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
They won’t notice: Officers responded to a retail store where two women had used a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards on the 400 block of Bay Street at 5:27 p.m. Nov. 29. The women had made the initial purchase earlier in the afternoon and returned to the store but by then, store management had learned that the credit card used to make the purchase was stolen. Officers arrested the two women inside the store.
Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle
Paranoia: A caller noticed a young man dressed all in camouflage Army fatigues, wearing a beret, carrying a backpack, looking at Rooftop School at Corbett and Iron streets through field binoculars at 11 a.m. Nov. 19. She contacted police, who detained and questioned the young man. It turns out that he did have legitimate business in the area, and he was released.
Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood
Bar hopper: Officers were summoned at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 to a bar on the 3300 block of Mission Street on the call of an alleged assault. There they met with a patron who had suffered a cut to his hand when a 21-year-old man had reportedly struck him with a bottle. The perpetrator was escorted from the bar, but he allegdly returned with a knife and attempted to stab a security guard. Officers were told of the suspect’s whereabouts and arrested the man inside another bar on the same block. The man was booked.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Bad timing: Two suspects allegedly broke into a car on the 2800 block of Kirkham Avenue at 4:17 p.m. Nov. 30. Several officers responded and an off-duty officer was allegedly struggling with one of the suspects. Officers assisted in arresting the suspects, who live on the 1200 block of Webster and the 500 block of Carter. They were charged with auto burglary and resisting arrest.