Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Sunset District

Recovered Stolen Vehicle: 3500 Block of the Great Highway, May 2, 6 p.m.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a vehicle blocking the entrance to the water treatment plant. The officers contacted the driver and told him to move his vehicle. 

A computer check revealed that the vehicle’s VIN did not match the license plate. After further investigation, it was revealed that the vehicle had been stolen. 

The driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Battery: 4500 Block of Irving Street, May 3, 10:25 p.m.

The victim reported to responding officers that he had been talking to his friend’s neighbor when the friend approached and became verbally aggressive. The victim attempted to walk away but his friend followed him and began arguing, while standing very close to the victim. 

Shortly afterwards, the victim discovered a cut on his face and wanted to press charges. 

Responding officers investigated the incident, then cited and released the friend.  

Battery: 700 Block of Taraval Street, May 7, 7:43 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery. 

The victim said that she had been in a store’s checkout line with a shopping cart of items before getting into an argument with the suspect behind her, who was purchasing only one item. 

Shortly afterward, when the victim was exiting the store’s elevator, the suspect approached her and punched her several times before immediately fleeing the scene. 

Robbery: 1900 Block of Irving Street, May 7, 9:38 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery. 

The victims said that they were seated in the back of their rental vehicle when a suspect broke the back window and attempted to steal a backpack. One of the victims held on to the backpack while a second victim punched the suspect. 

The suspect released the backpack and immediately fled the area. 

Trespassing: 900 Block of Lincoln Way, May 12, 9:28 a.m.

The witness, a realtor, reported to officers that a tenant had called after observing someone inside an empty apartment.

 The witness checked the apartment and confirmed that the suspect was inside. However, the suspect immediately walked away from the apartment after seeing the witness. 

Responding officers located the suspect. After further investigation, the suspect was cited for trespassing. 

Theft: Ninth Avenue and Judah Street, May 12, 9:30 a.m.

While detaining the suspect for the above trespassing incident, a second victim came forward and reported that the suspect had also stolen from him earlier. 

After further investigation, the suspect was also cited for theft. 

Stolen License Plate: 3500 Block of Quintara Street, May 12, 12:44 p.m.

An officer was on patrol when he observed the suspect exit one vehicle and enter another one. Neither vehicle had a front license plate. 

The officer conducted a vehicle check, which revealed that one of the license plates had been reported as stolen, but the vehicle had not been reported as stolen. 

The suspect was cited for the stolen license plate.

Assault: 2400 Block of Taraval Street, May 15, 4:50 a.m.

The victims told responding officers that they had just exited their vehicle and were walking to their home when three suspects – one of whom was known to one of the victims – attacked them. Officers located two of the suspects hiding behind vehicles nearby. 

After further investigation, the two suspects were arrested.

Robbery: 2300 Block of Noriega Street, May 18, 9:41 p.m. 

Officers responded to a report of a shoplifting incident. 

The victims, store employees, told officers that the suspect had been observed in the self-checkout line before walking into the elevator without paying for any of the items. 

The victims attempted to take photos of the suspect and the suspect responded by throwing store items at them and spat on them. 

The suspect then exited at the rooftop parking area, entered a vehicle and fled the area.

Battery: 3200 Block of 20th Avenue, May 18, 8:30 p.m.

The victim entered Taraval Station to report a battery. 

The victim said that they had been engaged in an argument with two suspects while playing basketball at a gym. During the argument, one of the suspects punched the victim. 

Violation of Restraining Order: 1400 Block of 38th Avenue, May 25, 9 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect who was violating a restraining order. 

The victim, who had obtained a restraining order against the suspect, reported that the suspect was observed walking over and pouring something suspicious onto the victim’s property. The victim stated that the suspect had been acting mentally unstable. 

Responding officers located the suspect, confirmed the restraining order and arrested the suspect. 

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