Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District, Oct. 2019

Traffic Violation, Outstanding Warrant, Possession of a Loaded Firearm: 20th Avenue and Quintara Street, Oct. 2, 2:46 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when they conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with a non-functioning light.

While making contact with the occupants, a strong odor of marijuana emanated from the vehicle. 

The occupants were detained. As they exited the vehicle, an object fell to the floorboard, which was later revealed to be a gun. 

After further investigation, one occupant was arrested for an outstanding warrant, a second occupant was arrested for gun charges and the driver was cited for a traffic violation.  

Robbery: 1200 Block of Quintara Street, Oct. 2, 2:05 p.m. 

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. The victim reported that he was holding his cell phone as he walked past a group of people when the suspects suddenly grabbed his phone, punched and tripped him. 

Responding officers located two suspects. An investigation revealed that they were in possession of the stolen phone. 

The suspects were arrested.

Vandalism: 2200 Block of 14th Avenue, Oct. 3, 5:38 p.m.

A victim entered Taraval Station to report that a known suspect had vandalized the victim’s vehicle, causing more  than $3,000 in damages. 

During the interview, responding officers located the suspect. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.  

Vandalism to Property, Trespassing: 1500 Block of 46th Avenue, Oct. 4, 6:44 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a possible burglary. A witness reported that he had heard a loud bang from across the street and observed the suspect attempting to pry open a garage door.

When officers arrived at the scene they located the suspect, who was inside a garage.  

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Theft from a Vehicle, Resisting Arrest: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, Oct. 5, 2:20 p.m. 

Officers were on patrol when they observed a vehicle that was driving the wrong way down a parking aisle. The officers then observed the suspect exiting the vehicle and breaking into a vehicle and stealing a backpack before getting back into their vehicle. 

The officers attempted to stop the suspect, but the suspect attempted to flee and collided with another vehicle. 

The officers did not pursue the suspect due to the dangerous conditions. They determined that the vehicle was rented and responded to the return location for the vehicle. The suspect was located at the rental car facility and was detained. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.  

Assault: 1300 Block of 46th Avenue, Oct. 7, 2:12 p.m. 

Officers responded to a report of an assault. 

The victim reported that an unknown suspect had suddenly approached him and confronted him for an unknown reason, then challenged the victim to a fight. 

The suspect then hit the victim several times with a wooden stick before fleeing the area.  

Outstanding Warrant: Judah and La Playa Streets, Oct. 10, 10:49 p.m.

A witness flagged down patrol officers regarding a subject who was suspiciously looking into a vehicle, which had its driver’s side door open. Responding officers located and detained the subject. 

A computer check revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant. The officers were not able to determine if the subject had broken into the vehicle, but the subject was arrested for the outstanding warrant.

Battery: 1300 Block of 48th Avenue, Oct. 11, 1 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. The victim reported that a female suspect had entered an alcohol and drug treatment facility for males only and started to eat her food. 

The victim asked the suspect to leave the building, but the suspect responded by punching the victim. The suspect was then escorted out of the building.

Traffic Violation, Battery: 20th Avenue and Ortega Street, Oct. 15, 5:59 p.m.

A victim reported to responding officers that he was on the sidewalk when the suspect’s vehicle almost collided with him when it drove in reverse. The victim confronted the suspect, who responded angrily and punched the victim. 

The suspect was cited.

Resisting or Delaying Officers: Wawona Street and 16th Avenue, Oct. 16, 9:21 p.m.

Officers on patrol observed a vehicle being driven without headlights. The officers conducted a traffic stop and observed a passenger immediately exiting the vehicle. The passenger attempted to flee from the officers and refused to follow lawful orders to stop. 

The passenger was detained. After further investigation, it was determined that the passenger had recently consumed illegal drugs and was released to an ambulance for medical treatment. The passenger was cited. 

Package Theft: 1600 Block of Ninth Avenue, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect who was recently observed stealing packages from multiple houses. 

Officers located the suspect who was in possession of numerous packages that had been stolen. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested. 

Assault: 1700 Block of Lincoln Way, Oct. 18, 3:38 a.m.

The witness, a gas station employee, reported to responding officers that she had just taken the garbage out when the suspect suddenly approached her and began punching and hitting her. 

The witness stated that she recognized the suspect, who had a history of causing trouble at the another station. 

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

Battery: 400 Block of Kirkham Street,  Oct. 20, 5:56 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. 

The victim, a cab driver, reported that he had picked up the suspect and drove him to his destination. The suspect then provided two coupons as payment, but they were not enough to cover the fare. 

When the victim confronted the suspect, the suspect responded angrily by throwing an item at the victim. 

Shortly after the incident, a person came out of the suspect’s building and paid the fare.  

Assault: 2400 Block of Noriega Street, Oct. 22, 10:37 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault at a bar. 

The victim, the bartender, reported that the suspect was intoxicated and offered to buy the victim a drink. When the victim declined, the suspect responded angrily by throwing an object at the victim’s head when her head was turned, causing an injury and bleeding. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.  

Outstanding Warrant: Quintara Street and Funston Avenue, Oct. 24, 7:43 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a subject who was blocking a Muni bus by standing in the middle of the street. The officers detained the subject and ran a computer check, which revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

The subject was arrested.  

Shooting: 3000 Block of 26th Avenue, Oct. 24, 2:15 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a person who had been shot. Officers administered CPR, but the victim succumbed to her injuries. 

After further investigation, the suspect was identified and placed into custody. 

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