On July 17, 2018, officers responded to a collision involving a vehicle versus pedestrian at Sloat and 36th Ave. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Sloat Blvd when it struck a pedestrian crossing southbound. Despite the efforts of responding officers and the San Francisco Fire Department Medics, the victim succumbed to his injuries at ZSFGH. The investigation is ongoing and is assigned to our Traffic Collision Investigation Unit (TCIU). This collision while tragic, should be a reminder for everyone to everyone to obey all traffic laws. Don’t drive faster than the posted speed limit, or drive faster than you can react. As a pedestrian, make eye contact with motorists when crossing in front of, or behind a vehicle. Taraval officers are out in force everyday conducting traffic enforcement at specific locations and other locations in the district to help prevent collisions from occurring.
With the month coming to a close, our crime statistics are good. As of July 25th, there have been 7 robberies, 13 residential burglaries and 90 theft from vehicles. A quick year to date comparison from 2017 to 2018: robberies are down 10%, aggravated assaults are the same, residential burglaries are down 21%, theft from vehicles are down 25% and auto thefts are down 21%. We are constantly monitoring our crime data statistics and are diligently working to decrease these numbers for the rest of the year.
Mark your calendars for August 7, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a nationwide effort to provide crime prevention efforts in neighborhoods by bringing together community residents, law enforcement, businesses, and civic groups. Taraval Station is proud to participate in National Night Out and will have two venues: Playland at 43rd Ave & Judah St, and Mini and Lovie Recreation Center (650 Capital Ave). There will be food and games for children, information booths and live entertainment for all to enjoy. Come out and join us, meet your neighbors, bring your family and have a great time. We look forward to seeing you.
Thank you for those of you who made it to our Coffee with a Cop and our monthly Community Meeting. Our next community meeting will be on Tuesday August 21, 2018.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to call Taraval Station at 415-759-3100. We are here to help and assist you any way we can.