The gun-toting thugs suspected of holding up two family-run pharmacies in San Francisco last week were hunting for oxycodone pills, a prescription drug that fetches top dollar on the streets, police said Thursday.
The Police Department has released video surveillance footage of the broad-daylight stickups, hoping the public will help identify the bandits. Images and video can be seen at www.sanfranciscopolice.org. Read More
The Thug Lords have been evicted.
A vicious street gang known as the Cambodian Crips was stripped of its headquarters, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Tuesday, as part of a settlement with the landlord of a reportedly bedbug-infested, crime-ridden Tenderloin apartment building. Read More
The crook had thighs of steal.
A thief accused of robbing a mother with two children of an iPhone on Powell Street last week apparently had trouble hiding the mobile device in his sagging pants, police said.
After catching the suspect after a brief foot chase, officers reportedly found the phone “clenched” between his thighs. Read More
The City has sued the landlord of a Tenderloin apartment building for allegedly forcing tenants to live in bedbug-ridden squalor with drug-dealing gang members keeping them “like prisoners in their own homes.” Read More
WHAT: The federal government has set the first nationwide strategy to combat abuse of oxycodone and related opioids. These highly addictive prescription painkillers kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined — topping 1.2 million emergency room overdose treatments in 2009. Read More
A pill-popping Redwood City mom who stole from a purse that was inside her child’s elementary school classroom is headed to prison and rehab. Lisa Marie Mathews, 33, was sentenced to a year in county jail and three years probation Wednesday for committing a series of thefts earlier this year to support a raging drug habit, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Read More