Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sept. 20, 2013

Incident Date:
Friday, September 20th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on October 15, 2013.  Thank you.

Back to School: As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season will be in full effect. Safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall. It’s crucial that all motorists understand how to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s also a good time for parents and children to talk about how to stay safe at school.

Alert:  There has been an increase in auto boosts in the area of Monterey, O’Shaughnessy and Bosworth.  The break ins are occurring around the hours of 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Please report any suspicious activity to the police.  Do not leave valuables in your cars. 

Community Police Academy: The San Francisco Police Department is accepting applications from people who are interested in joining the Community Police Academy. This ten week course is designed to inform and teach various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and communications/911. The course will run for ten weeks with classes held every Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, starting on October 1, 2013 thru December 17, 2013.  For more information please visit the Community Police Academy website:

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

The ALERT Program is the San Francisco Police Departments civilian disaster preparedness organization. Modeled after the Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), we are recruiting, training, uniforming, and credentialing civilians to assist law enforcement's response to a disaster. For Further information click on the URL below

Fraud Warning: Two days ago a San Francisco resident received a telephone call from an unknown subject, who was identifying himself as Captain Moser from the San Francisco Mission Police Station. The subject informed the resident that he was calling to collect an unpaid balance on outstanding parking tickets and that it would take $500.00 dollars to rectify the situation. The subject said the process could be taken care of over the phone with a credit card number. The resident, being suspicious, looked up Captain Moser on Google and saw that he was in fact stationed at Mission Police Station. At this point, the resident was no longer concerned and proceeded to provide the subject with their credit card number. The money was then taken from the resident’s account. Be alert of this new scam taking place. The San Francisco Police Department will never call anyone to collect a debt. If this happens to you, do not provide any of your personal information and hang up immediately.

Crime Alert: Precita Park / Bernal Heights Area;  During the extended labor day holiday there were a total of 32 vehicles stolen in the Ingleside district as of 08/30/2013. Eight of those stolen vehicles were taken from the Precita Park and Bernal Heights area. Be sure to secure your vehicle (windows up, doors locked) before you leave your car parked on the street. Consider looking into getting an alarm or anti theft device such as a steering wheel club. This, for the most part, should deter most culprits from stealing your car. If you want to make it that much more difficult, consider installing a kill switch. Older model Hondas and Toyotas are among the most popular and easiest vehicles to steal.

District Wide Burglaries in the Ingleside: In The Last month of August there have been 7 reported burglaries throughout the district. 4 of those burglaries alone have taken place in the Bernal Heights area. The different methods of entries have been through unlocked windows, sliding glass doors, unlocked side doors, unlocked garages and in one case through a doggie door where the perpetrator squeezed themselves through the small opening. Also, homes under construction have been targeted and expensive tools and appliances have been taken. As the warmer weather of fall approaches, make sure to secure your residence and that all your windows and doors are locked before leaving. If you happen to see any suspicious activity around your neighborhood that looks odd or out of place, call the police immediately. 

Crime Alert:  An increase of robberies and thefts has been occurring in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area. There have been five robberies in the last couple weeks alone in this area. Be vigilant of your surroundings and follow the safety tips below.

Click on Don’t be a target link below:       

                                                           Safety Tips:
*Try not to have your Iphone or other property visible for others to see.
*If someone asks to use your phone, advise them you do not have one.
*Do not store or carry your phones in your back pocket, people will know you have one.
*Have (415)553-8090 programmed in your cell phone to contact SF 911 directly.
*If you see any suspicious activity involving you or others, or see someone needing help 
              Call the police.


6:00pm       3300 Mission Street               Theft
Officer Ocreto and Officer Cvetovac responded to a theft at the Safeway Supermarket located on the 3300 block of Mission Street. Upon arrival, the officers met with both the store manager and the security guard, who said a male suspect came into the store and concealed a container of laundry detergent inside his coat. The suspect then walked out the store without paying for the item. The manager and security guard chased after the suspect and confronted him asking for the item back. The suspect then pulled out a Silver object which both the manager and the guard thought was a knife. They told the suspect that all they wanted was the items back. The suspect had a change of heart and proceeded to put the container on the ground and walked away. Moments later, after broadcasting the suspect description, Sgt Riskin was in the area and detained the suspect not too far away. The suspect was identified and ultimately taken to Ingleside Station and booked for the theft. Report Number: 130793731

Serious Incidents:

3:15pm       San Bruno/Beeman                Theft
Officer Hornstein and Officer Chicas responded to a call regarding a robbery where the victim was waiting for the MUNI bus when an unknown suspect approached her and grabbed her cell phone. After taking the phone the suspect fled the area on foot.  The victim did not suffer any injuries during the incident. Both officers searched the area and tried to locate any cameras with negative results. Report Number: 130793189

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  3:11am           Precita/Alabama                       Warrant Arrest
  6:00am           600 Blk Mangels                      Stolen Vehicle
10:14am           2000 Blk Burrows                    Recovered Vehicle
11:13am           2000 Blk Burrows                    Recovered Vehicle
11:45am           2100 Blk Ocean                       Recovered Vehicle
  1:07pm           100 Blk Allison                        Recovered Vehicle
  1:10pm           1800 Blk Sunnydale                 Warrant Arrest
  2:24pm           2100 Blk Alemany                    Recovered Vehicle
  3:50pm           1900 Blk Sunnydale                 Battery
  4:45pm           400 Blk Myra                           Burglary
  5:26pm           200 Blk Santos                        Warrant Arrest
  8:30pm           800 Blk Moultrie                      Battery
  9:20pm           5300 Blk Diamond Heights       Vandalism to Property
10:25pm           300 Blk Winfield                      Recovered Vehicle
11:30pm           Amazon/Mission                       Stolen Vehicle
11:30pm           700 Blk Cayuga                       Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.