Police Blotter – Sunset District



Attempted Extortion, Theft by Trickery:

2200 Block of Cecilia Avenue, June 28, 3:43 p.m.

The victim reported that he had received a phone call concerning his grandson and a

vehicle accident where the suspects were detaining the grandson. The caller proceeded

to demand that the victim pay for the damages immediately or they would

not let the victim’s grandson go. Responding officers located the grandson and ensured

that he was not in danger.


Vandalism to Property:

28th Avenue and Kirkham Street, June 25, 11:24 p.m.

A witness reported that he heard an explosion and observed smoke blowing out from the

inside of a blue mailbox. A nearby vehicle sped away.

Responding officers investigated the situation and determined that an explosive device,

such as fireworks, had been placed into the mailbox by the suspect. The subsequent

explosion caused damage to the mailbox and its contents.


Burglary, Vandalism, Possession of Stolen Property, Outstanding Warrants:

2500 Block of 44th Avenue, June 24, 9:39 a.m.

The witness reported that she was hired by the owner to sell the house, but after she

arrived at the house she noticed that the garage door was damaged and a suspect was

hiding behind several boxes.


Responding officers searched the building and detained two suspects. Upon

questioning, one suspect stated that they were invited into the house by an unknown

person. They also stated that they thought the items in the garage were to be discarded.

A computer check of the suspects revealed that one of them had an outstanding

warrant for his arrest. Both suspects were arrested.


Outstanding Warrant:

1300 Block of La Playa, June 23, 11:28 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect causing a disturbance inside a cafe.

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect. A witness told officers that the suspect

had been on private property and had been asked numerous times to leave but

refused. A computer check of the suspect revealed he had an outstanding warrant

for his arrest, so he was taken into custody and booked.


Assault, Shoplifting:

1200 Block of Irving Street, June 21, 7:42 p.m.

The victim, a loss prevention employee, stated that the suspect was observed

walking into the store and was recognized as someone with a past history of shoplifting.

The suspect attempted to walk out of the store with two bottles of wine without

paying and was detained by the victim and another employee. However, the suspect

picked up and threw several pieces of wood, which were nearby on the floor, at

the victims before successfully fleeing.


Probation Violation, Vehicle Burglary, Resisting or Delaying Arrest:

800 Block of Lincoln Way, June 17, 12:20 p.m.

Officers responded to a report from SF Recreation and Park Department rangers,

who had detained a possible auto boosting suspect. The rangers stated that they

observed suspicious activity from the suspect, who had stopped at a vehicle and looked

around before trying to open several of the vehicle’s doors.


The rangers detained the suspect and attempted to identify him, before he suddenly

charged them in an attempt to flee. A search of the suspect revealed a wallet

containing credit and identification cards belonging to multiple individuals. A

computer check also revealed that he was on probation for burglary so he was arrested.


Outstanding Warrant, Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia, Heroin Offense:

2000 Block of 15th Avenue, June 16, 10:20 a.m.

An officer was flagged down by a witness, a contractor, who was working on a

house and saw the suspect jumping over several fences in the area.

Responding officers located the suspect and detained him. Upon investigation,

the suspect appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and was unable to

answer questions.


A search of the suspect revealed a glass pipe commonly used for smoking narcotics.

A black tar like substance was located in the pipe, which appeared to be heroin.

A syringe needle was also located in the suspect’s pocket. A computer check revealed the

suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest so he was taken into custody and

booked on several charges.



1200 Block of Vicente Street, June 15, 11:57 a.m.

Two victims entered Taraval Station to report a battery incident. The suspect, their

neighbor, came home intoxicated at around midnight and started banging on a

shared wall. One victim went out to talk to the suspect but the suspect started to

wrestle with the victim.


The victims decided that they could not reason with the suspect,

due to his intoxication, and attempted to return to their apartment.  The suspect,

however, chased after them and punched one of the victims. The victims

declined to press charges against the suspect.



19th Avenue and Irving Street, June 12, 9:24 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile from Montana.

Responding officers searched the area and located the victim inside a van with two

suspects. An initial investigation determined that the victim may have been coerced

into going with the suspects. The investigation will be ongoing in conjunction

with the Montana Police Department. The two suspects were arrested.


Assault with Caustic Chemical:

1600 Block of 48th Avenue, June 11, 8:08 a.m.

The victim reported that the suspect, her neighbor, sprayed pepper spray into

her building while she was smoking by an open window. The victim stated that the

incident caused injury to herself and her children. The victim also stated that she

had a history of various issues and problems with the suspect.


The suspect responded that the victim had been harassing him the previous day

by rushing at him and changing in front of his door in the early morning. He admitted

to having purchased pepper spray in case he needed to defend himself.

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.


Attempted Arson:

2200 Block of Taraval Street, June 10, 10:01 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect observed lighting a paper on fire

while acting erratically. Responding officers arrived and recognized the suspect,

who had a known history of drug use. The witness observed the suspect attempting

to light paper on fire, which was wedged against a building. The suspect

attempted to light the paper multiple times but the wind kept blowing it out.


The officers detained the suspect and located the stack of burnt paper. After further

investigation, the suspect was arrested.


Outstanding Warrant, Resisting Officers Duties, Drinking Alcohol in Public:

June 10, 4:47 p.m., Funston Avenue and Irving Street

An officer observed a suspect drinking from a large can of beer in public and

approached him. The suspect immediately dropped the can of beer and walked away

from the officer, who gave chase and detained the suspect.


A computer check revealed that the suspect had a warrant for his arrest out of

Marin County. He was booked.


Armed Robbery of a Service Station:

June 8, 11:14 p.m., 1700 Block of Noriega Street

The victim reported that the suspect knocked on the door and asked for some

rolls of coins. The victim let the suspect enter the garage area of the service station,

where the suspect purchased cigarettes and gas. While conducting the

transaction, the suspect put on gloves and produced a firearm, which he pointed at

the victim. The suspect grabbed money from the cash register and fled in his vehicle.


Sexual Battery:

June 6, 2:53 p.m., Taraval Street

The victim reported that she was on a L Taraval streetcar, where people were

crowded in and bumping against each other, when she felt something pressing

directly against her buttock. When the pressure remained she looked back and

saw the suspect had his genitalia exposed.


The victim pushed the suspect away and walked to a different part of the streetcar.

The suspect exited at the next stop.


Commercial Robbery:

June 4, 12:37 a.m., 1400 Block of Eighth Avenue

The victim reported that he was waiting for the last two shoppers to finish before

closing up the store. When the two customers brought their items to the cash register,

they immediately pointed a gun at the victim and demanded

money from the register. They then fled the scene.

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