SF Police Blotter: Neighborhood crime log

A log of daily events from the San Francisco Police Department.


Mission district, Noe Valley

Street shooting: Numerouswitnesses called in reports of two shooters, one with a silver handgun, firing at an unknown victim on 14th and Mission streets in broad daylight at 12:30 p.m. May 12. The victim apparently escaped unhurt and never called police. A passing motorist’s car was hit by a bullet.

Stickup: A slender teen with a handgun in his waistband walked into Herrera Escobar Service, 3327 24th St., at 1:29 p.m. on May 12 and took all the money in the frightened employee’s purse.

Strong-arm robbery: A customer leaving a supermarket at 23rd Street and South Van Ness Avenue was robbed by two juveniles at 9:14 p.m. on May 10. A sharp object was pressed into the victim’s neck and his cell phone and money were taken. The escaping robbers did give the wallet back with the ID inside.


Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle

Double-team robbery: A woman got off the bus at Grove and Ashbury streets and felt a tug at the Budweiser jacket she had tied around her waist on May 11 at 3 p.m. She turned to see a man yelling, “Give me the jacket.” She had just withdrawn over $900 from the bank and was carrying the wallet in her hand. Shaken, she dropped the wallet and a second suspect picked it up. Both men ran east on Grove toward Masonic.

Robbery assault: A woman walking east on Fell Street near Ashbury at 5:30 p.m. on May 11 heard someone walking behind and suddenly was knocked to the ground. A teenage girl pulled away the victim’s purse and ran off. The victim chased the robber for blocks to Lyon and Hayes streets until the girl threw the purse to the ground and said, “Yo, I ain’t got your purse no more.” The victim checked her purse and found the wallet missing, then noticed the girl was grasping the stolen wallet. The victim demanded her wallet back, but the robber said, “This is my wallet, don’t touch me.” Finally a male passer-by helped recover the wallet and the suspect walked away.


Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill

Armed parking guard: A male in front of the public housing complex on the 700 block of Pacific Street was attempting to hold parking spaces for cash at 8:30 p.m. May 12. A cab attempted to park and the suspect pounded on the trunk shouting, “I’m holding this space.” Officers interceded and arrested the suspect for carrying a concealed knife and being wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Golf clubbing: One male was beating another with a golf club on the 600 block of Bush Street just before midnight on May 12. Officers aided the victim, who had several lacerations on his head and back. The suspect was found across the street, and the attack was apparently part of a dispute over an ex-girlfriend.


Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood

Sawed through: A husband on the 500 block of Brunswick struck his wife after breaking into her locked room by cutting a hole in the wall with an electric saw. Officers arrested him at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday on charges of malicious mischief and assault.

Amok golfer: Two male-female officer teams on the 600 block of Prentiss Street subdued a deranged man who was hitting golf balls directly at nearby construction workers. The officers arrested him at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday for assault and resisting arrest.


South of Market, China Basin, Embarcadero

Hot tip: Acting on a tip, three officers raided a hotel room on the 100 block of Sixth Street at 6:04 p.m. on Tuesday. They found three men and a juvenile with a loaded pistol, crack cocaine and marijuana. All were arrested.


Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park

Theft trifecta: A resident of the 1-100 block of 17th Avenue went on a 45-minute bicycle ride and left his garage door open. Upon returning at 6:45 p.m. on May 10, he saw someone riding toward him on a bike stolen from his garage. The victim attempted to halt the thief but was outraced. Arriving home, he also discovered that a laptop computer and a small TV were taken.

Arson epidemic: Eight different arson fires were set during the evening of May 8 in the vicinity of Anza Street and 22nd Avenue. Firefighters detained a possible suspect on the 600 block of 22nd Avenue when he was observed hiding behind a garbage bin. The suspect was arrested on arson charges.

Crosstown crooks: An elderly woman was robbed by a young man at Geary Boulevard and 21st Avenue on May 8 at 12:55 p.m. A witness recorded the license number of the mugger’s getaway car, which was registered to a house on the 100 block of Cleo Rand Street near the shipyard. Officers staked out the house and the car returned an hour later. Arrested were a 16-year-old with numerous robbery priors and the 33-year-old driver.


Bayview, Hunters Point

Fought the law: Police were in the Double Rock Housing Complex investigating a report of shots fired at 4 a.m. May 7. A hostile resident ordered then out and shoved one officer in the chest. The police pinned the challenger’s arms but were unable to handcuff and arrest him until he was pepper sprayed.

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