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.

Northern

Pacific Heights, Marina, Japantown, Polk Gulch

Call of the wild: Officers patrolling Chestnut and Scott streets were stopped by a man who told the officers he had just seen a coyote on Chestnut Street running toward Lombard Street. The officers went to the area and saw the coyote running in the middle of the street at Chestnut and Richardson Avenue. They followed the coyote to the Presidio to make sure it did not injure anyone as it headed home. The coyote entered the Presidio safely.

Bayview

Bayview, Hunters Point

Not even in hiding: Officers patrolling the Potrero Hill Housing Development on the 1800 block of Sixth Street at 12:35 p.m. Dec. 24 recognized a man standing on the sidewalk as someone who has a felony warrant for murder. The officers made contact with the man and placed him under arrest for the warrant.

Ingleside

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

Goodbye, man’s best friend: A 31-year-old Visitacion Valley man who had been named in a prior report for criminal threats was arrested on the 1-100 block of Blythdale Avenue at 6:20 p.m. Jan. 2, and his dog was seized by animal control officers.

What will mom do? A 15-year-old boy was seen vandalizing a Muni bus on the 4700 block of Mission Street at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 and arrested. He was released to his mother’s care on a promise to appear in court.

Southern

South of Market, China Basin, Embarcadero

Fight wounds: Officers responded to a street robbery that had just occurred on the 1-100 block of Sixth Street on Dec. 21 when a witness pointed out a suspect who was hiding nearby. The officers located and interviewed the victim, who had cuts to his hands and face, then located and arrested the suspect near Market Street. The victim identified the attacker, who was later discovered to be on active felony probation.

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