Tenderloin Crime: 2 Shootings On 1 Block, Arson Suspect Arrested, More

Here's a roundup of notable crimes reported in the Tenderloin since our last edition. All details are drawn from SFPD daily reports, unless otherwise noted. 

Two shootings on same block under investigation

As we reported earlier this week, there were two late-night shootings this week on the 100 block of Eddy Street (near Taylor); one on Tuesday, and the second on Wednesday.

A man was wounded in the first incident, and a woman was shot in the second. Both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and no arrest has been made in either case.

Police haven't determined whether the shootings are related, but said they've stepped up their presence in the area.

Man stabbed after being robbed

Around 8:25pm on December 23rd, a 52-year-old man was standing outside near the intersection of Market and 6th streets when a man said to be of a similar age approved him and demanded he hand over his property.

The suspect stabbed the victim before fleeing northbound on 6th Street. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and no arrest has been made.

Woman burgled in late afternoon

A 58-year-old woman awoke around 4:00pm on December 21st to discover a 52-year-old woman she knew in her bedroom on the 200 block of Golden Gate Avenue (near Leavenworth). The victim yelled at the suspect, causing her to flee. 

Woman approaches man’s home with knife

Around 7:30pm on December 21st, a 58-year-old woman knocked on a 57-year-old man’s door on the 1100 block of Market Street (near Jones). The man opened the door and saw the woman was holding a knife.

The man screamed for help and knocked the knife out of the suspect’s hand, causing her to flee. She was later taken into custody. 

Man attacked by two robbers

A 77-year-old man was near the intersection of O’Farrell and Jones streets around 5:30am on December 21st when two men said to be in their late twenties approached him, assaulted him and stole his money. The suspects have not been identified.

Woman attacked, stabbed, and robbed 

At 11:00pm on December 20th, a 47-year-old woman was attacked from behind by a woman said to be around twenty years old near the intersection of 6th and Mission streets.

The victim pushed the suspect, who had a unknown, sharp-edged weapon, causing her to flee. The victim later realized she had been injured and was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  

Man injures woman with unknown object, steals her bag

A 41-year-old woman was approached from behind by an unknown male around 10:35pm on December 20th near the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Market Street.

The man struck the woman with an unidentified object, causing her to drop her bag. The suspect snatched the woman’s bag, which contained cigarettes and her cell phone, before running away in an unknown direction.

Dumpster fire one of many across neighborhood 

Just before 11:00pm on December 18th, an officer from the Tenderloin District noticed a dumpster on fire near the intersection of Jones and Turk streets. No injuries or damage were reported, but the incident was one of many arsons that have occurred in the neighborhood recently.

SFPD recently tweeted that police arrested an arsonist accused of lighting fires across the Tenderloin, but have not provided any further information.  

Man arrested for firing gun on Market Street

A 45-year-old man was detained for firing shots near the 700 block of Market St. around 4:50am on December 17th. Police responded to reports of shots fired, and found a handgun and shell casings, and were able to locate the suspect nearby. No injuries were reported. 

Man steals woman’s phone from behind

A man said to be around 18 or 20 years old approached an 18-year-old woman from behind around 5:45pm on December 16th near the intersection of Powell and Market streets. The man grabbed the woman’s arm and stole her cellphone before fleeing on foot. 

Tenderloin Station skipped its December community meeting due to the holidays, but will host its first one of 2018 on January 30th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at 301 Eddy St.

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.

Here’s why we usually don’t include suspect descriptions in crime reports.

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