Police are investigating whether the same person committed two attempted bank robberies in the downtown area Friday.
The first robbery attempt was reported about 1:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Market Street, and the second happened about 20 minutes later in the 100 block of Pine Street. Read More
A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the Mission district Monday after he collided head-on with a police cruiser, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
The 22-year-old suspect was driving at a high rate of speed westbound on 19th Street about 12:48 a.m. when he struck the cruiser near Mission Street.
The officer was hospitalized but quickly released with injuries not considered life-threatening, Esparza said. Read More
Police arrested Ashley Dickstein, 26, of San Francisco, on Sunday after she reportedly set her hotel room on fire during a spat with her lover, spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A woman was zapped in the face with a stun gun during a “brazen” daytime attempted robbery at Haight and Divisadero streets Tuesday, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said Thursday. Read More
A suspected phony parking lot attendant is now parked in a real jail cell, police said Wednesday.
George Gerald Anderson, 50, of San Francisco, was arrested last weekend after reportedly claiming to be a parking lot attendant and charging a tourist to park in a lot at Bay and Kearny streets. It was not Anderson’s first run-in with the law, police said, or his first time impersonating a parking lot attendant. Read More
A man was shot in the leg in the Western Addition on Monday, police said.
The 19-year-old victim was in the 1300 block of Ellis Street when the shooting happened about 6:25 p.m. No suspects have been identified.
The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. Read More
A 66-year-old man was punched in the face and robbed of his food-stamp card in the Mission district Monday, police said.
The victim was sitting on a bench around 16th and Mission streets about 10:30 p.m. when a woman in her 30s tried to take his card from him, cops said. A struggle ensued and a man in his 30s jumped in and punched the victim in the face.
The heartless crooks fled with the victim’s food-stamp card. No arrests have been made. Read More
A man was arrested on suspicion of copper theft in South of Market on Saturday, police said Tuesday.
Michael David O’Keefe, 55, was apprehended about 5:30 a.m. after he was seen running from an open PG&E manhole in the 1600 block of Folsom Street, police said. He was reportedly found with high-voltage copper wires estimated to be worth about $90. Police also detained a second suspect. Read More
The woman doused with gasoline and set on fire by her angry boyfriend in the Bayview district Sunday afternoon remains in critical condition but is expected to survive, police said Monday. Police are still on the hunt for her boyfriend, Dexter Oliver, 22, who reportedly attacked 25-year-old mother of three Starr Lamare over a dispute about laundry. Read More
The City is throwing the book at an Occupy San Francisco protester accused of throwing bricks at fellow activists, the District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Jesse Nesbitt, 34, will be held to answer all felony charges he faces in connection with a protest in May in which members of Occupy took over a vacant Tenderloin building. Read More