This is not the stated intention behind the idea of “going to bat” for someone.
A man was struck in the head with the sporting equipment late Wednesday during a vicious brawl with a fellow tenant of an apartment building in Chinatown, police said.
Nicholas Vrataro, 25, was arrested after the 11:20 p.m. brawl in a building in the 1100 block of Stockton Street, near Chinese Hospital. Read More
A huge drop in narcotics arrests citywide does not seem to have affected the overall rate of violent crime in The City, which has some observers calling into question traditional police philosophy linking drug activity and violence.
Police statistics show a 25 percent drop in drug arrests this year over last, and a 6 percent decrease in overall violent crime. Drug arrests in 2010 were 39 percent off 2009 totals, while violent crime dropped 3 percent that year. Read More
Two men remained hospitalized in serious condition Sunday after one was assaulted in a Candlestick Park bathroom and another two were shot in the parking lot at Saturday night’s 49ers-Raiders game, police said.
Police interviewed witnesses Sunday and looked for suspects. Sgt. Mike Andraychak said inspectors have identified a person of interest related to one shooting. Yet information remained sketchy about the attacks, including whether anyone was arrested. Read More
The story of the officer-involved shooting that roiled the Bayview in recent weeks has only grown more complicated with each new fact released.
Although police Chief Greg Suhr has emphasized transparency during his new administration, the department’s incremental release of information may actually have stoked anger over the incident. Read More
A derelict suitcase left on an Inner Sunset sidewalk does not usually cause fear, snarl the morning commute, or trigger evacuations and bomb investigations.
But when a caller warned police about a suspicious briefcase left in front of a dollar store on the morning after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the official response quickly escalated to an atypical level of severity. Read More
The frigid weekend concluded with two fatal shootings and a stabbing that left a man struggling to stay alive, propelling The City’s homicide count to at least 15 this year. The most recent killing happened around 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police found Aldo Hernandez, 25, dead with gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of what was thought to be his own car near the Potrero Hill Recreation Center. Read More