Castro Crime: Police Seek Dolores Shooting Suspects, Dental Pick Stabbing, More

Here's an overview of notable incidents reported around the Castro since our last crime roundup.

All reports come from the SFPD's daily crime recaps, unless otherwise noted.

Twin Peaks Homicide Suspects Arrested

On August 7th, SFPD reported on the arrest of two suspects who were charged in the July 16th shooting at Twin Peaks that led to the death of 71-year-old Edward French.

The suspects, 19-year-old Patterson resident Lamonte Mims, and 20-year-old San Francisco resident Fantasy Decuir, face individual charges including homicide, robbery, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Man Stabs Victim With Dental Pick

Two men, 40 and 50, were arguing on a bus near Market and Dolores on August 5th at 9:10pm. The older man took out a dental pick and stabbed the younger man with it before getting off of the bus and fleeing on foot. The victim was transported to the hospital and no arrest was made.

Argument Leads To Stabbing

On August 4th at 8:17pm, a 26-year-old man got into a verbal argument with a 50-year-old woman near Castro and Market.

When the woman pulled out a knife, the man raised his hands to protect himself and was cut before the woman fled in a nearby vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital, and no arrest was made.

Triple-Shooting In Dolores Park Sends Victims To Hospital, Suspects At Large

At 3:05pm on August 3rd in Dolores Park, three people were shot near the pedestrian bridge at 19th and Church streets, sending three male victims, 69, 37, and 16, to a hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

Police are seeking five suspects, whom witnesses described as young and wearing bandanas over their faces. The suspects fled in a vehicle immediately after the shooting. Police believe the attack was likely targeted and possibly due to gang affiliation.

According to ABC 7, police plan to increase patrols around Dolores Park in response to the incident.

Motorcycle Destroyed By Arsonist

On August 2nd at 2:58am, an unknown suspect lit a motorcycle on fire near Divisadero and 14th before fleeing. No arrest was made and the 35-year-old owner of the motorcycle lost his vehicle in the fire.

Shooting Leaves Woman Dead, Suspect Shoots Self After Standoff

Late at night on July 30th at 11:44pm, police responded to a home near 15th and Beaver after residents reported hearing gunshots. Authorities found a 76-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to the hospital and later died from her injuries.

Meanwhile, a 52-year-old suspect barricaded himself in the residence, leading to a 15-hour standoff with police that resulted in a shelter-in-place (pictured at top of article).

At 3:21pm on the following day, the suspect was taken into custody, and was suffering from a self-inflicted wound.

According to Mission Local, the suspect had a history of hearing voices and collecting large amounts of guns and ammunition, including 32,000 bullets and multiple guns that were confiscated by police nearly one month before the incident. Mission Local is naming the suspect as Thomas Ragsdale and the victim as Martha Alfaro, Ragsdale's mother.

Hot Prowler Steals Food Before Fleeing House

Also on July 30th at 2:30am, a 40-year-old man entered a property near Castro and 17th. The suspect went through the kitchen and then into the room of a male resident, 40, who confronted the suspect, telling him that he would call the police. The suspect then fled with food and no arrest was made.

Castro Street Robbery

Early in the morning at 12:30am on July 27th, a man, 42, was approached by another man, 35, who began a conversation with him.

As they began to walk together near 19th and Castro, the younger man reached into the older man's pockets, grabbing at his wallet. After a short struggle, the younger man stole the wallet from the victim and fled on foot. No arrest was made.

Hot Prowl Suspect Flees After Being Caught In Home

On July 25th at 4:19pm, a 54-year-old woman was in a home near Dorland and Church while two infants slept upstairs. She heard a loud noise and found a younger woman, 30, in the house. The victim confronted the suspect, who fled through the front door. No arrest was made and no property was stolen.

Upcoming Dolores Park Community Safety Meeting

District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy has organized a meeting in response to recent events in the Dolores Park area. Sheehy is encouraging neighbors to attend and discuss public safety with the SFPD and other city agencies operating in the park.

Did we miss any notable crimes around the neighborhood? Send us a tip here or add a comment below. Text Hoodline at (415) 200-3233 if you see an incident, and we’ll see what we can find out.

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