Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 5, 2014

Incident Date:
Saturday, July 5th, 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.


8:00am       400 Blk Geneva             Burglary
An alert Muni security guard noticed a suspicious person pry open the door of a car parked near the light rail storage facility. The guard notified his manager who called police. Ingleside Officers Baldovino and Trujillo arrived and promptly found the a male fitting the description sitting on the sidewalk near the car that was broken into. The suspect told the officers that he saw a package of rice in the car and decided to take it, along with papers, clothing, and sunglasses. The suspect was positively identified and transported to Ingleside Station for booking. During a search of his clothing, the officers discovered several tools used to break into vehicles. Report number: 140556488

4:43pm       600 Blk Precita             Wanted Felon
Ingleside Officers Austin and Aylworth responded to a home after learning that a wanted felon was living at the address. The officers knocked at the door and the known suspect answered.  He walked outside of the home to talk to the officers and was arrested for numerous charges including robbery, kidnapping, burglary, and false imprisonment. Report number: 140464693

Serious Incidents:

12:40pm     Madrid/Persia               Attempted Robbery
A woman walking home was accosted by a suspect trying to rob her of her purse. The victim told Ingleside Officers Baldovino, Leong, and Stewart that she was walking eastbound on Persia and stopped at the intersection of Madrid to wait for traffic to pass. Suddenly, she said, a man walked up to her and grabbed her purse which was strung across her shoulder. During the struggle, the strap broke, but the victim was able to hang on to her purse while screaming for help. Several citizens came to her aid while the suspect ran away and boarded a waiting vehicle. The vehicle fled eastbound on Persia into McLaren Park. Multiple Ingleside and Bayview units searched the area for the suspect without success. The woman was not injured and could not identify the suspect.  Report number: 140557050

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

2:15am            3100 Blk Mission        Battery
3:15am            5600 Blk Mission        Warrant
6:37am            Goettingen/Campbell   Recovered Vehicle
9:00am            3600 Blk Folsom        Stolen Vehicle
10:50pm          Ocean/Mission            Stolen Vehicle
2:00pm            2500 Blk San Jose      Stolen License Plate
2:00pm            1200 Blk Brussels       Burglary
2:39pm            3300 Blk Mission        Recovered Vehicle
2:41pm            Cordova/Seville          Traffic Collision
3:30pm            200 Blk Brunswick     Stolen Vehicle
5:46pm            800 Blk London          Recovered Vehicle
10:38pm          300 Blk Day                Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.