A driver accused of smoking crack while fleeing police in East Palo Alto before crashing into and killing a 50-year-old motorcyclist has been held to answer charges he faces, prosecutors said.
Eric Banford, 47, appeared in court Tuesday to face multiple felony charges, including murder, in the Sept. 28 crash that killed 50-year-old Danny Dixon. Read More
Shoplifters, burglars and crack smokers. San Francisco has it all in your weekly crime recap. Third Street and Williams Avenue9:35 a.m. Tuesday Read More
A drug bust turns up crack cocaine hidden in a crock pot. A woman chases down a kid spray painting her home in her car. And a stubborn double parker gets his passenger sent back to the colds of Minnesota on a felony warrant – just a few unusual items from this past week, courtesy of San Francisco police. Read More
New details about an East Palo Alto man’s fatal car chase with cops last week revealed the suspect allegedly lit up a crack pipe at high speeds and ignored his passengers’ pleas to stop the vehicle.
Eric Anthony Banford, 46, is facing a murder charge after 50-year-old motorcyclist Danny Dixon, also of East Palo Alto, was killed Wednesday. Read More
WHAT: Almost two decades after the U.S. emerged from the worst of its own crack epidemic, Brazilian authorities are watching the inexpensive drug spread across 98 percent of the counties in this nation of 190 million people. Read More
WHAT: Crack cocaine pipes are allegedly on sale at neighborhood stores throughout the Detroit area, most commonly at dollar stores, gas stations and liquor stores.HOW: The little $5 glass pipes are either kept under the counter, or they are in plain view disguised as ballpoint pens or mini vases.WHAT’S BEING DONE: If caught, store owners are given a ticket and found guilty, which does little to discourage them from selling the lucrative product line. Read More
Nine alleged drug dealers have been indicted by a federal grand jury after an almost yearlong undercover operation targeting the Tenderloin narcotics market.
Dubbed "Operation Deep Water," the busts occurred between December 2009 and August 2010, around the same time that San Francisco Police under then-Chief George Gascón conducted their own crackdown on drug dealing in the area. Read More
A 65-year-old San Francisco man was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday for fatally stabbing another man in the Tenderloin in 2008, allegedly because the victim had sold him $10 worth of fake crack.
The San Francisco Superior Court jury acquitted Leroy Brown of murder and voluntary manslaughter for the Oct. 1, 2008, killing of 43-year-old Eric Robinson, settling on the lowest charge and baffling both the prosecution and the defense. Read More