Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Sunset District

Discharging a Firearm: 2100 Block of 42nd Avenue, June 25, 1:12 a.m.

A witness reported to responding officer that they heard a crash shortly before hearing sounds of gunfire. 

The officers determined, via a security video, that a vehicle had collided with a sign, which caused the passenger to fall out of the vehicle. The passenger, while attempting to get up, discharged a firearm at the ground. 

Assault: Ninth Avenue and Irving Street, June 28, 2:44 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault. 

The victim reported that they were walking when the suspect passed by and spat at them. The victim confronted the suspect who responded by pushing the victim to the ground and punching them. The suspect then made stabbing motions with a knife towards the victim. 

Bystanders intervened and the suspect walked away.

Threats, Brandishing a Weapon, Vandalism to Property, Theft: 2900 Block of 23rd Avenue, June 29, 12:30 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect, who was in an altered mental state, trespassing at the SF Water Pump Station. 

When the officers arrived at the location, they observed the suspect vandalizing property and brandishing a knife while refusing to exit the building. 

After multiple hours of negotiation with the suspect, the suspect ran out of the building and threatened a victim before damaging the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then stole a piece of mail from a neighbor’s home and ran back inside the Water Pump Station. 

After the arrival of the SFPD Tactical Unit, the suspect was placed into custody without further incident. 

Battery: 3100 Block of Quintara Street, July 2, 3:30 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a suspect running toward the victim, then pushing the victim to the ground. The suspect and victim then started grabbing at each other. 

The officers contacted the victim, but the victim refused to cooperate with the officers. 

Brandishing a Weapon: 1200 Block of 24th Avenue, July 6, 9:25 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of a suspect brandishing a knife.

The victims reported that they had parked their car and were walking home when the suspect started swinging a hockey stick around. 

The victim tossed a garbage can at the suspect, which tripped the suspect and caused him to drop the stick. The suspect then brandished a knife at the victims before walking away. 

Resisting Arrest, Parole Violation: 2300 Block of 16th Avenue, July 7, 7:29 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a possible incident of burglary. 

When officers arrived at the location, they observed the suspect inside the house. However, the suspect immediately attempted to flee from the officers. 

A search of the house revealed the suspect hiding in a crawl space. 

The suspect was detained without further incident. 

After further investigation, the suspect was arrested for trespassing, resisting arrest and a parole violation.

Robbery: 2200 Bock of Taraval Street, July 8, 5:37 p.m.

A store employee reported that two suspects had walked into the store, brandished a firearm and demanded money. 

Both suspects then fled the area with the stolen money. 

Threats: 2200 Block of 20th Avenue, July 14, 10:12 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of threats. 

The victim said that their neighbor had yelled at them to remove a rental scooter that was parked nearby. The victim responded that the scooter wasn’t theirs, but the neighbor continued to yell and threaten the victim with harm if the scooter was not moved. 

Battery: 3600 Block of Taraval Street, July 20, 1:39 a.m.

Officers responding to a report of a battery made contact with the victim, who was too intoxicated to provide information regarding the incident.

 A witness stated that the victim may have been involved in an argument with a known suspect before the suspect poured wine on the victim. The witness stated that the suspect may have also hit the victim.  

Metal Health Detention, Battery, Traffic Collison: 700 Block of Lincoln Way, July 22, 12:22 p.m.

Officers responded to a report that the suspect had been driving erratically before hitting the victim’s vehicle and then throwing a water bottle at the vehicle. 

The victim and suspect both exited their vehicles and an argument ensued before the suspect spat at the victim. 

Responding officers exchanged information regarding the collision and the victim declined to press charges. However, after further reinvestigation, the suspect was held for a mental evaluation.  

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