Crime Beat

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Homicide, burglary, and more

Here’s a sampling of some recent crimes in the districts covered by SFPD’s Northern Station.


Tuesday, April 20, 12:15 p.m. 

1200 block of Franklin Street

California Pacific Medical Center staff informed police officers that they had noticed signs of trauma on a 7-month-old boy, who had been brought into the emergency department by an adult male caregiver. The boy had been declared deceased by medical staff.

The city’s chief medical examiner, the homicide detail, and Child Protective Services were notified. Homicide investigators developed probable cause to make an arrest for assault of a child under 8 resulting in death, and resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer. 


Tuesday, April 20, no time given

2000 block of Lombard Street 

Officer Hardy, while on bike patrol, responded to a report of a person parked in a restricted area who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Dispatchers provided information about the vehicle, which had been involved in several prior burglary-related calls. Officer Hardy arrived and observed additional vehicle code violations involving the subject’s vehicle. 

The subject attempted to flee in the vehicle, ignoring Hardy’s commands to stop. The subject ran over Hardy’s bicycle, as the officer stood in a space between the subject’s vehicle and another vehicle. The subject drove to the top floor of a parking garage, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot. Officer Hardy and other officers eventually apprehended the subject, who was arrested for several violations, including aggravated assault on a police officer. 


Tuesday, April 20, 3:20 p.m. 

1800 block of Post Street

Street Crimes Unit Officers Reynolds, Coleman, and McBride observed two people chasing a subject into Japantown. As the officers caught up to the group, they saw the subject being detained by others. 

The officers determined the subject had just broken into several vehicles, and they interviewed additional victims and witnesses at the scene. The subject was also recognized as a prolific auto burglar in the area. Additionally, the officers were able to recover stolen property and return it to the rightful owners. The subject was arrested for burglary-related charges and booked at County Jail.


Saturday, April 24, 1:50 p.m. 

1700 block of Lombard Street

Officers Boccio and Hom responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision. Their investigation revealed that two people had come to San Francisco to sell a large amount of marijuana. During the encounter, the victim exited the suspect’s vehicle while at a gas station and drove away with the victim’s drugs. The victim was standing by the open door of the vehicle as it was speeding away. The vehicle door struck another vehicle, closing on the victim and causing minor injury.


Sunday, April 25, 2:20 p.m. 

1500 block of Franklin Street 

A business owner walked into the Northern Police Station to report that his store had been robbed. He said two people entered his store and concealed two bottles of champagne under their coats. 

The victim attempted to block the door to prevent them from leaving without paying. One of the subjects dropped the bottle and punched the victim in the face. 

The subjects picked up the bottle and fled the area on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries. 

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