San Francisco Police report that this weekend the Mission saw an assault by milk crate, a home invasion, an arson and an armed robbery. These incidents led to the arrest of two people and sent one man to the hospital.
Early Saturday morning, shortly before 5, a 40-year-old man struck a 45-year-old man near the corner of Erie and Folsom. The assailant used a milk crate to hit his target several times, leaving the 45-year-old with head lacerations and a broken forearm. Police arrived on scene shortly thereafter and detained the attacker, who was positively identified by his victim.
Two women, aged 41 and 33-years-old, were walking with a 27-year-old man near the corner of 21st and Harrison on Saturday at around 5 a.m when they were approached by three men. One of the three men pointed a gun at them and demanded the group hand over their possessions. The two women and one man handed over their cell phones, purses, and credit cards before the three suspects fled in white Honda.
A 33-year-old man was arrested for arson by police officers shortly after midnight Sunday. Officers spotted the man near the corner of Valencia and Sycamore lighting cloth in a plastic jug on fire. Police arrested the man and officers from the San Francisco Fire Department extinguished the small blaze.
A 27-year-old man living near the corner of Shotwell and 21st woke early Monday morning around 4:30 to hear an intruder in his home. When he got out of bed to investigate he saw the male suspect exiting the building’s front door. He fled the scene with a cell phone, laptop, purse and keys.
If you have any information about any of the incidents described above you can leave an anonymous tip at Mission Station by calling 415-552-4558.
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 Recovery Center at UCSF.