S.F. Police Blotter: Neighborhood crime log

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.

Northern

Pacific Heights, Marina, Japantown, Polk Gulch

Debriefed: Officers responded to the area of Green and Polk streets at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 28 looking for a suspect who broke into a vehicle. The officers quickly found and detained him. The victim told the officers he saw the suspect lean into his car, take his briefcase and look through it. The victim ran outside and confronted the suspect, who then dropped the briefcase and pushed the victim. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest and the suspect was booked.

Richmond

Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park

iPod scuffle: Officers responded to the area of 34th Avenue and Balboa Street at 1 p.m. Feb. 5. Three suspects had just taken an iPod from a student and were fleeing north on 34th Avenue toward Anza Street. Two suspects were immediately detained, and a third who had gotten onto a Muni bus was found at Seventh Avenue and Balboa. The victim told the officers that one of suspects had grabbed his iPod out of his jacket pocket, and when it fell to the ground, another suspect picked it up and ran away with it. Two of the suspects were truants from a high school in the East Bay, and the third is not enrolled in school. Two of the boys were charged with grand theft, and the third was released to a family member.

Southern

South of Market, China Basin, Embarcadero

Peekaboo: Officers in the area of Natoma Alley on Jan. 27 saw a subject crouched between two parked cars in an attempt to hide from them. The officers got out of their car to investigate and located illegal narcotics on the suspect. He was booked at county jail.

Glass ceiling: Officers in the area of Fifth and Market streets Feb. 1 saw a group of young men in a Muni bus shelter. The men were lifting the glass ceiling and using the electrical power to charge one of their cell phones. The officers investigated further and found that one of the subjects had an outstanding warrant. He was booked at county jail.

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