policeblotter_sfa.jpgWednesday, 2/24/10

7:30 AM: As the Examiner reported, a driver at Sunset and Rivera was making a turn when he reportedly struck a teenaged female pedestrian in the crosswalk. She was hospitalized, but her injuries are reportedly non-life-threatening. A commenter on the Examiner story, charmingly named “podzhopnik” said

“that intersection does not have a stoplight only a sign that pedestrians have right of way. Unfortunately, the flow of traffic at that hour is heavy and people are too sleepy to notice kids, who dress darkly, hiding behind a streetlight post. The kids should really cross at the next intersection with a stoplight. Got to use common sense!”

However, a look at the intersection on google street view shows stoplights, so, someone find a press and stop it, A COMMENTER WAS WRONG.

Thursday, 2/25/10

12:28 AM: What the heck. A “garbage container” reportedly exploded on the 1300 block of Bush. There were no injuries, damage to nearby property, or suspect information.

2:10 AM: Two men approached a man on the 2000 block of San Bruno, reportedly told him they had a gun (he did not see it), and robbed him. No arrests.

View SF Appeal Crime Blotter Thursday February 25 in a larger map

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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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