Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Burglary, Outstanding Warrant: Taraval Street and 40th Avenue, Saturday, Feb. 2, 5:01 p.m.

Officers received a report of a suspect attempting to burglarize a shop. 

Responding officers located the suspect with the help of a witness who gave them a description. A computer check revealed the suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant. A search of the shop did not reveal any damages. The suspect was arrested.

Robbery: Irving Street and 23rd Avenue, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 12:55 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an incident of robbery. 

The victim reported that she had been waiting for a bus when the suspect suddenly approached and punched her in the stomach. The suspect then took the victim’s cell phone and clipper card from her hands before entering a waiting car that immediately fled the area. 

Battery: 1000 Block of Quintara Street, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 3:54 p.m.

A victim, the owner of a flower stand, reported to responding officers that he was sitting inside his stand when a glass marble hit him on his head. 

The victim looked up and observed a known suspect who immediately drove away.  

Battery: 3100 Block of 20th Avenue, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:48 p.m.

Responding officers investigated an incident of battery and determined that both parties got into an argument after one party opened their car door and struck the second party’s vehicle with it. 

The argument led to one party claiming that she was hit with a cell phone while the other party claimed he was trying to film the incident when the phone was knocked out of his hands. Both parties pressed charges so both parties were cited.  

No Driver’s License, Probation Search: Noriega Street and 29th Avenue, Friday, Feb. 8, 3:19 p.m.

Taraval Neighborhood Team (TNT) officers were on patrol when they observed a known subject driving a vehicle. The subject had a previous history of being on probation and not having a driver’s license. 

The officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer check confirmed that the subject still did not have a license and was still on probation. Officers cited the subject.

Outstanding Warrant: 900 Block of Great Highway, Friday, Feb. 8, 3:36 p.m.

Taraval Neighborhood Team officers received information about a suspect who had a warrant for domestic violence including the suspect’s frequently visited locations. Responding officers successfully located the suspect and arrested him.

Assault: Skyline Boulevard and Great Highway, Sunday, Feb. 10, 10:15 a.m.

The victim reported that he had been driving behind a slower vehicle and changed lanes to pass the vehicle before re-entering the lane again. The slower vehicle’s driver, the suspect, flashed something that looked like a badge at the victim and told him to pull over. 

The victim stopped his vehicle and the suspect approached him while yelling and cursing. The victim felt threatened and drove away. 

The suspect followed and caught up to the victim before spraying pepper spray at him and driving away.  

Attempted Robbery, Arson: 46th Avenue and Wawona Street, Monday, Feb. 11, 3:45 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a person who was lighting a fire while inside a Muni bus. 

Responding officers arrived and located the suspect and freshly burnt paper. A witness stated that the suspect had boarded the bus without paying and started an argument with another passenger, demanding money. The suspect came close to fighting with the victim but eventually walked away before setting some paper on fire. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Battery: 47th Avenue and Judah Street, Saturday, Feb. 16, 8:49 p.m.

The victim stated that he was inside a bar when the suspect threw a plastic cup that hit the victim. 

Responding officers made contact with the suspect and, after further investigation, the suspect was cited.  

Robbery: 2100 Block of 45th Avenue, Saturday, Feb. 16, 11:25 p.m.

A victim reported to responding officers that she had just parked her vehicle and had exited it while carrying groceries and wearing a purse over her shoulder when the suspect suddenly appeared and placed his hand over her mouth. The suspect then reached over and stole the victim’s purse before fleeing the area. 

Vehicle Burglary, Probation Violation: 100 Block of 34th Avenue, Monday, Feb. 18, 5:13 p.m.

Plainclothes TNT officers conducted an investigation into auto burglaries and were on surveillance duty when they observed the suspect, who had a known history, breaking into a vehicle. The officers detained the suspect. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Robbery, Shooting: 2000 Block of 15th Avenue, Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:26 p.m.

Officers responded to a hospital regarding two shooting victims. 

The victim reported that one of them lived in the area and they decided to walk to 15th Avenue to smoke marijuana. The victim stated that the suspect approached them with a gun and demanded their property. A fight ensued when one of the victims grabbed at the suspect. The victim stated that the suspect then shot at the victims before stealing their property and fleeeing the area. 

However, after further investigation, it was determined that there were discrepancies with the victim’s statement and it was determined that it was an isolated incident. 

Search Warrants: Seven Locations in the Sunset District, Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 a.m.

Taraval Neighborhood Team officers received a tip concerning the illegal growing of marijuana inside a building. The officers conducted an investigation and discovered that the suspect was the owner of numerous buildings. The officers conducted surveillance on the locations and obtained a search warrant after collecting evidence. The search warrant was executed against seven locations and a search revealed that four of the locations were in use to grow a large amount of marijuana. This investigation is ongoing.  

Battery: 2200 Block of Taraval Street, Saturday, Feb. 23, 12:04 p.m.

A victim went to Taraval Station to report an incident of battery. The victim reported that, several days prior, he had been drinking at a bar before deciding to go out to get cigarettes. When the victim left the bar he was singing very loudly when three suspects suddenly attacked him. 

The victim ran into a nearby store and the suspects fled the area.  

Aiding a Person in Distress: 1300 Block of La Playa Street, Monday, Feb. 25, 4:35 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an unconscious person breathing at an irregular rate. Officers located the person with numerous needles scattered around the area nearby. 

The officers determined that the person was experiencing an opiate overdose and administered emergency care with Naloxone before the arrival of a medic, who then took over. 

Traffic Violations: Sunset Boulevard and Irving Street, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8:13 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a vehicle making a turn without signaling. 

The officers conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver and smelled a strong scent of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Looking into the vehicle, the officers observed that there was marijuana out in the open. 

A search located an illegal switchblade. After further investigation, the driver was cited.

Traffic Violations, No Driver’s License: 24th Avenue and Vicente Street, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:52 a.m.

A school resource officer was conducting traffic control when a vehicle was observed driving in the wrong lane of traffic. 

After conducting a traffic stop, a computer check of the driver revealed that the their license had expired. The driver was cited.  

Outstanding Warrant, Suspended Driver’s License, Traffic Violation: Lawton Street and Funston Avenue, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:09 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when they heard the sudden sound of an accelerating car engine, then observed a vehicle speeding through an intersection without slowing down or stopping at the crosswalk. 

The officers conducted a traffic stop. A computer check on the driver revealed that his license had been suspended and that there was an active warrant from Davis for his arrest. 

The driver was arrested.

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