The landlord has cast thee away.
Twenty-eight people who had been squatting in an abandoned church in the Oceanview neighborhood for about eight months were forced to leave by San Francisco police Wednesday morning.
Police knocked on the door of the old church at Capitol Avenue and Broad Street at about 7 a.m. and gave the squatters time to leave. They left along with their three dogs, but one person was arrested for resisting arrest and another for a parole violation, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A 20-year-old man was found with fatal stab wounds early Wednesday near India Basin Shoreline Park , police said.
Neighbors called 911 after hearing the screaming man near Innes Avenue and Arelious Walker about 1:45 a.m.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died, Shyy said.
Police canvassed the area for clues and witnesses. No one is in custody, Shyy said. Read More
A woman selling a smartphone on Craigslist met the buyer last weekend in the parking lot of the McDonald’s near the Cow Palace, according to police, and the result was a rather slow robbery.
The 42-year-old San Francisco woman met the man at the Geneva Avenue fast food eatery at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The victim said she didn’t have a SIM card in the phone, and so the suspect attempted to use his SIM card. After that didn’t work, the patient thief took the time to call the cellular company and get the phone squared away. Read More
This Rastafarian insists he’s no “ragamuffin.”
Robert Joseph Simmons, 33, claims he’s not a lazy hippie, or in his words, a “ragamuffin,” but rather a Rastafarian minister whose refusal to abandon his beliefs might land him behind bars for a long time.
Simmons said he’s facing up to eight years in prison over a pot bust because he did not accept a plea agreement with prosecutors last week that would have had him serving just 60 days. Read More
Never mind your lunch money.
A 16-year-old boy was reportedly mugged for his cellphone by four teenagers outside a high school in the Bayview Monday afternoon.
Police said the robbery occurred about 4 p.m. outside the Metropolitan Arts & Technology High School on Hudson Avenue.
The 16-year-old did not know the suspects, all boys of about the same age, police said. They boys approached him outside school grounds and asked for his phone. When he refused, police said, the suspects jumped him and “knocked him out.” Read More
A one-alarm fire in the Portola neighborhood last weekend not only uncovered an illegal marijuana operation, police said, it also led to the rescue of a neglected dog.
Firefighters responded to a property that houses apartments and a bottom-floor commercial unit in the 2700 block of San Bruno Avenue about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. While putting out the flames, police said, the Fire Department discovered the incident was likely linked to electrical wiring that had been powering the lights of a marijuana grow facility in the bottom unit. Read More
The soccer players were apparently the hooligans, not the fans, during an attack Saturday at Youngblood Coleman Park in the Bayview.
A 19-year-old man told police he was jumped from behind by four soccer players after watching a game about 9:45 a.m. Police responded to the area of Mendell Street and Galvez Avenue, where the victim stopped at a taco truck after the match. While waiting in line, police said, the man was attacked from behind by four players from one of the teams. Read More
The Rodent King will remain caged for a bit longer.
Robert Hollywood, 55 – the man who made headlines in 2004 following his arrest for keeping hundreds of rats and mice, dozens of them dead, in his Menlo Park home – was sentenced Friday to 16 months in County Jail after pleading no contest to felony possession of methamphetamine. As part of his sentence, he received 181 days credit for time served, according to prosecutors. Read More
These gardeners allegedly tried to rake in more than weeds.
Two men accused of breaking from their gardening job in order to burglarize a neighbor’s home on Placitas Avenue in North Fair Oaks last month pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday, according to prosecutors.
Victor Oseguera-Rojas, 21, and Ruben Rojas Salas, 24, were allegedly caught hauling bags filled with stolen loot, including two laptop computers, by the mother of the home’s resident on the afternoon of April 11. Read More
The attorney for a Redwood City man accused of impregnating his 12-year-old daughter was granted more time Monday to mull whether to go to trial.
In December of 2007, according to prosecutors, 40-year-old Manuel Jacinto brought his daughter to San Mateo Medical Center for an abortion. The hospital called police, and officers were told by both Jacinto and his daughter that a 12-year-old boy named Giovanni was the father, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Forget top shelf. This boozehound wanted the really expensive stuff.
A man was arrested on charges that he entered the Westin St. Francis hotel in Union Square on Thursday, swiped a room key from a cleaning cart and then cleaned out the mini-bar of an unoccupied room.
He was arrested about 1 p.m., police said.
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A 16-year-old boy who escaped from San Francisco’s juvenile detention center last month is in custody after he reportedly returned home for food, rest and clothes.
The teenager, who broke out of the Juvenile Justice Center on Woodside Avenue along with a 12-year-old boy on April 16, was detained Thursday at his parents’ home, Chief Probation Officer William Siffermann said. Read More
The judge's gavel was mightier than this tool.
A man who beat his wife with a hammer in front of their son in South San Francisco three years ago – and attacked her again after bailing out of jail – was sentenced Thursday to 36 years to life in prison.
Raymon McCowan, 49, of American Canyon, was seen by employees of La Quinta Inn in South City striking his wife of 19 years in the hotel parking lot on Feb. 8, 2010. Read More
A woman was robbed at gunpoint while opening a Polk Gulch business Thursday morning, police said.
The thug, described as a man in his 20s, reportedly pulled out a handgun and held it to the 34-year-old merchant’s head in the 600 block of Eddy Street, between Polk and Larkin streets, at about 9 a.m.
The robber demanded that the merchant open the door and unlock the safe, police said, and the she complied. While the suspect reached in for the cash, the merchant fled and screamed for help. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón on Thursday all but called a police investigation into a fatal traffic accident last year lackluster. The incident involved a former member of the Billionaire Boys Club, a group of young, rich and crooked investors who turned into criminals in the 1980s.
And now the suspect has gone missing. Read More