Larry Brinkin, the iconic San Francisco gay activist who brought the nation’s first domestic partnership lawsuit in 1982, was arrested Friday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography, police said.
Police remained tight-lipped about the allegations Monday, only confirming that the 66-year-old was booked at County Jail. He posted bail Saturday, jail officials said. Read More
Tripping during the Zazzle Bay to Breakers not only kept a man from reaching the finish line, but it landed him in jail.Daniel Frank, 21, of Santa Clara is facing serious charges after allegedly taking a hard drug, possibly LSD, during the zany 12-kilometer footrace. Police said he went wacko along the racecourse, ripping out a woman’s hair, attacking other participants and tearing off a police officer’s badge while resisting arrest Sunday in Golden Gate Park. Read More
A member of the Occupy protest movement, which is trying to re-establish itself in front of the Federal Reserve Bank, was stabbed in the chest after a dispute over stolen items Sunday, police and witnesses said.A demonstrator at 101 Market St. drove the victim, 28-year-old Brian “Boston” Reid, pictured at right, to San Francisco General Hospital after the stabbing happened about 10:40 p.m., witnesses said. Reid is expected to survive. Read More
Pedestrian rights activists are calling for criminal charges against a shuttle bus driver who ran over a man in a crosswalk in the Tenderloin last week. But prosecutors say that California law typically only supports criminal charges when the crash results in death.Surveillance footage captured the tragic collision at Eddy and Leavenworth streets at about 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 14. Read More
A San Francisco man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the nose with a fork and biting him during a brawl about the noise level on a Muni bus, police said.Cops responded to the zany bus altercation at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Bay Street around 2:30 a.m.Both men were drunk, police said. The victim, a 45-year-old man, told the suspect, 46, to be quiet after he started “screaming and yelling” on the bus, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
UPDATE - 10:38 a.m. January 4, 2012: A San Francisco fire truck on scene at Telegraph Hill has been sent back to its station. Police remain on scene as the buglary suspect stays stashed in the hillside, refusing to come down.
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Police are hunting two men who shot a 25-year-old San Francisco man dead as he was smoking in front of his Sunset district home early Saturday.The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office identified Edgar Yegiyan as the victim. He was shot multiple times in the chest at 35th Avenue and Rivera Street around 1:20 a.m.The suspects, men in their 20s, were talking to the victim before the shooting, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
An antique artillery shell led police to evacuate buildings in the Mission district Wednesday morning, after someone left the item at a Salvation Army donation site.
The bomb squad was called to the site at 1500 Valencia St. about 10:30 a.m., Officer Albie Esparza said. Police cleared nearby streets and evacuated buildings as a precaution.
“We determined it to be some sort of ordnance,” Esparza said. “We don’t know the era.” Read More
A 23-year-old parolee has been arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded two people — including an innocent bystander — in the South of Market district Saturday, police said Monday. Read More
UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: Arrest made in connection to shooting. Read here:
Police investigating a weekend South of Market shooting that wounded two people – including an innocent bystander – said Monday the gunman fled in a black limousine with nine other people. Read More