Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 4, 2014

Incident Date:
Friday, July 4th, 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.


9:47pm       3900 Blk Mission          Narcotics/Warrant
A man jaywalking near an address known for illegal activities caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Bautista and Hauscarriague. The officers stopped the man and, after a records check, discovered he had a $10,000 warrant for violating his probation. A search of his clothing also revealed a quantity of Methamphetamine. The suspect was placed in custody and transported to the Hall of Justice for booking. Report number: 14055509

Serious Incidents:

6:00pm       900 Blk Ellsworth         Shots Fired
A minor traffic collision started a train of events that eventually led to gunshots fired at one of the vehicles. Ingleside Officers Trail, Carrasco, and Hopkins interviewed one of the victims at Ingleside Station. The man told the officers he and family members were driving southbound on Alemany when the driver of a white Lexus, driving next to him, suddenly sped up and swerved into his lane. To avoid the collision, the victim swerved into the lane to his left, striking the side of a black Mercedes, causing minor damage. All three cars stopped on the 900 block of Ellsworth to exchange information. However, the Lexus driver, after inspecting his car and finding no damage, took off without providing any information. The victim and the Mercedes driver exchanged information and the Mercedes driver drove off. After the Mercedes drove away, the victim noticed a man walking rapidly toward his car. The victim told his passengers to roll up their windows. The man peered angrily into the car and then walked away northbound on Ellsworth. The victim started his car, made a u-turn, and began driving southbound on Ellsworth toward Alemany. Before he reached the intersection, he saw a man running toward his vehicle. The suspect pulled a silver handgun from his waistband and fired three shots at the victim’s vehicle, hitting it once near the driver’s rear view mirror. The victim’s quickly drove to Ingleside Station to report the crime to police.  No one in the vehicle was injured and were unsure if they could recognize the suspect.  Report number: 140555399

9:10pm       Unit Blk Pasadena        Shooting Into a Residence
A woman sitting in her bedroom and watching television with her daughter heard a loud bang. She went to her mother’s bedroom and discovered a hole in the bedroom window. She called police, who took pictures of the damage and gathered evidence, including the bullet, for additional investigation. The victim did not see anyone shoot into the residence and there were no additional witnesses.  Report number: 140555628

10:00pm     Santos/Velasco              Robbery
A woman walking home from the store was brutally attacked during a robbery. The victim told Ingleside Officers Bernal and Casey that she had left her home to walk to a nearby store and buy some groceries. When she arrived, she found the store closed and turned around to walk home. When she reached the intersection of Velasco and Santos she was approached by a man and a woman. The woman told her, “…f…you, I want your money”. The man threatened to kill her. The victim said the man was holding a small semiautomatic weapon and pointed it at her upper back. The man also wrapped a cord around the victim’s neck, but didn’t try to strangle her. The victim said the woman suspect then struck her on the mouth with a closed fist, causing her to fall to the ground. While on the ground, the suspects removed her wallet from her left hand and ran away. The loss was over $800 in cash, identification, and health insurance cards. The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to the hospital for further evaluation.  She was unsure if she could recognize the suspects.  Officers searched the area to no avail.  Report number: 14055559

11:40pm     Russia/Madrid              Robbery
A man and woman, while walking home, were robbed of their possessions. The two victims told Ingleside Officers Jones, Deering, Clemente, Cabillo, and Peregrina that  two suspects approached the couple from behind and grabbed the woman’s purse from her shoulder. Her companion tried to defend her and was struck in the ribs several times by one of the suspects. The loss was a purse containing about $150 in cash and several medical cards. Both men escaped in an unknown direction. A search of the area failed to find the suspects and the victims said they could not identify them. Report number: 140555822

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

0:55am            5000 Blk Mission       Vandalism
1:19am            4500 Blk Mission       Warrant
2:30am            Unit Blk Virginia          Stolen Vehicle
4:00am            Guttenberg/Morse       Stolen Vehicle
5:48am            200  Blk Vienna          Recovered Vehicle
11:15am          600 Blk Andover        Recovered Vehicle
12:00am          Unit Blk Pretor           Theft
12:31am          Harvard/Burrows        Recovered Vehicle
3:00pm            1500 Blk Bacon         Stolen Vehicle
3:15pm            Mission/France           Warrant
10:00pm          100 Blk Eugenia         Stolen Vehicle
10:16pm          Mirabel/Coso             Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.