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A log of daily events from the San Francisco Police Department. Mission district, Noe Valley — Strangled on street: A suspect choked a woman with his hands on the 1300 block of Minna Street at 1:04 p.m. on May 6. The victim was unconscious on the ground and coughing up blood. Medical assistance was called and officers arrested the suspect nearby for attempted homicide.

Shooting up: Police observed a male injecting a drug with a syringe at 10:41 a.m. on May 5 on the Dolores Park Muni platform. He did not bother trying to deny he was using methamphetamine and was taken into custody.

Counterfeit goods: After securing a search warrant for a business on the 1900 block of Mission Street at 11:27 p.m. on April 30, police confiscated approximately $144,000 in counterfeit retail goods.


Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle

Crime serial: A long and involved May 6 night on the 1300 block of Page Street began at 10:51 p.m. when Park Station officers responded to the call of a fight in progress involving two males and two females. Upon arrival, officers observed one combatant bleeding from a bite to his finger. The suspect had fled in a gray Mercedes Benz. The officers determined the fight broke out from an ongoing parking dispute between neighbors. After sending for medical treatment, the officers happened to be called to a reported stabbing, which they discovered had been allegedly inflicted on the finger-biter by the first victim’s sister. They also found a gray Mercedes Benz parked nearby. After securing medical treatment again, they were called back to Page Street when the car windows of the original victim’s car were broken out. Witnesses described a male suspect in a gray Mercedes Benz fleeing the scene.


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

Construction crooks: A witness called police at 12:13 a.m. on May 7 to report two suspects stealing tools from a house under construction on the 100 block of Shawnee Avenue. Officers found a suspect with the stolen equipment on Nahua Avenue. The suspect, who lives on the 600 block of Brunswick, was identified by the witness as one of the burglars and arrested.

Bloody lip: A patrol officer spotted a man and woman arguing on the 4500 block sidewalk of Mission Street at 12:25 a.m. on May 6. He separated the two and called for a Spanish speaker. It was determined that the man struck his wife and caused her lips to bleed. The suspect, who lives on the 3300 block of Folsom Street, was arrested for domestic violence.

Violent squatter: Officers went to the 1-100 block of Brookdale Avenue at 6:10 a.m. on May 6, where a suspect with no permanent local address had threatened a woman, slapped her across the face, broken a window and climbed into a nearby vacant housing unit. The suspect was arrested on multiple charges.


Richmond district, most of Golden Gate Park

Hands on windowsill: A woman was awakened by a noise at 3:10 a.m. on May 7 in her backyard on the 1700 block of Baker Street. She walked through the home and when she got to the bathroom, she saw two hands on the open windowsill. When she screamed, the suspect let go and escaped over a neighboring fence.

Early flasher: A female was delivering newspapers on the 3500 block of Clay Street at 3:55 a.m. on May 4. A male in his 40s exited a parked white sport utility vehicle and exposed himself to the victim, telling her, "Come here." She declined the invitation and ran from the flasher.

Latest fake inspectors: Another burglary by impersonators of Water Department employees occurred at 3 p.m. on May 2 on the 1-100 block of Fifth Avenue. Two suspects told the victim they needed to check her plumbing because of a water main leak nearby. While the homeowner walked through her home with the suspects, a third thief entered and stole a large amount of jewelry.


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

Street performer slugfest: Officers sorted out a Fisherman’s Wharf territory dispute between veteran street entertainers "Bushman," "Clownman" and "Fisherman" on May 6. A verbal argument between the three "performers" on the 300 block of Jefferson Street had included a physical assault. They were all advised to stay away from one another.

Assaulted for spare change: On May 6 at 5 a.m. at Broadway and Columbus Avenue, an officer responded to a call about a victim being assaulted by a large group of young men and women. He detained a group of five individuals and spoke with witnesses. The victim said he was hanging out and drinking when a young woman approached him and asked for money. When he refused, he was assaulted by the group.

Vigilante justice: A group of people were chasing a 48-year-old male who was running with shopping bags in his arms at 2:15 p.m. on May 3. An officer stopped the man and heard from security at three nearby retail stores that the suspect went into each with empty bags and shoplifted hundreds of dollars in merchandise.

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