MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
March 26, 2010
SUBJECT: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN MARCH 22 ASSAULT ON VICTIM STANDING ON MUNI PLATFORM
San Francisco police arrested a suspect in the assault that occurred on Monday, March 22, on a Muni LRV platform at 3rd Street and Oakdale Avenue at 7:30 P.M. Taken into custody on March 24 in the vicinity of 3rd and Oakdale was a 15-year-old male juvenile. He was charged with assault and remains in custody.
In this incident, five suspects confronted a 57-year-old female standing on the platform. One of the suspects, the one arrested, threw the victim from the platform onto the LRV tracks and continued to assault her. She suffered injuries that were determined to be non-life-threatening.
Police identified and located the suspect based on investigative leads that included the analysis of Muni surveillance footage taken of the incident. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the four suspects who remain at large. Persons with information may call the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444, or use Text-a-Tip, TIP411 or 847411, using the keyword SFPD in the text field.
The video footage accompanies this press release on the SFPD’s Web site, sfgov.org/police.
For more information, please contact:
Media Relations Office
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103