It's the end of the month, which means it's time for a recap of all the crime and mayhem in the Upper Haight for this month—including downed trees, a meth house raid, racist flyers, and hit-and-runs. Strap in, and let's get to it.
The biggest story this month involves the pro-KKK flyers that appeared around the Upper Haight a few weeks ago. The flyers cited opposition to Black Lives Matter, and urged neighbors to join up immediately. While he acknowledged the flyers' offensiveness, Park Station Capt. John Sanford said they were protected under the First Amendment, and that he hadn't received any complaints from neighbors about them.
A few days later, anti-KKK flyers appeared, courtesy of an anonymous woman dubbing herself "The Loyal White Lady Ally of the Haight." It invited KKK members to "get the entire f--k out of our neighborhood ... we love our black citizens and will protect them at all costs."
Also in the mayhem file: High winds brought down a Monterey Cypress in the panhandle, blocking the bike path for a day.
Last week, there was a tragic hit-and-run at the corner of Haight & Masonic. A Lincoln Town Car struck a pedestrian overnight and fled the scene. As of this writing, he has not been apprehended.
Up the hill, near Buena Vista, the search of a private home that had had 40 service calls in the previous month revealed meth, squalid conditions, multiple code violations and a stolen trailer that had been traced to that address.
Other incidents this month include a spate of the usual: Vehicle burglaries topped the list of Park Station crimes, with stolen vehicles in second place, and "malicious mischief" in a close third. This month, the area around Corona Heights seems to be seeing a uptick in vehicle burglaries and thefts.
The last few Park Station newsletters have emphasized the station's efforts to crack down on homeless encampments and illegally parked vehicles. In both cases, they urge people with complaints to call 311 or use the 311 app.
Also worth noting: Park Station's National Night Out is this coming Tuesday, August 2nd. Bring the kids in your life for dance performances, magicians, arts and crafts, basketball games and more, and get to know your local police officers.
And don't forget Park Station's monthly community meeting; the next edition will be held at 45 Church St. on August 13th at 6pm. (Here's a recap of last month's meeting.)
If you've got any additional crime and mayhem to report in the neighborhood, don't forget to send us a tip here.
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