Juveniles Arrested for Allegedly Terrorizing, Assaulting SF Pedestrians with Motorized Scooters
Two 17-year-old juveniles are reportedly facing charges of assault after allegedly terrorizing San Francisco pedestrians with motorized scooters, according to an SFPD press release.
Officers began investigating a reported assault in the area of 18th and Delores Streets on the afternoon of February 12. Two adult victims told officers that they’d been out walking when two unknown individuals — both female — had ridden into them on electric scooters, and then had gotten off the scooters and assaulted both of them with their fists. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.
One of the victims ultimately had to be hospitalized for fractures, police said.
A few days later, on February 15, investigators learned that one of the suspects was already in custody in Alameda County in connection to an unrelated alleged assault in December of last year, and that she was due to be released. San Francisco investigators travelled to Alameda County to take custody of the suspect and booked her in San Francisco on suspicion of battery causing serious injury and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
On the afternoon of February 25, a Mission District officer spotted the second suspect in the area of 24th and Mission Streets, and took her into custody without incident. She was later booked on suspicion of felony aggravated assault.
The investigation remains active and ongoing, and anyone with information relevant to the case is encouraged to contact SFPD’s 24-hour tip line at 415-575-4444. Tips may also be left anonymously via text by sending a message to TIP411 and beginning the message with “SFPD.” The case numbers are 230105040 and 220865549.