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.
Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood
Tailing a thief: An alert officer observed a stolen vehicle on the 1800 block of Sunnydale Avenue. Just before the vehicle took off, the driver was double-parked and chatting with a known Sunnydale gang member.
The driver, who was unlicensed and a resident of the 200 block of Teddy Street, had stolen the vehicle from a friend on Bay Street. He was arrested for grand theft auto and unlicensed driving.
Mission district, Noe Valley
Juvenile hooker: A suspicious woman was loitering and signaling to passing autos on 17th and Folsom streets at 8:55 p.m. Sept. 12. Prostitution abatement officers observed probable cause for an arrest.
The suspect appeared very youthful and was ultimately identified as a 15-year-old runaway from the North Bay. She was taken into custody and her legal guardians were notified.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Attempted arsons: Several arson fires were reported on the 2100-2500 blocks of Sutter Street between 2:05 a.m. and 3:37 a.m. Tuesday. The persistent firebug started fires in trash and recycling bins.
One such garbage can blaze could easily cause a house fire.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Bicycle bust: On Sept. 6, A bicycle officer on the Union Square beat at 5 p.m. arrested an individual on the 600 block of Leavenworth Street who was wanted on an outstanding criminal warrant and was in possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
Purses under attack: On Sept. 13 at midnight and Sept. 14 at 1 a.m., two separate purse snatches occurred at 501 Francisco and 55 Valparaiso streets. One suspect was described as a facially scarred man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with rhinestones on it. The second suspect wore a black T-shirt with a logo.