A 28-year-old woman using a tablet on a Muni bus during Wednesday morning's commute was pushed by a teenager who then robbed her device, police said, but the suspect was caught after a foot chase with a cop.
The robbery reportedly occurred on the 44 O’Shaughnessy line in the area of Seventh and Clarendon avenues at about 7:15 a.m.
An officer responded before the suspect, a 17-year-old boy, could get away, police said. The tablet was recovered. The teenager is not being identified because he is a minor.
The woman was not injured, police said. Read More
This suspect was really a care "taker."
A Daly City bank manager received praise from police for turning in a heartless caregiver earlier this month who allegedly stole money from a client -- a double amputee who uses a motorized wheelchair.
About 1 p.m. May 1, police said, officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank inside of the Safeway at the Westlake Shopping Center on the fraud report. Read More
Every little thing has not been all right for this Rastafarian.
Robert Joseph Simmons, 33, believes he doesn’t need a medical card to possess marijuana because buds are a “core tenet” of his religion. At least, that was the Belmont resident’s claim after he was busted in April 2011 with more than 2½ pounds of pot and 13 pills of hydromorphine, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A vehicle carrying three people, including a 71-year-old man, was hit by a bullet in the Sunnydale neighborhood on Tuesday, the second shooting in the area in as many days.
The victims, two men ages 50 and 71 and a 36-year-old woman, were driving eastbound in the 100 block of Blythedale Avenue, near Santos Street, when they saw two men in their 20s running toward them at about 6:30 p.m., police said. Read More
A callous killer has shocked a judge with his lack of remorse.
"He's dead. Everybody dies," 25-year-old Tyler Hutchinson said about his victim, 88-year-old Albert Korn, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Hutchinson added, "I'm gonna die. You're gonna die. I don't care," Wagstaffe said.
The statement helped increase Hutchinson's sentence Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Read More
A Russian man who allegedly went on a mailbox-bashing spree in Portola Valley — and later crashed his SUV while fleeing cops — wanted to make something very clear before he was handcuffed.
“This has nothing to do with Boston,” 21-year-old Alexander Dombovic reportedly said to San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies as they ordered him out of his vehicle with their guns drawn April 26. Read More
A 24-year-old man who was shot in the backyard of a Bayview residence Monday afternoon was not cooperating with investigators, police said Tuesday.
The man reportedly suffered a bullet wound to the lower back on the first block of Latona Street, near Third Street, at about 2:50 p.m.
He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening injuries, police said. His current condition was not immediately known.
Police say there were at least two suspects toting a handgun, but have no descriptions of them. Read More
A Russian man who allegedly went on a mailbox bashing spree in Portola Valley -- and later crashed his SUV while fleeing cops -- wanted to make something very clear before he was handcuffed.
“This has nothing to do with Boston,” 21-year-old Alexander Dombovic reportedly stated to sheriff’s deputies in a Russian accent as they ordered him out of his vehicle with their guns drawn April 26. Read More
A man was shot multiple times early this morning when he went out for a cigarette in the Sunnydale neighborhood, police said.
Gunfire erupted at about 5 a.m. in front of a home in the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue, Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The 46-year-old victim told police he was on the porch when he heard the shots. He then “realized he’d been shot multiple times” in the legs and abdomen, Shyy said. He's reportedly being treated at San Francisco General Hospital for injuries that are not life threatening. Read More
A two-alarm fire on Treasure Island last weekend started when a 29-year-old man reportedly “gathered a bunch of cleaning chemicals such as Clorox and began cooking them to see what would happen,” police said Monday.
Chad Ingram, 29, of San Francisco was booked into jail on a charge of unlawfully causing a fire in connection with the 4 a.m. blaze Sunday on Sturgeon Street near Avenue B, Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Ingram reportedly told police officers who had responded to the scene how the blaze occurred. Read More
They fit the suspect descriptions like a glove.
A man and woman wore latex gloves while allegedly robbing a cabdriver in the unincorporated community of Broadmoor last month, but the handwear reportedly had the opposite effect of covering their tracks. Read More
Muni vandalism is where this man draws the line.
After witnessing someone spraying graffiti on a Muni shelter early in the morning last week, a citizen took the time to lead officers to the vandal, police said.
The man was reportedly driving along Mission Street near Russia Avenue at about 3:20 a.m. on April 29 when he witnessed the vandalism.
“The witness immediately called the police and decided to follow the suspect as she walked northbound on Mission from Russia Avenue,” police at Ingleside Station said. Read More
A prominent San Francisco tax attorney has been charged with failing to report more than $1.3 million in earnings to the Internal Revenue Service.
James P. Kleier of San Francisco, who has lectured at universities and was the chairman of local and national bar associations for his tax expertise, faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for failing to pay his taxes from 2008 to 2010, according to Northern California-based U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. Read More
A man was struck in the head with a metal pipe because he refused to buy the attacker booze at Eighth and Market streets early Friday, police said.
The thirsty thug became insanely jealous that the 47-year-old victim was drinking alcohol at the intersection about 1 a.m. The 50-year-old asked the victim to give him money for booze but was rejected, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said.
In response, Toomer said, “the suspect hit him in the head with a metal pipe twice.” Read More
A Tenderloin man was beaten with exercise weights and a kitchen table leg, and also bitten and strangled, after asking a 27-year-old woman who was high on meth and booze to leave his apartment Thursday, police said.
Officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Eddy Street at about 7:30 a.m. and found the 37-year-old victim with lacerations, a bite wound and bruising on his neck, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. Read More