An unruly gang of hooligans attacked and robbed a 25-year-old man of a handgun in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, police said. The man was walking in the area of Turk and Taylor streets around midnight when the six men in their late 20s and early 30s attacked him, cops said. One of the criminals pulled the victim’s shirt over his head and took him to the ground, police said. The thugs went through his pocket and came away with a handgun, cops said. Read More
San Francisco jurors deliberated for little more than two days before convicting an Oakland man Monday of first-degree murder for the 2003 slaying of a Tenderloin man.
Joevon Bowen now faces 25 years to life in prison for the Feb. 19, 2003, fatal shooting of 26-year-old Armando Arce during an attempted robbery at about 3:30 a.m. near Willow Alley and Polk Street. Read More
The pizza box robber has been delivered to jail, police said.Lawrence Swick, 29, of San Francisco, is accused of robbing a Cow Hollow neighborhood bank while holding a pizza box on Monday around 4:30 p.m. He allegedly passed a note demanding cash to a teller at the Comerica Bank at 2001 Union St. He had her fill his pizza box with cash, police said Wednesday. Read More
The city official who made an ill-considered bribery joke about Sicilians publicly last month apologized again Thursday for suggesting that a storeowner applying to sell alcohol in the Tenderloin “just sell drugs or something.”
After saying he knew the remark would come back to haunt him, Planning Commissioner Hisashi “Bill” Sugaya said he was “very, very sorry” before public comment at the group’s regular meeting. Read More
San Francisco police today identified the man suspected of opening fire inside a Tenderloin coffee shop and killing a man as 29-year-old Jodie Daniels. The shooting took place at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday inside Jebena Coffee and Tea Co. at 990 Polk St. Read More
A 57-year-old woman was robbed while sitting in her car in the Tenderloin on Tuesday.The thug claimed to have a gun, but never showed it during the afternoon heist near Leavenworth Street and Golden Gate Avenue, an intersection known for rampant drug-dealing, police said. Read More
A 24-year-old man was stabbed with either a screwdriver or a knife early Thursday morning during an argument in the Tenderloin.Cops responded to the unit block of Taylor Street around 1 a.m. and found the man with a puncture wound in his abdomen. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. The injury was not life-threatening, police said.A 26-year-old suspect is in custody. A weapon was not recovered, police said. Read More
A bullet grazed a man’s head Tuesday in the drug-addled Tenderloin district, where at least three shootings have occurred since Saturday.Two people were shot dead in the neighborhood over the weekend. That almost happened again to a 29-year-old man at Turk and Larkin streets around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Read More
The first three homicides in San Francisco this year all occurred within a seven-block radius of a known trouble spot in the Tenderloin.
Community members, however, are quick to defend the neighborhood where the new year got off to a violent start. Read More
The new year got off to a deadly start in San Francisco.There were three homicides, all in the Tenderloin, during the first two days of 2011, authorities said.Larry Lacy, 20, was shot dead while sitting on the sidewalk at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, police said. Read More