Police Blotter

Auto Break-in, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Firearm: Oct. 16, 2 p.m., Golden Gate Park
A witness called police after observing the suspect break a car window at Stow Lake Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

When officers arrived, the witness pointed out the suspect, who was sitting in a parked car. The suspect was detained. In the course of their investigation, the officers discovered property suspected of being taken in previous burglaries. As well, the suspect was armed with a loaded gun.

The suspect was transported to the slammer and booked.

Robbery, Possession of Graffiti Markers: Oct. 21, 9:40 p.m., Geary Boulevard and 21st Avenue
Three juveniles who were tagging a Muni bus were taken to task by a male rider. The victim approached the juveniles and told them not to mark the bus. He then told the driver what had happened.

When the victim exited the rear door of the bus, one of the juveniles exited the bus as well and grabbed the victim's cell phone.

The victim gave a description of the suspects, who were discovered by police at Balboa Street and 25th Avenue. One 16-year-old juvenile was charged with grand theft and being in possession of a marker. Another 13-year-old youth was charged with being in possession of a marker. The two suspects , who were on probation, were transported to Juvenile Hall and booked.

Auto Break-in: Oct. 22, 1:24 a.m., Fulton Street and 44th Avenue
Officers got a call of a silver Toyota being broken into by a lone male suspect. When the officers arrived on the scene, they observed the suspect and a woman companion standing next to items that were being loaded into a parked car, just up the street from where the Toyota was broken into. The car that was being loaded was running, even though there was no key in the ignition.

After further investigation, the officers were able to determine that the car that was broken into and the car that was being loaded with suspected loot were both stolen. The suspects were booked.

Robbery: Oct. 20, 10:20 p.m., Golden Gate Park
A man was walking at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Lincoln Way when he tried to pass five males. The victim said he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head and body by several of the suspects. Before fleeing, one of the suspects grabbed the victim's backpack.

A search for the suspects was to no avail.

Armed Robbery: Oct. 22, 1:33 a.m., 900 Block of Clement Street
The victim was working in a commercial establishment when the victim walked in with a gun and pointed it at him.

The suspect demanded money. The victim complied before fleeing northbound on 10th Avenue. The victim could not give a good description of the suspect because he had a mask pulled over his face.

Aggravated Assault: Oct. 14, 12:16 a.m., Geary Boulevard and 33rd Avenue
Three people were sitting at a bus stop when a car containing several men approached. After exchanging some words, several of the suspects exited the vehicle and started beating two of the suspects with baseball bats.

A witness at the scene was able to get a good description of the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Assault, Robbery: Oct. 3, 8:15 a.m., Geary Boulevard Mass Transit
A 17-year-old male was riding the Muni #38 bus line when another male suddenly stood up and started to punch him in an effort to steal his iPod from his pocket. While the initial assault was taking place, another male took the victim's wallet and exited the bus.

The victim followed but the suspect pushed him to the ground and jumped on another Muni bus and left. The victim traveled on to school and reported the incident.

Because the victim recognized the suspect as a student at the school, he was located and booked on robbery charges.

Burglary: Oct. 15: Between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., 600 Block of 42nd Avenue
The unknown suspect(s) entered a home via a kitchen window and took two laptop computers, a game system and jewelry.

Shooting: Oct. 22, 11 p.m., Golden Gate Park
Officers responded to the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and 25th Avenue concerning a reported shooting. They discovered a 30-year-old man who said he was shot by an unknown suspect by a lake in the park.

The victim, who would not release any additional information, was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Battery of Police Officer, Burglary: Oct. 5, 2:15 p.m., 2300 Block of Clement Street
Officers had been tipped off that an employee of a business that had checks stolen and cashed was coming by to pick up a pay check.

When the suspect arrived, he was notified that he was under arrest. While putting on the cuffs, the suspect tried to make a run for it. A violent struggle ensued, with one officer sustaining an injury to his hand.

The suspect was charged with battery of a police officer, falsifying checks, and resisting arrest.