Chilling video released by the San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday showed 46-year-old Elia Cruz walking with her arm around a man just moments before she was stabbed to death in her Tenderloin apartment. Read More
A recent crackdown aimed at curtailing drug sales and violent crime around schools in San Francisco’s Bayview, Mission and Tenderloin neighborhoods netted 25 arrests, police said.
Over a two-week period that began Aug. 20, San Francisco police conducted seven “buy bust” operations in the three districts as part of “Operation Safe Schools.” Read More
A 50-year-old man is in life-threatening condition after being struck in the head, police said.
Police responded to a call about 1 p.m. Friday to check on a man who was lying unconscious near the entrance of a garage in the 1100 block of Ellis Street in the Tenderloin. When they arrived, the man was unconscious and covered in blood. His injuries were caused by blunt-force trauma, police said. No arrests were made as of Monday. Read More
A gay man who says he witnessed another man being beaten and taunted with anti-gay slurs in a Tenderloin liquor store became a victim himself after he called police.
Leo Volobrynskyy, 30, a San Francisco resident originally from Odessa, Ukraine, is now missing a tooth and has at least 14 stitches in his mouth after an incident at a liquor store near Geary and Larkin streets, he told The San Francisco Examiner on Sunday. His cellphone was also stolen during the incident. Read More
The Tenderloin’s well-documented poop problem is often blamed on a lack of public restrooms. But some of the very groups concerned about sidewalk droppings would rather have the perennial mess than more toilets attracting illicit drug use and prostitution. Read More
He didn’t have a prayer. A man accused of doggedly trying to seduce two nuns at a Tenderloin soup kitchen is facing two felony counts of stalking, prosecutors said.San Francisco parolee Dionn Taylor, 44, was held to answer Friday on charges that he creeped out the nuns with unholy catcalls during a three-day period in November.Taylor, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, is scheduled to be arraigned Valentine’s Day. Read More
Norwegian tourists were stabbed and robbed after beaming to three thugs about how they were enjoying their visit to San Francisco Tuesday morning, police said.The visitors, ages 22 and 27, were not seriously hurt after their bid to retrieve their stolen wallet turned into a knife attack at Larkin and Eddy streets around 2:20 a.m.The victims were returning to their Eddy Street hotel after leaving a nearby bar, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said. Read More
A spat between men in wheelchairs turned bloody in the Tenderloin on Wednesday when a knife became involved, police said.
A 54-year-old man suffered cuts to his ear and hand but was not seriously injured in the 800 block of O’Farrell Street around 2:10 p.m., police said.
The men were arguing when the knife-wielding suspect, a 53-year-old man, stabbed the victim. The victim fought back, disabling the suspect’s wheelchair and wrestling away the knife, police said. Read More
A man who was robbed twice in the Tenderloin district on Monday had offered an armed crook cash to retrieve his stolen backpack, police said.The back-to-back gunpoint robberies occurred in the unit block of Taylor Street around 5 p.m. An armed crook in his 40s grabbed the 20-year-old victim’s backpack. The victim followed the crook. The crook turned around, pointed a handgun at him, and said he was going to keep the backpack, police said Tuesday. Read More
Any outsider who wanders into today’s Tenderloin neighborhood without having specific business there would presumably be arriving by accident. The neighborhood between upscale Union Square and Nob Hill is a gritty, downtrodden home to an uneasy mixture of about 29,000 working-poor residents — mostly immigrant families — coexisting with transient drug dealers, addicts and prostitutes, plus a sprinkling of struggling artists. Read More