Police identified the man arrested Friday in relation to three Mission district sexual assaults as Frederick A. Dosier of San Francisco.
The 32-year-old faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, robbery, battery, kidnapping, rape and other charges.
Police arrested Dosier on Friday after an anonymous tip helped investigators link him to physical crime scene evidence.
The assaults occured June 17, Nov. 18 and Dec. 8. Read More
In recent years, the Police Department’s poor record on solving homicide cases was a municipal embarrassment, as was The City’s relatively high violent crime rate.But the announcement this week that the homicide total in 2011 remained steady, and that violent crime was down 6 percent, shows that some strategies are working. Read More
A man shot and killed himself Wednesday evening outside the Hall of Justice after brandishing a handgun at officers and saying, "This isn't for you."
Police responded about 5 p.m. to calls of a gun in the roadway at Harriet Street near Ahern Way, on the east side of police headquarters at the Hall of Justice, Sgt. Michael Andraychack said. Read More
The warning signs were there for more than a decade, disturbing indicators that Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was breaching boundaries with young boys — or maybe worse. Read More
In response to media reports detailing criticism of the San Francisco Police Department’s DNA lab, Police Chief Greg Suhr said he has invited the organization that re-accredited the lab in 2010 to again review the operation.
Recently released transcripts of a closed hearing between a San Francisco Superior Court judge and a former consultant to the District Attorney’s Office on DNA issues offered a critique of a lab employee who now supervises the lab. Read More
Three would-be pickpockets had their plans foiled by undercover cops on a 38-Geary Muni bus Monday.
The bust happened after an undercover officer noticed suspect Miguel Lucana acting suspiciously when he boarded the bus at Geary and Powell streets at 3 p.m., said Sgt. Michael Andraychak. Read More
Years in the making, a police substation along Sixth Street to help turn around the crime-plagued area is on schedule to open next summer if approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The Sixth Street substation is part of The City’s plan to revitalize the mid-Market Street area.
The substation is expected to open in June, around the same time the microblogging service Twitter plans to move into its new headquarters on Market and 10th str Read More
BART’s former police chief testified on Tuesday that Johannes Mehserle and four other police officers committed an “oversight” when they failed to submit a use-of-force memorandum or collect video footage following an incident with an Oakland man who is suing the transit agency. Read More
The riot-clad police officer who pepper sprayed a row of peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters at a California university last week is a retired U.S. Marine sergeant who has been honored for his police work on campus, but also has figured in a previous discrimination suit against the university. Read More
New York City bus and subway workers were spat upon by irate passengers 145 times so far this year — about 14 times a month, which is up from the 139 salivary assaults during 2010, according to transit statistics. NYC police have become so concerned that they are looking at using DNA to identify and prosecute transit expectorators. Boston is already doing this, and similar programs in England have led to successful prosecutions. Read More