Police arrested a 23-year-old man for starting fires with various items. At 1:10 a.m. on Monday, April 4, firefighters notified San Francisco police officers that a man was starting fires in the middle of Utah Street near Alameda Street. Nobody was injured as a result of the fires.

Earlier in the weekend, at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, a 21-year-old man was lighting paper on fire and throwing it out of the window of his fifth-floor apartment on 16th Street between Valencia and Guerrero streets. Police report the man was not arrested, though the burning paper caused minor damage to a window sill.


At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, a 37-year-old man had just parked his car on Bryant Street between 24th and 25th streets when two men in their late 20s approached in a black four-door sedan, got out, and punched the victim repeatedly. The suspects searched the victim for money and then fled, evading arrest. The victim suffered a bump on his cheek and a cut on his chest and was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

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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