This time, the suspect wasn't called a suspect until he was arrested. But the last time a Yale student was killed near campus, James Van de Velde wasn't so fortunate.
From the start, he was the favorite candidate of Connecticut's New Haven police for the frenzied stabbing death of a young woman 11 years ago. Though the Yale lecturer was never charged and the case is still unsolved, the attention ruined his reputation, he says, and got him fired. Read More
Sexual assaults in The City increased 38 percent from last year, but police and community groups are quick to point out the boost could be due to better reporting.
Statistics released Monday at a Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee meeting show an increase in certain violent crimes. Read More
The slayings of three men during the weekend has put San Francisco on pace with last year’s murder toll.
The weekend killings bring The City’s 2008 homicide tally to 81. Last year, San Francisco had 82 killings at this time and eventually reached a decade high of 98 homicides.
On Sunday, officers in the Tenderloin were searching for an assailant who stabbed 59-year-old Ralph Ruiz to death during a 10:45 a.m. argument on Hyde Street. Read More
South San Francisco police are searching for two suspects who allegedly attempted to rob a pair of youths Friday night.
The suspects approached the victims about 8:10 p.m. in a parking lot on the 2500 block of Westborough Boulevard and demanded their cell phones and money, police said. Read More
Solano County prosecutors are not filing charges against a woman who allegedly drove the getaway car in the shooting death of a Fairfield City Council member.
Police had arrested Fairfield resident Nicole Stewart, 33, on suspicion of murder in connection with 22-year-old Matt Garcia’s death. Read More
A 25-year-old woman accused of driving away after fatally striking a pedestrian in a San Francisco crosswalk days before Christmas will spend no time behind bars.Novato resident Samantha Osborne pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of felony hit-and-run and one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Two other counts were dropped. Read More
The man suspected of killing a San Francisco father and two of his sons has been behind bars since June, but prosecutors say the investigation is still very active, with new search warrants served Wednesday. Read More