It’s been a little over a month since our last crime roundup and, yet again, gun activity remains an concern in the southeast sector of San Francisco.
We've reported two homicides since early February, with the latest being the killing of 28-year-old Lavaedra Newton on February 24th on Westbrook Street in Hunters Point. Other recent gun-related crime reports involve drive-by shootings and shot casings found along homes and streets in the neighborhood.
Here’s a look at the most recent crime activity in the Bayview Police District, which includes Potrero Hill, the Dogpatch, Bayview and Hunters Point. All reports come from the SFPD's daily crime recaps, unless otherwise noted.
Driver Pushed Out Of Vehicle By Passenger
At 8:30pm last Sunday, March 5th, a 48-year old woman was transferred to the hospital after being attacked by her passenger—a 30-year-old man sitting in the back seat. Once the driver exited the freeway and stopped near San Bruno Avenue, the man pushed her out of the car and fled to an unknown location.
While the assault was originally reported as a carjacking, SFPD spokesperson Officer Robert Rueca tells Hoodine that the victim and suspect know each other and the report has been reclassified as a "miscellaneous incident."
"However, we ended up booking the suspect anyway, as we found outstanding warrants for unrelated incidents,” Officer Rueca said.
Police and firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle on fire at the corner of Ingerson Avenue and Bill Walsh Way at 2:58am February 28th. No suspects were identified, and no injuries were reported.
Road Rage Leads to Arrest
At 6:14pm February 25th, SFPD arrested a 64-year-old man who attacked a 23-year-old woman with a soda can and his vehicle. According to police the suspect got out of his car and threw a soda can at the victim's car on the corner of 3rd and Cluster Streets. He then drove his car at her. The victim was transferred to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury to the leg, and the suspect was arrested.
Suspects Steal Teen's Dirt Bike
On February 24th at 7:40pm, 14-year-old boy was driving his dirt bike when two 20-year-old men approached him and ask if they could try to drive it. As the boy got off, one of the suspects got on and fled eastbound. The second suspect initially remained on the scene, telling the victim that the first suspect would return, but fled on foot shortly after.
At 1am February 21st, a security camera on a home located on the 800 block of Jamestown Street caught two men, ages 25-35, stealing camping equipment and a snowboard from the victim's home and vehicle. However, no arrest has been reported.
Valentine's Day Home Arson
At 10:18pm February 14th, a 29-year-old woman smelled smoke outside her house, located at the unit block of Cashmere Street, and found her front door and porch on fire. SFFD was able to extinguish the fire, but no suspects were identified.
On February 13th, we reported a drive-by shooting at 8:55pm at the intersection of Donahue Street and Jerrold Avenue. The shooting injured two men, age 20 and 24. SFPD has confirmed that both victims have recovered from their injuries, but the suspect remains at large.
Shots Fired Into Home
Police responded to a call of shots fired at 7pm February 8th and found bullet holes in the window of a house on the unit block of Hillview Court. There were no injuries or arrests.
Assault & Robbery
Police responded to the corner of 23rd and Dakota Streets, at 7:41pm February 2nd, where a 18-year-old man was attacked and robbed while trying to purchase a phone. Police say the victim met a 30-year-old man and paid him for the phone. However, the suspect refused to hand over the phone, then punched the victim in the face several times. The victim was transferred to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect fled and was not arrested.
The Bayview Police Station holds a community meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at the station, 201 Williams Ave. The next meeting is at 6pm tonight.
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