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.
Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle
Mervyn’s getaway: Security at Mervyn’s saw two shoplifters jump into a waiting vehicle May 22. A witness jotted down the license plate, and officers traced the plate to an address on Jackson Street. The officers found the car pulling up to the Jackson address upon their arrival. The car had three occupants. More than $700 was recovered.
Mission district, NoeValley
Red-light stabbing: Two people in a vehicle stopped at a red light near 20th Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 3:35 p.m. May 20 were stabbed by two unknown suspects who opened the passenger’s door and stabbed him and hit the driver and passenger in the head with a rock.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Self serve: An intoxicated man entered a liquor store on the 3400 block of Geary Boulevard at 1:24 p.m. May 24, opened a bottle of wine and took a swig from it. As employees escorted him out, he took another bottle and threw it to the ground. Police discovered that he also had gone into a nearby gas station and helped himself to a burrito.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Pre-emptive pepper spraying: An officer responded to a call of two individuals checking doors of businesses and vehicles on Grant Avenue at 2 p.m. May 21. A man, 36, immediately became confrontational with the officer while a woman, 55, was verbally abusive. The man was pepper sprayed to deter an attack.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Let us shop, or else: Officers went to a store in Stonestown Galleria where four youths had refused to leave and repeatedly threatened the lives of the employees at 5:30 p.m. May 25.