A man who evaded police for more than seven years after he was convicted of sexual assault in San Mateo County was arrested Wednesday in Menlo Park, where he was living in an illegal structure in a backyard, police said Thursday.
Detectives from a narcotics enforcement team went to a home in the 1200 block of Sevier Road at around 2:30 p.m. on a complaint of a building code violation, Menlo Park police Detective Ed Soares said.
Officers found several occupants living in an illegal structure behind the home, Soares said. Read More
San Francisco police on Thursday named the suspect they are seeking in the shooting of two men, one fatally, early Tuesday in the Bayview District.
Police said Johnathan Walker, 20, is believed responsible for the shooting of 19-year-old Robert O'Bryant and another man inside a home in the 1600 block of Kirkwood Avenue.
O'Bryant and another man, approximately the same age, were found shot in the interior hallway of a multi-family home at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. Read More
Ross police are searching Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Thursday for missing Terra Linda High School teacher Debra Schmitt.
Schmitt, 53, was last seen Jan. 19 in Ross. She failed to report to work the next day when the words “thank you everyone” were found written on a blackboard in her classroom, police said.
Police searched trails in the Phoenix Lake area and in Ross itself Wednesday, Sgt. Gianfranco Campa said this morning.
The search by plainclothes officers and distribution of fliers in Golden Gate Park will be low-key, Campa said. Read More
Ambulances have responded this morning to a crash near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park involving a vehicle and possibly a pedestrian, the Fire Department said.The crash was reported at 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of Park Presidio Boulevard and Fulton Street, according to the fire department.No other details were immediately available. Read More
Photos and a letter were among the items found when a time capsule from 100 years ago was opened by students at San Francisco’s Cleveland Elementary School on Wednesday morning, school district officials said.The time capsule was hidden at the school, located at 455 Athens St. in The City’s Excelsior district, when the building was first completed in 1910, San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Heidi Anderson said. Read More
The city of San Bruno on Wednesday began distributing donation checks to victims of the Sept. 9 gas pipeline explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes.The San Bruno City Council decided last week that the city would distribute about $395,000 in individual and corporate donations it has received over the past four months to residents of the Glenview neighborhood whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the disaster.“As far as I know we’ve had 12 to 15 come by throughout the day to pick up their checks,” City Manager Connie Jackson said. Read More
The man accused of killing a Sacramento woman and torching her body and car in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood early Monday is being charged with murder and arson, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
Almon Johnson, 29, is expected to be arraigned on the charges in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday morning, District Attorney's Office spokesman Seth Steward said. Read More
Students at San Francisco's Cleveland Elementary School will experience a blast from the past this morning when a time capsule from 100 years ago is opened.The time capsule was hidden in a "keystone area" of the school, located at 455 Athens St., when the building was first completed in 1910, San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Heidi Anderson said.
For a slideshow of the event, click on the photo to the right. Read More
A San Francisco man who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of artworks from local galleries and stashed them inside his Tenderloin residential hotel room was sentenced to probation Wednesday.
Terry Helbing was arrested on June 1, 2010, after allegedly swiping 40 paintings and prints estimated at $15,000 from the San Francisco Botanical Garden's horticulture library. Police later found a trove of other artworks inside Helbing's residence in the 400 block of Ellis Street. Read More
A fatal stabbing in the Lower Haight neighborhood during a fight last week has been deemed self-defense, keeping the alleged stabber from facing criminal charges.
The man, who has not been identified, was allegedly assaulted by Anthony Jones, 53, at about 10:50 a.m. Friday in the 500 block of Page Street, police said.
Police said the man stabbed Jones, a San Francisco resident, after Jones attacked him with a shovel. Read More
A man was injured in a shooting in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.The shooting was reported at about 10:35 p.m. near the intersection of Jennings Street and Palou Avenue.The 20-year-old victim was walking when he heard a pop, felt pain in his shoulder and realized he had been shot, according to police. He ran to a friend’s house and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, police said. Read More
A man fatally shot early Tuesday morning in San Francisco’s Bayview district was identified today by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 19-year-old Robert O’Bryant.O’Bryant and another man were found shot in the interior hallway of a multifamily home in the 1600 block of Kirkwood Avenue at about 1:30 a.m., police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said. Read More
The shooting of a 9-year-old boy in the stomach in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood on Saturday has been determined to be accidental, although details of the event are still unclear, a police spokesman said. The shooting was reported around noon Saturday in the 1100 block of Turk Street, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said.Officers arrived to find the 9-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen, Esparza said. Read More
A judge Tuesday sentenced a San Francisco man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of a police officer he struck and killed during a car chase in 2006.
San Francisco police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, 39, was in his patrol car when he was hit by a stolen van driven by Steven Petrilli on July 26, 2006.
Petrilli and two other men had committed four robberies in The City that night and were fleeing from police, according to prosecutors. Read More
A woman was flown to a hospital after being rescued from a cliff near a Half Moon Bay golf course on Monday afternoon, Coastside Fire Protection District officials said.Reports came in at about 2:50 p.m. that there was a person in distress on the cliffs near Half Moon Bay Golf Links, located at 2 Miramontes Point Road. Read More