Hayes Valley/Western Addition Crime: Auto Arson, Golf Club Robbery, More

Here's a selection of crimes that have occurred in the area since our last roundup in early November. All reports were provided by the SFPD, unless otherwise noted. 

Late-night car arson

Tipster Matt D. alerted us about a car fire on the 500 block of Page Street on December 5th at 2:38am. "Car alarm went off and then loud explosion heard," he wrote. "Fire department arrived very quickly and doused."

Matt noted that the car alarm went off twice before an explosion was heard. "Not sure if fire was going before hearing the loud explosion or not," he added.

According to police, the 32-year-old owner of the vehicle also looked out of his window and saw that his vehicle was on fire. When SFFD extinguished it, fire officials determined that it was set on purpose.

Hot prowl burglary wakes man

On November 30th at 1:30am, a 32-year-old man was sleeping when he heard someone walking on the 900 block of Scott Street.

When the resident realized that someone opened his door, he confronted a male intruder between the ages of 30 and 40, who then fled on foot. Nothing was stolen during the incident. 

Daylight purse snatching

A man between 18 and 20 years old stole a purse from a 23-year-old woman on November 29th at 11:30am on the 1300 block of Webster Street.

After the theft, the suspect fled in a waiting car with the victim's bag, which contained a wallet.

Robbery with a golf club

On November 29th at 6:15am, a 33-year-old woman was walking at Franklin and Grove streets when three male suspects approached her from behind. One of them hit her with a golf club and then took her wallet, removing cash.

All three suspects fled the scene, and the victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Northern Station monthly community meeting

Residents interested in learning learn more about crime and safety in the neighborhood are invited to attend Northern Station's community meetings,  held at the station (1125 Fillmore St.) at 6pm on the second Thursday of each month.

Here’s why we usually don’t include suspect descriptions in crime reports.

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