Below is a summary of the Ingleside Community Meeting. Thank you to our neighbors at Bernal Safe for attending and publishing the notes.
Ingleside Community Meetings are held on 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 pm in the Community Room of the Ingleside station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane at San Jose Avenue. All are welcome to attend and ask questions. This is a great opportunity to discuss crime and other issues affecting the district.
CAPTAIN’S REPORT – 15 May 2012
by Captain Daniel J. Mahoney firstname.lastname@example.org
**New anonymous tip line for Ingleside: 404-4035. This is checked once per day.
STAFFING in and involving the Ingleside Station
Lt. Jim Miller retired from the SFPD on May 14th, with 33 years of experience. He was an excellent officer with great skill in working with the community and will be sorely missed. Lt. Greg Yee will replace him. Yee has 22 yrs experience, most recently in the tech department at the Hall of Justice.
DA Sharon Reardon is working out of Ingleside now. When a case comes in, she’s on the scene with expertise and a different perspective from the police, which benefits both.
Deputy City Attorney Jennifer Choi has replaced Jana Clark as Ingleside Code Enforcement Attorney. Jana Clark was reassigned after doing a yeoman’s job. Choi worked with Clark and on cases involving smoke shops that sell illegal drug paraphernalia. As a result, she is already up to speed on the Ingleside District. The City Attorney’s office can be reached at 554-4700, and Jennifer’s email is email@example.com.
Kevin Easton, Community Relations Coordinator for the City Attorney’s Office. As background, the City Attorney is an elected official, with a staff of 200 deputy attorneys. The Office handles civil litigation and civil law, including code enforcement, and represents all City departments, boards, and officials (the DA’s office handles all criminal matters). The Community Relations Coordinator facilitates communication between city officials and city residents, specifically on issues involving code enforcement, and Easton welcomes communications from the public.
Question about code enforcement from attendee: Blighted properties taken over by banks are often left empty and unkempt. Is something going to be done to hold bank owners accountable and make them clean up the mess? There is a code in place that if a property owner holds 10 or more properties they can be dealt with more severely.
Month = the last 28 days. YTD: 1.1.2011 – 4.17.2011 as compared to 1.1.2012 to 4.17.2012
Aggravated Assault: 27 incidents, up 17% from last month and up 24% YTD. 15 arrests made.
Primarily domestic violence and some gang problems.
Robbery: 27 incidents, no change from last month but down 25% YTD. 3 arrests made.
Sexual Assault: No incidents, no arrests.
Burglary: 42 incidents, down 26%, up 47% YTD. 5 arrests made. Bike thefts! Seven stolen over the
weekend, with not one serial number on them. IF YOU HAVE A BIKE, WRITE DOWN THE SERIAL NUMBER AND PUT IT SOMEWHERE SAFE. Do it now. Yes, now.
Auto theft: 51 incidents, down 35% this month, up 31% YTD. 3 arrests made. Hondas still 90% of all car thefts. Arrests involved perps with shaved keys.
Auto burglaries: 45 incidents, down 18% from last month and down 32% YTD. 0 arrests made.
NEWS & INCIDENTS
There was a large group of representatives of various city departments on hand to address the dumping incidents, as well as a well-made-up woman from Channel 5 news. Kudos to the Bernal neighbors who got all this pulled together. Unfortunately, only the three usual Bernal attendees of this meeting were present when they were there, so it was a bit of a missed opportunity to provide feedback/requests/suggestions.
Illegal Industrial Dumping
Call 311 if you see stuff dumped and they’ll call the police. If you see a dumping in progress, you can call either 553-0123 (non-emergency dispatch) or 911. If possible, take note of the license number, or any writing on the truck before you call.
Neighborhood Courts come to the Ingleside
Ingleside became part of District Attorney George Gascón’s restorative justice program by beginning to implement neighborhood courts. These courts encourage community empowerment by giving trained residents a chance to resolve non-violent misdemeanors and infractions within the community using restorative justice. In these cases, non-violent adults are removed from the criminal court system and instead are required to do community service, pay restitution, attend mediation with the victim, or get treatment for issues such as anger management. This can result in reduced backlogs in the criminal court system, because it removes cases of smaller non-violent crimes, and often results in consequences for criminals who otherwise might not be prosecuted at all because of overloaded courts. These take place in the community. Currently, the Ingleside location is at the Scottish Rite Center on 19th Ave.
The DA’s Office is looking for people to serve as volunteer adjudicators throughout the Ingleside Community. Participants are given 25 hours of training for free. Ongoing time commitment is not that high. Wade Chow and Rebecca Prozan are coordinating it for Ingleside. Further information:http://www.sfdistrictattorney.org/index.aspx?page=178. The application has been posted the Files section of this group with the title “Neighborhood Courts Application 2012.” Some additional information on the courts is included at the end of this post, too.
Will Escobar, Traffic Enforcement Officer for Ingleside, will be putting together a series of operations over the next four weeks. They are not advertising the locations in advance. Each will include an education component so residents understand why enforcement of traffic laws is important for all involved – motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Good news – accidents are down 30%.
May 18, 11am: Tree Planting at Phelan and Ocean Garden, planting five trees in memory of five people killed on Howth Street.
May 18, 12-4 pm: Bernal Youth Summit at Balboa High School, organized by the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, working with SFPD.
June 19, 7pm: Next Ingleside Police Community meeting at the Ingleside station.