Bayview Crime: Muni Driver Attacked, Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting, More

Bayview Crime: Muni Driver Attacked, Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting, More
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By Meaghan M. Mitchell - Published on December 22, 2017.

Here’s a look at recently reported crimes from SFPD's Bayview District, which includes Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Portola, Bayview and Hunters Point.

Unless otherwise noted, all information comes from the department's daily crime recaps.

Woman breaks into house to steal cigarettes

On December 19th at 12:23am on the 1900 block of Carroll Avenue, a 23-year-old man woke up to find a 20-year-old woman in his living room stealing his cigarettes and lighter. After he confronted her, the suspect fled.

Burglar steals gifts, candy from garage

On December 18th at midnight on the 1100 block of Wisconsin Street, a fifty-four year-old woman woke up to find her garage door open. The suspect, who was not apprehended, took a bag of candy and several wrapped holiday gifts.

Three women attack Muni driver after argument

On December 16th at 10:50 am, at the intersection of Revere Avenue and Jennings Street, a 36-year-old female Muni driver got into a dispute with an 18-year-old female who was blocking the coach’s front door.

As the argument escalated, the suspect—along with two women in their twenties and a woman in her forties—physically attacked the driver. The suspects fled the scene and the driver was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Man threatens family with box cutter

On December 15th on the 1400 block of Revere Avenue around 10:21pm, a 29-year-old man smashed a window and entered the home of a 32-year-old female relative.

Once inside, he waved a box cutter at the home's occupants, but fled the scene before police arrived.

Teen arrested after robbing 12-year-old boy

On December 13th at 4:30pm, a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody by police after he approached a 12-year-old boy at the corner of Revere Street and Keith Avenue with three other teens and demanded the boy’s cellphone and money.

Group pepper-sprays woman before setting fire to car

On December 13th at 9:26 pm on the 100 block of Cameron Street, a 24-year-woman was in an argument with five women when one of them doused her with pepper spray while another set her car on fire.

All the suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Carjacking leads to fatal officer-involved shooting

On December 1st at 10:30 am, police responded to a call regarding a carjacking at 1800 23rd Street.

The suspect, 42-year-old Keita "Iggy" O’Neil, grabbed a set of keys from a woman driving a California State Lottery van who was in the process of delivering tickets to local businesses.

O’Neil entered the van and headed to Highway 101 where he eventually was spotted caravanning with a gold SUV by SFPD. Both vehicles exited the freeway onto city streets, where police stopped the SUV and detained the suspects and  O’Neil continued to flee.  

As he approached the intersection of Fitzgerald Avenue and Griffith Street, O‘Neil slowed the vehicle and exited the driver's door, while the van continued to roll forward and struck a fence.

According to SFPD’s report and a surveillance video, O’Neil then ran “towards the direction of the police car near the passenger's door,” when he was shot by  Christopher Samayoa, a rookie officer with four days on the job.

O’Neil was taken to Zuckerberg General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, and his mother has filed a wrongful death suit against the city.

Bayview Station holds a community meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 201 Williams Ave. The next meeting is January 2nd. 

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

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