SFPD Weekend Recap for Labor Day: Car Arson, Robberies, Metal Pipes

Five robberies, two assaults, one case of arson. It was a long weekend.

This crime-filled Labor Day weekend began with an aggravated assault on Friday at around 8:45 p.m., when two neighbors got into an argument on the 3100 block of 16th Street near Valencia, according to police.

The suspect, a 51-year-old man, hit the victim, a 52-year-old woman, twice over the head with a metal pipe. The victim suffered a laceration to her forehead and was transported to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is in custody.

At around 9 p.m. on Friday, a 21-year-old man was robbed by a five young men between the ages of 18 and 23 on Church Street next to Dolores Park, police reported. The victim was walking when one of the five suspects pulled out a knife and demanded that he empty his pockets.

One of the suspects then punched the victim multiple times in the face. The suspects took the man’s wallet, cash and cell phone. The victim was not seriously injured and no arrests have been made.

A 22-year-old bouncer was hit with a glass bottle while confronting suspects at around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday at a bar on the 1000 block of Valencia near 21st Street. The bouncer heard a commotion and went inside the bar to intervene. During the conversation, a suspect hit the bouncer on the side of his face with a glass bottle, and all seven or eight suspects then jumped into the brawl. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for his non-life-threatening injury. No arrests have been made.

Three suspects are still at large in the case of vehicle arson that took place shortly after midnight Sunday on the 3400 block of 18th Street near Mission. A medic drove by and saw two unoccupied vehicles on fire. Another witness stated that she saw three suspects, males between the ages of 20 and 25, running away from the burning vehicles. She did not see them set the fire, police reported. No arrests have been made. The video of the fire below was posted on Mission Mission this morning.

A 32-year-old woman was robbed while walking up to her house on the 3400 block of 22nd Street near Guerrero on Monday at around 9:20 p.m. Two male suspects between the ages of 17 and 20 approached her and took her cell phone and purse. The suspects fled on foot, and no arrests have been made.

A man was robbed on Monday at around 9:40 p.m. on the 900 block of Capp near 24th Street, when he was approached by a man whom he believed had a weapon. The suspect demanded the victim’s property and the victim complied. The suspect fled on foot.

A man was robbed while riding his bike at around 11:50 p.m. on Monday, on Brosnan Street near Guerrero. Three suspects approached him and pushed him off the bike while punching him in the face. One of the suspects got on the victim’s bike and all three suspects fled the scene. The victim suffered minor bruising to the eye. No arrests have been made.

On Tuesday at around 3:10 a.m., a man was approached by two suspects on 16th Street at Albion. The suspects pulled the victim to the ground, punched him and took his property, then fled on foot. No arrests have been made.

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  1. randolph mortimer

    wow, all that increased police presence in the park, and plenty of bottles poured out, but groups of youths are still mugging people when it’s barely dark out.

  2. Lois

    Is there a bar on Valencia near 21st on the south side? At Udupi Palace?

  3. randolph mortimer

    from these reports, street crime has really gotten a lot worse over the past few months in our neighborhood.

    I’d love to see a MissionLocal story following up on this and how the SFPD plans to address it.

  4. Laura

    I’m 50 years young..born and raised here in the mission. Crime hasn’t increased, its just finally being talked about. Most of the time these stories don’t make it to the NEWS channels. Back in the crUising days there were plenty of tragedies but “not news worthy”! Heck for that matter all through out the years.. I can definitely CLAIM top be a MISSION LOCAL!

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