Time for another look at crime in SFPD's Central District, which includes Chinatown, Financial District, Embarcadero, Russian, Telegraph and Nob Hills, North Beach, and Union Square.
In this week's Central Station newsletter, Captain Paul Yep said residents will continue to see a heightened police presence in the "Central District shopping corridors and at our city’s attractions." And "as always, if you see something, say something."
If you're "celebrating New Year's Eve in San Francisco," Yep continued, "text the phrase NYESF17 to 888-777 to receive emergency text messages alerts related to New Year’s Eve events" in the city.
Here are some of the incidents that have taken place since our last biweekly report. Unless otherwise noted, all reports are drawn from SFPD's summary.
Woman robbed while walking
On December 28th at 10pm near the corner of Washington and Leavenworth Streets in Nob Hill, a 62-year-old woman was robbed.
The victim was walking eastbound on Washington Street when two male suspects in their early twenties approached her and "grabbed her by the arms." One suspect snatched her handbag containing cash and a cell phone and the other pushed her to the ground before both robbers fled in an unknown vehicle.
Argument escalates to assault with bottle
On Christmas, just after midnight near Broadway and Kearny streets in North Beach, two men, both 28, were assaulted during an argument.
The two victims were fighting with two male suspects in their twenties and one of the suspects punched one of the victims. When his companion intervened by attempting to push the attacker, one of the other suspects struck him with a bottle. The two suspects then got into an unknown car and fled east bound on Broadway.
Both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital.
Suspect detained after snatching camera
A 51-year-old man was arrested for robbery near the corner of Bay and Stockton streets in North Beach on December 23rd at 6:56pm.
The suspect approached two victims who were walking, a 55-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, and "demanded his property." He then pushed the man to the ground, grabbed his camera and fled north on Stockton Street.
The victim suffered minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene. The suspect was subsequently apprehended and the camera returned to the victim.
Three teens attacked and robbed while taking photos
At 10:30pm on December 23rd near the 100 block of Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf, a robbery occurred.
A 19-year-old man was taking photos of a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl when a man in his twenties approached and punched him.
One of the victims intervened when a second suspect, also in his twenties, approached and kicked him several times. The two suspects then took the victims' cell phones, a purse, and a camera and fled the scene on foot. One victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.
Man attacked and robbed at pier
On the 400 block of the Embarcadero, a robbery occurred December 21st at 11pm.
A 19-year-old man was walking along the pier when two male suspects between 20 and 30 years old punched him. The suspects then stole the victim's camera and fled north bound into an awaiting vehicle and fled.
Victim struck by suspect and robbed
Another robbery occurred near Pier 33 on the 200 block of Kearny Street in North Beach December 21st at 12:30pm.
A 25-year-old man was approached by a male suspect in his late twenties who struck him and stole his cell phone.
The victim suffered from minor injuries, but it's unclear from reports if he was transported for treatment.
Woman stabbed during Union Square fight
A stabbing occurred sometime between 8 and 10pm on December 19th near the 300 block of Geary Street in Union Square.
A 28-year-old woman reported to police she discovered her injuries and was transported to an area hospital in non-life-threatening condition. The victim stated to police that she "may have gotten into a fight."
No suspect description was available.
Woman held at gunpoint and robbed
At 9:30pm on December 19th near the Cable Car Museum at Washington and Mason Streets in Chinatown, a robbery occurred.
Three unknown suspects approached a 54-year-old woman who was walking in the area and held her at gunpoint. Two of the suspects snatched her handbag containing identification, social security card, and cash, and fled.
Hot prowler arrested
An attempted hot prowl burglary occurred on December 17th at 10:30pm on the 600 block of Leavenworth Street in Lower Nob Hill.
A 24-year-old woman climbed the fire escape of the building, broke a window, and entered the residence of three men, 36, 45, and 43. Officers were dispatched to the location and took the suspect into custody.
Victim hit with skateboard during fight
On December 16th at 2:02pm on the 200 block of Geary Street in Union Square, an assault occurred.
A 26-year-old man was walking "when a fight broke out." A 28-year-old male suspect hit the victim in the head with a skateboard, causing injury. The victim was transported to a hospital after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
No arrests have been made in the incident.
Anyone who has information about any of the incidents reported above is encouraged to contact SFPD via the department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, or text TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.
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