San Francisco Police Arrest Suspect in Aggravated Assaults of Elderly Female Victims 20-110

On September 15, 2020, San Francisco Police officers from Tenderloin Station responded to the 100 block of Turk Street regarding an assault. The officers determined that the victim, a 78-year-old female San Francisco resident, was walking on the 100 block of Turk Street at approximately 7:30 AM when she was assaulted. The suspect struck her in the head causing her to fall and lose consciousness. She was transported to a local hospital where it was determined that she had suffered a broken hip.

On September 22, 2020, at approximately 4:16 PM, Tenderloin Station officers responded to the unit block of Jones Street regarding an aggravated assault. They located the victim, a 71-year-old female San Francisco resident, on the sidewalk. She had visible injuries to her face. The victim’s son told officers that the suspect had passed him on the sidewalk and that he then heard a noise behind him. He turned around and found his mother unconscious on the ground. He chased the suspect to Market Street and back to the area of Golden Gate and Jones Streets but lost sight of the suspect. He then returned to assist his mother.

Through the course of an investigation, sergeants from Tenderloin Police Station’s Investigative Team (SIT) identified the suspect in the September 15th incident and issued a crime alert. On September 30, 2020, at approximately 1:00 PM, officers from Tenderloin Station located the suspect standing on the 300 block of Turk Street. Officers took Michael Turner, a 34-year-old male San Francisco resident, into custody. He was booked at Tenderloin Station on the charges of aggravated assault [245(a)(4) PC -felony] and elder abuse [368(b)(1) PC - felony].

Tenderloin SIT sergeants continued the investigation of the September 22nd incident and determined that Turner was the suspect in that case as well. On October 5th, investigators arrested Turner, who was still in custody, and charged him with battery resulting in serious bodily injury [243(d) PC – felony], elder abuse [368(b)(1) PC - felony], a probation violation [1203.2(a) PC] and violation of a stay-away order [166(a)(4) PC] as Turner has a criminal court stay away order from Market and Jones Street for a prior weapons offense.

While an arrest has been made, 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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