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.

Central

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

Armed robbery: Officers responded to an armed robbery at Vallejo and Hyde streets at 10 p.m. March 29. The female victim said she was accosted by three men and two women with handguns. The suspects took her purse and its contents by force. Several officers responded to the area and coordinated a search for the five suspects, who were said to be driving a white van. Officers spotted the van and detained its occupants at Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue. The suspects from Rodeo and Oakland were found to be carrying realistic looking BB guns, and the victim’s property was recovered from the van.

Sister act: Officers responded to Union Square at 2:15 p.m. March 29 on a call of a purse-snatching. The suspects, juvenile sisters, ran up to a female victim and grabbed her purse and ran. The victim’s husband and a witness chased the girls and held them for police, reclaiming the purse in the process.

Taraval

Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park

Pot bust: Officers observed a disabled vehicle in a traffic lane at 19th Avenue and Lawton Street at 10:28 a.m. March 30. The driver, who was trying to start the vehicle with a screwdriver, said he had lost his keys.

The officers investigated and found that of the car’s three occupants, two were on probation for drugs and assault. The officers also smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle. Another officer arrived to supervise the investigation. The officers ultimately located a large amount of marijuana. The three suspects, who reside in Paso Robles and in Capitola, were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana for sale.

Ingleside

Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood

Drinking in public: Officers contacted a man at Garrison and Schwerin streets at 3 p.m. March 30 who was drinking alcohol in public. The 23-year-old Potrero Hill man was wanted on a local misdemeanor warrant. He was booked.

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