Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jan. 25, 2014

Incident Date:
Saturday, January 25th, 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.


8:45am       4900 Blk Mission                   Robbery
A woman shoplifter fought store employees after taking two bottles of laundry detergent.  Ingleside Officers LaRocca and Baldovino responded to the robbery and assault and found the suspect detained by store security inside the store. The employees told the officers that the suspect grabbed two bottles of laundry detergent and left the store without paying. The woman then placed both bottles on the sidewalk while standing outside the store. A store employee went outside and picked up the bottles and started returning to the store but was stopped when the suspect grabbed him from behind in a headlock. Other store employees came to their colleague’s aid and the suspect was detained with a citizen’s arrest. The store manager told Officers LaRocca and Baldovino that earlier that morning the suspect tried to steal a bottle of liquor but was stopped before she could leave the store. She was advised not to return to the store but disobeyed and came back to steal the laundry detergent. The suspect was taken to Ingleside Station and booked on robbery and assault charges. Report number: 140072832

9:48pm       400 Blk Madrid                      Vandalism
Ingleside Officers Dilag and Vainshtok were sent to a home were a female subject was throwing items around a room and acting hysterical. When they officers arrived they first talked to the male occupant of the room who said he and his co-worker had consumed about seven beers each. When he started to leave to attend a party without her, he said she became hysterical and started destroying possessions in his room. The officers tried to interview the woman co-worker but she was too inebriated and uncooperative to rationally respond to the officer’s questions. She was booked at the county jail for malicious mischief and public intoxication. Report number: 140074747

11:00pm     4700 Blk Mission                   Battery/Resisting
A man called police after his inebriated father-in-law returned home and assaulted him. The victim told Ingleside Officers Dominguez and Carrasco that he was pushed into a television during the attack. The officers went into the suspect’s room and found him asleep. When Dominguez and Carrasco attempted to wake him, the suspect became violent and angry and tried to assault Officer Carrasco. After a short struggle, the suspect was subdued and arrested. He was charged with assault and resisting arrest. A magistrate issued an emergency protective order for the safety of the suspect’s son-in-law. Report number: 140074957

Serious Incidents:

2:11pm       900 Blk Ellsworth                  Aggravated Assault
A gardener working in the Alemany Farm was startled by gunshots. The witness told Ingleside Officers Phillips, Peregory, Trail, Obot, Johnson, and Hopkins that, after hearing gunfire, he saw a man with a gun chasing another man up the stairs on Ellsworth Street. A search of the area failed to turn up the suspect or any victims. However, officers did find several shell casings and one spent bullet in the area. Report number: 140073498

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  7:30am           Unit Blk Whitney                      Hit and Run
  9:25am           100 Blk Addison                      Vandalism to Vehicle
11:30am           5200 Blk Diamond Heights       Traffic Collision
11:54am           400 Blk Rolph                          Warrant Arrest
12:00pm           Unit Blk Newton                      Recovered Vehicle
  2:00pm           Highland/Mission                      Recovered Vehicle
  2:40pm           Cesar Chavez/Alabama            Traffic Collision
  4:00pm           5200 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
  4:30pm           1700 Blk Alabama                   Stolen Vehicle
  4:58pm           Unit Blk 30th                             Battery
  6:00pm           800 Blk Teresita                       Theft from Vehicle
  6:10pm           100 Blk Holladay                     Burglary
  8:00pm           1700 Blk Felton                       Threats
10:20pm           500 Blk Miramar                      Vandalism to Property

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.