A suspicious package that prompted the partial evacuation of the federal courthouse at Seventh and Mission streets in San Francisco late this morning was deemed harmless this afternoon, police said.The package was reported at about 11:30 a.m. in a basement mailroom where incoming packages are X-rayed, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A vehicle collision involving a motorcycle at the corner of Second and Folsom streets Saturday morning ended with two patients being transported to San Francisco General Hospital’s trauma center.
A Fire Department dispatcher said emergency workers arrived on the scene within three minutes of the 10:44 a.m. collision, and that no further details are available on the nature of the accident. Read More
A police lieutenant working in the Haight-Ashbury area said The City’s new sit-lie law has been ineffective, though the claim was disputed by a neighborhood group.
Speaking at the Police Department’s public CompStat meeting, Park station Lt. Belinda Kerr said that despite “a prolific amount” of citations and warnings, “I haven’t seen that it’s done a whole lot.” In addition, she said, police have been seeking stay-away orders for multiple offenders. Read More
A motorcyclist was killed early this morning in a crash in San Francisco's Sunset District, police said.A man in his early 20s was riding a motorcycle east on Judah Street at about 1:40 a.m., when he struck a center median at 39th Avenue and flipped over, San Francisco police spokesman Albie Esparza said.The victim slid under a parked car and was pronounced dead by fire department paramedics who responded to the crash, Esparza said. Read More
A man shot in the neck in San Francisco's Bayview District was hospitalized early this morning, police said. Officers responded to reports of a shooting near the intersection of Third Street and Palou Avenue at about 12:30 a.m., police said. The victim was sitting in his car when three suspects approached the vehicle, police said. One of the suspects showed the man a gun and demanded his laptop, which was inside the car, according to police. Read More
The pressure is on The City’s police and firefighters unions to again defer already approved raises in order to help close San Francisco’s budget deficit.
On Wednesday, the heads of the two public safety unions — Gary Delagnes for police and Tom O’Connor for fire — met with Mayor Ed Lee’s chief of staff to discuss the givebacks. The request from the Mayor’s Office comes as The City faces a projected $283 million budget deficit. Read More
Updated May 16, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.: SFPD has identified the arrestee as Tracy Luong, 22, of San Jose. Luong was booked into San Francisco County Jail on the charge of aggravated assault on a bystander. Read More
A man who says he was beat up by a San Francisco police officer may have the grisly details of his story backed up in surveillance footage from The City’s own crime cameras.
A federal court order has prompted The City to release footage from the night Kevin Woodson said a police officer repeatedly struck him with a billy club, fracturing his wrist and knee, sending him to the hospital and costing him a recently attained job as a janitor. Read More
A San Francisco family is reaching out to the public for help finding their mentally challenged teen who was separated from her friend this morning at the finish line of the Bay to Breakers race and has not been heard from since.
Olivia Ostergard was last seen between 47th Avenue and Lincoln Way, her mother, Jennifer Ostergard, said. Read More
A 30-year-old man at a rowdy party plunged from the roof of a two-story building on Fell Street while celebrating the famous footrace Sunday.
He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Sgt. Michael Andraychak said the incident occurred around noon. The party was shut down immediately. Read More