San Francisco Police Arrest Assault Suspect 21-171

On Friday, August 27, 2021, at approximately 7:55 AM officers responded to the 600 block of Kearny St. regarding an assault that just occurred. Officers arrived on scene and observed an adult male, Sierra Sterkin, being held down by several citizens because he was identified as the suspect in the assault. Officers immediately detained Sterkin and conducted an investigation of the incident. Officers spoke with the victim, a 51-year-old female, and several witnesses who stated that Sterkin pushed the victim without provocation. The suspect caused the victim to fall back and hit her head on the street pavement, which caused the victim to be injured. Officers summoned medics to the scene who transported the victim to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No other person was injured in the incident.

Officers developed probable cause to arrest Sterkin, a 43-year-old male, for assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury (245(a)(4) PC), aggravated battery with serious bodily injury (243(d) PC), and an enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury in the commission of a felony (12022.7(a) PC). Officers also arrested Sterkin for a confirmed warrant from San Francisco County (Warrant # 816729, Court # 21004313, Violation: assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, Bail: $15,000). Sterkin was transported and booked into San Francisco County Jail for the above-listed charges and warrant.

While an arrest has been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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