Though many enjoyed their Labor Day weekend and its extra day off, perpetrators of crime in the Mission were busy at work.
Police arrested suspects in three of the nine incidents that happened in the Mission that included hot prowls—a burglar breaking in while someone is at home—stabbings and robberies. The least loss? A few slices of pizza and a shirt—in two separate incidents.
Friday: Robbery and a Stabbing
Last Friday at 2 a.m., a 38-year-old male approached a 25-year-old on 24th and Church streets and asked if he could borrow his phone to make a call. When the victim asked for his phone back, the suspect punched him in the face and fled.
The victim later boarded Muni and saw the suspect sleeping onboard. The victim informed the bus driver about the incident and the driver called the police.
The suspect was arrested on 11th and Mission streets. The victim recovered his phone.
Later that evening, a 22-year-old man got into a verbal altercation with two other men at 9:36 p.m. on South Van Ness and 12th Street. During the argument, one of the suspects took out a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso and leg. The suspects fled the area, but were caught and arrested by police. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
Saturday: Hot Prowls and a Robbery with Knife
A 44-year-old man living on 17th Street and Market woke up in his apartment Saturday between 2 and 2:30 a.m. to discover that his leftover pizza was gone. He called the police, who determined someone had broken in to eat. No arrests have been made.
At 7 a.m. on Saturday, a 45-year-old woman was in her bedroom with her son at their house on 22nd Street and Church. The family heard footsteps coming up the stairs and the mother and son exited the house towards their backyard. The suspect stole the woman’s purse, which contained money. No arrests have been made.
At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, two men between 28 and 35 years old pulled their SUV over on Church, between 23rd and 24th Street. A 38-year-old man was walking by when the SUV pulled over and both suspects jumped out of the vehicle and went through the victim’s pockets. One of the suspects slashed the victim’s chin with a knife. Both suspects took the victim’s wallet and fled in their SUV. No arrests have been made and the victim was not transported to the hospital.
Sunday: Robbery and Stabbings
At 5:50 p.m., a 20-year-old man was trying to buy weed from another 20-year-old man near the corner of 18th and Dolores streets. Once they had agreed on a price, the victim turned around to pull out his money from his pocket. The suspect pulled out a knife and demanded the victim hand over his money. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot. No arrests have been made.
At around 9:16 p.m., a 20-year-old man approached another 20-year-old man on 24th and Harrison streets. The suspect stabbed the victim in the hand, neck and head and then fled on foot. No arrests have been made.
Monday: Assault and False Imprisonment
At around 11:10 p.m. on 24th and Potrero, a 19-year-old woman was in a silver van with a 29-year- old man to smoke marijuana, police reported. The young woman attempted to exit the van, but the suspect refused to let her leave. Though she was able to exit the van, her companion chased the young and punched her several times. The suspect dragged the victim back into the van, but the victim fled the area. The suspect was arrested by officers.
Tuesday: Hot Prowl Burglary
At 12:38 a.m., a 58-year-old man was sleeping while the door to his house on Mission and 16th streets was slightly open. A person entered his room and took his shirt. 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 also contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.