A man was sliced on the shoulder with a knife in the South of Market district Tuesday after refusing to donate cash to a down-on-his-luck thug, police said.The 54-year-old victim was walking in the 900 block of Howard Street, near Eighth Street, when the needy hooligan asked for money around 12:50 a.m. Read More
Even after being told it was a bad idea, an 82-year-old Outer Sunset district woman lost $19,000 to a phone scammer who claimed her grandson was locked up in a Mexican jail and needed bail cash, Taraval Station police said.After the scammer called her last week with the bogus claim, the woman went to the Western Union on Irving Street.“They would not wire the money because they felt something was wrong,” police said. Read More
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the gruesome 2001 stabbing death of a 25-year-old woman in the South of Market district.Paula Brien’s body was found at 455 Harriet St. on June 18 at about 2 a.m. A truck driver making a delivery found her body and called cops.Brien was last seen leaving a bar at Sixth and Market streets two hours before her body was found, police said. The bar no longer exists. Read More
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee usually holds hearing on the murder rate and other crime stats.
But this Thursday things will be a little different. The committee is holding a hearing requested by Supervisor Jane Kim on pedestrian safety in the SoMa neighborhood. Read More
The crook thought he had a clean getaway in the South of Market district, but his ploy to rob a man who was doing his laundry was soiled, police said. Read More
Two young adults lost a computer and their cell phones after a gunpoint robbery in the South of Market district Thursday night, according to police.
In the area of Fourth and Shipley streets around 11:50 p.m., the 19-year-old woman and 20-year-old man were robbed of an Apple MacBook Pro computer, as well as an iPhone and a Blackberry phone, police said. Read More