San Francisco residents Travell Council, 19, and Eddie Tillman, 18, along with a boy who was not named because he is a minor, have been connected to at least five separate criminal incidents across The City on March 4 and March 5 that culminated with an officer-involved shooting in Hunters Point.
Among the incidents was the theft of a 2011 BMW from a mother who was parking her car with her 5-year-old in tow, according to police. Read More
A man’s split-second decision to protect his family helped deter shotgun-toting robbers in the Sunset district Monday afternoon.
Just before 3 p.m., the 36-year-old man was reportedly washing a vehicle in his driveway in the 1600 block of 33rd Avenue when he was approached from behind by a teenager with a short-barrel shotgun and another suspect. The teen pointed the shotgun at the man and ordered him to stand up and lead them into his home, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
The Guardian Angels are on a roll.
Twice last week, according to police, members of the beret-wearing troop that helps police fight crime in The City came to the aid of a robbery victim.
The latest rescue Wednesday in the Tenderloin resulted in an arrest, according to police. Read More
He literally did not take the fall for this robbery.
A suspect who led police on a wild foot chase in the Mission district Monday threatened to jump off a rooftop, but it appears he was bluffing. Read More
Mourners described the victim of a fatal shooting Monday in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood as a well-loved man who had given his kidney to save his mother’s life. Read More
Police are investigating whether the armed robberies of two small pharmacies in San Francisco on Monday were carried out by the same gun-toting bandits.
The first incident occurred about 1:45 p.m. when two men held up the Clement Pharmacy at 1922 Clement St. in the Outer Richmond district, police said. The suspects reportedly pointed a gun at the 49-year-old employee, ordered him to the floor, then snagged an unknown amount of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Read More
The reason why five gun-toting robbers stormed an Outer Richmond apartment that was reportedly packed full of college students early Thursday remains a mystery, police said, although the victims were able to shed some light on the incident. Read More
He’s the Muni mediator.
Early Wednesday morning, police said, a bold Muni passenger intervened in a violent bus mugging by grabbing a stolen wallet from a woman who was robbing another woman. However, the unidentified good Samaritan apparently was not totally certain who was the robber and who was the victim. So he briefly halted the criminal act to find out. Read More
The hunt for a San Francisco juvenile hall escapee wearing “glittery” clothing continued Thursday with little success, according to police.
About 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, the flashy-clothed and unnamed fugitive was being transported to the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center after his extradition from San Bernardino, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said. As the vehicle he was in pulled into the facility, the boy reportedly bolted. 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