Hoodline aims to keep neighbors informed of crime and quality-of-life issues in the neighborhoods we cover. In this Bayview crime recap and others, we won't be covering every on-the-street incident, but we'll do our best to give readers a snapshot of what's been going on.
Here's a selection of crimes that took place recently in the Bayview police district, which includes Bayview, Hunters Point, Potrero Hill and the Dogpatch. All details are pulled from the SFPD's daily crime recaps, unless otherwise noted.
Hot Prowl Burglaries
On September 2nd, officers responded to a call on the 800 block of Wolseley Street, from a 46-year-old man who heard noises inside his home while in the bathroom. Upon investigating the noise, he noticed a male suspect, wearing a mask and hooded sweatshirt, with the victim's safe in hand, containing passports and miscellaneous jewelry. The suspect fled, and drove off in an older-model four-door gold Acura.
On September 22nd, a 67-year-old woman heard noise from the back of her home on the 1400 block of 18th Street. Upon investigating, she noticed a woman (age unknown) standing at her front door. The suspect fled when she was discovered. The victim noticed the next day that her house and car key were missing.
On September 11th, on the 2500 block of Griffith Street, a 50-year-old male was found strangled and unconscious with stab wounds to the torso and arm after refusing to give a suspect (age not disclosed) a requested cigarette. When the victim declined to share the cigarette, the suspect then grabbed a wooden chair, broke it over the victim’s back, and grabbed the man from behind. He started strangling him and then stabbed him as the victim was losing consciousness. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the suspect was arrested.
On September 3rd, on the unit block of Nichols Way District, a 50-year-old man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, after being shot in the back twice by a suspect who drove off in an unidentified vehicle.
On September 4th, a 24-year-old man was exiting the 44-O'Shaughnessy Muni bus when he heard gunshots on the corner of Ingalls and Hudson Avenues. He looked down to realize that he has been shot in both legs. He was transferred to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On September 24th, a 20-year-old man was standing on the corner of Third and Quesada streets when he heard gunfire and started running. He looked down to notice that he was shot in the ankle, and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses saw the suspect flee northbound on Third Street in a sedan.
Stray Bullets Found in Homes
On September 24th, on the 1100 block of Oakdale, SFPD responded to a call from a woman who noticed a bullet hole in her home that went through the wall, into her refrigerator, and into another wall.
On September 29th, on the unit block of Whitfield Court, SFPD responded to a ShotSpotter activation and found gun casings and bullet holes inside a 28-year-old man’s home. The victim didn’t suffer any injuries.
Robberies with Assault
On September 8th, officers responded to a call from a 38-year-old woman on the 2100 block of 23rd Street, who claimed a suspect jumped out of a bush and grabbed her purse and wallet. The suspect fled southbound on Rhode Island Street.
On September 8th, a 25-year-old man and a 28 year-old woman were pumping gas at a gas station on the 2800 block of 3rd Street when they were approached by a man with a handgun, who demanded their property. The victims handed over a purse, wallet and jewelry. The suspect fled on foot westbound on 25th Street.
On September 27th, a 21-year-old woman was approaching the corner of Third and Quesada streets when she was approached by three 22-year-olds who jumped out of the car they were sitting in and assaulted her. The suspects stole the victim’s purse, which contained cash, credit cards and other personal items.
On September 28th, a 19-year-old man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his eyes, wrist, and neck after being punched, pistol-whipped and robbed of his wallet and shoes while walking with his girlfriend at Innes Avenue and Griffith Street. The suspects were two men in their 20s, who both fled on foot after the assault and robbery.
On September 7th, a 52 year-old man parked his car, equipped with a U-Haul trailer, on the 1200 block of 19th Street. The trailer was set ablaze around 5am the following morning, and SFFD notified him later that day.
On September 13th, SFPD and SFFD responded to a motorcycle that was set on fire on the 1400 block of Mendell Street. The fire department extinguished the fire and determined it was arson. The suspect(s) remain unknown.
Bayview Station's community meetings are held at the station (201 Williams Ave.) at 6pm on the first Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 1st.
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