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Arrest Made in 2017 Hit and Run that Killed Local Grocer


The San Francisco Police Department announced Monday morning that an arrest has been made in the 2017 hit and run incident that killed Konstantinos “Gus” Vardakastanis, the 57-year-old owner and founder Noriega Produce, Haight Street Market, and Gus’s Market. Vardakastanis was hit by a driver at Jerrold and Toland streets on Sept. 22 2017 shortly after 2 a.m., as he walked from his car to the produce mart to choose items for his businesses.

The arrest of 20-year-old Eleasia Fraise took place on July 16 in Stockton, after a warrant was issued. Fraise was initially booked into San Joaquin County Jail, but will be transferred to San Francisco.

Nuala Sawyer Bishari

Nuala Sawyer Bishari is the News Editor at SF Weekly. You can reach her at (415)-359-2644 or nsawyer@sfweekly.com. Follow her on Twitter at @TheBestNuala.

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