A 32-year-old mother was carrying her baby in the area of Mission Street and Richland Avenue near Glen Park about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached and asked her for the time, police said.
Before the woman could answer, the goon punched her in the face, snatched her cellphone and fled in a black SUV, police said. Read More
San Francisco is often rated No. 1. This is the No. 1 place to trick or treat, with the No. 1 city park system and the No. 1 healthiest city for women. Well, we have a new distinction to add to the list. Read More
A teenage girl was robbed of her phone by a teenage boy on a Muni bus in the Mission district Monday, police said.
The 16-year-old girl was on a 14-Mission bus at 20th Street and South Van Ness Avenue about 2 p.m. when a 15- to 17-year-old boy snatched her phone, police said. The punk fled and no arrest has been made.
Don’t lend your cell phone to thugs.An 18-year-old man found this out the hard way on Friday, cops said. The young man was approached around 11 p.m. at Seventh and Mission streets by a 20-year-old man who asked to use the younger man’s phone, police said. The victim turned over his phone and the suspect began walking away with it, cops said. Read More
In some cases it can be costly just to call the police.On Friday, a woman phoned cops after a trip to a cell phone store at Stonestown Galleria Mall turned out to be extremely expensive.The woman said she had inquired about a phone upgrade, but opted against it. She received her phone bill this month and noticed it was $245 higher than usual, police said.Turned out someone had upgraded her phone and also purchased four new cell phones, police said. Read More
A San Francisco boyfriend and girlfriend each pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday for their alleged involvement in murdering a man in The City’s Potrero Hill neighborhood Sunday night. Read More
Last year when California prison guards discovered that mass murderer Charles Manson had obtained a cell phone and made calls and sent messages all over the world, it was graphic evidence of a smuggling epidemic.
Prison personnel confiscate thousands of cell phones from inmates each year, and worry aloud they are being used to plot crimes. But oddly, it is not a crime to smuggle them into prisons or possess them. Read More
A 48-year-old man was jumped and robbed of his cell phone Monday night by two brutes in their 20s at 24th and Dolores streets, cops said. One of the suspects punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, at around 10:30 p.m., police said. They then grabbed his phone and fled, cops said. The victim refused treatment for a small cut to his right cheek, police said.There were no email@example.com Read More
Two good Samaritans helped foil a cell phone robbery Sunday at Fifth and Market streets, cops said. Read More
People who use wireless devices in the Bay Area will have two new options starting this week that promise faster speeds.Two national companies — one for wireless Internet and the other for cell phone coverage — are expected to launch 4G networks in the Bay Area on Tuesday.For laptop users looking to gain faster Wi-Fi, Seattle-based Clearwire is launching WiMAX — described by company representatives as Wi-Fi on steroids — in San Francisco and much of the Bay Area. Read More