It was a real open-and-shut case.
Police arrested a man suspected of multiple burglaries in Potrero Hill on Friday after he unknowingly opened and closed a garage door while police were investigating the scene, police said.
Police responded to the 400 block of Connecticut Street about 3:40 a.m. after a resident called 911 about an unknown man walking out of a neighbor’s garage.
When police arrived, the garage door was still open. During the course of their investigation, the garage door began to open and close seemingly on its own. Read More
A man who just said "no" to a couple of weed dealers was assaulted by them near Buena Vista Park on Friday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The 25-year-old victim was approached by the two pushy weed dealers at Haight Street and Buena Vista Avenue West about 11 p.m., police said. Read More
A man was robbed at knife-point Tuesday while he was trying to use a park bathroom, police said.
The 25-year-old victim was inside the restroom at Holly Park about 3 p.m. when two teenage male suspects entered and demanded the victim’s cash. One of the thugs grabbed the victim around his neck and held a knife to it, police said. The victim then turned over his cash. The suspects reportedly fled in a silver SUV driven by a man in his 20s. The car was later pulled over by police and that man was arrested. The teens were nowhere to be seen. Read More
These crooks were real cutpurses.
A man had his wallet literally cut from his pants during a robbery in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, police said. Read More
A man miraculously survived a shooting in the Mission district on Friday after the bullet grazed his cheek, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.The 27-year-old victim was walking in the area of 22nd and Bartlet streets at about 6:18 p.m. when he encountered an acquaintance, Shyy said. The two started arguing for unknown reasons, and the so-called acquaintance pulled out a gun and fired.Luckily, the bullet just grazed the San Francisco resident’s cheek and he proceeded to flee the scene, and hid somewhere along the 1000 block of Valencia Street, Shyy said. Read More
This thug stoned his victim.
A 61-year-old man was struck in the head with a rock in the South of Market area on Sunday, police said. The victim was arguing with the suspect, who was only described as a man in his 40s, in the area of Fifth and Bryant streets at about 9:10 p.m. when the argument escalated into a fight, police said. The suspect punched the victim several times before grabbing a rock and hitting the victim in the head, police said. The rock-wielding goon fled the scene on foot and no arrest has been made. Read More
A brazen thief spoiled Bike to Work day on Thursday for at least one cyclist when he took off with the victim’s bike while the victim was cheering on other riders at an energizer station, ABC 7 news reports. Read More
A man was stabbed in the torso in an attempted robbery in the Sunset district on Tuesday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.The victim was approached by two suspects near 25th Avenue and Ortega Street about 8:45 p.m. when one of them demanded the victim’s cash. Read More
A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault after he reportedly slammed a woman’s head into a parked car in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.Jesse Flores, a San Francisco resident, was reportedly hanging on the corner of Mason and Eddy streets at about 3 p.m. when he and the 48-year-old victim got into an argument. Read More
The family of Ernesto Xe Acosta, the man fatally shot earlier this year near the intersection of Hayes and Webster streets, is still hoping someone will come forward with information about the killing. And they would like to clarify an important detail about the Feb. 10 incident. Read More
A man’s early morning stroll through Duboce Park on Thursday with his dog, which was not on a leash, ended in a confrontation with a knife-wielding thug, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
About 1:30 a.m., the 38-year-old victim passed by a man who was standing by a bench, Shyy said. The man reportedly confronted the dog walker about his dog being off leash, saying he and the dog should get out of the park. Read More
Even crooks are trying to capitalize on this transit-first city.San Francisco resident Demitrius Ware, 35, was arrested on a Muni light rail vehicle Monday on suspicion of robbing two passengers on separate Muni lines, police Sgt. Dennis Toomer said.The first robbery occurred on a bus near Third Street and Evans Avenue at about 3:20 p.m., Toomer said. Ware allegedly grabbed a 20-year-old woman’s cellphone; when the victim resisted, he punched her in the face, before hopping onto Muni’s T-Third line, with the phone in hand. Read More
A 24-year-old woman was shot in the leg early Tuesday while sitting in a car in the Bayview neighborhood, police said.The woman was in the passenger seat of the car at the intersection of San Bruno Avenue and Dwight Street at about 1:10 a.m. when an unknown person approached the vehicle and opened fire, police said.The victim was hit in the leg and taken to the hospital where she was treated for a non life-threatening injury. Police have made no arrests in this incident.
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Three men were fleeced of more than their fare when they were robbed by a gypsy cab driver in the Oceanview neighborhood Sunday, police said.The three victims, who were described as men in their 20s, were waiting for a cab in the 100 block of Randolph Street at about 12:50 a.m. when a man in a white van drove up and asked if they needed a ride. Read More
Two men were forced to strip naked at gunpoint before being robbed and carjacked in the Mission district Sunday, police Officer Albie Esparza said.The two victims, men aged 34 to 40, were sitting in their car at Sycamore and San Carlos streets about 9 p.m. when two more men between the ages of 18 and 20 held them up at gunpoint. Read More