Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

police-blotter-2Theft of a Bicycle, Probation Violation: Judah Street and 48th Avenue, Jan. 30, 2:12 p.m.

Officers were conducting surveillance during a bicycle anti-theft operation and observed the suspect scrutinizing an unattended bicycle as he passed by. The suspect then doubled back and walked away with the bicycle. The officers made contact and detained the suspect. The suspect stated that he thought the bicycle was free.  A computer check on the suspect revealed he was on probation for theft. 

The suspect was arrested.

Traffic Violation, Resisting Arrest, Marijuana Offense: Irving Street and Sixth Avenue, 10:47 a.m.

Officers on patrol observed a vehicle pulling in front of a red zone and parking directly in front of a fire hydrant before the suspect exiting the vehicle and walking away. 

The officers approached the vehicle, which had its windows rolled down and smelled strongly of marijuana. The officers attempted to detain the suspect but the suspect refused to obey the officers’ lawful order. The officers handcuffed the suspect as he resisted. 

A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed marijuana that was not properly stored. The suspect was cited.

Abandoned Vehicle: 700 Block of Santiago Street, Jan. 23, 1 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle that had been left in the middle of the street. 

Responding officers investigated and determined that the vehicle was the same one that a suspect had driven away in after multiple vehicles had been broken into in the Richmond District. 

The vehicle was towed.

Warrant Arrest: 3700 Block of Kirkham Street, Jan. 22, 5:24 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a fight between roommates. The first party stated to responding officers that the second party was drunk and was breaking things inside the house. The second party stated that first party beat him up. 

A computer check revealed that the second party had a warrant for his arrest so suspect was arrested. 

Evading a Police Officer: 1800 Block of 19th Avenue, Jan. 18, 5:04 p.m.

Officers were searching for suspects who were suspected of being involved in an auto burglary in the Richmond District and located them at a gas station in the Sunset District. 

The officers attempted to detain the suspects but they fled the scene at unsafe speeds while running through numerous stop signs.

Battery: 2200 Block of 32nd Avenue, Jan. 15, 12:34 a.m.

The victim stated that the suspect, his roommate, had come home and knocked on the door to get inside. The victim answered the door and questioned the suspect about the location of his keys before saying that he was going back to bed. 

The suspect followed the victim to his room and demanded that the victim open the room door. When the victim opened the door, the suspect pushed him and knocked him to the ground before the suspect left the house.  

Assault: 1300 Block of Noriega Street, Jan. 11, 5:23 a.m.

The victim reported that he was intoxicated and walking when he accidentally bumped into the suspect. He said he might have said something to the suspect but he did not remember. 

The suspect responded angrily by punching and kicking the suspect.  

Battery: 20th Avenue and Kirkham Street, Jan. 10, 9:30 p.m.

The victim reported to responding officers that he had been walking home and wanted to cross the street but waited for a vehicle, which was stopped at the stop sign, to proceed first but the vehicle did not. The vehicle and victim then attempted to cross the intersection at the same time. 

The vehicle drove off but made a U-turn to come back to the victim and yell at him. The suspect then exited the vehicle and kicked the victim before driving away.  

Driving Without a License: 29th Avenue and Irving Street, Jan. 9, 7:15 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a vehicle with an expired registration tag and without working lights. The officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer check on the driver revealed that he had never been issued a driver’s license. The driver also had a history of prior citations for driving without a license. 

The driver was cited.

Battery: 2000 Block of Irving Street, Jan. 7, 4:55 p.m.

The victim reported that the suspect had a history of frequently entering the shop with her own coffee cup to fill with the store’s coffee without making a purchase. 

When the victim confronted the suspect about stealing coffee, the suspect responded by flinging hot coffee onto the victim’s face before exiting the store and fleeing the area.  

Driving Without a License: 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, Jan. 3, 7:42 p.m.

Officers were on patrol and observed a suspicious vehicle. They conducted a check on the vehicle, which revealed that the vehicle’s registration had been expired since April, 2018. 

The officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer check on the driver revealed that his license had expired. 

The driver was cited.

Attempted Assault: 1600 Block of 16th Avenue, Jan. 3, 2:25 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault over an auto theft incident. The victim stated to responding officers that she had yelled at the suspect, who had suddenly ducked down near her friend’s vehicle. After the victim yelled at the suspect, the suspect immediately fled. 

The victim and her friend ran after the suspect, who entered a waiting vehicle. As the suspect fled in the vehicle, the vehicle narrowly missed hitting the victim. 

Vehicle Tampering, Possession of Burglary Tools: 700 Block of Taraval Street, Jan. 2, 3:10 p.m.

Officers were on patrol when they were alerted that a stolen vehicle was in the area. A search located the vehicle  in a parking lot with two suspects still inside the vehicle. 

The officers made contact with the suspects and asked them to exit the vehicle. The suspects complied without incident and stated that they saw that the car’s door was open so they entered to stay warm. 

A computer check revealed that one of the suspects was a felon and a search located a Taser and a shaved key in his possession. After further investigation, one suspect was cited and the other was arrested.

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