Police Blotter: Sunset District

Carrying a Concealed Weapon: 800 Block of Ulloa Street, Feb. 1, 8:28 a.m.

A witness observed a gun on the ground, which was picked up by the suspect who then walked away with a group of people that included several juveniles.

A review of security cameras confirmed that an object had fallen out of the suspect’s rolling bag.

Responding officers located the suspect with a gun in their possession and arrested the suspect.

Robbery of a Residence: La Playa Street and Lincoln Way, Feb. 4, 9:51 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery with a gun.

The victim stated that they parked and exited their vehicle when the suspect approached while holding a gun and demanded the victim’s dog.

A struggle then ensued over the victim’s key before the suspect pepper sprayed the victim and took the key.

The suspect then went to the vehicle with the key and took the victim’s dog.

Stunt Driving: 41st Avenue and Noriega Street, Feb. 5, 1:53 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an incident of stunt driving.

An officer and sergeant were first to arrive on scene. The suspects threw items at the officers’ vehicle while one suspect also jumped on top of the vehicle.

The suspects and bystanders then left the area as additional units arrived at the scene.

Threats, Brandishing a Weapon: Judah and La Playa Streets, Feb. 6, 4:53 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of two suspects fighting with weapons.

The witness stated that one suspect was holding a knife while the second suspect was holding a baton.

Responding officers arrived at the location and detained the two suspects.

After further investigation, one suspect was arrested and the other suspect was cited.

Assault, Robbery, Carrying a Concealed Weapon: 2600 Block of Judah Street, Feb. 5, 10:50 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a subject with a knife chasing after another person.

The victim said they were inside a store when they overheard the store’s owner confronting the suspect over shoplifting. An argument ensued and then escalated with the suspect observed making stabbing and slicing motions with a knife. The victim confronted the suspect, who then directed their attention to the victim.

Responding officers detained two subjects. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

The store owner suffered from head lacerations during the incident.

Trespassing: 1300 Block of 38th Avenue, Feb. 7, 11:31 a.m.

The witness reported that a contractor left the building’s garage door open for their employees to enter and exit the home.

Afterward, the witness and victim noticed an unknown backpack by the garage and discovered the suspect had trespassed and entered the building. The suspect was located, escorted out of the building and detained.

After further investigation, the suspect was cited.

Vehicle Tampering, Brandishing a Weapon: 2700 Block of 42nd Avenue, Feb. 9, 6:33 a.m.

The victim said they heard the loud sound of power tools and discovered the suspect was suspiciously close to the victim’s vehicle. The victim yelled out and the suspect responded by producing a handgun but did not point the firearm at the victim.

Responding officers investigated and determined that the suspect had been attempting to steal the vehicle’s catalytic converter.

Traffic Violation: 19th Avenue and Noriega Street, Feb. 10, 9:22 p.m.

Officers on patrol observed a driver using a cellphone that was mounted onto the car’s dashboard. The driver was then observed scrolling through a social media application and playing different videos on the screen while driving.

The officers conducted a traffic stop. A computer check on the driver revealed they had never been issued a driver’s license. The driver was cited.

Stolen Vehicle: Irving Street and Great Highway, Feb. 14, 11:03 a.m.

The victim reported they had located their vehicle, which had been stolen, and discovered multiple items inside that did not belong to the victim.

Responding officers investigated the items and, after further investigation, developed a possible lead to the suspect who had stolen the vehicle.

Assault: Lincoln Way and 47th Avenue, Feb. 16, 1:45 p.m.

The victim told responding officers he walked across the street to ask the suspect to stop idling his motorcycle by asking “What’s going on?”

The suspect responded that they would pepper spray the victim if the victim did not back away. The victim repeated their question and was pepper sprayed.

The suspect then left the area.

Robbery: 1300 Block of La Playa Street, Feb. 17, 2:34 p.m.

The victim, a USPS employee, said they had been delivering mail and was behind a metal gate when the suspect exited a nearby vehicle and started rummaging through the mail in the victim’s cart.

The victim confronted the suspect who then pointed a gun at the victim.

Robbery: 2400 Block of 45th Avenue, Feb. 17, 3:03 a.m.

The victim heard suspicious noises outside and went to investigate.

The victim observed two suspects attempting to steal the victim’s catalytic converter and confronted them. One of the suspects responded by threatening the victim with the saw they were using.

Shooting: Lincoln Way and 41st Avenue, Feb. 18, 11:32 a.m.

The victim stated they were driving when they observed a vehicle making a left turn onto Lincoln Way then coming to a stop. As the victim drove by the vehicle, they heard gunshots.

The victim later discovered that two bullets had grazed the vehicle and caused damage.

Responding officers located a second vehicle with a shattered window and bullet damage.

Brandishing a Weapon: Lincoln Way and 32nd Avenue, Feb. 19, 4:04 p.m.

The victim stated that they had been driving and accidentally cut off the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspect then followed the victim and honked their horn for 20 blocks. The victim responded to the suspect with a rude gesture before the suspect then changed lanes, pulled next to the victim and pointed a gun at them.

Battery: 1300 Block of Lincoln Way, Feb. 26, 10:49 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a battery.

The victim said the suspect, a friend, waited for the victim to walk out of their apartment building before the suspect punched the victim’s face and head before throwing the victim onto the ground.

The suspect then fled the area.

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