San Francisco Police Department report that the Mission had at least one assault and two robberies this weekend. One suspected arson occurred in the Castro.
The fire department is investigating a suspected arson that filled one apartment building on Market and Sanchez Streets with the smell of smoke Saturday. Around 3 p.m., one of the building’s residents smelled smoke and went down to the basement to find a pile of burning papers. When police and fire fighters arrived on-scene they declared it was a case of arson.
A verbal fight on the corner of 24th and Mission escalated into a physical assault of one 16-year-old Friday around 7:30 p.m. A group of four other young men and women punched and kicked the 16-year-old. When police arrived on-scene they took three of the suspects into custody, two 17-year-old women and one 21-year-old woman. A fourth suspect, a man in his twenties, fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The 16-year-old went to the hospital with bruises and a concussion.
Sunday evening, a suspect robbed a 28-year-old woman of her smartphone while she was walking on 20th Street near Mission. The incident occurred at 6:19 p.m. As the woman was texting a friend, the suspect, described as a male in his twenties, came up behind her and grabbed the phone. He fled the scene by getting into a white Mustang that had been waiting for him at the corner.
On 19th and Folsom at 9:10 p.m. Sunday, two suspects, between 20 and 22-years-old, approached a 26-year-old brandishing knives. The two suspects demanded the man hand over his property. He complied and offered his wallet and smartphone. With the stolen goods, the suspects fled the scene in what police reports describe as “an older model four-door vehicle.”
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.