Mission district residents might be on edge about a possible increase in gang violence after an officer-involved shooting Sunday that followed the March 30 killing of 19-year-old college student Jacob Valdiviezo. Read More
Attention Mission district gangsters who are fed up with the thug life: Supervisor David Campos wants to give you a job.
In the past 18 months, Campos said, he has teamed up with officers on a new program that targets at-risk youths who actually want to leave their gangs. According to the supervisor, “close to 10 young men” who had been contributing to rampant gang activity in the Mission are now employed with The City as gardeners. Read More
On the very day that ethics commissioners considered whether to investigate alleged perjury by Mayor Ed Lee, police released bizarre new details surrounding the apparent bomb threat that interrupted the testimony at the heart of the allegations. Read More
A crime crackdown at the bustling intersection of 16th and Mission streets has netted 31 arrests since March 27, police said Friday.Most arrests were for narcotics and warrant violations, Mission Station police Capt. Bob Moser said on the station’s website.The intersection, home to BART station plazas, has been a playground for criminals for years. Read More
Police say they're winning their war against bicycle thieves in the Mission district.
Theft reports have been down in the Mission, police Capt. Robert Moser said on the station's website Friday.
"In January we had 50 bicycles reported stolen in the Mission," Moser said. "In February it was 44. As of March 22, we have had 19 reported stolen." Read More
San Francisco police said they arrested two youths and recovered 21 stolen bicycles from an Ingleside district home Tuesday after responding to a Craigslist advertisement.Police at the Mission Station announced the recovery via Twitter on Wednesday, offering a link with pictures of the stolen bicycles in the hope that their owners will reclaim them. Read More
A man with a fire extinguisher was arrested Sunday for allegedly spraying Muni passengers as they entered the underground station at Church and Market streets.Cops directing traffic near the station saw and heard the commotion caused by the unruly suspect at about 7:40 p.m., police at Mission Station said.They took the suspect into custody and booked him on numerous charges of possession of stolen property, battery and a probation violation, police said. Read More
In July 2010, The SF Examiner published a story about a “surly scoundrel” who defiantly stood in the driveway of a fire station, purposely blocking firefighters’ path as they were responding to a call. The crazed lowlife stuck out his middle finger at the firefighters and refused to budge until they threatened to get tough with him.Although the odd tale was comical on its own, we found a San Francisco police captain’s use of the term “surly scoundrel” the most amusing. Read More
Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s office is planning to unveil new evidence of alleged police misconduct Thursday.
Police Chief Greg Suhr said Adachi told him of the new allegations at the same time media were notified Wednesday.
Suhr said he had yet to view the video himself, but members of his staff had and could not immediately see “what might be so glaring.” He said he would wait to see what Adachi “suggests we might look for” in the video. Read More
They say you should look both ways before committing a crime.The dim thugs who robbed a man in the Mission district by putting him in a chokehold Wednesday morning did so in front of cops, police said.The suspects, men ages 30 and 45, were arrested after the robbery at Shotwell and 16th streets around 2:30 a.m. Read More