Police Blotter

Burglary, Theft: Nov. 22, 3:35 p.m., 300 Block of Ninth Avenue

A staff member at a public library noticed a man taking numerous DVDs from the library's collection and exiting the library without checking them out. The staffer called police and followed the man, who was seen boarding a Muni #38 bus.

At Sixth Avenue and Geary Boulevard, two officers who were about to board an eastbound Muni #38 bus realized the suspect was on board. They located the 34-year-old man, who had 46 DVDs in his possession, and arrested him.

Burglary: Between Nov. 19, at 11 p.m., and Nov. 20, at 6 a.m., 400 Block of Clement Street

An unknown suspect entered a business by prying open the front door and took cash before fleeing.

Arson: Nov. 21, 3:15 p.m., 200 Block of Third Avenue

A suspect(s) lit a newspaper on fire and tossed it under the front stairs of a residence.

Witnesses said three young juveniles had left the area minutes before the fire, which was doused before it could cause serious damage.

Possession of Narcotics: Nov. 7, 7:57 p.m., Seventh Avenue and Fulton Street

A man noticed that his motorcycle had been knocked over, apparently by a man and a woman who appeared to be intoxicated.

Officers located the two suspects at Eighth Avenue and Cabrillo Street and noticed the man was staggering around and was unable to speak coherently.

The witness testified that the couple were responsible for knocking over the motorcycle. The woman, who was a 17-year-old juvenile, was released to the custody of her father.

The 19-year-old male, who was in possession of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia, was taken to the Richmond Station and booked.

Aggravated Assault: Nov. 8, 3:10 p.m., Golden Gate Park

Officers were called to the Big Rec. baseball field near Seventh Avenue and Lincoln Way over a bench-clearing brawl that started after a controversial call by an umpire.

The two teams that were playing the game were on the field trying to resolve the conflict when a third team, which was sitting in the bleachers, decided to get involved. One of the players from the team that was not playing hit one of the players on the other team on the head with a bat, causing a serious injury.

The injured player was taken to a hospital for treatment. The 32-year-old male suspect was arrested.

Parole Violation: Nov. 11, 1:54 p.m., 23rd Avenue and Geary Boulevard

Officers on patrol noticed a known auto burglar standing on the corner and detained him. In his possession were burglar tools.

The suspect was arrested for violating the terms of his parole.

Armed Robbery: Nov. 11, 4:39 a.m., 5200 Block of Geary Boulevard

Three men wearing masks and armed with handguns entered a drug store. One of the suspects pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the three suspects fled in a light-colored, four-door automobile. All of the suspects were wearing dark-colored clothing.

Graffiti Vandalism: Between Nov. 10, at 4 p.m., and Nov. 11, at 7:45 a.m., 900 Block of Anza Street

An unknown suspect(s) entered a children's play area at a park and spray painted hate-related and lewd markings.

Vandalism: Nov. 4, 2 p.m., 33rd Avenue and Anza Street

A 15-year-old male juvenile was angry after being suspended from school.

When a school security officer approached the youth and told him he needed to go home, the suspect punched the windshield of a nearby car, shattering it, and ran away.

Shortly thereafter, the youth was stopped for trying to ride a Muni bus without paying his fare. The officers on the bus realized this was the same youth from the broken windshield incident and detained him.

The juvenile was charged with vandalism and released to the custody of his father.