Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Sunset District

Driving While Under the Influence: 1900 Block of Irving Street, Feb. 1, 9:44 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an argument. The witness reported that the suspect was yelling at people and driving erratically. 

Officers located and detained the suspect, who showed signs of intoxication. 

After further investigation and testing for sobriety, the suspect was cited. 

Robbery: 1800 Block of 19th Avenue, Feb. 5,  11:31 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at a bank. 

The victim, a bank employee, reported that the suspect walked up and handed the employee a note. However, after a few minutes, the suspect took the note back and walked out of the bank. 

The victim said they did not remember what was written on the note. 

Assault: 1500 Block of Sloat Boulevard, Feb. 5, 6:27 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault. The victim said she was shopping when the suspect suddenly came around a corner and almost hit the victim with a shopping cart. 

The victim told the suspect to watch out and the suspect responded by angrily yelling at the victim. The victim attempted to walk away but the suspect pushed the victim. The victim tried to protect herself, but the suspect then pushed the victim onto the ground before punching and kicking the victim’s head. 

The suspect walked away. 

Battery: 3100 Block of Quintara Street, Feb. 6, 2:12 p.m.

The victim reported that she was at a party when the suspect approached her and started an argument. The suspect then punched the victim several times before walking away. 

Indecent Exposure, Outstanding Warrant: 700 Block of Taraval Street, Feb. 7, 11:18 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of indecent exposure. Officers located the suspect, who spoke in tangents and with unintelligible words. A computer check revealed two outstanding warrants. 

The suspect was arrested.

Robbery: 33rd Avenue and Taraval Street, Feb. 7, 10:41 a.m.

The victim reported that he was walking when a vehicle drove up to him and the vehicle’s passenger asked the victim a question. The suspect then exited the vehicle and attempted to hand the victim money.

The victim declined and the suspect then tried to offer the victim a yellow-colored necklace, which the victim also declined. 

The suspect then snatched the victim’s own necklace and immediately fled the area with it.

Battery: Ulloa and Wawona Streets, Feb. 9, 11:18 a.m.

The victim, a Muni driver, reported that he had been letting passengers off at a bus stop when the suspect suddenly spat at him. The suspect then immediately fled the area. 

Theft: 36th Avenue and Kirkham Street, Feb. 9, 5:10 p.m.

The victim reported that the suspect had approached her and placed a ring on her finger before putting a necklace around the victim’s neck. 

The suspect then removed the victim’s own necklace and pendant before immediately fleeing the area with the stolen property. 

Public Offense: 1900 Block of 19th Avenue, Feb. 11, 12:40 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect with a knife. 

The officers located the suspect and detained him without incident. A search revealed a large fork in the suspect’s possession, which may have been mistaken earlier for a knife. Multiple open containers of alcohol were also located in the suspect’s possession. 

The suspect was cited.

Robbery: 1000 Block of Taraval Street, Feb. 15, 7:18 p.m.

The victim reported that the suspect’s vehicle pulled up next to her and the suspect started a conversation.  

The suspect then placed a yellow-colored necklace on the victim, which distracted her from noticing that her own jewelry (a necklace, pendant and bracelet) had been stolen until after the suspect left.  

Assault: 46th Avenue and Judah Street, Feb. 16, 8:31 p.m.

The victim reported that he observed the suspect, who was carrying a bass guitar, walking toward him and challenged the suspect to play something on the guitar. 

An argument ensued and the suspect made slashing movements with a knife towards the victim before leaving the scene. 

Afterwards, the victim stated that he realized he had been cut only after the suspect had left. 

Outstanding Warrants: Lincoln Way and 36th Avenue, Feb. 16, 5:08 p.m.

Officers were on patrol in the area and observed that a vehicle had been parked in the same spot for approximately one week. A computer check on the vehicle revealed an expired registration and that the owner of the vehicle had two arrest warrants. 

The officers investigated the vehicle and located the owner. 

After further investigation, the owner was arrested.  

Robbery: 1200 Block of Taraval Street, Feb. 17, 1:14 p.m.

The victim, a store employee, reported that the suspect was observed selecting items from a shelf. The victim confronted the suspect and the suspect responded by pulling out a knife before leaving the store with the items. 

A bystander attempted to stop the suspect from exiting but was pushed to the ground.

Assault: Kirkham Street and 45th Avenue, Feb. 18, 9:06 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault. The victim said that she heard loud honking noises and went out to investigate and take a photo of the vehicle that was parked in the middle of the street. 

An argument ensued between the victim and suspect before the suspect grabbed the victim by her hair and dragged her while driving the vehicle. 

Battery: Irving Street and 25th Avenue, Feb. 22, 12:25 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an incident of battery. Officers arrived at the location and spoke with both parties involved.

After further investigation, it was determined that both parties had hit each other during the incident. 

Both parties pressed charges against the other party and due to the lack of witnesses, both parties were cited. 

Battery: Judah Street and 19th Avenue, Feb. 24, 8:18 p.m.

The victim reported that the suspect, who may have been drinking, was talking to himself on a Muni bus before suddenly confronting the victim and kicking the victim for no apparent reason. The suspect then exited the bus.

Battery: 1500 Block of Irving Street, Feb. 25, 10:15 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an incident of battery. The victim, a restaurant employee, reported that the suspect had been upset about noise from the restaurant. 

The suspect, who lived above the restaurant, then sprayed water from a hose on the employees and customers who were seated outside at the restaurant below.  

Vandalism, Assault: 1400 Block of 48th Avenue, Feb. 26, 4:38 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault. 

The victim reported that she had invited the suspects, who did not have a place to sleep, to stay the night. However, an argument ensued between the victim and one of the suspects over noise complaints and the suspect threw a walker at the victim. 

The walker missed the victim but damaged the victim’s car. 

Assault, Vandalism: Taraval Street and Great Highway, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.

The victim reported that, while picnicking at the beach, the suspect suddenly picked up a tray for food and threw it onto the ground. The suspect then threw canned drinks at the victim. which hit her. 

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

Arson: 4000 Block of 19th Avenue, Feb. 28, 11:25 a.m.

The victim, a store manager, reported that a security camera filmed the suspect pushing a shopping cart to the doorway before piling items in front of the door and setting them on fire.  

Threats: 2500 Block of 26th Avenue, Feb. 28, 2:05 a.m.

The victim reported that she was in the process of locking her vehicle’s door when the suspect confronted her and made threats to harm her. The victim fearfully ran away from the suspect, who chased after her. 

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

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