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San Francisco, CA – District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that Irvin Rivera (30) has been charged in connection to an assault on the 1400 block of Haight Street.  Mr. Rivera was arraigned on August 2, 2023, and pled not guilty to all charges and allegations.  Mr. Rivera is charged with assault by force likely to produce great bodily injury (PC 245(a)(4)).  The criminal complaint also includes an allegation of great bodily injury (PC 12022.7).   

“Small businesses are the backbone of San Francisco’s economy and brazen violent acts such as this one are unacceptable,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.  “My office will take the necessary steps to ensure there are appropriate consequences so that business owners and customers in our city are protected and feel safe.”

Mr. Rivera is alleged to have assaulted a merchant on Haight Street whom he got into a verbal altercation with on July 19, 2023.  Allegedly, he struck the victim and fled the scene.  San Francisco Police arrested Mr. Rivera on July 29, 2023. 

Mr. Rivera’s next court date is August 15, 2023, for the preliminary hearing in this matter.  The court set no bail and he is currently in custody.  If convicted of all charges, and all allegations are found to be true, he faces seven years in State Prison.

Although charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous.

Court Number: 23011696