Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on March 11, 2019
FiDi/North Beach crime: Burglary on 'Crooked Street,' teen girl arrested in Chinatown robbery, morePhoto: Nathan Falstreau/Hoodline 

Here are some notable incidents that have taken place in SFPD's Central District since our last biweekly recap. The district encompasses Chinatown; the Financial District; the Embarcadero; Russian, Telegraph and Nob Hills; North Beach and Union Square. 

Unless otherwise noted, all reports are drawn from the department's daily crime recaps.

Burglar steals drum set, other items at Crooked Street home

A hot prowl burglary occurred on March 5 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the famous "crooked" 1000 block of Lombard Street in Russian Hill. 

A 30-year-old man was at home when an unknown suspect entered his residence through the garage. The suspect allegedly took the victim's bicycle, laptop and drum set before fleeing the scene. No further information about the suspect was available.

Garage thief cuts locks, steals 5 customized bicycles

Another hot prowl burglary happened in Russian Hill a few days earlier, on March 2. Around 5 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a 55-year-old man's home on the 800 block of Green Street and purloined five customized bicycles.

According to police, the bikes had been locked and secured in the victim's garage the night before. After the robbery took place, the victim noticed that the side door to his garage was open, and the bicycles had been cut from their locks and stolen. 

Two men seek treatment after being stabbed

Two men, 26 and 21, walked into an area hospital "and stated they had been stabbed" on March 3 at 2:06 a.m., according to police. Further details and suspect information were not available; police said that both victims were uncooperative. 

The incident allegedly occurred on the 2800 block of Leavenworth Street near Fisherman's Wharf. One victim suffered lacerations on his shin, while the other sustained a puncture wound in the stomach. Neither injury was life-threatening.

Man beaten and robbed by 4 unknown suspects

On March 2 at 4:33 a.m., four unknown male suspects attacked and robbed a 25-year-old man on the 900 block of Geary Street in Lower Nob Hill. 

According to reports, the suspects assaulted the victim with a "stick or bat." One suspect then stole the victim's cell phone before the group fled the scene. The victim was treated at a hospital for cuts, bruises and swelling. No arrests have been made in the incident.

Teen girl arrested for Chinatown robbery

In Chinatown, near the corner of Pacific Avenue and Stockton Street, a 14-year-old girl was arrested for robbing a 34-year-old woman around 3 p.m. on March 1.

Police saythe teenaged suspect approached the victim and snatched her phone out of her left hand, absconding with it. Officers were later able to locate the suspect and take her into custody. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her hand, but refused treatment. 

Man pepper sprayed and robbed after leaving bar

On the 400 block of Geary Street near Union Square at 2:23 a.m. on Feb. 27, a 46-year-old man was pepper-sprayed and robbed by two unknown women in their 20s. 

According to reports, the victim and one of the suspects left an area bar together. One of the suspects pepper-sprayed him, while the other suspect took his cellphone and wallet, containing cash, ID and bank cards. Both suspects then fled on foot. The victim was treated at the scene for his non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made. 

Unknown suspect lights FiDi stairwell on fire

Police responded to calls of a fire on the 100 block of New Montgomery Street in the FiDi at 8:24 p.m. on Feb. 25. 

Police said that an unknown man, 20–30, started a small fire in the rear stairwell of a building. Officers were able to extinguish the small blaze and no damage or injuries were reported. 

Woman robbed in Nob Hill

On Feb. 22 at 8:10 p.m. on the 1400 block of Taylor Street in Nob Hill, a 37-year-old woman was robbed by a man in his 20s, who grabbed her backpack. According to police, a "struggle ensued," but the suspect was able to overpower the victim, fleeing the scene with her passport and money in a light-colored SUV. The woman suffered scratches during the incident, but refused medical treatment. 

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.