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.
Pacific Heights, Marina, Japantown, Polk Gulch
Territorial panhandler: Responding to complaints of panhandling at Lombard and Franklin streets, two police officers found a man panhandling on Aug. 20 at 5:53 p.m. The officers detained the man, but he immediately became belligerent. He then told the officers, “You don’t own the street. You can’t tell me where to stand!” The man poked an officer in the chest with his finger and threatened the officers, who subsequently arrested him.
Mission district, Noe Valley
Big Bernal brawl: Six officers converged on Bernal Heights to break up a street fight among inebriates who had been drinking heavily in two Cortland Street bars at 9:51 p.m. Aug. 21 and then attacked each other with a knife, crowbar and fists. The police arrested three suspects for felony assault, conspiracy, brandishing and possession of prohibited weapons.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Drunken delinquents: Two police officers detained several males drinking near vehicles in a parking lot on the 500 block of Broadway on Aug. 18 at 1 a.m. The officers saw one suspect reach into a wheel well of a vehicle and found him trying to hide a switchblade knife. Two other suspects were arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of suspected cocaine for sale.
Tenderloin, bordered by Geary, Market and Larkin streets
Bloody attack: A man was viciously attacked by a man wielding a knife on Aug. 13 at Ellis and Leavenworth streets. The man was sliced across his face. Officers arrived on scene, called for an ambulance and rendered first aid to the victim. The victim said the suspect had climbed into a second-story window of a nearby hotel. Officers found the suspect hiding on the second floor of the hotel and placed him under arrest. The victim was transported to General Hospital with a severe facial laceration.