It was a real open-and-shut case.
Police arrested a man suspected of multiple burglaries in Potrero Hill on Friday after he unknowingly opened and closed a garage door while police were investigating the scene, police said.
Police responded to the 400 block of Connecticut Street about 3:40 a.m. after a resident called 911 about an unknown man walking out of a neighbor’s garage. Read More
This crook was allegedly caught sleeping on the job.
A man accused of using a blow torch to break into an ATM in the Upper Noe Valley neighborhood last weekend was found by police moments later sleeping in a nearby pickup truck -- or at least pretending to.
Just after 3 a.m. Sunday, an alert citizen called police about the fiery break-in at a cash machine near Church and 29th streets. Read More
A woman who was stalked and sexually assaulted inside her Telegraph Hill apartment last weekend is being lauded by prosecutors for her bravery in helping police catch the suspect. Read More
Jovan Jones, the man arrested last weekend for allegedly breaking into a Telegraph Hill apartment and sexually assaulting a woman, will be arraigned this afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said. Read More
Police are hunting for a cowardly crook who attempted to rob a woman who was pushing a stroller in the Inner Richmond district Monday night.
The woman was walking with the stroller in the 600 block of Arguello Boulevard, which borders Rossi Park, about 7:35 p.m. when she felt someone tugging at the purse on her shoulder, according to the Richmond Police Station.
In response, the woman reportedly started to scream loudly. She also held on to her purse tightly. Read More
Crafty crooks posing as construction workers locked a 56-year-old Glen Park woman out of her own home Tuesday during a coordinated burglary, according to police.
About 10:50 a.m., the woman reportedly called police saying a man toting a handheld radio had knocked on her door in the 100 block of Charles Street, a residential area just west of San Jose Avenue.
“He looked like a construction worker,” police Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
A woman was assaulted during a cellphone robbery in the Ingleside district Tuesday, police said.
The 23-year-old was near Harold and Bruce avenues about 10:15 p.m. when two young hoodlums snuck up behind her and grabbed the phone from her hands. She struggled with the pair, but was overpowered and knocked to the ground.
The two suspects reportedly fled in a gray SUV south on Harold Avenue. Read More
Redwood City police said they are investigating a burglary and dognapping that happened sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Monday at a house in the 200 block of West Oakwood Boulevard.
The crooks stole electronics, jewelry and 11-month-old chocolate Labrador named Gus. Anyone with information on Gus’ whereabouts can call Detective Josh Chilton at (650) 780-7141. Gus was wearing a collar with identification and contact information at the time of his abduction, police said. Read More
Two men were arrested last week in connection with six burglaries in South San Francisco, police said.
Jesus Gomez, 19, and Henry Perez, 31, were linked to the robbery spree after being stopped by an officer who recognized Gomez as a parolee. During a probation search, the officer discovered an unloaded gun in Gomez’s waistband. Read More
A woman was robbed inside a Fisherman’s Wharf business Monday morning, police said.The 34-year-old victim had just opened up the store in the 300 block of Jefferson Street about 9:15 a.m. when the suspect followed her inside. He told her to “give him the money or he was going to shoot her,” police said. However, no gun was seen. The robber fled with cash and no arrest has been made, police firstname.lastname@example.org Read More