A log of daily events from the San Francisco Police Department.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Multiple robberies: Between Aug. 14 and 17, there were four reported strong-arm robberies along Lincoln Way in the vicinities of 47th Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. All four occurred between 8 and 9:30 p.m. The victims were male adult pedestrians. In each robbery, a group of six young males physically assaulted the victims and took their property. A similar robbery occurred there at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 20, but several witnesses observed the incident, followed the robbers and led officers directly to where three suspects could be arrested.
Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle
Crime wave halted: For several weeks, citizens complained of an auto burglary outbreak near the children’s playground in the Stowe Lake area. Night-shift plainclothes officers came in at noon and hid in the bushes. At 3:45 p.m. Aug. 17, they saw the suspect approach a vehicle. Within seconds he broke the car window and removed the GPS. He then jumped into his own car and drove off, but was intercepted within a short distance. Numerous other stolen items were found in his car.
Mission district, Noe Valley
Double stabbing: A suspect got into an argument with his roommates in a 2702 Mission St. apartment building at 10 p.m. Aug. 18 and stabbed one roommate numerous times.
Another roommate tried to intervene and was also stabbed multiple times. Arriving police negotiated with the suspect by phone and got him outside to arrest him.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Home invasion: Officers responded to a call on the 800 block of Sansome Street at 1:18 a.m. Aug. 17, where they captured one suspect and detained three others.
Police subdued one suspect whose stun gun had been used on a victim. The officers also recovered a stolen laptop computer.