A lawsuit has been filed in connection with the warrantless police search of a nonviolent protester’s cellphone in the Castro district last year.
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed the civil suit against The City and Police Chief Greg Suhr on behalf of homeless advocate Bob Offer-Westort, who was arrested Jan. 27, 2012, after setting up a tent in Jane Warner Plaza and refusing to leave. Read More
The case against a suspect in the fatal attack on a 77-year-old San Francisco Chronicle newspaper vendor was discharged to allow for further investigation, prosecutors said Wednesday.Mark Anthony Cassell, 36, was arrested on suspicion of murder after cops in the Tenderloin recognized him from a department-wide crime bulletin. Read More
A 38-year-old man reportedly told armed crooks in the Western Addition on Tuesday that he had nothing to give them.
But that didn’t stop one of the thugs from stabbing the man in the torso with a small knife on the corner of Laguna and Grove streets at about 7:20 p.m.
The suspects fled after the pointless attack empty-handed, police said. Thankfully, the victim is expected to survive.
No arrests have been reported.
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A man was beaten into unconsciousness with a handgun after leaving a check cashing business in the Tenderloin on Tuesday night, police said.The 45-year-old victim was reportedly counting his cash while walking near Turk and Jones streets when two goons attacked him at about 7 p.m.One of the suspects grabbed him and held him while the other hit him with a gun until he was unconscious, police said. They then stole his cash and fled.He was transported to St. Francis Hospital with lumps on his head and jaw, police said, but is expected to survive. Read More
The Rodent King has apparently ratted himself out.
Nearly a decade ago, 55-year-old Robert Hollywood made headlines following his arrest for keeping hundreds of rats and mice, dozens of them dead, in his Menlo Park home.
Apparently, Hollywood still doesn’t give a rat’s … about the law. Read More
A Marina district bank was robbed Monday morning, police said.
At about 11:30 a.m., police said, a man in his 30s handed a note demanding cash to the teller of the Bank of America at Chestnut and Pierce streets.
The bandit then walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said, and had not been arrested as of Tuesday morning.
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A 31-year-old man was shot dead Monday afternoon as he sat in his car in the Bayview district, police said.About 3:30 p.m., police said, officers responded to the 1300 block of Thomas Avenue, about three blocks from Third Street, where they found the man, whose name has yet to be released.He suffered bullet wounds to the head and chest, police said.There have been no arrests. No further information was available as of Tuesday morning, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
It was the city's eighth homicide this year. Read More
The San Francisco-based Japanese diplomat who abused his wife might have received a lighter jail sentence if he showed even a little remorse, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, who lives in San Bruno and works at the Japanese consulate in downtown San Francisco, was sentenced Monday to the maximum one year in San Mateo County Jail after pleading no contest to two domestic violence charges in December. Read More
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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