Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Man arrested in Castro stabbing

Sean Christopher Troche. Photo: San Francisco Police Department.

Sean Christopher Troche. Photo: San Francisco Police Department.

A 28-year-old man is in custody for allegedly stabbing another man in San Francisco’s Castro district this past weekend.

According to police, Sean Christopher Troche was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident, which occurred at 3 a.m. Saturday, May 9 at 18th and Castro streets.

Police “observed a fight and detained” Troche and the victim, 38, Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said in a summary. The victim told police that Troche had “tried stabbing him,” Esparza said.

The man suffered non-life threatening lacerations to his thigh and hands and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

People who know Troche but didn’t want their names published expressed surprise that he would be involved in such an incident.

An operator at the public defender’s office said today (Tuesday, May 12) that Troche’s case is still being reviewed and an arraignment date has not been set.

[Update Thursday, May 14:] According to the public defender’s office, the charge against Troche has been dismissed, but the incident is “still under investigation,” and Troche remains in custody [End update].

Esparza said that Troche is a South Lake Tahoe resident but his Facebook page says that he lives in San Leandro.


— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm PST
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