Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mar. 25, 2014

Incident Date:
Tuesday, March 25th, 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.


8:11pm       4200 Blk Mission                             Stolen Vehicle
Officer Archilla was in the area of Mission and Silver Avenue when he noticed a Red Honda Civic pull into the gas station. What caught his attention was that the vehicle was not displaying a front license plate, which was in violation of the California Vehicle Code 5200cvc. Officer Archilla along with his back-up, Officers Seavey, Padilla and Barajas, contacted the driver. A computer check showed that the vehicle had been reported stolen a few days earlier. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody without incident. The owner of the car was contacted to come and reclaim his vehicle. The suspect was booked for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Report Number: 140242596

Serious Incidents:

3:00pm       Geneva/Esquina                              Robbery
A victim told Officers Vainshtok and Suguitam that he was walking to the grocery store at the corner of Geneva and Esquina Street when he was confronted by a suspect with a knife. The suspect reached for the victim’s wallet and took the $45.00 dollars out and threw the wallet on the ground. The suspect then punched the victim and threw him to the ground as well. The suspect tried to take the victim’s phone but was unable because the victim would not let go. The suspect then fled and the victim called the police. The victim complained of pain from the fall and was taken to St Luke’s hospital for treatment. Report Number: 140251337

7:00pm       Unit Blk Coleridge                           Robbery
A victim walking home from Valencia Street was confronted by two suspects who cornered and surrounded him on the unit block of Coleridge Street. One of the suspects came up in front of him and pointed a Silver gun, while his accomplice stood behind the victim. The suspect with the gun then said, “Give me all your stuff”. The victim told Officers Suguitan and Vainshtok that when he saw the gun he feared for his life and handed over his wallet, money, credit cards, cell phone and laptop computer. Once he did that the suspect standing at the rear hit the victim in the face causing him to fall to the ground. A White four door sedan suddenly drove up and picked up the suspects and fled the area at a high rate of speed, last seen headed northbound on Coleridge Street. A witness who happened to be looking out her patio door saw the robbery and was able to provide the officers with further information. Report Number: 140252169

11:25pm     700 Blk Ellsworth                            Robbery
Officers Dominguez and Carrasco went to the 700 block of Ellsworth Street to investigate a robbery. They met with a victim who said he had just gotten off the bus at Ellsworth and Cortland and began walking home when he was confronted by a suspect with a gun. The suspect said, “Give me all your money”. Fearing for his life the victim pulled out his wallet and replied,” This is all I got”. The suspect reached over and took the $20.00 dollars that was inside. The suspect then ordered the victim to go inside his home to get more money. The victim did as he was told but instead of getting more money he called the police. The victim was not injured. Report Number: 140252777

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  4:00am           Sunnydale/Talbert                     Stolen Vehicle
  8:00am           Wildwood/Eastwood                Stolen Vehicle
  9:00am           300 Blk 30th                             Fraud
10:00am           1800 Blk San Jose                   Theft of a Bicycle
10:00am           600 Blk Peralta                        Burglary
11:30am           500 Blk Rockdale                    Battery
12:27pm           Chicago/Cordova                     Traffic Collision
  3:52pm           100 Blk Day                             Burglary
  4:30pm           500 Blk Rolph                          Recovered Vehicle
  5:46pm           1300 Blk Goettingen                 Recovered Vehicle
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Otsego                        Stolen Vehicle
  8:11pm           4200 Blk Mission                     Recovered Vehicle
  8:28pm           200 Blk London                       Stolen Vehicle
  9:00pm           3200 Blk Harrison                    Theft from Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.