These are excerpts from the San Francisco Police Department's daily log of activities. Incidents are listed by police precincts and the neighborhoods they patrol.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Burglary in progress: A neighbor reported seeing a strange man with a flashlight in the alleyway of a home on the 600 block of 45th Avenue at 10:42 p.m. Sept. 26. Sounds of glass breaking had been heard moments before.
The first officer arriving on the scene saw a broken window in the backyard. He heard footsteps inside and alerted the other responding officers that someone was still inside the home. Then the suspect climbed out the backyard window, apparently unaware of any police presence. He was taken into custody without a fight. The residents, who were out of town, were informed of the incident.
Mission district, Noe Valley
Bar stabbing: A victim stabbed in his carotid artery during a fight outside a bar on 17th and Valencia streets at 1:26 a.m. Sept. 23 was taken to S.F. General Hospital for treatment and the primary suspect was arrested.
Shot in chest: A victim was sitting on steps on the corner of Market and Church streets at 4:25 a.m. Sept. 22 when a car approached, a suspect got out of the car, words were exchanged and the victim was shot in the chest.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Robbery gang: A couple was returning to their car at Green and Sansome streets at 1:15 a.m. Sept. 16 when two vehicles pulled up alongside them. Three young men exited one of the vehicles and approached the victims demanding their valuables.
One suspect punched the male victim twice while another suspect threatened the victims with a baseball bat. The victims were robbed of a purse, wallet and camera.
Lights on: A vehicle was pulled over for driving without headlights in the area of Geary Boulevard and Hyde Street at 10:58 p.m. Sept. 27.
The 16-year-old driver was not only careless but also unlicensed, and the car was determined to be stolen. The suspect was booked into Youth Guidance Center.