Apparently school detention is worse than a criminal record.
A Diamond Heights man thought his home was being burglarized last week when he encountered three young people inside.
It turned out the youngsters had been playing hooky at about 9:15 a.m. Friday, according to police, and had been running from school security. During their foolish escape, police said, one of the boneheads used a skateboard to smash a large window of the victim’s home on the first block of Amethyst Way.
They “were trying to use the residence as an escape route,” police said. Read More
Marcus “Wolfie” Herrera, 24, was found not guilty Tuesday of murdering Robert Musial (pictured) in Golden Gate Park last year over a marijuana debt, but still faces up to four years in prison for beating Musial with a skateboard just before his death.
The 55-year-old Musial died from an irregular heartbeat following the April 27, 2012, attack on Hippie Hill, said the Medical Examiner’s Office, which originally ruled the death a homicide. Read More
A judge ruled Tuesday that inviting a woman to the Bernal Heights labyrinth for a “cleansing ceremony” – particularly after you have stalked her for nearly a decade – is criminally creepy.
On Tuesday, 34-year-old Cesar Lopez of San Francisco was found guilty of one count of felony stalking. He faces up to three years in state prison when he is sentenced June 4. Read More
The landlord has cast thee away.
Twenty-eight people who had been squatting in an abandoned church in the Oceanview neighborhood for about eight months were forced to leave by San Francisco police Wednesday morning.
Police knocked on the door of the old church at Capitol Avenue and Broad Street at about 7 a.m. and gave the squatters time to leave. They left along with their three dogs, but one person was arrested for resisting arrest and another for a parole violation, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A 20-year-old man was found with fatal stab wounds early Wednesday near India Basin Shoreline Park , police said.
Neighbors called 911 after hearing the screaming man near Innes Avenue and Arelious Walker about 1:45 a.m.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died, Shyy said.
Police canvassed the area for clues and witnesses. No one is in custody, Shyy said. Read More
A woman selling a smartphone on Craigslist met the buyer last weekend in the parking lot of the McDonald’s near the Cow Palace, according to police, and the result was a rather slow robbery.
The 42-year-old San Francisco woman met the man at the Geneva Avenue fast food eatery at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The victim said she didn’t have a SIM card in the phone, and so the suspect attempted to use his SIM card. After that didn’t work, the patient thief took the time to call the cellular company and get the phone squared away. Read More
Six current or former employees of the San Francisco Unified School District are facing embezzlement and fraud charges stemming from the alleged misuse of an estimated $15 million in grant funding, the district attorney announced Tuesday.
Money earmarked to provide students with support services, nutritional programs and violence-prevention programs was allegedly directed into bonuses, slush funds and unwarranted pay increases. Read More
This Rastafarian insists he’s no “ragamuffin.”
Robert Joseph Simmons, 33, claims he’s not a lazy hippie, or in his words, a “ragamuffin,” but rather a Rastafarian minister whose refusal to abandon his beliefs might land him behind bars for a long time.
Simmons said he’s facing up to eight years in prison over a pot bust because he did not accept a plea agreement with prosecutors last week that would have had him serving just 60 days. Read More
South San Francisco police are hunting for a person who smashed the window of a car and lit it on fire early Tuesday morning.
Witnesses say that just after midnight a person wearing a black hoodie and a mask used a brick to smash the window before throwing a lit container with flammable liquid inside, police said. The suspect then fled in a white four-door sedan.
The fire in a neighborhood near U.S. Highway 101 and Sister Cities Boulevard did not injure anyone. Read More
Never mind your lunch money.
A 16-year-old boy was reportedly mugged for his cellphone by four teenagers outside a high school in the Bayview Monday afternoon.
Police said the robbery occurred about 4 p.m. outside the Metropolitan Arts & Technology High School on Hudson Avenue.
The 16-year-old did not know the suspects, all boys of about the same age, police said. They boys approached him outside school grounds and asked for his phone. When he refused, police said, the suspects jumped him and “knocked him out.” Read More