Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Vandalism to a Vehicle: 2600 Block of 46th Avenue, Nov. 29, 6:02 p.m.

The victim reported that he had heard a suspicious, loud banging noise. When he went to investigate, he discovered the suspect hitting his vehicle with a bat. 

Two additional victims observed the same activity. 

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

Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Under the Influence: Taraval Street and 25th Avenue, Dec. 6, 3:41 p.m.

When officers responded to a report of a traffic collision, they observed the suspect being detained by a witness. 

The witness reported that the driver had struck a pedestrian before attempting to run away. The suspect stated that he had been drunk and made a mistake. 

After further investigation, the driver was arrested.

Battery: Judah Street and 46th Avenue, Dec. 10, 7:17 p.m.

The victim, a Muni driver, reported that she had just picked up two passengers, when one of them approached her and hit her for an unknown reason. 

Both passengers then exited through the back door of the Muni vehicle and immediately fled the area. 

Stolen Vehicle – Traffic Violation: 2600 Block of Ortega Street, Dec. 10, 1:07 a.m.

The witness reported that she had heard her contractor’s car suspiciously being started before it was driven away. Responding officers located the vehicle and made contact with the suspect after conducting a traffic stop. 

The suspect was detained. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Stolen Vehicle – Vehicle Collision: 3400 Block of Taraval Street, Dec. 12, 3:20 a.m.

The victim reported that he had heard his vehicle suspiciously being started and observed it being immediately driven away. Responding officers located the vehicle and the suspect who attempted to flee at a high rate of speed. The suspect then drove the vehicle into the West Portal Muni Tunnel. 

The suspect abandoned the vehicle in the tunnel and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was later located at the Forest Hill station and, after further investigation, was arrested. 

Home Invasion – Robbery: 3300 Block of Vicente Street, Dec. 18, 12:35 p.m.

The victim reported that he had heard a loud banging sound from downstairs and went to investigate. The victim stated that he was confronted by the suspect, who pointed a firearm at him. The victim also heard a second suspect in the garage. 

After a few moments, the suspects exited and fled the scene. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Evading Police: Irving Street and 15th Avenue, Dec. 19, 2:55 a.m.

An officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle driving slowly. The officer made eye contact with the driver, who immediately drove away at a high rate of speed and recklessly drove through multiple red lights. 

For safety reasons, the officer did not attempt to chase after the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen.  

Catalytic Converter Theft: 2700 Block of 47th Avenue, Dec. 23, 2:14 a.m.

The witness reported that the suspect was observed crawling underneath a Prius before the sound of steel being cut was heard. 

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

Assault: 3200 Block of Taraval Street, Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m.

The victim, a landlord, was attempting to fix damages at his property when the suspect, a tenant, beat the victim with a wooden hanger despite a current restraining order that protected the victim from the suspect. 

The suspect then walked away from the victim. 

The suspect’s identity is known and a citizen’s arrest form was filed by the victim. Officers are on the lookout for the suspect.

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