SF Police Blotter 

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


Mission district, Noe Valley

BB gun heist: A man walking home on 20th and York streets at 12:45 a.m. on April 14 was accosted by three young males masked with bandannas. One pointed a BB gun at the victim and said, "You know what’s going on." The suspect fired three shots at the victim, striking him twice in the head. The suspects then reached into the victim’s pockets and took $200 cash and his cell phone before fleeing in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to General Hospital for treatment.

Stabbed on camera: Three male suspects attacked a man coming out of the McDonald’s restaurant at 2801 Mission St. at 10:01 p.m. on April 14. The victim was stabbed near the heart and staggered back into the restaurant where he was lying on the floor semi-conscious until transported to General Hospital. The entire attack was captured on security videotape.

Muni arrest: A 79-year-old female passenger boarded a standing-room-only Muni bus on April 10 and stood in front of a 25-year-old female who reached into the elderly victim’s purse and took her wallet. A 61-year-old female witness told the bus driver, who called 911. The suspect and her25-year-old male companion tried to exit the bus at 16th and Mission streets. The elderly 79-year-old victim sought to get her wallet back by grabbing the man’s arm. Both suspects got off the bus but were arrested nearby for grand theft and conspiracy.


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

Looting by mail: Patrol officers encountered a known parolee on the 400 block of Gates Street at 2:48 p.m. on April 17. They obtained consent to look inside his open garage, where they immediately saw a cardboard box with a clothing shipment addressed to someone else. Investigation revealed that expensive clothes from a Texas company were bought with stolen credit cards and shipped to the suspect’s address. The officers then found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was booked on stolen property and drug charges.

Postal assault: A husband on the 200 block of London 4:30 p.m. April 17 was arrested for assaulting his wife after a dispute over the proper manner of mailing income taxes.


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

Stolen goods resale: Chinatown Officer Jonathan Tong cited and released a 60-year-old male shoplifter at 10:22 a.m. on April 14. Fifteen minutes later, Tong observed the same suspect running toward Portsmouth Square with property concealed under his coat. The suspect was selling umbrellas in the square that he had just stolen from a shop on the 900 block of Grant Avenue.

Bakery brouhaha: A 45-year-old male repeatedly pilfered items from a bakery on the 1000 block of Stockton street without paying. He was back at noon on April 15 and assaulted the owner when confronted. Two officers attempted to detain the suspect and were also assaulted. One officer got kicked in the upper thigh and his partner was bitten on the thumb, drawing blood.


South of Market, Embarcadero, China Basin

Stabbed over money: Two men argued over money on Sixth Street. One ran away and hid inside a building on the 500 block of Minna Street. But when he was followed, he stabbed his pursuer in the hand. Three officers cornered the assailant in a bathroom. When he refused to surrender, the bathroom door was forced open and he was arrested on charges of assault, theft, violating his probation and resisting arrest.

Bus bong: An officer walking his beat at Fourth and Mission streets came upon a man smoking marijuana in a crowded bus stop at 5:40 p.m. April 16. The suspect was arrested and released on a promise to appear in court.


Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle

Magnum Force: An armed robbery victim called police dispatch at 1:30 a.m. on April 15, reporting he had just been robbed at gunpoint of $6 at Waller and Clayton streets. He described the gun as a "cannon" and said the suspect was heading toward Haight Street. A sergeant saw someone matching the suspect’s description, who was now in the company of two other males. He tried to detain all three subjects but one fled, throwing a black sack into the street. The sergeant radioed other officers and chased after the fleeing suspect, who most closely resembled the robbery suspect. He cornered the fugitive in a liquor store and found him wearing a bulletproof vest. Meanwhile, the black sack was recovered and a "cannon" .44 Magnum pistol with an 8-inch barrel was found inside. One of the other two suspects was traced to an address on Belvedere Street and he had $6 in his pocket.

Goat stampede: Some 300 goats were discovered wandering in the area of Farview and Marview streets at 10 p.m. on April 12. The goats had been penned on the hill to help eliminate potential summer fire fuel by eating weeds for a few days.

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