Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 6, 2014

Incident Date:
Sunday, July 6th, 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.


8:04am       Mission/Virginia           Recovered Vehicle
An alert Ingleside Officer Lim thought something wasn’t right about an older Honda that sped through the intersection at 29th and San Jose.  Officer Lim started following the car while radioing dispatch the car’s license plate number. The car returned stolen and Officer Lim radioed for assistance.  He, along with another Ingleside unit, affected a traffic stop near the 300 block of Cortland. However, when Officer Lim exited his patrol vehicle to approach the stolen vehicle, the driver quickly sped off.  The officers searched the area and located the vehicle near Cortland and Gates. Two passengers ran out of the car and were later apprehended. The driver sped off again. Other Ingleside units found the stolen car, parked and unoccupied, on the 400 block of Franconia and located the suspect driver at the intersection of Holladay and Joy.  A record check revealed the two passengers had outstanding warrants for their arrests. One of them had a glass pipe in her possession used for smoking methamphetamine. Inside the stolen Honda, the officers found shaved keys used to enter and steal Fords, Hondas, Mazdas, and Pontiacs. The officers also recovered a brown wallet containing the suspect’s identification along with a checkbook, multiple photo id’s, credit cards, gift cards, and other cards which did not belong to any of the vehicle occupants.  All of the suspects were taken to Ingleside Station and booked on a variety of charges. Report number: 140503122

2:28pm       3500 Blk Mission          Narcotics
Ingleside Sergeant Alvarez and Ingleside Officer Quintero were on patrol when they spotted a man panhandling for gas. The panhandler said his friend, parked at the air pump station, needed money for gas. The officers went over to the friend’s vehicle to confirm the story and discovered the driver was on probation with a search and seizure provision. In the rear of the vehicle was a passenger who voluntarily admitted to having a glass pipe, used for smoking methamphetamine, in his shirt pocket. A search of the driver of the vehicle located a baggie containing a broken spark plug which criminals use to smash car windows and steal vehicle contents. The officers also discovered two glass pipes on the right front passenger floor of the vehicle. The passenger who was sitting at that position was cited for possessing narcotic paraphernalia and released. Report number: 140560229

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

0:12am            Noe/27th                    Battery
11:00am          200 Blk Allison           Discharge
1:00pm            Vienna/Italy                Stolen Vehicle
4:10am            2000 Blk San Jose      Warrant
8:11am            400 Blk Franconia       Recovered Vehicle
12:00am          1100 Blk Athens         Stolen Vehicle
12:42am          Unit Blk Seville           Recovered Vehicle
5:00pm            Unit Blk Gambier        Discharge
7:25pm            1300 Blk Bosworth     Auto Boost

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.