Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sept. 21, 2013

Incident Date:
Saturday, September 21st, 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.


2:40pm       3300 Mission Street               Burglary
Officers Leong, Chang, Gallo, and Wilson responded to the Big Lots department store on a shoplifting call. While en-route, the officers were told that the shoplifter was in a fight with the store security. As soon as they arrived they saw the security guard on top of the shoplifter trying to prevent her from escaping. The officers took custody of the suspect and spoke with the security guard, who said he followed the suspect around the store as she cut of the security tags from several items and concealed them inside her purse and jacket. The suspect then exited the store and was confronted.  The suspect pushed the security guard in an attempt to escape and a struggle ensued. Officer Leong searched the suspect’s belongings and recovered several items, such as chocolates, sodas, perfumes, flashlights, cigarettes and batteries, which all had Big Lot price tags on them. The suspect was arrested and transported to Ingleside Station and charged with the theft. Report Number: 130796274

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:54am           5600 Blk Diamond                   Recovered Vehicle
  1:37am           100 Blk Juanita                        Theft from Vehicle
  4:00am           500 Blk London                       Burglary
  8:00am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
10:00am           300 Blk Madison                      Stolen Vehicle
11:30am           500 Blk Bayshore                     Hit and Run
  1:18pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  2:50pm           100 Blk Esmerelda                   Recovered Vehicle
  3:50pm           Persia/Mission                          Battery
  7:00pm           500 Blk Congo                        Theft from Vehicle
  7:11pm           100 Blk Lundys                        Recovered Vehicle
  7:26pm           1200 Blk Geneva                     Disturbing the Peace
  7:42pm           900 Blk Geneva                       Vandalism to Vehicle
  9:30pm           Delano/Geneva                         StolenVehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.