Ingleside Station


Most SF police stations falter in communicating with residents

Covering the Police is a collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Would you like to know what the police are up to in your neighborhood? Good luck. Whether you receive frequent communications from the San Francisco Police Department in the form of a newsletter, or nothing at all, depends entirely on where you live and who happens to...

Ingleside police struggle to connect with youth in Visitacion Valley

The tweet went out. The time was posted on the Police Activities League website. But for the second Tuesday in a row, no officers showed up to play soccer with the kids of working-class Visitacion Valley. It was unclear if any of the children who filled the grassy field at the Herz Playground or gathered at the sandpits and slides...

Charges filed following SF Excelsior gambling den raid

A group of men and women who were arrested in connection with an illegal gambling den earlier this month have each been charged with a felony and two misdemeanor counts, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Thursday. The defendants — Kenneth Gurriere, 56, Richard Mohler, 34, Malcolm Brian Vasquez, 49, and Marjorie Delacruz, 49 — have been charged with felony...

Ingleside Captain Joseph McFadden honored at City Hall ceremony

It was all love at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors presented a Certificate of Honor to Capt. Joseph McFadden, a longtime SFPD cop with a reputation for being tough on crime and involved with his community.   “Marty Halloran would agree—he’s an old-school cop,” said District 11 supervisor Ahsha Safaí, nodding toward Halloran,...

SF’s Asian immigrants more hesitant to report crimes since Trump

Covering the Police is a collaboration with U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. A longstanding reticence to report crimes in San Francisco’s Asian community has been compounded by President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant attacks, according to police and local nonprofits who work with the population. This fear has always been present, said Rex Tabora, executive director of the Asian Pacific American Community Center....

Alleged Excelsior gambling den raided by SFPD; captain says there’s more to come

Drugs, cash, gambling machines seized from clandestine storefront site Earlier this month, Mission Local wrote about the “Jhec of All Trades,” a little-visited variety-store-turned-coffee-shop-that-didn’t-sell-any-coffee-turned-alleged-illegal-gambling-den — one of numerous gambling dens operating in plain sight in the Excelsior, Mission, Bayview and Chinatown. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the purported gambling den came up snake eyes. In a daylong operation, San Francisco police...

Changes at Ingleside police station and a shootout in Bernal Heights

At Tuesday evening’s community meeting at the Ingleside police station, Captain Joseph McFadden announced that he will soon be replaced by Captain Jack Hart, now at the city’s Homeland Security Unit. The meeting then turned to a discussion of an early Sunday morning shooting that has left many Bernal Heights residents deeply shaken. “This is my last community meeting,” Captain...

SF neighborhood watch groups keep their eyes peeled for crime

As San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott puts more foot patrols on the city’s streets, he’s also looking to increase the eyeballs on crime.   To demonstrate how serious he is about the community’s role in policing, he showed up at a recent meeting of neighborhood watch block captains — residents who organize some of the over 900 watch groups...

SFPD foot patrols make a comeback in Ingleside district

For the first time in several years, the streets of San Francisco’s Ingleside police district — one of the city’s largest and most diverse — are being patrolled by beat cops. It’s a goal the district’s captain, Joseph McFadden, has been waiting a long time to achieve. “We’ve been wanting beats since I got here,” said McFadden, who took over...

The Tasers SF proposes buying are backed by few studies

To Rick Smith, the founder and chief executive officer of Axon, which manufactures Tasers, electricity is not something to be feared, but revered. Electricity offers life. Without it, Smith wrote in 2007, “Earth would be nothing but a barren rock in the cosmos.” And Smith has long been determined to prove this point, arguing that equipping law enforcement with the...