Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jan. 24, 2014

Incident Date:
Friday, January 24th, 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, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

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.

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.


6:55pm       3200 Blk  San Bruno            Drugs
A fidgety nervous man standing at the rear of a parked vehicle caught the attention of Ingleside Offices Austin and Lustenberger. The officers stopped to talk to the man who quickly admitted to both officers that he was on felony probation for auto theft. The officers searched the suspect and found a quantity of marijuana and methamphetamine. The officers also discovered a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine along with a screwdriver and spark plugs used for breaking into vehicles. The suspect was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and burglary tools and released. Report number: 140071464

Serious Incidents:

2:58pm       Mission/Cortland                 Resisting Arrest
Ingleside bicycle patrol Officer Duffin stopped a cab driver for rolling through a stop sign. A check of the taxi driver’s license showed it was suspended. The officer handed the driver a citation and asked him to have the cab company send a licensed operator to drive the cab away. The licensed cab company employee arrived and the officer rode away. A short time later, while waiting at an intersection a block away, Officer Duffin glanced back at the cab and noticed the unlicensed driver get back into the driver’s seat of the cab and begin driving away. Officer Duffin started chasing the cab on his bicycle and soon caught up with him while the cab was driving northbound on Mission Street. Officer Duffin yelled at the unlicensed cab driver to pull over but the driver refused and drove away. Officer Duffin notified dispatch of the escape and the cab driver’s hometown police department. Report number: 140070751

5:48pm       Huron/Lawrence                 Robbery
A MUNI passenger was robbed of a gold chain and pendant by three suspects. The victim told Ingleside Officers Snadow, Morse, Garon-Fermo, and Sgt. Chambers that he and a friend exited the bus at Mission and Sickles and were walking home on Huron Street when three suspects ran up behind them with one of the robbers grabbing then ripping a gold chain from his neck. The victim was pushed to the ground during the robbery. The three suspects then escaped down Lawrence Street. Report number: 140071232

9:25pm       Precita/Shotwell               Aggravated Assault
Two men and a woman were assaulted by three suspects while walking near Precita Park. The victim’s told Ingleside Officers Morse and Garon-Fermo that the three suspects approached them and began punching them for unknown reasons. One of the victim’s was hit with a brick during the attack. All the victims were treated at St. Luke’s hospital for their injuries then released. Report number: 140071771

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:49am           3900 Blk Mission                     Warrant Arrest
  1:00am           300 Blk London                       Stolen Motorcycle
  3:00am           1400 Blk Church                      Stolen Vehicle
  4:20am           Unit Blk Miraloma                    Burglary
  7:00am           Rolph/Newton                          Stolen Vehicle
  9:00am           100 Blk Coleridge                    Burglary
  9:00am           50 Phelan                                 Theft from Building
  9:25am           800 Blk Paris                           Recovered Vehicle
10:05am           500 Blk Carter                         Threats
10:30am           30th/Mission                             Theft
12:25pm           Unit Blk Hearst                         Warrant Arrest
12:30pm           5200 Blk Diamond Heights       Theft from Vehicle
  3:00pm           1100 Blk Folsom                      Theft from Vehicle
  3:33pm           Visitacion/Hahn                        Vandalism to Vehicle
  4:40pm           800 Blk Moscow                     Stolen License Plate
  6:00pm           300 Blk Rutledge                      Battery
  6:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Vandalism to Vehicle
  6:14pm           Maynard/Congdon                   Hit and Run
  7:10pm           800 Blk Moscow                     Theft from Vehicle
  8:00pm           800 Blk Paris                           Theft from Vehicle
  8:30pm           Unit Blk San Juan                     Vandalism to Vehicle
  8:45pm           300 Blk Maynard                     Stolen License Plate
  9:30pm           100 Blk Addison                      Vandalism to Vehicle
  9:30pm           300 Blk La Grande                   Vandalism to Property             

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.