Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood
Graffiti thief: At 11:58 a.m. Nov. 5, officers responded to a malicious mischief incident in the area near Mission and 30th streets where two men were observed writing graffiti on a Muni bus. When the officers contacted the men, one of them attempted to flee from the officers, who were able to take the man into custody. It was later determined the man stole three bottles of alcohol from the nearby Safeway, and he was arrested and booked.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Leave your friend outside: At 11 p.m. Nov. 1, a resident of an apartment building in the 100 block of Sutter Street told officers that he was assaulted and threatened by another tenant who attempted to bring a prostitute into their building. When the resident confronted his neighbor, the tenant became extremely angry and began yelling and threatening him. The tenant was arrested.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Misguided aggression: At 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5, a man was staying at a friend’s house near Ulloa Street and 24th Avenue when he heard noises outside. He went out and saw a man smashing a helmet against side-view mirrors of numerous cars. He confronted the man, who was still continuing to damage vehicles. He held the man down until officers responded. The officers arrested the man, who is a resident of the first block of Arellano Avenue, for auto tampering.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Teen angst: At 2 p.m. Nov. 4, a 15-year-old boy became angry after being suspended from school. Later, a school security officer saw the boy and told him he needed to go home, and then called the boy’s father. The teen became enraged and banged his fist on the windshield of a car parked nearby and broke it. He left the area, but was later stopped on a Muni bus for fare evasion. The officers on the bus realized this was the same boy from the car incident on 33rd Avenue and Anza Street, and detained him. The boy was charged with vandalism and released to his father.
Tenderloin, bordered by Geary, Market and Larkin streets
Loud neighbor: At 4:10 p.m. Nov. 1, officers responded to the 500 block of O’Farrell Street regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. A man stated that he went to one of the apartments in his building due to loud music coming from a room. When he knocked on the door, the neighbor opened it holding a baseball bat. The neighbor told the man to get away from his door and swung a baseball bat at him, the man said. The man stated he ran down to the desk clerk and phoned 911. Officers located the neighbor inside his room and took him into custody.
Police Blotter: November 12, 2009