Crime and safety incidents have risen back to a more-regular cadence since the Castro's last, relatively quiet roundup. This time around, the neighborhood saw a dose of robberies and a fire that left one victim critically injured.
All reports are listed in chronological order and come from the SFPD's daily crime recaps, unless otherwise noted.
Noe Street Hot Prowl
On January 23rd, a 39-year-old woman awoke to find her front door forcibly opened and items missing from her residence on Noe between 17th and 18th. An unknown suspect entered between midnight and 6:30am, taking a stroller, umbrellas and a backpack. No arrest was made.
Robber Threatens Victim With Knife
A man, 21, was walking near 18th and Dolores at 6pm January 26th when another man, 25-30, approached him from behind and demanded his property, threatening that he had a knife. While the victim didn't see a knife, he surrendered a phone, wallet and backpack. The robber fled, and no arrest was made.
Argument Leads To Aggravated Assault
At 1:55am January 28th, a 35-year-old man tried to intervene in an argument between his friend and two other men near Castro and 18th. The two men began to hit the victim, who was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No arrests were made.
Panhandler Robs With Force
At 1:26am January 30th, a 26-year-old man asked another man of the same age for money. When the victim refused, the suspect pushed the victim and demanded money again. The victim complied and the panhandler fled on foot. The victim suffered minor injuries, and the suspect was not apprehended.
Robbers Run Over Victim At Twin Peaks
On February 2nd at 6:50pm, a man, 20-30, was taking photos at Christmas Tree Way and Twin Peaks when a male suspect of the same age approached and stole his camera. The victim chased the robber, who fled to a vehicle with a second unidentified suspect waiting inside. The victim ran in front of the vehicle to stop it, but the suspects ran over him, fleeing in the vehicle. The victim has abrasions and complained of pain and was transported to the hospital. No arrests were made.
Dorland Fire Critically Injures 1
Yesterday afternoon, the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted that a third-floor fire at 255 Dorland Street between Sanchez and Castro had injured one victim.
While the initial tweet indicated "minor injury" to the victim, a subsequent report by the Chronicle notes that initially the male victim did not have a pulse and CPR was then performed after he was pulled from the building. The victim was rushed to the hospital and placed in intensive care. No additional information on the victim or cause of the fire is available at this time.
See something, but not sure who to call? To reach the SFPD with a non-emergent issue, call 415-553-0123; Hazardous waste or needles spotted, call 311; Danger to life, crime in progress, witness to a crime, medical emergency, or any fire department need, call 911. For more details on what to expect during most calls, check out this primer from the Department of Emergency Management.
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