Police Blotter: November 13, 2009

Ingleside

Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood

Vehicle vandalism: At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, officers were sent to investigate a vandalism case in the 700 block of Delano Avenue. A resident told officers he was at home when he heard a loud crash outside. He went to investigate and discovered that someone had broken his car window. No suspects were observed.

Central

Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill

Parking lot holdup: At 9:35 a.m. Saturday, a male victim told officers that he parked his car in a parking lot near Sansome and Green streets and was approached by three men, one holding what looked like a handgun. They demanded his cell phone and cash before fleeing in a black sport utility vehicle with personalized plates that read “BLBUTY.”

Taraval


Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park


Following the scent:
At 4:20 p.m. Nov. 4, officers were working on a Muni fare-evasion assignment near 19th Avenue. They boarded a train and located a man who had not paid his fare. The officers noticed that the man smelled like marijuana. A search revealed that he was carrying a large amount of pot. Also, the Turlock resident was wanted by the Merced County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant for driving with a suspended license. He was arrested.

Richmond

Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park


Reeled in:
At 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5, a man was walking in the area of Scott Street and Pacific Avenue. He noticed a man standing next to a silver vehicle. The man told him his car had broken down and asked if he could borrow a cell phone. The man handed the other man his phone, and was then asked if he could help push the car. The man stood behind the car as the other man got into the driver’s seat, still in possession of the phone. The man then started the car and drove away east on Pacific Avenue.

Ingleside

Joy ride breakdown:
At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4, an officer responded to a vandalism incident in the 1600 block of Geneva Street. The male victim said while he was working, he observed two youths driving the utility cart he uses for gardening. After he confronted them, the youths fled the area. The man determined the transmission shifter had been damaged. The youths were not identified.

Green growing: At 5:04 p.m. Nov. 4, officers discovered that inside a residence in the 100 block of San Juan Avenue the occupant was illegally growing marijuana. Officers obtained a search warrant and were able to confiscate approximately 240 pot plants. Two people were arrested.
 

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