S.F. Police Blotter 

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

Bogus parking: Officers following up on information about an individual posing as a parking lot attendant found the suspect in a lot on Bay and Kearny streets and detained him at 12:21 p.m. Oct. 3.

The fake attendant was arrested on an outstanding warrant and found in possession of numerous parking lot stubs and a glass pipe used to smoke crack cocaine.

Drug bust: Patrol officers observed what appeared to be a narcotics transaction on the 900 block ofLarkin Street at 11:33 p.m. Oct. 3.

They detained the involved parties and determined that both were on active probation.

A search of their vehicle yielded crack cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia.


Mission district, Noe Valley

Gunpoint robbery: The victim called from 2997 Harrison St. at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 4, providing the dispatcher with a description of the robber. Officers converged on the area and saw a suspect matching the description.

When told to stop, the suspect began running. He was tackled by an officer who discovered there was a gun in his jacket.

Investigation revealed that the suspect also robbed someone earlier and threatened another.


Richmond, most of Golden Gate Park

Valiant witness: A woman with a purse on her lap was seated on a 5-Fulton bus that had stopped at Sixth Avenue and Fulton Street at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10. when a teenager suddenly grabbed the purse and ran off the bus.

A witness got off the bus to chase the purse-snatcher. The victim also tried to run after the suspect, but she fell.

The witness caught up with the suspect at Eighth Avenue and Fulton and grabbed him. The suspect then dropped the purse and ran into Golden Gate Park. The witness gave the victim back her purse and left without giving any identifying information.

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