A Tenderloin man was beaten with exercise weights and a kitchen table leg, and also bitten and strangled, after asking a 27-year-old woman who was high on meth and booze to leave his apartment Thursday, police said.
Officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Eddy Street at about 7:30 a.m. and found the 37-year-old victim with lacerations, a bite wound and bruising on his neck, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. Read More
Lawrence Hoffman was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for beating 70-year-old Joe Cosentino to death with a mallet in the Burlingame apartment they shared on Dec. 5, 2011.
A San Mateo County jury found Hoffman guilty after less than two days of deliberations. Hoffman, 65, faces 26 years to life in prison when he is sentenced July 12. Read More
The ghost of Joe “The Animal” Barboza has returned, so you might want to put your hands on your cheeks and scream.
An East Coast mob story that ended in a hail of gunfire in San Francisco’s Sunset district is being brought back to life in a new true-crime novel and forthcoming film. Read More
Three suspects fleeing police after a shooting in the Mission district early Thursday made it all the way to the Candlestick Park exit before their car crashed, police said, but one of them managed to escape.
Police were reportedly nearby when gunfire erupted at Mission and 19th streets at about 2 a.m. Officers even saw shots coming from a vehicle, police said.
The officers found a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to the hospital while other units chased after a white sedan. Read More
A San Carlos man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he savagely beat another patron of a Belmont bar early Monday, critically injuring him.
Joseph Patrick Kaufman, 23, and the 48-year-old victim had been drinking separately at Lariat Tavern, prosecutors said, but they got into an argument outside the bar after closing time about 2:15 a.m.
The spat was over the older man's female friend, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Further details about a possible motive were not available. Read More
He's a son of a....loving mother?
A drunken man who was reportedly enraged at his mom for refusing to hand him the keys to her car last week broke items in his parents’ Bernal Heights home, punched walls and overturned recycling bins before stomping off.
Officers responded to the home near Cortland and Folsom streets at about 11:30 p.m. and found the allegedly shameful man-child a short distance away, police said.
The man “violently resisted” both officers and tried to attack one of them, police said. Read More
A protester who was struck by a brick thrown from the roof of a Turk Street building last year during a protest reportedly refused to testify in court against the reckless lobber — reportedly in solidarity with the Occupy San Francisco movement.
But prosecutors said that the video evidence was enough to pelt 34-year-old Jesse Nesbitt with one count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the wild protest. Read More
A 66-year-old woman was punched in the face by a vicious transient who tried to make off with her necklace in the Mission district Tuesday, police said.
But the 4:21 p.m. robbery in the 3000 block of 25th Street was thwarted when witnesses flagged down police. Ricardo Hinojosa Gonzalez, 49, was booked on charges that include robbery and possession of marijuana for sale, along with an outstanding warrant, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said Wednesday.
“He was detained close to where the attack happened,” Toomer said. Read More
An unlicensed driver admitted to consuming 12 beers in two-and-a-half hours before getting behind the wheel of a van last week and plowing into parked motorcycles in the Excelsior district, according to police.
An officer responded to the intersection of Mission Street and Ocean Avenue at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday and reportedly found the suspect, 44-year-old Librado Alberto Sierra of Daly City, allegedly sitting against a streetlight with bloodshot eyes and the scent of alcohol on his breath. Read More
Even this swanky scamming suspect’s name will fool you.
Blessed Marvelous Herve, 41, of San Francisco, is facing as many as 20 years in prison for defrauding a Bay Area couple out of $1.6 million while posing as the son of a Congolese president, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
On Tuesday, Herve was scheduled to appear in federal court in The City, but it was continued to May 8. Read More
Police and prosecutors in San Francisco will no longer use condoms as evidence when arresting and charging sex workers, according to an agreement announced Tuesday between The City’s law enforcement agencies and the Human Rights Commission.
The agreement followed a six-month trial period in which condoms were not used as evidence in cases. Read More
A 56-year-old woman suffered a serious head injury Monday after being struck in a crosswalk just south of Crocker Amazon Playground, according to police.
Police initially reported the incident as a hit and run Tuesday morning, but have since revised their report to say the driver did stop at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The accident remains under investigation, police Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. Read More
A 74-year-old man was seriously wounded after being punched by a driver following a fender-bender in the parking lot of a Bayview McDonald's on Monday.
At about 5 p.m., police said, the suspect's vehicle bumped the senior’s vehicle in the lot near 3rd Street and Wallace Avenue. Read More
The wife of disgraced former San Francisco State University director Robert “Bud” Shearer (pictured) was arrested earlier this month in connection with at least two thefts at the university, where she works as a records custodian and police dispatcher, police said. Read More
The former owner of a Mission district teahouse has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute large amounts of ecstasy and LSD.
Oshan Cook, 35, of San Francisco, was one of four people who were charged in connection with an undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency buy-bust operation in Oakland on April 22, 2010. He was wearing a backpack containing 630 grams of ecstasy and 39.9 grams of liquid LSD, and was described as the supplier for the others, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said. Read More