In August, Haighteration.com reported that a man was seriously assaulted in Duboce Park. Currently, there are no media updates on the case. At the time of the assault, the victim gave the following description of the man who assaulted him:
“(he was) in his late 20s, early 30s. and is around 6’3″, slender, brownish wavy hair, possibly a mustache or goatee. Witnesses said that he had a large, possibly blue backpack or duffel bag. I recall that he looked like a typical Upper Haight punk, but was well-groomed and didn’t have any obvious tattoos or piercings… he was clearly mentally disturbed.”
SF Parks and Recreation and SF Police response to crime in Duboce Park in 2007 was to focus on drug use. In meeting minutes published by SFPR, a number of incidents were cited to support a crack down on drug use in Duboce Park. However, it is apparent that focus on the crime situation in Duboce Triangle still needs attention.
There were 40 reported robberies and arrests of persons with a weapon in Duboce Triangle in 5 months. According to CrimeMapping.com, July to October 2010 were especially violent. Organizations in San Francisco are stepping up to confront violent crime and assault. SF WAR (Women Against Rape) offer a variety of assault prevention workshops. SF WAR also has annual fundraising events to support efforts in local neighborhoods.
If you have any information relevant to a crime, call the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444