A courageous cabbie likely breathed a sigh of relief when he grabbed a thief’s gun and realized it was only a toy in the Western Addition district Monday, police said.The suspects, described only as two men in their 50s, got into the cab and asked the 34-year-old driver to take them to O’Farrell and Biedeman streets. When they arrived around 9:40 p.m., one of the crooks pulled out what appeared to be a handgun while the other simulated a pistol, police said. Read More
Two people were shot while riding in a car in the Western Addition on Saturday at about 4 a.m.
Police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said the victims were two black men, ages 19 and 30, and they were transported from the shooting scene near the 1900 block of Geary Boulevard to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Read More
Charges are not being filed against two men arrested in connection with a shooting last Friday in which a stray bullet went into a San Francisco apartment and struck an 11-year-old girl, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office said Wednesday. Read More
Two arrests have been made Saturday in an accidental shooting of an 11-year-old girl, who suffered life-threatening injuries Friday night after being hit in the chest by a stray bullet in Western Addition.
Police Officer Albie Esparza said the suspects are 18- and 19-year-old men who were part of three individuals originally detained Friday night. Esparza declined to give names of the suspects or what charges they were arrested for. Read More
A cab driver was robbed at knifepoint in the Western Addition on Thursday, police said. The 70-year-old cabbie picked up the thief, described as a man in his 50s, and drove him to the intersection of Sutter and Baker streets around 1:50 a.m., police said. The passenger then pulled out a knife, put it to the cabbie’s throat, and demanded cash. The cab driver complied and the thug fled on foot, police said. No arrest has been firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
San Francisco hacks were hailed by armed hoodlums in two separate knifepoint robberies Wednesday, police said. The hack heists occurred in the Western Addition and Tenderloin neighborhoods, with one resulting from an argument over the fare, police said. Read More
A two-alarm fire that burned between two buildings in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood early this morning appears to have been accidental, a deputy fire chief said.The fire was reported at 12:58 a.m. between two residential buildings at 1127 Elm St. and 1580 Golden Gate Ave., Deputy Fire Chief Pat Gardner said. Elm Street is an alleyway between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Street. Read More
A man suffered two gunshot wounds in the Western Addition just past midnight Tuesday.San Francisco police say the victim, a 36-year-old man, will survive the attack in the 1200 block of Fillmore Street, between Eddy and Turk streets.No description was offered of possible suspects. The victim was uncooperative with cops, police email@example.com Read More
Urine trouble, lady!A woman was allegedly arrested Tuesday for kicking and urinating upon a brand new car that was parked directly in front of the police station at Turk and Fillmore streets.The owner was sitting in the car, talking on a cellphone at 10 p.m. when the deranged woman, a complete stranger, attempted to get in via the rear passenger door, police at Northern Station said. Read More
When Mayor Gavin Newsom started the Hope SF initiative in 2007, the goal was to transform eight of San Francisco’s grimiest public housing sites into vibrant, thriving communities with residents from all income levels.
Those were the best of times. Read More