Cops are scratching their heads about a driver who allegedly struck a cyclist in the Western Addition and fled — even though the accident was not her fault.The driver even got out of her car to help the cyclist after Wednesday’s accident at the intersection of Fillmore and McAllister streets around 5:50 p.m.She fled before cops or an ambulance arrived, police at Northern Station said.It was not immediately clear whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. Read More
A month after District Attorney George Gascón said there had been a rise in white supremacist activity in San Francisco, prosecutors are weighing filing hate-crime charges in a second alleged skinhead attack.The case involves the knifing of a homeless black man in the Western Addition last July 25. Prosecutors say the 56-year-old man asked a white man for change near Fillmore and O’Farrell streets. Read More
A soda thief was popped by a cop in a fizzled heist Sunday, police said.The 63-year-old South of Market man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a soda and tip jar in a business in the 300 block of Divisadero Street around noon.The clerk chased down the thief and recovered the tip cash, police at Park Station said. Then a cop on foot patrol detained the suspect at Scott and Haight streets.He was charged with burglary and petty theft, police said. Read More
The latest U.S. census data confirms much of what we knew about already San Francisco. That white hipsters are displacing Hispanics in the Mission. That Asians are now as common as blacks in the Bayview. And that the population in the South of Market area has exploded. Read More
A SWAT team stormed a home in the Western Addition on Friday and rescued a woman who had been kidnapped at gunpoint, police said.The woman’s estranged husband kidnapped her at her home on Addison Street, then drove her to his residence in the 1100 block of Scott Street. Cops spotted his car parked near the residence. No one answered when they knocked on his door, police said. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee will head to a parking lot two blocks from City Hall Monday morning for the groundbreaking of a new housing project for low-income and homeless seniors, according to the mayor’s office.Lee will join community members at 11 a.m. for a ceremony to break ground on the planned Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community at 701 Golden Gate Ave. Read More
The shooting of a 9-year-old boy in the stomach in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood on Saturday has been determined to be accidental, although details of the event are still unclear, a police spokesman said. The shooting was reported around noon Saturday in the 1100 block of Turk Street, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
With at least eight homicides in the first 24 days of the New Year, questions are being raised if The City is doing enough to counter what could be a rising tide of violence. Read More
A 9-year-old boy was shot in the stomach in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood today, a police spokesman said.
The shooting was reported around noon in the 1100 block of Turk Street, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said.
Officers arrived to find the 9-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen, Esparza said. Read More
An allegedly violent shoplifter took San Francisco cops on a wild chase Wednesday — on his bicycle, police said.The 38-year-old Western Addition man stole six bottles of liquor from the Albertson’s grocery store in the North of the Panhandle neighborhood, police said. Cops saw a clerk chasing the thief around 9 a.m. Read More