SFPD Makes Arrests in Two Aggravated Assaults on Officers 20-075

On Friday, July 24, 2020, at approximately 9:00 AM, San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the 1600 block of Sunnydale Avenue for a report of a dispute between neighbors. When officers arrived they observed a physical fight involving eight people from two families. Officers intervened and attempted to separate the two families. During the fight, an unknown chemical was sprayed and an unknown liquid chemical was thrown. Two officers were sprayed and hit with the liquid chemical during the fight causing minor burns and temporary vision loss. Additional units arrived on the scene and broke up the fight. The officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene.

The suspects were identified as 29-year-old Regina Cole and 23-year-old Tyresha Blake, both of San Francisco. Cole and Blake were transported to San Francisco County Jail where they were booked on charges of Assault with Caustic Chemicals (244 PC).

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, at approximately 9:15 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Park Station responded to the area of Waller and Clayton Streets for a report of a stabbing. Two police sergeants were responding to the call when they were flagged down by a witness who pointed out the possible suspect. The suspect was later identified as 40-year-old Mike Anderson of San Francisco. The two sergeants exited their vehicle and Anderson fled on foot. Officers pursued Anderson and caught him in the area of Page and Ashbury Street. Anderson actively resisted officers while they were taking him into custody. During the struggle, Anderson produced a sharp metal object and stabbed an SFPD sergeant in the face with it. The sergeant was able to hold Anderson until additional officers arrived and took him into custody.

The sergeant was taken to a local hospital where he received eight stitches to his cheek and was treated for other non-life-threatening injuries. Anderson was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon (245(a)(1) PC), assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer (245(c) PC), three counts of resisting an executive officer (69(a) PC) and resisting a peace officer which causes injury (148.10(a) PC).

"San Franciscans have never tolerated attacks on the police officers sworn to protect their safety, and I have no higher priority as our City's Chief of Police than to protect the life and wellbeing of all members of the San Francisco Police Department," said Chief of Police William Scott. "Recent attacks on San Francisco police officers over the weekend are unacceptable, and they merit our city's most aggressive response. Although arrests have been made in these violent assaults, I ask for individuals with information that could be helpful to our investigation and prosecution of these cases to contact our 24- hour tip line."

While arrests have been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the SFPD 24-Hour 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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