Upper Haight crime: 2 stabbings, JFK Drive arson, more

Time for another roundup of notable criminal activity in the Upper Haight area. 

Police respond to Haight Street assault

Six police cruisers, two fire engines and other public safety vehicles blocked off Haight Street between Cole and Belvedere this afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. to respond to an aggravated assault.

While details about the incident are unclear, an SFPD media spokesperson said the incident was called in at 2:58 p.m. and involved "two subjects [who] were in a confrontation and one appeared to have stabbed another."

The victim, who was apparently cut on the forearm, reportedly refused medical attention at the scene, according to sources.

Unknown arsonist sets fire on JFK Drive

In the early hours of May 4, firefighters responded to a fire set at JFK and Conservatory drives, where an unknown suspect set fire to traffic signs and a traffic cone. No other property was damaged, and no arrests were made.

SFPD: 4/20 Day attendees "respectful"

According to Park Station's assessment of this year's 4/20 Day festivities at Robin Williams Meadow, things went relatively well. Despite 12 emergency medical calls, there were no arrests for violent crimes, according to the station's newsletter.

"The event attendees, of which there were tens of thousands, were respectful of the laws and kept their public use of marijuana to within the event," it reported.

Life-threatening stabbing near Panhandle

On April 15, a 33-year-old man walking his dog near Page and Ashbury streets was stabbed by an unknown assailant around 9 p.m.

The suspect fled the scene, and the victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read our full story.

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