A loitering bank robber, a repentant drug addict and a lollipop-sucking burglar have made life easy on police.
Three bizarre busts in San Francisco since Saturday must have made for fun banter at local precincts. The latest arrest was made Tuesday at the Chase Bank at Market and Eighth streets. Read More
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Crooks say - and do - the darnedest things, as you can see in these recent robberies in San Francisco below.Kearny Street and Columbus Avenue12:06 a.m. WednesdayA woman detained by police for a robbery allegedly tried to dispose of three $20 bills in the gutter. The victim told police he gave the woman who robbed him three $20 bills. Read More
The trial of two men charged with beating two Mexican nationals last November outside a Tenderloin bar in an allegedly hate-motivated attack opened Monday with testimony from eyewitnesses.
Robert Allen, 39, and Justin Meskan, 29, are accused of assault and hate crimes in the Nov. 10 nighttime brawl outside the Nite Cap bar at O’Farrell and Hyde streets. One of the alleged victims was beaten to the point of unconsciousness. Read More
An 18-year-old man is expected to be arraigned today on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun into a Bayview district police officer’s car last month as the cop was leaving work.According to prosecutors, Officer Christopher Dunne was leaving Bayview Police Station in his personal vehicle at about midnight on Aug. 24 when he felt two gunshots hit the back of the vehicle. Dunne, who was off duty at the time, was not injured. Read More
A man convicted of murdering a woman in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood in 1984 was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
Dwight Culton, 62, was convicted of first-degree murder in San Francisco Superior Court on May 6, 2011, after a month and a half-long trial. Read More
Two Bay Area men were charged today with defrauding investors of nearly $8 million by claiming to offer extremely high returns as high as 6,300 percent.
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Jason G. Rivera, Jr. and Marc C. Harmon with violating U.S. securities laws and is seeking an order prohibiting them from future violations and a requirement that they return their ill-gotten gains and pay penalties, SEC officials said today. Read More
Three people were arrested at a recycling center in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood after buying stolen copper and other metals from undercover police officers early Saturday morning, police said Monday.
The sting took place around 6 a.m. Saturday at a recycling center near the intersection of 20th and Indiana streets. Read More
A male suspect is being treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting incident in San Francisco's Mission District on Monday evening, police said.
Officers responded to the shooting near 20th and Folsom streets at around 7:30 p.m.
Police said an initial investigation revealed that the male confronted a group of people at the Valencia Gardens housing project, pulled out a gun and fired shots at the group. Read More
The Alameda County coroner's bureau confirmed Monday evening that the body found in Niles Canyon Saturday morning is missing nursing student Michelle Le.
Hayward police said that although the body has been identified, forensic pathology examinations are ongoing to determine the exact manner and cause of death. Read More