Just before 6 a.m. today, witnesses saw a woman driving at a high speed south on Mission Street lose control of her car at the intersection of Mission and Geneva and crash into a Bank of America branch. Police said the woman hit the curb and nearly collided with a Muni bus before crashing into the bank branch. The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for injuries. Police are investigating the incident as a DUI.
Early last Thursday morning, at 1:30 a.m., two men between 22 to 25 years old approached a man as he arrived home on Mission and 15th Streets. The suspects grabbed him from behind, choked him and hit the 38-year-old victim on the head. The suspects took the victim’s backpack and fled on foot. The victim did not suffer serious injuries but lost his backpack, which contained cash, clothing and two cellphones, police said.
On Monday at 2:18 p.m., a 61-year-old man smoking a cigarette on Shotwell Street close to the Health Center at 16th Street lit the bark of a palm tree on fire with his cigarette. A man who witnessed the incident confronted him, but the suspect fled. Firemen arrived and put out the fire. No one was injured, and the police later arrested the suspect.
Robbery With Gun
On Monday at 3 p.m., a 17-year-old boy walking on 23rd and Folsom streets asked two teenagers for directions. One of the teens lifted his shirt to reveal a silver semi-automated gun tucked into his waistband. The teen pulled out the gun and demanded the victim hand over his belongings. The second teenager grabbed the victim’s wallet and a digital music device. Both teen suspects fled on foot. The victim lost cash and his music, but did not suffer any injuries. No arrests were made.
Early Tuesday at 1:30 a.m., a 32 year-old man was sleeping in his house on 19th and Noe streets when he heard a noise in the bathroom. When he woke up and walked over to the bathroom, he noticed a man holding his suitcase. The suspect told him he had a gun, proceeded to grab more items and walked out through the front door. The suitcase included the victim’s cell phone and laptop. The victim didn’t suffer any injuries and no arrests have been made.
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.