Castro Incidents

••••• Excerpt from February 2017 Report •••••



4146 18th St.

February 27, 7:15 p.m.

The victim was having dinner when he put his bag on the floor next to his chair. When he was done he noticed his bag was missing. There is no suspect information available.


Battery, warrant arrest

479 Castro St.

February 26, 10 a.m.

The suspect approached the victim who was standing on the sidewalk and tried to kick her in the face but missed. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and fled. Officers tracked the suspect down and arrested him.


Warrant arrest

4094 18th St.

February 22, 8:15 a.m.

Officers responded to a call of a person causing a disturbance. When they arrived the suspect was pointed out to the officers who then detained him for further investigation. Officers found the suspect had a warrant for his arrest for burglary.



Noe Street and Duboce Avenue

February 21, 1:04 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary. The victim informed officers that an unknown suspect burglarized the common area of their complex. The key to the building was stolen from a locked key box and it looked as if the suspect had looked through the residents’ mail. The victim was unsure if anything was stolen.



14th and Sanchez streets

February 20, 10:36 a.m.

A victim of an auto burglary called 311 to report the crime. An unknown suspect was reported as breaking into the rear passenger side window and stealing items from within.



40 block of Castro Street

February 19, 3:46 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to the above location to a report of an auto boost. Upon arrival, officers learned from the victim that an unknown suspect had broken into their vehicle and stolen several items. Among the items were a backpack, handbag, cooler bag and a work ID. A security guard witnessed the incident and reported that they had seen the suspect with the items in hand. The suspect fled.



400 block of Castro Street

February 18, time not specified

Officers detained the suspect for speeding. During their investigation the suspect told them he had consumed several alcoholic beverages. Officers conducted field sobriety tests on the suspect then arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol.


Stolen vehicle

17th and Hartford streets

February 15, 1 p.m.

The victim parked their car for a half hour and when they returned to their vehicle it was gone. There is no suspect information in this case.



••••• Excerpt from January 2017 Report •••••




2000 block of Market Street / January 23, 7:20 p.m.


A victim walked into the Park Station to report that an unknown suspect had broken into their vehicle and stolen items.




4121 18th St. / January 22, 12:40 a.m.


The victim was dancing in the club when she was accidentally bumped by the suspect. The victim then purposefully bumped into the suspect. The suspect then slapped the victim’s drink out of her hand then slapped the victim in the face. The police were called and the suspect was arrested.


Petty Theft


40 block of Castro Street / January 21, 3:12 p.m.


An online report was submitted by a victim of petty theft. The victim reported their phone was stolen.




70 Block of Hermann Street / January 20, 4:42 a.m.


Officers responded to a report of a person attempting to break into a mailbox. Upon arrival, a witness informed officers that they had heard loud noises coming from the lobby of the complex. Upon entering the lobby, the witness observed a suspect prying into the complex’s mailboxes. The suspect then ran off.




100 Collingwood St. / December 31, 2016


Victim left the bar and was walking home when he was pushed to the floor by the suspect who then took his cellphone and fled north on Collingwood.




498 Castro St. / January 1, 10:13 p.m.


The victim was leaving the club and met the suspect. The suspect asked the victim to give him $20 the suspect took out a knife, pointed it at the victim and demanded he give him money or he would cut the victim’s throat. The victim ran into the Walgreen’s and called for the police and the suspect fled.


Warrant Arrest


504 Castro St. / December 30, 2016, 6:52 a.m.


Officers were called to the address on a wellbeing check of a person sleeping in a doorway. When officers ran the suspect they found he had a warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody.




456 Castro St. / December 26, 2016, 11:50 p.m.


The victim was in a bar when the bartender told her someone had just stolen her cellphone from her pocket. The victim tried to track the phone but it was turned off.


Failure to register as a sexual offender


2450 Market St. / January 4, 3:17 p.m.


Officers responded to trespassers sleeping in the victim’s carport. When Officers arrived they found 3 people sleeping in the carport. One of the suspects was a sexual offender who had failed to register as such and was arrested.


••••• Excerpt from January 2017 Report •••••


Mental Health Detention


December 26, 9:34 a.m. / Unit block of Castro Street


Officers responded to a call regarding a trespasser. Upon arrival, Officers determined the trespasser fit the criteria for a mental health evaluation. Officers detained the individual and transported him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.




December 25, 7 p.m. / Hartford Street


The victim stated they returned from vacation and noticed items missing from their home and clothing and other items that did not belong to them. The suspect is still at large.




December 13, 7:52 p.m. / 2355 Market St.


The victim was walking on Market Street when he heard the suspect yelling behind him. The victim continued to walk down Market Street and the suspect hit the victim in the back of the head with a champagne bottle. The suspect fled.




December 2, 1:29 a.m. / 456 Castro St.


Victim was at a bar with his friend when he was approached by suspect who struck the victim in the back of the head with a glass bottle. The suspect fled and was tracked down by Mission Officers and arrested.




November 22, 12:33 a.m. / 4086 18th St.


The victim was sitting outside of a bar when the suspect approached and started smoking marijuana. The victim got up to go back into the bar when he was punched and fell to the ground. The suspect went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet. The suspect fled until officers were directed to him by witnesses and he was arrested.




November 20, 4:11 a.m. / 498 Castro St.


A shoplifting suspect was spotted by employees and escorted out of the store. As he approached the front door the suspect grabbed the employee’s handheld radio and fled. Another employee gave chase but stopped when she was threatened by the suspect who was brandishing a crowbar. The suspect fled.




November 19, 2 a.m. / Collingwood and Market streets


The victim was walking home from a bar and was approached from behind by the suspect who pushed him to the floor and stole his iPhone7. The suspect fled.



••••• Excerpt from August 2016 Report •••••


Auto Boost


Aug. 20, 508 Noe St., 3 p.m.


The victim parked and locked his vehicle on Noe Street with several expensive items on the rear passenger seat. The suspect shattered the rear window of the victim’s vehicle and stole the items from the back seat.




Aug. 19, Church/Market, 3:10 a.m.


Officers responded to a reported verbal argument. On scene they encountered a victim who had their phone stolen from their hand. The incident is under investigation.


Dog Bite


Aug. 18, 468 Castro St., 6:45 p.m.


The victim was walking on Castro Street when a homeless male asked for money. The victim ignored the subject and the subject’s dog bit the victim.




Aug. 14, 18th/Hartford, 5:45 a.m.


The victim was waking on 18th street texting on his phone when the suspect approached and grabbed his cell phone. The victim was able to pull the cellphone back but during the struggle a second suspect approached and took his backpack and the two suspects fled to a waiting SUV.




Aug. 7, 4146 18th St., 2 a.m.


The victim was approached on the street by the suspect who pushed him against a wall and started to pat the victim down. The suspect reached into the victim’s pocket, stole his cellphone and fled.


Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia/ Warrant arrest


Aug. 5, 471 Noe St., 6:48 a.m.


Officers responded to a fight call. Officers approached the subject and found that he had a warrantless search condition. Officers searched the subject and found a pipe commonly used to ingest illegal drugs. Officers found the subject also had a warrant for his arrest and took him into custody.




Aug. 3, 18th/Castro streets


The victim rode the Muni to 18th and Castro streets. When the victim got off the bus he used his cell phone to call for a taxi. The suspect approached the victim pushed him and stole his cellphone.


••••• Excerpt from July 2016 Report •••••




July 5, 440 Noe St.


The suspect used a tool to bend open a gate and steal the victim’s bicycle.




July 3, 2390 Market St., 1:52 p.m.


The victim was working on the front door to a building when the suspect started to yell at him and pushed him out of the way. The victim refused to sign a citizen’s arrest for and the suspect was released.


Possession of narcotics paraphernalia


July 1, Market and Castro, 8:07 a.m.


Officers contacted the suspects in the Chevron parking lot and found they were in possession of stolen property and a glass pipe used to smoke illegal narcotics. One of the subjects was cited the other admonished.


Aggravated Assault


June 25, 432 Castro St., 10:59 p.m.


The victim was waiting outside the store while her friend purchased some things. The suspect approached the victim and pushed her causing her to stumble into other people. The suspect then hit the victim in the head with a bottle and fled the scene.




June 25, 456 Castro St., midnight


The victim was dancing with the suspects at the bar. When the suspects left the victim noticed her wallet was taken by the suspects.




June 23, 4067 18th St., 10:30 p.m.


The victim left his bag unattended while he went to the restroom. When he returned his bag was gone. He had no suspect description.


Battery/ Theft


June 9, 4121 18th St., 12:30 a.m.


The suspect approached the victim at the bar and complimented her handbag. When the suspect left the victim noticed the bag was also gone. The victim confronted the suspect who punched the victim in the face and left the bar.


Aggravated Assault


June 3, 4067 18th St., 9 p.m.


The suspect sat at the bar and was told by the victim that he was sitting in someone’s seat. The suspect got upset and threw two bottles of hot sauce at the victim then fled.


••••• Excerpt from June 2016 Report •••••

Aggravated Assault


May 29, 8:27 a.m., 498 Castro St.


The victim was shopping and noticed the suspect conceal several drinks in her backpack. The suspect then attempted to exit the store and the victim told her to stop. The suspect swung her bag and hit the victim in the face. The suspect fled.




May 25, 2 a.m., Castro and 18th streets


The victim was leaving a bar and felt someone touch her back pants pocket. She later noticed her cellphone was missing. She had no suspect description.




May 25, 2:14 a.m., 4058 18th St.


The suspected entered the restaurant through a side door and stole several items from the closed restaurant. The suspect is still outstanding.


Attempted Homicide


May 25, 8:50 p.m., 17th and Castro streets


The victim was waiting at the bus stop when the suspect approached. The suspect threw his bags on the floor and approached the victim telling him that he was going to kill him. The suspect stabbed the victim in the neck. Officers arrived and took the suspect into custody.




May 16, 1:35 a.m., 470 Castro St.


The suspect confronted the victim in a bar and was harassing him. The victim left the bar and the suspect followed. The suspect sucker punched the victim then fled the scene.




May 8, 7:11 p.m., 4146 18th St.


The suspect and victim were in the bar when the suspect decided to break a beer bottle on the floor. When he broke the bottle a piece of the bottle flew and struck the victim cutting his arm. Officers arrived and the victim agreed to make a citizen’s arrest. The suspect was arrested and booked at county jail.


••••• May 2016 Report •••••



Apri 28, 501 Castro Street, 10:14 am


Two suspects entered the Bank at 501 Castro and tried to use a stolen credit card. Bank employees called police and the suspects were arrested.




April 27, 4067 18th St., 5 p.m.


The victim entered and sat down at a bar. The victim placed his computer bag on the stool next to him. A short time later the victim noticed his bag was gone. There was no suspect information.




April 21, 440 Castro St., 1:30 a.m.


The victim was drinking on the sidewalk when he was approached by the suspect who asked for a cigarette. The two smoked together then the suspect left. The victim then noticed his wallet was missing.




April 13, 4121 18th St., 11:30 p.m.


Victim left his jacket with cash in the pocket on the couch inside the bar. The victim went outside to smoke a cigarette. When he returned he found his jacket on the floor and his money was gone.




April 13, Castro and Market streets, 1:20 a.m.


Officers were called to the scene of a fight. When they arrived they separated the parties and found that both parties had warrants for their arrest. Both were arrested and booked at Mission Station.


••••• April 2016 •••••


Auto boost/strip


March 23, 17th and Hartford streets, 11:10 p.m.


The victim parked her vehicle on Hartford Street while having dinner on Castro Street. The victim returned to her vehicle and observed two unknown suspects rummaging through the trunk of her car. The suspects fled in an unknown direction and are still outstanding.


Robbery with force


March 21, 410 Castro Street, 10:08 p.m.


The victim and witnesses flagged down an officer walking a Castro Street foot beat. The victim stated that she was robbed of her cell phone and that the suspect was seen running south bound on Castro Street towards 18th Street. With the help of the witnesses the suspect was apprehended and the cell phone was recovered.


Stolen property


March 18, 18th and Castro streets, 10:02 a.m.


The victim stated that she parked her vehicle on 18th and Sanchez streets for approximately 15 minutes and had left her purse on the front seat. A witness observed a subject rummaging through a purse while taking items out. Officers arrived on scene and located the person, who was subsequently booked.


Assault/Mental Health Detention


March 18, 468 Castro St., 2:24 p.m.


The victim stated that while walking she inadvertently kicked over the subject’s alcoholic beverage can on the sidewalk. The subject became upset and threw the can at victim. The victim refused to press charges and through further investigation, the subject was placed on a mental health detention.


••••• March 2016 •••••


Warrant Arrest


February 22, 431 Castro St., 6:53 p.m.


Officers walking a foot beat in the Castro noticed a person lying in a doorway. The officers found that the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Los Angeles County. Officers took the subject into custody.




February 20, 4121 18th St., 1 a.m.


The victim was in a bar and said that when she left the bar she noticed her passport was missing from her purse. She had no suspect information and no one is in custody.




February 15, 4121 18th St., 1:10 a.m.


Victim was in a bar and was speaking to a stranger. She said that when she left the bar later that night she noticed, as she was standing outside the bar, that her cell phone was stolen from her purse. She suspected it was the stranger she spoke to earlier in the night who stole her phone.


Theft from vehicle


February 14, 451 Castro St., 5:30 p.m.


The victim parked and secured his vehicle leaving his backpack on the seat. When he returned his window was shattered and his bag was missing.


Robbery, Assault


February 6, 4077 18th St., 1 a.m.


The victim stated he was attacked by two suspects who punched him and called him a “bitch.” He walked away from the suspects to call the police and they followed him attacking him again and stealing his cell phone. The suspects fled in an unknown direction.



••••• February 2016 •••••



Unit block of Sanchez St January 28, 3:15 a.m.


Officers responded to a report of a burglary inside of an apartment. The incident is under investigation.


Warrant arrest

Duboce/Fillmore St January 27, 11:34 a.m.


Officers patrolling Duboce Street made contact with a subject who was acting in an erratic manner. During the contact, Officers discovered the individual had lied about his identity due to his outstanding warrants. The Officers arrested the individual.


Recovered Vehicle

Unit block of Beaver St - January 26, 10:49 a.m.


A vehicle was reported recovered.


Vehicle burglary

16th St/Castro St – January 26, 11:59 p.m.


Victim discovered her vehicle burglarized when she returned to the parked vehicle. The incident is under investigation.


Recovered Vehicle

314 Castro St – January 25, 5:44 p.m.


A vehicle was recovered.


Recovered Vehicle

800 block of Corbett Ave – January 25, 8:20 a.m.


A vehicle was recovered.


Stolen Vehicle

700 block of Corbett Ave – January 24, 9:30 a.m.


A vehicle was reported stolen.


Vehicle burglary

300 block of Castro St – January 21, 8:30 p.m.


Victim discovered his vehicle burglarized when he returned to his parked vehicle. The incident is under investigation.




••••• JULY Report •••••



June 25, 1:30 p.m. Scott and Duboce streets (Duboce Park)


Officers responded to Duboce Park regarding a male exposing himself. The officers located the man and placed him under arrest for warrants, being drunk in public and park code violations.


June 11, 12:39 p.m. Safeway 2020 Market St.


Officers were patrolling when they heard a broadcast of a recently stolen vehicle. As soon as they heard that, they noticed two males drive the vehicle into the parking lot at Safeway and park. As soon as the suspects noticed the officers, they exited and began to run from the scene. After a foot pursuit, both suspects were detained and the vehicle was recovered.


June 8, 12:02 a.m. 456 Castro St. (Q-Bar)


Officers responded to assist a SF Patrol Special on assignment in the Castro. Upon arrival, officers determined that the suspect had been hitting pedestrians as they walked by her. While being detained by the Patrol Special, the suspect also kicked him. Officers determined she was very intoxicated and was making suicidal statements. The suspect was cited for battery and placed on a mental health hold.


June 7, 7:18 p.m. 500 Castro St. (Harvey’s)


Officers responded to a male punching pedestrians in the area. Upon arrival, Officers found the Suspect being detained by citizens. Based on the investigation, it was determined that the Suspect was refused access into the restaurant, at which time, the Suspect hit the Victim (doorman) with a bag. The Suspect then walked away only to break the window to the restaurant and the side view mirror of a vehicle parked in front of the restaurant. The Suspect was booked for vandalism and battery.


June 2, 6:36 p.m. Church and Market streets


Officers responded to a battery upon a MUNI bus. Based on the investigation it was determined that the Suspect punched a juvenile Victim one time to the mouth after a verbal argument. Suspect was located and arrested for willful cruelty to a child.


Compiled by Ted Andersen



••••• APRIL Report •••••


Tuesday, March 25




7:35 a.m. Ord & Corbett Mini Park: No camping; Officer Sung cited 2.




9:40 p.m. Noe & Duboce: Theft of visible items left in vehicle




Monday, March 24




9:10 a.m. Duboce Park: No camping; Officers Crockett and Sung cited 3.




1:29 p.m. Buena Vista Park: Strong-arm robbery; Officers Deignan, Lundin, Guin and Crockett made the arrest.




7:07 p.m. 199 Museum Way: Mental health detention




Thursday, March 20




7:30 p.m. 15th and Castro streets: Stolen auto




Wednesday, March 19




7:45 a.m. Waller St. and Alpine Terrace: Burglary, Residence under Construction




5 p.m. 17th and Shrader streets: Burglary, back door left open




Mission Police: In March, Captain Bob Moser was promoted from his post as head of San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station to move to head of the Investigations Bureau. Moser has been replaced by Captain Daniel Perea. Perea was the previous commanding officer of the forensic services division, where he oversaw the crime lab, among other operations.


February 24, 1:08 a.m. 4077 18th St.

The victim and suspect were arguing inside the pizza shop when the suspect began to strike the victim in the face several times. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest and the suspect was arrested for the attack.



February 24, 1:50 a.m. 456 Castro St.

The victim was walking out of the bar when the suspect got into his way and refused to move. The suspect started to argue with the victim then pushed him. The suspect followed the victim outside the bar and attacked him by punching him several times. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest and the suspect was arrested for the attack.



February 8, 2:30 a.m. 4072 18th St.

The suspect entered the restaurant illegally after hours and stole money and damaged the cash register. The suspect is still at large.



February 8, 8 p.m. 440 Castro St.

The victim took off his jacket and hung it to a hook under the bar counter. When the victim left the bar he found his jacket had been taken. There were no witnesses and the suspect is still at large.


Narcotics sales

January 29, 11:51 a.m. Buena Vista Park

Officers on routine patrol contacted an individual and discovered he had a large amount of narcotics, a box of plastic bags and a scale. The subject was subsequently arrested.


Possession of narcotics

January 29, 11:25 a.m. Buena Vista Park

Officers on routine patrol contacted an individual and discovered he had narcotics in his possession. The individual was issued a citation for the illegal narcotics.


••••• JANUARY Report •••••


Officer-involved shooting

January 4, 2015 5:20 p.m. 630 Valencia St.

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed by Mission Station SFPD sergeants in the parking lot of the Mission police station. He had allegedly asked police about their weapons and ammunition earlier in the day, police said, and left a suicide note behind. "Dear Officer(s), you did nothing wrong," began the note that Matthew Hoffman, 32, wrote to the San Francisco police officers. Hoffman reportedly had confronted three San Francisco police sergeants outside the station. He displayed a pellet gun, authorities said, and was shot dead. According to a suicide note, Hoffman had no intention of firing the weapon. "I threatened your life as well as the lives of those around me," Hoffman wrote. "You were completely within your legal rights to do what you did." The note was one of several Hoffman left behind, including letters to family. In his note to police, Hoffman described himself as "hopeless" and "lonely."


Strong-arm robbery

December 21, 2014 1:50 a.m. Area of 19th and Hartford streets

The victim was walking down the street when he encountered two suspects. One suspect asked for a dollar while the other suspect walked up behind him and pulled his property from his pocket. The victim tried to stop the suspect, but the suspect struck him in the head with an unknown object causing the victim to lose consciousness. The victim came to and responded to the police station and received medical treatment. The victim was in stable condition. The police department in investigating this incident.


Road rage assault

December 18, 2014 7:40 a.m. Area Market and Noe streets

First a small vehicular accident occurred and the drivers exited their cars to inspect the damage. The driver at fault became enraged and yelled, “You’re a horrible driver!” The suspect proceeded to punch the victim in the head several times before leaving the scene. The victim was treated by medics, and provided police with the license plate of the suspect’s car. No suspect is custody, but police are investigating.



December 17, 2014 3:40 a.m. 200 block of Noe Street

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious fire. The investigation is ongoing.


Assault on police officers

December 11, 2014 2 a.m. Area of 18th and Noe

Two officers were assaulted by a 46-year-old subject. Officers were in the area investigating a call of an auto break-in. They were stopped and talking to someone while sitting in their vehicle. The suspect approached the passenger window of the police car, and began yelling at the officers. The subject was holding a small plastic guitar. The suspect then swung the guitar at the officer sitting in the passenger seat of the police car. The officer moved in time to avoid the guitar hitting him in the face. The officers immediately exited their car to detain the suspect. The suspect tried a second strike making contact with the officer’s shoulder. The officers had to take the suspect to the ground where they were able to successfully handcuff this subject. The subject then thanked the officers and explained his attack, stating, “I just wanted to make sure you were the good officers.” He was arrested for assaulting an officer.


Hot prowl burglary

December 7, 2014 6:55 a.m. Museum Way

Officers responded to a burglary in progress but were unable to find the burglar. Victim told officers that she heard a noise and discovered a burglar in the living room. The victim screamed and the burglar fled using the fire escape. The incident is under investigation.


Hot prowl burglary

December 5, 2014 8 p.m. Area of Lloyd and Castro streets

Officers responded to a burglary that happened the prior day. The victims said they were home when noise was coming from the living room. One of the victims went to investigate where the noise was coming from and saw a thief reaching into an open window. The victim screamed and scared the thief away. Victims didn’t call the police at time of the incident because they didn’t notice anything missing. Victims contacted the police the next day when they discovered damage and an item missing from the home. The incident is under investigation.



December 2, 2014 Between 8:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Area of 19th and Castro streets

A window in a less than accessible area was used to gain entry and a couple of valuable items were taken. No one is in custody as of yet.

••••• December 2015 •••••


Stolen vehicle

Duboce/Noe – 12/30/2015 12:48 p.m.


A vehicle was reported stolen from this location.


Stolen vehicle – 400 block of Corbett

12/29/2015 6:29 p.m.


A vehicle was reported stolen from this location.


Vehicle burglary – 100 block of Noe

12/29/2015 6:03 a.m.


Officers responded to a report of a vehicle burglary. Victim’s vehicle was burglarized while parked at the above location. The incident is under investigation.


Robbery – Twin Peaks

12/28/2015 12:48 a.m.


Officers responded to a report of a robbery. Victims were approached by unknown individuals. The un-known individuals attacked the victims and stole their belongings. The incident is under investigation.


Burglary – Unit block of Laguna

12/28/2015 10:40 a.m.


Officers responded to a report of a burglary. Several residents were victims of mail theft. Officers re-viewed the video footage and observed several thieves prying open mailboxes and stealing several pieces of mail. The incident is under investigation.


ATM related crime – 500 block of Castro

12/24/2015 11:59 a.m.


Robery with bodily force. No arrests were made.


Aided case/Dog bite – 2000 block of Market

12/24/2015 11:58 a.m.


The suspect was arrested by officers.


Non-criminal case – 400 block of Castro

12/24/2015 11:58 a.m.


The suspect was issued a citation under the Civil Sidewalks Ordinance.


Grand theft auto – Market and Castro

12/21/2015 11:58 a.m.


The suspect was arrested and booked.


Non-criminal case – Collingwood

12/21/2015 6:37 a.m.


Death report. Cause unknown.


Exhibiting a threatening weapon/Trespassing

2000 block of Market – 12/20/2015 10:36 p.m.


The suspect was arrested.


Assault and battery

18th and Castro – 12/19/2015 12:40 a.m.


No arrests were made.




November 29, 11:45 p.m., 456 Castro St.


The victim was in the QBar dancing with friends when the suspect approached her and head butted her. The suspect fled.


Theft from building


November 27, 3 p.m., 501 Castro St.


The victim stated she went to the Bank of America for business and that an unknown suspect stole her jacket.




November 23, 7:52 a.m., 300 block of Buena Vista East


Officers responded to a report of theft from a home. The victim’s acquaintance, who was staying over, was said to be stealing several items. The victim confronted the subject. The subject admitted taking the items and left the scene. The incident is under investigation.




November 22, 12:05 a.m., 401 Castro St.


The victim was standing in front of the Twin Peaks bar when the suspect approached and swung his skateboard at the victim, narrowly missing him. The suspect then fled the scene.


Vehicle burglary


November 22, 12:40 p.m., Twin Peaks Viewpoint


Victim walked into Park Station to file a police report regarding a vehicle burglary that occurred at the above location. Victim’s belongings were taken from the vehicle during the commission of the burglary. The incident is under investigation.




November 22, 4094 18th St.


Officers contacted and took into custody a suspect on 18th street who had a warrant for his arrest out of North Carolina.




November 21, 7:49 p.m., Unit Block of Twin Peaks


Officers responded to a report of a burglary of a mailbox located in an apartment complex. The incident is under investigation.


Breaking windows


November 20, 7:18 p.m., 498 Castro St.


The suspect was thrown out of the Walgreens and as he left he broke the store window. A store customer followed the suspect and pointed him out to police who arrested him.


•••• August  2015 ••••


Auto Burglary


18th/Noe • 8/8/2015 15:00


Witnesses saw two males break into a parked vehicle and steal several items from it. The suspects then fled the scene in a Silver Chevy truck. Suspect is still at large.




19th/Castro • 8/13/2015 22:00


Victims stated his garage was broken into and several item were taken from his vehicle. Suspect is still at large.


Warrant Arrest


18th/Collingwood • 8/11/2015


Resident called regarding a trespasser in his backyard. Officers arrived and found the suspect in the area of 18th and Collingwood. Officers discovered the suspect had an outstanding $50k warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody.




440 Castro Street • 8/11/2015


Two men were standing talking in front of 440 Castro when they were approached from behind by two other males and pushed to the ground. While they were on the ground they were kicked and punched by the suspect until another male pulled the suspects from the victims and the suspects fled. The suspects are still at large.




421 Castro • 8/11/2015


Suspect used his purse to break the front window of 421 Castro Street. When police approached him he ran from them. As he ran from the Police he tripped and fell to the floor where the Officers were able to take him into custody.



••••• MARCH Report •••••


March 22 through March 28


Robbery with Force

18th and Castro streets


The victim was walking on 18th street when he felt the suspect tugging on his backpack. The suspect then struck the victim in the face with a closed fist and knocked him out. When the victim woke he found his empty backpack on the ground but the suspects nowhere to be found. The suspects remain at large.



Collingwood and 18th streets


The victim stated that an unknown suspect made his way into the apartment building’s garage where he stole the victim’s bicycle. The suspect remains outstanding.


Pickpocket: 18th and Collingwood bar


The victim was sitting at the bar with her purse hanging over her shoulder. The victim checked her purse for her wallet and found it missing. She ran outside the bar and found her empty wallet under a car. No arrests have been made.


Warrant Arrest

2355 Market St.


Castro Foot Beat officers came across a male subject who was in violation of the City’s Civil Sidewalk ordinance. When the officers investigated they found the subject had a parole violations warrant for his arrest.



18th and Castro streets


The victim and his girlfriend were walking to their car when he heard the suspect “cat-calling” his girlfriend. The victim confronted the suspect and was punched in the face three times by the suspect who fled the area. The suspect is outstanding.


Warrant Arrest

Carson and Douglass streets


A mailman flagged down officers and told them he saw a subject hiding under leaves of a bush. When the officers investigated they saw the suspect’s leg as he was attempting to climb over the fence. He was detained for further investigation, which revealed he had a parole violation warrant for his arrest.


••••• FEBRUARY Report •••••


Possession of methamphetamines

March 3, 2:21 p.m. 469 Castro St.

The suspect was found drunk and unable to care for himself in public in front of 469 Castro St. Upon a search of his person officers found a small folded piece of paper with a small plastic bag that contained crystal meth. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Mission station.

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