SFPD Arrests Northern District Attempted Homicide Suspect of an Elderly Victim 23-096

On July 27, 2023, at approximately 2:20 p.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to Northern Station responded to the 1000 block of Franklin Street for a report of an assault. 

Officers met with an 81-year-old female victim who stated she was in the area of Franklin and Myrtle Streets on July 26th at approximately 5:00 p.m., when she was shoved off of the sidewalk without provocation by an unknown suspect. The force knocked her off her feet and into a lane of traffic where her head struck the roadway. The victim self-transported to a local hospital and was treated for her injuries.  

Investigators from the department’s General Work Detail located surveillance footage of the incident. Images of the suspect were shared amongst department members in order to identify and locate the suspect.  

On July 29, 2023, at approximately 11:22 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Northern Station responded to a call for service regarding a person with an edged weapon. The person was detained by Northern officers. One of the officers immediately recognized the suspect from the images General Work disseminated to the department members.  

The officers identified the suspect as 21-year-old Curtis Dubbels and developed probable cause to arrest him for the aforementioned aggravated assault.    

Dubbels was later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of attempted homicide (664/187 PC), aggravated assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury (245(a)(4) PC), elder abuse (368(b)(2) PC), elder abuse enhancement (12022.7(c) PC), and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (11364(a) H&S).    

While an arrest has been made this remains an open and active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. 

SFPD Case# 230525153 

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