Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Battery: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, May 1, 8:56 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery with both parties claiming that the other had hit them. 

A security officer responded to a report that a person, the second party, had been inside the bathroom for a long time and went to investigate. The security officer stated that the second party was told to leave and the second party kicked the officer’s foot. 

The second party stated that the security officer had yelled at her and was escorting her out when she accidentally stepped on the officer’s foot. She said the officer punched her afterwards. 

Both parties requested that the incident be documented.  

Battery: 3200 Block of Taraval Street, May 3, 1:51 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. The victim, the property owner, stated that he was cleaning the property when the suspect, a tenant, started yelling at him before punching him on his back and chest. 

The suspect was cited.

Trespassing: 2600 Block of 46th Avenue, May 5, 11:12 p.m.

A witness reported to responding officers that the suspect was observed entering the his property and climbed up to a room next door, which belong to a motel. The witness said the suspect then entered the motel’s spa area. Responding officers located the suspect. After further investigation, the suspect was advised not to return. 

Trespassing: 2600 Block of Moraga Street, May 6, 7:28 a.m.

The victim reported that he had discovered the suspect inside his vehicle and confronted him. The suspect told the victim that he was inside the vehicle to stay out of the cold, then the suspect walked away. Responding officers located the suspect. After further investigation, the suspect was cited for trespassing.

Trespassing, Possession of Stolen Property: 2300 Block of 42nd Avenue, May 7, 12:38 a.m.

Officers were in the area investigating an incident of trespassing at a school. The suspect, who had previously been observed trespassing and stealing stuffed toys and rubber balls on video surveillance, was located and detained by the officers. 

The suspect was found outside of the school building holding a rubber ball.  

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Robbery: 24th Avenue and Santiago Street, May 7, 6:58 p.m.

While officers were on patrol, they heard a loud scream for help. The officers made contact with the victim, who was crying. The victim reported that the suspect had been following him before pushing him down and stealing the victim’s scooter. 

The officers located, detained and cited the suspect, a juvenile. 

Vandalism: 2100 Block of 44th Avenue, May 9, 4:34 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of vandalism. 

The victim reported that he had returned to his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway, and noticed that his vehicle’s windshield wipers had been bent out of shape. 

The victim reviewed his security video and observed the suspect, who had been standing at a nearby corner, vandalize his vehicle. 

Responding officers detained the suspect and after further investigation, the suspect was arrested.  

Possession of Methamphetamine, Outstanding Warrant: 700 Block of Taraval Street, May 11, 2:48 p.m.

Officers on patrol ran a computer check on a vehicle.which revealed the vehicle’s registration had been suspended and that the driver had an arrest warrant out of San Mateo County. 

The officers conducted a traffic stop and a search of the suspect revealed narcotic paraphernalia and methamphetamine. 

The suspect was arrested. 

Shoplifting, Conspiracy: 700 Block of Taraval Street, May 12, 2:36 p.m.

Plainclothes officers were on patrol when they observed a vehicle without a license plate back into a store’s parking spot. Two suspects then exited the vehicle and entered the store with an empty bag. Shortly afterwards, the two suspects ran out of the store with the bag filled with multiple items. 

The officers detained the suspects and after further investigation, it was revealed that the suspects had stolen approximately $600 in items from the store. 

The suspects were arrested.

Shoplifting, Possession of Stolen Property: 2000 Block of Irving Street, May 13, 1:36 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter. 

The witness stated that the suspect, who had a previous history of shoplifting at the store, was told to leave but the suspect refused. The suspect proceeded to walk down one aisle of the store and placed multiple items into a bag before leaving and not paying for any of the items. 

Officers successfully located and detained the suspect. A search also located the items that the suspect had stolen. 

The suspect was cited.

Battery: 2100 Block of Irving Street, May 15, 1:50 a.m.

The victim, a delivery person, reported that he had been walking on Irving Street when he felt something hit him three times. The victim stated that someone had thrown an object at him, which he thinks was a hard-boiled egg.

Driving While Under the Influence, Vehicle Violation: Lincoln Way and 20th Avenue, May 15, 3 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle which had stopped in the middle of the street with the engine still running and a driver who had passed out.

Responding officers located the vehicle and attempted to make contact with the driver by knocking on the vehicle’s window. The driver woke up and started to drive the vehicle slowly despite the officers yelling at the driver to stop. When the driver eventually stopped the vehicle, the officers observed that he was intoxicated. 

After failing several sobriety tests, the driver was arrested. 

Assault: 2500 Block of Noriega Street, May 16, 12:35 p.m.

The victim, a store employee, reported to responding officers that three suspects had entered the store and one of them attempted to make a purchase. The suspect presented a credit card and ID that did not match the suspect and the transaction was refused. 

The victim then asked the suspects to leave the store. The victim blocked the doorway when the suspects attempted to re-enter the store. One suspect punched the victim in the face while a second suspect hit the victim with his skateboard. The victim was then pepper sprayed by the suspects before they walked away from the store.

Burglary, Methamphetamine Offense, Possession of Burglary Tools: 2100 Block of 19th Avenue, May 17, 3:25 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a vehicle that was missing a front license plate parallel parked next to a building that had a shattered back door. A computer check on the vehicle revealed that it had been stolen.

While waiting for additional units, the suspect ran out of the building and attempted to hide under nearby bushes. The officers detained him and a search revealed methamphetamine in the suspect’s pocket. A search of the vehicle revealed multiple burglary tools. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Driving While Under the Influence, Traffic Violation: Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, May 17, 6:35 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a driver who had stopped his vehicle in the middle of traffic. San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) medics arrived and removed the driver, who was passed out, from his vehicle. 

Officers made contact with the driver, who appeared to be intoxicated. A search of his vehicle revealed a can of beer on the back floor board.

After failing multiple sobriety tests, the driver was arrested.  

Assault: 2200 Block of Taraval Street, May 17, 12:13 p.m.

The witness reported to responding officers that the victim had walked into a pet hospital and claimed that he had been stabbed. 

The victim, who appeared to be slightly intoxicated, stated that he had been drinking all night and had fallen asleep while on the bus from the Castro area. The victim awoke when he felt a pain on his shoulder and discovered that there was blood on his shirt. The victim then entered the pet hospital in an attempt to get help.  

Battery: 19th Avenue and Kirkham Street, May 17, 9 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. The victim, a bus driver, reported that he was loading passengers when the bus became too full. The victim attempted to close the door but the suspect forced open the door and got on to the bus. The suspect then spat at the victim before exiting the bus.

Arson of a Vehicle: Lincoln Way and 35th Avenue, May 17, 4:59 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of three vehicles on fire. They were later extinguished by the SF Fire Department (SFFD). 

Responding officers made contact with each of the victims, who did not know why their vehicles caught on fire. 

The SFFD arson task force is currently investigating the incident. 

Suspended Driver’s License: 1400 Block of 19th Avenue, May 19, 10:46 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision. Officers located the driver, who was attempting to drive away despite having three flat tires. The driver said he had been out driving when he collided with something and did not have any further information. 

A computer check revealed that his driver’s license had been suspended since 2016. The driver was cited.

Carjacking: Lincoln Way and 24th Avenue. May 22, 10:28 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a carjacking. The victim reported that she had just finished work and had gotten into her car and put the keys into the ignition when two suspects suddenly opened the door and told the suspect to get out of the car. One of the suspects then punched the victim and pulled her out of the vehicle. Both suspects entered the vehicle and fled the scene.  

Robbery: 1600 Block of 36th Avenue, May 24. 11:30 a.m.

The victim stated to responding officers that he had been walking his dog when the suspect became friendly towards his dog. The suspect suddenly attempted to take the dog’s leash from the victim. The suspect then punched the victim in his face and took the dog away. A nearby witness confronted the suspect and rescued the dog. 

Responding officers located the suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated. When they exited the patrol car to make contact with him. The suspect walked towards the officers and attempted to punch one of them. 

The suspect refused to comply with instructions and pepper spray was deployed. The suspect was detained then arrested.

Vandalism to Property: 2100 Block of 30th Avenue, May 28, 8:27 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of vandalism. The victim reported that her neighbor, the suspect, had previously broken her bedroom window. On the day of the police report, the suspect used a hose to spray water through the broken window which caused water damage to items inside the bedroom. 

The suspect was located and cited.

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