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.
Pacific Heights, Marina, Japantown, Polk Gulch
Caught on tape: Officers set up surveillance on a van and watched as two men approached the vehicle at Willow and Buchanan at 11 a.m. Dec. 24 to peer into the window. The pair left and one returned a few minutes later on a bike, carrying a backpack. One of the men threw an object into the window to shatter the van’s window. He then reached into the van and took a laptop, put it into his backpack and rode off. The officers were able to place the subject under arrest a block away.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Transit theft: A woman got off a streetcar at Ocean and Lee at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 when a suspect allegedly grabbed her purse. She struggled with the suspect and chased after him. A resident saw the attack and came to the aid of the victim and held the suspect until the police arrived. Officers arrested the suspect, who lives in Berkeley, for robbery.
Bayview, Hunters Point
Dealer bust: Officers received information that a person was dealing methamphetamines from his trailer on the 1300 block of Yosemite Avenue at 11:01 p.m. Dec. 16. They learned of the person’s name and discovered that he was on probation with a warrantless search condition. A search of his premises was performed and methamphetamines, a semiautomatic rifle and shotgun were located. The man was booked for possession of narcotics and weapons violations.
Making himself comfortable: A fight allegedly broke out on the 1-100 block of Rosie Lee Lane at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 24 after an alleged burglary at a house. A man was reportedly watching his mother’s house while she was in the hospital and noticed that the shades were up and the window was open. The man entered the house and smelled an odor of marijuana and noticed his mother’s jewelry on the bed. When he turned around, he saw an unknown man standing against the bedroom door. The stranger told him he had a gun and was going to shoot him. A fight ensued, and two witnesses called 911.