Police Blotter

Police Blottler – Sunset District

police-blotterAssault with Weapon: Ninth Avenue and Lawton Street, Oct. 18, 1:28 p.m.
The victim, an employee for a paving construction company, heard a commotion while he was working and went to investigate. He then observed a vehicle trying to drive through a street that was blocked to traffic.

The victim made contact with the driver and advised her to drive around but the driver refused to comply and attempted to intimidate the victim by revving up the engine and driving forward. The driver then attempted to drive around the victim but struck the victim’s knee with her car.

The driver fled the area. The investigation is ongoing.

Attempted Bank Robbery: 200 Block of Winston Drive, Oct. 16, 3:40 p.m.
The victim, a bank teller, reported that the subject approached and told her to give him all of the money. The victim thought the subject was joking, but the suspect asked for the money again and the victim became fearful that he would hurt her.

Suddenly, the suspect walked away from the bank teller and fled the premises.

Robbery, Burglary, Assault: 2100 Block of 40th Avenue, Oct. 15, 2:53 a.m.
The victims arrived home and were pulling into their driveway when two suspects approached. One suspect was holding a gun.

The suspects demanded money but were told that there was not any money in the house. The suspects took jewelry from the victims and also their vehicle before fleeing the area.

Responding officers recovered the stolen vehicle but were unsuccessful in locating the suspects.

The investigation is ongoing.

Robbery: 700 Block of Taraval Street, Oct. 14, 9:16 a.m.
The victim, a pharmacist employed at a supermarket, was ambushed when he opened the door of the pharmacy. The suspect pushed the victim inside and brandished a gun while demanding drugs.

A store alarm sounded shortly afterwards and the suspect grabbed some medications that were nearby and immediately fled the store.

Assault: Eighth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Oct. 14, 8:28 p.m.
The victim said he was seated on the sidewalk with his legs extended when the suspect walked by and kicked his feet. The suspect then went to his vehicle took out a bat and struck the victim with it.

The victim responded by chasing he suspect but the suspect fled the area in a vehicle.

Battery: 600 Block of Irving Street, Oct. 13, 6:43 p.m.
The victim reported that the suspect entered the restaurant and began to harass the customers by trying to take their food and personal items.

The victim confronted the suspect and instructed him to leave but the suspect ignored him. When the victim attempted to guide the suspect towards the exit by holding the suspect’s arm the suspect punched him in the face.

Responding officers located the suspect and, after further investigation, he was cited.

Trespassing: Sunset Boulevard and Yorba Street, Oct. 10, 9 p.m.
The witness, a DPW worker, located a suspect who had broken into a storage shed. The suspect complied with the officer’s orders without incident and was cited.


Disturbing the Peace: 1900 Block of 48th Avenue, Oct. 9, 8:15 p.m.
Officers responded to a scene regarding loud music that had been playing all day. The officers observed that the music was loud enough to be heard distinctly from the sidewalk, so they made contact with the suspect and issued him a citation.

Traffic Violation, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol: Ninth Avenue and Judah Street, Oct. 7, 9:56 p.m.
Officers on patrol were flagged down regarding an intoxicated driver who was parked in a bus zone. The officers approached the stopped vehicle but the driver immediately drove off. However, the officers successfully stopped the vehicle without further incident.

After an investigation, the driver was determined to be intoxicated so he was arrested.

 Theft of a Bicycle, Outstanding Warrant: 4000 Block of Judah Street, Oct. 6, 8:25 a.m.
The victim told officers that someone had just stolen his bicycle.

Officers searched the area and located the bicycle with the suspect standing next to it. The bicycle was later confirmed to belong to the victim.

The suspect claimed he found the bicycle on the street and that it was his. The suspect was arrested.

Traffic Violation, No Driver’s License: La Playa and Lincoln Way, Oct. 3, 8:55 a.m.
Officers on patrol observed a vehicle fail to make a complete stop at a posted stop sign. They conducted a traffic stop and a computer check revealed that the subject’s driver’s license had been suspended since 2001.

The driver was cited.

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