Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mar. 24, 2014

Incident Date:
Monday, March 24th, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on April 15, 2014.  Thank you.

Do you know a high school student interested in learning about a career in law enforcement or public service?  Introduce them to the SFPAL Law Enforcement Cadet program:
Applications are available online for the 2014-15 PAL Law Enforcement Cadet Academy and Internship Program.

The PAL Cadet program includes an intensive 4-week Summer Cadet Academy (June-July) followed by an SFPD station internship and community service (August through May.) Participant’s ages 14-20 may stay in the program for as many years as they are eligible*

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The deadline for applications is Friday, April 4, 2011 at 5:00pm.  Online application (or downloadable paper application) and flyers are available at  For questions contact or 415-401-4669.

*Eligibility: must be between ages 14-20,  be enrolled in high school or college, have and maintain a 2.0 GPA, reside or attend school in San Francisco and pass a criminal history background check.

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Rules and pointers for pedestrians and drivers
Pay attention to reduce your chances of being in an accident
The most important safety tip to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities is to pay attention. You can significantly reduce your chances of being in a collision with a motor vehicle by obeying traffic rules and being aware of dangers posed by cars in your vicinity. Make eye contact with drivers if possible and make sure that they can see you.
Both drivers and pedestrians have certain safety responsibilities that depend on both circumstances and common sense.
Drivers must:
  • Yield to pedestrians when crossing a sidewalk or entering an alley or driveway
  • Yield to pedestrians who have started crossing at an intersection or crosswalk on a "walk" signal or a green light, if there is no walk signal
  • Yield to pedestrians who are crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection where there are no traffic lights or control signals
  • Not overtake and pass any vehicle that stops at an intersection or crosswalk to permit a pedestrian or bicyclist to cross the roadway safely
Pedestrians must:
  • Yield to drivers when crossing a road where there is no intersection or crosswalk or where the pedestrian does not have a green or "walk" signal and where vehicles have a green signal
  • Not suddenly move into the path of a closely approaching vehicle that does not have sufficient time to yield for a pedestrian
  • Walk on and along the left side of a highway when not walking on a sidewalk. Note: This law does not apply to bicycles. Bicycles operate under the same laws as other legal vehicles on the road and should always stay on the right side of the road.

Burglary Alert: A rash of burglaries have been taking place where an odd an unusual technique is being used to gain entry into garages. To date, Ingleside officers have responded to six separate burglary reports that have mostly taken place in the Noe Valley area. Officers have noticed that an unknown suspect(s) has been drilling a one inch diameter circular hole into the top center of the garage door and then using a long hook to pull on the emergency release cord, which disengages the automatic garage door opener. Once the garage door is disengaged the thieves simply lift the garage door and gain entry into the garage and/or homes. Please take steps to secure your garage door. Contact the garage door or automatic garage door opener manufacturer for any preventative safety tips that they may have. Also, if you see anything suspicious, especially at night, at your neighbors’ house or around the neighborhood, don’t hesitate to call the police.

Crime Alert: A grandmother who lives in the Bernal Heights Area was burglarized a couple days ago. Apparently, a man came to her door, saying he worked for PG&E and said he was working on a water line and needed to take some measurements in her back yard. The grandmother said no, but the subject persisted and finally convinced her to do so. The grandmother led him through her house to the backyard where he did in fact take some “measurements”. The grandmother stayed in the backyard watching what was being done.  During this time, while out in the backyard, the subject was talking with someone via a walkie- talkie. After a short while the subject left and that’s when she noticed that her bedroom had been ransacked (drawers open and clothes thrown about) and found that all of her cash was missing. Clearly someone (an accomplice) followed the subject into her house when both the subject and the grandmother were in the backyard. Be aware and use caution, if someone claiming to be a PG&E worker wants to enter your home, and this was not scheduled by you, it should raise a RED flag.  Ask to see some kind of official identification and/or call PG&E and see if this person does in fact work for the company. If the person can’t prove any of the above then call the police immediately. If you know an elderly person that lives alone, maybe a friend or family member, alert them to this scam and inform them not to let anyone into their house.

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

                                                  Ingleside District Nert Training
Lick Wilmerding HS
755 Ocean Ave

March 18, 6:30-10:00p: Class 1
March 25, 6:30-10:00p: Class 2
April 1, 6:30-9:30p: Class 3
April 8, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
school closed April 15
April 22, 6:30p-9:30p: Class 5
April 29, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6

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
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program.
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

The next training class has been scheduled for May 3rd, 2014, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.


5:41pm       Unit Blk Naples                      Stolen Vehicle/Drugs
Officers Gonzalez and Shugars were on patrol cruising along when they spotted a vehicle run a posted Stop sign at the intersection of Silver and Lisbon Street. The officers were a few car lengths behind and tried to catch up to affect a routine traffic stop. The driver made several abrupt turns as if trying to get away from the officers. Officers Gonzalez and Shugars followed the same route the vehicle had taken as it drove through the Excelsior District. When they came to the intersection of Naples and Peru they observed the driver jump out of the vehicle, while it was still moving, and began running away on foot. The abandoned vehicle slowly rolled forward and collided with a vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. Officer Shugars quickly jumped out of the police car and began to chase the suspect down, while Officer Gonzalez drove further up ahead to cut the suspect off. Officer Shugars was too fast for the suspect and was able to take him into custody with the assistance of his partner Officer Gonzalez. It turns out that the vehicle the suspect was driving was a reported stolen vehicle. The officers searched the suspect and found a small amount of methamphetamine in one of his pockets. He was booked for being in a stolen vehicle, possession of drugs and an assortment of other charges. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were alright and sustained no injuries in the collision. Report Number: 140248748

Serious Incidents:

8:40pm       700 Blk Athens                       Robbery
A woman working on her laptop computer was a victim of a robbery. Sgt Anderson responded to the scene and spoke with the victim, who said she was sitting at the top of her front steps of her home working on her laptop. She then noticed three suspects appear out of nowhere. One of the three suspects walked up the steps and pointed a Silver handgun at her and said, “Give me that”. The suspect then took the laptop from the victim and asked if she had anything else. Frightened, the victim said “No”. All three suspects then fled on foot. Moments later, the victim told Sgt Anderson that she heard another woman scream right after the suspects fled. It was later discovered that the three suspects had robbed a second victim on Italy Avenue. Luckily, the victim involved in this incident was not hurt. Report Number: 140249241

8:45pm       800 Blk Italy                           Robbery
Officers Obot and Johnson were just arriving to the scene of a robbery that occurred on the 700 block of Athens Street; see above, when a second robbery call came in just around the corner. The officers met with the victim, who said she had just arrived home and was on her way to her front door when she realized she might have left her scarf in the car. The victim walked back to her car which was parked in front of the house. The victim was looking into the driver’s window when suddenly, she was struck from behind. The impact caused her to fall to the ground. She then felt someone forcefully pulling on her Green re-useable shopping bag. The victim said the force was so great that she could no longer hold onto her bag. She then looked up and saw three suspects running away towards Crocker Amazon Park. A witness who heard her scream came to her rescue and called the police. The suspects got away with two boxes of Kleenex. The victim sustained a couple scratches to her knees and refused medical treatment. Report Number: 140249213

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:33am           100 Blk Brookdale                   Vandalism to Property
  8:00am           600 Blk San Jose                     Vandalism to Property
  9:38am           100 Blk Campbell                    Battery
10:22am           100 Blk Craut                          Recovered Vehicle
10:50am           1800 Blk San Jose                   Traffic Collision
  2:18pm           5100 Blk Mission                     Fraud
  3:03pm           200 Blk Morse                         Fraud
  3:05pm           Unit Blk Blythdale                     Hit and Run
  3:17pm           200 Blk Parque                        Fraud
  3:54pm           1500 Blk Sunnydale                 Warrant Arrest
  4:37pm           900 Blk Russia                         Threats
  5:40pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  5:41pm           Unit Blk Naples                        Recovered Vehicle
  5:41pm           Naples/Peru                             Hit and Run
  8:00pm           500 Blk Anderson                    Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.