Police Blotter

Police Botter – Sunset District


police-blotterTrespassing, Theft of Bicycle: 2500 Block of 26th Avenue, Sept. 24, 1:38 a.m.
The victim reported that he heard sounds from his backyard and went to investigate. He then observed the suspect carrying the victim’s bicycle while attempting to climb over a backyard fence.

The victim confronted the suspect and tried unsuccessfully to grab the bicycle, but the suspect was able to flee the area with the bike.

Battery, Trespassing: 1300 Block of 46th Avenue, Sept. 19, 4:41 p.m.
A store employee reported that two suspects had entered the store earlier and one of the suspects went behind the counter to select an item. Thinking the situation was suspicious, the victim asked the suspects to leave the store.

About 40 minutes later, the two suspects returned with a third suspect. They all began yelling and cursing at the victim and one of the suspects punched the victim.

The victim’s co-worker called the police and the suspects fled.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Firearm: 1500 Block of 29th Avenue, Sept. 17, 7:29 p.m.
Taraval Station received information from a San Mateo task force regarding a stolen vehicle. Responding officers located the vehicle and detained a known suspect standing next to it, along with several people who were inside the vehicle.

A search located multiple items that did not belong to those who had been detained.

Several sharp-edged weapons, a pistol and rifle were also located in the house of one of the suspects.

After further investigation, five people involved in the incident were arrested.

Outstanding Warrant: Quintara Street and 26th Avenue, Sept. 16, 3:15 p.m.
Officers responding to a report of suspicious activity located the suspect and watched him as he slowly walked while looking into multiple vehicles.

Officers detained the suspect and a computer check revealed that he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest in San Mateo. The suspect was arrested.

Battery, Vandalism: 3000 Block of 23rd Avenue, Sept. 14, 9:17 p.m.
A homeowner said he rented the in-law portion of his house on Airbnb but when multiple people arrived at the location the victim determined that a party was occurring.

The victim attempted to take photos of the people but a suspect approached and took his cell phone before walking away.

Battery: Taraval Street and 22nd Avenue, Sept. 13, 6:17 p.m.
A man and his mother were searching for a parking spot when they passed the suspect, who was standing beside a vehicle. As the victim drove by, the suspect spat directly into the open passenger window and struck the victim.

The victim and witness returned to the scene where the incident occurred but the suspect was no longer in the area.

Driving Under the Influence, Resisting Arrest, Inflicting Pain or Mental Suffering to a Child: Great Highway and Rivera Street, Sept. 13, 11:45 p.m.
The witness reported that the mother of their children appeared to be intoxicated and wanted to take custody of the children for the night. The witness attempted to stop the suspect from placing the children into her vehicle but was unsuccessful.

As the suspect drove off with the children, she backed into a parked vehicle and then hit a second vehicle when she pulled out and into traffic.

Responding officers located and detained the suspect, who was arrested after further investigation.

Attempted Robbery: 1100 Block of Eucalyptus Drive, Sept. 10, 11:56 a.m.  
A victim reported to responding officers that he had just gotten out of school when the suspect approached and said the victim owed him money and demanded his backpack.

The victim successfully escaped without incident and the suspect fled the area.

Lodging Without a Permit: Great Highway and Judah Street, Sept. 8, 4:55 p.m.
Officers observed two subjects who were washing clothes on a sidewalk while standing by piles of blankets. A computer check revealed a history of citations for the offense of lodging without a permit so the subjects were cited.

The officers offered the subjects information on services available, but they refused help.

Outstanding Warrant, Possession of Fireworks, Possession of Drugs, No Driver’s License: 47th Avenue and Wawona Street, Sept. 6, 5:08 p.m.

Officers were searching for a known subject who had an outstanding warrant.

They located the subject’s vehicle but an investigation revealed that the license plate was registered to a different vehicle.

While the officers were searching the area, they observed the subject running to his vehicle and driving away. The officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer check revealed that the subject’s license had been suspended. A search of the subject’s vehicle discovered methamphetamine, heroin and numerous fireworks. The suspect was arrested.


Possession of Destructive Device, Suspended Driver’s License: Sloat Boulevard and 21st Avenue, Sept. 4, 2 p.m.
Officers on patrol observed a vehicle with a temporary registration sticker that had expired in 2014.

The officers conducted a traffic stop and observed that the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and was bent over and attempting to hide several items. The driver stated that he had a search condition and that his driver’s license had been suspended.

A search of the vehicle located a homemade improvised explosive device.

An explosive ordinance division unit was contacted and ordinance specialists safely deactivated the device before moving it.

After further investigation, the driver and passenger were arrested.

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