Thursday, February 27, 2014

Feb. 22,2014

Incident Date:
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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

*District Attorney George Gascón's State of Public Safety Address - Feb 27th, 4pm
You are cordially invited to District Attorney George Gascón's State of Public Safety Address.

Due to the ongoing collaboration with our criminal justice partners, San Francisco is positioned to become a model for the State. The time has come to think critically about what it takes to have a modern justice system that's fit for the 21st century.

Join District Attorney Gascón for his State of Public Safety Address and first ever open house. The District Attorney will speak to what was accomplished in the past year to make San Franciscans safer, and to address his plans and initiatives to build upon those successes in the year ahead.

4:00pm - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Hall of Justice
6th Floor Auditorium
850 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

** An Open House will be held at the District Attorney’s Office on the 3rd Floor immediately afterwards.

Please RSVP to Robyn Burke / (415) 553-1742

Do you know a high school student interested in learning about a career in law enforcement or public service?  Introduce them to the SFPAL Law Enforcement Cadet program:
Applications are available online for the 2014-15 PAL Law Enforcement Cadet Academy and Internship Program.

The PAL Cadet program includes an intensive 4-week Summer Cadet Academy (June-July) followed by an SFPD station internship and community service (August through May.) Participant’s ages 14-20 may stay in the program for as many years as they are eligible*

Please share this information by:
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 4, 2011 at 5:00pm.  Online application (or downloadable paper application) and flyers are available at  For questions contact or 415-401-4669.

*Eligibility: must be between ages 14-20,  be enrolled in high school or college, have and maintain a 2.0 GPA, reside or attend school in San Francisco and pass a criminal history background check.

Thanks for spreading the word!

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.

Burglary Alert: A rash of burglaries have been taking place where an odd an unusual technique is being used to gain entry into garages. To date, Ingleside officers have responded to six separate burglary reports that have mostly taken place in the Noe Valley area. Officers have noticed that an unknown suspect(s) has been drilling a one inch diameter circular hole into the top center of the garage door and then using a long hook to pull on the emergency release cord, which disengages the automatic garage door opener. Once the garage door is disengaged the thieves simply lift the garage door and gain entry into the garage and/or homes. Please take steps to secure your garage door. Contact the garage door or automatic garage door opener manufacturer for any preventative safety tips that they may have. Also, if you see anything suspicious, especially at night, at your neighbors’ house or around the neighborhood, don’t hesitate to call the police.

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.

The next training class has been scheduled for May 3rd, 2014, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.


12:07am     200 Blk Lisbon                          D.U.I
Ingleside Officers Clemente and Jones were dispatched to investigate a traffic collision possibly involving an intoxicated driver. When they arrived they found three damaged vehicles, a Honda Accord, a Toyota Tundra, and a Toyota Corolla. According to witnesses the driver of the Honda collided with the parked Tundra which was pushed into the back of the parked Corolla. The owner of the parked truck heard the collision and saw the Honda drive a short distance after the crash and then stop. The Honda driver told Officer Jones that he and his girlfriend were returning home from a family dinner at a nearby restaurant. He admitted to drinking, “Five or six pilsners” during the meal. The suspect failed several roadside sobriety tests. He was also driving without a valid operator’s permit. He was taken to Mission Station for further tests and booked for driving without a license and driving while intoxicated. Report number: 140156038

5:20pm       4900 Blk Mission                     Theft
A man with a taste for expensive cognac liqueur was arrested after a brief altercation with store personnel. Store security told Ingleside Officers Paras and Biagini they observed the suspect take a bottle of Grand Marnier, put it into his backpack, and then enter the store’s restroom. He then exited the bathroom and grabbed another bottle of the French cognac and walk out of the store without paying. Store personnel detained the suspect who became combative, punching one of the security officers in the face several times. He was finally subdued and arrested for theft. A computer check revealed he had an outstanding San Francisco traffic warrant and five previous convictions for theft and burglary in Oakland, San Bruno, and Hayward. Report number: 140157779
Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  4:25am           Geneva/Cayuga                        Hit and Run
12:00pm           300 Blk Judson                        Stolen license Plate
  1:45pm           Mission/Ottawa                        Traffic Collision
  3:00pm           Unit Blk Curtis                         Stolen Vehicle
  5:00pm           300 Blk Crescent                     Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
  5:00pm           100 Blk Montcalm                    Stolen Vehicle
  6:01pm           50 Phelan                                 Trespassing
  9:01pm           400 Blk Leland                         Burglary
  9:30pm           Unit Blk Russia                         Vandalism to Vehicle
11:00pm           100 Blk Coleridge                    Stolen Vehicle
23:59pm           Silver/Madison                          Hit and Run

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.