Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dec. 12, 2016

        Incident Date:
                         Monday, December 12th, 2016

Note change: There will be NO Ingleside Community meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 7p.m.  The next meeting will be on January 17, 2017. There will be more information to follow.


             Safe Shopper 2016 - Holiday Season Safety Tips

During this holiday season, the San Francisco Police Department will be working to enhance safety for residents, visitors and shoppers. There will be increased foot patrols in shopping areas throughout the city, including the horse/mounted unit, plainclothes officers and traffic enforcement.

“The San Francisco Police Department wishes everyone a happy holiday season,” said Interim Chief Toney Chaplin. “We also want this season of giving to be memorable and safe for you and your loved ones. Here are some tips that will help keep you safe.”

• Stay alert when using electronic devices. Limit your distractions.
• Always be alert to your surroundings and have your keys in your hand as you approach your vehicle.
• Park Smart: Help avoid vehicle break-ins, leave nothing visible in your car. Consider moving your vehicle to a different location each time you load packages in the trunk. Try to use parking lots where there are parking attendants.
• Keep your wallet in a hard-to-reach place and carry only the cash and credit cards that you will need to complete your shopping.
• If someone demands your purse, wallet, or packages, surrender them, make note of the suspect’s description and direction they flee and call 911. Property can be replaced.
• If you see something, say something. If you witness criminal activity or see something or someone suspicious, flag down a police officer, call 911 or contact security.
• Shop with a companion, especially after dark, whenever possible.

Please report criminal activity to police immediately. Additional personal safety tips are available:  www.sanfranciscopolice.org/safeshopper

SFMTA Holiday Shopping Tips: https://www.sfmta.com/about-sfmta/blog/tips-safeconvenient-holiday-shopping-and-parking

Shop & Dine in the 49: http://shopdine49.com/ at www.sanfranciscopolice.org/safe shopper or from San Francisco Safety Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) at sfsafe.org.


7:11am       200 Blk. Judson                         Stolen Credit Cards
Ingleside Sergeant Kumli and Officer Hill were on routine patrol when they spotted a man standing in the front yard of a home with what appeared to be makeup streaming down his face. Thinking he might be in distress, the officers stopped to question the individual. When the officers got closer, they recognized the man as an individual they had arrested numerous times before for methamphetamine abuse and burglary. Next to the suspect was a drawstring bag and a laptop bag and a torch lighter. Beside him, and in plain view in the bushes, was a syringe containing what eventually tested as heroin. Inside the bags were several stolen id’s that did not belong to the suspect. There were also BART tickets, Yellow Cab vouchers, numerous credit cards, debit cards, Casino resort cards, Clipper Cards, and other stolen items. There was also a flashlight and screwdriver which are used by burglars to enter cars and homes. The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on a variety of theft and narcotic charges. Report number: 161006799

Serious Incidents:

11:00am     5700 Blk. Mission                       Extortion
A woman walked into Ingleside Station frightened and upset about a phone call she received. The woman told Police Services Aide Bruce that a short time before she received a phone call from a woman who said she was with the victim’s nephew and they needed $5000 to pay for accident damages. The woman said they would come to her home to pick up the money in a few hours. The line then disconnected. An hour and a half later the same woman called and asked the victim to transfer the money to an account. The victim said she panicked and hung up the phone. An hour later the suspect called again and the victim asked to speak to her nephew. A man got on the phone and the victim recognized the man was not her nephew. The suspect then got angry and said she would drive to the victim’s home and kill her if she didn’t transfer the money. The victim hung up the phone and drove to Ingleside Station to report the crime. After filing a report, the victim elected to stay with her daughter until after the holidays. Report number: 161017605

4:04pm       Italy & Moscow                      Attempted Robbery
A citizen was possibly saved from serious harm by an alert witness. The victim told Ingleside Officers Hopkins, Malatesta, Campos and Filamor that he was walking south on Moscow street, past the fire station, when he noticed three men following him. The victim’s phone and headphones were in a jacket pocket. The victim turned west on Italy when two of the suspects ran up and yelled, “Hey, what kind of phone do you have?” The victim didn’t answer and instead started running down Italy Avenue. He fell while escaping, and the suspects quickly surrounded him. Two of them started punching him in the face before one of the suspects said, “Let’s go. They’re calling the cops”. The “they” was a woman, in her car, who witnessed the attack and started blowing her vehicle horn while dialing 911. She also followed the suspects as they ran into Crocker-Amazon Park. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for his injuries and then released. Report number: 161008369

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

03:45am           Unit Blk Cielito                         Battery
06:00am           100 Blk Precita                          Theft from Vehicle
08:30am           1500 Blk Geneva                       Battery
10:40am           200 Blk Arlington                      Recovered Vehicle
12:19pm           Heritage/Rey                             Warrant Arrest
02:00pm           100 Blk Florentine                    Warrant Arrest
02:25pm           50 Phelan Avenue                     Theft from Building
04:22pm           Unit Blk Sussex                        Stolen License Plate
04:24pm           Alemany/Ocean                         Suspended Driver’s License
07:29pm           700 Blk Cayuga                         Battery
07:31pm           3200 Blk Mission                      Warrant Arrest
08:05pm           5200 Blk Diamond Heights       Battery
09:42pm           Unit Blk Niagara                       Traffic Violation Arrest
11:00pm           600 Blk Cayuga                         Stolen Vehicle