| August Crime Blotter
Courtesy of Jane Warner, Police Special Patrol Officer Sep 02, 2009
Theft by Trick: Approx. unit blk of Boutwell, Aug. 4, 12 noon
Two day laborers were picked up by a man who promised them some work at a roofing company. After driving through several back streets on Bayshore Blvd., the men eventually reached a lot and pulled over next to a large warehouse. The man told the two laborers they would be issued uniforms inside the warehouse and should leave their cell phones and wallets inside the trunk of the car while they worked all day. The men complied and placed their wallets and cell phones in the trunk. As they walked toward the warehouse, the man that had picked them up got back into the car and quickly sped away. The victims gave chase but could not catch him and eventually walked to Bryant Street where they found a corner market which let them use their phone and reported the crime to 911. The suspect is described as an Asian male, 25 years old 5’2, 160 lbs, black hair and black eyes, with tattoos on both fore arms, wearing a brown shirt and brown pants and drove a newer, grey, four door Toyota sedan with paper plates.
Aggravated Assault on a police officer: Market and Church, Aug. 5 at 6:05 p.m.
While stopped at the intersection in his patrol car waiting for the light to change, an officer observed a man cross the street directly in front of him. When the man reached the front of the squad car he went over to the open window of the driver’s side where the officer was sitting and threw a screw through the open window striking the officer on top of head. The suspect then bent over and picked up several rocks and threw them at passing cars as he walked eastbound on Market Street toward Safeway. The officer called for back up and followed the man into the parking lot of Safeway where he detained him without further incident and placed him in handcuffs. “I know what I did was wrong”, the man explained. “But I’m just drunk.” The suspect was transported to Mission Station where he was booked for aggravated assault on a police officer, malicious mischief, and throwing a substance at a moving vehicle.
Drinking Night Ends with Burglary: 200 blk of Dolores, Aug. 6, 11:29 a.m.
A man came home after a night of drinking and went to bed. When he woke up the next morning he noticed two shopping bags full of new clothes he had purchase the day before were missing from his living room. As he searched his apartment he discovered a duffle bag, an MP3 player and his wallet containing over seven hundred dollars, missing as well. The man called police who responded and took a report noting there were no signs of forced entry. The victim told officers he had been drinking and when he came home he can’t remember if the door was locked or not. Officers were unable to determine if the burglary had occurred before the man came home or after. There are no known suspects.
Aggravated Assault, Hate Crime: 18th and Valencia, Aug. 7 at 3:22 a.m.
After leaving The Café located at 2367 Market St., a man was walking another man home. When they reached the corner of Valencia and 18th streets, he heard a male voice shouting out, “There goes two faggots.” Before the man could turn to see where the voice was coming from, two Hispanic males came out of the shadows and started beating him with their fists. The man took off his shirt to protect himself as the two suspects continued the beating yelling homophobic and derogatory insults. At one point during the assault, the man lost consciousness. When he woke up, the suspects were gone and so was his acquaintance. The man felt blood on his face and called 911 on his cell phone. Officers quickly arrived, called an ambulance and searched the area for the assailants described as Hispanic, between thirty and thirty-five years old, both over six feet tall, but could not find them. The victim told officers he believed the attack was provoked because he is gay, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for a laceration to the right side of his head, a broken deviated nose and a laceration to the corner of his right eye. It was unknown if the man’s friend was also a victim as police could not find him. Police are asking anyone with further information to call San Francisco Police Department’s Hate Crime Division at (415) 553-1133.
Man Found Dead on Guerrero: 500 blk of Guerrero, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.
Officers responded to a residence on Guerrero Street on a report of a deceased male. When they arrived, they were met by paramedics who informed officers the victim was in a back bedroom and that they had pronounced the time of death. Officers went into the bedroom and found the victim lying on a couch with what appeared to be vomit on the cushion next to his head. The deceased’s sister told officers her brother had gone out with his friends the night before and came home extremely intoxicated. So much so, that his friends had to carry him upstairs each holding an arm and a leg. She also told officers her brother had consumed about three bowls of an unknown type of alcoholic beverage the night before, but she could hear him snoring throughout the night and thought that he was alright. At approximately 10 a.m. she checked on him again and found that he was not breathing and immediately called 911. The woman informed officers her brother was 21 years old. The body was released to the Medical Examiner for further investigation.
Bicycle Theft: Church and Hancock, Aug. 4 rep. at 9 a.m.
A woman locked her bike outside her apartment over night. In the morning, the lock was broken and the $600 blue Fuji was gone.
Bicycle Theft: 300 blk of Noe, Aug. 4 rep. at 9 a.m.
A woman reported her white $1,400 Raleigh bike was missing from her backyard which is surrounded by an eight foot fence. There were no signs of forced entry to the yard’s gate.
Auto Burglary: 500 blk of Elizabeth, Aug. 5 rep. at 8 a.m.
An Audi A3 was reported broken into while parked over night on a public street. The front passenger side window was smashed and missing from inside the car was an Ipod and GPS navigational system.
Shopliftings at Safeway: Safeway 2020 Market, Aug. 5
In a single day, loss prevention agents at Safeway made three arrests. At 3:42 p.m., officers arrested a man, 25, after he walked out of the store with a bottle of Jim Bean concealed down his pants. At 7:27 p.m., a 37-year-old woman was busted in the parking lot after Safeway’s security observed her conceal a bottle of Drambuie and two bottles of Citronage Liqueur in a canvas bag and walk out of the store without paying, and at 9:32 p.m., a 52-year-old man was arrested for stealing 15 bottles of Secret deodorant.
Malicious Mischief: Church and 17th, Aug. 5 at 10:42 p.m.
Officers responded to a possible auto boost in progress with a report of someone breaking the window of a car. When they arrived they were met by a man who pointed to another man across the street and told officers, “He did it!” Officers quickly detained the suspect but after further investigation determined their witness had not actually seen the detained man break the window of the parked GM Jeep, but had heard the sound of breaking glass, looked over and saw the man walking away. Officers concluded that there was not enough evidence to arrest the detained man and released him from custody.
Theft from Person: Douglass and Carson, Aug. 6 at 3:23 p.m.
A woman was walking down the street listening to music with her headphones over her ears attached to her Blackberry Storm cell phone, when a boy came running up from behind her and snatched the Blackberry out of her hands. The suspect, described as approximately 12 years old, Hispanic, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans was last seen running northbound on Douglass toward 19th.
Malicious Mischief to Vehicle: Church and 18th, Aug. 6 rep. at 6 p.m.
A man reported he parked his car, a new 2008 Toyota Corolla at the intersection over night. When he returned the next day he discovered a large dent on the front passenger’s side door. The man requested a police report for insurance reasons.
Lost Property: Dolores Park, Aug. 6 at 4:45 p.m.
A man reported losing his black $300 LG cell phone while in the park. The victim searched the park but could not find it and needed a case number to replace it.
Vandalism to Vehicle: 100 blk of Dolores, Aug. 7 rep. at 3 p.m.
A man reported his silver Audi A4 was damaged while parked over night on a public street. Two large spider web cracks were made to the front windshield, possibly done by a baseball bat. There are no known suspects.
Theft at Hotel: Becks Motorlodge, 2222 Market, Aug. 7 rep. at 7 a.m.
A guest of the hotel reported leaving his room’s window open all night. When he woke up in the morning his Apple Iphone was missing from the table underneath the window.
Theft from Vehicle: 1700 blk of Noe, Aug. 8 rep. at 7:40 p.m.
A man returned from vacation and saw that his 2005 Cadillac sitting in his carport of his residence had been broken into. Missing from inside the vehicle were several CDs, a Blue tooth and various paperwork. There was no forced entry and the car may have not been locked.
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