| Sept./Oct. Crime Log
Oct 26, 2009
Possession of Graffiti Tools
24th and Dolores, Oct. 4, 6:32 p.m.
Police received an anonymous tip of two juveniles “tagging” a bus stop. When officers arrived, they observed two teens that fit the description of the suspects walking eastbound on 24th Street away from the bus stop. The officers stopped the suspects and after a search of their possessions discovered several felt tip pens, a paint spray can, and a bottle of brown liquid commonly used by ‘taggers’ to etch graffiti into glass. The suspects, ages 12 and 13 were taken to Mission Station, cited and released to the custody of their mothers.
19th and Dolores, Oct. 7 at 11:59 a.m.
After riding his bicycle, a man laid his bike down on the grass of Dolores Park and then lay on top of it like a cushion, closed his eyes and enjoyed the sunshine. All of a sudden, he felt blows to his face and head, opened his eyes and saw he was being attacked by two men. The man tried to block the blows with his hands but lost consciousness. When he awoke, his attackers were gone, and so was his $650 white SE Lager bicycle. The man called his cousin who took him to Seton Medical where he received stitches for a laceration above his right eye and treatment for contusions to his hands and head. Suspect number one is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years old, 5’9, 170 lbs, wearing a blue, black and gray flannel shirt and baggy blue jeans, he also had a long dirty blond ponytail. Suspect number two was Hispanic, 20-25 years old, 5’9, 210 lbs, who wore glasses a black jacket and blue baggy jeans. Anyone with any information regarding these two suspects are asked to call SFPD’s Robbery Detail at 553-1201.
Safeway, 2020 Market, Oct. 9, 2:30 a.m.
Police responded to several calls about 10 to 15 people fighting in the parking lot of Safeway. When they arrived, they observed several people running in different directions. They also located a man bleeding from a face wound. The man told officers that after the bars had closed a group of them had congregated in the parking lot of Safeway. Another group joined them that they recognized as having words with while inside a club and a fight soon broke out. The man stated he was punched by an unknown assailant and could not give officers a description. Officers searched the area for the suspect with negative results. The victim refused medical attention and refused any further police action.
1400 blk of Castro, Oct. 9, 5:37 a.m.
A man called police after finding the garage door of his complex open. Police arrived and discovered two cars parked inside the garage had broken windows. Both cars appeared to be rummaged through and one car had wires pulled down from underneath the dash. In the second car, officers discovered dried blood on top of window glass on the floor boards. The officers determined the suspect had gained entry after waiting outside the garage for one of the cars to enter and then entered the garage door behind the vehicle. The suspect left by pushing the button located inside the garage to open the door. Officers called CSI to process the scene for evidence.
Assault w/a Caustic Chemical
17th and Castro, Oct. 10, 1:30 a.m.
While standing on the corner of 17th and Castro two men hailed down a cab. As they were about to get in a woman rushed ahead of them, pushing them to the side and squeezed into the back seat. An argument ensued as to who had rights to the cab. As the argument grew more heated, the woman pulled out a canister from her purse and sprayed the two men in the face with an unknown caustic chemical believed to be mace. The victims immediately felt burning and doubled up in pain. The suspect, described as a white transgender female, 30-40 years old, 5’10, 140 lbs, with long black hair wearing a black dress got back into the cab and fled the area. The victims walked to Mission Station and reported the incident.
Safeway, 2020 Market, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.
While eating inside at Safeway’s deli area, a man briefly walked away leaving his cell phone on the table. When he returned he saw a stranger standing next to the table holding his cell phone. “Hey, that’s my phone.” The man told him. Without saying anything, the suspect described as African American, 20-25 years old, 5’10, 175 lbs, wearing a gray jacket and black pants, carrying a black backpack, punched the man in the chest with a closed fist. The force of the blow caused him to fall backwards. The suspect ran out of Safeway with the cell phone in hand in an unknown direction.
Attempted Armed Robbery w/Knife
Dolores Park, near the Muni tracks, Oct. 11, 1:50 a.m.
Two men who were walking home from the bars in the Castro took a short cut through Dolores Park. While walking near the rails, they were approached by two men, both of whom held pocket knifes. “Give me your money, or we’ll stab you.” One of the suspects threatened and held the blade of the knife to one of the victim’s neck. Fearing for their lives, the men pushed their attackers away in an attempt to flee. The suspects sliced through the air with the knives cutting one of the victims on his index finger, the other victim felt a sharp blow to his lower back. Both men ran northbound toward 18th and Church when they saw two unidentified passersby and screamed for them to call 911. The suspects, who were not giving chase, were last seen running in the direction of the park’s restrooms. Police arrived and searched the area finding the suspects running on 18th Street and took them into custody without incident. Both suspects had been drinking and one of the suspects had blood on his shirt. The victims positively identified the detained men as their assailants. Police took the two suspects, ages 25 and 33, to Mission Station where they were booked for attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault with a knife and conspiracy. The victims were taken to SF General Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening knife wounds and released.
Anchor Oyster Bar, 579 Castro, Oct. 8, 11:53 p.m.
A man came to the closed restaurant and banged on the window demanding to see his boyfriend. The manager, who had no idea who the man was talking about, told the drunk that his boyfriend wasn’t there and he should go away before he called police. The drunk began to yell and scream at the manager and picked up several golf ball size rocks that he retrieved from the tree bed and threw them at the glass door of the restaurant, causing two large cracks in the glass. The suspect, described as an Asian male, 30-35 years old, wearing a black t over a white long sleeve shirt with blue jeans, ran Northbound on Castro and was last seen getting into a cab.
14th and Church, Sept. 26, 7:02 a.m.
Police responded to a fight in progress. When they arrived, they found a man standing on the corner bleeding from a wound to his hand, his face had abrasions and his right eye was swelling. The man told officers he was walking on Church Street when a stranger approached him and for no apparent reason threw coffee on him and punched him in the face telling him. “What are you going to do about it, bitch?” The man told officers that he began to wrestle with the suspect in the intersection of Church and Market, but the suspect broke free and ran away northbound on Church. Police searched the area for the assailant and found him on the corner of 16th and Church, arresting him without incident. The thirty-eight year old suspect was cited for battery and transported to San Francisco General Hospital for a psych evaluation.
Bank of America ATMs, 501 Castro, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.
A man walked into Mission Station and reported being a victim of fraud. The man explained to the officer across the counter that he was using his ATM at the Bank of America located at Castro and Market, when he became distracted and walked away leaving his card in the ATM. About four days later he looked at his bank statement and saw $500 was missing from his checking account and $200 was missing from his savings. The man told the officer he does not know who the suspect could be but needed a case number so the bank could retrieve the surveillance video. The officer took a report and gave the man a case number and a Victim of Identity Theft Informational form.
Theft From Bldg: Shoplifting
Sui Genersis Clothing store, 2265 Market, Sept. 23, 2:58 p.m.
Four men entered the small clothing store and started to look around, asking the clerk several questions and being loud and disruptive. One of the individuals asked the clerk to show him something in the back of the store, while the other three looked at a pair of $145 Gucci boots. Suddenly, the three men left the store while the clerk was still talking to the fourth man. Walking back to the front of the store the clerk saw the boots were missing. The clerk called the police and the fourth man agreed to wait until they arrived. Upon their arrival, the man told the officers he was not with the other men and just happened to walk into the store at the same time and knew nothing about the shoplifting. Since the clerk did not see who had taken the boots, the detained man was released and was free to go. The three suspects are described as African American, late teens who all wore baggy clothing.
Drunk Driving Arrest
Sept. 24, 9:37 p.m.
Officers on routine patrol observed a silver Mitsubishi weaving in and out of traffic. The officers affected a traffic stop and pulled the vehicle over. When they approached the driver, they found him slumped over and passed out at the wheel. Paramedics were called and it was determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. As officers took the man into custody a witness told them he had seen the man driving for quite some time weaving in and out of lanes and coming close to colliding with parked cars. The suspect, 40, was taken to Mission Station where a breath test determined the he had a blood alcohol content (BAC ) of nearly three times the legal limit. A computer check also revealed the man was driving without a license.
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