Friday night, a 26-year-old man was robbed on Treat Ave. and 24th St. around 7 p.m. The victim was approached by two males in their late 20s with a handgun. The victim was then pistol-whipped in the head that made a laceration to the head. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone, watch and money. No arrests have been made.
A drive-by shooting occurred on 25th and Cypress streets on Friday night around 11:15 p.m. A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm. Police said that a two-door black vehicle drove away and the victim drove himself to the hospital.
Two suspects, described by police as two men, robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint as they were getting out of their car at 18th and Castro streets Saturday at 1:30 a.m. The suspects took some cash and the victims’ cell phones and pistol-whipped one of the victims, according to police. The suspects then demanded that the victims get into their vehicle, drove two blocks and then got out and fled on foot. No arrests have been made.
A 20-year-old man was shot on 18th and Mission streets on Sunday at 1:55 a.m. The victim was shot in the arm and leg and ran to Valencia Street. Read Mission Local’s story here.
A man told police that he woke up early Sunday to find his wallet, passport and cell phone gone. He told authorities that he saw a suspect, described as a man of an unknown age, reach into his room and grab his property. The burglary took place at a home on Mission Street near Valencia Street on Sunday between 3 and 5 a.m.
A 31-year-old man was robbed Sunday night on 14th and Dolores streets at 5:30 p.m. The victim was approached by two men with a gun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspects took the victim’s cellphone, wallet, and gym bag. No arrests have been made.
A man was punched and robbed of his necklace on Mission and 18th streets at 10 p.m. Sunday.
A 22-year-old man was stabbed on 24th and Mission streets Monday morning at 2:15 a.m. after he refused to give up his property . The suspect, described by police as a man between the ages of 25 and 30, pulled out a knife from his waistband and stabbed the victim. The victim suffered several knife wounds to his hands. He then walked to the hospital to be treated. No arrests have been made.
The above comments show that societal problems are present in the Mission. What do you expect? I stand by my statement. A vast majority of Mission residents care about the neighborhood. I know that I care deeply.
Do you? Or would you rather just complain and wish that you lived elsewhere?
I agree. I call on the complainers to actually do something. If neighbors band together and actually start looking out for each other the area will improve. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you get involved in your community and challenge the police publicly they will provide more service. However, to think these issues that you guys lump all together will be solved by police only is just incorrect. Violent thugs with guns that rob people need to be arrested. However, guys pissing on the street, graffiti, drunks passed out, these are not police issues. These are community issues. Their are answers to all the issues the Mission faces… complaining with no interest in action is one one of them.
So what have you done about the issues in the Mission ? You claim to be long time residents who care about the neighborhood, then why have you let it continue to have the problem it does and why have you allowed them to continually worsen over the last ten years, if not longer ?
What I expect is for laws to be enforced in the Mission the same as in other parts of the city and for Campos and SFPD to do their jobs. Look at what Scott Weiner has managed to do to actually fight back against a few antisocial bad apples ruining things for the majority, for example.
I am comfortable with my contribution to the neighborhood. I do not complain about social problems and poverty in the Mission, although of course I would prefer if there were no social problems nor poverty. I am happy that we do not have political opportunist and bully Scott Weiner as our Supervisor.
If you like Weiner and would like the Mission to be more like Eureka Valley (Castro), maybe consider moving there.
If you dislike the police levels and their enforcement call a neighborhood meeting. Go door to door and convince your neighbors that if they come to the meeting and confront the local Mission Captain on his policing policies that he will increase his presence. You invite Campos, and call him on the carpet (if that is what you think is best). Invite the press (they love to come to confrontational neighborhood meetings organized by neighbors). Whalla! Otherwise stop complaining and do something. If I gave you a hundred dollar bill you would bitch about it having wrinkles. Organize your neighbors. That works. Try it! You’ll like it!
How is it possible that robbers feel safe enough to pistol whip & rob someone at 7PM on a Friday on a super busy part of our neighborhood?
There is no law enforcement on 24th st. At all.
Why have SFPD and Campos given up on 24th st?
Nobody cares about the Mission – just look at how the people who live here treat their neighborhood.
Can you please specify what you mean by that comment. To whom do you refer? I have lived in the Mission for over twenty years, and the pride its residents have for the neighborhood is one of the reasons I love living here.
I’d hate to believe that you are classist, racist, or bigoted, but the vagueness of your comment leaves me wondering.
I live on the block where the mugging happened – the dudes who gamble on the corner are nice enough folks (if you’re a man – expect catcalls and leering if a lady), but there’s always a ton of garbage left on the ground when they leave.
Then there’s the persistent drunks who you can find passed out at on the sidewalk.
And then there’s the thugged out kids acting hard – no shortage of murders or muggings going on within a couple blocks radius.
I’m not about to run off because of any of those things, but I don’t think you can muster a whole lot of indignation on this one, especially given where it went down. Need one be classist, racist, or bigoted to be upset about any of those things?
Thank you Ben – you should add public urination to your list as well. It’s hard to to believe people who are proud of their neighborhood would piss all over it on a daily basis.
I left out drug dealing because a lot of the dealers don’t live in the neighborhood and just come here to deal since they know laws aren’t really enforced here.
Garbage in the streets, filth everywhere, graffiti, drunks, wretched scents. Then there’s the muggings and stabbings and the murders. Yeah. Real proud folks living there.
Well if the mission residents don’t care about the neighborhood and it is so bad, then what are all you hipster doing invading it?
this is really unacceptable! We need to double the local police budget and drive these scum out of here!
Looks like Campos’ approach of ‘listening’ is working about as well as you would expect. More violent robberies involving guns early in the evening and continuing gang violence. If only someone else had run against him.