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Police report that a light colored van collided with a 42-year-old woman at the intersection of 14th and Harrison streets on Friday, May 27 at 8:55 a.m. The woman, who was walking, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries including head trauma.

Two witnesses to the incident said it appeared the woman would survive the impact and one said she was conscious as she was being prepared for transport to the hospital.

“She got pretty messed up, but it seemed like she was going to be ok. The ambulance responded right away. I didn’t see what happened, but we heard the impact,” said a barista at a nearby cafe.

The barista reported that the woman was in the middle of the crosswalk when she was hit, and that the driver ran her over and then parked the car just past the crosswalk. Police also report the driver remained at the scene, though no arrest was reported.


A 43-year-old man was attacked with a knife by an undescribed suspect on Saturday, May 28, at 4 a.m. The victim and suspect were walking together at 16th and Mission streets, but got into an argument. The suspect then stabbed the victim in the face, neck and hand, leaving life-threatening lacerations. The victim was transported to the hospital, but the suspect remains at large.


Also on Saturday, at 10:35 p.m., a 34-year-old man was inside his car stopped at the intersection of 19th and Linda streets when a man in his 20s walked up to the front passenger side of the car and shot the driver in the hand with a handgun. The victim self-transported to the hospital, where he was treated for his non-life threatening injury. No arrest was made.

Two Robberies

At 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, a 28-year-old man, reportedly intoxicated, was approached by two men on Mission Street between 18th and 19th streets. The men punched the victim, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness. The men then took the victim’s cell phone and fled, evading arrest. The victim was transported to the hospital with cuts to his face.

On Saturday, May 29, a 23-year-old woman was walking along Albion Street near 16th Street at 9:20 p.m. when a man in his 50s approached her and snatched her purse from her shoulder. The thief fled southbound on Albion Street and was not arrested. The victim was uninjured.

Three Burglaries

A 48-year-old woman was surprised by a 24-year-old man entering her home on Treat Avenue between 25th and 26th streets through a kitchen window at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. The woman left her house to call the police, and the suspect fled on foot without taking anything and was not arrested.

A 57-year-old man received a call over the weekend that his jewelry store on Mission Street between 18th and 19th streets had been broken into, apparently sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. The burglar had apparently pried the back window of the neighboring business open, then cut a large hole in the adjoining wall. The suspect then went into the jewelry store, pried open two large safes and took the contents.  No arrest was made.

At 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, a 65-year-old man was sleeping in his home on 21st Street between Valencia and Guerrero streets when a man entered through the window, waking the victim. The burglar rummaged through the house, then exited through the same window and escaped without being arrested.

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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