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Friday, 1/29/10



10:07 AM: Two men reportedly robbed a check cashing business on the 1600 block of Bryant at gunpoint, before fleeing on foot. No one’s been arrested.

1:25 PM: A man reportedly brandished a knife at a woman on Muni forced her off the bus, and ordered her to withdraw money at an ATM at Haight and Fillmore. No arrest has been made.

11:45 PM:A man reportedly assaulted another man at 16th and Albion. The victim’s injuries weren’t life threatening, and no one’s been arrested.

Saturday, 1/30/10

12:05 AM:A man reportedly broke into a house on the 300 block of Hill, was confronted by the resident, and fled. He did not manage to steal anything, and hasn’t been arrested.

3:06 PM: A driver reportedly rear-ended a car on the 800 block of 43rd Ave, drove off, then collided with another driver. No one was injured, and the driver was arrested.

6 PM: A man was pumping gas at a service station at 17th and Potrero when he was reportedly confronted by four other men who stabbed him twice and robbed him. The victim drove himself to SF General, as his injuries weren’t life threatening. No one’s been arrested.

9:15 PM: A man reportedly approached a woman from behind at 3rd and Palou, told her he had a gun, and stole her cell phone. Nope on the arrest question.

Sunday, 1/31/10

Midnight: A man who reportedly tried to break up a fight on 16th and Valencia was cut with a knife. His injury wasn’t life threatening, and no one’s been arrested.

12:35 AM: Police officers were trying to manage a fight between a number of people at 7th and Natoma when a woman reportedly threw firecrackers at them. What the hell are people thinking, right? The suspect and others at a party she was attending were arrested, and the officers weren’t injured.

1:10 AM: A driver struck a pedestrian at Fillmore and Oak, giving the pedestrian life-threatening injuries.

2:34 AM: In an incident the SFPD is describing as a “hate crime,” an unidentified suspect “shouted epithets” at a woman and two men who were inside a restaurant on 16th and Guerrero. SFPD says the “suspect punched female victim and struck the two male victims with a pipe before fleeing.” A first person account says that the allegedly assaulted woman was a transgender person, which perhaps explains the description as “hate crime,” and says that “The cops got a description (black hoodie) and sent a squad car after the suspect.” No arrests have been reported.

Monday, 2/1/10

12:15 AM: Two men were standing at Brookdale and Santos when another man, driving by, reportedly shot them both before fleeing west on Brookdale. Their wounds weren’t life threatening, and there’s no suspect description, so, unsurprisingly, there have been no arrests made.

12:25 AM: A man got into an altercation with another man and woman on the 2500 block of Lombard. During the fight, the first man reportedly cut the other two with a knife. Their injuries weren’t life threatening, and the alleged knifeman was arrested.

12:35 AM: Six guys got in a fight outside a bar on the 3700 block of Mission, and one or more of them were stabbed. These injuries weren’t life threatening, and at least one arrest’s been made.

12:54 AM: A man was reportedly found bleeding at the foot of a 12 story residential building on the 300 block of Arballo, and was pronounced dead at 2:16 Monday morning. The circumstances behind this death are being investigated.Update: SF Weekly reports that the dead man’s been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Lamothe of San Bruno.

4:15 AM: A man reportedly hit a light pole at 19th and Lincoln, and was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Katie Baker

    eek! the kidnapping took place a block away from where I live :/ and on Friday afternoon on a bus.. that’s insane.

  • Katie Baker

    eek! the kidnapping took place a block away from where I live :/ and on Friday afternoon on a bus.. that’s insane.

  • raqcoon

    The best thing about Muni going belly-up is that there won’t be Muni crimes anymore. A kidnapping on Muni in broad daylight is crazy. I say close up Muni for a few years and come up with something else.

  • raqcoon

    The best thing about Muni going belly-up is that there won’t be Muni crimes anymore. A kidnapping on Muni in broad daylight is crazy. I say close up Muni for a few years and come up with something else.

  • Shibi

    SCARY! I ride those Haight Street buses from the Financial District to Masonic every afternoon.

  • Shibi

    SCARY! I ride those Haight Street buses from the Financial District to Masonic every afternoon.