Five suspected thugs were arrested shortly after a shooting near a San Francisco high school Sunday night that left a 22-year-old man critically wounded.
The unidentified victim walked into the emergency room of San Francisco General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg at about 7:50 p.m., Officer Albie Esparza said. He was rushed to surgery with life-threatening injuries, Esparza said, but as of Monday morning his condition was unknown. Read More
San Francisco police are investigating a homicide after finding a woman stabbed to death inside her home near 16th and Mission streets.
Officers responded to the home in the 2000 block of Mission Street on Friday on a report of a body. The Medical Examiner later found that the 59-year-old Yvonne Barillas had been stabbed.
Police were mum on details in a preliminary report Monday.
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Police are hunting for the cold-blooded gangbanger who fatally shot a promising student-athlete near his family’s Mission district home early Saturday.
Jacob Valdiviezo, a 19-year-old football player and sophomore at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., was shot multiple times, including once in the head, after the gunman asked if he was in a gang, according to police. Read More
Both mobile device manufacturers and service providers have given District Attorney George Gascón what he said are unsatisfactory answers on how to slow down the pace of thefts in San Francisco.
Gascón has been trying to persuade the telecommunications industry to implement technology that disables cellphones and tablets after they are reported stolen. He said the intention is to make devices such as iPhones, which were involved in half The City’s robberies last year, less attractive to thieves. Read More
A 16-year-old’s tooth was knocked out and his 78-year-old grandmother was robbed of her purse Thursday night after two teenage punks attacked them in the Mission district, police said.
The victims were reportedly walking on the sidewalk in the area of 24th and Capp streets at about 6 p.m. when the juveniles, described only as 16-year-old boys, began beating up the teenager.
While one of the thugs punched the boy “several times in the face and mouth,” the other struck him on the head, police said. Read More
A bullet grazed the face of a driver who was not the intended target of a drive-by shooting near the Lower Haight neighborhood early Friday, police said.
The 32-year-old man was reportedly stopped at a red light on Oak Street at Pierce Street at about 12:22 a.m. when the gunman drove up and opened fire on another vehicle that was also stopped at the light.
A bullet struck the driver who was targeted, a 22-year-old man, in the arm, and another “grazed the face” of the 32-year-old driver who was not involved, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
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San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who dropped his pants and exposed himself in front of a woman using a bank machine in San Carlos on Tuesday.
The woman said she using a bank machine in Wheeler Plaza, between the 600 blocks of both Laurel and Walnut streets, when the suspect exposed himself.
The perv then raised his pants and hopped into the passenger side of a silver sedan outfitted with a spoiler, deputies said. Read More
Swarms of blood-thirsty gang thugs were apparently prowling the Mid-Market and Tenderloin districts with knives Wednesday night, leaving police to investigate two separate stabbings within a 20-minute period.
The violence began at about 9:10 p.m. when a group of 15 males and females surrounded a 22-year-old man at the corner of O’Farrell and Jones streets. The victim told police the suspects asked about his gang affiliation, and then stabbed him in the arm and head with knives. The victim reportedly denied being a gang member. Read More
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Recent reports involving attacks against transgender people in the Mission district have community leaders searching for ways to protect the vulnerable group.
EL/LA, a Mission-based organization for transgender women, has heard of at least four major incidents since January, including a date rape and a vicious assault in front of a bar, office coordinator Susana Caceres said Wednesday. Read More
A former Aragon High School water polo coach who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a player collapsed onto the courtroom floor Wednesday after being sentenced to two years in prison.
Joshua Tatro, 25, of El Granada partly ruined his chances of receiving probation following a statement he reportedly made blaming the student for being equally responsible for the inappropriate relationship.
In January, Tatro pleaded guilty to charges of sexual penetration of a minor and sending pornographic material with the intent to seduce a minor. Read More
A 29-year-old man was beaten and robbed of his cellphone, wallet and bicycle as he waited for the bus near the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center on Geary Boulevard, police said. Read More
A drunken man was stabbed after bumping into another man in the Mission District Tuesday night, police said.
The 50-year-old victim was reportedly heavily intoxicated while walking in the 2800 block of Mission Street, near the 24th Street BART station, when he bumped into a 45-year-old man who was wearing a sun hat.
The two men got into an argument, and the victim ended up with a stab wound.
However, the victim “couldn’t recall” what the argument was about when police responded to the scene, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
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Police responding to a call about a dog bite in the Bayview district last weekend encountered something even worse: a human.
At 2:12 p.m. Sunday in the area of Underwood Avenue and Keith Street, a 55-year-old woman told cops, the most vicious dog in her neighborhood was actually her son’s friend, Terrell Wilson, 42, of San Francisco.
According to the woman, Wilson had his pit bull attack her after she rejected his sexual advances. Read More
A 12-year-old boy is facing charges after he was caught behind the wheel of a stolen car in the Bayview district last weekend, police said.At 2:44 p.m. Saturday, police said, officers responded to the area of Palou Avenue and Hawes Street on a report of a vehicle being driven by a 12-year-old.Sure enough, they reportedly found that vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Palou with the pre-teen behind the wheel.“The suspect admitted to driving the car around the block, but could not tell the officers who the vehicle belonged to,” police said. Read More