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.

Bayview

Bayview, Hunters Point

Is this thing on? Officers were called to the area of Third Street and Palou Avenue regarding a 911 call of a white pickup truck driving erratically at 1:54 a.m. Jan. 12. They spotted a Toyota pickup truck crossing over into oncoming traffic. They ordered the car to pull over and contacted the driver, who said that he did not know how to turn the car off. One officer reached in and turned the car off. The officers ordered the man out of thecar and observed that his pants were unzipped, and a plastic bag was sticking out of the fly area. The bag was retrieved and found to contain bundles of methamphetamine. The man was placed under arrest and transported to Bayview Station for narcotics violations.

Richmond

Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park

Pipe ploy: Three men posing as water department employees were able to talk their way into a home of an elderly couple on the 200 block of 21st Avenue. at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 15. One suspect stayed with the victim as the other two walked around the home “checking pipes.” After 10 minutes, the suspects left the home. The male victim becam suspicious and followed the suspects out of the home. One of the suspects then “patted down” the victim and took money from his pockets. The suspects fled, and the victim called the police. Several of the bedrooms had been gone through, and the loss is yet to be determined.

Taraval

Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park

Punch-drunk love: Officers responded to a report of a rejected suitor drunk on the porch of a woman’s house on the 1-100 block of Stratford Drive at 6 a.m. Jan. 17. The man had broken a window in the woman’s house with a rolled up newspaper. The suspect was arrested for malicious mischief and drunkenness.

<p>Love thy neighbor: An officer admonished a member of a group home on the 100 block of Margaret Avenue who was constantly spitting onto an adjoining property to the consternation of the property owner at 7:05 a.m. Jan. 18.

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