Unsafe Streets
San Francisco & Oakland

Documenting the Impact of Homeless Addicts and the Severely Mentally Ill on the Community

MURDERS

ASSAULTS

FEBRUARY 2022

Assault

Stephen Miller, a homeless man, grabbed a full can of soda from the cooler of a group of women having a picnic lunch with their daughters at the beach. He threw the can at one mother’s face, knocking her out and causing her to be hospitalized with a serious eye injury and a broken nose.

JANUARY 2022

Dog Mauling

Brendan Greene, a homeless man, was unconscious at the main branch of the San Francisco library. A library security guard approached to revive him with NARCAN, when Greene’s pitbull attacked the guard. The guard sustained multiple life-changing injuries requiring multiple surgeries, including his right quadriceps muscle completely torn from the knee and a rotator cuff tear requiring a total shoulder replacement.

DECEMBER 2021

Beating

Alasan Green, a homeless man, struck out at a cameraman for a KPIX news crew conducting an interview outside a shopping center, knocking his camera to the ground.

OCTOBER 2021

Shove & Stabbing

Javon Knighten, a homeless man, pushed a 66-year-old woman into the street and then repeatedly stabbed a 31-year-old woman who confronted him.

AUGUST 2021

Shove

Sierra Sterkin, a homeless man, pushed a 51-year-old woman into the street, causing her to hit her head. The attacker already had an open warrant for assaulting two other people.

AUGUST 2021

Chasing with Knife

An unidentified homeless man with a knife chased a couple walking their dog.

JUNE 2021

Stabbing

Daniel Cauich, a homeless man, repeatedly stabbed a 94-year-old woman going for a walk in her neighborhood. The victim required surgery and was no longer able to live independently following the attack.

JUNE 2021

Stabbing

Donovan Cole Catron, a homeless man, beat and repeatedly stabbed a 72-year-old storekeeper. The victim lost an eye and partial vision in the other eye and had wounds on his chest and arms.

JUNE 2021

Stabbing

Mario Xavier Hills, a homeless man, repeatedly stabbed a 31-year-old man sitting next to him on the bus.

MAY 2021

Stabbing

Patrick Thompson, a homeless man with a history of assault, repeatedly stabbed two women waiting at a bus stop after grocery shopping—an 84-year-old woman and a 63-year-old woman. The victims were hospitalized and required multiple surgeries.

APRIL 2021

Beating

Sidney Hammond, a homeless man, repeatedly punched a 36-year-old man walking with his one-year-old daughter, continuing the beating until police restrained him. The previous day, Hammond had punched a 61-year-old man walking down the sidewalk, causing him to fall and sustain head injuries. A month earlier, Hammond attacked a clerk at a nearby grocery store.

MARCH 2021

Threats

Darrell Hunter, a homeless man, repeatedly entered a store and threatened to shoot customers.

MARCH 2021

Beating

Eric Ramos-Hernandez, a homeless man, kicked an 84-year-old man out of his walker, causing a serious head injury and requiring he receive multiple stitches.

MARCH 2021

Beating & Stabbing

Jorge Devis-Milton, a homeless man, repeatedly punched a 59-year-old man walking down the sidewalk with his lunch causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness. 30 minutes earlier, Devis-Milton had stabbed a 64-year-old man waiting for a bus in the face and knocked him to ground. The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

MARCH 2021

Beating

John Lawrence, a homeless man with a history of assault, punched a 76-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the face.

MARCH 2021

Beating

Steven Jenkins, a homeless man, punched a 75-year-old woman and 83-year-old man. The woman was left with two serious black eyes and heavily bleeding from eye.

MARCH 2021

Beating

Michael Lopez, a homeless man, was following and threatening two women walking down the sidewalk when a man confronted him. Lopez then attacked that man and two others with a broomstick.

FEBRUARY 2021

Shove

Haskell Allen, a homeless man, pushed an 83-year-old-man walking on sidewalk, causing him to fall to the pavement and break his hip in multiple places. The victim required over a month of inpatient care to recover.

FEBRUARY 2020

Stabbing & Beating

George Kennedy, a homeless man with untreated schizophrenia, stabbed a 27-year-old woman who was jogging and hit a 57-year-old woman with a heavy tool while she was walking. Both women were hospitalized for their injuries.

FIRES

According to the San Francisco Fire Department, there were 457 homeless encampment fires in 2019, more than 700 in 2020, and more than 700 in 2021. Some neighborhoods suffer homelessness-related fires on a weekly basis.

APRIL 2022

A fire at a homeless encampment in Oakland killed one resident and burned several RVs, cars, and trucks.

MARCH 2022

A fire broke out at a homeless encampment under a MacArthur Maze onramp in Oakland, igniting RVs, other vehicles, and propane tanks, and threatening the structural integrity of the road.

MARCH 2022

A fire under at an encampment under an Interstate 880 overpass in Oakland burned an RV, several other vehicles, and lead to several propane tanks exploding.

MARCH 2022

Less than a week later, another large fire broke out at another homeless encampment under Interstate 880 in Oakland, less than a quarter mile from the previous fire.

MARCH 2022

A fire broke out at the Lakeview Village transitional housing complex in Oakland, destroying three of the 15 tiny homes and damaging a fourth, and displacing five residents.

FEBRUARY 2022

A fire broke out at a homeless encampment under an Interstate 280 on-ramp, killing one woman and leaving three others critically injured.

JULY 2022

A tent caught fire and ignited a building next to it with apartment units, causing damage to the building.

JULY 2020

A five-alarm fire started with a mattress fire behind a business, displacing several residents and multiple businesses and leading to a firefighter sustaining injuries.

JUNE 2020

A fire at a homeless encampment left one resident in critical condition.

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