Violent Crime Sullies Holiday Weekend

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Don’t the holidays just make you crazy? They most certainly do for a few folks in the Mission District this past weekend, as the cops were busy responding to a number of crimes.

Robbery:

A 59-year-old white female was robbed by a white female in her 30s-40s near 4th and Mission streets at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The suspect apparently had a problem with the victim panhandling, so she told her off and then threw her to the ground before making off with the victim’s wheelchair.  No arrest has been made.

Shooting:

A 20-year-old black male was shot in the hand on Cesar Chavez and Treat around 6 p.m. on Friday by two black males, who fled on foot on Hampshire. The injury was non-life-threatening, and the victim was treated at San Francisco General Hospital. No arrests have been made.

Robbery:

A 51-year-old white male was approached by a knife-wielding black male in his 20s or 30s on the 1200 block of Mission Street around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. The suspect took the victim’s case and money before fleeing on foot. No arrests have been made.

A 27-year-old Hispanic male was making a delivery with his truck on the 100 block of Liberty Street at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday when he saw another Hispanic male between the ages of 18 and 20 reaching into his car. The car owner confronted the suspect, who pulled a folding knife before fleeing on a mountain bike. No arrests have been made.

Robbery:

A white male returned to his home on the 300 Block of Dolores Street, went to sleep, then awoke to find his front door open and his laptop, bicycle and iPad missing. This occurred sometime between 4:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. No suspect was seen and no arrest has been made.

A 55-year-old white male was attacked by two males at 17th and Potrero at 9 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was walking when both suspects attacked him from behind, shoved him to the ground and took his briefcase and cell phone. Both suspects fled the scene and no arrests have been made. The victim’s shoulder was injured in the scuffle, but he refused medical treatment.

A 26-year-old Hispanic female was robbed at gunpoint around 1 a.m. on Monday by a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 30 after emerging from a residence at 23rd and Bryant. She complied with the suspect, who took her money and fled on foot. No arrests have been made.

Aggravated Assault:

A 42-year-old Hispanic male was accosted by a Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s while walking at 21st and South Van Ness at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The suspect demanded the victim’s belongings, and when the victim refused, he was punched in the face and stabbed with an unknown object in the right inner thigh. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at San Francisco General. No arrests have been made.

Arson:

A man of unknown age or race unsuccessfully tried to burn a vehicle on the 1400 block of Valencia at 5 a.m. on Sunday. The suspect, who was described as light-skinned, 5’11” and 160 pounds, approached the 30-year-old male victim’s vehicle, opened the gas cap, stuffed a rag in and lit it on fire. The car didn’t burn, so the suspect then got underneath the car and attempted to light it on fire from below. Again, it didn’t work, so he walked away. No arrests have been made.

A 30-year-old white female came out to her car at Dolores and Cesar Chavez to find a burned piece of newspaper in her gas cap at 6 p.m. on Sunday. No suspects were seen and no arrests have been made.

2 Comments

  1. nfs

    What? Missionlocal is suddenly describing the race/ethnicity of alleged crime suspects? What? I’m utterly unsure of how to respond to this.

    • John

      Various people have pointed out that providing a description of both the perps and the victims here helps local residents build a profile both of what categories of people to be wary of and of what types of victims these felons are targeting.

      Such information about patterns of criminal activity can help avoid crime and help catch the villains.

      Race is just part of that pattern, of course, along with age, gender, height, weight, clothing and so on.

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