Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014

                                                      Incident Date:
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on January 20, 2015 at 7p.m.  Thank you.

                                           Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are a special and joyous time of year. It is also a time when the citizens need to be alert to the possibility of crime. The City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Police Department encourages all citizens and visitors to the City to take simple precautions to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware. Please share this information with family, friends and neighbors. The San Francisco Police Department wishes you a safe, happy and peaceful holiday season.


  • Avoid driving alone or at night.
  • Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
  • If you must shop at night, park in a well lit area.
  • Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows.
  • Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.
  • Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.
  • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
  • Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
  • Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door.
  • When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area.
  • Ask mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location.

 Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

  • If you must use an ATM, choose one that is located inside a bank, mall, or well lit location. Withdraw only the amount of cash you need.
  • Protect your PIN by shielding the ATM keypad from anyone who is standing near you.
  • Do not throw your ATM receipt away at the ATM location.


  • Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them.
  • If possible, leave small children at home with a trusted babysitter.
  • Teach your child to go to a store clerk and ask for help in case your child is separated from you.
  • Teach children to stay close to you at all times while shopping.
  • Never allow children to make unaccompanied trips to the restroom.
  • Children should never be allowed to go to the car alone and they should never be left alone in the car.
  • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security.


  • Shop during the daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member. 
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
  • Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.
  • Always carry your California Driver License or Identification Card along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card that you expect to use.
  • Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
  • Keep cash in your front pocket.
  • Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
  • Keep a record of all your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
  • Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas, transportation terminals, bus stops, on buses and other rapid transit. 
  • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.

 At Home

  • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave the house, even for a few minutes.
  • When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers and mail.
  • Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer.
  • Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.
  • Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home.
  • When setting up a Christmas tree or other holiday display, make sure doors and passageways are clear inside your home.

 Strangers at Your Door

  • Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts.
  • It is not uncommon for criminals to take advantage of the generosity of people during the holiday season by soliciting donations door-to-door for charitable causes although no charity is involved.
  • Ask for their identification, and find out how the donated funds will be used. If you are not satisfied, do not donate.
  • Donate to a recognized charitable organization. 


3:25am       Brookdale/ Santos                              Stolen Auto
A slow moving vehicle caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Johnson and O’Connor. The car pulled into a parking space on Brookdale and then suddenly pulled out and kept driving away in front of the officer’s patrol car. The suspicious maneuver prompted Officer O’Connor to run the vehicle’s plate. Dispatch notified the officers the car had been stolen on December 12th from a San Francisco home during a burglary. The officers pulled over the car, removed the male driver and female passenger, placed them in custody, and transported them back to Ingleside Station. The driver had a felony no bail warrant and was driving with a suspended license. The passenger had two outstanding infraction warrants for her arrest. A search of the vehicle turned up several tools used in auto burglaries. The driver also had a stolen gasoline credit card in his possession. The driver was booked on a variety of charges and the passenger was cited and released. Report number: 141047490

9:34pm       2200 Blk Alemany                             Stolen Auto
A vehicle driving around in circles through several streets in the neighborhood looked suspicious to Ingleside Officers Seavey, Barajas, Lustenberger, and Padilla. The officers followed the older Acura as it drove on Shawnee, Delano, Niagara, Cayuga, and finally into the gas station at Alemany and Geneva. A check of the license plate revealed the vehicle was stolen earlier that day. The thief parked the car and was entering the station’s store when he was approached by the officers and placed in handcuffs. A search of his clothing and the vehicle revealed significant quantities of heroin and cocaine some of which was packaged for sale. The suspect’s driver’s license was revoked more than six years ago and he had numerous convictions for car theft. He was taken to Ingleside station for booking. Report number: 141055879

10:03pm     100 Blk Edinburgh                          Stolen Property
Earlier this month, several firearms, ammunition, coins, jewelry, and collectibles were stolen from an address on the 200 block of Goldmine. A special team of Ingleside officers were assigned to investigate the burglary and their work led to an address on the 100 block of Edinburgh. On this evening the officers, with a search warrant, arrested the male occupant of the address and searched the premises for the stolen items. The officers recovered more than 14 rifles, shotguns, pistols, and firearm related items. They also recovered four pellet rifles, an emergency flare gun, and almost two thousands rounds of ammunition. In addition to the firearms, the officers seized jewelry and artifacts which, along with most of the recovered firearms, were stolen from the home on Goldmine. A quantity of methamphetamine was also seized during the search. The suspect was transported to the county jail and booked for burglary, possession of stolen property, and other felonies. Report number: 141061149

Serious Incidents:

 8:10pm       Mission/Bosworth                            Attempted Robbery
A Muni rider was injured while trying to prevent thieves from stealing the purse of another rider. The good Samaritan told Ingleside Officer Shugars that, while riding a #49 trolley bus, he noticed a commotion in the back of the coach. Three men were attempting to steal the purse belonging to another passenger. The woman was strong enough to hold on to her purse and the thieves quickly ran off the now stopped Muni bus. The witness said after checking to see if the purse snatch victim was okay, he got off the bus and was immediately confronted by the three thieves. One of the suspects violently pushed him into a metal gate on the front of a building causing severe lacerations to his face and nose. He was treated by Medics at the scene. A search for the suspects was unsuccessful. Report number: 141060793

9:24pm       400 Blk Geneva                               Theft
A woman standing at a bus stop lost her phone to a thief. The victim told Ingleside Officers McCall and Lozano that she had been texting on her phone and was about to board a Muni bus when the suspect ran up, took the phone from her hand, and ran away eastbound on Geneva Avenue. Ingleside officers searched the surrounding area for the thief but could not locate him. Report number: 141060997

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:30am          200 Blk Evelyn                       Warrant Arrest
  3:25am          Unit Blk Brookdale                Recovered Vehicle
  6:00am          Avalon/London                       Stolen Vehicle
  7:30am          500 Blk Myra                          Theft from Vehicle
  7:45am          400 Blk Beacon                      Recovered Vehicle
  8:50am          600 Blk Myra                          Theft from Vehicle
  9:28am          5100 Blk Mission                    Vandalism to Property
10:00am          Richland/Murray                     Hit and Run
10:50am          50 Phelan                                Theft from Building
10:52am          Unit Blk Chapman                  Recovered Vehicle
11:45am          100 Blk Naples                       Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm          Chapman/Nevada                   Recovered License Plate
  1:56pm          50 Phelan                                Theft from Building
  2:03pm          Unit Blk Edinburgh                Fraud
  2:52pm          Guerrero/Duncan                    Traffic Collision
  6:30pm          Diamond/Chenery                   Fraud
  7:12pm          500 Blk Excelsior                    Recovered Vehicle
  7:32pm          100 Blk Lisbon                       Recovered Vehicle
  7:44pm          5200 Blk Mission                    Warrant Arrest

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.