A 21-year-old woman who held off police with a shotgun and hatchet on March 3 in Cow Hollow was high on so-called bath salts, police said.
At the Police Commission meeting Wednesday, Police Chief Greg Suhr offered more details about the more than two-hour ordeal. Read More
The man accused of holding four hostages during a six-hour standoff in the Bayview district Wednesday morning following a botched robbery has been identified as William Carter, 22, of San Francisco.
Carter and three accomplices — Damien Thomas, 33; Joseph Hall, 30; and Daniel Contreras, 40 — were booked on multiple charges related to the armed heist at a permitted marijuana-growing operation in the 2100 block of Jennings Street, police said. Read More
It took less than a double-dog dare Wednesday morning to end a six-hour standoff with a burglary suspect in the Bayview district.
Despite a massive deployment of police resources that included a SWAT team and crisis negotiators, it was the threat of a police canine that caused a man to surrender following a botched armed robbery in which hostages were taken.
A SWAT team was deployed to a South San Francisco home this morning where a 45-year-old armed man was allegedly threatening to kill people, police said.Officers went to the 600 block of Miller Avenue at about 11:45 a.m. after witnesses reported that a man was armed with a knife and making threats, according to the South San Francisco Police Department.Arriving officers found one victim who had been assaulted and suffered a head injury, police said. Read More
A SWAT team stormed a home in the Western Addition on Friday and rescued a woman who had been kidnapped at gunpoint, police said.The woman’s estranged husband kidnapped her at her home on Addison Street, then drove her to his residence in the 1100 block of Scott Street. Cops spotted his car parked near the residence. No one answered when they knocked on his door, police said. Read More
The couple involved in a six-hour police standoff at a Daly City home Monday morning may have been trying to protect an arsenal of guns — including 12 illegal assault weapons and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, prosecutors said.Joseph Camilleri, 29, and Anna Tostanoski, 25, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to more than a dozen felony counts for possession of an assault weapon and discharging a firearm at a building, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Read More
A couple involved in a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team in Daly City on Monday pleaded not guilty to gun charges in San Mateo County Superior Court this afternoon.Daly City resident Joseph Camilleri, 29 and his girlfriend Anna Tostanoski, 25, have each been charged with 12 counts of possession of illegal firearms and one count of firing a gun out of a building, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More