Carlos Guzmangarza, 49, the San Francisco man accused of posing as a doctor and performing a cheap liposuction, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges of practicing medicine without a license, assault, false impersonation, and identity and grand theft. Guzmangarza remains in custody on $750,000 bail, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Read More
This thief has certainly been preying.
A possibly deranged man who targets donation boxes inside North Beach churches might be responsible for setting fire to one Friday.
No one was injured in the fire, which destroyed a wooden donation box and a canvas bag that held an unknown amount of cash, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said. Read More
Ho, ho, no! Violent thugs and crooks did not take the holiday weekend off. Unit block of Higuera AvenueBetween 7 p.m. Friday and 3:30 a.m. SaturdayA 33-year-old man returned home and founds someone had been there — and it wasn’t Saint Nick! This unknown intruder didn’t leave gifts but instead stole a laptop that belonged to the victim’s roommate. His roommates were asleep and no one heard or saw the suspect. Fifth and Mission streets Read More
These crooks definitely made Santa’s naughty list after committing crimes just days before Christmas. 5200 block of Diamond Heights7 a.m. ThursdayOh holy not! A blasphemous thief stole cash from a church, cops said. Someone from the church told police that a thief broke into a locked tuition box and stole $100. Cops were given the suspect’s description but no arrest has been made. 300 block of Chenery Street5 a.m. Friday Read More
A woman was shot in the hand in East Palo Alto on Saturday morning, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting victim at 1700 Bay Road at about 10:10 a.m., according to East Palo Alto police.
Arriving officers found a 48-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in her left hand. She said she had been shot in East Palo Alto, but was unable to provide further details, police said. Read More
Crooks can no longer get cozy in this San Francisco neighborhood.
Residents fed up with rampant burglaries in Potrero Hill teamed up with police in a crackdown that led to three recent arrests of “career criminals” and a reduction in incidents.
Starting in October, the neighborhood surrounding McKinley Square was hit with more than 20 burglaries in less than six weeks, Bayview Police Station Capt. Paul Chignell said. Read More
A San Francisco man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to intentionally ramming a police vehicle with a stolen car in the city's Bayview District last Friday, an action that prompted an officer to fire his gun at him in response, prosecutors and police said.
Larry Simonton, 44, was arrested after an incident that began shortly after 9 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Revere Avenue, police said. Read More
Police arrested two suspects Monday in connection with the brutal stabbing of a woman during a bar fight in the Bayview last weekend, cops said Wednesday. Read More
Murder cases often fall apart when witnesses refuse to testify, many out of fear for their safety. The bravery of those who do come forward was highlighted in court Monday.
A former resident of Bayview’s Alice Griffith housing project nervously took the stand to describe an October 2009 conversation that she said she overheard outside her bathroom window between two men discussing their part in the robbery and fatal shooting of a Louisiana man. Read More
Two people were injured Sunday in a shooting, according to Oakland police.
Two people suffered non-life threatening injures in the incident, which occurred on the 2300 block of High Street around 1 p.m., according to police.
The shooting is at least the third to take place this weekend.
A 25-year-old man was shot and killed on the 2600 block of Fruitvale Avenue Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m., police said. Read More