SFPD Arrest Driver in Bernal Heights Hit & Run 18-055

Booking Photo of Aliitasi AlapatiOn March 28, 2018 at approximately 8:20AM, Ingleside Station officers were dispatched to the area of Bernal Heights Blvd. and Folsom St. regarding a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.  Officers who arrived on scene discovered an adult female being treated by San Francisco Fire Department Medics for life threatening injuries at the scene, and she was immediately transported to the hospital.  Officers immediately conducted an investigation, which determined the injured female was a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, making it a Hit & Run Collision.

Through the course of the investigation, which involved witnesses who came forward with information and evidence gathered at the scene, SFPD investigators were able to identify the driver and the vehicle that struck the pedestrian.  A key piece of evidence provided to the police was a video recording of the incident.  SFPD attained search warrants of residences located on the 200 block of Raymond Ave., the 300 block of Chenery St., and the 300 block of Font St.

On April 12, 2018 between the hours of 7:50 PM and 9:20 PM a team comprised of SFPD officers from Ingelside Station Investigations and Plain Clothes Unit, Gang Task Force Unit, Robbery Unit and Tactical Unit conducted searches on the above listed locations.  The searches resulted in seizing the Hit & Run vehicle on the 200 block of Raymond Ave. and the arrest of the driver on the 300 block of Font St.

The driver is Aliitasi Alapati, a 41 year old female and San Francisco resident.  Alapati was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on the following charges: Felony Hit & Run, Driving on the Sidewalk, Reckless Driving, and Concealing/Destroying Evidence.  Her booking photo accompanies this news release.

The San Francisco Police Department would like to thank all the witnesses and the community who assisted in making this arrest possible.

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open and active investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous.

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