Police Blotter

Police Blotter — Sunset Beacon

Robbery: 1300 Block of Taraval Street, April 25, 5:21 p.m.

The victim entered Taraval Station to report a robbery. 

The victim stated that he had been walking on the sidewalk when he was suddenly pushed to the ground by the suspect who then pulled off the victim’s necklace. 

The suspect immediately fled in a waiting vehicle.   

Battery: 1400 Block of 19th Avenue, May 6, 7:09 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. 

The victim reported that he was waiting for a bus when the suspect approached him and asked if the victim had a lighter. The victim replied that he did not. The suspect responded by hitting the victim’s arm multiple times with a thick rope. The suspect then walked away. 

Assault: Lincoln Way and 43rd Avenue, May 6, 11:06 p.m.

The victims reported to responding officers that the suspect, a homeless person, had been sleeping next to their house. When the victim exited the house to greet a friend, the suspect began throwing items at the victims. 

The victims responded angrily and chased the suspect, who then fled the area. 

Robbery: 18th Avenue and Vicente Street, May 8, 4 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. 

The victim reported that the suspect approached him and started a conversation. Suddenly, in the middle of the conversation, the suspect took the victim’s hand and placed fake jewelry on it before putting a necklace around the victim’s neck. 

The victim attempted to push the suspect away but was unsuccessful. 

After the suspect left, the victim immediately discovered that his expensive necklace had just been stolen. 

Robbery: 2600 Block of 20th Avenue, May 9, 10:38 a.m.

The victim entered the Taraval Station to report that the suspect had randomly approached him and started a conversation before suddenly placing fake jewelry on the victim’s hand and placing a necklace around the victim’s neck. The suspect then walked away from the victim. 

Shortly afterwards, the victim discovered that his necklace had been stolen.  

Robbery: 1500 Block of 23rd Avenue, May 15, 3:29 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. 

The victim reported that he had been walking when the suspect approached him and randomly started a conversation and showed him some jewelry. However, the victim did not understand the suspect and walked away from him. 

The suspect responded by forcibly stealing a necklace from the victim’s neck and immediately fleeing with it. 

Stolen Vehicle: Ortega Street and Eighth Avenue, May 18, 5:45 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect behaving suspiciously and checking the door handles of multiple parked cars. 

Responding officers arrived at the location and observed the suspect getting into a vehicle. The officers made contact and detained the suspect. 

After further investigation, it was determined that the suspect had entered an unreported stolen vehicle. The suspect was arrested.

Robbery: 1800 Block of 29th Avenue, May 18, 5:28 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. 

The victim stated that she was walking when a vehicle suddenly pulled up, and the first suspect exited the vehicle right next to her. The suspect then wrapped his arm around the victim while a second suspect approached and removed the victim’s jewelry. 

Both suspects then fled back to their vehicle before one suspect returned to the victim and gave her a cheap yellow-colored necklace and a ring. Both suspects then fled the area.  

Discharging a Firearm: 300 Block of Pacheco Street, May 18, 8:44 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of three shots being fired. 

Responding officers arrived at the location and a search revealed a spent casing in the middle of the street. 

The officers were unable to locate victims or property damage related to the incident.  

Brandishing a Weapon: 1500 Block of Sloat Boulevard, May 20, 9:43 p.m.

The victim, a store employee, reported that he had observed the suspect acting suspicious while inside the store. 

The suspect confronted the victim and asked why she was being followed. The suspect then exited the store and entered a waiting vehicle. 

Shortly afterwards, the suspect returned to the store with a male suspect who approached the victim before making comments to the victim and brandishing a gun. 

Both suspects then exited the store. 

Fire Report: 1800 Block of Ninth Avenue, May 20, 11:20 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a fire. 

The victim reported that he had been experimenting with batteries to power cars and had turned away from the project when the fire suddenly started.

Robbery: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, May 22, 2:56 p.m.

Officers responded to a robbery. 

The victim reported that she had returned to her parked vehicle and was about to start the vehicle when a suspect suddenly approached the vehicle and shattered the side window with an unknown object. 

The suspect then reached into the vehicle and took the victim’s purse before fleeing. 

Threats, Assault: 2600 Block of the Great Highway, May 24, 6:12 p.m.

Responding officers received information regarding the location of a suspect who was involved in a previously reported incident. 

In the report, the victim stated that the suspect had made derogatory and threatening statements against them. The victim also stated that the suspect had head-butted, strangled and bitten the victim in the same incident. 

The suspect was detained and after further investigation was arrested. 

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