Cocaine, Base/Rock Offense: June 23, 3:08 a.m., Noriega Street at
A police car driving southbound on Sunset Boulevard observed a white Lexus traveling northbound approaching Ortega Street with no front license plate. The police car made a U-turn and conducted a traffic stop.
After pulling over the vehicle, the officer requested backup after discovering that neither of the two suspects had a driver's license or any personal identification. When the backup units arrived and officers ran the suspects' names through the computer, it was found that the driver was driving with a suspended license and the suspect in the passenger seat had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Both suspects were arrested and transported to Taraval Station.
Before the car was towed, officers spotted a homemade pipe in the vehicle - a baby food jar with a hollow Bic pen inserted through the top. Police suspected the pipe was used for smoking crack and searched the suspects, finding white pills in one of the suspect's sweater pockets.
A further search at Taraval Station found a cellophane wrapper filled with off-white rocks in one of the suspect's shoe. Both suspects were strip-searched, with negative results.
Controlled Substance Offense: May 27 and May 28, Between 1:11 p.m.
and 7:37 p.m., 1400 Block of 36th Aveue
Two officers responded to a residence regarding a possible burglary. While searching for suspects and evidence of a break-in, officers spotted several marijuana plants in various stages of cultivation along with heat lamps and an intricate ventilation system set up in the garage.
The next day, after obtaining a search warrant from a judge, police went to the house and presented a search warrant. They detained all three people in the residence, two men and a woman, who were between the ages of 26 and 30.
A search of the house and garage found a large amount of US currency - $6,980 in $20 denominations - in one suspect's bedroom, more than 140 marijuana plants of various sizes and a scale, cell phone, books and other items related to drugs. Plastic bags containing marijuana were also taken as evidence.
Two of the suspects were given forms and released but the suspect who had the money in his bedroom was held in custody.
Indecent Exposure: June 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., 2000 Block
of 37th Avenue
A security guard at a high school was flagged down by a student who said there was a man inside the girl's locker room at the school's sports complex. Some females had seen the 21-year-old suspect hiding in the toilet stalls of the bathroom and were able to flush him out of the locker room.
A sports coach at the school was alerted to the disturbance and approached the suspect, who bent down as if to tie his shoe. When the coach asked him what he was doing, the suspect responded he was, "waiting for a friend." The coach questioned the suspect further, only to receive vague answers.
Police soon arrived and detained the suspect, who did not have a prior history of sex crimes. During the interrogation by officers at the Taraval Station, the suspect admitted to masturbating inside the girl's toilet stall while the girls were present. A camera/cell phone belonging to the suspect was taken as evidence
Battery, Robbery with Force: June 27, 7 a.m., Unit Block of Lobos
A man and a woman were sitting in an idling car on Lobos Street when two suspects in another car accused them of blocking their vehicle.
The two suspects got out of their vehicle and jumped on the hood of the victim's car, causing dents. The suspects, a 31-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, then opened the passenger side door of the victim's car and dragged the woman out of her seat. They continued to drag her down the street, pinning her against a wall before slapping her around with open palms. The suspects then went through her pockets and stole cash.
Police were alerted to a robbery in progress and arrived at the scene. They were able to find the suspect's vehicle and detained them. After a cold show confirmed the suspect's involvement in the crime, both suspects were booked at Taraval Station.
Base/rock Cocaine Possession for Sale: June 23, 8:25 p.m., Randolph
and Orizaba Streets
Two officers in the Street Crimes Unit at Taraval Station were driving in an unmarked police car when they witnessed a man giving a green bill to someone in a green van and receiving a white object in return.
The officers pulled the van over and arrested both suspects when they found suspected cocaine in the hands of one of the suspects. The suspects cooperated with police. One of the suspects had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.
The suspects were transported to Taraval Station, where they were booked.