Burglary of Vehicle, Geary/Gough Street 4-1-15 2248hrs
Officers were on routine patrol in the area when they heard the sound of a vehicle alarm going off. As the officers got closer to the sound they observed a vehicles hazard lights flashing. Using caution the officers approached the vehicle and saw a subject on his hands and knees in the back seat of the vehicle. The officers ordered the subject out of the vehicle and took him into custody without further incident. The officers did a computer check on the vehicle which determined the subject was not the registered owner. The officers placed the subject under arrest. A search of the subject revealed he had narcotics paraphernalia in his pockets and a broken spark plug. Broken spark plugs are common tools to break windows during a burglary of a vehicle. The officers took custody of the subject and transported him to Northern Station for further investigation. The officers did a computer check on the subject and saw that he had several warrants for his arrests for burglary. The officers completed their investigation and transported the subject to County Jail where he was booked accordingly.
Violation of Restraining Order, 1100 blk of Laguna, 4-2-15 0800hrs
Officers were on uniform patrol when they were dispatched to the 1100 block of Laguna regarding a Restraining Order Violation. The caller informed the officers that she has a restraining order on her grandson who has been knocking on her door trying to get in. The caller stated that her grandson demands that she gives him his belongings. The caller informs her grandson that he should call the police for an escort. The grandson left only to return a few hours later banging on the door again. When officers arrived the grandson appeared to have left the area. During the interview of the caller the officers could hear a male voice coming from the back door. When the officers opened the door they saw the grandson standing in front of the door. The officers took custody of the grandson and transported him to Northern Station. The grandson was later booked at County Jail for the restraining order violation.
Trespassing, 1300 block of Gough Street 4-12-15 2015hrs
Officers were on routine patrol when they were dispatched to the 1300 block of Gough Street regarding a trespasser. The officers were advised that a security guard had witnessed a subject jump over the building perimeter fence. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with the security guard who was monitoring the subject on a video monitor. Officers observed the subject walking across a private patio area on the video monitor. The security guard advised the officers that the subject did not live in the building. Additional officers responded to the area and observed the subject walk out of an exit gate. Officers detained the subject who was positively identified as the trespasser by the security guard. The security guard signed a citizen’s arrest form and the subject was cited and released for trespassing.
Checks, Uttering Forged, 1500 block of Van Ness 4-16-2015 1701hrs
Officers were on routine patrol when they were dispatched to a bank on the 1500 block of Van Ness regarding a subject that was trying to cash a fraudulent check. Upon the officers arrival they observed a subject matching the description provided by dispatch and they detained the subject. Additional officers arrived to assist and responded to the bank to speak with the bank teller. The bank teller stated that the subject had entered the bank and attempted to cash a $950 check. The teller stated that she checked the signature on the check and it did not match the one they had on file. The teller then stated the subject left the bank in a hurried fashion while leaving behind a California driver’s license and visa card. The teller signed a citizen’s arrest form and the subject was cited and released for passing a bad check.
Suspicious Occurrence, Gough/Green St 4-16-15 2015hrs
On 4-16-15 a citizen came to Northern Station to make a report. The citizen stated she was walking her two dogs in Allyne Park located at Gough and Green Street. The citizen noticed that one of the dogs was eating a sandwich filled with “dozens of pills and tablets”. The sandwich was located on a park bench near a dumpster near the Gough Street entrance. The citizen stopped her dog from eating the sandwich and took photos of the sandwich and the location of where her dog found the sandwich. The citizen then took her dog to the ASPCA hospital on Fillmore Street to get checked out. The ASPCA report listed the two medications in the sandwich to be Lisinopril and Fenofibrate. The dog was ok besides some vomiting and upset stomach. The dog was released from the hospital the same day.
Malicious Mischief, Vandalism to Property, 700 block of Oak St 4-18-15 0240hrs
Officers were on routine patrol when they were dispatched to the 700 block of Oak Street on a report of vandalism. When the officers arrived they met with the 911 caller who had a subject detained. The 911 caller stated they heard a loud cracking sound coming from outside their front door. When they opened the front door they saw a subject pull a wood plank off a planter box located on the sidewalk. The subject fled on foot and was chased by one of the neighbors who caught the subject. The officers observed the damage to the planter box. A citizen’s arrest form was signed and the subject was cited for vandalism and released from the scene.
Carrying Concealed Weapon, Larkin/ Sutter St. 04-18-2015 2312hrs.
Officers were on routine patrol when they were flagged down by three citizens at Larkin/Sutter Street. The citizens stated that a subject had a “knife” and he was on the corner of Larkin/Sutter Street. The subject had left the area prior to the officer’s arrival. The officers then drove around the block in an attempt to locate the subject and located him on the corner of Polk/Post Street. The officers approached the subject and performed a pat down search for weapons. The officers recovered a concealed fixed blade knife from the subject’s back pocket. The subject provided a name to the officers that they were unable to verify. The subject was transported to Northern where he was identified under a different name. The subject was booked at Northern Station for carrying a concealed weapon, probation violation, and providing false information to a police officer.
Burglary, Store, Forcible Entry 2000 block of Fillmore 4-29-15 0424hrs
Officers were on routine patrol when they were dispatched to the 2000 block of Fillmore regarding a burglary. When officers arrived they met with the 911 caller who reported the burglary. The caller stated they were dropped off by a cab driver when they saw the window to the clothing store was smashed open and glass was all over the ground. The front door to the store was completely off the hinges. There were multiple racks of clothing that appeared to be empty, multiple display cases with missing items, and some miscellaneous items and hangers strewn about the ground. The estimated loss with clothing and handbags is about 30,000 dollars. Officers viewed video footage from the store and saw on the video a white GMC truck or van style vehicle ram the front door entrance. Three unknown suspects rushed into the store multiple times to gather armfuls of miscellaneous clothing and handbags. The suspects were wearing scarfs and hoodies to conceal their identity. The suspects then got into the vehicle and sped off eastbound on Sacramento Street. The officers completed a thorough investigation and made the proper notifications. The officers gave the owner of the store a case number and instructions on how to follow up with the inspectors.
Robbery, With Gun, Elm/ Gough St. 5-06-15 2230 hrs
Officers were on routine patrol when they were dispatched to Elm/Gough Street regarding a robbery. Upon the officers arrival they met with the robbery victim, who had a small half egg sized bump on her right temple. The victim told the officers she was robbed at gunpoint and then pistol whipped in the right side of her head. The victim told officers that she was walking westbound on Elm Street approaching the intersection of Gough Street. The victim stated she was approached by two subjects and one was waving a black handgun at her. The victim was wearing headphones at the time and did not hear what the subjects were saying. The victim was then pistol whipped in her right temple, while a third female subject began pulling on her purse. The victim was then punched in the left side of her face while the subjects were attempting to grab her other bag. The victim screamed for help and started swinging at all three subjects. The subjects then fled on foot towards Franklin Street. A possible subject was detained in the area by assisting officers but the victim was unable to identify the subject. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries by paramedics. Officers located several surveillance cameras in the area for further follow up. The victim was provided a follow up form and victim of violent crime form.
Warrant Arrest, Cedar/Polk, 5-7-15, 1445hrs
Officers is were plain clothes and working an operation. The officers were in the above area when they recognized a subject from prior contacts violating the SIT/LIE Ordinance. The officers stopped and detain the subject. The subject informed the officers that he was on probation. The officers did a computer check on the subject which revealed he had an outstanding felony possession of weapons warrant with U.S. Marshal. The officers took custody of the subject and placed him under arrest for the warrant. The officers completed their investigation and transported the subject to County Jail for booking.
Weapon, Assault, Possession Manufacture or Sale, 5-8-15 Hayes/Octavia, 1140hrs
Officers were on uniform foot patrol in the area of Hayes and Octavia when they observed a vehicle parked in a handicap parking spot. The officers saw two occupants in the vehicle and could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officers approached the driver and asked him if he had a handicap sign issued to him. The driver subject told the officer that he did not have a sign, but that he was waiting for a food delivery. The officer informed the driver subject that the handicap parking spot needed to be open for someone who really needed to park there. The officer asked the driver subject if he was smoking marijuana due to the strong odor. The driver subject said yes and produced a medical marijuana card. The officer explained to the driver subject that he was going to search his vehicle due to the strong odor of marijuana. The subject exited the vehicle. The officer located an expandable metal baton in the left side of the driver’s side door. The officer informed the driver he was under arrest for possession of the weapon and placed him in handcuffs. The vehicle also had illegal window tint on all of the windows. The officers took photos of the vehicle and seized the baton. After a thorough investigation the officers cited and released the subject for the above violations.
Traffic Violation Arrest, 5-15-15, Broderick/Lombard 0129hrs
Officers were in full uniform and patrolling in the area of Lombard and Broderick. The officers spotted a male subject riding a bicycle in the street with no lights or reflectors on the bike. When the subject reached the corner he then started to ride his bike on the sidewalk. The officers stopped and detained the subject and asked him for identification. The subject informed the officers that he did not have identification but provide his name verbally. The officers did a computer check on the subject with revealed he had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. The subject was also on probation. The warrants were for auto burglary. The officers took custody of the subject and searched him. The officers located several burglary tools including a wrench which had a spark plug affixed to it. (Most often used to break windows). The officers transported the subject to Northern Station where they positively identified him. After a thorough investigation the subject was transported to County Jail for booking.
Narcotics Paraphernalia Possession, Warrant arrest, 5-17-15, Polk/Willow 1524hrs
Officers were on uniform patrol when they were dispatched to the above area regarding a man with a knife. Dispatch informed the officers that the subject was yelling and threatening people with a knife. Dispatch provided the suspect description to the officers. Upon arrival officers spotted a male subject matching the description that dispatch gave. The subject was sitting on a window ledge. The officers made contact with the subject and placed him into handcuffs. The officers located a knife on the window ledge and seized it. The officers conducted a search of the subject and located a glass cylinder with narcotics residue inside of it. Through the officers’ training and experience they know that these items are commonly used to smoke narcotics. A computer check also revealed that the subject had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. The officers transported the subject to Northern Station for further investigation. The officers confirmed the warrants and booked the evidence. The subject was later transported to County Jail and booked for his charges.
Assault, Aggravated, W/ Other Weapon, 6-27-15, Polk/Post 2111 hrs.
Officers were on uniform patrol when they were dispatched to Post/Polk Street to investigate a report of an injured male. Upon arrival they searched the area for an injured victim with negative results. The officers were informed by dispatch that a male victim had been transported by ambulance to SF General Hospital. The officers responded to the hospital where they were told by the treating Doctor that the victim was in serious but stable condition and was suffering from facial and orbital fractures. The officers were unable to interview the victim because he was sedated and intubated. The officers then spoke with a paramedic from the SFFD who witnessed a verbal altercation between the victim and an unknown black male, 5’9, with all dark clothing, long hair and was last seen heading west on Post Street. The officers searched the area for surveillance cameras and witnesses with negative results.
Robbery, W/ Knife, 6-27-15, Baker/Jefferson St., 2252hrs.
Officers were on uniform patrol when they were dispatched to the intersection of Baker/Marina regarding a robbery with a knife. Upon arrival the officers made contact with the victim who stated he was not injured and declined medical treatment. The victim stated that he was walking on Baker Street when he noticed a car pulling up next to him on the west side of the street against the flow of traffic. The victim stated that the suspect walked close to him and pulled a twelve inch hunting knife from an unknown location on his body. The victim froze and did not move and the suspect grabbed him by his backpack strap and pulled on him. The suspect then took victims camera, backpack, and cellphone. The suspect then walked back to the waiting car and got into the right front passengers seat and they drove away westbound on Marina Blvd. The officers checked the area for surveillance cameras with negative results. The victim was issued a follow up form and Victim of Violent Crime Form.
Assault, Aggravated, W/ Force, 6-28-15, Van Ness/Sacramento, 0124hrs.
Officers were on uniform patrol when they were dispatched to the area of Polk/Clay St. on a report of multiple assaults. Dispatch broadcasted that a group of males were walking south on Polk Street assaulting people at random. Just minutes subsequent to the officers arriving on scene they were told by dispatch that another battery occurred in the area of Van Ness/Sacramento. The officers responded to Van Ness/Sacramento where they were flagged down by a victim who had a bruise and laceration to his right suborbital region. The victim stated that he was waiting at the bus stop when a group of males approached him and punched him in the face for no reason. As the officers were attempting to ascertain more information from the victim, another battery was reported in the area of Van Ness/Washington Street. The victim refused medical treatment and did not wish to remain on scene.
Assault, Aggravated, W/Force, 6-28-15, Washington/Van Ness, 0120
Officers were on uniform patrol when they were dispatched to Washington/Van Ness on an assault. Prior to the officer’s arrival they were flagged down by an assault victim at Van Ness/Broadway. The victim stated that he was walking southbound on Van Ness at Washington when he observed a group of males walking northbound towards him. The victim stated that one of the males in the group suddenly, and without provocation punched him in the right side of the face with a closed fist. The Officers broadcast the suspect description to the officers in the area. Responding Officers observed a suspect matching the description and detained him. The victim was transported to the location of the suspect to conduct a “Cold Show”. The victim positively identified the suspect as the one who punched him. Paramedics responded to the scene to treat the victim for his injuries. The victim stated he wanted to press charges and signed a citizen’s arrest form against the suspect for the assault. The suspect was transported to Northern Station where he was booked for aggravated assault with force. The victim was provided with a follow up form and victim of violent crime form.
Captain Greg McEachern – Northern Police Station.