Bayview Crime & Safety: Masked Men Invade Home, Pedestrian Kidnapped, GPS Tracks Robbers, More

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.

Since our last crime roundup we reported the arrest of documentary filmmaker Kevin Epps, who was suspected of murdering Markus Polk Sr., at Epp's home in Glen Park. Epps was released days later due to a lack of sufficient evidence, but the homicide remains under investigation.

We also covered the arrest of an 18-year-old Millbrae resident who's facing accusations of fatally shooting 19-year-old Alejandro Valle in September. 

Here's a selection of additional crimes that took place over the past month 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.

Assault & Robbery

At 10:30pm October 2nd, officers responded to a call from a 37-year-old man who was attacked by two men in their mid-20s. The suspects punched the man, who was walking on Waterville Street, and stole his property. The victim was transferred to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Bomb Scare

A suspicious package was recovered by the bomb squad around 10:30pm October 2nd on the 300th block of Potrero. 

Stolen Golf Clubs

On October 3rd, around 1:25am, a 42-year-old man contacted the police when he heard his garage door open on the 500th block of Kansas Street. Upon entering his garage to investigate, he discovered that his golf clubs were stolen and his garage door was ajar.

Pedestrian Struck by Moving Vehicle

A 22-year-old man was truck by a vehicle while crossing the street on Bayshore Boulevard at 7:40pm October 4th. The victim suffered injuries to the hip and face. He was transferred to the hospital and released in stable condition.

Collision Leads To Robbery

Around 7:02pm October 5th, a 59-year-old man pulled his car over after colliding with another vehicle, driven by a 50 year-old male suspect, on the corner of San Bruno and Bayshore Boulevard. The victim pulled out his phone to take photos of the suspect's vehicle when the suspect grabbed him, threw him to the ground and took his possessions. The suspect then fled in his own car.

Gunpoint Robbery

A 59-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint at 9:53am October 8th at 25th Street and Wisconsin. The victim was walking when she was approached by a 25-year-old man who pointed a gun at her then dragged her across the street. The suspect took her jewelry and fled towards Connecticut Street.

Speed Bump Overturns Car

At 10:20pm on October 8th, a 25-year-old female driver was speeding when she hit a speed bump and collided with a parked vehicle. Her car overturned, which caused her to lose consciousnesses. The driver was transferred to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to the head and back.

Shots fired

Police responded to a shot spotter activation on the corner of Hawes and Gilman Avenue at 4pm October 17th. Police found several bullet casings and fragments. Witnesses describe the suspects, who fled the scene northbound on Hawes Street, as three men in their 30s.

Panhandling Escalates Into Scuffle

At 7pm October 19th, police responded to a call of a panhandler attacking a 51-year-old woman on the 1400th block of Quesada. According to police, the victim claimed that a 50-year-old woman approached her car and asked for money. The victim exited her car as the suspect struck her numerous times in the face. The victim dropped her wallet during the scuffle, and the suspect grabbed it and ran in the opposite direction. The victim suffered an eye injury but refused medical assistance.

Ride Share Robbers Foiled By GPS

Around 11:00pm October 21st, three suspects in their early 20s were arrested after the phone they stole from a ride-share user tracked their whereabouts. The suspects pulled up in a vehicle next to a man waiting for a ride-share vehicle on the corner of 19th and Vermont Streets. They then brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspects were later arrested at 20th and San Bruno streets.

Kidnapped & Robbed

At 2am October 23rd, a 28-year-old man was kidnapped at knifepoint from the 1000th block of Gilman Street and robbed. The victim was walking the sidewalk when three suspects approached him in a four-door vehicle. The suspects (ages unknown) forced the victim into the vehicle at knifepoint. They then ripped off the victim's chain and took his wallet. The suspects then pushed him out of the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to the hospital with cuts on his fingers and a laceration on one of his arms.

Purse Snatching

A 62-year-old woman was robbed of her purse around 1pm October 24th near 3rd and Palou streets. The victim was walking near 3rd and Palou Streets when two suspects, both age 21, walked up and snatched her purse from her right shoulder. The suspects fled on foot.

Masked Home Robbery

At 7:15pm October 28th, four masked men armed with guns robbed a home on the 400th block of Bacon Street. According the the SFPD, the suspects entered the home of a 44-year-old man, 72-year-old female and 83-year-old man armed with two rifles and two TEC-9s. The suspects demanded money from the family, then dragged the 72-year-old woman down the stairs. The suspects fled the scene, and the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

Bayview Station's community meetings are held at 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the station (201 Williams Ave.). The next meeting is tonight.

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