This suspect was apparently weighed down by his criminal cravings.
A parolee was arrested Friday on suspicion of consuming $70 worth of food at a San Carlos sports bar and leaving without paying the bill, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More
The Guardian Angels are on a roll.
Twice last week, according to police, members of the beret-wearing troop that helps police fight crime in The City came to the aid of a robbery victim.
The latest rescue Wednesday in the Tenderloin resulted in an arrest, according to police.
About 7:20 p.m., Officer Gordon Shyy said, a group of Guardian Angels were patrolling the Tenderloin when they heard screaming. An iPhone had been swiped from a woman at Golden Gate Avenue and Market Street, Shyy said. Read More
Impersonating a Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot attendant has apparently become an addiction for George Anderson.
The 50-year-old serial con artist who’s made plenty of headlines for duping parkers was reportedly arrested again in February only four days after being released from jail for three previous offenses. Read More
The book was thrown right back at him.
On Tuesday, police said, a madman used a book as a weapon while trying to boot someone off a public computer at the San Francisco Main Library, leading to his arrest.
The victim told police he was using a computer when a man ordered him to stop. After the victim told the suspect he wasn’t finished, the suspect reportedly became furious, hurling a book at him and then a chair. The chair reportedly injured the victim’s arm. Read More
Police are cracking down on an increase in drug dealing at the end of the N-Judah light-rail line in the Outer Sunset district following complaints from residents.
In recent weeks, the Taraval Police Station has conducted nine operations to weed out a problem that has ebbed and flowed in the neighborhood over the years.
An operation two weeks ago led to the arrest of a man who tried to sell cocaine to a police officer, according to police. More of these types of stings are on the way, Sgt. Kevin Mannix said. Read More
Animal lovers are being warned of a new scam on the Internet that promises to give away pets in exchange for part of the animals’ flight costs and other airport accommodations.
San Francisco International Airport said it learned the scammers are using a fake SFO email address to dupe prospective pet owners into believing the transactions are legitimate. Read More
Despite biting a 12-year-old boy in an Ingleside Heights home, a pit bull named Blue is actually the victim in an ongoing criminal case, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The pooch’s owner, 64-year-old Betty Whiteside, is facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge in connection with the Dec. 16 incident at a home on Charles Avenue. That day, according to court records, police responded to the residence on a report that Blue had bitten Whiteside’s grandson. Read More
There was no pleasing these thugs.
A man was pistol-whipped and had his chain ripped from his neck in the Outer Sunset on Tuesday, police said, even though he was in the process of taking off the neckwear for the robbers.
About 9 p.m., three suspects — two toting handguns — reportedly crept up behind two men and demanded their loot in the 1700 block of 26th Avenue, between Moraga and Noriega streets.
At one point, one of the victims, a 24-year-old man, was reportedly taking off his chain in order to comply with the thugs. Read More
Grieving loved ones are asking San Francisco to remember that a cold-blooded killer remains on the loose.
Nearly a year ago, Ronald Monzon was gunned down in the Mission district after a fight that reportedly did not involve him.
“The person responsible is free to do what they like, while we are left with memories and visits to Ronald’s grave site,” said Michell McKnight, the mother of Monzon’s teenage son. Read More
A Sacramento man allegedly shot up a Western Addition home with a fully automatic AK-47 on Sunday night, injuring a man inside, police said.
Just after 2 a.m. Monday, police arrested 42-year-old Kareem Benton in the Bayview district.
The shooting stemmed from an argument in the 1000 block of McAllister Street, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The suspect followed the victim to his home nearby and opened fire about 7:30 p.m.
The victim was hit in the leg but is expected to survive, Esparza said. Read More
The Guardian Angels helped a 21-year-old man in the Mission district who was being beaten by robbers Friday night, police said Monday.
The victim was reportedly walking in the 2700 block of Mission Street when four thugs attacked him about 10:20 p.m. They put the man in a headlock, dragged him to the ground and punched him while swiping his smartphone, police said.
But then members of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer public-safety group, shooed off the suspects.
The victim suffered swelling to his forehead but is expected to survive, police said. Read More
A 77-year-old man who was heartlessly hurled to the ground at Market and Post streets last month has died from his injuries, police said Monday.
The attack that killed San Francisco resident Dallas Ayers occurred about 11 a.m. Jan. 28, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
The suspect fled and remains at large.
Police describe the suspect as a white man in his late 40s standing 5-foot-8 and wearing a brown hoodie and brown pants.
Ayers was a longtime newspaper vendor in downtown San Francisco. Read More
A 20-year-old man who advocated for youth jobs was killed in cold blood Friday after playing basketball at an Oceanview recreation center, according to police, his mentors and devastated community members.
Lawrence Collins, whose 21st birthday would have been this week, was shot in the head just before 7 p.m. after he left the gymnasium at the Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreational Center near Capitol Avenue and Montana Street.
If the cops are hot on your trail, the last place you probably want to go is your family’s home — where marijuana is illegally being grown.
That’s what police said happened in the Bayview last weekend after officers wanted to detain a young man who was allegedly swigging beer in public.
About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, police said, the officers were patrolling the area of Third Street and Palou Avenue when they saw a man boozing. Police identified the man as 20-year-old Antwain Barker of San Francisco. Read More
He’ll probably receive a phone call from hell.
Police are hunting for an impious robber who swiped an iPhone from a 6-year-old boy outside a San Francisco church during prayer services last weekend.
About 7:20 p.m. Saturday, police said, officers responded to a Baptist church at Palou Avenue and Quint Street in the Silver Terrace neighborhood on a report of a robbery.
A 24-year-old woman told the officers that she and her 6-year-old son were attending services. At one point, she said, she allowed the child to go outside and play video games on her iPhone. Read More