January 2011

Dec. 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Van Ness Avenue at Francisco
Officers responded to the report of a homeless person blocking a driveway. They checked to see that he was OK, then ran a records check and found him to be wanted on an outstanding violent felony charge. He was taken into custody and booked for the warrant.

Dec. 24 at 2:40 p.m.
Lombard Street at Laguna
Two suspects walked into the Radio Shack store and threatened an employee with suspected explosives if he didn’t empty the register. The employee feared for his life and complied. The suspects took several other items and fled the store. The manager called police and followed the suspects on foot until they split up. Officers found one suspect several blocks away holding a knife to his own throat. They persuaded him to drop the knife and he did. He was taken into custody. His arrest led to the location and eventual arrest of suspect No. 2. Both were charged with the Lombard robbery and another from Market Street.

Dec. 26 at 9 p.m.
Steiner Street at Lombard
A woman was stopped at a red light on Steiner Street. When the light turned green, she started to pull forward when a guy suddenly jumped in front of her car. The driver said the pedestrian started going crazy, yelling and waving his arms. He then punched and kicked her car several times. Fearing for her safety she pulled around him and began to leave when she realized he had cracked her windshield; she then called police. Officers en route detained a man that looked like the described suspect. The victim was brought to the scene where she positively identified the suspect. He did an estimated $1,700 of damage to her BMW. He was arrested for the felony vandalism.

Dec. 28 at 1 p.m.
Chestnut Street at Gough
A tenant had just moved into a set of flats and placed some items in the garage. Another tenant, who doesn’t reside in the building, removed the items from the garage, in essence stealing the items. The suspect returned to the unit the next day and began banging on the victim’s front door. The victim called police. Upon their arrival, the suspect had already fled but the victim pointed to the last seen direction. An officer found the suspect a block away and took him into custody. The suspect said that he had only taken the items to prove that the victim had been in “his” garage. He was arrested for the theft.

Dec. 31 at 2 a.m.
Lombard Street at Broderick
Officers responded to a fight involving two males inside a car. When the officers arrived, they detained both parties. They could smell marijuana and searched the suspects. The officers found some marijuana and a pipe. Both subjects were on probation for narcotics. They were both cited for the misdemeanor offenses.

Jan. 6 at 2:25 p.m.
Chestnut Street at Steiner
Apple store security saw a shopper acting suspiciously, so they kept their eye on him. They watched as the suspect selected two expensive Bluetooth earpieces and placed them into his jacket. The suspect then walked to the exit and left the store, making no attempt to pay for the items. Security stopped him outside and called police. An officer responded and cited the subject for shoplifting.

Jan. 8 at 2:20 a.m.
Chestnut Street at Steiner
A woman was walking home when a guy came up behind her, mumbled something, and forcefully grabbed her purse. The woman was startled and fell to the ground. While on the ground she started screaming and a witness came to help her. He grabbed the suspect and the two struggled; the suspect was able to pull from his grasp and ran off with the purse. The witness followed until the suspect turned and threatened the witness. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect was gone. The officers got all of the information that they needed and started to respond to another police call for service. En route to that incident, they saw the described vehicle from the first call. They followed the car as it stopped and picked up the robbery suspect. The officers stopped the car and, upon looking inside, saw the described suspect’s clothing. They took the two into custody. The witness and victim identified the criminals and both were charged with the robbery. Seems the two drove down from Sacramento to have some “fun” in the City.

Jan. 9 at 12:10 a.m.
Union Street at Laguna
A man had been drinking when he realized that his jacket was missing. He saw what he believed to be his jacket on another patron, so he confronted him. The subject told him that it wasn’t the victim’s jacket but that he would sell it to him for $10. The victim agreed and gave the subject $8. Once the subject realized that it was only $8, he forcefully punched the victim in the nose. The victim’s nose appeared to be broken and he wanted the suspect arrested. Because of the serious injury to the victim, the suspect was charged with a felony.

Jan. 10 at 8:53 p.m.
Lombard Street at Laguna
Officers received information that a parolee at large was staying at a motel on Lombard Street. They responded and located the wanted fugitive in one of the rooms. After arresting the subject for the warrant, they searched the room. They located methamphetamine, narcotics paraphernalia, and several pieces of stolen property. Among the stolen property were several identification cards belonging to other people. Obviously, he was committing or planning to commit fraud. He won’t be able to steal, commit fraud or any other criminal activities thanks to the fine work of these officers.

Jan. 13 at 10:30 p.m.
Union Street at Laguna
A patron of a bar was behaving in an unruly manner so police were called. An officer responded and spoke with the patron, who now was accused of trying to pass a fake $50 bill. A computer check revealed that the subject had a no-bail felony warrant requesting his return to state prison. It could not be determined if the bill was fake, so the guy was just arrested for the warrant.

Jan. 20 at 12:45 a.m.
Francisco Street at Larkin
Officers were patrolling when they saw a suspicious person walk out of a carport. They decided to detain him and found that he had a felony burglary warrant for his arrest. He told the officers that he “was just walking around.” He went to jail for the warrant.

Incident reports listed here are based on witness statements as told to the reporting officers and are compiled by Cow Hollow Clyde.