Chestnut Street Italian restaurant Ristobar said it was twice vandalized because of its support for the police. General Manager Mattia Ballarini told KTVU News that the week before Christmas someone damaged tables and chairs in his park, as well as the awning and wind panels; Following the incident, he said a woman dressed in black with her face covered entered the restaurant and threatened to take further action if a banner supporting the police was not removed. The next day, the banner was vandalized.
Below is a selection of recent incidents reported by agents at Gare du Nord and Gare du Center.
November 23, 9:24 a.m.
1000 block from Sutter Street
An employee unlocked the company gate, entered and saw the suspect wander. The suspect requested to use the toilet and the employee let him use it.
Officers arrived at the scene and took the suspect into custody.
November 24, 11:14 a.m.
Van Ness Avenue and Northpoint Street
Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle being tracked by OnStar. They located the vehicle and observed a subject possibly asleep in the driver’s seat. They ordered him to get out of the vehicle, but he did not comply and a brief fight ensued. Subject had a bag strapped to his chest and continued to hold the bag as officers attempted to remove his hands from the bag. The officers were finally able to remove the bag and handcuff the subject.
A loaded gun was found inside the bag, and officers found drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The subject was reserved for the county jail.
November 26, 4:58 p.m.
Plainclothes officers leading an auto burglary operation received reports of a vehicle involved in an auto burglary. They began surveillance and eventually trapped the suspects in the vehicle, prompting the occupants to attempt to escape. But police took all occupants into custody and recovered a loaded phantom weapon and property stolen from several car break-ins.
NO MORE CAR PROBLEMS
November 26, 7:14 p.m.
Fisherman’s Wharf and the Embarcadero
Officers were told that a vehicle suspected of multiple auto break-ins was in the area. The driver of the vehicle escaped officers’ initial attempt to take the suspects into custody and fled at high speed onto the Embarcadero. The officers deployed spiked tapes to deflate the vehicle’s tires. A chase ensues, with the suspect driving recklessly to escape capture. Eventually, the three occupants of the vehicle attempted to escape on foot, but police captured them all and recovered two firearms and numerous items possibly related to other auto break-ins. The suspects were held in the county jail.
ANOTHER TYPE OF WEAPON
December 1, 6 p.m.
Gough and Ellis Streets
Two people had an argument which turned violent when one used a wooden pole to hit the other. Officers arrived to find the victim who was bleeding from the head and detained the other person involved in the incident.
Officers located witnesses, video of the altercation and the weapon. The victim was taken to a local hospital for serious but not life threatening injuries. The subject was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and was subsequently incarcerated in the county jail.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
December 2, 12:45 p.m.
Location not provided
Officers arrived at a business on the report of a theft, and found an employee and a witness holding a subject. CCTV and further investigation revealed that the subject had stolen several bottles of alcohol and engaged in a physical struggle with store workers attempting to retrieve the alcohol. No one was injured during the accident. Officers arrested the subject without further incident.
December 4, 3:30 p.m.
Hemlock and Larkin streets
Officers investigating a shooting viewed cellphone video showing several people arguing when one fired a gun on the ground near another person’s feet. No one was hurt.
December 5, 2:28 p.m.
400 block from Broadway Street
The suspect walked into a store and attempted to make a purchase but did not have enough money. The suspect began to grab things and jumped onto the counter as he stood in an aggressive position over the victim. The suspect then jumped off the counter and fled with the items. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody.
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