Two people, including a man walking into a corner store, were killed Tuesday morning after a driver who was fleeing police in the Mission district crashed his vehicle, police said.
About 7:45 a.m., police said, officers responded to reports of shots fired from a black Chevrolet Impala at the Valencia Gardens housing projects near 14th and Guerrero streets. Within minutes, police said, officers were able to stop a vehicle at 21st and Mission streets that matched the description.
But while police approached the Impala, it sped off, Officer Carlos Manfredi said. Read More
Three people were wounded — including a 12-year-old boy — in two separate shootings late Monday along San Francisco’s waterfront, where thousands of people gathered to ring in the new year.
A half-hour before midnight, police said, officers responding to reports of gunshots outside a restaurant near Pier 23 found a 12-year-old boy who had been struck in the foot by a bullet. A stray bullet also reportedly grazed the hip of an unidentified man. Neither the boy nor the man had life-threatening injuries, police said. Read More
After learning that the federal government had indicted him, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges on Wednesday against a man who allegedly tried to ship 100 grams of cocaine and 3 kilos of methamphetamine to the Philippines.
Gabriel Uribe-Bautista of Redwood City was arrested in September after returning to a FedEx store to ask why the two packages he had sent Aug. 24 did not arrive at their destination. The charges the District Attorney’s Office would have brought are similar to those filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, prosecutors said Thursday. Read More
An attempted cellphone robbery inside the Jack in the Box restaurant on Geary Street near Union Square was thwarted early Thursday after the courageous victim stood his ground, police said.
About 12:15 a.m., police said, thugs hungry for fast loot grabbed a 21-year-old man’s cellphone inside the eatery, which is located at the Mason Street intersection. Read More
He’s the Muni mediator.
Early Wednesday morning, police said, a bold Muni passenger intervened in a violent bus mugging by grabbing a stolen wallet from a woman who was robbing another woman. However, the unidentified good Samaritan apparently was not totally certain who was the robber and who was the victim. So he briefly halted the criminal act to find out.
“He told [the suspect] that he’s going to check the ID in the wallet to determine who it belonged to,” police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said Thursday. Read More
The hunt for a San Francisco juvenile hall escapee wearing “glittery” clothing continued Thursday with little success, according to police.
About 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, the flashy-clothed and unnamed fugitive was being transported to the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center after his extradition from San Bernardino, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said. As the vehicle he was in pulled into the facility, the boy reportedly bolted.
Police have not said whether he was handcuffed. The California Extradition Service driver was the boy’s only escort, Shyy said. Read More
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A man was arrested on suspicion of threatening to “bust a cap” into his brother at their Bayview district home Christmas Day after arguing about their mother’s eyeglasses, police said.
At noon, officers responded to the 1400 block of Quesada Avenue on a disturbance call. The suspect had reportedly taken his mother’s prescription glasses and refused to return them. Then when the suspect’s brother tried to intervene, the suspect threatened to shoot him, police said.
The man was arrested because “the suspect’s brother felt that the threat was credible,” police
said. Read More
After 10-year-old Kiona Anderson won a two-year battle with leukemia in November, her mother, Amy Anderson, purchased gifts from Walmart.com to honor her “cure date.” But when the packages were delivered, a burglar was apparently lying
That heartless crook swiped more than $200 worth of gifts sitting outside the home at Victoria and Shield streets in Ingleside Heights, Taraval Police Station Lt. Con Johnson said.
While the heist could have added insult to injury, the subsequent actions of Taraval officers and neighbors gave the story a happy ending. Read More
A driver accused of plowing a stolen vehicle into a pedestrian who was headed to a church Christmas event in South San Francisco on Dec. 19 pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this week.
Michael John Weiler, 27, who lives in his girlfriend’s South City home, had reportedly been driving a stolen truck when he struck and injured a man who had just gotten out of his car near All Souls Catholic Church on Walnut Avenue.
Weiler sped off instead of stopping, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said, but surveillance video in the area captured the truck. Read More
A 23-year-old woman is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon on charges that she plowed her car into three pedestrians last week — killing a mother in front of her horrified son — while at the scenic Twin Peaks lookout.On Monday, prosecutors charged San Francisco resident Gina Eunice with four felonies, two misdemeanors and an infraction related to the Thursday night collision on Christmas Tree Point Road that knocked the pedestrians about 30 feet down a hillside. Read More
Charges could be filed today in connection with the horrific collision at the Twin Peaks lookout Thursday night that knocked three pedestrians off the roadway and down a hillside, killing one of them.Chinese citizen Yuee Yao, 56, was identified as the woman who was fatally struck at 8:50 p.m. on Christmas Tree Point Road. Yao had been walking on the roadway alongside three other women when a sedan plowed into three of them, knocking them off the roadway and sending them 30 feet down a hill, police said. Read More
A woman in the Upper Haight neighborhood had her camera snatched while she was taking pictures about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
The 66-year-old victim reportedly tried to fight off the crook, described as a male who appeared to be in his late teens, on Haight Street near Masonic Avenue. But he fled with the camera and had not been found as of Thursday, police said. Read More
A man who withdrew cash from an ATM at 16th and Mission streets early Thursday was forced by gun-toting goons to withdraw even more, police said.
About 2:25 a.m., police said, the 43-year-old man was approached by two suspects, a man and a woman who appeared to be in their mid-20s and demanded cash at gunpoint.
After the victim handed over his cash, the woman ordered him to withdraw more. He was not injured and no arrests have been reported, according to police. Read More
A thug threw a blanket over a 23-year-old woman’s head in order to steal her purse early Thursday in South of Market, police said.
About 1:40 a.m., police said, the man reportedly punched the woman multiple times after covering her head with the blanket in the 100 block of Bluxome Street, a narrow alleyway that runs parallel to Brannan Street.
The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said, but she lost her purse, wallet, MP3 player and personal documents. Read More