An armed man was shot and killed by officers Saturday morning in Oakland, a police spokeswoman said.
The Oakland Police Department received a call at about 9:35 a.m. that a man was armed in the 5500 block of Taft Avenue, spokeswoman Holly Joshi said.
When officers arrived he was still armed with a weapon.
The man didn't comply and police shot and killed him, she said. Read More
Ten people have been charged with conspiracy, pimping, pandering and human trafficking for allegedly running a prostitution ring in three counties, a spokeswoman for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
The charges stem from a year-long, multi-agency investigation that culminated last week with search and arrest warrants being carried out at 10 locations in Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties on Thursday to break up the alleged ring. Read More
An alleged MS-13 gang member accused in the 2008 fatal shootings of a San Francisco father and two of his sons is expected to go on trial for murder in late June, prosecutors said Friday.
Edwin Ramos, 24, of El Sobrante, was arrested three days after the June 22, 2008, slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16.
Assistant District Attorney Harry Dorfman said today that with pretrial motions planned for May, jury selection in Ramos' trial could begin in June, and opening statements could begin later that month. Read More
A man accused of strangling the mother of his infant son and then torching her body and car in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood earlier this week is due in court Monday to be arraigned on murder and arson charges.
Almon Johnson, 29, was unable to appear at his initial arraignment in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday due to an unspecified medical condition. A judge ordered a mental health evaluation. Read More
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Friday to highlight what they say is the positive impact that federal stimulus funding has had on The City.
Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Lee were flanked by construction workers this morning at 220 Golden Gate Ave. in The City’s Tenderloin neighborhood where federal funding made reconstruction possible.
Built in 1910, the building was originally a YMCA until the nonprofit Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation took over the site. Read More
Two men facing murder charges in connection with the 2006 crash that killed a San Francisco police officer during a high-speed police chase are now weighing plea offers of 15 years in state prison, after the driver was given a life sentence earlier this week.Steven Petrilli, 24, of San Francisco, was sentenced Tuesday by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Newton Lam to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the July 26, 2006 killing of police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco. Read More
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