Police Blotter – Sunset District

Assault: July 25, 3:23 p.m., 19th Avenue and Vicente Street

Officers responded to a call of an assault and made contact with the victim, who was

tearful and upset, with shaking hands and hair in disarray. Officers also observed

that the victim had several recent, shallow scratches on her face.


The victim reported that she had a confrontation with the suspect while riding on a

streetcar. The driver of the streetcar broke up the fight and separated the

young females, with the victim getting off at 41st Avenue and the suspect at 38th Avenue.


Evading a Police Officer: July 23, 11:31 p.m. , 19th Avenue and Winston Drive

Officers on patrol observed a vehicle that was listed as having been stolen. They

attempted to pull the vehicle over, but it immediately fled off at high speed

while running through numerous red lights. As a public safety measure,

the officers did not pursue the vehicle.


Outstanding Warrant: July 22, 1:40 p.m., 1500 Block of Sloat Boulevard

Officers responded to a report of a subject with a knife. A witness reported that the

subject was taking drugs while on the property and refused to leave.


Responding officers made contact with the subject and a computer check revealed that

he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into

custody and booked.


Robbery: July 21, 7:41 p.m., 700 Block of Taraval Street

Officers responded to a shoplifting incident. The victim stated that the suspect, with a

known history, was observed attempting to steal from the store. The victim confronted

and attempted to detain the suspect, however, the suspect reached into his pocket and

tried to take something out and swing it at the victim.


Believing it was a pocket knife, the victim released the suspect, who immediately fled.


Mental Health Detention: July 19, 12:25 p.m. , Ninth Avenue and Irving Street

A report came in to dispatch concerning a subject who was punching random bystanders

and pedestrians. Responding officers made contact with the subject, who was very

agitated, alternatively throwing his hands in the air while shouting incoherently.


After determining the subject was a danger to himself and others, he was transported to

a hospital for a medical evaluation.


Battery: July 18, 9:54 p.m., 2300 Block of Noriega Street

Officers responded to a fight in the parking lot of a supermarket.

The victim, a security guard, observed a known shoplifter attempting to enter the store

so he approached the suspect and asked him to not enter the store.


The suspect angrily slapped the victim on his face before turning around and entering a

waiting vehicle, which immediately fled the location.


Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, Suspended Driver’s License:

July 15, 12:33 p.m., 45th Avenue and Noriega Street

A witness reported that a vehicle was driving erratically. Responding officers located

the vehicle, which was parked with its engine still running, and made contact with the

suspect. The suspect admitted to being intoxicated and failed a field sobriety

test. A witness stated that the suspect was drinking beer on the corner of the street

shortly before getting into his vehicle and driving off.


A computer check on the suspect revealed that his license had

been suspended. After further testing, he was arrested.


Commercial Robbery: July 14, 11:47 a.m., 700 Block of Taraval Street

A witness at a supermarket reportedly saw the suspect placing bottles of alcohol in her

purse. She attempted to detain the suspect, who started to walk out of the store without

paying, but the suspect removed a bottle of alcohol from her purse and

raised it threateningly. Fearful of injury, the witness backed away.


However, as the suspect walked out of the store, the witness reached out and successfully

retrieved a couple of bottles of alcohol that were sticking out of the suspect’s purse.

The suspect climbed on a nearby bus and fled the location.


Auto Burglary, Outstanding Warrants, Possession of Burglary Tools,

False Impersonation: Golden Gate Park, July 14, 5:10 p.m.

Officers responded to the Beach Chalet on the Great Highway regarding an auto burglary

that had just occurred. A witness told officers that the suspect had broken into a parked

vehicle and fled the area into some nearby bushes. The officers searched the area and

were able to locate a suspect matching the description. They also located a purse that

had been stolen from the vehicle, and the tool which most likely was used to

break the car window.


The officers ran a criminal history check on the detained suspect, but could not find any

prior arrests under his name. The witness to the incident identified the detained suspect

as the individual breaking into the vehicle. After further investigation, the officers

discovered that the suspect had been lying about his identity so they conducted a

criminal history check on his real name and discovered he had two felony warrants out

for his arrest. The false name given to the officers was that of his brother.


The suspect was arrested and booked at San Francisco County Jail.


Battery: July 13, 11 a.m., 25th Avenue and Taraval Street

The victim entered Taraval Station to report that an ex-employee had hit him.

The victim stated that he was walking when the suspect stopped his truck next to him

and began yelling. The suspect attempted to strike the victim with a tire iron, but the

victim removed it from the suspect’s hands. The suspect then punched the victim in the

face before driving half a block to his house and getting a golf club, which he

held as he moved towards the victim.


A witness intervened at that point and the victim walked away from the suspect.


Arson: July 13, 4:30 p.m., Golden Gate Park

A concerned citizen called the police and fire departments after seeing a person lighting

trash on fire in Golden Gate Park, near 38th Avenue and Fulton Street. The witness asked

the female suspect to stop, but the suspect ignored her so the witness called the police

and fire departments.


The fire department arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire. Police officers

arrived on the scene and took the suspect into custody. She was booked at County Jail

after refusing to identify herself or to sign a citation.


Outstanding Warrant: July 11, 11:33 p.m., 46th Avenue and Judah Street

A concerned citizen reported a person throwing garbage and pushing over a newspaper

stand. Responding officers located the suspect, who had an outstanding

warrant for his arrest. He was arrested.


Robbery: July 10, 10:21 p.m. , Great Highway and Lawton Street

The victims said they had their camera and tripod forcibly taken from them while they

were walking along the Great Highway.


Two suspects approached, with one suspect pulling the camera away from the victim’s

grip while the second suspect threatened to strike the second victim if he

attempted to  help.


After taking the camera and tripod, both suspects fled in a waiting vehicle.


Robbery: July 7, 11:20 p.m. 19th Avenue and Irving Street

The victim was returning to his vehicle, which was parked on Irving Street across from a

gas station, when three suspects approached. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at

the suspect and demanded his wallet. The second suspect punched the victim and

took his wallet. The suspects fled the scene.


Driving While Intoxicated: Vehicle Collision: July 5, 3:08 a.m.,

21st Avenue and Lincoln Way

Officers responding to a traffic collision discovered a vehicle had rear ended a parked

vehicle. The driver reported that he was driving when he noticed there

was someone on top of his vehicle with a knife. The driver stated that the person fell off

his vehicle and he crashed into the parked vehicle to avoid hitting the fallen person.


The driver kept pacing and changing his direction every few steps while talking to the

officers and took his jacket off, despite the cold and foggy weather of the early morning.


Due to an odor of alcohol emanating from the driver, multiple tests were administered,

which he failed. The driver was determined to possibly be under the

influence of alcohol and narcotics and was transported to a hospital and cited.


Arson: July 5, 1:38 p.m., 1400 Block of 20th Avenue

Officer responded to a report of a suspect burning something. They arrived at the

location and observed the suspect, who appeared intoxicated, leaning over

a pile of burnt material. The officers made contact with the suspect and attempted to

question him, despite the suspect’s hostility.


The suspect stated that he had burnt toilet paper because he was allowed to do so when

he lived on a farm. The suspect was cited for arson, but the citation was torn up by the

suspect before he returned to his garage and closed the door.


Driving While Intoxicated, Vehicle Collision: July 1, 12:34 a.m. ,

21st Avenue and Kirkham Street

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision.

A witness reported that the suspect rear-ended a vehicle that had just double parked. The

witness approached the driver who caused the accident, and could smell alcohol on his



While speaking to suspect, officers noticed he had an unsteady balance, poor manual

dexterity and red, watery eyes. They administered three tests to

the driver, which he failed. A subsequent investigation determined the driver had a .203

blood alcohol level, well above the legal limit.

The driver was arrested and booked.


Attempted Burglary: July 2, 5:53 a.m., 100 Block of Taraval Street

Officers responded to the scene of a report of a burglary in progress.

The victim reported that he was woken up by a strange noise and went into the

garage to investigate. He discovered that his

garage door was open and that there was somebody inside his vehicle, which was parked

outside, playing with the garage door opener.


The suspect fled the scene. A search of the area was to no avail.

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