A week after the Police Department abandoned another attempt to provide stun guns for some officers, a cop reportedly shot and killed a hammer-wielding man Wednesday night who had stabbed his brother-in-law.
Officers responded to a vicious family dispute in the 900 block of De Haro Street at about 9:40 p.m. after the suspect, 60-year-old Dale Wilkerson, dialed 911 to report that he had just done the stabbing.
“A second male voice was heard in the background pleading for help,” Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
A chatty thief who asked to borrow a cellphone in the Bayview on Tuesday -- and took more than 20 minutes to finish his conversation -- was arrested after he allegedly decided not to return the device, police said.
An officer was flagged down by the phone’s 35-year-old owner at about 2:20 a.m. in the area of Newhall Street and Newcomb Avenue. Read More
A gunman opened fire into a vehicle that was exiting a Western Addition parking lot Tuesday night, wounding a passenger, police said.
Police responded to Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center at about 9:30 p.m. on a report that a man had arrived with a gunshot wound to his leg. The 22-year-old was eventually transported to San Francisco General Hospital. He told police that he was riding in a car that was leaving a parking lot near Pierce and Turk streets when an unknown gunman walked up and opened fire. Read More
Two youths pulled off a daunting escape from a San Francisco juvenile detention facility Tuesday night by reportedly squeezing through a square-foot-size window and making it over a 20-foot barbed-wire fence.
The boys, ages 12 and 16, escaped from the Juvenile Justice Center at 375 Woodside Ave. about 9:40 p.m. and were still on the loose Wednesday despite a thorough police search that lasted until 2 a.m., authorities said. Read More
Call it the iDash.
A thief in Belmont struck two electronics stores within minutes Monday afternoon, in each case asking a clerk to see a tablet computer before fleeing with the device in a getaway minivan.
The robberies at the RadioShack at 870 Ralston Ave. and the GameStop at 1200 El Camino Real occurred at about 3 p.m., according to Belmont police. At least three suspects were seen in the fleeing vehicle.
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Bail was set at $3 million Tuesday for the man accused of shooting to death a 24-year-old neighbor last weekend during a dispute at their Nob Hill apartment complex.
Robert E. Graves, 66, has been charged with murder in connection with the killing of Geoffrey Greer about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a building in the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue. Graves is listed in public records as living at 1135 Pacific Ave. Read More
A man was stabbed in the ear with an unloaded syringe and his beer was stolen during a vicious brawl with another man in the Tenderloin Monday, police said.
Police responded to Eddy and Jones streets at about 1 p.m. and found a 43-year-old man bleeding, with a puncture wound to his ear. The injury was minor and the victim refused medical attention, police said. Read More
Poor grades apparently caused an Academy of Art University student to steal a bicycle from one of his school’s campuses, according to police.
The thief was reportedly captured on video March 26 swiping a Fuji bike from the campus at 601 Brannan St.
On April 4, police said, a “very observant” security guard spotted the suspect and identified him as a student.
“The thief said he stole the bicycle for financial reasons, because his financial aid was going to be cancelled due to poor grades,” police at Southern Station said. Read More
Friends and co-workers are mourning the loss of a young Bay Area media agency professional who was shot dead last weekend during a dispute at a Nob Hill apartment complex. Read More
Six men were arrested in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old boy near Hallidie Plaza and the Powell Street BART station about 7 p.m. Friday evening, police said Monday.
The group of men first assaulted the victim, then one shot the boy in the arm and torso before the group fled. The teen’s injuries are considered life-threatening, but his condition was unknown as of Monday. Read More