Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017
 

Two vehicles burned in Castro area arsons

San Francisco police are investigating several vehicle fires that were reported this morning (Wednesday, December 17), including two that occurred near the Castro area.

At 5:15 a.m., in the 400 block of Liberty Street, near Sanchez Street, police responded to a vehicle fire and put it out. The fire department advised police it was “a possible arson,” Sergeant Monica MacDonald, a San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman, said in a summary.

Police responded to another incident at 5:30 a.m., on Rayburn Street near Noe Street. Firefighters extinguished the fire, and the fire department’s arson unit was at the scene.

In November, three cars were burned in the Castro, also in apparent arson attacks.

No arrests have been reported. MacDonald, who said nobody was injured in the fires this morning, didn’t have any suspect descriptions.

In a Facebook post today, Supervisor Scott Wiener, whose District 8 includes the Castro, said the “disturbing acts” are “very dangerous, for obvious reasons. The police are actively investigating, and I’ve been in touch with them throughout the morning. If you have any information please let the police know.”

Anyone with information in the cases may contact police anonymously at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, December 17, 2014 @ 5:00 pm PST
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