Monday, December 29, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014

                                                      Incident Date:
Monday, December 22nd, 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. 


5:05am       30th/Mission                   Robbery
A man was brutally attacked with a skateboard by three young men who took his valuables. Ingleside Officer Naser found the victim at a bus stop bleeding from several wounds to his head and hands, including a severed finger. While waiting for medical help, the victim told Naser that he witnessed the suspects break the back window of a Muni bus stopped at 30th and Mission. When he questioned the suspects, they became angry and assaulted him with the skateboard, before robbing him of his cell phone and pepper spray. The suspects then ran away northbound on Mission. Soon thereafter, Ingleside Officers Bernal and Hermosura found and arrested the suspects at Valencia and Mission. The victim was able to identify the robbers.  All three were taken to Ingleside Station and booked for robbery, mayhem, and assault. Report number: 141073467


Serious Incidents:

4:54am       800 Blk Ellsworth          Hot Prowl Burglary
A woman asleep in her bedroom with her two young sons was awakened by noise in an adjacent bathroom. As she stayed still, the burglar appeared at her bedroom door, walked inside the bedroom, then turned off a nightlight on the dresser. The suspect then left the bedroom and walked to the hallway to turn out another light. The victim picked up her cell phone and called 911. The suspect walked back into the bedroom, noticed the victim on the phone, ran to the bedroom window and escaped through another window. The loss was cash from a wallet in her purse. Another resident lost his wallet containing his identification and cash.  The victim was unsure if she could recognize the burglar and the area was searched unsuccessfully for him.  Report number: 141073473

6:00pm       500 Blk Edinburgh       Robbery
A man who had just withdrawn $1500 in cash from a bank was robbed while walking home. The victim told Ingleside Officers Morrow and Bernard that the robber pushed him against a fence and put an object into his back while asking for the money. Fearing for his life, the victim relinquished the funds and the suspect ran away northbound on Edinburgh.  Officers searched the area to no avail.  Report number: 141075667

7:26pm       Diamond Hts/Addison  Robbery
A woman flagged down Ingleside Officers Chew and Ishida to report a robbery. She said she was waiting at the bus stop when a man approached her, indicated he had a gun, and said, “Give me your bags”. The victim complied and the robber escaped with her cell phone and lap top. Report number: 141075877

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:36am           Unit Blk Prague                       Recovered Vehicle
  1:00am           Judson/Edna                             Stolen Vehicle
  7:45am           900 Blk Ellsworth                    Stolen Vehicle
10:00am           300 Blk Park                            Recovered Vehicle
10:22am           1800 Blk Diamond                   Recovered Vehicle
11:40am           5200 Blk Diamond Heights     Theft from Building
12:00pm           900 Blk Geneva                       Theft from Building
  2:13pm           Morse/Guttenberg                    Hit and Run
  4:00pm           Rotteck/Cayuga                        Hit and Run
  6:30pm           100 Blk Sickles                        Hit and Run
10:00pm           5200 Blk Diamond Heights     Theft from Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.