Friends of a 15-year-old San Francisco boy who allegedly shot his teen friend to death inside a Silver Terrace home over the weekend, considered cutting the body in half and setting it on fire with gasoline in order to dispose of it, prosecutors said in court Wednesday afternoon.The 15-year-old shooting suspect -- who The San Francisco Examiner is not naming because he is a minor -- appeared separately Wednesday morning in juvenile court, charged with murdering 16-year-old Andy Zeng, a sophomore at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School. Read More
A Nevada man is being held in Marin County on suspicion of murdering four young women, two in the Bay Area, between the late 1970s and early 1990s, prosecutors said Tuesday.Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian said at a brief news conference in San Rafael the murders included the 1977 slaying of Roxene Roggasch, whose body was found on White’s Hill near Fairfax. Read More
An unlicensed contractor was charged in court Monday with multiple felonies for allegedly defrauding a San Francisco homeowner and day laborers.
Danny Ho, 52, of San Francisco pleaded not guilty to charges including grand theft and fraudulent use of another contractor’s license number. He is in custody on $300,000 bail. Read More
Security will be heightened both inside and outside AT&T Park tonight when the Los Angeles Dodgers come to town to open a three-game series — and the game will be dedicated to a Giants fan who was critically injured during an Opening Day attack in L.A.
Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two, was hospitalized with a fractured skull following the March 31 assault outside Dodger Stadium. The two men believed to be responsible have not been arrested, and there have been fears of retaliation. Read More
One man is presumed drowned and a second recovering from hypothermia after their tugboat sank in heavy seas off Ocean Beach Saturday, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.Coast Guard Lt. Andrew Kennedy said the two-man crew of the 43-foot Tugboat Richardson Bay had been on their way to retrieve a lost skiff in Pacifica when the boat began taking on water about a half-mile offshore at about 2 p.m.“They were basically swamped,” Kennedy said. “They were taking on some very heavy seas over the bow.” Read More
A bystander was hit by gunfire in an early morning shootout Sunday between two people in the Mission district, San Francisco police said.The shooting erupted at about 1:50 a.m. at 16th and Alabama streets, according to police.“Two suspects began shooting at each other, and a bullet from one of the suspects struck an uninvolved bystander victim in the lower leg,” spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.Esparza said the victim was hospitalized and expected to survive, and the suspects were arrested. Their names were not released. Read More
A recent California Supreme Court decision making it illegal for retailers to ask credit card-paying customers for their ZIP codes has unleashed a flood of class-action litigation in San Francisco and other counties.
Attorney Gene Stonebarger, lead counsel in the Supreme Court case against San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma that was decided in February, said last week there are now more than 150 class-action lawsuits in California against several companies.
About 40 have been filed in San Francisco Superior Court, he said. Read More
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged an 18-year-old man with multiple felonies for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman who had been jogging Friday in Crocker Amazon Park.
The 38-year-old woman was jogging near the basketball court above the park’s soccer field when she was pulled to a grassy area and assaulted at about 4:30 p.m., according to police. The suspect then fled on foot into the nearby Sunnydale public housing development. Read More
A month after District Attorney George Gascón said there had been a rise in white supremacist activity in San Francisco, prosecutors are weighing filing hate-crime charges in a second alleged skinhead attack.The case involves the knifing of a homeless black man in the Western Addition last July 25. Prosecutors say the 56-year-old man asked a white man for change near Fillmore and O’Farrell streets. Read More
San Francisco police today released a sketch of a man believed to have sexually assaulted a 38-year-old woman in broad daylight Friday afternoon at Crocker Amazon Park.According to police, the woman was jogging at the park -- near the basketball court above the soccer field -- at about 4:30 p.m. when an unknown man forced her into a nearby grassy area and assaulted her.Police said the woman may have scratched the suspect on the right forearm while defending herself. Read More
Police on Monday released more details on two shootings in The City Sunday morning that injured three people, including a 78-year-old man in the Bayview district.Police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said the elderly, Cantonese-speaking man was accosted by two men at about 5:30 a.m. near his home in the 1000 block of Le Conte Avenue. Read More
San Francisco and Los Angeles can agree on one thing. The mayors, police chiefs and baseball owners of the two cities banded together in a statement Sunday condemning fan violence after Thursday’s Opening Day assault that left a Giants fan in a coma. Read More
Five more Southwest Airlines flights were canceled at San Francisco International Airport today as the airline continued to inspect some of its Boeing 737 aircraft after a Sacramento-bound flight Friday had to make an emergency landing. Read More
Three people were injured in two separate shootings early Sunday morning on Polk Street and in the Bayview District, a police spokesman said.Lt. Troy Dangerfield said an unknown male suspect shot a man and a woman near the intersection of Polk and California streets at about 3:10 a.m. The male victim’s condition was not known, and the woman’s injuries were described as non-life-threatening.A second person is also being sought in connection with the shooting, according to Dangerfield. Read More
The former San Francisco Police department criminalist whose alleged theft of drugs from the crime lab scandalized the department will be called soon to testify in a nearly 30-year-old murder case.
Debbie Madden appeared at a pretrial court hearing Wednesday in the case of Dwight Culton, 61, accused of killing 43-year-old Joan Baldwin at a former auto body shop near the Hall of Justice on April 6, 1984. Read More