A woman was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning and left standing barefoot on a sidewalk, police said.
The 44-year-old woman was walking in the first block of Pearl Street near Hayes Valley when two men approached with a gun and forced her to hand over her cellphone, wallet and shoes, police said. The two then fled, and no arrests had been made as of Wednesday. Read More
The prime suspect in a July 30 broad-daylight shooting that killed two known gang members in Visitacion Valley — contributing to a deadly summer in the neighborhood — was charged with murder Wednesday. Read More
San Francisco police officers could not call one another on cellphones and were barely able to send text messages while patrolling the 49ers’ two recent playoff games at Candlestick Park, police Chief Greg Suhr said.
The communication breakdown during the NFC Championship Game shows just how challenging it could be for first responders to communicate with one another if there was a catastrophic event such as a major earthquake. Read More
Police identified the man arrested Friday in relation to three Mission district sexual assaults as Frederick A. Dosier of San Francisco.
The 32-year-old faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, robbery, battery, kidnapping, rape and other charges.
Police arrested Dosier on Friday after an anonymous tip helped investigators link him to physical crime scene evidence.
The assaults occured June 17, Nov. 18 and Dec. 8. Read More
Police arrested a 32-year-old San Francisco man Friday in connection with two sexual assaults in the Mission district.
With the help of a tip from the department's anonymous tip line, investigators from Special Victim's Unit were able to identify the suspect and link him to physical evidence found at the scene of the assaults, police said. Read More
Seven people were transported to hospitals for treatment of injuries following a fire at Ellis and Jones streets, according to a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher.
The fire was reported at 5:20 p.m. on the 300 block of Ellis Street and is now contained. Further information on those injured was not available, the dispatcher said.
San Francisco police said 200 people were displaced.
The woman struck and killed by a Muni bus Friday has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Emily Dunn, 23, of San Francisco was in a crosswalk at the intersection of 18th and Hartford streets, near Castro Street, at 2:30 p.m. when a bus that was making a left turn struck her, according to police Sgt. Michael Andraychak. Read More
A deal Mayor Ed Lee struck weeks before announcing his run for a full term would shield police and firefighters from Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s pension-reform measure, The San Francisco Examiner has learned.
A provision delaying implementation of the proposed Adachi measure is contained within a broader agreement Lee negotiated last month with police and fire unions to postpone scheduled pay raises to help balance a budget deficit. Read More
Police crisis negotiators were out in force at a Mission district residence Saturday in search of a potentially armed suspect who had allegedly pointed a gun at his sister during a brouhaha at another nearby home. What police found ultimately turned out to be a BB gun. Read More
They may be brawling on the field, but players with the Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies are playing for the same team when it comes to seeing the recovery of 9-year-old Pennsylvanian Ryan White, who was in critical condition after being struck by an allegedly drunk driver on Mission Street following Thursday night’s game. Read More