A 15-year-old boy from Nevada County has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the fatal stabbing last week of 20-year-old Cameron Myers in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood.
The boy, who is not being identified because he is a minor, was detained by police in Nevada County at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Officer Albie Esparza said.
Police remain tight-lipped about the investigation and what led to the arrest. Read More
A bank robbery in the Inner Sunset district Monday afternoon was the second such heist in the lively neighborhood in just over a month, police said.
About 12:45 p.m., a man in his 50s reportedly walked up to a teller and demanded cash at the Citibank branch at the corner of Irving Street and Eighth Avenue. His hand was in his jacket pocket as if to imply that he had a gun, Officer Gordon Shyy said, but no weapon was seen. Read More
Police are hunting for the unnecessarily vicious robber who pistol-whipped two Walgreens employees who had obeyed his orders inside their Bayview store Sunday.
A 25-year-old man who reportedly works as a customer greeter at the store at Third Street and Evans Avenue said he was attacked while closing shop about 7:45 p.m.
The man walked to the rear to punch in the code to the security office when he was confronted by a gun-toting thug who demanded his keys as well as the keys from a female coworker. Read More
The parolee who allegedly shot at police at Gough and Ellis streets during the middle of the morning commute two years ago was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder and assault and firearm charges.
Roselyndo Sicat, 40, was approached by plainclothes officers about 8 a.m. on June 29, 2011 as he was pulling out of a garage. When officers identified themselves, police said, he pulled out a handgun and fired at least one shot. The officers were not hit and returned fire, wounding Sicat.
Sicat attempted to drive off but crashed into a parked car. Read More
A man accused of grabbing the buttocks of young girls at a Target store while wearing a T-shirt that read “Rub Me For Luck” unsuccessfully asked a judge last week to throw out the charges.
UPS deliveryman Glenn Albrecht, 50, is scheduled to return to court Tuesday to either accept a plea deal with prosecutors or head to trial. His attorney, Bob Courshon, said Monday he will ask to continue the hearing so he can further examine video evidence in the case. Read More
A thief cried out for mercy in the Outer Mission district last week after he was taken down for stealing a man’s crucifix, police said.
The robbery was reported at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of Mission Street.
The victim had been walking in the crosswalk at Mt. Vernon Avenue when the suspect, who had been walking past him, reached out and ripped the metal chain and copper crucifix from his neck, according to police. Read More
This woman always gets stuck with the tools.
A burglary suspect who was fleeing Belmont police earlier this month ditched his car along with his girlfriend, leaving her behind with all the tools he had allegedly stolen from a storage shed, according to prosecutors.
Still, 25-year-old Pacifica resident Mitchell James Borden failed to evade officers following the callous May 4 incident, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
In San Francisco, using your cellphone while walking can be just as dangerous as doing so while driving.
An increasing number of cellphone robberies and pedestrian-involved traffic accidents in The City has led to a campaign against distracted driving and walking. On Thursday, members of the Taraval Police Station community advisory board and students from Lincoln High School are expected to pass out information cards warning pedestrians about the perils of being preoccupied with electronic devices. Read More
He gives beggars citywide a bad name.
A thankless thug who asked for spare change at a Bayview gas station on Wednesday robbed a 69-year-old man who had agreed to give him money, police said.
The lout asked for cash as the victim got out of his car to pump gas at Third Street and Evans Avenue about 8:40 p.m.
“The victim agreed and pulled a $100 bill from his wallet to pay for the gas,” according to Bayview police.
The thug reportedly snatched the bill and pulled out a rusty handgun. He fled south on Phelps Street. Read More
The “world’s greatest fisherman” has been pinched in a king-size crab scandal.
Dennis Sturgell, 60, whom the San Francisco Chronicle once dubbed the “world’s greatest fisherman” in a 2008 article, is facing charges of unlawful fishing in connection with an incident in San Francisco last fall in which he allegedly possessed more than 54,000 pounds of Dungeness crab.
On Thursday, Sturgell pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to return to court June 20, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said. Read More
Cameron Myers, 20, of Auburn has been identified as the man found with fatal stab wounds early Wednesday near India Basin Shoreline Park.
Neighbors called 911 after hearing Myers screaming near Innes Avenue and Arelious Walker Drive about 1:45 a.m. Myers later died at San Francisco General Hospital.
Police have been tight-lipped about the investigation, and no arrests have been reported. Read More
At least four cellphone robberies were reported on Muni buses or at transit shelters Wednesday, police said.
About 11 a.m., a 25-year-old woman who was reportedly waiting for the bus at Third and Mission streets was knocked to the ground by a man in his 20s who swiped her cellphone.
Fifty minutes later, police said, a 29-year-old woman waiting at a bus stop at Geary and Laguna streets was robbed of her cellphone when a juvenile snatched it from her hand. He fled with the phone after a struggle, police said. Read More
Apparently school detention is worse than a criminal record.
A Diamond Heights man thought his home was being burglarized last week when he encountered three young people inside.
It turned out the youngsters had been playing hooky at about 9:15 a.m. Friday, according to police, and had been running from school security. During their foolish escape, police said, one of the boneheads used a skateboard to smash a large window of the victim’s home on the first block of Amethyst Way.
They “were trying to use the residence as an escape route,” police said. Read More
Marcus “Wolfie” Herrera, 24, was found not guilty Tuesday of murdering Robert Musial (pictured) in Golden Gate Park last year over a marijuana debt, but still faces up to four years in prison for beating Musial with a skateboard just before his death.
The 55-year-old Musial died from an irregular heartbeat following the April 27, 2012, attack on Hippie Hill, said the Medical Examiner’s Office, which originally ruled the death a homicide. Read More
A judge ruled Tuesday that inviting a woman to the Bernal Heights labyrinth for a “cleansing ceremony” – particularly after you have stalked her for nearly a decade – is criminally creepy.
On Tuesday, 34-year-old Cesar Lopez of San Francisco was found guilty of one count of felony stalking. He faces up to three years in state prison when he is sentenced June 4. Read More