| Aug/Sept. Crime Log
Courtesy of Jane Warner, Police Special Patrol Officer Sep 25, 2009
Burglary, Hot Prowl, Robbery: 2700 blk of Folsom, Aug. 30-09 at 2:30 a.m.—While asleep in her bedroom a woman heard her phone rang, answered it and found that it was her ex-boyfriend. The woman hung up the as she did not want to speak to him as they had separated on bad terms. About an hour later, she heard the sound of breaking glass coming from her living room. The woman got up from bed and went to her living room in time to see her ex-boyfriend climbing through the broken window. Fearing for her life, she ran to the bedroom and called 911 but her ex-beau ran after her and grabbed the phone out of her hands. “Did you call 911?” he demanded. The woman acknowledged that she had and that officers were on their way. Angry, the suspect pushed her with both hands and the force of the blow caused her to hit her head on the wall. The intruder then fled out the front door still holding on to her cell phone. Responding officers searched the area for the suspect but could not find him. Officers took a report and filed an Emergency Protective Order on behalf of the woman who was not seriously injured during the assault.
Battery: 16th and Mission, Aug. 29 at 12:05 a.m.—A man was talking on the pay phone on the corner of 16th and Mission. During the course of his conversation with his friend on the other line, the man said, “Fuck you nigga.” Another man passing near-by took offense to his comment and went over to him. “What did you say?” he asked. “I wasn’t talking to you,” the man replied. Suddenly, without saying anything further, the stranger punched the man in the eye with his fist causing him to fall backwards. The suspect, described as African American, 6’2, 200 lbs, bald, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, fled the area in an unknown direction.
Disturbing the Peace, Breaking windows, Fighting: Mission and 16th, Aug. 29 at 9:49 p.m.—Police responded to a fight on board a MUNI bus at 16th and Mission. When they arrived, officers observed several young men in white t-shirts wearing red baseball caps fleeing off the coach. The driver told officers she pulled over after a large fight started on the back of the bus and called 911. Several of the windows were shattered. The driver pointed to an individual who was standing near-by as one of the suspects involved in the fight. Officers detained the individual who stated that he was only a victim and was trying to defend himself. The young man, 15, told officers he was sitting on the bus with his girlfriend when a group of other teens started to give him a hard time. A verbal exchange quickly grew into a physical fight. The suspects threw beer bottles at him, missing, but the bottles shattered several of windows on the bus. The victim, who was not injured, told officers he did not know who the suspects were and officers were unable to locate any of the other kids involved. The teen’s mother responded to the scene and he was released to her custody.
Aggravated Assault: 300 blk of Church, Aug. 29 at 11:44 p.m.—Police responded on a report of a battery. When they arrived, officers met with the victim who told them while he was walking on Church Street, a group of men approached him and started to taunt him by punching the air with their fists. Without saying anything, one of the suspects struck the man in the face, causing him to fall. While he was down, another suspect kicked him in the ribs. The group then fled on foot eastbound on 15th Street. Police searched the area for the suspects, described as African American males in their twenties, but could not find them. The victim told officers that he did not know what provoked the attack.
Burglary: Levi Strauss, 525 Castro, Aug. 29 at 6:01 a.m.—A neighbor who lived above the clothing store heard a loud crashing sound. When he looked out the window, he observed three men going in and out of a broken store front window of the Levi store carrying arm loads of jeans to a parked car. “Hey, I’m calling the police.” he yelled out to them from his window. The men threw the jeans into the car and then got in and sped away turning eastbound on 18th Street from Castro. Responding officers searched the area for the fleeing vehicle, described as a blue Buick sedan and the three suspects, described as African American males in their twenties, but could not find them. The store manager responded to the scene and told officers that without taking inventory it appeared as though 15 pairs of jeans were missing and about ten shirts. The manager also told officers the store had been burglarized in the same manner two moths ago. Officers took a report and informed CSI of the incident.
Burglary, Hot Prowl: 100 blk of Guerrero, Aug. 29 at 12:30 a.m.—A woman placed her laptop on a table in front of her bedroom window. Because of the warm weather the woman opened the window to let some air in. When she came back from the kitchen, however, she noticed the laptop was missing and the curtain was blowing outside the window. The woman, who lives on the second story of her apartment building, looked outside her window and saw no one in the area. The resident told responding police that she believes the suspect climbed the scaffolding being used to paint the building and stole her laptop while she was in the kitchen. Officers searched the area, but found no one suspicious.
Battery: Nizzario’s Pizza, 4077 18th, Aug. 29 at 1:45 a.m.— A man walked into Mission Station and reported he had been a victim of battery the night before. The man told the officer he was partying in the Castro the night before and had several drinks at Badlands and then went to Nizzario’s Pizza to get something to eat. When he bought a slice of pizza and turned to leave, there was a woman blocking the doorway with a group of her friends and several other people waiting in line. The man was unable to get by so he tried to push the woman out of the way. Suddenly, he was punched in the eye by an unknown male. The force of the blow caused him to fall to the floor. In an attempted to regain his balance, he grabbed on to the woman who fell to the floor as well. A fight ensued, and he was hit and kicked numerous times. The suspects fled the pizza parlor on foot in an unknown direction. Police arrived, but he refused treatment and just wanted to go home. When he woke the next morning and saw his two black eyes, he decided to report the incident. Suspect number one is described as a Hispanic female, 5’7, 250 lbs wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Suspect number two is a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old, 5’8, 185 lbs, bald, also wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
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