Thursday, August 31, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017

  Incident Date:
          Friday, August 25th, 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’.                                 


10:39pm     Cayuga & Bahli                               Firearm
Ingleside Officers Foxworth and Espinoza were on routine patrol when they spotted a car making an unsafe left turn, in front of oncoming traffic, at Cayuga and Geneva. The officers followed the vehicle a short distance before activating their emergency lights and stopping the car at Cayuga and Bahli Streets. The man and woman inside the vehicle were cooperative and the driver was licensed. However, while peering inside the car, Officer Espinoza spotted a loaded firearm magazine on the passenger floor. The officers requested backup and removed the driver and passenger from the car, placing them in handcuffs. A search of the vehicle’s interior revealed an unloaded semi-automatic gun in the glove box. A computer check revealed the gun was registered to the driver of the car. He was cited for unsafe transport of a firearm as well as the unsafe left turn. Report number: 170695119

Serious Incidents:

10:45pm     Ocean & San Jose                            Theft
A man walked into Ingleside Station and told Police Services Aid Dugan that he was recently robbed of his cellphone. The victim said he was exiting a #49 Muni bus at Ocean and San Jose when the suspect ran by and grabbed his IPhone from his hands escaping westbound on San Jose. Report number: 170696098

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

07:57am           500 Blk Madrid                        Threats
09:00am           4000 Blk Mission                     Burglary
11:05am           Congo/Martha                          Hit and Run
11:17am           200 Blk Staples                         Assault
12:00pm           100 Blk Moffitt                         Harassing Phone Calls
01:40pm           Mission/Persia                          Suspended Driver’s License
03:03pm           Mission/Whipple                       No Driver’s License Issued
05:00pm           Mullen/Martin                           Stolen License Plate
05:15pm           Unit Blk Navajo                       Assault
08:25pm           1700 Blk Sunnydale                 Vandalism to Property
09:00pm           Mission/Guttenberg                   Fraud
11:55pm           Cortland/Coleridge                    Hit and Run