A man police say is one of The City’s most violent village drunks will be let out of jail next month.
Arturo Pleitez, 50, is serving a 75-day sentence for kicking a cop during a drunken rampage in front of the Attic bar in the Mission district on Dec. 6. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery on an officer, prosecutors said. Read More
A 20-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting in San Francisco's Mission Dolores neighborhood on Friday night, a police spokesman said today.
The shooting was reported at 10:58 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 20th and Dolores streets, San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.
The victim was standing on a corner of the intersection when a suspect approached and shot him multiple times before fleeing on foot, Dangerfield said. Read More
Just days after police shot their second mentally ill man in as many weeks, a small contingent of San Francisco officers will fly to Memphis, Tenn. to study that city’s method of training law enforcement to handle people with mental health issues. Read More
San Francisco police are investigating a frightening drive-by shooting in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood Thursday evening that left a 22-year-old woman’s car riddled with bullets.Police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said the woman, a city resident, was driving north on Ingalls Street near George Court at about 6:50 p.m. when someone inside a gold sedan driving in the opposite direction opened fire. Read More
On any given day, a brigade of RVs, campers and other large trailers park along the streets surrounding lower Great Highway as their owners sleep inside.
Residents in the Outer Sunset district say the campers are overstaying their welcome by conducting illegal activity and leaving behind trash — and even raw sewage — that permanent residents are forced to deal with. Read More
A spat between neighbors led to a stabbing in the Marina district Wednesday night, police said.A 38-year-old man suffered a laceration to his right arm after the dispute in the 2500 block of Lombard Street, police said.The injury was not life threatening. Cops called to the scene around 9:40 p.m. arrested a 57-year-old man. The investigation is ongoing, police firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
A woman assaulted a manager at a San Francisco Safeway on Tuesday after he tried to escort her out for bringing her dog in the store, police said.The woman “was belligerent,” striking the manager multiple times before security got her in handcuffs in the store at 4900 Mission St., police said. Read More
One man is in jail Wednesday night after he was caught trying to break into a car near Sansome and Sacramento streets.
According to police, a passerby noticed a black male in his 50s checking out cars in Financial District. When he smashed a window to grab something out of a vehicle – often referred to as an “auto boost” – the onlooker called 911.
Police responded to the area and chased down the suspect, according to police officials. The man is now in custody. Read More
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón announced that crime in The City was down 8 percent in 2010 from 2009, and violent crime dropped 4 percent.
There were 50 homicides last year, up from 45 in 2009, yet still the second-lowest total since the 1960s. Among big cities, San Francisco had the fewest homicides per capita at 0.059 compared to New York City (0.063) and Los Angeles (0.074). Read More
Video of police shooting a man who was sitting in a wheelchair was released Tuesday night after Chief George Gascón answered questions about the second officer-involved shooting in as many weeks. Read More