Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Aug. 20, 2017

Incident Date:
        Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The next Ingleside Community meeting will be held at the Miraloma Club House located at 350 O’Shaughnessy Blvd on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments available to those who come to the meeting. All are welcome to attend.

          We hope to see you there!

                    This Labor Day, the San Francisco Police Department
                       Reminds Citizens to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
                                   In Effort to End Impaired Driving

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with alcohol and drug impaired drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways.

This year, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is partnering with police, Sheriffs and the CHP across the state to stop impaired drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 18 through September 4, 2017.

The DUI Enforcement Team will be deployed to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers during this campaign. A DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint will deploy on September 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. These extra officers on the road, along with routine patrols, are aimed to drastically reduce impaired driving in our community’s roadways.

Statistics nationwide show a dangerous trend in impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2015, a three percent rise in deaths over 2014. That’s roughly one person killed every 51 minutes in 2015. That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors. This is why SFPD is working to remind drivers that impaired driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The SFPD supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Plan your sober ride home before the party begins as end of summer activities wraps up. It is never okay to drive impaired. Even if you’ve had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.

Have family or a friend who is about to drive buzzed or impaired? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely. The cost of a ride home is cheap. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the San Francisco Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.                                 


10:30am               Peralta/Putnam                      Stolen Vehicle
A car theft victim kept his cool while helping police nab the suspect. The victim told Ingleside Officers Parker, Stoffell, Dilag, Hermosura, Foxworth, and Wong that he parked his van near the entrance to the Farmer’s Market and walked home. Later, he came back and found the van in a different parking space. There was an unknown man standing at the front of his van who told the real owner he needed jumper cables to start the van. The owner said he would turn his car around and help him. During the maneuver the victim called police and the officers arrived quickly thereafter. The suspect was arrested for car theft and taken to Ingleside Station for booking. Report number: 170680239

1:53pm                 Holladay/York                        Marijuana
Ingleside Officers Suguitan, Van Zandt, and Ho were on routine patrol in an area where there are many calls for service. The officers spotted a car full of young men with the windows rolled down and the very strong odor of marijuana. The five occupants had a large supply of marijuana, two water pipes, and other narcotic paraphernalia. The driver and two other occupants were cited for vehicle code violations and released at the scene. Report number: 170679204

Serious Incidents:

12:00am-9:30am  Unit Blk of Leland                Theft from Vehicle
A man parked his car in a lot behind a business and returned later in the morning to find several firearms stolen from inside the vehicle. The victim told Ingleside Officers Chang and Tiffer that he’s in the Navy and was on his way from Southern California to his base in Bremerton, Washington. He told the officers he stopped to visit his sister and was too tired to unload his vehicle when he arrived early in the morning. The officers notified the Ingleside Station Investigative Team of the theft including serial numbers of the firearms. Report number: 170678610

3:54pm       Geneva/Cayuga                                Battery
A woman walking home from the BART station was approached from behind by an unknown man. While waiting for the signal, the woman felt a warm liquid on her leg. She turned around and saw the man urinating on her leg. The victim told Ingleside Officers Garza and Alexander, she walked across the street to a MUNI bus stop and called her father, who soon arrived and took her home. She told the officers the suspect walked away westbound on Geneva. Report number: 170679470

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:10am           1500 Blk Guerrero                   Warrant Arrest
12:20am           Avalon/London                         Hit and Run
02:13am           Tiffany/Duncan                         Hit and Run
04:25am           200 Blk Arlington                     Disturbing the Peace
04:45am           Wilder/Carrie                            Battery
08:30am           3200 Blk Folsom                      Stolen Vehicle
09:17am           Geneva/San Jose                      Traffic Collision
11:00am           3800 Blk Mission                     Battery
02:00pm           Unit Blk Peralta                        Restraining Order Violation
06:00pm           300 Blk San Jose                      Battery
06:12pm           5700 Blk Mission                     Theft from Building
07:14pm           Mission/Mt. Vernon                  Traffic Collision
10:30pm           100 Blk Appleton                     Vandalism to Property
11:00pm           700 Blk Monterey                    Stolen License Plate