The man accused of stabbing another man in the ear with a syringe in the Tenderloin Monday was not only trying to steal malt liquor, as stated by the victim.
“I stuck him with it because he shot up all my heroin,” 43-year-old suspect Ronald Brian Morgan told police, it was reported Friday.
The gruesome syringe attack that left a man bleeding from the ear reportedly occurred at about 1 p.m. in the 300 block of Ellis Street. Read More
An 18-year-old woman who was robbed of her cellphone in the mid-Market district Thursday night reportedly offered the thief cash for the return of the device. She then had both her phone and money stolen, police said.
The heartless robbery was reported at about 10:15 p.m. in the area of Sixth and Market streets.
The teenager said a woman in her 40s who was accompanied by a man in his 20s had asked her to borrow her phone. The victim refused, police said, and so the suspect hit her and took the phone. Read More
A man who stabbed his drinking buddy three times in the neck during an argument last Fourth of July over who was “more of a man” was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.
Roberto Miron Romero, 31, of East Palo Alto, pleaded no contest to felony assault and other charges in connection with the senseless assault at Bell Street Park in his city.
On that day, according to prosecutors, Romero, the 20-year-old victim and a friend shared two 12-packs of beer over several hours before the pissing match erupted. Read More
Robert E. Graves, 66, of Nob Hill pleaded not guilty Thursday to fatally shooting 24-year-old neighbor Geoffrey Greer last weekend during an early morning dispute.
Graves remains in custody on $3 million bail in connection with the Saturday killing in the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue. He appeared for his arraignment Thursday morning in an orange jail uniform, with wavy, disheveled gray hair and thick, black-rimmed prescription glasses. Greer’s family also appeared, but declined to talk. Read More
A 12-year-old boy who escaped from a San Francisco juvenile detention facility by apparently squeezing through a square-foot-size window Tuesday night was taken into custody at his home in The City on Thursday, Chief Probation Officer William Siffermann said.
Authorities were still searching Thursday for the 16-year-old who joined the younger boy in the challenging escape from the Juvenile Justice Center at 375 Woodside Ave. Read More
A week after the Police Department abandoned another attempt to provide stun guns for some officers, a cop reportedly shot and killed a hammer-wielding man Wednesday night who had stabbed his brother-in-law.
Officers responded to a vicious family dispute in the 900 block of De Haro Street at about 9:40 p.m. after the suspect, 60-year-old Dale Wilkerson, dialed 911 to report that he had just done the stabbing.
“A second male voice was heard in the background pleading for help,” Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
A student was being questioned in connection with a stun gun incident at a Portrero Hill school Wednesday, one day after the campus was locked down on reports that a 14-year-old had a gun.
Just before 9 a.m., police said, officers responded to the International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St. on reports that a male student had been zapped with a stun gun.
Police learned the student had been zapped on the wrist during a playful tussle with a female student, who had allegedly brought the device onto campus, police Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. Read More
A chatty thief who asked to borrow a cellphone in the Bayview on Tuesday -- and took more than 20 minutes to finish his conversation -- was arrested after he allegedly decided not to return the device, police said.
An officer was flagged down by the phone’s 35-year-old owner at about 2:20 a.m. in the area of Newhall Street and Newcomb Avenue. Read More
A gunman opened fire into a vehicle that was exiting a Western Addition parking lot Tuesday night, wounding a passenger, police said.
Police responded to Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center at about 9:30 p.m. on a report that a man had arrived with a gunshot wound to his leg. The 22-year-old was eventually transported to San Francisco General Hospital. He told police that he was riding in a car that was leaving a parking lot near Pierce and Turk streets when an unknown gunman walked up and opened fire. Read More
Two youths pulled off a daunting escape from a San Francisco juvenile detention facility Tuesday night by reportedly squeezing through a square-foot-size window and making it over a 20-foot barbed-wire fence.
The boys, ages 12 and 16, escaped from the Juvenile Justice Center at 375 Woodside Ave. about 9:40 p.m. and were still on the loose Wednesday despite a thorough police search that lasted until 2 a.m., authorities said. Read More
Call it the iDash.
A thief in Belmont struck two electronics stores within minutes Monday afternoon, in each case asking a clerk to see a tablet computer before fleeing with the device in a getaway minivan.
The robberies at the RadioShack at 870 Ralston Ave. and the GameStop at 1200 El Camino Real occurred at about 3 p.m., according to Belmont police. At least three suspects were seen in the fleeing vehicle.
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Bail was set at $3 million Tuesday for the man accused of shooting to death a 24-year-old neighbor last weekend during a dispute at their Nob Hill apartment complex.
Robert E. Graves, 66, has been charged with murder in connection with the killing of Geoffrey Greer about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a building in the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue. Graves is listed in public records as living at 1135 Pacific Ave. Read More
Correction: An earlier police report stated the suspect is 12 years old, when in fact he is 14.
A Potrero Hill school was briefly locked down Tuesday following a report that an eighth-grader had a gun on campus, police said.
A staffer at International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St. called police about 11:15 a.m. to report that a 14-year-old boy had brought a gun onto campus, although it was not clear if anyone had seen the weapon. Read More
A man was stabbed in the ear with an unloaded syringe and his beer was stolen during a vicious brawl with another man in the Tenderloin Monday, police said.
Police responded to Eddy and Jones streets at about 1 p.m. and found a 43-year-old man bleeding, with a puncture wound to his ear. The injury was minor and the victim refused medical attention, police said. Read More
Poor grades apparently caused an Academy of Art University student to steal a bicycle from one of his school’s campuses, according to police.
The thief was reportedly captured on video March 26 swiping a Fuji bike from the campus at 601 Brannan St.
On April 4, police said, a “very observant” security guard spotted the suspect and identified him as a student.
“The thief said he stole the bicycle for financial reasons, because his financial aid was going to be cancelled due to poor grades,” police at Southern Station said. Read More