A group of protesters seeking to paralyze BART achieved their goal Monday by holding open train doors, climbing atop a rail car and ultimately forcing police to shut down three stations during the height of the evening commute.
Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of photos from the protest. Read More
A 30-year-old man at a rowdy party plunged from the roof of a two-story building on Fell Street while celebrating the famous footrace Sunday.
He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Sgt. Michael Andraychak said the incident occurred around noon. The party was shut down immediately. Read More
The man accused of shooting a person in the face during a brutal mugging in the Bayview District pleaded not guilty on Friday to a host of charges, including attempted murder.
Police said Charles Sullivan, 57, was identified in a photo lineup by the mugging victim – even though the victim had been shot in the face. Read More
A 25-year-old bicyclist weaving through traffic on a fixed-gear bike with no brakes sent a 61-year-old woman to the hospital in critical condition after colliding with her last week in a Mission Terrace intersection.The incident highlights the danger of some fixed-gear bikes, commonly known as “fixies” because one gear is affixed to the rear wheel. Such bikes cannot coast, which means the pedals are constantly moving and can be used for braking. Read More
A man was shot in the face -- likely by an acquaintance -- in the Silver Terrace neighborhood early this morning and was able to describe the alleged shooter, despite the extreme wound, leading to an arrest.The 45-year-old man was walking near Third Street and Palou Avenue just before 2 a.m. when he turned the corner and encountered another man with a gun, said San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak. Read More
Two children were injured and four adults were hospitalized from being pepper sprayed at the Powell Street Muni station in San Francisco Saturday evening, a police spokesman said.Someone sprayed pepper spray for unknown reasons near turnstiles to the Powell Street Muni metro station at about 6 p.m., according to a police spokesman and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
A San Francisco man was stabbed on The Embarcadero Monday evening following a fight that broke out between two groups.The man, described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 20 years old, was stabbed three times in the legs around 4:45 p.m. near Pier 26, according to San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak.He was transported to a local hospital, with non-life threatening injuries, Andraychak said.The two groups have a prior history with one another. Read More
A San Francisco police officer shot someone in the Mission district’s Garfield Park after trying to detain the suspect for drinking in public, police said.
The officer and the suspect were both taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The officer was attempting to detain someone for drinking in the park at 26th Street and Treat Avenue at about 3:20 p.m., police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Getting San Francisco’s crime lab to speed up its DNA testing has had nearly enough twists and turns to make a double helix — but progress is finally being made, police say.
For months, the San Francisco Police Department has been outsourcing DNA testing work in an attempt to reduce their testing backlog.
But this was intended to be only a temporary solution: the department promised to hire three new DNA technicians, which would allow the crime lab to take back most or all of Read More
A 14-year-old East Bay boy was driving the car that smashed into a city utility pole early Friday morning, killing two teenage passengers and critically injuring a third, police said.The boy is facing two counts of vehicular manslaughter and another for being an unlicensed driver in a horrific accident near the Balboa Terrace neighborhood around 12:45 p.m., police Lt. Lynn Tomioka said. Read More