Castro crime: Robbery on Muni, woman hits man with beer bottle, toilet arson, more

Castro crime: Robbery on Muni, woman hits man with beer bottle, toilet arson, more
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By Brian Ray - Published on December 04, 2018.

It's time for another look at the notable crimes reported in the Castro since our last roundup. All details are from SFPD reports, unless otherwise noted.

19th Street fire

On November 29th at approximately 8:05 p.m., the SFFD responded to a one-alarm fire at 4426 19th St. (at Eureka). Firefighters quickly made progress, and contained the fire by 8:33 p.m. No injuries were reported, and the incident is under investigation.

Market Street fire causes minor damage to businesses

On November 20th at 2:25 p.m., a one-alarm fire broke out in a second-floor residential unit at 2325 Market St. (at Noe). The SFFD quickly extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. The three commercial spaces below the fire — Ixia, D&H Jewelers, and new decor shop Stag & Manor — appeared to only suffer minor water damage and a temporary loss of electricity.

Four teens assault, rob another teen

On November 15th at 2:55 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was riding Muni when a 15-year-old boy took his headphones and fled. The victim chased the suspect to Sanchez and Ford streets, where three other male suspects, also in their teens, assaulted the victim and stole his phone. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Man robbed at gunpoint

On November 13th at 4:00 a.m., a 35-year-old man was near Market and Sanchez streets when a man in his sixties pulled out a handgun and stole the younger man's money and phone. The victim was uninjured. 

Woman assaults man with beer bottle

Early on November 11th at 12:02 a.m., a 47-year-old man got into a verbal argument with a 30-year-old woman near 18th and Castro streets. The argument escalated, and the woman hit the man with a beer bottle before fleeing. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Portable toilet fire

On November 7th at 2:40 a.m., the SF Fire Department was alerted to a male suspect who allegedly set fire to a portable toilet on 20th near Church. The suspect fled the scene before units arrived to extinguish the fire.

Man realizes he's been stabbed

On November 5th at 5:25 p.m., a 34-year-old man was on 20th Street near Dolores Street when a man, 24, approached him from behind, struck him and fled. The older man subsequently noticed that he had been stabbed with a knife, and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Late-night bike thief burgles garage

On November 2nd at 11:30 p.m., a 34-year-old man awoke to find that his garage door had been opened at his residence near 19th and Noe. An unknown suspect had entered and stolen a bicycle.

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.