Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Assault: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, July 1, 2:52 p.m.

The victim reported to responding officers that the suspect had approached him and told him to stop saying bad things about the suspect and his friends. An argument ensued and the suspect punched the victim before walking away.  

Robbery: 36th Avenue and Vicente Street, July 2, 6:58 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. The victim reported that he was walking when a vehicle suddenly stopped near him and the suspect exited the vehicle while brandishing a gun. 

The victim showed the suspect that he did not have any money. The suspect punched the victim and stole the victim’s watch before fleeing in the vehicle, which was driven by a second suspect.

Possession of Explosive Devices: Lower Great Highway and Pacheco Street, July 2, 5:01 a.m.

When officers responded to a report of a burglary, they located a potential suspect and detained him. A search revealed numerous knives and explosives in his possession. 

The burglary victims were unable to identify the suspect. The suspect was arrested for possession of explosives.

False Emergency Report: 19th Avenue and Quintara Street, July 3, 1 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect who was activating fire alarms on multiple streets. A representative from the San Francisco Fire Department stated that the suspect was observed activating one alarm. After further investigation, it was determined that the suspect had activated three alarms. 

The suspect was arrested.

Shoplifting with Force: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, July 3, 6:40 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a shoplifting. The victim, a loss prevention employee, observed two suspects attempting to steal from the store. 

The victim confronted the suspects. They responded by attempting to use their bags to hit the victim and also attempted to use pepper spray against the victim before fleeing the store. 

Responding officers located the suspects and after further investigation, both suspects were arrested. 

Outstanding Warrant: 1300 Block of 46th Avenue, July 4, 6:51 a.m.

Officers were on patrol  when they observed the suspect asleep in front of a store, despite posted signs against trespassing. The officers made contact with the suspect and a computer check revealed an outstanding arrest warrant. 

The suspect was arrested.

Brandishing a Weapon: 600 Block of Sloat Boulevard, July 6, 2:10 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of suspects who were shooting guns. Responding officers located the suspects and made contact. 

The juvenile suspects stated that they were shooting a BB gun at a nearby bench. An inspection revealed that the BB gun was a realistic replica of a gun. 

The suspects’ parents were contacted and the juveniles were admonished.

Outstanding Warrant: 1700 Block of 29th Avenue, July 7, 11:51 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a church. The witness reported that he was opening the church for the day when he located a suspect who was inside. The witness requested that the suspect leave but the suspect returned immediately after leaving and then refused leave again. 

Responding officers made contact with the suspect and a computer check revealed a warrant for his arrest. 

The suspect was arrested.

Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Methamphetamine Offense: 1200 Block of La Playa Street, July 7, 1:26 p.m.

Plainclothes officers responded to a report of a stolen scooter. They located the scooter and the suspect who was riding away on it. The officers detained the suspect and a search revealed methamphetamine inside the suspect’s rear pocket. 

The suspect stated that he did not steal the scooter but that someone had told him to pick up the scooter and drop it off at another location. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Battery: 1000 Block of Irving Street, July 8, 1:59 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. The victim, a parking and traffic officer, was enforcing illegal parking and parking meter violations when a vehicle parked nearby with  passengers exiting it to move a couch. 

The victim reminded the passengers that they had to pay for parking but they did not make an attempt to do so. 

A short time later, due to the suspect’s non-payment, the victim started to write a ticket. The suspect responded angrily and hit the victim in the chest. 

Responding officers located the suspect and after further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Vandalism, Trespassing: 2600 Block of Judah Street, July 8, 9:01 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance inside a restaurant. The victim reported that the suspect entered the restaurant and began to demand alcohol. The victim told the suspect to leave but the suspect refused and angrily yelled at the restaurant’s customers. The suspect then kicked and punched a nearby wall, causing damages. 

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

Battery, Outstanding Warrant: Ninth Avenue and Irving Street. July 10, 4:21 p.m.

The victim reported to responding officers that she had been walking when the suspect approached her and offered a free hug. The victim declined and walked away from the suspect. 

The suspect then followed the victim and at one point, the suspect was close enough to pinch the clothes that the victim was wearing. 

The officers located the suspect and a computer check revealed an outstanding arrest warrant from San Mateo. The suspect was booked.

Traffic Violation, Resisting Arrest: 1300 Block of 23rd Avenue, July 10, 12:32 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an argument. The victim stated that they had confronted a suspect who was blocking a driveway with his vehicle. The victim told the suspect to move but the suspect responded angrily and became hostile. 

Responding officers arrived at the location while the argument between the suspect and the victim was still in progress. The officers directed the suspect to separate from the victim, but the suspect initially refused to do so. When the suspect finally complied, the suspect immediately moved away from the officers despite being told to stop. The suspect then drove away in his vehicle.

The suspect was later detained by officers and after further investigation, he was cited. 

Battery: Judah Street and Ninth Avenue, July 11, 11:32 a.m.

The battery victim, an SF Department of Public Works employee, told responding officers that he had just parked his vehicle in a parking lot when the suspect walked by with a stroller and began to throw trash on the ground. 

The victim confronted the suspect and the suspect spat at him before walking away while continuing to throw more trash.  

Brandishing a Weapon: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, July 12, 8:38 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a detained suspect who had been brandishing a knife. The victim, a security guard, reported that he had been called to escort the suspect out due to shoplifting. While being escorted out, the suspect suddenly brandished a knife and walked away from the victim. 

The victim pursued the suspect and successfully detained him. 

The suspect was cited.

Robbery: 700 Block of Taraval Street, July 17, 7:32 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a fight between three people. The victim, a store employee, reported that he was on a break and recognized that  suspects who had a previous history of shoplifting were in the store’s parking lot. 

The victim told the suspects to leave the property. Two of the suspects complied but the third suspect refused and entered the store. The suspect then selected multiple items of merchandise before immediately leaving the store without paying. The victim attempted to stop the suspect but the suspect forcibly exited the store with the merchandise. 

Responding officers located the suspect and detained him. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.  

Battery: 1600 Block of 38th Avenue, July 21, 1:30 a.m.

The victim reported to responding officers that he had met earlier with his landlord to discuss living conditions. The victim stated that an argument ensued and the suspect, the landlord, grabbed the tenant’s shirt and ripped it. 

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Burglary, Possession of a Weapon: 1500 Block of 44th Avenue, July 22, 2:49 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress. The victim stated that the suspects were observed, via a security camera, inside the home. Responding officers arrived at the location before the suspects exited the home holding guns and burglary tools. The suspects were detained without incident. 

After further investigation all three suspects were arrested.

Burglary, Outstanding Warrant: 1300 Block of Noriega Street, July 23, 3:40 a.m.

Officers responded to a burglary in progress. The witness, a sanitation truck driver, stated that he observed broken glass that looked suspicious. 

Responding officers arrived and located the suspects, who were hiding behind a cash register, and detained them. After further investigation, it was determined that one suspect had an outstanding warrant and both suspects were arrested.   

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