policeblotter_sfa.jpgFriday, 2/19/10

6:30 AM: A vehicle caught on fire at 26th and York, SFPD describes it as “suspicious” and terms it “arson.” No injuries, no arrests.

6 PM:A man reportedly stole a woman’s phone while on Muni, he hopped off at Geary and Masonic and was arrested.

6:10 PM: A man and woman were reportedly arguing on the 900 block of Larkin when another man tried to break up their fight. If the SFPD report is accurate, the couple turned on the would-be Samaritan, and the male half of the argument allegedly beat the other man into unconsciousness. The victim ended up at SF General with injuries they say aren’t life-threatening, and the man who allegedly beat him has been arrested.

7:17 PM: Eight men reportedly surrounded two other men on the 200 block of Elmira, reportedly punching one and stealing a cell phone and a basketball from them. No one’s been arrested.

Saturday, 2/20/10

1:30 AM: Two men were reportedly shot by two undescribed suspects at Ellis and Jones. They both ended up at SF General, and one of the men’s injuries is said to be life threatening. No one’s been arrested.

9:30 PM: A woman reportedly received a knock on the front door of her home on the 1000 block of Brussels Street, opening it only to be confronted by three men, one of whom reportedly had a handgun. The men allegedly robbed the woman and two other people in her home, then fled on foot. No one’s been arrested.

10:40 PM: Two men and a woman were reportedly assaulted and robbed by four men at 21st and Treat. One of the victims ended up at St. Luke’s with non-life-threatening injuries. No one’s been arrested.

10:54 PM:While walking at Eddy and Hyde, an undescribed victim was reportedly approached by a man who demanded money. When the victim refused, the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim and robbed him before fleeing on foot. The victim ended up at SF General with non-life-threatening injuries, and no one’s been arrested.

Sunday, 2/21/10

2:20 AM: A man reportedly pistol whipped another man inside a home on the 2100 block of North Point. The victim went to SF general with non-life-threatening injuries to his face, and his alleged assailant was arrested.

3:04 AM: A man was standing on the street on the 100 block of Highland, when he was reportedly approached by a few more men, who ask him where he’s from then allegedly stab him before fleeing on foot. The victim’s been hospitalized at SF General with life threatening injuries, and no one’s been arrested.

3:45 AM: A man was walking at Green and Webster when multiple undescribed suspects reportedly knocked him to the ground, then punched him, kicked him, and took his iPhone. His injuries weren’t life threatening, and it was not reported if any arrests were made.

4:10 AM: SFFD reportedly responded to a portable toilet fire on the first block of Pasadena. It was apparently determined that the fire was the the result of arson. No arrests.

4:25 AM: While SFPD and SFFD were dealing with the Toilet Torching, they reportedly saw flames coming from the back of a car. They’ve also tagged this as arson. Pasadena Street, watch out!

5 AM:A driver was stopped at 17th and Potrero when another car pulled up with two more men, one of whom reportedly hopped out and demanded the victim relinquish his car, pepper sprayed the victim, then took his car. No one’s been arrested.

8:40 PM: A man had just parked his car on the 800 block of Niagara Ave, when two other men reportedly robbed him at gunpoint and took off in his car. No one’s been arrested.

Monday, 2/22/10

2:30 AM: Two men met at Carolina and Caire Terrace, and one asked the other for a ride. Then the ridee reportedly robbed the ride giver at gunpoint, then fled on foot. No one’s been arrested.

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the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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