Crafty crooks posing as construction workers locked a 56-year-old Glen Park woman out of her own home Tuesday during a coordinated burglary, according to police.
About 10:50 a.m., the woman reportedly called police saying a man toting a handheld radio had knocked on her door in the 100 block of Charles Street, a residential area just west of San Jose Avenue.
“He looked like a construction worker,” police Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
A determined driver who unsuccessfully attempted to stop his car from being towed when it was already hooked up to a tow truck ended
up being arrested on vandalism charges.
A Department of Parking and Traffic employee was called to Natick Street, a narrow street just north of the Glen Park BART station, around 9 p.m. Nov. 18 on a report that the Audi was blocking traffic. The employee cited the vehicle and summoned a tow truck. Read More
This firebug was quite the “news”-ance.
A man tried to set a Glen Park business on fire early Tuesday morning by stuffing newspapers into the business’s mail slot in the 2900 block of Diamond Street about 3 a.m. before setting them ablaze, police said.
No serious loss or damage to the business was reported. Read More
Evoking the firestorm that devoured San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, a state regulator suggested Thursday that replacement of old cast-iron natural gas lines is being halted by city street-paving guidelines, leaving 43 miles of dangerously unsafe pipes underground. Read More
Jane and James Dubuque would love to drive to a local restaurant for a meal every now and then, but the prospect is just too frightening for the retired Glen Park couple.
Their reluctance isn’t related to some anxiety disorder or aversion to overpriced cuisines. It’s because they’re convinced that if they leave their neighborhood, they’ll never find another nearby parking spot. Read More
Police are asking BART riders who have had cellphones stolen recently to come forward after two boys, ages 14 and 17, were arrested July 18 on robbery charges.
The teens allegedly grabbed an iPhone from a BART passenger at the Balboa Park station and fled. The victim and two other people gave chase, but one of the helpers was pepper-sprayed by one of the youths, police said. However, with the help of a third person, San Francisco police officers were able to catch the teens. Read More
A 53-year-old woman was brutally attacked and robbed by two goons in Glen Park on Tuesday, cops said. The victim was walking in the 100 block of Brompton Avenue around 9:45 p.m. when she was tackled by two goons, described by police as men in their 20s. One of the thugs punched her in the face and took her purse, wallet, keys, cellphone and cash, police said. The hoodlums fled in a red four-door vehicle. Read More
A 71-year-old woman was robbed of a pendant from her necklace in Mission Terrace, one of four separate robberies by force Monday, cops said. There have been no arrests. The woman was accosted by a 25-year-old man in the 4600 block of Mission Street around 2:15 p.m., police said. The suspect grabbed the victim’s necklace, ripped the pendant off and fled. The woman was treated at the scene for her injuries, which were not life threatening. Read More
Fans of San Francisco’s Glen Park farmers market are in luck — organizers have extended the neighborhood market’s season through November.The farmers market, which debuted in the Glen Park BART parking lot May 15, was scheduled to end its season Oct. 16 but will now stay open through Nov. 20 because of its popularity, manager Nate Jordan said. Read More
Nothing sweet about these candy fiends. Police say two young thugs assaulted a store clerk in Glen Park after becoming enraged at the cost of candy Wednesday night.The battery occurred at a store in the 600 block of Chenery Street around 10:20 p.m. Read More