Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 19, 2016

        Incident Date:
                            Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The next Ingleside Community meeting will be held in the Ingleside Police Station Community room on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7p.m.  There will be light refreshments available to those who come to the meeting.  All are welcome to attend. Thank you.

New “Coast to Coast” Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Aims to Increase Click It or Ticket Participation, Save Lives
San Francisco, CA – From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes.  In California, more than a half million people travel our roadways at grave risk without proper restraints. These facts gravely highlight the need for increased education, awareness and enforcement and awareness of seat belt use.
This year, NHTSA is aiming to increase campaign participation even more by coordinating a “Coast to Coast” seat belt education and enforcement effort with the California Highway Patrol and law enforcement around the I-10, I-40, I-70 and I-80 corridors. Additionally, law enforcement agencies statewide are joining the Click It or Ticket effort to emphasize the “Coast to Coast” seat belt safety awareness campaign in all 50 states. 
“As law enforcement, we have a special role in helping protect the safety of our citizens, from the East to the West Coast,” said Chief Toney Chaplin, San Francisco Police Department. “Time after time, we see the deadly results that come from drivers and passengers refusing to wear a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash. Our job is to stop those who are not buckled up, and to keep them from repeating this potentially deadly mistake.”
In 2014, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes nationally were unrestrained, according to NHTSA. During the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number increased to 57 percent of those killed. Law enforcement agencies will write citations day and night, with a zero-tolerance approach. 
“Hundreds of thousands of citizens will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend, as well as throughout the summer vacation season. We want to make sure that people are buckling up to keep themselves and their families safe. It is the greatest defense in a vehicle crash,” said Rhonda Craft, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit 


1:08am       Mission/Amazon                    Recovered Vehicle
Ingleside Officers Lozano and McCall were on routine patrol when they spotted an older Honda Accord parked on Mission Street with two occupants. The officers, like all police officers, were keenly aware that older Honda’s are the vehicle of choice for car thieves. A computer check revealed the Honda was stolen earlier from a San Francisco address. The officers pulled up behind the Honda, exited their patrol car, and ordered both occupants out of the vehicle. The officers discovered a screwdriver instead of a key was used to drive the Honda. The driver was arrested for possession of stolen property and his passenger was released at the scene. Report number: 160403405

5:00am       Bernal Heights/Anderson     Recovered Vehicle
Another stolen car was discovered during another routine patrol, this time with different officers. In this incident, Ingleside Officers Jensen and Carew were traveling on Bernal Heights Blvd. when they spotted a parked late model Dodge Avenger with the lights off and a single occupant. The officers ran the vehicle’s license plate which came back stolen from an address in San Francisco. Jensen and Carew asked the woman occupant for license, registration, and insurance. She could provide none of the three. She did give the officers her name. But that turned out to be a false name. When she did provide her true name it turned out she was wanted on an active felony warrant. She told the officers that she did not know the car was stolen and that her cousin gave her the car to use. She couldn’t provide her cousin’s name or phone number. She said she went to Bernal Heights to look for her lost cat. The officers placed her in custody and arrested her for her warrants and possession of stolen property. Before being taken Ingleside Station for booking, she asked Officer Jensen to look for her lost cat. He politely agreed and looked around the surrounding area for the lost feline without success. Report number: 150935941

11:05pm     2200 Blk San Jose                     Robbery w/Force
A man waiting at a bus stop near the Balboa Park BART Station was punched and then robbed of his IPhone. The victim told Ingleside Officers Toomey, George, Dilag, and Villalozano that he was on his phone, waiting for a Muni bus, when a male suspect grabbed his phone from his hand. The victim asked the suspect and his female companion, “What are you doing?” The male suspect responded, “what are you going to do”, and then punched the victim in the right eye, sending him to the ground. The victim got up and, grabbed a container of pepper spray out of his pocket, and sprayed the male suspect in the eyes. Both suspects then took off running east on Geneva with the victim in pursuit. During the chase, one of the suspects threw the victim’s phone over a fence on Geneva Avenue. In less than three blocks, both suspects were apprehended by police and placed in custody. The stolen phone was recovered from the backyard of a home on Geneva Avenue. The victim and one of the suspects were treated for minor injuries at the scene by medical personnel. Report number: 160411232

Serious Incidents:

12noon       100 Blk Schwerin                   Hot Prowl Burglary
A young man, preparing for school, was downstairs in his home doing laundry when he heard a loud banging on the back basement door. He went to the back door and saw his uncle forcing the door open. Fearing for his safety, he gathered his laundry and his school supplies, and fled the premises to go to school. When he returned home later that evening he and his father called police to report the burglary. Both told Ingleside Officers Marshall and Wells the only thing missing was a tool box and tools. Report number: 160410961

3:08pm       Mission/Silver                         Robbery w/Force
A woman called police to report a robbery and physical attack on a Muni bus. The teenage victim told Ingleside Officers Chew and Dominguez that she noticed a young man staring at her at the bus stop. She boarded the #44 bus with the suspect right behind her. While on the bus the suspect grabbed her buttocks and then reached in her purse and took out a $100 in cash before fleeing the scene when at the next bus stop. Report number: 160410018

11:40pm     Geneva/Prague                       Robbery
A man parking his car was attacked and robbed of his belongings. The victim told Ingleside Officers Dilag and Villalozano that the suspect approached him from behind and put what felt like a gun to his back. The suspect demanded his wallet and after getting the victim’s property, punched the victim in the mouth before fleeing. The loss was cash, credit cards, and a driver’s license. The victim refused medical attention. Report number: 160411276

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:29am           3400 Blk Mission                     Assault
05:41am           3100 Blk Folsom                      Vandalism to Vehicle
08:30am           Cesar Chavez/Vermont             Hit and Run
12:15pm           100 Blk Bocana                        Burglary
03:48pm           Unit Blk Calgary                      Traffic Collision
03:48pm           Unit Blk Calgary                      Recovered Vehicle
06:00pm           Unit Blk Nahua                        Hit and Run
06:25pm           San Jose/Oneida                       Traffic collision
07:30pm           600 Blk Peralta                         Burglary
10:00pm           100 Blk Day                             Stolen Vehicle
10;00pm          700 Blk Portola                         Burglary