Driving a stolen car through San Francisco is becoming more risky.
Some police patrol cars in The City are now equipped with cameras that constantly scan the license plates of vehicles in their range, police said.
“If a vehicle is wanted for any specific reason, the officers are immediately notified,” police said. Read More
The passenger of a car assaulted a jogger who complained the vehicle’s driver had cut him off at a city crosswalk Monday, police said.
The runner was in the crosswalk at Page and Laguna streets around 8:15 a.m. when he was cut off, police said, citing “many witnesses.”
The runner stopped, placed his hands on the driver’s window and asked, “Why did you do this?” police said. Read More
A homeless man laying claim to a Tenderloin alley forced another transient pay him for the right to stay there, police said.
The victim told cops he was robbed by the homeless man early Saturday morning in the Cedar Street alley near Larkin Street, police said.
The man who claimed the alley was his blocked the victim’s path, took money out of his pockets and said, “This is my alley and if you stay here you’re gonna get taxed,” police said. Read More
A 63-year-old man was stabbed and robbed while walking down a Mission district street Tuesday night, police said.
Three cowards ganged up on the man at 16th and Capp streets around 10:30 p.m., police said.
One of the punks grabbed him from behind. Another came up and punched him in the stomach. The third demanded the victim’s wallet, police said. Read More
Last weekend’s fatal shooting of a man by a San Francisco police officer prompted officials to call for cops to be armed with stun guns.
An unidentified man was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday after a confrontation that reportedly involved the man displaying a gun. Police had initially responded to a noise complaint at Sutter and Hyde streets in the Tenderloin around 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Read More
Two women ought to look into a shared-minutes plan.
An argument between the ferocious females over a phone came to blows Saturday around 4:45 p.m. on the unit block of Sears Street, police said.
One of the women cut the other with a knife. The stabbing victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The armed woman was arrested, police said. The two brawlers apparently knew each other, cops said. Read More
Here’s why you don’t give rides to strangers.
A 25-year-old man made a purchase at a smoke shop at Brussels and Dwight streets Saturday around 2:30 p.m. As he left the shop, two men in their 20s asked him for a ride – and he agreed, police said.
Bad move. At one point, one of the hooligans in the backseat pulled out a gun and robbed the driver, police said. Read More
Millions of dollars could be needed halfway through this fiscal year, according to city department heads who identified potential weaknesses in their budgets.
There’s a balanced $6.5 billion city and county budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, but the impact of the state budget — lawmakers have yet to finalize a spending plan for California — and other fiscal scenarios could soon spark budget talks among San Francisco officials. Read More
San Francisco police Chief George Gascón used angry phrases like “acts of negligence” and “we are going to hold people accountable” in his Friday news conference about the department’s lengthy “inability to see the signs” of a drug-testing scandal at its crime laboratory. Read More
A few changes have been instituted at the San Francisco Police Department’s media relations unit since police Chief George Gascón took over one year ago. The unit used to be called public affairs, for one.
But now more information is being released to the public when it comes to crimes, thanks to another Los Angeles import. Read More