Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Feb. 24, 2014

Incident Date:
Monday, February 24th, 2014

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

 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*

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The deadline for applications is Friday, April 4, 2011 at 5:00pm.  Online application (or downloadable paper application) and flyers are available at www.sfpal.org/cadets.  For questions contact Lorraine@sfpal.org 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 http://sfgov.org//sffdnert, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or sffdnert@sfgov.org

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 www.sfgov.org/sfnert
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program. sfpdalert@sfov.org
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.


6:45pm       Amazon/Mission                     Hit&Run
A woman crossing the street in the crosswalk, and with the green light, was struck by a car and seriously injured. The woman’s daughter, along with several witnesses, said the driver stopped, exited the vehicle, and briefly spoke with the victim, and said he would park his car around the corner and then return. But, instead of returning, he just drove away. Fortunately, several witnesses noted the license plate of the “Hit and run” car and gave an accurate description of the driver to Ingleside Officers Pereira and Opler. The victim, who suffered a broken leg, was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital by ambulance. Meanwhile, Ingleside Officers Uang and Trail went to the address of the registered owner of the car and detained the driver. The victim’s daughter positively identified the driver as the man who hit her mother and drove away.  The suspect was arrested for felony hit and run, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and failure to provide proof of insurance at an accident scene. Report number: 140163215

Serious Incidents:

8:30pm       100 Blk Justin                        Robbery
Ingleside Officers Conway and Elliston were dispatched to investigate the robbery of a woman on her way home. The victim told the officers that she was walking southbound on Justin Drive, near Murray Street, when she noticed two men hiding behind a car on the opposite side of the street. As she continued walking, both suspects ran up behind her and one of them grabbed at a bag she was carrying. The victim struggled to hold on to her property until one of the suspects reached into a pocket and said he would kill her if she didn’t let go of the bag. Fearing for her life, she released her grip and both suspects ran away with her property. She told Officers Conway and Ellison that the bag contained personal documents related to her grandfather’s funeral. Although uninjured she said she was shaken by the event. Report number: 140163425

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:19am           800 Blk Brunswick                   Warrant Arrest
  3:40am           Cortland/Anderson                   Evading
10:30am           3300 Blk Mission                     Fraud
12:45pm           200 Blk Oneida                        Recovered Vehicle
  1:08pm           600 Blk Arlington                     Recovered Vehicle
  5:00pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  5:55pm           Unit Blk Blythdale                     Vandalism to Property
  6:45pm           Amazon/Mission                       Hit And Run
  7:05pm           3700 Blk Mission                     Vandalism to Property
  7:30pm           Unit Blk Ellington                      Restraining Order Violation
  9:00pm           200 Blk London                       Stolen Vehicle
  9:46pm           San Jose/Ocean                        Evading/Recovered Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.