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 student was being questioned in connection with a stun gun incident at a Portrero Hill school Wednesday, one day after the campus was locked down on reports that a 14-year-old had a gun.
Just before 9 a.m., police said, officers responded to the International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St. on reports that a male student had been zapped with a stun gun.
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.
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.
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.
Correction: An earlier police report stated the suspect is 12 years old, when in fact he is 14.
A Potrero Hill school was briefly locked down Tuesday following a report that an eighth-grader had a gun on campus, police said.
A staffer at International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St. called police about 11:15 a.m. to report that a 14-year-old boy had brought a gun onto campus, although it was not clear if anyone had seen the weapon.
One person was arrested and seven others detained after shots were fired at an unmarked police car near India Basin early Tuesday morning, Officer Albie Esparza said.
Leafaitulagi Ioani, 18, of San Francisco was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license and evading police after she and two other drivers sped off after the shooting, Esparza said. It’s unclear who fired the gun, according to police.
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.
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.