San Francisco police said they arrested two youths and recovered 21 stolen bicycles from an Ingleside district home Tuesday after responding to a Craigslist advertisement.Police at the Mission Station announced the recovery via Twitter on Wednesday, offering a link with pictures of the stolen bicycles in the hope that their owners will reclaim them. Read More
Oakland police are urging Craigslist users trying to buy or sell merchandise to use caution after a string of armed robberies originating on the popular website.
Police said that robbers would either create a Craigslist posting advertising the sale of merchandise or respond to users selling merchandise and rob the victim when they arrived to complete the transaction. Read More
Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, said Wednesday he plans to “boldly go where no nerd has gone before” in the world of philanthropy — despite news that a foundation he started is closing. Read More
IPods, iPhones, Xboxes and other electronics are most likely to pop up on holiday shopping lists, but there’s another hot item that may surprise some shoppers this December: 49ers tickets. Read More
The woman accused of swindling would-be renters in San Francisco out of money in a Craigslist scam will have a new place to reside: state prison.
Rachael Marie Smith was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison for taking money from 18 renters she found on Craigslist, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Read More
A man accused of stealing money from an elderly woman by posing as a licensed contractor pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court Thursday, according to the district attorney's office.Brian Scott Seefeldt, 47, allegedly responded to a Craigslist ad placed by the 68-year-old victim who sought help with home repairs. Read More
This isn’t the type of pop-up store Home Depot likely has in mind.
Authorities are probing a large-scale theft ring after a recent police sting at a Daly City house uncovered heaps of merchandise stolen from Home Depot.
The big-box chain already had been investigating thefts from its stores, many in the Sacramento area. It found some items on Craigslist “at substantially reduced prices,” according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Read More
The attorney for a San Francisco lawyer accused of sexually assaulting women who responded to his ads for rough sex dropped a bombshell in court Wednesday: a videotape of one accuser that he says contradicts her claims the sex was nonconsensual. Read More
Apple is well-known for setting technology trends, but it appears the company is blazing trails in an area it probably wants to avoid: leaving iPhone prototypes in Bay Area bars. Read More
The slippery Craigslist scammer who bilked $110,000 dollars from 18 would-be apartment renters in San Francisco admitted to the allegations in court Monday after turning herself into authorities about two weeks ago, according to prosecutors. Read More