Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sept. 24, 2013

Incident Date:
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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

FYI: With Daylight Savings taking effect Nov. 3rd. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has introduced a useful way to report broken/flickering streetlights. Keeping the streets lit a night, especially with daylight savings ending soon, can increase visibility and help to reduce crime. The following information below will make it easier for you to report faulty streetlights:

Phone it in: City’s new “StreetLightsSF” phone app

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission unveiled a new Smartphone application that allows cell phone users to report burned out and broken street lights anywhere in San Francisco from the convenience of their own phone. The new application, called StreetLightsSF, lets the user pinpoint the locations of faulty streetlights by “dragging-and-dropping” a locating pin on a map and send the information to 311. The app also allows the user to track the status of repair efforts; and streamlines the process for reporting malfunctioning streetlights to the agency that is responsible for their repair and maintenance (the majority of non-City-owned street lights are owned, maintained, and operated by PG&E). The StreetLightsSF application is compatible with iOS and Android smart phones and can be downloaded from the Apple and Android stores and also at sfwater.org (go to “Customer Service” and then select “Report a Problem”).

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: http://sf-police.org/index.aspx?page=1590

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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

Are you someone who is interested in disaster preparedness and wants to help out your community while working hand in hand with law enforcement? Then the ALERT program is for you!                                           What is the A.L.E.R.T. Program?

The San Francisco Police Department has developed a volunteer citizen disaster preparedness program. The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is modeled after and works in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). The ALERT program will train members of the public to assist law enforcement in essential tasks after a major disaster. Such tasks may include: traffic control, foot patrol of business and residential areas, and reporting criminal activity. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and live, work, or attend high school in San Francisco.

Three steps to becoming an
A.L.E.R.T. volunteer:
1. Complete NERT training and receive certification. To register for NERT training courses please visit www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

An informational meeting will be held on Dec. 5th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy in the parking lot bungalow. This is not a mandatory meeting for interested volunteers. Come have your questions answered! 

The next ALERT training class has been scheduled for Jan. 18th, 2014, from 8:00am-5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.

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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

2:45am       Mission/Lawrence                            Robbery
Officer Peregrina was on patrol when she responded as back up at the request of Sgt Smith, who was flagged down by an individual who had just been robbed. The victim said he was walking along Mission Street when three unknown male suspects approached him and demanded his phone. The victim said he was holding his phone in his hand when one of the suspects grabbed it from him. The victim demanded his phone back when the suspects threatened him telling him he was going to get beat up if he didn’t leave. All three suspects then fled on foot last seen headed North on Mission Street. The victim told Officer Peregrina that about 30 minutes prior, a patrol unit had these same suspects detained at Mission and Silver Avenue. Officer Hauscarriague contacted Officer Peregrina and told her that he did have these subjects stopped and had all their information. The case is currently under investigation. Report Number: 130803421

3:15am       Suunydale/Bayshore                         Robbery
Officer McMilton and Officer Barrera were dispatched to the 2200 block of Bayshore Boulevard to investigate a robbery. A victim said he was walking when an unknown suspect got in his way and demanded all his money. The victim fearing for his safety, gave the suspect approximately $15-$20 dollars. The suspect grabbed the money and went ahead and struck the victim in the back of the head with brown metal cane. The force caused the victim to fall to the ground. The suspect proceeded to snatch the victim’s phone as well. The suspect then fled the area heading Westbound on Sunnydale Avenue.  The victim was able to walk over to the local 7-11 where he asked the clerk to call 9-11. SFFD responded to the scene to treat the victim for his injury. Officer  McMilton canvassed the area for the suspect and surveillance cameras with negative results. Report Number: 130803471

4:00pm       Geneva /Mission                               Theft
On this day, Ingleside PSA (Police Service Aide) Flynn took a report where a victim told him that she had just been robbed while waiting for the MUNI Bus at the corner of Mission and Geneva Avenue. An unknown suspect came along and grabbed the victim’s purse off her shoulder and fled.  The incident happened so fast that she could not provide a detailed description, other than the suspect was wearing a Red T-shirt. Luckily the victim was not injured when the robbery occurred. Report Number: 130805950

11:48pm     Santa Rosa/Mission                         Theft
Officer Cariffe and Officer Hauscarriague responded to the area of Santa Rosa and Mission Street on a strong-arm robbery. The victim told both officers that she was waiting for the MUNI bus, with her purse next to her feet, when an unknown suspect grabbed it from the ground. The suspect, who was accompanied by three other suspects, immediately fled the area on foot. The victim immediately contacted the police. Both officers canvassed the area to no avail. The victim said she was not injured and did not need any medical treatment. Report Number: 130806704

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:06am           100 Blk Lobos                         Warrant Arrest
  1:00am           200 Blk Juanita                        Stolen Vehicle
  1:30am           Unit Blk Firmouth                     Stolen Vehicle
  7:30am           800 Blk Cortland                      Theft from Vehicle
  8:28am           100 Blk Leland                        Battery
  9:00am           Unit Blk Mission                       Stolen Vehicle
  9:50am           Unit Blk Pope                           Fraud
 11:27am          Unit Blk Camellia                      Recovered Vehicle
12:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
12:23pm           200 Blk Flood                          Arrest Warrant
12:39pm           100 Blk Seville                         Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           400 Blk Moscow                     Threats
  3:00pm           100 Blk Ridgewood                 Stolen Vehicle
  3:10pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Theft
  4:55pm           Geneva/Moscow                      Traffic Collision
  4:59pm           100 Blk Jarboe                         Recovered Vehicle
  5:51pm           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  6:45pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Arrest Warrant
  9:00pm           Bosworth/Lyell                         Theft from Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.