S.F. Police Blotter: Neighborhood crime log

A log of daily events from the San Francisco Police Department.


Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle

Fighting felon: A beat officer recognized a woman outside 1675 Eddy St. who was wanted on a felony warrant. He approached her in full uniform at 10:50 p.m. June 16, told her she was under arrest and began to handcuff her. She punched him in the face as a crowd gathered to encourage her. The officer called for backup and numerous units responded while the fight continued.

CHP in the area arrived first and one officer got an elbow in the nose. The crowd continued to jeer. Finally with enough officers, she was handcuffed. En route to the station, she spat on the back of one officer’s head. At the station, she complained of back pain, so an ambulance was called. The paramedics said she was fine, so officers had to transport her to the hospital for medical clearance before the jail would accept her. En route to the hospital, she said she was trying to reach a bottle to hit an officer over the head. The District Attorney’s Office has pressed charges against her at the captain’s special request.

Shotgun street robbery: On June 16 at 1:20 a.m., a couple walking on the 1400 block of Masonic Avenue was approached from behind by a male age 20 to 25 years holding a sawed-off shotgun. He said, “Give me your money.” Then they saw there was a female accomplice. The robbers got a purse and wallet, and then fled in a waiting car. The victims got the license number and the stolen getaway car has since been recovered.

Stabbed and robbed: Officers were called to Haight and Cole streets at 7:39 p.m. June 14 on the report of a stabbing. They found the victim on a chair in front of a store bleeding heavily from several stab wounds in her arm. A witness told officers a woman in her early 20s stole the victim’s purse and stabbed her several times when she attempted to take it back. The suspect then fled north on Cole Street in a black sports utility vehicle driven by a male. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital.


Mission district, Noe Valley

Shot for shirt: A soccer player at Mission Playground, 650 Valencia St., was wearing a numbered blue jersey when a gang member told him to take it off. The victim and friends explained it was just a soccer jersey and meant nothing. The angry gang member retrieved a gun from the bushes and shot the victim multiple times at 11:05 a.m. June 13. The suspect has been identified and is being sought; the victim is in stable condition.

Drive-by shooting: A man had just left his girlfriend’s apartment on 18th and Capp streets and was waiting for a friend on the corner at 11:19 p.m. June 13. As a green van approached, the victim heard gunshots and fell, wounded. He was treated at General Hospital and the case is under investigation by the Gang Task Force.

Stabbed for cigarette: A man was walking with friends on 19th and Sanchez streets when a dark-colored vehicle with three males inside pulled up at 2:35 a.m. June 12. A suspect got out and asked for a cigarette. The victim gave him one and for no apparent reason, the suspect grabbed him and stabbed him in the side. A second victim was then chased and also stabbed. There is no known motive. Both victims are in stable condition.


Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill

Bank robbery: A 5-foot, 2-inch male wearing a hooded Gap sweatshirt robbed a bank on the 700 block of Washington Street at 4:25 p.m. June 13.


South of Market, China Basin, Embarcadero

Parking imposter: An enterprising scammer decided it would be clever to pose as the ticket seller in an unattendedprivate parking lot at 350 Second St. at 10 p.m. June 22.

Unluckily for him, a genuine employee of the lot came by and police were summoned. Arriving officers found the imposter in possession of fraudulently received funds and a roll of bogus parking tickets. He was issued a citation along with a stern warning to desist from this activity in the future.

Fifty fragrant baggies: While walking a beat near Seventh and Market streets at 11:27 a.m. June 13, two officers recognized a parolee. As they walked closer, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana.

A search revealed the suspect was concealing 50 plastic Ziploc baggies of marijuana on his person. He was arrested for a parole violation and on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale.


Bayview, Hunters Point

Armed robbery: A woman walking on 18th and Carolina streets at 9:55 p.m. June 15 saw three males pulling masks up around their faces as they approached.

Fearful for her safety, she quickly managed to get into her car parked nearby. As she fumbled her keys, one of the masked robbers demanded that she hand over everything that she had. The woman threw her handbag at the feet of the suspects, who then fled on foot.

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