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.
South of Market, China Basin, Embarcadero
Mistaken identity: Officers dispatched to Ninth and Market streets regarding a stabbing Jan. 8 found a victim bleeding profusely from his chest with multiple stab wounds. The victim was very frightened and was having trouble breathing. The officers were able to render first aid and get a statement from the victim, who told the officers the suspect approached him about some stolen property. When the victim told the suspect that he had the wrong person, the suspect became enraged and said he was going to kill him. The suspect then left the area. The victim, who was homeless, went back to sleep only to wake later when he was attacked bythe suspect. The bloody scissors used in the attack were still on scene. The officers broadcast the suspect’s description. Officers found the suspect about one block from the stabbing, and the victim identified his attacker. Another officer responded to the scene and assisted in the investigation. At the time of this report, the victim was in stable condition at the hospital with 11 stab wounds to the chest, one to the abdomen and one to the back.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Time to move out: On the 1400 block of Sacramento Street, officers responded to a stabbing at 10:07 p.m. Jan. 10. Two women who share an apartment had been arguing all day. Things escalated to the point where one woman sprayed the other in the face with an unknown substance. The second woman retaliated by stabbing the first woman in the chest with a steak knife. The primary suspect was arrested at the scene. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
Mission district, Noe Valley
Game over: A man was taking a shower when he heard a voice and footsteps going down the stairs on the 1700 block of 15th Street at 2:50 p.m. Jan. 10. The victim looked around this apartment and saw the back glass door of the house was broken and his PlayStation video game console wasstolen.