A 66-year-old woman was punched in the face by a vicious transient who tried to make off with her necklace in the Mission district Tuesday, police said.
But the 4:21 p.m. robbery in the 3000 block of 25th Street was thwarted when witnesses flagged down police. Ricardo Hinojosa Gonzalez, 49, was booked on charges that include robbery and possession of marijuana for sale, along with an outstanding warrant, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said Wednesday. Read More
A 74-year-old man was seriously wounded after being punched by a driver following a fender-bender in the parking lot of a Bayview McDonald's on Monday.
At about 5 p.m., police said, the suspect's vehicle bumped the senior’s vehicle in the lot near 3rd Street and Wallace Avenue. Read More
A sleazy sibling who used her twin sister’s identity to score a job caring for an elderly Belmont couple ended up robbing the seniors, according to prosecutors.
Kathleen Susan Fortune, 44, of Foster City, was on probation for a grand theft conviction last year but apparently couldn’t stay out of trouble, as she allegedly conned a San Mateo-based caregiving agency into offering her a job. Read More
The man who is suspected in the crazed and brutal attack on a 94-year-old woman in Chinatown on Saturday has been arrested, police said Tuesday.
James Bartley, 52, of San Francisco, was charged Tuesday with four felonies, including aggravated assault, battery causing serious injury, elder abuse and criminal threats, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Read More
An elderly Parkmerced woman was conned out of $5,900 after thieves reportedly convinced her that she had caused a car crash.
The 98-year-old told police she was pulling out of a parking space at a grocery store Aug. 31 when a man and a woman approached her claiming she bumped into their car. Read More
An elderly man was assaulted Tuesday afternoon while attempting to use a restroom at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, police said.
The 67-year-old was reportedly followed into the first-floor bathroom by a man identified by police as 41-year-old Damon Walker. When the victim entered a stall, the suspect grabbed him by the neck from behind and dragged him out, police said. Read More
A 14-year-old was one of two young males who allegedly launched a terrifying surprise attack Monday on a 68-year-old man at his Daly City home.
Police said the teens, ages 14 and 18, knocked the “slow-moving” senior down after he answered his door, tied him up with duct tape, and made off with loot and the man’s car.
But the victim had the last laugh.
The Honda Civic the youths allegedly stole contained technology that allowed police to track its whereabouts. Read More
A 75-year-old man suffered a fractured eyesocket during a cowardly robbery attack at a Bayview bus stop Thursday morning, police said.The elderly man was in stable condition Friday. A teenaged attacker as young as 14 snuck up from behind the victim as he was sitting at a bus stop at Quesada and Lane avenues around 4:30 a.m.The teenager said “Give me your money” and struck the man with a hard object, police said. Read More
Police are hunting heartless burglars who roughed up an 80-year-old woman during a heist in San Mateo on Monday.Two burglars, one wearing a yellow hard-hat, knocked on the door, heard no response and then broke into the home in the 400 block of Portola Drive, police said Wednesday.The elderly resident confronted them. The thugs forced her to sit down and then assaulted her while burglarizing her home.The woman suffered a minor injury during the heist, police said. Read More
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón on Tuesday launched a citywide campaign to prevent elder abuse.The campaign will feature ads and posters on San Francisco Municipal Railway buses, bus shelters, and in various locations around The City with the tagline “Our Golden Years Shouldn’t Be Black and Blue,” and feature statistics about elder abuse. Read More