They fit the suspect descriptions like a glove.
A man and woman wore latex gloves while allegedly robbing a cabdriver in the unincorporated community of Broadmoor last month, but the handwear reportedly had the opposite effect of covering their tracks. Read More
Muni vandalism is where this man draws the line.
After witnessing someone spraying graffiti on a Muni shelter early in the morning last week, a citizen took the time to lead officers to the vandal, police said.
The man was reportedly driving along Mission Street near Russia Avenue at about 3:20 a.m. on April 29 when he witnessed the vandalism. Read More
A prominent San Francisco tax attorney has been charged with failing to report more than $1.3 million in earnings to the Internal Revenue Service.
James P. Kleier of San Francisco, who has lectured at universities and was the chairman of local and national bar associations for his tax expertise, faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for failing to pay his taxes from 2008 to 2010, according to Northern California-based U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. Read More
After initial reports that work might not be done until the end of this year, crews have now started adding a bike lane to a stretch of Oak Street as part of a project approved last October.
On Thursday, workers began adjusting traffic lanes on Oak Street to allow for the creation of a bike lane on a three-block stretch between Scott and Baker streets, according to Paul Rose, a spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the project coordinator. Read More
Stockbroker Steve Schillinger had worked at San Francisco’s Pacific Exchange for more than two decades when officials there discovered that he was taking illegal sports bets from other brokers and fired him. The year was 1996. Read More
Singapore, a prosperous outpost in the sweltering heart of Southeast Asia, is growing up.
For years, this tiny island off the southern tip of Malaysia has been something of an anomaly for travelers. Westerners typically view it as a “safe” introduction to the region. Streets are spotless, crime is low, English is a second language and the street-food scene is humming. Read More
A San Francisco woman who was reported missing in February was found dead in Pacifica last weekend, San Bruno police said Friday.
Cecilia Zamora, 36, was reported missing to San Francisco police on Feb. 15. Relatives said she was possibly heading to her cousin's home in San Bruno after she had last been seen at a home in the 300 block of Colby Street in San Francisco on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
She was last heard from on Feb. 12. Read More
A man was struck in the head with a metal pipe because he refused to buy the attacker booze at Eighth and Market streets early Friday, police said.
The thirsty thug became insanely jealous that the 47-year-old victim was drinking alcohol at the intersection about 1 a.m. The 50-year-old asked the victim to give him money for booze but was rejected, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said.
In response, Toomer said, “the suspect hit him in the head with a metal pipe twice.” Read More
A Tenderloin man was beaten with exercise weights and a kitchen table leg, and also bitten and strangled, after asking a 27-year-old woman who was high on meth and booze to leave his apartment Thursday, police said.
Officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Eddy Street at about 7:30 a.m. and found the 37-year-old victim with lacerations, a bite wound and bruising on his neck, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. Read More
Lawrence Hoffman was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for beating 70-year-old Joe Cosentino to death with a mallet in the Burlingame apartment they shared on Dec. 5, 2011.
A San Mateo County jury found Hoffman guilty after less than two days of deliberations. Hoffman, 65, faces 26 years to life in prison when he is sentenced July 12. Read More