Police Beat

Sunset Police Blotter

Robbery: March 28, 9:54p.m.,  1800 Block of Irving Street

Three suspects entered a store with a diversion plan in place.

One suspect attempted to distract the victim, unsuccessfully, while

another entered from a storage area with several items.

When the victim questioned the suspects, the third suspect

claimed to have a gun, and all three fled.


Traffic Violation, False Evidence of Registration:

March 26, 2:09 p.m., Clearfield Drive and Sloat Boulevard

Officers were on patrol and observed a vehicle without front

plates. A computer query on the vehicle revealed the registration

had been expired since 2015 despite the vehicle displaying an

up-to-date registration tab. The driver was cited.


Shoplifting, Probation Violation, Possession of Burglary Tools:

March 24, 10:28 p.m., 3200 Block of 20th Avenue

The suspect entered a store with a duffle bag and filled it

with loot, but a loss prevention employee observed the act and

stopped the suspect before he left the store.

Officers responded to the scene and searched the suspect,

which revealed a cache of burglary tools and a methamphetamine

pipe containing black tar residue. The suspect was taken into

custody and booked.


Outstanding Search Warrant Executed:

March 23, 12:09 p.m. , Location undisclosed

In a previous incident, which was reported on Feb. 5, the victim

had slowly driven around a child who had just stepped into

the street when he was confronted by a sudden banging on his

vehicle by the suspect. The suspect approached the

victim while lifting up his shirt and taking out a firearm.

However, the suspect’s female acquaintance stopped the suspect

and they both left the scene. After further investigation,

officers were able to identify the suspect and a search warrant was

obtained to search his residence. The search revealed the hand

gun and the suspect was arrested.


Battery:  March 21, 8:26 a.m., 800 Block of Ulloa Street

Officers responded to a report of a couple in a fight. The victim

told the suspect to leave her alone after they had been arguing

all day, but the suspect refused to leave and continued to

“grab and pull” at her. A witness attempted to help

the victim, but was punched by the suspect. The victim refused

to provide her name and both the victim and witness declined to

press charges. However, after further investigation, the suspect

was arrested.


Armed Robbery:

March 20, 8:36 p.m., 28th Avenue and Kirkham Street

After exiting a bus, the victim was approached by two suspects,

one of whom pointed a firearm at the victim while demanding his

property. Fearful for his safety, the victim

gave the suspects his valuables and the suspects immediately

fled the location.


Trespassing: March 20, 3:01 p.m.,

2300 Block of Noriega Street

Officers responded to a report of a suspect jumping into a back

yard that was adjacent to a Safeway store.

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect, who was

still stuck in some trees, and cited him.


Assault: March 20, 10:59 a.m.,  47th avenue and Moraga Street

The victim fell asleep on a stoop near his home after a night

out at the bars. He was awakened by the suspect, who asked

if he knew the owners of the house. The victim left the stoop,

but was further harassed, so he told the suspect to contact police

if he was concerned. instead, the suspect punched

the victim in the stomach and eyes, and continued to kick the

victim after he fell to the ground. The suspect then fled in an

unknown direction.


Assault, Hit and Run: March 18, 7:14 p.m., Lincoln Way and 30th Avenue

After a hit-and-run incident the victim confronted the suspect

about his driving ability. The suspect responded by

throwing a plastic cup at the victim’s vehicle and then rear ending

the vehicle. The suspect then drove straight at the victim, who

retreated due to the danger of the situation.

Officers were able to find and tow the vehicle, but were unable

to locate the suspect.


Robbery: March 15, 9:16 a.m. , 2500 Block of 38th Avenue

The victim was walking when the suspect, who was wearing a

black mask, got out of a vehicle and demanded his property.

When the victim tried to pull away, the suspect pulled out a

hand gun and pointed it at the him. The victim gave the suspect

his property and the suspect got back into the vehicle and fled.


Traffic Violation, Suspended Driver’s License:

March 15, 5:15 a.m., 39th Avenue and Taraval street

Officers observed a vehicle almost getting hit by a Muni

train due to the vehicle failing to stop at a posted stop sign.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer check revealed

the driver’s license had been suspended. Further, the

driver had been previously cited for driving without a license.

The driver was cited again.


Robbery: March 13, 9:03 p.m. , 1400 Block of 23rd Avenue

The suspect pointed a hand gun at the victim, who had just

exited a Muni train, and demanded his property. The suspect

then fled on foot.


Driving while Intoxicated:

March 13, 11:51 p.m., 19th Avenue and Judah Street

An intoxicated driver drove his vehicle into several parked

vehicles. Officers arrived at the scene and conducted a field sobriety

test on the driver, which he failed. After further investigation,

the driver was arrested.


Burglary, Probation Violation, Methamphetamine Offense:

March 12, 3:49 p.m., 2200 Block of 45th Avenue

The suspect was trying to open a random garage door

when he was detained and searched.

Officers found a glass pipe commonly used to smoke

methamphetamine and a clear colored rock that was suspected

to be methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested.


Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft from a Person:

March 7, 2:55 p.m. , 23rd Avenue and Moraga Street

A retired police lieutenant detained the suspect, who was a juvenile.

The witness observed two suspects looking into several

parked vehicles, then saw one of them grab a phone from a nearby

victim. One suspect was successfully detained.

Upon questioning, the suspect stated he was on probation

for a previous robbery and would have been able to successfully

steal the victim’s phone and gotten away if his shoes were tied.

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.


Assault: March 6, 5:56 p.m., 500 Block of John Muir Drive

The victim exited a Muni vehicle and was nearly mowed

down by a rogue Uber driver. He yelled out at the driver and

flipped him off, which caused the driver to yell back in return.

The victim walked up to the suspect’s window, but the suspect

pepper sprayed the victim in the face and immediately

fled the location.


Robbery, Assault: March 5, 8:17 p.m.,  1700 Block of Great Highway

The victim reportedly saw the suspect dumping a television

onto the streets in the area and confronted him. The suspect

started yelling at the victim and attempted to punch her twice,

but missed. The victim attempted to take pictures of the suspect with her

cell phone but the suspect grabbed the phone and threw it

over a fence as he fled the location. Responding officers located

the suspect and after further investigation, the suspect was arrested.


Warrant Arrest:

March 3, 7:42 a.m., 26th Avenue and Moraga Street

An unfamiliar person was sitting on a doorstep in the neighborhood

while looking through a bag. Responding officers located

the suspect and a records check revealed the suspect was previously

arrested for burglary and that there was an active warrant

out for her arrest. An arrest search warrant revealed

bolt cutters inside the suspect’s purse. After further investigation,

she was arrested.


Concealed Weapon:

March 2, 5:12 p.m.,  34th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

Officers observed a person who resembled a suspect who

was at large for robbery, so they detained the suspect and observed

a sheath containing a knife sticking out of the suspect’s

shirt. Officers conducted an arrest search and seized another knife,

lap-top computer, several loose checks, multiple bank cards and

needles. The suspect was arrested.


Hot Prowl Burglary:

March 1, 11:56 a.m., Sloat Boulevard and 22nd Avenue

The victim was asleep in his room when he heard a burglar

enter. The suspect then climbed out through a kitchen window

before fleeing towards Stern Grove.

Responding officers successfully located and arrested the

suspect, who was hiding in the park.

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