Police report two assaults, several robberies including one in Dolores Park, and the arrest of two arsonists over Super Bowl weekend.


At around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, a 22-year-old man was dropped off at a city hospital, where he was immediately transported to a different hospital and then taken into surgery. When interviewed by officers, the man did not give an account of how he was stabbed. The victim suffered multiple punctures and lacerations in the back and a punctured lung, but police describe his injuries as non-life-threatening.

Another stabbing was previously reported by Mission Local on Friday afternoon.


A 28-year-old man was sleeping inside a tent at San Bruno Avenue and Alameda Street on Friday, February 5 at about 7 a.m. when he was attacked by an unknown suspect with a weapon that may have been a baseball bat. The man was left with a laceration to his head and transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. No arrest was made.

A nightclub experience turned ugly for 27-year-old patron, who was at a venue on Mission Street between Cesar Chávez and Valencia streets just before 2 a.m. on Sunday when he was hit in the back of the head with a glass bottle. The man suffered a laceration to his head and was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.


On Saturday at 5:10 a.m., a 29-year-old man was approached on Capp Street between 17th and 18th streets by two men in their early 30s  who asked him to join them for a drink. The men then attacked the victim, who fell to the ground. There, the men took the victim’s pants and fled with them, along with the man’s cell phone, wallet, passport and cash. No arrest was made, and the victim suffered a laceration on his cheek.

Later on Saturday, at 7:00 p.m., a 54-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in Dolores Park. Seven men, estimated to be between the ages of 18 and 20, approached the man, and one put a handgun to the man’s face. The suspect then pistol whipped the victim and stole his black satchel bag before fleeing on foot out of the park. The victim suffered a bruise and cuts to his head and face, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. No arrest was made.

At 8:20 p.m. that night, a girl estimated to be 15 years old walked up to a 43-year-old woman waiting for the bus at 24th Street near Potrero Avenue. The girl then punched the woman multiple times in the face and took her purse, containing a wallet, cash, and a cell phone, before fleeing eastbound on 24th Street. The woman had a bruise on her forehead and walked in to the hospital for treatment, while the suspect was not arrested.

At 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, a 26-year-old man was walking near 14th and Mission streets when a man in his 20s walked up to him, put his hands in the victim’s pocket, and stole his keys. The robber took nothing else, and was not arrested, and the victim was uninjured.

That afternoon, at 4:32 p.m., a 41-year-old man was sitting at a bus stop at Bryant and Alameda streets when a 44-year-old man walked up and sat next to him. The older man then took the victim’s backpack, but police officers were able to take the man into custody and return the victim’s backpack.

Fire Investigations

Police arrested two men over the weekend for setting things on fire.

The first, 36 years old, was reported to police by a 61-year-old man who saw the suspect feeding an existing fire with paper on 17th Street and Potrero Avenue on Friday at just before 10 p.m. The older man then followed the suspect northbound on Potrero Avenue and saw him start another fire. Nobody was injured, and no damage was reported.

The second, a 30-year-old man, had burned various papers with a lighter on a sidewalk near 16th and Mission streets next to a small tree around 3 p.m. on Sunday. The man then tried to set his scooter on fire, though he was apparently unsuccessful, as no damage was reported.

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.

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