´╗┐Police Blotter

´╗┐Theft: Feb. 19, 12:40 a.m., 3500 Block of California Street
The victim was sitting in a coffee shop with his lap-top computer and cell phone on the table when an unknown suspect burst in, grabbed the computer and phone, and ran.

The male suspect, between 18 and 20 years of age, fled northbound on Spruce Street.

Burglary: Feb. 18, 12 p.m., 800 Block of 41st Avenue
A man who was talking on a cell phone in front of a residence took three lanterns from an alcove before fleeing.

Officers caught up with the 41-year-old man a few blocks away. The suspect admitted taking the lanterns, which were found in a bag a short distance away. The suspect had also taken a ceramic elephant from another home.

Robbery: Feb. 17, 8:10 a.m., Presidio Avenue and Geary Boulevard
A woman was using her cell phone on a Muni #38 bus when an unknown suspect grabbed the phone and took off running.

The woman exited the bus screaming for help but there was no public response. She lost sight of the suspect on Post Street.

Possession of Narcotics: Feb. 17, 11:30 p.m., 36th Avenue and Fulton Street
Officers enacted a traffic stop on Fulton Street and smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked about it, the suspect appeared extremely nervous and fidgety.

The officer told the suspect he looked like he had a gun or 10 pounds of marijuana in his possession.

"I have two pounds," the suspect replied.

Officers located two large bags of marijuana in a box on the back seat of the vehicle and the 49-year-old male was charged with possession of narcotics for sale.

Traffic Violation, Outstanding Warrants: Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m.
A bicycle rider who was stopped for a moving violation told officers he did not have any identification and provided a false name.

When officers were able to determine the suspect's real name, they determined he was wanted for outstanding warrants. He was transported to the police station for processing.

Possession of Narcotics, Counterfeit Money: Feb. 16, 5:10 p.m., Palm Avenue and Geary Boulevard
Officers on patrol conducted a traffic stop and determined both the driver and passenger in the vehicle were on probation.

A search of the occupants and vehicle was conducted, which turned up suspected marijuana, methamphetamines and counterfeit bills.

The 56- and 47-year-old suspects were arrested.

Robbery with Force: Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m., 700 Block of 37th Avenue
A woman was walking down the street when an unknown suspect came up from behind and grabbed her purse, which was on her shoulder. The victim fell as the suspect jumped into the passenger seat of a pickup truck to escape.

The male suspect was between 25 and 30 years of age.

Attack with Caustic Agent: Feb. 12, 10:20 a.m., Sixth Avenue and Clement Street
A man was pacing back and forth near a bus shelter when an unknown male suspect suddenly sprayed something in his face.

The victim's eyes began to burn and tear up as the suspect jumped on a Muni #44 bus and fled the scene.

The suspect was described as being heavy-set, between 40 and 50 years of age and wearing a green jacket.

Robbery: Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., Parker Avenue and McAllister Street
A woman exited a vehicle and approached a man on the sidewalk; she asked if he would make a phone call for her since the battery in her phone was dead.

The man dialed the number and gave the woman his phone. The woman said she was going to confirm the number with her husband in the vehicle but instead jumped into the vehicle and sped off.

Bank Robbery: Feb. 8, 9:50 a.m., 5200 Block of Geary Boulevard
A man entered a bank and demanded money from two tellers. The tellers complied and the man ran off to a waiting white van for the get-away.

The suspect was between 30 and 40 years of age. The investigation is ongoing.

Attempted Burglary: Feb. 4, 9:20 a.m., 2300 Block of Cabrillo Street
A youth broke a window on a parked vehicle and was attempting to take a bag when nearby neighbors started yelling.

The 16-year-old suspect dropped the bag and ran.

Video footage taken at the crime scene showed a youth from a local high school that officers were familiar with. The youth admitted to the attempted burglary and was charged as a juvenile.