Crime Blotter: Wild Wednesday Night

Juan Carlos Lara, Campus News Editor

Oct. 9 saw a string of crime reports, particularly in the northern part of campus.

At around 6:30 p.m., two people suspected of committing a strong arm robbery near 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard fled toward SF State. The suspects, described as juvenile males, were last seen near Lot 20. SFPD and UPD conducted a search but were unable to locate the suspects. 

Later that night, two assaults were reported in the area. The first report came at approximately 8:40 p.m. from the McDonalds near Stonestown Galleria. The second was at 65 Buckingham Way three hours later. UPD directed all inquiries to SFPD, who did not respond to multiple requests for this information regarding these incidents. 

In the same area, a couple hours earlier, another call was made to police. According to Devyn Samson, a student who lives in the UPN area, her roommate came home to find a person asleep on their doorstep, blocking the entry to their home. The individual was described as being a man in his late 30s to early 40s. This roommate honked her car horn at the man in an attempt to stir him; in response, the man rose and reportedly charged at the vehicle before leaving the area. 

The student called UPD and sent a picture of the man to Samson. When Samson was headed home later that night at 11:30 p.m., she recognized the man from the picture while he was surrounded by SFPD officers at the Stonestown and 19th Avenue Muni station.  An officer at the scene informed Samson that the man was known for roaming around UPN. Deputy Chief of Police for UPD Wailun Shiu refused to identify the man because he was not arrested.