Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July 8, 2014

Incident Date:
Tuesday, July 8th, 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 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

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  -
RSVP for Recert  -


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.

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.


7:58am       200 Blk Richland        Narcotics
Officer Archilla and Officer Yuen were patrolling the area of the 200 block of Richland when they observed a male walking down the street put his hand in his pocket and throw a plastic bag on the sidewalk next to a chair. Officer Archilla detained the suspect and the suspect refused to move away from the chair. When the officer moved the suspect away from the chair, he noticed the plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance, suspected methamphetamine. They placed the suspect under arrest.  While on the way to the County Jail, the suspect said, “That meth is mine.  I’m sorry but I did not want to go to jail”. The suspect was booked for the methamphetamine offense. Officer Archilla hand delivered the narcotics to the drop box at the Hall of Justice.  Report Number 140565332     

Serious Incidents:

1:26am       400 Blk Geneva          Robbery
Officer McCall and Officer Lozano were on duty in a marked SFPD patrol vehicle and were traveling southbound on San Jose near Geneva (Balboa Park BART) when they were flagged down by an adult female. The adult female told the officers that an unknown race male, wearing a dark colored beanie and dark clothing, snatched her iPhone 5s from her hand and ran westbound through the Muni yard. The officers notified dispatch of the suspect description and direction of travel. Officer Lozano stayed with the victim while the others conducted a search of the Muni yard. Two other officers, Officer Dominguez and Officer Anderson responded to the area and helped search the Muni yard. The victim said she got on BART in Richmond, CA and when she arrived at Balboa Park Station, she made a call to a ride share service to arrange for a ride home. When she was going up the escalator to the sidewalk, she had her phone in her right hand and up to her right ear when she felt a hit on the right side of her head and felt her phone get pulled from her hand. Officer McCall tracked the missing phone to Mission and Russia.  When they arrived at the location, they lost the signal of the stolen phone. Officer Lozano and Officer McCall transported the victim to her home. She was not injured and said she could not identify the suspect.  Report Number 140568148

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

6:30am            Eugenia/Wool             Theft
9:03am            1600 Blk Sunnydale    Burglary
10:13am          100 Blk Vienna           Recovered Vehicle
12:05am          4400 Blk Mission        Vandalism
3:00pm            100 Blk Gates             Stolen Vehicle
3:00pm            Italy/Moscow              Stolen Vehicle
4:00pm            100 Blk Hamerton       Stolen Vehicle
4:30pm            Ogden/Ellsworth          Recovered Vehicle
5:20pm            San Jose/Randall         H&R
6:00pm            Pope/Morse                Stolen Vehicle
6:05pm            Mission/Sickles           H&R
6:30pm            200 Blk Santa Rosa    Auto Boost
6:38pm            Alemany/Theresa        Traffic Collision
10:31pm          Unit Blk Virginia         Recovered Vehicle
10:46pm          Unit Blk Hanover       Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.