Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Battery: 2300 Block of 15th Avenue, April 1, 6:40 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. The victim reported that she was moving things out of her office and asked the suspect to help her move some of the larger items. The suspect refused to help, then started yelling and pushing the victim. 

Responding officers made contact with the suspect, who denied that the incident happened. After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Battery: Wawona Street and 46th Avenue. April 1, 7:06 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of battery. The victim, a Muni inspector, stated that the suspect had been sleeping in front of a bathroom intended for use by Muni employees and had asked the suspect to move out of the way. The suspect angrily yelled at the victim and punched the victim twice in the face. 

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.  

Theft: 1400 Block of 35th Avenue. April 2, 4:40 p.m.

A witness reported to responding officers that he had observed the suspect walking away with his neighbor’s packages and chased after him. The officers located the suspect and detained him. 

A search revealed that the suspect was in possession of three packages, which had been stolen from the victim’s front door. 

The suspect was cited.

Battery: 2200 Block of Vicente Street, April 4, 9:02 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery and made contact with both parties. The victim reported that she had wanted to visit her friend who lived next door. When the victim entered her friend’s property through an open gate, she was immediately followed by the suspect, who told the victim to leave. The victim claimed to have been pushed by the suspect. 

The suspect responded that he had a history of numerous disputes with the victim and confirmed that he told the victim to leave but said he did not touch the victim. 

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Battery: 1500 Block of Sloat Boulevard, April 5, 5:49 p.m.

A victim stated to responding officers that she was driving her vehicle when another vehicle blocked her inside a parking lot. The victim told the vehicle to move but the suspect, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, suddenly threw a half-filled plastic water bottle at her face. The victim stated that the bottle hit her glasses. The suspect then drove away.  

Providing False Identification to Police, Outstanding Warrant: 46th Avenue and Judah Street. April 6, 5:40 p.m.

Officers responded to an anonymous tip regarding a subject with an outstanding warrant and notified dispatch that the suspect might use his brother’s name to identify himself. 

The officers located the suspect and made contact with him. The suspect provided the officers with a false name before he was detained and transported to Taraval Station. 

At the station, the suspect continued to refuse to correctly identify himself. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Placing Trash on the Streets, Resisting or Delaying Officers: 19th Avenue and Lincoln Way, April 7, 9:21 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vandalism. When officers arrived at the location, multiple witnesses identified the suspect, who was walking away from the scene. The suspect was detained despite a refusal to stop and an attempt to flee from the officers. 

A witness stated that the suspect had been acting erratically before taking glass bottles from a nearby trash can and throwing them to the ground, causing the glass to shatter. A victim reported that his vehicle had been hit by one of the thrown bottles. 

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Robbery: Judah Street and 25th Avenue, April 11, 11:46 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. The victim reported that she had been standing on a Muni platform and waiting for a streetcar when a vehicle suddenly pulled up and the passenger got out of the car near her. Without saying a word, the suspect then pepper sprayed the victim in her eyes and took the victim’s grocery bags before fleeing the area.  

Battery: 3000 Block of  Taraval Street. April 12, 8:39 p.m.

The victim, a store employee, reported to responding officers that the suspect had attempted to pick up a package but his ID did not match the name on the package. The victim refused to give the package to the suspect and the suspect responded angrily by pushing the victim and attempting to go behind the counter to retrieve the package. 

The attempt was unsuccessful and the suspect exited the store without further incident. 

Stolen Vehicle: 2200 Block of Taraval Street. April 12, 5:53 p.m.

Officers were on patrol when they received a report of a stolen vehicle, which was being tracked. The officers located the vehicle and detained the occupants. 

A search of the vehicle located burglary tools inside a backpack. A suspect stated that his friend had let him borrow the vehicle for $60 so he could pick up his girlfriend. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Shoplifting, Assault, Outstanding Warrant: 1500 Block of Sloat Boulevard, April 14, 9:50 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter. The victim, a store employee in charge of security, stated that she was informed that a shoplifter was trying to walk out of the store with a bottle of wine. 

The victim confronted the suspect and attempted to detain her but the suspect swung a tote bag at the victim. The bottle of wine, which had been placed in the tote bag, flew out during the incident and broke against the floor. Glass from the shattered bottle also cut the victim’s hands. 

Responding officers located the suspect and a computer check revealed three outstanding arrest warrants. The suspect was arrested.

Robbery: 700 Block of Taraval Street. April 17, 11:44 a.m.

A victim confronted and attempted to stop a suspect who had shoplifted two six packs of wine, but the suspect pushed the victim aside and fled the area with the stolen merchandise. Responding officers located the suspect, who was asleep with the missing merchandise in his possession.  

The suspect was arrested.

Outstanding Arrest Warrant: Irving Street and Funston Avenue, April 19, 1:20 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a person waving a sharp object around. The officers located the suspect and detained him. 

The suspect stated that he had a knife but was defending himself. A computer check on the suspect revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search did not produce a knife. The suspect was arrested for the outstanding warrant.

Battery: 3700 Block of Kirkham Street, April 20, 7:55 p.m.

The victim reported to responding officers that he had been sleeping when the suspect suddenly started punching him. The suspect confirmed that he had hit the victim due to being upset that the victim had not been paying his share of the rent and that the victim constantly destroys the house. 

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Battery: 800 Block of Santiago Street, April 20, 3:12 a.m.

The victim, an Uber driver, stated to responding officers that he had dropped off the suspect, who was intoxicated, at the requested location when the suspect suddenly punched him in the face. 

The suspect denied any wrong doing on his part. After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Battery: 40th Avenue and Taraval Street, April 23, 4:06 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. The victim reported that the suspect was observed stopping and yelling at a skateboarder who had been alternately riding on the sidewalk and in the street. The victim attempted to de-escalate the situation, but the suspect punched the victim and drove away. 

Responding officers located the suspect. After further investigation, the suspect was cited. 

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