Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

police-blotter-2Assault, Robbery: 18th Avenue and Taraval Street, Dec. 27, 5:25 p.m.
The victim reported that she was standing at a corner when the suspect suddenly approached and grabbed her purse. The victim struggled, but was forced to let go of the purse when the suspect struck her with an elbow.

The suspect then took the victim’s purse and cell phone before fleeing the area.

Vandalism to Vehicle: 15th Avenue and Taraval Street, Dec. 20, 5:17 a.m.
Officers responded to a report of vandalism incident on a Muni bus. The suspect admitted that he had gotten angry and hit the window with his elbow. A witness confirmed the facts of the incident.

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Package Theft, Possession of Stolen Property: 2200 Block of 22nd Avenue, Dec. 18, 4:15 p.m.
A witness stated that he was walking in the neighborhood when he observed the suspect walk up a staircase and grab two packages before walking back to the sidewalk. The suspect was then observed taking another package shortly afterwards.

Responding officers searched the area and successfully located the suspect and two opened packages nearby. After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Assault, Vandalism to a Vehicle: 2200 Block of Taraval Street, Dec. 16, 10:29 a.m.
The victim reported to responding officers that she and the suspect were in a parking lot trying to decide what to eat when they got into an argument. During the argument, the suspect struck the victim on her right ear and damaged the car. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

Battery: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, Dec. 14, 6:37 p.m.
Officers responded to a battery report. The victim, a restaurant employee, reported that he was pushing an empty rolling tray cart back into the restaurant when the suspect suddenly grabbed him and pushed him against the wall of a nearby building.

The suspect angrily stated that the victim had rolled the cart over his foot and threatened to beat him up before walking away.

Battery: Kirkham Street and 44th Avenue, Dec. 14, 12:40 p.m.
The victim, a driver for a rideshare company, told responding officers that he called the passenger to say he had arrived at the location and the suspect asked him to wait. The victim responded that he could only wait for a short time because there were other fares in his vehicle.

When suspect failed to appear after a short time, the victim began to drive away. As the driver pulled away, the suspect ran up and punched the victim in the face through an open window. The suspect then fled the scene.

Battery: 2900 Block of 20th Avenue, Dec. 10, 4:54 p.m.
A witness reported that two vehicles stopped next to him when, suddenly, one of the drivers got out of the vehicle and confronted the other driver and punched him in the face. The witness got involved and separated the two drivers without further incident.

After further investigation, the suspect who threw the punch was cited.

Vandalism, Outstanding Warrant, Assault of a Police Officer: Vicente Street and 20th Avenue, Dec. 8, 4:48 p.m.
The witness reported that he observed the suspect breaking the side mirrors of a truck and a car. Responding officers located the suspect and successfully detained him, despite the suspect attempting to punch the officers and resist arrest.

A computer check on the suspect revealed that he was on parole and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody and booked.

Assault, Vandal ism to Property: 1300 Block of 46th Avenue, Dec. 8, 3:22 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of an altercation. The suspect was observed causing a commotion inside a store and was asked to leave. He responded angrily and kicked a glass window, causing it to shatter.

An employee exited the store and confronted the suspect and asked him to leave but the suspect refused. The employee returned to the store and came back with a hammer, which he used to hit the suspect.

Officers arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation, with both the suspect and the employee being arrested.

Robbery: 1400 Block of 19th Avenue, Dec. 6, 11:44 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery at a gas station. The victim reported that the suspect entered the station and selected several food items before taking them to the register.

As the victim processed the items for purchase, the suspect suddenly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim while demanding money. The suspect escaped on a motorcycle with the stolen money and food.

Attempted Kidnapping: 2600 Block of 24th Avenue, Dec. 6, 3:40 p.m.
The victim reported to responding officers that she was walking home from school when she saw the suspect looking into the trunk of his parked car.

As the victim walked past the suspect, he asked the victim if she wanted a ride. The victim refused, but the suspect moved nearer and demanded that she come closer to him. The suspect then attempted to grab the victim’s arm but the victim successfully ran away.

The suspect got in his vehicle and drove away. The investigation is ongoing.

Battery: 1000 Block of Quintara Street, Dec. 4, 9:56 a.m.
The victim, a shopkeeper, said the suspect picked out and purchased flowers. However, after the flowers were cut and wrapped, the suspect stated that the flowers were not to his liking and asked for a discount. The victim declined to give a discount and the suspect responded by selecting another bundle of flowers and walking away with them.

The victim attempted to stop the suspect but he was pushed away. The suspect then fled the area.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Traffic Violation: Judah Street and 19th Avenue, Dec. 3, 2:14 a.m.
An officer observed a vehicle drive through two red lights and conducted a traffic stop while back-up units arrived on scene. The officer made contact with the driver, who showed signs of intoxication. The driver then failed a field sobriety test and, after further investigation, was arrested.

Battery: 300 Block of West Portal Avenue, Dec. 2, 12:27 a.m.
The victim stated that he was in a bar discussing baseball with the suspect when they had a disagreement. During the argument, the suspect punched the victim twice and then left the bar.

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  1. let’s stop this outrageous spate of crime by low life types who shouldn’t even be in our family neighborhood. aGet back to neighborhood policing either by the equestrian unit or patrol cars . No more citations to these bums. Arrest every criminal caught in the act or reported by an eyewitness. I grew up in the Sunset back in the 50’s and 60’s, and it was a clean, safe neighborhood. Let’s rid it of these unwanted scum bags.


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