Police Blotter

Road Rage, Battery, Throwing a Substance at a Vehicle: July 9, 6:17 p.m., Sunset Boulevard
After an incident, a man went to Taraval Station to report a case of battery and vandalism. While driving along Sunset Boulevard, another car began to tail him with blinking headlights.

After a while, the victim's vehicle pulled over, with the suspect pulling alongside him. It was then that the suspect threw a cup of coffee at the victim, then screamed and drove away.

Fortunately, the victim was able to obtain the license plate information of the escape vehicle.

False Personation to Receive Money or Property: July 9, 4:48 p.m., 1000 Block of Ninth Avenue
A woman was scammed and reported the incident at the Taraval Station.

After searching online for an apartment, the woman wired funds to an account in response to an online property listing. She became suspicious of the situation afterward when no further action was taken after the funds were wired.

When she contacted the police, they advised her that she was the victim of a scam.

Driving Without a License, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Warrant Arrest: July 9, 9:50 a.m., Great Highway
A vehicle collision occurred on the Great Highway.

Firefighters and police officers responded to the accident. While investigating, the driver, who was depicted as having bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an unsteady gait, admitted he drank alcohol prior to the collision.

Upon further investigation, a computer check revealed that there were outstanding warrants for the man's arrest.

Burglary, Forcible Entry: July 8, 6:14 p.m., 2000 Block of 16th Avenue
Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary. The victims told the officers that their belongings were scattered all over the place, and some of their property was missing. The victims noticed that their credit cards were missing and also discovered multiple fraudulent charges were made on them.

After the officers searched the residence they determined the point of entry was through a window.

Shoplifting: July 7, 4:05 p.m., 100 Block of West Portal Avenue
A get-away vehicle awaited four suspects when they ran from a store with stolen merchandise.

Officers responded to a report on the crime and met with the owner, an employee and a witness. The owner then shared video surveillance with the officers, which revealed that the suspects took multiple items when two of the suspects distracted an employee while the other two looted the store.

The officer issued the employee and store owner a follow-up form.

False Personation: July 7, 8:44 p.m., 1000 Block of 18th Avenue
While trying to open a bank account, a man had to deal with an unanticipated dilemma: his identity was already being used for an account in another state.

The victim had been victimized earlier when his possessions (and identity) were stolen in an armed robbery.
Due to the fraudulent account, the man was unable to open a bank account and had to file a police report.

Expired Vehicle Registration: July 6, 10:54 a.m., Fulton Street
A driver was cited after knowingly using his vehicle for six months unregistered. Additionally, he did not have a valid driver's license.

Malicious Mischief: July 6, 2:57 p.m., 100 Block of Taraval Street
After tires were found slashed, police were called to the scene.

A woman reported that she returned to her vehicle to discover that all four of the tires on her vehicle were flat, adding that it has been an ongoing problem.

Suspicious Occurrence: July 6, 9 a.m., 1000 Block of 22nd Avenue
Early one day, two women were greeted by a man seeking a baptism. He claimed that he murdered someone on a previous day, but that God had forgiven him already.

The two women then questioned the man, but he changed his story and said the incident had only been a dream. He subsequently left the building.

Aided Case: July 6, 1:31 a.m., 2000 Block of 32nd Avenue
After calling the police to the scene of a crime, a man greeted responding officers to let them know that his roommate had been harmed in a potential stabbing incident.

The officers entered the residence and observed a trail of blood that went from the entrance of the house to a bedroom door. Inside the room sat a woman suffering a facial laceration; however, she was unable to recall how she received the wound. A medic arrived at the scene and transported her to a hospital for further treatment.

Failed Car Jacking: July 7, 12:02 p.m., 1000 Block of Ocean Avenue
Officers observed two men pushing a motorcycle down the street and conducted a computer check. It came back with the ownership of the motorcycle under a different name.

One of the suspects then admitted that he had stolen the keys from a gym and that they matched the broken-down motorcycle he was attempting to push down the street.

The suspect was arrested.