Upper Haight crime: assault with fireworks, suspect brandishes needle, more

It's time again for another roundup of notable criminal activity in the Upper Haight and Cole Valley.

Since our last recap, this part of SFPD's Park District has seen too many hot prowl burglaries (thefts from occupied homes) to enumerate, but officers arrested an alleged burglar; more on that below.

Woman injured by thrown fireworks 

On July 4, shortly before 8 p.m., an unidentified suspect threw lit fireworks from a moving car at a 20-year-old woman who was standing at the corner of Fulton Street and Masonic Avenue.

The suspect fled eastbound on Fulton, and the victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Wanted suspect arrested after break-in attempt

At 7:30 a.m. on June 22, police responded to a call on the unit block of Hermann Street regarding an attempted burglary at a building. After they arrived, they detained a male suspect who was standing outside.

Upon investigation, officers found that the suspect had two active felony no-bail warrants and placed him under arrest. 

Suspect threatens victim with hypodermic needle

On June 21 around 5:21 p.m., a resident on the 1500 block of Waller Street called police to report two people on his front steps who were using drugs.

According to the resident, one of the individuals "approached him and pointed a needle in his face," according to the police report. Police took one person into custody for brandishing a deadly weapon.

Four teens rob, assault 75-year-old man

At approximately 9:50 p.m on June 21, a 75-year-old man was struck down and robbed at Cole and Beulah streets by four male suspects approximately 16 or 17 years old.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and the suspects fled with his phone, wallet, money and identification in an unknown direction.

Anyone who has information about any of these incidents is encouraged 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.

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

Park Station community meeting

As usual, the Park Station community meeting happens monthly, every second Tuesday at the Park Station (1899 Waller St.) from 7-8pm. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 14. All are welcome.

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Upper haight crime assault with fireworks suspect brandishes needle more