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Day Around the Bay: Suspected Meth Head Arrested For Assaults On Several Asian Victims In SF

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SANTA ROSA, CA – A 43-year-old transgender woman, Emmi Lopez, who was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, was arrested Monday morning and charged with multiple alleged assaults, including against two Asian women and an Asian man in the Polk Gulch neighborhood. The incidents happened near Polk and Clay, and Lopez also allegedly attacked a homeless man with a broomstick.

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