Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Assault: 1800 Block of Irving Street, Oct. 31, 10:43 p.m.

A victim reported to responding officers that he was sitting  when he said hi to an acquaintance who was walked by. 

The victim stated that the suspect, who seemed agitated, walked up to him and used a taser on him. 

Another suspect held the victim on the ground for a few minutes before they all walked away from the victim.  

Assault: Sloat Boulevard and 47th Avenue, Nov. 1, 3:57 p.m.

A victim entered Taraval Station to report a sexual assault. 

She reported that she had been picked up by the suspect, who was driving for a ride share company. 

The victim stated that she was intoxicated and fell asleep in the back seat. The victim was then awakened by the driver, who was in the back seat with her and touching her inappropriately. 

The victim immediately exited the vehicle and the suspect drove away.  

Assault: 700 Block of Taraval Street, Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault. 

The victim reported that she had been waiting for a bus when the suspect walked up to her and suddenly hit her face. 

During the interview with the first victim, a second victim approached the officers and reported that she had also been slapped in the face for no reason by the suspect. 

The suspect was located and, after further investigation, the suspect was arrested.  

Outstanding Warrant: Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway, Nov. 6, 3:25 p.m.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a suspect littering on the streets. 

The officers detained the suspect and a computer check revealed that he had an arrest warrant. 

The suspect was arrested.

Discovery of a Controlled Substance: 2500 Block of 16th Avenue, Nov. 7, 9:43 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of found property consisting of illegal items. 

The witness, an employee of a car  rental company, reported they discovered that a vehicle had been fraudulently rented out. 

The witness located the vehicle and discovered a gun and numerous illegal drugs that were left inside the vehicle.  

Brandishing a Weapon: Great Highway and Noriega Street, Nov. 7, 7:44 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an incident of weapon brandishing. 

The victim reported that the suspect’s vehicle had been speeding and abruptly changing lanes before pulling up besides her vehicle. 

The victim stated that she looked over at the suspect and shook her head at him. 

The suspect responded by pointing a gun at her and threatening to shoot her. 

The victim slowed down and the suspect continued on ahead of her.  

Assault: 3800 Block of Noriega Street, Nov. 8, 6:20 p.m.

Officers responded to an assault. 

When officers arrived on scene, and after further an investigation, it was determined that the incident escalated from road rage when both parties made rude gestures at each other. 

The suspect, then exited his vehicle and confronted the victim and pushed him. The suspect then attempted to hit the victim with a metal rod. 

The suspect was arrested

Robbery with a Gun: 20th Avenue and Taraval Street, Nov. 8, 11:04 a.m.

A victim entered Taraval Station to report a robbery. 

The victim stated that he entered a bank to withdraw money and, when he returned to his vehicle, the suspect approached him with a gun and demanded his money. 

The victim gave the suspect the money and the suspect immediately fled the area.  

Outstanding Warrant: Great Highway and 48th Avenue, Nov. 9, 11:41 a.m.

Officers responded to an incident of possible theft. 

The suspect was observed entering a closed construction site. 

Responding officers located the suspect who stated that he climbed over the barrier to take cigarettes that were inside the construction site. 

A computer check on the suspect revealed am outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

The suspect was arrested. 

Robbery: 32nd Avenue and Taraval Street, Nov. 9, 7:35 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. 

The victim reported that she had been walking when she heard noises behind her. When she looked back, she saw two suspects quickly walking towards her. 

The suspects then grabbed her purse and pulled her to the ground. The suspects then threatened the victim with violence and ordered her to give them her cell phone. 

The suspects then took the cell phone and immediately fled the area. 

Vandalism to Property: 1900 Block of the Great Highway, Nov. 13, 9:15 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect who was vandalizing the front door of a home. 

A witness stated that he had been sleeping when he heard loud banging outside. The witness went to investigate and observed the suspect by the front door.  

Responding officers located the suspect, who was in possession of a crowbar and hammer. A search of the area revealed recent damage to a home’s door. 

The suspect was arrested.

Arson: Sunset Boulevard and Yorba Street, Nov. 16, 9:28 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of arson. 

The witness told officers that the suspect was observed gathering tree branches then setting them on fire on the boulevard’s median. 

The witness yelled at the suspect who then walked away.  

Robbery: 1300 Block of 11th Avenue, Nov. 17, 7:18 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. 

The victims reported that they had been walking when a vehicle stopped near them and two suspects exited the vehicle. 

One of the suspects offered a gold-colored necklace to one of the victims and immediately reached over to place it over the victim’s head. The victim refused and blocked the first suspect, but the second suspect reached over and pulled the victim’s own necklace off her neck. 

Both suspects then fled the area in their vehicle. 

Robbery: Rivera Street and 19th Avenue, Nov. 23, 9:53 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. 

The victim, who was found asleep on the street, reported that he observed three suspects beating up a person and attempted to break up the fight. The suspects then started hitting him as well. 

The victim reported that when he awoke, he found that his jacket was missing.  

Robbery: Taraval Street and 22nd Avenue, Nov. 26, 4:21 p.m.

Two victims, juveniles, reported to responding officers that they were on a streetcar when four suspects, also juveniles, started an argument with them and demanded their property. 

One of the suspects punched one of the victims in the face and a second suspect brandished a knife before they stole the victims’ property and fled.  

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