Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 9, 2014

Incident Date:
Wednesday, July 9th, 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.


1:44am       Ocean/Phelan                Unlicensed Driver
Officers McCall and Lozano were on patrol when they observed a vehicle with a failed tail lamp.  A record check of the license plate noted the registration was expired; however, the plate had a 2015 registration tax affixed to it.  The officers affected a traffic stop.  A record check revealed the driver had no valid driver’s license.  The driver was cited and released at the scene and the vehicle towed to Auto Return.  Report Number 140571464

6:35pm       Unit Blk Whitney          Hot Prowl
Officer Chu and several other Ingleside officers responded to assist the victims of a hot prowl.  While en route, dispatch provided a description of the suspect who was detained shortly thereafter on the 300 block of 30th.  Officer Chu met with one of the victims who said she was out in front of her home when she heard a loud noise inside the kitchen.  She went inside the home a found an unknown male, with no shirt on, in her kitchen.  She began screaming and the male fled.  She said she was not injured and could identify the male if she saw him again. 

Another victim approached the officers and said that an unknown male, with no shirt on, was in his backyard and he told the male to “get the hell out of here.”  The male then disappeared and the victim heard loud banging on his garage door.  He later noticed his garage door had been kicked in. 

A final victim approached the officers and said he was in his living room when an unknown male, with no shirt on, entered the apartment.  The victim left the apartment and called the police. 

All three victims signed citizen’s arrest forms and said they could identify the male.  They were brought to the area where the suspect was detained and identified him as the person who had entered their home.  The suspect was taken into custody and booked for the hot prowl.  A record check revealed the suspect was also on active felony probation.  Report Number 140570513

Serious Incidents:

8:45am       Alemany/Sickles            Robbery
Officers Gabriel and Paras were dispatched to assist the victim of a robbery.  The victim told them that she was walking near Alemany and Sickles when a dark Toyota pulled up alongside her.  The passenger got out of the vehicle, grabbed the victim by her right hand and searched through her pockets.  The suspect grabbed her cellular phone and got back in the vehicle.  The vehicle drove off down Alemany.  The victim was not injured and did not believe she could recognize the suspect.  Officers searched the area unsuccessfully for the suspect and the suspect vehicle.  Report Number 140570466

6:20pm       5100 Blk Mission          Agg. Assault
Officer Aylworth and several other Ingleside officers responded to an aggravated assault.  They arrived and located several victims with injuries and summoned an ambulance to the scene.  All victims were uncooperative, but the officers located witnesses who said that a male grabbed a cane from a bystander and began swinging and hitting all of the victims with it.  The male then fled the scene.  One of the victims said they were parked in their vehicle when the suspect male approached them and began screaming at them.  The victims exited the vehicle and that’s when the suspect grabbed a cane and began hitting them.  The victims did not know the suspect and were unsure if they could recognize him.  Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail.  One of the victims was transported to the hospital for further treatment.  Officers located surveillance cameras in the area to follow up later and retrieve possible video footage.  Report Number 140570466

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

2:00am            Unit Blk Mirabel         Stolen Vehicle
7:30am            Niagara/Delano           H&R
7:45am            Unit Blk Leese            Burglary
8:00am            Geneva/Ocean            Auto Boost
8:00am            600 Blk Portola          Auto Boost
10:36am          800 Blk Paris              Recovered Truck
12:54pm          400 Blk Gold Mine     Recovered Vehicle
3:38pm            50 Phelan                   Warrant
5:30pm            5700 Blk Mission       Theft
6:00pm            Unit Blk Hiliritas         Stolen Vehicle
6:45pm            Naples/Rolph             Vandalism
10:00pm          200 Blk Elsie              Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.