police blotter

Vandalism: May 24, 1:24 p.m., 3400 Block of Geary Boulevard
An intoxicated man entered a liquor store, where he opened and began to drink an unpaid-for bottle of wine.

Store employees approached him and demanded that he leave. While being escorted off the premises, he took another bottle of wine and threw it on the ground.

Police arrived and detained him.

The suspect was also alleged to have stolen a burrito from a nearby gas station.

He was charged with vandalism.

Aggravated Assault: June 15, 1 p.m., Collins Street and Geary Boulevard
Officers were called to a car wash when an altercation between two customers evolved into the suspect driving his car toward the victim.

A verbal argument started when the suspect thought the victim was trying to jump the line. The victim then got out of his car and stood in front of the suspect's car. The victim's friend drove the car away and parked down the street. The suspect then put his car in reverse and drove towards the victim who jumped on the hood of the car to avoid being knocked under the oncoming vehicle, causing him to slide to the ground.

Officers charged the 37-year-old suspect with aggravated assault.

Felony Vandalism: June 18, 2:30 a.m., 18th Avenue and Geary Boulevard
A 28-year-old man was caught using a crowbar to vandalize a vehicle.

The suspect continuously hit the car, smashing all the windows, headlights and the sunroof.

The owner of the vehicle told police that the suspect was the ex-boyfriend of his current girlfriend.

The suspect was charged with felony vandalism.

Break-in: June 16, 9:30 a.m., 1800 Block of Balboa Street
A resident woke up to find a man inside his home meddling with the lock on the door to his roommate's bedroom.

The intruder fled the home after the resident yelled at him.

It is possible that the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked front door.

Illegal Drug Transaction: June 3, 5:25 p.m., 37th Avenue and Balboa Street
Officers took both a drug dealer and one of his customers into custody after observing their narcotics transaction.

The plainclothes officers surveyed the known drug dealer standing on Balboa Street, making contact with a driver, entering the vehicle, making the narcotics exchange and exiting the vehicle.

The police followed the driver, who eventually admitted to purchasing the narcotics from the drug dealer. Both were taken into custody.

Indecent Exposure, Public Nuisance: June 11, 4:30 p.m., Fourth Avenue and Clement Street
A witness flagged down an officer to report that a woman was completely naked in public.

The officer arrived to find the female accompanied by a man with a camera and instructed the woman to clothe herself.

The cameraman, who had been taking nude photographs of the woman throughout the City that day, told the officer that he read on the Internet that public nudity was acceptable in San Francisco if one put clothing on when asked.

The two were charged with indecent exposure and committing a public nuisance.

Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property: June 11, 4:10 p.m., Cornwall Street
A resident alerted police when he saw four people steal three bicycles from his garage.

The resident described the suspects and bikes to the officers, who then conducted a futile search.

However, at 5:53 p.m., the resident's brother saw the suspects with the bikes on Geary Boulevard and Second Avenue and alerted police.

Officers arrived at the scene and charged four 16-year-olds with burglary and possession of stolen property.

Battery, Resistance to Arrest and Open Alcohol Container: June 12, 1:12 p.m., Eighth Avenue and Clement Street
An officer on bicycle duty entered a parking lot where two homeless people were sleeping after receiving several complaints about the pair drinking, sleeping and defecating in the public space.

The officer recognized one of the homeless people, who he knew to be confrontational and observed to be intoxicated. When he saw their bottle of vodka, he poured it out and awoke the two.

When the confrontational suspect realized his alcohol had been disposed of, he charged at the officer, kicking him and attempting to step on his bike. After the suspect ignored the officer's demands to get on the ground, the officer forced him down. The suspect then unsuccessfully attempted to bite the officer, but the officer managed to handcuff him.

Other police units responded to the officer's calls for help and the suspect was charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and being in possession of an open container. The second suspect left the scene without incident.

Assault and Robbery: June 9, 12:08 a.m., Great Highway and Fulton Street
The suspect was walking southbound on the Great Highway toward the victim when, suddenly, the suspect pushed the victim down to the ground and kicked him multiple times.

The suspect stole the victim's backpack and ran eastbound on Fulton Street.

Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property: May 25, 3:23 p.m., Spruce and Sacramento Streets
Plainclothes officers were in Laurel Village concentrating on vehicle burglaries when they received a call that two juvenile males had broken into a car nearby.

A witness described the suspects to the officers and said that the suspects had run into a nearby parking structure.

Police officers entered the parking lot and spotted the suspects running through it while reversing their jackets to conceal their identity.

When approached by the officers, one suspect threw a cell phone and iPod to the ground.

The vehicle's owner identified the thrown objects as hers.

The officers then noticed a "spark plug chip" attached to a drawstring on the suspect's pants, commonly used to break out car windows.

Police charged the two 14-year-old suspects with auto burglary and possession of stolen property.