Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Sunset District

Robbery: 1700 Block of Noriega Street, Feb. 26, 1:55 p.m.

The victim reported that the first suspect, who was previously involved in shoplifting at the store, was observed placing multiple items of merchandise into an empty stroller. The second suspect, who accompanied the first suspect and was in a wheelchair, was also observed taking merchandise. 

The victim attempted to stop the suspects as they exited the store, but the suspects responded by brandishing a knife at the victim. Both suspects then exited the store and walked away. 

Assault: Lawton Street and 10th Avenue, Feb. 28, 7:33 p.m.

The victim entered Taraval Station to report that he was picking up items to recycle when two known suspects suddenly approached him and assaulted him. 

The suspects then fled the area.  

Threats, Battery: Santiago Street and 36th Avenue, March 4, 7:45 a.m.

The victim reported that he had been driving behind a vehicle when it suddenly stopped. The suspect, the driver of the vehicle exited and asked the victim what his problem was before punching the victim’s head. 

The suspect returned to his vehicle and the victim continued to follow behind the suspect after calling to report the incident. 

Shortly afterward, the suspect stopped and exited his vehicle before motioning to his waistband and threatening to shoot the victim. 

The suspect then drove away from the victim. 

Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property: 46th Avenue and Ortega Street, March 4, 11:23 a.m.

The victim, an employee for a scooter rental company, reported that he had left his vehicle unlocked and running when he was delivering electric scooters to various locations when his vehicle was stolen. 

The victim contacted SFPD and stated that his vehicle was being tracked and was currently in the Mission District. 

Responding officers located the vehicle and arrested the suspect, who attempted to flee the area on foot after the officers approached him. 

Robbery: 1900 Block of Taraval Street, March 12, 4:27 p.m.

The victim reported that she and her daughter were standing on the sidewalk when the suspect walked up to her and attempted to steal her purse. 

A struggle ensued before the suspect faced the victim and brandished a handgun. The suspect then took the victim’s purse and fled into a waiting vehicle. 

Burglary: 3500 Block of Rivera Street, March 12, 6:41 p.m.

The victim, a homeowner, reported that he had received a burglary notification from his alarm company. 

Responding officers arrived at the location and made contact with the victim. 

An investigation revealed a damaged door and the suspect who was showering in the bathroom. 

The suspect was arrested.

Attempted Robbery: Sunset Boulevard and Rivera Street, March 14, 12:05 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an incident of attempted robbery. 

The victim reported that she had just exited a Muni vehicle and observed two people, the suspects, seated on a bench nearby as she walked by them. 

The suspects suddenly approached the victim and punched her while attempting to pull away her purse. When the suspects were unsuccessful in their attempt, they entered their vehicle and fled the area.  

Robbery: 1700 Block of Noriega Street, March 17, 9:23 p.m.

The victims, store employees, reported that two suspects had walked into the store with empty bags and immediately separated. 

One suspect began removing items from the store shelves while the second suspect threatened the victim behind the store counter before taking items from behind the counter. 

The suspects then fled the area. 

Responding officers located one of the suspects, and a search revealed stolen merchandise from the store in his possession. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Assault, Burglary, Vandalism: 4200 Block of Judah Street, March 20, 2:52 a.m.

The victim reported that he was investigating a fire alarm that had suddenly sounded when he heard the sound of glass breaking and discovered the suspect standing inside the office. 

The suspect immediately exited the office and confronted the victim. The suspect, who had been previously turned away due to the lack of vacancy, angrily broke more office windows and pepper sprayed the victim before walking away. 

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

Robbery: 22nd Avenue and Vicente Street, March 22, 3:30 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery which had occurred several days earlier. The victim stated that he had been walking when the suspect approached him. 

The suspect claimed that he had dropped his wallet and that the victim had wrongfully picked it up. When the victim denied the suspect’s claim, the suspect challenged the victim to take out his wallet and show it to the suspect. 

Fearfully, the victim complied and the suspect immediately snatched the victim’s wallet and fled the scene with it. 

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