Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June 27, 2014

Incident Date:
Friday, June 27th, 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. 

The American Red Cross will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 11:00am-4:00pm.  It will be at the Grocery Outlet located at 2630 Bayshore Boulevard.  Please stop by and donate if you are able.  Any questions, the contact information is (415) 715-1030.

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.


4:15am       Mission/Naglee              Stolen Property
A theft victim flagged down Ingleside Officers Jones and Deering saying his car was just broken into. The victim told the officers that he came out of his home to go to work and saw a man in the back seat of his car. The victim shouted, “What are you doing in my car?” The suspect quickly exited the vehicle and began walking south on Mission. Armed with a description of the suspect, the officers drove south on Mission and spotted a male matching the description a few blocks away.  While searching the suspect for weapons, the victim drove up and positively identified the suspect as the man who was rummaging through his car. The officers recovered an IPad, keys, tax papers, and other valuables stolen from the victim. The suspect was transported to Ingleside Station and booked for theft and possession of stolen property.  Report number: 140531480

7:28pm       100 Blk Congo             Grand Theft Auto
A cell phone app helped police recover a stolen vehicle. A man’s pickup truck was stolen earlier in the day. Inside the truck was an IPhone equipped with the “Find My IPhone App”.  The victim had used the app to locate his phone on the 200 block of Judson and reported the location to the police.  Ingleside Officers Thompson and Quintero went to the location and didn’t find the phone, but did find the stolen truck on the 100 block of Congo. The officers parked their patrol car and sat on the vehicle a short while.  A little later, an older model green sedan drove up to the truck, a woman exited the front passenger door, and entered the stolen vehicle. The officers quickly drove up and arrested the suspect. Later, at Ingleside Station, she admitted to finding the phone in the truck and tossing it into bushes near the 200 block of Judson. That’s where the officers found the phone which, along with the truck, was returned to its owner. The suspect was booked for grand theft auto and related crimes.  Report number: 140532535

10:50pm     Unit Blk Cordova         Aggravated Assault
An argument over speakers resulted in two people being assaulted. The victim’s told Ingleside Officers Gonzalez, Bautista, Dominguez, and Hermosura that the suspect, who lives on the upper floor, came downstairs and argued with a woman and her boyfriend who live downstairs, about the speakers. The argument soon became violent when the suspect punched the boyfriend, and then the girlfriend, when she intervened in the assault. The officers called for medics to treat the victim’s injuries.  The suspect was positively identified and arrested for aggravated assault. A record check revealed the suspect was also wanted for an outstanding no bail warrant. Report number: 140534315

Serious Incidents:

1:45am       Geneva/Mission            Robbery w/gun
A man walked into Ingleside Station to report a robbery. The victim told Police Services Aide Bruce that earlier that evening he was robbed of his valuables after exiting a Muni bus at Geneva and Mission. While waiting for another bus, the victim said a man walked up to him, brandished a handgun, and said, “Give me everything”. The victim surrendered his wallet, containing his identification, credit cards, and cash and the suspect walked away.  The victim was not injured and said he was unsure if he could identify the suspect.  Report number: 140531509

10:05pm     Leland/Cora                 Robbery
Ingleside Officers Casey and Dilag were dispatched to Visitacion Valley Playground to investigate a robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking on a pathway near the club house when he was hit from behind by an unknown assailant. The suspect punched and kicked him several times.  The victim said he could hear a fellow suspect direct the first suspect to take the victim’s wallet and phone. The two suspects took the victim’s property and escaped westbound on the park pathway. The victim was treated at the scene for his injuries. The loss was cash, keys, and a cell phone without tracking software. The victim said he does not believe he could identify the suspects.  Report number: 140534183

11:40pm     300 Blk Murray           Armed Robbery
Three men robbed and assaulted a man and woman in St. Mary’s Park. The victims told Ingleside Officers Jones, Deering, Busalacchi, and Gonzales they were leaving the park when three men, wearing hooded sweatshirts, ran up with one of the suspects motioning that he had a gun. The suspects punched and threw the victims on the ground before taking a messenger bag containing a wallet, cell phone, identification, cash, and a debit card. The officers recovered the empty bag in the park.  The victims were unsure if they would be able to recognize the suspects.  Report number: 140534478

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

4:32am            4500 Blk Mission       Warrant
11:00am          300 Blk Duncan          Recovered Vehicle
11:15am          1300 Blk Felton          Recovered Vehicle
1:00pm            3200 Blk Folsom        Stolen Truck
4:00pm            Unit Blk Santos          Burglary
4:03pm            100 Blk Tucker          Recovered Vehicle
5:08pm            Unit Blk Tioga            Recovered Vehicle
5:53pm            Unit Blk Natick          Recovered Vehicle
6:21pm            Geneva/London          Traffic Collision
6:37pm            100 Blk Hanover        Fraud
6:45pm            300 Blk Rutland         Stolen Vehicle
7:30pm            Alemany/Putnam        Traffic Collision
8:15pm            1700 Blk Dolores       Stolen Vehicle
8:56pm            Alemany/Rousseau     Traffic Collision
10:30pm          600 Blk Athens           Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.