coolers, and a tray of pastries and walk out of the store without paying. When the security officers confronted the suspect, he put down the stolen items and reached into his backpack pulling out a semiautomatic handgun. When the security personnel saw the weapon, they quickly backed away and the suspect ran away. The store recovered the stolen merchandise and security footage of the suspect and gave it to the officers for the Ingleside Station Investigative Team. Report number: 140552533

10:45pm     Velasco/Rio Verde        Brandishing
A couple sitting in their car were confronted by two men holding a handgun. The victim’s told Ingleside Officer Jones they were sitting in their car, at a parking lot, when a man approached the passenger side window and peered into the vehicle. The man walked away and soon thereafter a vehicle drove into the parking lot and stopped. Fearing they were in danger, the couple started driving out of the parking lot and, as they were leaving, a man exited the car and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them and the victims fled the scene expeditiously. The couple traveled home and called police.  Report number: 140550446

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

1:50am            Unit Blk Canyon         Att. Auto Boost
2:05am            Vienna/Russia             Traffic Collision
6:38am            5800 Blk Mission        Recovered Vehicle
9:00am            100 Blk Cayuga          Auto Boost
9:02am            Alemany/Seneca         Traffic Collision
10:00am          1600 Blk Valencia      Vandalism
10:00am          100 Blk Loehr            Vandalism
10:30am          50 Phelan                    Theft
1:17pm            100 Blk Congo           Recovered Vehicle
1:47pm            600 Blk Portola          Auto Boost
3:02pm            400 Blk Paris              Recovered Vehicle
5:30pm            Unit Blk Laidley          Burglary
6:25pm            Mansell/Brazil             Vandalism
6:54pm            Unit Blk College          Recovered Vehicle
7:30pm            500 Blk Congo           Vandalism
7:56pm            100 Blk Amazon         Recovered Vehicle
9:00pm            5100 Blk Mission        Graffiti
10:30pm          200 Blk Brunswick     Stolen Vehicle
10:32pm          100 Blk Holly Park     Recovered Vehicle
10:41pm          Mission/Ocean            Traffic Collision
11:00pm          300 Blk Park              Stolen Vehicle
1100pm           Unit Blk Norton          Vandalism

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.