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
Rough intermission: At St. Francis Memorial Hospital, at 11:02 a.m. Jan. 19, an officer met with the victim of a robbery that had occurred in Union Square on Jan. 16. The victim, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, was playing his guitar in Union Square when he was approached by three subjects, one of whom asked if he wanted to buy crack cocaine.
The victim told the man he was leaving. This subject then threw the victim to the ground face-first and stole his wallet, cell phone and medication. Another suspect took the victim’s guitar. The three suspects then followed the victim to his residence and watched him enter. The fearful victim waited three days to call police.
Tenderloin, bordered by Geary, Market and Larkin streets
Wake up: Officers were flagged down by a resident regarding a sleeping subject blocking the entrance to his building on the 800 block of Geary Street on Jan. 16. The officers conducted a well-being check on the subject, who had an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was arrested.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Semi-automatic on the roof: An officer responded to 18th and Vicente streets at 6:48 p.m. on Jan. 27 on a report of an auto burglar in the area. When the suspect saw the officer, he ran and the officer chased the suspect to some stairs on the 2300 block, where the suspect threw an object onto a roof.
As the officer caught up to the suspect, the suspect threw a flashlight from a pouch to the roof as well. A second officer arrived on the scene and assisted the first in taking the suspect into custody. The officers called the fire department for a ladder and found a loaded semi-automatic handgun wrapped in a bandana on the roof.
The suspect, who lives in the area, was arrested on firearms violations, a probation violation, possession of a burglar tool and receiving stolen property.