Tuesday Midday News Roundup
More than 600 Marijuana plants siezed from Bayview home
Police seized more than 600 marijuana plants from a house in San Francisco’s Bayview District early this morning, a police spokeswoman said.
San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said officers were alerted to the grow operation in the 1900 block of Lane Street by fire officials.
San Francisco fire spokeswoman Jen Balestrieri said firefighters went to the home shortly after midnight to investigate a report of electrical wires that were not properly grounded.
Balestrieri said wires that are not properly grounded create sparks that can ignite fires.
Firefighters remained at the property until PG&E crews were able to turn off power to the house and make repairs, according to Balestrieri.
Gatpandan said fire officials at the scene reported a possible illegal marijuana grow operation at the home around 12:45 a.m.
Officers arrived at the house and found more than 600 marijuana plants inside.
Police seized the plants but have not made any arrests in connection with the grow operation, Gatpandan said.
Man Seriously Injured During Mugging in Portola District
A 52-year-old man who was knocked unconscious while being assaulted during a mugging in San Francisco’s Portola District on Sunday night is at a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said today.
Emergency crews responded to the 2900 block of San Bruno Avenue near Woolsey Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of an unconscious man.
The victim was found on the street and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with head trauma, police said.
A witness told police that another man had tried to take the victim’s property before he was knocked unconscious.
No one has been arrested in the case and police have not said whether the suspect made off with the victim’s belongings.
S.F. Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Western Addition Crash
A 26-year-old man bicycling in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood on Monday afternoon was seriously injured when he slammed into a stopped vehicle, police said.
According to police, the bicyclist was heading south down the hill on Gough Street near the intersection with McAllister Street shortly before 1:40 p.m.
The driver of a vehicle, also traveling south on Gough Street, stopped and switched on her turn signal to pull into a parking space, police said.
The bicyclist crashed into the back of the driver’s vehicle, suffering life-threatening injuries, according to police.
He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with head trauma, internal bleeding, a punctured lung and fractured ribs, police said. Police said the driver remained at the scene.
An update on the man’s injuries was not immediately available this morning.
Female Suspect Stabs Female Victim with Broken Class Bottle
A female suspect who stabbed a female victim with a broken glass bottle in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood early Saturday morning remains at large, police said today.
At about 12:40 a.m. Friday, officers received a report of a stabbing at Santos and Velasco avenues in the vicinity of the Sunnydale public housing complex, police said.
Based on a preliminary investigation, police said the suspect stabbed the victim with a broken glass bottle causing injury to the victim’s hand, shoulder and face.
The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
Officers said the suspect fled from the scene on foot following the stabbing and has been arrested as of this afternoon.
The motive for the stabbing remains under investigation, according to police.