Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan. 26, 2014

Incident Date:
Sunday, January 26th, 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.


No Incidents to Report.

Serious Incidents:

12:45am     Velasco/Santos                    Aggravated Assault
Ingleside Officers Dilag, Vainshtok along with several other Ingleside officers responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Velasco and Santos Street. When they arrived, the officers found several bullet casings and car parts throughout the immediate area along with a parked and damaged Dodge Caravan and a Grey Infiniti G35 in the intersection with several bullet holes and blood spatter but no occupants inside. Witnesses told the officers that they heard the gunshots and then noticed a man and a woman running away toward Blythdale Avenue. The witnesses said several other vehicles were possibly involved in the incident. One witness said he tried to help one of the wounded victims but the victim, and his companion, got into the recently arrived Dodge Charger to be taken to the hospital. Ingleside Officers Lucchetti and Paras interviewed the victims at the hospital, who told them that they were in the Infiniti when occupants of the GMC Yukon, which was following from behind, fired at them causing them to crash into the parked Dodge Caravan.  The wounded victim was rushed into surgery for treatment of a gunshot wound to his head. Ingleside investigators continue to work on the case. Report number: 140075046

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           5200 Blk Mission                     Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
12:00am           400 Blk Mangels                      Vehicle Arson
12:52am           Santos/Velasco                         Hit and Run
  3:14am           Bosworth/Lippard                    Hit and Run
  4:10am           5200 Blk Mission                     Battery
  2:30pm           France/Naples                          Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.