A taxicab was stolen near San Francisco State University early Friday morning and the suspect then led authorities on a pursuit to Pacifica and back, a San Francisco police spokesman said.
The cab was parked at Denslowe and Banbury drives around 1:15 a.m. when the driver got out to help a sick passenger, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Scroll down to see video of the high-speed chase.
The suspect took that opportunity to get into the driver's seat and drive off, Shyy said. Read More
A parking ticket became the catalyst for a bizarre stalking case in San Francisco a year and a half ago that had two downtown companies and a Pacific Heights elementary school on edge.
Now the many victims of 28-year-old city resident Anatoly Smolkin can rest easier, according to prosecutors, as the attorney is expected to be locked up after he’s sentenced today on 47 stalking-related counts. Read More
A man’s “gang” tattoos reportedly sparked a shooting inside a Muni bus that injured two people on Easter Sunday, police said Wednesday.
As many as 50 passengers were riding on the 14-Mission bus at Mission Street and Precita Avenue when gunfire erupted at about 10 p.m. A bullet that went straight through a 21-year-old man’s thigh struck a 26-year-old woman in either the chest or abdomen. Read More
Bay Area detectives say they are hot on the tail of the “Cubicle Con.”
A “smooth-talking” thief has reportedly been posing as a customer at various businesses across the region and distracting employees in order to swipe cellphones and tablets off desks. Read More
San Francisco residents Travell Council, 19, and Eddie Tillman, 18, along with a boy who was not named because he is a minor, have been connected to at least five separate criminal incidents across The City on March 4 and March 5 that culminated with an officer-involved shooting in Hunters Point.
Among the incidents was the theft of a 2011 BMW from a mother who was parking her car with her 5-year-old in tow, according to police.
The suspects reportedly used a sawed-off rifle to terrify victims, although original police reports suggested the weapon was a shotgun. Read More
A college student visiting family during his spring break was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in San Francisco’s Mission district early Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.Around 3 a.m., the 19-year-old man was walking with a friend near the intersection of 24th and Bryant streets when a car approached. A man exited the car, asked the teen if he was involved in a gang and shot him in his upper body, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A 16-year-old’s tooth was knocked out and his 78-year-old grandmother was robbed of her purse Thursday night after two teenage punks attacked them in the Mission district, police said.
The victims were reportedly walking on the sidewalk in the area of 24th and Capp streets at about 6 p.m. when the juveniles, described only as 16-year-old boys, began beating up the teenager.
While one of the thugs punched the boy “several times in the face and mouth,” the other struck him on the head, police said. Read More
A bullet grazed the face of a driver who was not the intended target of a drive-by shooting near the Lower Haight neighborhood early Friday, police said.
The 32-year-old man was reportedly stopped at a red light on Oak Street at Pierce Street at about 12:22 a.m. when the gunman drove up and opened fire on another vehicle that was also stopped at the light.
A bullet struck the driver who was targeted, a 22-year-old man, in the arm, and another “grazed the face” of the 32-year-old driver who was not involved, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
Recent reports involving attacks against transgender people in the Mission district have community leaders searching for ways to protect the vulnerable group.
EL/LA, a Mission-based organization for transgender women, has heard of at least four major incidents since January, including a date rape and a vicious assault in front of a bar, office coordinator Susana Caceres said Wednesday. Read More
A Reno man accused of stabbing a woman to death in his hometown last month has also become the prime suspect in the 2010 slaying of a homeless man in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.After 36-year-old Daniel Hill was taken into custody in connection with a casino parking lot killing, detectives were able to link him to the murder of 53-year-old Michael Ponder on Aug. 28, 2010, police said. Read More