Police released images Wednesday of a mugging suspect who last week threw a woman’s dog into the street — killing the pet — after it barked at him during a robbery in the Tenderloin.
Investigators said they hope that after seeing video surveillance footage taken after the heartless act Friday, someone will recognize and report the man who brutally killed the 12-year-old Pekingese named Roxie. Read More
Two people, including a man walking into a corner store, were killed Tuesday morning after a driver who was fleeing police in the Mission district crashed his vehicle, police said.
About 7:45 a.m., police said, officers responded to reports of shots fired from a black Chevrolet Impala at the Valencia Gardens housing projects near 14th and Guerrero streets. Within minutes, police said, officers were able to stop a vehicle at 21st and Mission streets that matched the description. Read More
Rob her once, shame on you. But if you rob Presidio Heights shopkeeper Traci Teraoka twice, you might as well smile for the cameras.
The owner of Poetica Art and Antiques at 3461 Sacramento St., recently launched an effort with police to convince fellow neighborhood merchants that installing cameras is worth the expense. It only took one shoplifting incident, Teraoka said, before she was convinced she needed extra eyes on her store. Read More
This Tenderloin toilet is flush with seedy crimes.
Twice in about two days, different men were reportedly robbed by a gaggle of thugs while inside the large public restroom at the corner of Larkin and Myrtle streets. The latest incident involved a 47-year-old Memphis, Tenn., man — possibly a tourist — who was lured into the free-of-charge bathroom by a prostitute about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Read More
An expensive cello has been returned to the musician from whom it was taken, police said Tuesday, but the hunt is still on for the mysterious Bonnie and Clyde-esque pair who swiped the instrument from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Read More
Noses might have been pinched, but the four crooks who robbed a man inside a notoriously seedy public toilet in the Tenderloin on Monday remain on the loose.
About 7:45 p.m., police said, a 20-year-old transient reported that he was about to use the spacious restroom at the corner of Larkin and Myrtle streets — located on the sidewalk in front of Sergeant John Macaulay Park — when he encountered three thugs lurking inside. Read More
San Francisco police are investigating why a wife whacked her sleeping husband in the head with a hammer at a downtown hotel on Saturday.Police were called to the Baldwin Hotel at 321 Grant Ave., a block from the entrance to Chinatown, and found a bleeding 67-year-old man in the lobby clutching a hammer around 12:45 a.m., San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Carlos Manfredi said Monday. Read More