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
Snatch: Union Square beat officers were in a plainclothes stakeout on a serial thief from a store on Powell Street at noon March 8 when they heard shouts of “Stop, I’ve been robbed.” The officers responded to a physical struggle between two men. The victim said he was walking and counting his money when the suspect ran up and attempted to snatch the cash from his hand.
Bayview, Hunters Point
Fashion police: Members of the Bayview plainclothes team were patrolling the area of the Third Street corridor at 6:12 p.m. March 9 in response to an incident that had occurred earlier. As the officers drove on Palou Avenue, they observed a man walking on the opposite side of the street, wearing a waist-length, hooded jacket with his hood up. At the time, it was 65 degrees and sunny. The man walked faster as the officers approached. At one point, officers observed the man bend over behind a parked car and place something on the ground. Officers immediately recognized the object as a gun and attempted to detain the subject. The man ran and an officer followed, catching up to him on McKinnon Avenue. Officers placed the man under arrest.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Unwelcome visitor: Numerous officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress on the 7700 block of Geary Boulevard at 2:22 p.m. March 5. The caller stated that they had found a woman in their home and she had taken a wallet and camera. There had been a struggle when one of the victims tried to detain the suspect, who then fled toward the Walgreens
Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood
Raising cane: Two women argued on a Muni bus on the 400 block of Cortland Avenue at 1:55 p.m. March 7. One hit the other with a cane. The aggressor fled before the police arrived.