UPDATE: About the police response in The Junction

4:03 PM: Multiple texts about a police response in The Junction this past half-hour, near California/Erskine. It was dispatched as an assault, a man beating a woman. We don’t know whether they were acquainted or strangers but the victim is being taken to the hospital and one suspect is in custody.

6:01 PM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley tells WSB that the victim they treated was actually “an approximately 38-year-old male who stepped in to try to stop an assault. He was stable and had plans to go to hospital in personal vehicle.”

ADDED MONDAY EVENING: The 39-year-old man arrested Wednesday remains in jail; bail was set today at $10,000

8 Replies to "UPDATE: About the police response in The Junction"

  • MJ January 1, 2020 (4:24 pm)

    All of 16 hours and three minutes in the new year before the first report of an assault, very sad.  

  • westside January 1, 2020 (5:08 pm)

    i was in the junction on that block when that happened! i took pictures of the suspect, will gladly email you pictures of the boyfriend and girlfriend who were fighting!

  • PJ January 1, 2020 (6:57 pm)

    Thank you to the bystander who stepped forward to help. I hope you recover quickly.

  • KC January 1, 2020 (7:25 pm)

    When seconds count and the police are minutes away. We all must do our part to keep each other safe!!  Thanks for being a stand out guy by putting a strangers safty ahead of your own. Karma happens. Next time it may be a life that is saved… it just may be your ownThanks for during the right thing

  • Resident January 1, 2020 (9:43 pm)

    I pray the GF didn’t go home with the scumbag. Thanks to the person who jumped in, very heroic of you! 

  • Gyngersnao January 1, 2020 (10:01 pm)

    The man who stepped in to help is a friend of mine – a guy with a lot of integrity. I’m not at all surprised that he took this risk. He’s been treated for a cut and bruises and is home now.

    • Agen Schmitz January 2, 2020 (11:50 am)

      Also a friend of his, and I’m not surprised either.

  • aa January 1, 2020 (10:43 pm)

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline

    800-799-7233 http://www.thehotline.org

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