S.F. Police Blotter: Neighborhood crime log

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.

Northern

Pacific Heights, Marina, Japantown, Polk Gulch

Drugged driver: One officer responded to the area of Fulton and Laguna streets at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 9 to assist on a traffic stop. The driver appeared to be under the influence. The driver was having a hard time staying awake and standing on his own. The driver told the officers he was taking prescription medication. The officer, after questioning the driver and observing his behavior, believed the driver was under the influence of narcotics. He was placed under arrest and booked at the county jail.

On the run: Officers patrolling the Plaza East Housing development near Larch Way and Buchanan Street at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5 saw a subject they had prior contact with and knew was wanted for 10 counts of burglary, six of grand theft, one of conspiracy and one of gang activity. When the officers got out of their car, the suspect ran. The officers chased the suspect for several blocks and placed him under arrest. He was booked.

Central

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

Illegal download: An officer was patrolling in an unmarked vehicle on the 700 block of Hyde Street when he heard glass breaking at 9 p.m. Feb. 10. He saw a suspect leaning into a shattered window of a parked vehicle and called for him to stop. The suspect threw an iPod to the ground and ran from the officer. The officer chased and caught the suspect a short distance away from the scene at Post and Hyde streets. The vehicle owner identified the stolen property as his. The suspect was booked on charges of auto burglary.

Mission

Mission district, Noe Valley

Caught red-handed: A 36-year-old man was arrested on the 400 blockof Valencia Street after he sliced the hand of a 51-year-old man during a fight at 1:20 p.m. Feb. 8.

Take note: A 55-year-old man robbed a bank at 442 Castro St. using a threatening note at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

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