Castro Crime: Dolores Park Cameras, Duboce Triangle Stabbing, More

Here's an overview of notable incidents reported around the Castro since our last crime roundup.

All reports come from the SFPD's daily crime recaps, unless otherwise noted.

Hot prowl suspects steal motorcycle

On October 15th between 3:30 and 4:00am, two male suspects between 25 and 30 broke into an apartment near 21st and Chattanooga streets.

They entered the garage and stole a helmet, gloves, and a motorcycle that belonged to two residents. No arrests have been made.

Kite Hill Park tree fire under investigation

On October 14th at 5:21am, a witness called the fire department to report a tree on fire at Kite Hill Park. The fire was extinguished, and police are investigating. No suspect or cause has currently been named.

Mugger attacks, robs man 

Later on the 14th at 10:25pm near Noe and Market, a male suspect in his 30s approached a 57-year-old man from behind and struck him with a metal object, demanding the victim's property.

The victim fled on foot, leaving his bag. When he returned, the bag was gone. No arrest was made in the case; the victim had non-life threatening injuries, but declined transport to a hospital.

Attacker follows man into Duboce Triangle home, stabs him

On October 6th at 5:45am, a 50-year-old male suspect followed a 63-year-old man into his home on the unit block of Sanchez Street. Once inside, the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife.

Police arrived and arrested the assailant, while the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

12 suspects assault, rob Dolores Park teenager

On October 4th between 2-6:35pm, a 17-year-old boy was in Dolores Park when he was approached by a group of 12 suspects. The group assaulted the teenager, stealing his belt, money, and wallet before fleeing the scene.

No arrests have been made, and police are searching for anyone who may have information on the incident, encouraging them 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.

Incidents like the 12-suspect assault have prompted the city to spend $250,000 to install security cameras, which will be installed in the coming weeks. Two full-time park rangers have also been assigned, which has reduced trash and vandalism, according to Robert Brust, chair of the steering committee for Dolores Park Works.

Did we miss any notable crimes around the neighborhood? Send us a tip here or add a comment below. Text Hoodline at (415) 200-3233 if you see an incident, and we’ll see what we can find out.

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

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