Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct. 5, 2015


    Incident Date:
                         Monday, October 5th, 2015

The next Ingleside community meeting will be held at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7p.m. The center is located at 515 Cortland Avenue across the street from the Bernal Heights Library. Refreshments will be provided, please attend. Thank you.



12:03am     Unit Blk Mirabel             Assault on a Police Officer

Police officers understand that sometimes a routine call turns into a life-threatening event. On most days routine stays routine. On this night, routine almost cost an Ingleside officer his life.  

It started out innocent enough. The department has been dealing with a rash of car burglaries in the City. The Ingleside District has dealt with more than its share. Ingleside Officers Stark and Carew, along with many other Ingleside units, were sent to investigate a vehicle break in on Mirabel Avenue. The caller said there were four suspects inside a white BMW. The caller gave the BMW’s license plate number to dispatch, who informed the officers that the vehicle was wanted for a previous burglary and it had fled from Mission units who tried to stop it less than an hour before the current call. Ingleside Officers Hermosura and Ferronato were first to arrive on scene and, as they pulled up, three suspects exited the BMW and escaped down a nearby stairwell. However, the driver put the BMW in gear and took off at a high rate of speed. Officers Hermosura broadcast that he was in pursuit as he chased the fleeing subject through the narrow streets in the neighborhood. After three blocks, fearing for the safety of pedestrians and other motorists, Officer Hermosura cancelled his pursuit. The vehicle was last seen driving east on Montezuma Street.  

A few seconds later all the responding police personnel were startled by the distressing sound of an officer screaming for help on the radio. Dispatch quickly put out a call of “officer down” on the unit block of Mirabel Streets. Every available Ingleside unit, along with several units from Bayview and Mission Station sped to the scene. They found Ingleside Officer Bryant lying on his back on the sidewalk screaming in pain. Officer Bryant told his colleagues that he thought he was going to die. An ambulance was dispatched while Sgt. Mitchell rendered first aid. The driver of the BMW was lying face down on the sidewalk, in handcuffs, surrounded by Officers Montero and Roche. Roche and Montero were following Bryant as they arrived on Mirabel Avenue. Just then, the BMW, driven by the suspect, arrived and stopped in front of Bryant’s patrol car which was blocking the street. All the officers exited their patrol car and ordered the suspect out of the car. But instead of exiting the BMW, the suspect accelerated at the officers. All were able to avoid getting hit except for Bryant, who was hit by the BMW’s front bumper and pinned against a parked Volvo. Officer Montero quickly pulled Officer Bryant, who was in extreme pain, out to safety. The driver of the BMW was taken into custody and booked on a variety of charges. The other occupants of the BMW were quickly apprehended in the area by other officers. Officer Bryant was treated at San Francisco General Hospital for serious injuries to his legs and chest and is now recovering at home. Report number: 150870820 

Serious Incidents:

10:40pm     2100 Blk Alemany                          Robbery

Ingleside Officers Cvetovac and Cuenca were dispatched to a robbery call where the victim suffered an injury. When they arrived they found a crying woman sitting on the sidewalk. She told the officers that her cell phone was stolen a short time earlier by a group of suspects. The suspects, she claimed, had arrived at her home wanting her husband to pay off a debt. Her husband went outside to talk to the suspects and his wife, holding a cell phone, wanted to record a video of the confrontation. When one of the suspects saw the wife taking the video, he struck her in the side of her head, and took her phone. Report number: 150873573

Vehicle and Other Incidents: 

12:00am          300 Blk Madrid                      Stolen Vehicle
07:45am          Alabama/Precita                      Hit and Run
08:41am          Bayshore/Sunnydale               Stolen Vehicle
09:41pm          5700 Blk Mission                    Battery

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.