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
Needling complaint: A Union Square beat officer was called at 1:33 p.m. March 3 regarding an individual “shooting drugs” in a public restroom. The individual was also found to be in possession of 46 hypodermic needles.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Idle theft: Officers responded to a call at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 of a Volvo station wagon that had reportedly been stolen from 21st Avenue and Geary Boulevard. Officers learned that the owner had left the keys in her car with the engine running as she used the ATM. Upon returning to her car, she saw that the suspect had jumped in the driver’s seat and was driving away. Units searched the area and were alerted a short time later that a vehicle matching the description had been involved in an accident on the Great Highway at Ulloa Street. Officers located the suspect on a Muni bus with the victim’s credit cards and cell phone.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Unnerving swerving: Officers responded to 12th Avenue and Kirkham Street at 8:03 p.m. Feb. 28 on a report of a man driving a vehicle drunk and weaving all over the road. One officer located the driver and vehicle. The Santa Clara</a> resident was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Bayview, Hunters Point
Screech to a halt: An officer at the 1600 block of McKinnon Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 27 heard tires screeching at the intersection of McKinnon and Newhall Street. He saw a blue Chrysler van in the intersection and attempted to catch up to the vehicle, to no avail. Another officer heard the broadcast and found the vehicle on Kirkwood Avenue, detaining the occupants. The first officer responded, searchedthe occupant for weapons and located illegal narcotics. The subject was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale.