Grieving loved ones are asking San Francisco to remember that a cold-blooded killer remains on the loose.
Nearly a year ago, Ronald Monzon was gunned down in the Mission district after a fight that reportedly did not involve him.
“The person responsible is free to do what they like, while we are left with memories and visits to Ronald’s grave site,” said Michell McKnight, the mother of Monzon’s teenage son. Read More
The parolee who was shot by an officer in the Mission district Thursday had apparently been planning to commit a gang-related killing that very night, police Chief Greg Suhr said Monday.
Known Norteño gangster Oliver Barcenas was shot by a plainclothes officer at 14th and Minna streets after he reportedly raised a TEC-9 gun at the cop. The nonfatal incident sparked two nights of protests in the Mission, including vandalism reportedly done by anarchists outraged at the SFPD. Read More
Ronald Monzon was born and raised in the Mission district. His family and loved ones, who will bury him today, want The City to know its most recent murder victim was one of their own. Read More
Secret recordings made by an alleged MS-13 gang member turned snitch can be used by state prosecutors at a hearing for two other alleged gang members accused of knifing a 14-year-old boy to death in 2008, a judge has ruled.
Defense attorneys in the case had sought to bar audiotape testimony recorded by Roberto “Bad Boy” Acosta, who became a federal informant against the local MS-13 20th Street clique in the Mission district in 2005. Read More
Ah, youth. An allegedly intoxicated 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday in Half Moon Bay after authorities said he challenged a sheriff’s deputy to fisticuffs and declared his allegiance to the local Norteño gang.Deputies were called to 40 Stone Pine Road at 11:45 p.m. after reports of several people standing outside, yelling and making noise, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More
A 50-year-old white man was driving a red car through the intersection of 19th and Mission streets a few years ago when he was attacked by bottle-hurling Sureño gang members. Read More
San Francisco police are being forced to turn to confidential informants -- as they work to arrest those responsible for the recent Mission district violence -- since there have not been any credible leads from the community.“All of our information is coming from informants, and absolutely nothing from the public,” Gang Task Force Lt. Jim Miller told command staff at a public meeting Wednesday detailing recent crime trends in various districts. Read More
Three suspected Norteño gang members were convicted in a Mission district robbery recently, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Tyree Johnson, 20, Vincent Rivera, 18, and Kevin Gonzalez, 26, were found guilty of committing robbery for the benefit of a criminal street gang. Rivera was found guilty of committing an assault with a deadly weapon and was also convicted of possessing crack cocaine for purposes of sale. Read More