Unless you want to experience the pandemonium of a devastating terrorist attack, you might want to steer clear of downtown San Francisco on Aug. 16.
In coordinating a simulated nuclear explosion in The City that Saturday morning, the Fire Department is warning residents that parts of downtown will swarm with helicopters, police patrols and FBI agents in ways that will make action-movie directors envious. Read More
Thefts of catalytic converters continue to plague San Francisco and the Peninsula, local law enforcement authorities said, as the global demand for metals rise.
Thieves have been targeting catalytic converters — which attach to exhaust pipes in automobiles to lower emissions — because of the bountiful amounts of platinum present in the devices, according to a recent report issued by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More
The second homicide in four days, and the 60th of the year, struck Sunday morning when a man was discovered shot in the Bayview district.
An early-morning passer-by found 39-year-old Warren Foster Jr. bleeding in a driveway on Paul Avenue in the Bayview district around 6:20 a.m. Sunday. He suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. Police are investigating whether a second, nonfatal shooting was related. Read More
Within a 24-hour period, San Francisco police officers seized seven guns and seven suspects in four separate incidents. Four of the suspects were youths.
The first incident occurred at 8:49 p.m. July 29 during a traffic stop at Vicente Street and 36th Avenue. During the stop, officers located a loaded assault weapon in the trunk. The driver was 17. Read More
Mourners gathered on the corner of a quiet residential block in the Excelsior district Thursday afternoon to grieve the death of a 14-year-old Mission High School sophomore who was fatally stabbed there in the dark hours of morning. Read More
A team of burglars may be working together to knock on doors of homes, ambush empty houses and grab every valuable item they can find, Peninsula police are warning.
Foster City police are working with local authorities to locate the burglar “associates” believed to be responsible for six to eight home break-ins during the last several months in Foster City alone, said Capt. Matt Martell. Read More
San Francisco will establish a pilot program that will require graffiti offenders to clean up graffiti — even if they settle their case out of court — under a new state law. Read More
San Francisco police busted up a marijuana-growing operation on Moraga Street earlier this month, after a routine traffic stop revealed that the driver’s home was a center for illegal drug activity. Read More