Pacific Beach Crime Report: Monthly police statistics; City launches video campaign to make San Diego streets safer

City launches video campaign to make streets safer

To encourage safer driving, biking and walking habits, the City of San Diego and Cox Communications created three public service announcements (PSA) that will air on CityTV and on Cox cable through Sept. 30.

Each video supports the City's Vision Zero safety initiative and #TransitTuesday efforts to increase participation in alternative transportation methods. Vision Zero was adopted by the San Diego City Council in 2015 with the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the City by 2025 through education, engineering and enforcement.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer said: "We've launched the PSAs and new website to inform our residents of the progress being made and show how the City is using data to inform the decisions we're making to improve public safety in our neighborhoods."

Each 30-second PSA is available for viewing or downloading on the City's Vision Zero portal at sandiego.gov/vision-zero. The safety tips include:

1. Driving Tips

a. Don't be a distracted driver.

b. Pause and wait before you turn.

c. Stop for pedestrians crossing the street.

d. Take care in the glare.

2. Biking Tips

a. Go with the flow.

b. Obey traffic signs and signals and stay off the sidewalk.

c. Be visible and predictable, especially at night.

d. Use your hand signals for stopping and turning.

e. Always wear a helmet.

3. Walking Tips

a. Watch for turning cars and bicycles.

b. Cross at intersections or crosswalks.

c. Look in all directions for vehicles and bicycles.

d. Avoid using headphones or using your phone when crossing the street.

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Police Blotter:

Arson: 1800 block Chalcedony, 11:47 p.m. June 14

Assaults: 20 incidents — 4300 block Mission Bay Drive 9:39 a.m. May 16; 1400 block Vacation Road, 7:20 p.m. May 26; 1000 block Garnet 7:51 a.m. May 31; 3900 block Bayside Lane, 8:46 p.m. May 31; 4100 block Mission Blvd., 7 p.m. June 2; 1500 block Alta La Jolla Drive, 5 p.m. June 2; 2700 block Garnet, 2:30 a.m. June 3; 4300 block Ocean Blvd., 12:04 a.m. June 3; 1600 block Grand, 9:15 p.m. June 4; 1800 block Diamond 8 a.m. June 4; 800 block Garnet 11:20 p.m. June 5; 4400 block Mission Blvd., 1:15 a.m. June 6; 3200 block Bayside Lane, 5:10 p.m. June 9; 4200 block Cass, 10 p.m. June 10; 1400 block Grand 9:30 p.m. June 10; 4600 block Ocean Blvd., 10:16 p.m. June 11; 1200 block West Mission Bay Drive, 12 p.m. June 12; 4300 block Ocean Blvd., 12 a.m. June 16; 4100 block Mission Blvd., 4 p.m. June 16; 4700 block Lamont, 1:30 a.m. June 22.

Drugs/Alcohol Violations: (most open container in park violations) 85

DUI's Drugs/Alcohol: 26

Fraud: 10 incidents

Rape: 2 reports — 1000 block W. Mission Bay Drive, 8 a.m. June 3; 4200 block Mission Blvd. 2:30 a.m. June 8

Residential Burglary: 10 incidents — 1200 block Parker Place, 9:15 a.m. May 26; 4000 block Haines, 1 a.m. June 2; 3900 block Riviera Drive, 9:30 p.m. June 2; 5500 block Rutgers Road 9 p.m. June 3; 3800 block Haines, 1 p.m. June 3; 1600 block Chalcedony St. 2:55 p.m. June 8; 7200 block Encelia Drive, 6 p.m. June 11; 1000 block Missouri, 3:30 a.m. June 14; 1400 block Felspar, 11 p.m. June 15; 3800 block Ingraham, 11 p.m. June 18.

Commercial Burglary: 4 incidents — 2400 block Grand, 11 a.m. May 29; 4800 block Santa Fe, 8:30 p.m. June 3; 4000 block Morrell, 4:30 p.m. June 6; 4500 block Ocean Blvd. 8:30 a.m. June 11.

Street Robberies: 1700 block Garnet, 10:30 a.m. June 10

Grand Theft (over $950): 9 incidents

Petty Theft/Shoplifting: 13 incidents

Vandalism: 10 incidents

Vehicle Break-ins: 10

Vehicle Theft: 11

— Compiled from San Diego Police Reports, mid-May through June 28, 2018

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