Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Assault, Hit and Run: Funston Avenue and Irving Street, June 29, 5:10 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault. The victim said that he had been riding his motorcycle when the suspect’s vehicle merged dangerously into his lane. 

The victim said the suspect immediately made an insulting gesture at the victim while the victim rode away from the suspect. The suspect followed the victim and pulled up next to the victim before repeating the rude gesture. 

The suspect then hit the victim’s motorcycle with his vehicle. Both the motorcycle and victim fell to the ground, and the suspect drove away.

Battery: Irving Street and 19th Avenue, July 2, 8:45 p.m.

The victim entered Taraval Station to report a battery, which had occurred after a minor vehicle collision. 

The victim stated that they and the other driver had pulled over after the collision to exchange information. However, before the exchange could occur, a passenger from the other vehicle exited the vehicle and punched the victim in the face. 

The driver and passenger then immediately fled the area in their vehicle. 

Stolen Vehicle: 500 Block of Ortega Street, July 3, 1:59 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle with windows that had been suspiciously covered up. Responding officers located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants. 

A computer check on the vehicle revealed that it had been reported stolen. A search of the interior of the vehicle located multiple items that may have been stolen from online order packages. 

After further investigation, the suspects were arrested.  

Illegal Fireworks: 24th Avenue and Kirkham Street, July 4, 11:59 p.m.

Officers responded to a report that two children had been hit by illegal fireworks. 

The father of the victims, ages 1 and 5, reported that they had been entering their car when the suspect lit some fireworks nearby. The fireworks then shot out towards the children, which hit them and caused multiple bruises and burns. 

The suspects immediately fled the area.  

Arson: 2300 Block of 19th Avenue, July 9, 9:05 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when the witness, a store employee, approached them and reported that the suspect had walked behind the counter and approached the register in an attempt to steal money from the store. 

The witness immediately exited the store and locked the suspect inside. 

The officers attempted to instruct the suspect to exit the store, but the suspect refused and responded defiantly. 

The suspect then poured oil inside the store and lit it on fire with a store lighter before running outside. The officers subdued the suspect, despite the suspect biting, spitting on and kicking the officers. 

The suspect was later arrested, and the fire was successfully extinguished. 

Brandishing a Weapon: Judah Street and 22nd Avenue, July 12, 1:12 p.m.

Officers made contact with the victim, who reported that he had been driving when he observed two vehicles failing to stop at a nearby stop sign. 

The victim honked at the vehicles and a passenger in the second vehicle respond by pointing a gun at the victim before the second vehicle immediately drove away.  

Robbery: Great Highway and Kirkham Street, July 26, 9:47 p.m.

The victim reported to responding officers that he had been walking when the suspect suddenly approached him from behind.  

The suspect then pointed something in the suspect’s back, which the victim believed to be a gun, and demanded the victim’s property. 

The suspect then immediately fled with the victim’s property.  

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