Teenagers with a reckless desire to enter a library in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood flashed a pistol to make their point on Thursday, police said.The punks tried to enter a public library that was under construction in the 1800 block of Page Street around 2:50 p.m. Two construction workers tried to stop them, and at one point one of the teens showed the men “the butt of a pistol,” police said.The youngsters fled, but cops chased them down nearby, police said.
An officer went up to a 50-year-old man sitting in a stolen car and asked: Whose car is this?The man replied, “I borrowed it.”The cop then asked the man: Why are you on probation?And the man replied, “For borrowing cars.”The man was arrested and charged with vehicle theft in the 200 block of Third Avenue at around 12:10 p.m. on Feb. 22, police email@example.com
A punk peeved over the placement of a potted plant in his building terrified his neighbor with some kind of “club” device Saturday morning, police said. The suspect didn’t strike anyone, but he was irate enough to frighten the neighbor and alarm others in the unit block of Valley Street, police said.The suspect dropped the club, and fled. Cops did not locate him, police firstname.lastname@example.org
A 15-year-old tagger tried to strike a deal with a cop who allegedly caught him vandalizing a mailbox in the Outer Richmond district.“I’m sorry, can I rub it off?” the boy told the cop the afternoon of Feb. 21. But the solution wasn’t that simple. A witness told the officer the boy’s graffiti was not only splattered on a mailbox, but on cars, newspaper stands and buildings in the area of 21st Avenue and Balboa Street, police said.
A single punch left a 61-year-old man in critical condition in the South of Market district Friday night, police said.The man went outside to investigate yelling and ended up in an argument with a 31-year-old man in the 300 block of Harriet Street, police said.During the argument, the 31-year-old punched the victim. The punch sent the 61-year-old man to the ground, where he struck his head, police said.
A robber threatened to shoot a West Portal bank teller on Saturday who handed over a “small amount of cash” during the heist, police said.The crook robbed the bank in the 200 block of West Portal Avenue at 1:30 p.m. The 22-year-old female teller did not give up all the cash, so the suspect, a man in his late 20s, threatened to shoot her, police said.
Boxes of HIV test kits that had been stolen in San Jose were discovered in a San Francisco park on Wednesday, police said.Cops got a call about the boxes of medical supplies that had been found at McLaren Park, near Russia and La Grande avenues, around 5:30 a.m.An officer recovered the HIV test kits, which had been stolen earlier that morning, police said. The company that shipped the boxes was notified as well as the San Jose Police Department, police said.
A good Samaritan helped cops catch a laptop thief on Friday, police said. The Samaritan saw a 22-year-old man enter a residence in the 200 block of Dolores Street around 12:30 a.m. and called the police, cops said. Once inside, the burglar snatched a 37-year-old woman’s laptop while she was asleep, police said. The thief fled the scene but was later taken into custody, cops email@example.com
A 24-year-old woman was stripped of her iPhone on Thursday, cops said. The woman was approached around 6 p.m. at Stockton Street and Broadway by a man described by police as being between 30 and 40 years old, they said.The hooligan punched the victim and stole her iPhone, cops said. No arrest has been made. firstname.lastname@example.org
A 28-year-old man was brutally attacked and robbed at Stonestown Galleria Mall on Wednesday, police said. After creeping up behind him at the mall around 8:45 p.m., one of two thugs struck him in the head several times with an unknown metallic object, police said.The second thug grabbed the man’s backpack and they both fled. No arrests have been made. The man was transported to the hospital to treat his non-life-threatening injuries, cops said.