Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jan. 23, 2014

Incident Date:
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on February 18, 2014.  Thank you.

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.
Crime Alert: Many people are out and about enjoying this unseasonably warm weather during these winter months, but many people are focused on their electronic devices and unaware of their surroundings. Burglary trends are on the rise as well as robberies, especially in the Excelsior District. If you’re walking along and headed to or from your destination, be vigilant of your surroundings. Don’t let yourself be a target and have valuable items exposed for everyone to see. If you leave any windows or doors open to help cool down during the warm weather, remember to shut and lock them before you leave your home. Burglary suspects are on the look-out for an easy way into your house.  They will climb, crawl, scale and squeeze themselves through any opening to get to your valuable belongings. Don’t hesitate to call the police if you see anything suspicious.

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 March 6th, 2014, 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.


1:17pm       3200 Blk Mission                      Vandalism
Ingleside bicycle patrol Officer Duffin was sent to a report of a man in a wheelchair attempting to enter vehicles at a grocery store parking lot. Before Officer Duffin arrived, dispatch advised him that the suspect was now in the middle of the street screaming and arguing with passerby’s about a block away from the store. Officer Duffin, now joined by Ingleside Officers Leong and Fulgado found the suspect along with two victims of his vandalism. One of the victims told the officers that the man damaged her parked car by pushing a newspaper rack into her vehicle. Another victim said the suspect unsuccessfully tried to break his store window by punching it several times. The suspect, who was known to police from several previous contacts, was cited and released. Report number: 140066948

11:25pm     300 Blk Alemany                      Drugs
A van traveling slowly around the area with the strong odor of marijuana drifting from its windows caught the attention of Ingleside Officers Lustenberger and Chew. The officers followed it for several blocks before stopping it to question the driver and lone passenger. The driver was licensed and he had a valid medical marijuana card. The woman passenger did not possess a medical marijuana card. But she did have in her possession several small bags of marijuana, a quantity of methamphetamine, and a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, two scales for weighing narcotics, and a small amount of cash. She also had one more important possession, a record of numerous arrests for selling narcotics. This event added one more to her record. Report number: 140068596

Serious Incidents:

7:00pm       Cambridge/Gladstone               Robbery
A Muni passenger was robbed of her possessions by two suspects. The victim told Ingleside Officers Morse and Garon- Fermo that she had just exited a #44 line bus at Cambridge and Silver,  and was walking South on Cambridge, when two men approached her from behind. One of the men shoved her in the back while pulling a black canvas bag from her shoulder. The suspects ran away northbound on Cambridge. The loss was the bag and clothing contents. Ingleside units searched the area for the suspects without success. Report number: 140068063

7:23pm       200 Blk Moscow                      Robbery
Another woman walking home from the Muni was robbed of her purse and contents. The victim told Ingleside Officers Pereira and Lucchetti that she had just exited a #54 line Muni bus on Avalon Street and started walking toward her home on Moscow Street. While she was walking up her driveway two men approached her from behind and pulled her purse from her shoulders. One of the suspects punched her in the face during the robbery. Both suspects then ran off with her purse which contained her Social Security card, her California identification card, $200 cash, and assorted keys. The victim declined medical transportation to the hospital. Report number: 140068132

9:50pm       1400 Blk Sunnydale                 Robbery
Ingleside Officers Dilag and Vainshtok responded to a robbery near the intersection of Sunnydale and Sawyer Streets. The victim told the officers that she was walking down Sunnydale Avenue when she heard footsteps behind her. Seconds later she felt a revolver pressed against her face and heard the suspect say, “Give me your purse”.  After a short struggle, the suspect managed to pull the purse from the victim’s shoulder and run away. The loss was credit cards, identification cards, keys, and approximately $60 in currency. Report number: 140068483

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           Aleamny/Ocean                        Hit and Run
  9:09am          30th/Church                              Traffic Collision
10:00am           400 Blk Bella Vista                   Recovered Vehicle
  1:21pm           100 Blk Madison                      Recovered Vehicle
  1:27pm           100 Blk Miraloma                    Theft from Vehicle
  1:30pm           4000 Blk Alemany                    Theft from Vehicle
  1:58pm           Unit Blk Athens                        Recovered Vehicle
  4:45pm           3300 Blk Mission                     Theft from Vehicle
  7:00pm           Unit Blk Leland                        Theft from Vehicle
  9:00pm           600 Blk Andover                      Stolen Vehicle
10:00pm           500 Blk Alemany                     Vandalism to Vehicle
11:30pm           1900 Blk Sunnydale                 Vandalism to Property

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.