Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sept. 23, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, September 23rd, 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.


7:25pm       3300 Blk Mission                             Assault
A woman trying to rent a DVD at a grocery store was the victim of a severe assault. The victim told Ingleside Officers Thompson and Truong that when she approached the “Red Box” DVD kiosk there was a man standing in front of it perusing the selection. She waited for some time and finally notified a store checker that the suspect had been inspecting the selection for some time. She then went back to the kiosk and waited for several more minutes before finally asking the man if it would be okay for her to move ahead of him and make a selection. At which point, she said the man turned around and told her to “shut up”, called her a stupid b….”, and said he would kick her a..”. The suspect then punched the victim in the face three times before several store employees and bystanders tackled him and pulled him off the victim. The victim told officers that she lost consciousness during the assault. Medics were summoned and she was treated at the scene for a bruised lip. The officers reviewed store surveillance video which clearly confirmed the victim’s description of the incident. The suspect was transported to Ingleside station where officers searched and found two identifications belonging to other people. He was booked on charges of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. The suspect also had ten outstanding warrants for arrest. Case number: 130802592

11:00pm     3100 Blk Mission                             Vandalism
Eagled eyed Ingleside Officer Ma was driving down Mission Street when he noticed a man writing something on a trash can. When the tagger noticed patrol Officer Ma, he quickly moved away from the can and started walking toward Precita Street. Officer Ma stopped his patrol car and approached the tagger asking him if he knew why he was talking to him. The suspect answered, “Because, I was tagging the trash can”. The officer responded yes, because you were vandalizing the trash can. The suspect had Massachusetts identification and said he was homeless and had just moved back to San Francisco. He was cited and released. Case number: 130803120

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  8:50am           200 Blk Duncan                       Fraud
10:16am           100 Blk Newton                       Recovered Vehicle
11:37am           2000 Blk Geneva                     Fraud
11:46am           600 Blk La Grande                   Recovered Vehicle
11:46am           600 Blk La Grande                   Recovered Vehicle
11:52am           100 Blk Topaz                         Recovered Vehicle
  1:18pm           400 Blk Day                             Recovered Vehicle
  1:38pm           Lisbon/Italy                              Traffic Collision
  2:00pm           Sunnydale/Sawyer                    Hit and Run
  2:00pm           Unit Blk Gennessee                  Recovered Vehicle
  3:30pm           600 Blk San Jose                     Hit and Run
  3:47pm           3500 Blk Mission                     Traffic Collision
  4:30pm           Alemany/Onondaga                  Hit and Run
  5:14pm           1200 Blk Girard                       Fraud
  6:00pm           Unit Blk Balhi                           Stolen Vehicle
  6:15pm           400 Blk Athens                        Theft from Building
  6:30pm           400 Blk Banks                         Stolen Vehicle
  6:30 pm          600 Blk Sunnydale                   Stolen Vehicle
  6:50pm           200 Blk Richland                      Recovered Vehicle
  7:00pm           5600 Blk Mission                     Battery
  7:00pm           Prospect/Virginia                      Stolen Vehicle 
  9:00pm           1500 Blk Alemany                    Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.