Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

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Outstanding Warrant:

Taraval Street and Great Highway, Nov. 23, 11:39 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a bare-chested male who was swinging a golf club

while on the roof of a public bathroom. Responding officers made contact with the

subject and successfully convinced him to get off the roof without further incident.

 

A computer check on the subject revealed that he had an outstanding warrant for his

arrest so he was taken into custody and booked.

 

Assault and Battery:

41st Avenue and Irving Street, Nov. 22, 8:16 p.m.

The victim said he confronted the suspect, who was urinating on the wall of a building

located at the corner of the street. The suspect responded by yelling at the victim and

punching him in the face. When the victim fell to the ground, the suspect attempted to

kick him but missed. But, when the victim got on his feet again, the suspect punched him

a second time.

 

A witness observed the incident and yelled that he was going to call the police, which

caused the suspect and his friends to flee the area. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Robbery:

Ninth Avenue and Irving Street, Nov. 21, 5:29 a.m.

The victims reported that they were approached at a bus stop by three suspects, who told

them not to fight before they took the victims’ backpacks. The suspects then reached into

each of the victim’s pockets and removed their cell phones.

 

The suspects then walked to their vehicle, entered it and fled the area. One of the victims

attempted to chase after the suspects, but he was punched and shoved away.

The suspect’s vehicle and some of the stolen property were later located and retrieved by

police officers stationed at the Bayview Station.

 

The suspects are still at large. The vehicle was towed.

 

Battery, Outstanding Warrant:

800 Block of Ulloa Street, Nov. 20, 5:32 p.m.

The victim said he had gotten off a bus at the same time as the suspect, when the suspect

suddenly punched the victim twice, once on the back and once in the face, before the

suspect walked away. The victim stated that he did not know the reason for the battery

and that he did not provoke the suspect.

 

Responding officers located the suspect and a computer check revealed that he had an

outstanding warrant for his arrest.

 

Suspended Driver’s License:

1200 Block of 19th Avenue, Nov. 18, 10:23 a.m.

Officers on patrol observed a vehicle with all of its windows tinted, a missing trunk lock,

paper license plates and the smell of marijuana emanating from an open window.

 

The officers made contact with the occupants and detained them. A computer check on

the driver revealed he had a suspended driver’s license. A search of the vehicle located

a monster mask, gloves and flashlights.

 

The occupants were identified and the driver was cited.

 

Bank Robbery with Weapon:

2600 Block of Ocean Avenue, Nov. 17, 12:24 p.m.

The victim reported that the suspect had asked about opening a bank account and was

given paperwork to complete. Shortly afterwards, the victim noticed that the suspect was

nervous and sweaty and approached the suspect to see if he needed assistance.

 

The suspect gave the victim a note stating that he had a gun and was going to rob the

bank. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands and gave cash before the suspect

fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Robbery:

26th Avenue and Noriega Street, Nov. 15, 9:08 p.m.

The victim reported that she was talking on her cell phone while walking on Noriega

Street when the suspect suddenly came up from behind and started pulling on her

backpack. The victim immediately turned around and saw the suspect, who was pointing

a knife at her. The suspect demanded the victim’s property, which she surrendered.

 

The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground and fled the area, towards 26th

Avenue, with a second suspect who was standing nearby during the robbery.

 

Suspicious Fire:

2400 Block of 15th Avenue, Nov. 14, 8:14 p.m.

Officers arrived at the location and spoke to the SF Fire Department, which had already

extinguished the fire. The SFFD reported that they had received a call regarding smoke

from a room inside the building and arrived to observe a candle and burnt paper on a

carpeted floor. The fire department will continue its investigation.

 

Suspended Driver’s License, False Identification:

Sunset Boulevard and Yorba Street, Nov. 11, 3 p.m.

Officers on patrol observed a vehicle being operated without brake lights.

They conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who stated she

did not have any identification on her and gave a false name.

 

After a computer check came out negative and after being told that there would be

further investigation or an arrest, the driver provided her name and explained

that her license was currently suspended. The driver was cited and her

vehicle was towed.

 

Resisting or Delaying Officers Duties:

47th Avenue and Irving Street, Nov. 7, 4 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a drunk driver attempting to light his car, which was

stalled in the middle of the street, on fire with gasoline. Responding officers located

the subject, who was known from previous contacts with the police, and determined that

he was refilling the car, which had run out of gas.

 

A computer check on the subject revealed that he did not have a valid driver’s license.

The subject was unable to locate someone to move the vehicle so officers arranged for it

to be towed. However, the suspect responded angrily and refused to comply

with orders given by the officers, so he was placed in handcuffs and issued a citation.

 

Graffiti:

2000 Block of Taraval Street, Nov. 6, 9:31 p.m.

An anonymous citizen saw someone in the process of drawing

graffiti on a wall belonging to a convenience store. Officers arrived at the scene

and made contact with the suspect, who was walking away from the graffiti. The officers

attempted to detain the suspect but he resisted and stated that he did not “tag” anything.

 

The officers placed the suspect in handcuffs and a search located a can of spray paint

and a book filled with drawings that were similar to the graffiti. After further

investigation and questioning of the suspect, he admitted to drawing the graffiti and

was cited.

 

Brandishing a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon in Public:

700 Block of Irving Street, Nov. 5, 9:28 a.m.

Officers responded to a report concerning threats at a coffee house. The witness reported

that the suspect was observed moving brass knuckles from one pocket to another pocket,

while he stared at employees in a threatening manner.

 

Responding officers were assisted by University of California police officers, who located

the suspect outside the store. The suspect said he placed the brass knuckles in his bike

pouch but stated that he had found them in the park. The suspect was advised that it was

illegal to possess brass knuckles. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

 

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