Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014

Incident Date:
Monday, January 27th, 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.


2:04pm       3300 Blk Mission                    Robbery
A store employee was punched in the mouth by a robber who had stolen a quantity of garlic and cheese. Ingleside Officers Morrow and Naval found the handcuffed robber and store employees in the store parking lot. The store’s security officer said she watched the woman robber take the items and leave the store without paying. When she confronted the robber in the parking lot, the woman thief punched her in the mouth. Other store employees came to the security officer’s aid and helped subdue her. The robber admitted stealing the items and told officer Naval and Morrow “she should have been let go because the dollar amount was so small”.  She was taken to the county jail and booked for robbery. Report number: 140079521

10:52pm     Crescent/Murray                    Robbery
A man on his way to pick up his wife was approached by a robber on the street. The victim told Ingleside Officers Carrasco and Dominguez that he was walking from his home to a nearby bus stop to escort his wife back home. While walking east bound on Crescent he noticed a man standing near the intersection of Crescent and Murray. As the victim approached the intersection the man yelled “Hey” and stepped into the street. The victim kept walking and ignored the man until the suspect said, “Give me all your money or I’m going to kill you”. Afraid for his life, the victim took out a cell phone and folding knife from his pockets and showed it to the suspect saying, “this is all I’ve got” and started walking away from the suspect. For an unknown reason, the suspect also started walking away. The victim called “911” and officers Carrasco and Dominguez found him a short distance away from the crime scene. He was positively identified by the victim and taken to Ingleside Station. Report number: 140081203

Serious Incidents:

1:50am       300 Blk Madrid                     Robbery
A man unloading his car after a vacation trip was robbed of his belongings. The victim told Ingleside Officers Dilag and Vainshtok that the robber approached him holding a semi-automatic handgun in his right hand and said, “What you got? Give me your money”. The victim took out his wallet and started handing him cash but that wasn’t enough for the robber. The suspect then said, “Give me the whole thing”, which prompted the victim to hand him his wallet containing credit cards, California ID, and cash. When the suspect then said, “What else you got”, the victim gave him his cell phone. At that moment, the suspect ran away to a waiting vehicle that sped away. Report number: 140077951

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:01am           London/Persia                          Hit and Run
  4:37am          200 Blk Richland                      Stolen Vehicle
  6:00am           1800 Blki Sunnydale                 Warrant Arrest
  6:38am           100 Blk Cora                           Recovered Vehicle
  8:15am           900 Blk Moscow                     Theft from Vehicle
12:15pm           Unit Blk Teddy                         Recovered Vehicle
  1:00pm           100 Blk Monterey                    Stolen Vehicle
  3:00pm           400 Blk Joost                           Trespassing
  3:06pm           Alemany/Lawrence                   Traffic Collision
  3:44pm           1500 Blk Sunnydale                 Recovered Vehicle
  4:50pm           Alemany/Ocean                        Hit and Run
  5:00pm           50 Phelan                                 Annoying Phone Calls
  5:40pm           4600 Blk Mission                     Theft
  6:30pm           Unit Blk Newman                     Burglary
  7:25pm           300 Blk Niagara                       False Registration
  7:55pm           Rutland/Tioga                           Exibiting Laser Scope
  9:00pm           700 Blk Geneva                       Burglary

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.