This is a log of daily events from the San Francisco Police Department for the period ending March 18, 2007. The report is given by neighborhood.
Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle
Kidnapping/robbery: Two male suspects approached a man working at the parking garage at 720 Fulton St. at 12:16 a.m. on March 5 and asked for help with a parking ticket. When the parking lot attendant went to help them, one of the suspects put a gun to his head and told him to open the parking pay machine. The attendant told the men he didn’t have the key, and they pistol-whipped him. When that didn’t produce a key, the suspects took the attendant to the garage office, robbing two people inside the office. The suspects then barricadedall of the attendants in the office, using a car to block the door, and pounded away at the safe with a crowbar. The attendant then squeezed his way out of the office and called 911. When police arrived, the suspects fled on Fulton Street. One was captured at Fulton and Masonic and the other fled to a garage of an apartment complex across the street, where he asked a resident to give him new clothes. The resident gave him some clothes she was holding for a garage sale. When police arrived, they noticed the man immediately in spite of his new clothes and arrested him for kidnapping, false imprisonment, robbery, conspiracy and weapons possession.
Assault: On March 3 at 4:09 p.m., a 61-year-old man exiting the Muni bus at Haight and Masonic was suddenly pushed from behind. The man told the man who pushed him to stop, and he responded by pushing him again. The suspect then slapped the man when he said he would call police. After he fled on foot, the officers found the suspect at Oak and Cole streets and arrested him for assault.
Graffiti: Officers responded to a call at Clayton and Frederick on March 3 at 7:25 p.m. of reports of seven juveniles "tagging." However, the men weren’t tagging when the officers arrived — but one of them had paint on his arm, hand and mouth area that matched the color of paint on a freshly spray-painted wall. The tagger, an 18-year-old San Francisco male, admitted to the spray painting and was cited.
Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park
Robbery: Two males entered a liquor store on March 9 at 8:19 p.m. on Sixth Avenue and asked for a bottle of brandy. When the clerk put it on the counter, the suspect grabbed it and attempted to leave the store. After the suspect began to flee, the clerk tried to grab him but was thrown back against the counter. Another customerin the store attempted to assist the clerk but the suspect got away.
Burglary: On March 7 at 10 a.m. on the 400 block of Fourth Avenue, a suspect entered a home after he cut a part of the front gate. Once inside, the suspect took a skateboard and a bike and fled.
Vandalism and battery: Officers responded to a fight on the 100 block of Seventh Avenue on March 10 at 2 a.m. to find a victim with a bloody face. The victim immediately pointed out another male as the suspect, who jumped on the victim’s car and refused to stop, assaulting him after he asked them to. Two of the suspects fled, but the suspect who was detained was charged with vandalism and battery.
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Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Robbery: Two males approached a woman on March 6 at 6:10 p.m. as she was walking at California and Kearny streets. The suspects robbed the woman of her iPod before fleeing down California Street.
Robbery: A deliveryman was robbed of a case of cognac he was delivering on the 600 block of Pacific Street on March 6 at 6:10 p.m. Officers set up a perimeter to prevent escape and one suspect was spotted leaving the public housing site with two bottles of cognac in his pocket. It turned out he was also an active parolee with an active criminal warrant. Two other suspects were detained and someof the cognac was recovered.
South of Market, Embarcadero, China Basin
Aggravated assault: Two suspects entered a hotel room on the 100 block of Sixth Street and fought with a man inside his room. The two suspects stabbed the third man and fled. Officers then found one of the suspects hiding in another Sixth Street hotel and arrested them both for aggravated assault.
Narcotics: On March 15 at 7:20 p.m., plainclothes officers conducting a sting in United Nations Plaza on Seventh and Market streets spotted a drug deal. The officers stopped a suspect at McAllister and Hyde streets, where he attempted to swallow 15 rocks of crack cocaine he was carrying in his mouth.
Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood
Robbery/Felony Assault: A man standing on the sidewalk at Mission and Virginia streets on March 11 at 9 a.m. was approached by a suspect who struck him several times before taking his cell phone. The suspect and his companion then fled before being found at Elsie and Winfield streets with the stolen cell phone in his possession. After making threats to the officers, the suspect was arrested for threats, robbery, felony assault and receiving stolen property.
Domestic Violence: Officers responded to a residence on the 700 block of Teresita March 15 at 8 a.m. where a man had struck and strangled his boyfriend. The suspect was charged with domestic violence.
Narcotics: Police spotted a loiterer on March 15 at 4:37 p.m. on the 5100 block of Mission — and after they approached the man, he gave them conflicting stories about his identity. The man was discovered to be from Daly City and was in possession of a crack pipe. He was arrested on numerous charges.