Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District



Possession of Lost or Stolen Credit Cards, False Driver’s License: Rivera Street and 48th Avenue, April 24, 12:51 a.m.
Officers were on patrol on the Great Highway when they heard a vehicle alarm and saw two suspects standing next to a vehicle with a broken window. A third subject was inside the vehicle.

The officers detained the two suspects, but the third escaped.

One of the suspects provided identification that appeared to be counterfeit, and a search of the suspect revealed numerous credit cards that he said he found.

After further investigation, there was no evidence that the two suspects had broken into the vehicle and none of credit cards belonged to the vehicle’s owner.

The suspect with the credit cards and false I.D. was arrested and the second suspect was released.

Driving While Intoxicated: Lincoln Way and 26th Avenue, April 21, 2:08 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision. While speaking with the driver, the officers smelled the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The driver failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.

Assault: 2200 Block of Taraval Street, April 20, 4:01 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of an assault. The victim, who had a laceration on the top of his head, reported that he was in the parking lot of a convenience store when a truck parked in a handicap space.

The victim stated that he did not see a handicap placard and confronted the suspect about parking in the space. The suspect responded angrily and an argument ensued. The suspect then retrieved a plastic leveler from his truck and hit the victim multiple times before fleeing.

Shoplifting With Force, False Identification to Police: 1900 Block of 19th Avenue, April 18, 5:17 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of shoplifter who had attempted to run over a store manager with her vehicle.

The victim reported that two suspects entered the store and selected multiple items of merchandise before placing them into their basket. The suspects attempted to leave the store without paying for the items and were confronted by the victim, who held onto the basket in an attempt to stop them.

But, one of the suspects punched the victim in the face while the second suspect climbed into a waiting vehicle that immediately fled the area.

The first suspect attempted to walk away on foot, but responding officers located and detained him without incident. The suspect provided a false name when questioned.

After further investigation, it was revealed that the suspects had attempted to steal 65 items valued at $729.55. The captured suspect was booked.

Robbery with Force: West Portal Avenue and Vicente Street, April 17, 12:29 p.m.
The victim reported that he had finished having drinks at a bar and exited the building when three suspects suddenly appeared and punched him before stealing his backpack.

The victim stated that he was knocked unconscious. He then returned to the bar and said the group had robbed him.

A witness reported that the victim was in the bar harassing a group of people earlier in the evening.

Driving While Intoxicated: 1500 Block of 12th Avenue, April 16, 7:42 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver who was driving a vehicle despite it having punctured tires. They located the vehicle and conducted a DUI investigation on the driver, who was cited.

Traffic Violation, Driving without a License: 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, April 14, 3:12 a.m.
Officers observed a vehicle traveling 50 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone and conducted a traffic stop. A computer check on the driver revealed that he had not been issued a driver’s license, so he was cited.

Threats: 1800 Block of Taraval Street, April 13, 11:09 a.m.
Postal employees said the suspect entered the post office while yelling, screaming and demanding to know who was not properly delivering his mail.

The employees told the suspect to leave, but the suspect responded that he would get a gun and shoot the person who was handling his mail incorrectly. The suspect then fled the scene.

Assault: 2400 Block of 19th Avenue, April 13, 1:38 a.m.
The victim stated that he had been sitting in a pizza restaurant with his eyes closed when the suspect approached and asked why he was sleeping. The victim responded by asking the suspect why he was talking to him.

The suspect then punched the victim, which started a fight inside the restaurant. The suspect jumped into a get-away vehicle and fled the scene.

Trespassing: 1800 Block of 46th Avenue, April 9, 2:19 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of possible squatters in a vacant property. A neighbor reported that the owner had been in the hospital and he thought someone might be trespassing.

Officers located a suspect, who claimed to be the son of the homeowner. He gave a false name but, after further investigation, the suspect revealed his true name. A computer check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, so he was taken into custody and booked.

Robbery of a Residence: 2400 Block of 18th Avenue, April 7, 3:45 p.m.
The victim reported that he invited his friend to come over to his house to play video games, but the friend arrived with an unknown person.

After all three started playing a game, the suspect suddenly pointed a gun at the victim before taking money from the top of the victim’s dresser. The suspect fled the scene.

Throwing a Substance at a Vehicle: 1400 Block of Great Highway, April 2, 6:01 p.m.
A witness reported that the suspect was throwing a metal stick at moving vehicles. The victim reported that he was driving when the suspect walked towards him and threw a metal rod at his vehicle, which smashed a window.

The victim directed officers to the location of the suspect, who was cited after further investigation.

Trespassing, Vandalism to Property, Possession of Stolen Property: 1200 Block of 23rd Avenue, April 2, 1:38 p.m.
The victim said he had just purchased a house and went to check on it but, when he arrived, he heard suspicious noises.

The victim contacted the police department and responding officers located three suspects inside the house, along with a stolen vehicle inside the garage.

A search of the property also located items belonging to multiple people. A computer check on one of the suspects revealed an outstanding warrant.

The suspects were arrested.

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