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Upper Haight crime: Panhandle jogger assaulted by 8 men, wine theft, massive house fire, more

A Page Street house fire displaced over a dozen people last month. | Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline
By Camden Avery - Published on March 14, 2019.

After a relatively quiet winter for crime in the Upper Haight and its environs, we're back with a summary of local mayhem and misdoings. While SFPD's Park Station continues to report a steady level of car break-ins in the area, 2019 has brought a lower-than-normal incidence of violent crime thus far.

Here's the latest on crimes in the neighborhood. All information comes directly from SFPD, unless otherwise noted. 

Eight men assault jogger

Around 9 a.m. on March 9, a jogger was assaulted by a group of eight men in the Panhandle, near Oak and Cole. The victim, a 57-year-old man, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; none of the suspects were apprehended. No further details on the suspects were available. 

Stabbing in NoPa

At 9:15 a.m. on March 9, a 38-year-old man was stabbed by another man, 45, on the 1300 block of Fulton Street (at Divisadero). According to police, the suspect approached the victim and began swearing at him. The victim tried to walk away, but the suspect stabbed him and fled the scene. Police were ultimately able to locate the suspect and arrest him. The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Burglar steals wine from garage

At 7 a.m. on March 5, on the 1300 block of Oak Street (between Baker and Lyon), a 76-year-old woman discovered a man in his 40s burglarizing her garage. She told him to leave, which he did, taking a bottle of wine as he fled. No arrest was made.

Aggravated assault with a skateboard and guitar

Shortly before 10 a.m. on March 5, two people physically assaulted a man with a skateboard and a guitar at Masonic Avenue and Fulton Street. Police subsequently arrested two suspects, a 36-year-old man and 29-year-old woman. The victim, 38, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

House fire displaces 14, injures none

A house fire broke out at 3 p.m. on February 18 at 1226 and 1228 Page Street, at Baker. The two-alarm fire, took an hour to contain, damaged an adjacent building and displaced 14 residents, all of whom were evacuated safely.

Community meeting

SFPD's Park Station hosts monthly community meetings every second Tuesday of the month at the station (1899 Waller St.) The next meeting is Tuesday, April 9, from 7 - 8 p.m.


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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