Police on the scene of a crime. File photo by Octavio Lopez Raygoza.

At 2:25 a.m. on Saturday, a 24-year-old man was stabbed by three men near 19th and Lexington streets after they approached him and pushed him to the ground. The first suspect pulled out a knife and cut the victim’s face, while another repeatedly stabbed his leg and arm, according to the police.  The suspects fled in an unknown direction before the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests were made.

Ten Robberies

A 46-year-old woman was robbed near 16th and Harrison streets on Friday at 3:30 p.m. A woman aged between 30 and 35 approached the victim and asked for a cigarette before putting her in a chokehold and forcing her to the ground.

As the victim attempted to get on her feet, the suspect punched her in the face and took her cell phone, according to police.  The victim sustained an eye injury but refused medical treatment. No arrest was made.

On Friday at 4:57 p.m., a 27-year-old man was robbed at knife-point by two suspects who approached him on 16th and Bryant streets. The first suspect, a 20-year-old male, pulled a knife on the victim, while the second, a man aged 30, took the victim’s cell phone.

The two proceeded to punch the victim in the ribs before fleeing the area on foot. The suspects then entered a vehicle (a sedan of unspecified make and model), where a third suspect had been waiting at the wheel. The victim sustained injuries to the ribs but refused medical treatment. No arrests have been made.

A 20-year-old man was hit repeatedly over the head with a skateboard by an unknown assailant on Friday at 5 p.m. near Dolores and 18th streets. The victim fell to the ground and sustained injuries to the head, but it is unclear whether he lost consciousness. He was later transported to the hospital, and no arrests were made.

At 16th and Mission, a 42-year-old man was punched in the face by a man who approached him between 1 and 2 a.m. on Saturday. The victim temporarily lost consciousness and awoke to find the suspect had fled. He proceeded to drive himself home. No arrest was made.

A 27-year-old man was robbed on Saturday at 12:54 a.m. while waiting for a bus on 16th and Mission. The victim was talking on his cell phone when he was approached by a roughly 30-year-old man who demanded he hand it over. After the victim refused, the suspect punched him in the chest, took the phone, and fled the area. The victim was uninjured, and no arrests were made.

On Friday at 10 p.m. a 28-year-old man standing near a bus stop at 16th and Mission was approached by a man on a bike, aged 20 to 30, who proceeded to punch and kick him. The victim, who was later taken to the hospital, sustained a broken nose. No arrest was made.

A 28-year-old man was robbed by two male suspects at 19th and Capp streets on Saurday at 1:30 a.m. The suspects approached the man from behind, hit him over the head, threw him to the ground, and forcibly took the victim’s wallet, watch and phone. The suspects fled on foot and police made no arrests.

A 29-year-old man was robbed by two suspects who approached him at 19th and Mission on Sunday at 3:30 a.m. The three were in the middle of a conversation when the first suspect, a 34-year-old man, pulled out a screwdriver. The victim lost consciousness and awoke to discover his cell phone missing. He was transported to the hospital and sustained a lesion to the forehead. The first suspect is in police custody, while the second, a 20-30 year-old man, has not been arrested.

On Sunday at 11:30 p.m., a 43-year-old woman was robbed by two female suspects who approached her at 16th and Mission. The first suspect, aged 30-50 years, began punching her while the second, aged 40-50, took the victim’s bag. No arrests were made.

A 39-year-old man was robbed by a 30-40 year-old male suspect at 16th and Mission streets on Sunday at 3 a.m. The two were conversing when the suspect demanded money from the victim. The victim handed over his cash, and the suspect fled the area. No arrest was made.

Shots Fired

On Saturday at 8:59 p.m., an unknown suspect fired three rounds at a parked car near Treat Avenue and Kamille Court. The vehicle was left with bullet holes, but no one was injured. The suspect fled in an unknown direction, and police made no arrests.

Bomb Squad Dispatched

On Sunday at 10:30 p.m. police were notified of a suspected explosive device near Portrero and 16th. A bomb squad was dispatched and determined that the report was without merit.

Hot Prowl Burglary

The home of a 35-year-old woman and 49-year-old man near Florida and 20th streets was burgled on Thursday, police report. The woman was home alone between 3 and 11 p.m. when she heard footsteps and the sounds of someone rummaging.

After the man returned home, the woman discovered her laptop, backpack, stereo, and phone charger were missing. Police have not identified any suspect or made arrests.

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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  1. You want write articles but never make it clear that there are crazy mentally ill people roaming the streets and cops never want to put cuffs or send them to an institute to where they aren’t a danger to society. You are arresting the wrong people ! I was born and raised here this is why the homeless rate is going up because they let these crazy people that need special attention in our communities destroying everything and not getting time or punishment but want to arrest those
    Who smoke weed at a corner. This city is doomed.

  2. can we just let the activists stand on Mission and 16th st after 10pm every night with a new cell phone and then see if they still want to obstruct development?

  3. What ever happened to “Kill Switches” on cell phones? There was a big campaign a couple of years ago to get all phone equipped with those. Was supposed to stop cell phone robberies, as the stolen phones would be useless. All cell carriers signed on – So what happened?

    1. And who says the people who committed these crimes are Latinos and the hard working people living in the area!!! Those you want to kick out due to “gentrification” are selling HOT DOGS, FLOWERS, BRACELETS and POPSICLES, and they too, are targeted by the criminals who are robbing everyone. Ask around Mission businesses, Latinos are just as scared, these criminals come from the Tenderloin, drug addicts from 16th and Mission, Hunters Point or the East Bay!

    2. More gentrification to kick out WHO? because I bet you 100% those committing these robberies are NOT those you are targeting with your ignorant comment.
      The low income people from the Mission rather sell POPSICLES, FLOWERS, BRACELETS, than sit around like white drug addicts do to ask for money, or
      still cellphones like some other people.

    1. Please Stop writing ridiculous comments. This has nothing to do with David Campos. Do you expect Campos to patrol the streets of the Mission? This is an inequality and police resources issue.

      1. Why are you making excuses for criminals? People attack other people because they are evil thugs, not because of “inequality.”

      2. Hey Mark, hate to tell you but it has everything to do with Campos. He is despised by law enforcement, as is his compadre Avalos. Both will be out of office shortly and not one minute too soon. They’ve both used their time in office to unfairly berate law enforcement to further their own political careers. Both these two will eventually be long gone and forgotten, and trust me that after fifty plus years here intuition tells me they will be forgotten.
        But to answer your more important point: let me give you a resounding YES! I would expect Campos to be out in his district each and every Friday and Saturday night. I know for a fact that the cops would happily give him a ride-around. Campos’ number one priority should be the safety of citizens. Campos is so desensitized to big city living that he thinks random violent street crime is a part of life. i see people every day in the Mission just a little too cavalier about their surroundings but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be preyed upon, does it? I just spent a week in Manhattan in some once upon a time tough, tough neighborhoods and trust me, Manhattan is ten times safer that San Francisco. San Francisco politicians have got to make the hard choices concerning civil liberties and crime prevention.