Police report an officer was injured in the process of arresting a combative, naked man on September 9. At 6:21 a.m., police responded to a report about a naked man chasing people and throwing a branch at pedestrians on 25th Street between Dolores and Church streets. When the officer arrived he found a partially naked man talking to himself. A fight broke out between the officer and suspect, and more police arrived. Three officers were now struggling with the man, trying to handcuff him, and as more arrived, the officers were able to get the man restrained in handcuffs.
In the course of the arrest, the suspect reportedly tried to gouge out the first officer’s right eye, injuring it. Police say the suspect also bit the officer’s cheek, leaving a “severe bite mark,” and the officer also suffered cuts and abrasions on his hands and forearms over the course of the struggle.
Robert Mathew Kaplan, a 37-year-old San Diego resident, was arrested and charged with battery on a peace officer, battery causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, and aggravated mayhem, all four felony charges, as well as obstructing and resisting a peace officer.
Mission Station investigators are still looking for help from the public in finding video of the incident – anyone with information may contact the Mission Station Investigation Team (SIT) during business hours at 415-558-5400, anonymously at the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text-a-tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.
At midnight on Wednesday, two men and a woman entered the home of a 21-year-old man living on Mission Street between 26th and Cesar Chavez streets. One of the men pointed a gun at the victim and took his cash before all three suspects fled in an unknown direction. No arrest was made, and the victim was uninjured.
Three men approached a 27-year-old woman at Valencia and McCoppin streets at 3:24 a.m. on Thursday to talk. They then attacked the woman, punching her, and took her cell phone and purse. The men fled eastbound on Market Street on their bicycles and were not arrested. The woman was not seriously injured.
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.