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
A man was shot in the arm on Sixth Street early this morning, police said.
The 56-year-old told police he was sitting in front of a hotel in the 100 block of Sixth Street at about 2 a.m. when he heard a gunshot and felt the sting from the bullet.
He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive, police said. No arrest has been reported. The victim said he didn’t know the shooter. A suspect description was not immediately available.
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Apparently this buffoon thought giving firefighters the middle finger was the real emergency.
A man reportedly blocked the path of a fire engine at Haight and Stanyan streets last weekend, delaying emergency personnel who had been responding to a medical call for an "intoxicated and semi-conscious" 16-year-old girl. Read More
A man who filmed the aftermath of a controversial officer-involved shooting in the Bayview district two years ago, then later blasted cops in a TV interview over the incident, was killed Wednesday in the same neighborhood.
Trivon Dixon, 27, of Rodeo was fatally shot about 3:45 p.m. while sitting in a car in the first block of Whitney Young Circle, Officer Albie Esparza said.
Another car pulled up alongside Dixon’s and a gunman stepped out and shot him, Esparza said. The gunman then reportedly hopped back in the car and fled. Read More
A man was stabbed in the back in Buena Vista Park on Wednesday during an argument over “who the park belonged to,” police said.
Officers reportedly responded to the public park bordering Haight Street at about 9:30 a.m. and found the 23-year-old man suffering from a stab wound that was not life threatening. Read More
You can always count on the evilness of strangers.
A driver who asked for directions near San Francisco General Hospital late Tuesday afternoon was led to his destination by a man who seemed rather helpful until he whipped a gun and stole the car.
The victim, a 59-year-old Chinese man who speaks little English, pulled over in a black Toyota Camry near 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue to ask for directions. A man in his 20s agreed to help in exchange for a ride home. Read More
Apparently there is plenty of waste to dispose of in this case.
A former San Francisco State University director and the owner of a waste disposal company have been charged with 246 felony counts in connection with a contract that reportedly cost the school millions of dollars during a period of record budget cuts. Read More
Two British tourists were reportedly robbed last weekend of their camera, cash, bank cards, driver’s licenses, phones and other items as they were walking just south of Cesar Chavez Street.
The female tourists, who said they were in town for only a short time, called police at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday and said they were walking in the 1500 block of York Street when the suspect approached, Ingleside Station police reported Wednesday. Read More
Three people were stabbed after leaving a San Francisco nightclub early Wednesday, according to police, including a woman who was knifed in the buttocks and then pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI.
A suspect identified as 28-year-old Lavon Carraway of San Francisco was arrested in connection with the attacks on two of the victims near the Infusion Lounge at Ellis and Cyril Magnin streets. A second suspect was detained but later released, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A 16-year-old boy was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Excelsior district Tuesday night, police said.
The unidentified victim was near the intersection of Brazil Avenue and Vienna Street at about 8:45 p.m. when a light gray Dodge minivan pulled up.
The gunman, a passenger in the car wearing a ski mask, shot the victim in the shoulder before the minivan sped away westbound on Brazil Avenue, police said. Read More
A sleazy sibling who used her twin sister’s identity to score a job caring for an elderly Belmont couple ended up robbing the seniors, according to prosecutors.
Kathleen Susan Fortune, 44, of Foster City, was on probation for a grand theft conviction last year but apparently couldn’t stay out of trouble, as she allegedly conned a San Mateo-based caregiving agency into offering her a job. Read More
After he was shot with a pellet gun, a private security guard monitoring an upscale San Francisco neighborhood on Monday night reportedly unleashed a real gun on a car containing two suspected auto burglars.
No one was seriously injured in the wild shootout involving the 29-year-old guard, who told police he returned fire believing he might have been been shot by a bullet from a small-caliber gun, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More