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Castro Crime: Dine-and-dashers threaten cashier, multi-suspect assault with baseball bat, more

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By Brian Ray - Published on January 25, 2019.

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

Early-morning argument leads to assault

On January 24th at 12:03 a.m., a 41-year-old man got into a verbal argument with another man, 30, near 16th and Noe streets. The younger man then punched the older man in the face three times and pushed him to the ground. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Dolores road rage

Later on the 24th at 7:00 p.m., a 24-year-old man had a handgun pointed at him in a road rage incident near 20th and Dolores. After wielding the gun, the male suspect, driving a black sedan, fled in his vehicle.

Orphan Andy's dine-and-dashers threaten cashier

On January 23rd at 6:50 a.m., two men and two women, 18-24, ate food at Oprhan Andy's on 17th Street and fled without paying. One of the male suspects approached a 53-year-old cashier and threatened him with a knife. The suspects got into a vehicle and fled.

Three-suspect assault with baseball bat

On January 19th at 8:45 p.m., a 42-year-old man was on Church Street near 16th when he was approached by three male suspects of unknown age. The suspects attacked the victim and hit him with a baseball bat. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Castro phone theft ends in arrest

On January 7th at 3:32 p.m., a 33-year-old man was near 18th and Castro when a 14-year-old male suspect stole his phone and fled. Police caught and arrested the suspect, and the phone was returned.

Robber flees after discovered in house

On December 31st at 7:13 a.m., a 26-year-old man heard footsteps in his residence near Sanchez and 17th. He then discovered a male suspect, 25-30, standing in his house. The suspect then fled with the victim's bag and money.

Suspect kicks in front door, robs residence

Later on the 31st between 3:50-6:00 p.m., an unknown suspect kicked in a front door near Deming and Clayton. The suspect gained entry to the residence while the victim, a 46-year-old male, was home. The suspect stole bottles of alcohol and fled.


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.

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