The suspect charged with viciously kicking a toddler for no reason at a Golden Gate Park playground Monday did not appear for her arraignment Thursday because she was reportedly too busy yelling and screaming in her holding cell.
More details have been released about the epic meltdown in which 24-year-old Sabryna Bell allegedly terrorized multiple children and their parents at the Koret Children’s Quarter Playground. Read More
Investigators are still trying to find the family of the man who was crushed to death in an elevator shaft at Montgomery station last weekend, the San Francisco Medical Examiner said Thursday.The elevator was reported stuck at about 9:35 p.m., authorities said, and a person who was inside it at the time said he heard a crunching sound and scream while riding from the Muni level up to the concourse level. Read More
A young woman who was assaulted by a “violent criminal” on a gritty South of Market street last month knew she wasn’t alone, police said, and that might have saved her life.
After falling victim to domestic violence Feb. 21 outside Custom Burger at Seventh and Natoma streets, police said, the woman went to the West Bay Center a half-block away, which she knew has a yellow sign posted out front that states, “Safe Haven.” Read More
A judge ruled Wednesday that there isn’t sufficient evidence to prove Barry Gilton was the triggerman in the killing of his daughter’s alleged pimp last summer in the Bayview district.
Still, the judge held Gilton, his daughter’s mother and two others to answer on murder charges in connection with the controversial June 4 homicide that some have viewed as vigilantism.
Prosecutors believe Gilton, a 38-year-old Muni operator with a rap sheet, and his child’s mother, Lupe Mercado, 37, conspired with two others to kill alleged pimp Calvin Sneed, 22, of Compton. Read More
With cellphone robberies plaguing San Francisco streets, local law enforcement officials are calling on manufacturers and carriers to beef up security protocols.
District Attorney George Gascón, who recently met with major service providers and is now trying to secure a meeting with smartphone manufacturers, said he believes it’s about the bottom line.
“I get this thing stolen and now I’ve got to buy another one,” Gascón said. The telecommunications industry is “making a ton of money,” he said.
Police are hunting for a vicious creep who tried to sexually assault a woman last weekend as she was showering in a City College of San Francisco locker room.
An alert was issued Monday about the 12:15 p.m. attack Saturday at the Ocean Avenue Campus’ Wellness Center, which is located at 50 Phelan Ave.
The suspect was reportedly hiding in an adjacent shower stall, then crawled underneath and grabbed the woman, police said. Though he reportedly tried to cover her mouth, she screamed and struggled, scaring off the suspect. Read More
A high-tech alarm and surveillance system helped police swiftly respond last week to an armed robbery at a Bayview district marijuana growing operation.
More details were released about the botched heist at Wallace Avenue and Jennings Street that led to a six-hour standoff but also the arrest of four suspects and the safe rescue of four hostages. Read More
A thug has been christened.
The man who stabbed another guest at a baptismal party in Redwood City last fall pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge, prosecutors said Monday, and was sentenced to a year in County Jail and three years of supervised probation. Read More
Investigators are determining how a man who was crushed to death in an elevator shaft at Montgomery station Sunday night got in there in the first place.A person riding the elevator from the Muni level up to the concourse level said he heard a crunching sound and then a scream, according to BART police.At about 9:35 p.m., station managers were notified that a person was stuck in the elevator.Fire personnel found a man dead on top of the elevator. Foul play is not suspected, according to BART. Read More
Trunks on unmarked San Francisco police cars can no longer be opened from the inside following the recent theft of a semi-automatic rifle from one of the vehicles.
Police Chief Greg Suhr told the Police Commission last week that all the trunk releases have been disabled on unmarked vehicles since the March 2 burglary that temporarily robbed the department of an AR-15 assault rifle.
“It was a window-smash, and we believe they accessed the trunk release,” Suhr told the commission Wednesday. Read More
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
Chris Bucchere has been cycling all his life and even taught classes in bicycle safety. That’s why, his defense attorney said Thursday, Bucchere would not have violated any road rules last year when he struck and killed a pedestrian in the Castro district.
But prosecutors countered that the San Franciscan’s extensive cycling history — along with a callous act right after the collision in which he mourned his helmet in an Internet forum — is further proof the 36-year-old software engineer should face a felony charge for the death of 71-year-old Sutchi Hui. 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
UPDATE: Police announced Friday that suspect Daniel Ripper was arrested in this case. An investigation by Police Inspector John Keane of the special victims unit led to the bust at the Kean Hotel at Sixth and Mission streets. Keane called the arrest a team effort by SFPD.
In only the first few months of his life, a San Francisco infant was abandoned on a rain-soaked street after birth and born with cocaine in his system -- and now is the victim of a theft. Read More
Police are investigating two separate stabbings in the Mission district early Thursday.
At 2:19 a.m., officers were called to a fight in the street in the 2100 block of Mission Street, between 17th and 18th streets, where they found a 32-year-old man with stab wounds, police said.
The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that are not life threatening, police said.
Just over an hour later, two suspects reportedly stabbed a 30-year-old man before fleeing. That victim is also expected to survive the attack. Read More