It's been a month since our last crime and safety roundup, and the end of 2016 brought quite a bit of crime activity to the Bayview Police District, which includes Potrero Hill, the Dogpatch, Bayview and Hunters Point.
Through December and into the first few days of the new year, the Bayview in particular saw a handful of shootings.
As we previously reported:
- 35-year-old Michell Smith was shot and killed on New Year's Day at Third and Oakdale.
- A 22-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries December 29th following a shooting in the vicinity of Ingalls Street at George Court.
- Terrence Briggs, 35, was shot and killed December 12th on the corner of Third and Quesada.
- And a 25- year-old man was critically injured in a shooting December 5th on Garlington Court.
An anonymous tipster also alerted us to a YouTube video that shows a masked man opening fire on a black sedan at the corner of Lane and Palou avenues. The video below—which may be disturbing to some—was captured by a security camera around 2:30pm December 5th and published on YouTube days later.
“We are well aware of this video," SFPD Public Information Officer Giselle Taskoff told Hoodline. "We're investigating this case.”
Arrest Made In 2013 Homicide
A homicide case that's been open since 2013 may soon come to a close. On December 23rd, police arrested 28-year-old Robert Bolden in connection to the shooting April 24, 2013, at 52 Whitney Young Circle that killed 27-year-old Trayvon Dixon.
Here's a look at additional crime activity that took place over the past month around the Bayview Police District.
At 4:50pm December 1st, two women were shot at the corner of 3rd and Underwood streets. According to the SFPD, the victims, ages 32 and 34, were standing outside when they heard gunshots. They both looked in different directions before realizing they had both been injured. They were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect has been identified as a man in his 30s.
Unexpected House Party Ends With Assault
At 3:20am December 2nd, a 49- year-old woman was assaulted while attempting to break up a party in her home. The SFPD reports that the victim returned home to find a party taking place and immediately began kicking people out. An unidentified female suspect then threw a candle at the woman's face. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Delivery Man Robbed
A man delivering food to a residence on the unit block of Cairres Street around 10pm December 8th was robbed by three men, ages 18-25. The suspects approached and punched the 34 year-old victim. As the victim took his phone out to film his attackers, they snatched the device, along with the delivery, and fled on foot.
Bayview Police Gift Bikes To Local Youth
On a more positive note, December 12th was a lucky date for 18 Bayview youth who visited the Bayview police station. As part of the station's annual traditional—hosted in conjunction with the Global Children's Foundation—the children rode away on brand new bicycles.
Pistol Whipped & Robbed
At 3:20am December 22nd, a 43-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed at the corner of Quesada and Quint streets. Two men in their mid-20s approached the victim while she was entering her vehicle. The suspects pistol whipped her before taking her purse, wallet, cellphone and keys and fleeing on foot. The victim was transferred to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
During the second half of the month, officers responded to two separate vehicle arsons.
At 3:25pm December 28th, a 30-year-old man was spotted walking away from a car engulfed in flames on the 200th block of Tunnel Avenue. A witness reported that the suspect entered a vehicle and fled the scene. No arrest was made.
On December 16th, in response to a shotspotter activation at 10:11pm on the 700th block of Missouri Street, officers discovered a vehicle—riddled with bullet holes—set ablaze and surrounded by several bullet casings. No arrest was made in this case either.
The Bayview Police Station holds a community meeting at 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the station, 201 Williams Ave. The next meeting is tonight.
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