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
An employee at a Western Addition restaurant was viciously beaten late Sunday after battling a half-dozen punks who tried to steal a tip jar, police said. The 23-year-old man was reportedly hospitalized following the brawl with six young teens. Read More
A squabble between two bumbling burglars over their stolen loot ultimately led to their arrests last week in South of Market, police said. Read More
As the saying goes, if you love something, set it free.
The story of Charlie the death row dog has become an international sensation ever since the young American Staffordshire terrier was condemned for attacking a U.S. Park Police horse in August. Many folks have come to the defense of Charlie — and his owner — because the Crissy Field incident was the first documented incident in which the dog behaved in such a way. Supporters are confident that their outrage is justified. 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 fate of Charlie — the American Staffordshire terrier on death row for attacking a police horse five months ago — has been extended until Jan. 11, when a U.S. District Court will take up the case.
Meanwhile, the City Attorney’s Office offered to have Charlie transferred to a rescue organization so long as his owner gives up custody.
Some of The City’s most vulnerable pedestrians will get a boost from increased traffic enforcement efforts next year.
Backed by a $140,000 federal grant, police motorcycle officers will increase their presence outside schools, senior centers and other at-risk sites starting in early 2013. Reducing vehicle speeds will be the main focus, although officers also will crack down on red-light running, stop-light violations and right-of-way infractions against pedestrians. Read More
Here is a breakdown of the worst San Francisco offenders to hit headlines in 2012.
Charges could be filed today in connection with the horrific collision at the Twin Peaks lookout Thursday night that knocked three pedestrians off the roadway and down a hillside, killing one of them. Read More