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The heartless thug who fatally attacked a 77-year-old San Francisco Chronicle newspaper vendor in January has been apprehended, police said Monday.
Mark Anthony Cassell, 36, was arrested on suspicion of murder after cops in the Tenderloin recognized him from a department-wide crime bulletin. He was booked into the San Francisco County Jail Read More
A security guard who was allegedly posing as an FBI agent last month while driving recklessly through the Mission district told police he was rushing to pay his phone bill.Angel Wilfredo Castro, 47, was slapped with three misdemeanor charges and four infractions related to the February incident in which police said he was driving a Ford Crown Victoria that was illegally fitted with a light bar and siren. Read More
A man was robbed of a bag of recyclables and beaten with a metal bar in the Mid-Market district on Sunday, police said.The victim, a 29-year-old San Francisco resident, reportedly knew his attacker and is so afraid of him that he refused to identify him to police, spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said Monday.At about 5:10 p.m., Esparza said, officers responded to the 100 block of Hyde Street on a report that a man’s face was bleeding profusely.The victim told officers that he was in the Tenderloin when he placed his bag of recycled cans on the ground. Read More
Freedom wasn’t in the cards for William Don Ross, the dejected gambler who attacked a luckier card shark with a sharpened screwdriver after losing upwards of $10,000 at a Colma casino.On Friday, prosecutors said, the 31-year-old Brentwood man was sentenced to three years in state prison for the March 26, 2012 attack. Read More
The facelessness of corporate culture apparently led to a burglary in San Francisco’s Financial District on Thursday.
At about noon, police said, a crook waltzed unnoticed into an office on the 100 block of Second Street, sat at a desk, talked on the phone, then made off with an iPad.
The iPad’s owner called police and reported that he had momentarily left his desk when the theft occurred. Read More
Fifty years ago today, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling mandated that poor defendants accused of serious crimes must be provided with an attorney in order for there to be a fair trial. Read More
Insulting the bouncer is no longer the worst way to get into a party.
A 37-year-old man punched a cop while trying to return to a hopping party in Potero Hill on Thursday night, according to police.
Officers were trying to break up the rowdy fiesta near 25th and Connecticut streets when the suspect landed his punch at about 11:15 p.m., police said.
In the end, the cop wasn’t the only one who ended up at a local hospital.
The suspect complained of pain to his shoulder, police said.
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A good Samaritan really stuck his leg out Wednesday -- literally -- to help a woman who was robbed of her iPhone on a Muni bus when he reportedly tripped the fleeing robber in UN Plaza, leading to his arrest.Police responded to the plaza on a battery call and found that nearby security officers had detained the accused mugger.They learned the man had allegedly grabbed a woman’s phone as she was texting on a Muni bus at Leavenworth Street. She followed the crook off the bush and screamed “He stole my phone,” police said. Read More
Do you know where your crack rock has been?
On March 4, police said, a man in the Bayview district was found with 32 individually wrapped rocks of crack cocaine that were concealed “between his buttocks.”
About noon that day, a gang task force unit told housing police in the 200 block of Westpoint Road that a man was carrying a large amount of narcotics near the basketball courts.
Sure enough, when he was detained police found nothing “butt” crack. The man was searched and then arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine for sale. Read More
A dine-and-dash thief has been sentenced to 120 days of more free meals.
Parolee Patrick Higgins, 43, pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of felony burglary in connection with a March 1 incident in which he devoured $70 worth of food at a San Carlos restaurant and left without paying, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
About 2 p.m. that day, the 6-foot, 250-pound Higgins reportedly fled out of the rear door of Sneakers Pub & Grill at 1163 San Carlos Ave. He was caught by police who were walking on a nearby street. Read More
The suspect charged with viciously kicking a toddler for no reason at a Golden Gate Park playground Monday did not appear for her arraignment Thursday because she was reportedly too busy yelling and screaming in her holding cell.
More details have been released about the epic meltdown in which 24-year-old Sabryna Bell allegedly terrorized multiple children and their parents at the Koret Children’s Quarter Playground. Read More
Investigators are still trying to find the family of the man who was crushed to death in an elevator shaft at Montgomery station last weekend, the San Francisco Medical Examiner said Thursday.The elevator was reported stuck at about 9:35 p.m., authorities said, and a person who was inside it at the time said he heard a crunching sound and scream while riding from the Muni level up to the concourse level. Read More
A young woman who was assaulted by a “violent criminal” on a gritty South of Market street last month knew she wasn’t alone, police said, and that might have saved her life.
After falling victim to domestic violence Feb. 21 outside Custom Burger at Seventh and Natoma streets, police said, the woman went to the West Bay Center a half-block away, which she knew has a yellow sign posted out front that states, “Safe Haven.” Read More
A judge ruled Wednesday that there isn’t sufficient evidence to prove Barry Gilton was the triggerman in the killing of his daughter’s alleged pimp last summer in the Bayview district.
Still, the judge held Gilton, his daughter’s mother and two others to answer on murder charges in connection with the controversial June 4 homicide that some have viewed as vigilantism.
Prosecutors believe Gilton, a 38-year-old Muni operator with a rap sheet, and his child’s mother, Lupe Mercado, 37, conspired with two others to kill alleged pimp Calvin Sneed, 22, of Compton. Read More