Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

Incident Date:
        Tuesday, August 22nd, 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’.                                   


There are no arrests to report.

Serious Incidents:

4:24am       Silver & Gambier                  Robbery
A man left his home on his way to the bus stop when he was approached by a man holding a gun. The victim told Ingleside Officers Hardy and Scott the suspect pointed a gun at him, demanded his phone and money, took his phone but no money, and ran to waiting vehicle that sped away. The victim gave the officers a description of the suspect and the getaway vehicle. A search through the neighborhood failed to find the suspect.  Report number: 170689021

4:00pm       Mission & Persia                  Aggravated Assault
A report of a violent assault prompted dispatch to send Ingleside Officers Hoge, Quinlan, and Siracusa to investigate. The officers talked to two young men, who told them they were approached by a man, who got out of a passing car, and hit one of the victims on the arm with a baseball bat. The suspect and his accomplices then drove away. The victim and his friend walked to the Excelsior Playground where the suspect again showed up, this time with a firearm. The victims then ran away to a nearby residence and called police. Medical personnel treated the victim at the scene for his injuries. Report number: 170685013

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

01:37am           Mission/Geneva                        Warrant Arrest
12:19pm           Bernal Heights/Folsom             Recovered Vehicle
02:30pm           5700 Blk Mission                      Hit and Run
03:15pm           Ocean/Persia                             Traffic Collision
04:00pm           Unit Blk Roanoke                     Burglary
04:00pm           500 Blk Madrid                         Threats
06:00pm           San Jose/Bosworth                    Hit and Run
06:00pm           Unit Blk Eastwood                    Stolen Vehicle
07:10pm           Unit Blk Putnam                       Warrant Arrest