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.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Flier spier: At 1 p.m. July 10, an office worker reported a woman loitering on the ninth floor of a commercial building at the Embarcadero Center. The worker recognized the 30-year-old Asian woman from fliers, distributed previously, that indicated she was an opportunist burglar. A short time later, the suspect was stopped by the worker. The suspect handed over a wallet that she had just taken from the worker’s desk. Security responded and charged the woman with burglary and probation violation.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Caught stealing: At 11:20 a.m. July 6, officers responded to a call of a shoplifter at a store on the 800 block of LaPlaya. The suspect was detained by store security after stealing several items from the store. The suspect had an outstanding parole violation warrant for dangerous drugs and was arrested.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Driving under idiocy: At 10 p.m. July 12 on the first block of Magellan, a suspect crashed his carinto a house and ran from the scene. A resident chased the suspect to the first block of Castenada and held the suspect until officers arrived on the scene and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of auto theft, hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license.
Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood
In and out: At 1:40 p.m. July 9 on the 300 block of Crescent Avenue, a caller reported three men entering and exiting a home’s backyard and leaving the neighborhood in a brown Jeep Cherokee. An officer found the back door of the home broken and the house ransacked.
Tenderloin, bordered by Geary, Market and Larkin streets
Hanging out: On July 3 on the 200 block of Golden Gate Avenue, officers responded to a call of a man being beaten. The officers went to the man’s apartment and found the victim lying on the floor of his apartment. The victim told the officers that the man who was beating him was hanging out the window. They looked out the window and saw a man hanging out the window by the curtain. The man dropped to the ground and began to run. Officers gave chase and took the man into custody.