Trunks on unmarked San Francisco police cars can no longer be opened from the inside following the recent theft of a semi-automatic rifle from one of the vehicles.
Police Chief Greg Suhr told the Police Commission last week that all the trunk releases have been disabled on unmarked vehicles since the March 2 burglary that temporarily robbed the department of an AR-15 assault rifle. Read More
The Police Department is investigating its policy of locking weapons in unattended vehicles after Saturday’s swiping of a semi-automatic rifle from an unmarked car.
Jovan Jones, the man arrested last weekend for allegedly breaking into a Telegraph Hill apartment and sexually assaulting a woman, will be arraigned this afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said. Read More
The man who fatally shot himself early Tuesday in front of police officers on Treasure Island had been the prime suspect in a brutal Thanksgiving Day armed robbery and a separate car theft in Benicia, police said. Read More
A 3½-hour standoff near Alamo Square on Sunday morning ended with two people taken into custody by officers, police said.
The ordeal began just before 7 a.m. when cops responded to reports of shots fired near the intersection of Eddy and Webster streets, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Casings were reportedly found there, but no suspect or victim was around. Read More
Larry Brinkin, the veteran gay-rights activist who brought the nation’s first domestic partnership lawsuit in 1982 and now faces child pornography charges, surrendered to police Thursday, authorities said.
Brinkin, 66, was first arrested June 22 on suspicion of possessing and distributing pictures of toddlers engaged in sex acts with men. At the time, however, the District Attorney’s Office said it needed to further investigate the claims before charges could be delivered. Read More
A trio of thugs earned about $1.65 apiece when they stabbed and robbed a man as he left a Tenderloin corner store Tuesday night, police said.
The chumps’ change heist occurred near Turk and Jones streets about 11:35 p.m., police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. A store clerk called police after a person came in saying someone had been stabbed outside, Andraychak said. Read More
Three pot-smoking teenagers endured quite a comedown on the tennis courts of a Pacific Heights park Tuesday after shotgun-“toking” robbers asked for a hit, police said. Read More
An Occupy SF camper squabbling over a blanket early Thursday allegedly tried to choke a fellow protester and whipped out a giant knife on another, police said.
James Montenez, 37, who has no local address, was booked for battery following the chilly 2:45 a.m. clash in Justin Herman Plaza.
A 25-year-old victim told a police sergeant near the camp that he tried to calm a heated spat between Montenez and another person. Another witness said the fight was over a blanket. Read More
Two drug-related police scandals inadvertently have helped The City prepare for an influx of inmates under the state’s recently implemented prison realignment plan.
The inmate population at San Francisco’s jails dropped sharply in early 2010 after the Police Department’s drug lab scandal came to light and again this year after allegations began surfacing about police misconduct during drug raids at residential hotels, Sheriff’s Department statistics show. Read More