Arrest made after Candlestick sideshow
Police arrested a man Thursday in connection with crimes allegedly committed during a sideshow earlier this month in San Francisco’s Candlestick Point, according to police.
Officers arrested 22-year-old San Francisco resident Trinidad Juarez around 3:30 in The City’s Mission District, police Capt. Raj Vaswani said.
Juarez was arrested on suspicion of evading police, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road and a stop sign violation.
Additionally, his vehicle was towed, according to Vaswani.
Juarez’s arrest stems from a sideshow that took place on July 1.
During the sideshow, dozens of people had gathered in the area and two officers were nearly run over by unidentified suspects, according to police.
Around 7 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Jamestown Avenue, near where the now-demolished Candlestick Park was formerly located, police said.
Upon arrival, officers found multiple vehicles in the area, with at least one doing donuts. When the officers tried to pull over the vehicle involved in the illegal activity, several suspects surrounded the officers’ car and tried to prevent them from conducting the traffic stop, according to police.
The officers exited their patrol car and one of the two officers began to chase after a suspect. The officer then looked back and saw three suspects had surrounded his partner.
When the officer returned to assist his partner, he saw the three suspects were threatening to physically assault the lone officer, police said.
One of the suspects then approached the officer with clenched fists, as if he was going to strike him. The officer then intervened and physically attempted to subdue the suspect.
Both officers fought for their safety, but were outnumbered by a group of at least 30 people. People in the group were allegedly assisting the suspect who tried to assault the officer, according to police.
The suspect then got into a vehicle and attempted to leave the scene, along with the other sideshow participants, police said.
As the vehicles were leaving, one of the drivers deliberately drove at one of the officers, swerving several times in an attempt to strike him as he tried to move out of the way, according to police.
The officer was able to leap out of the way as the suspect vehicle approached the exit, police said.
The two officers were not injured during the incident, according to police.