This crook was allegedly caught sleeping on the job.
A man accused of using a blow torch to break into an ATM in the Upper Noe Valley neighborhood last weekend was found by police moments later sleeping in a nearby pickup truck -- or at least pretending to.
Just after 3 a.m. Sunday, an alert citizen called police about the fiery break-in at a cash machine near Church and 29th streets. Read More
Bay Area detectives say they are hot on the tail of the “Cubicle Con.”
A “smooth-talking” thief has reportedly been posing as a customer at various businesses across the region and distracting employees in order to swipe cellphones and tablets off desks. Read More
A cold prison cell awaits this boiling temper.
Jesusa Ursonal Tadad, 41, of Daly City was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison Wednesday after pleading no contest to charges that she poured a pot of scalding water on her ex-husband while he was sleeping. He died a week after the incident.
Tadad, who remains in custody, will be formally sentenced May 17, said Karen Guidotti, San Mateo County’s chief deputy district attorney. Read More
Hanging out in the Mission is no picnic in the park, as one San Francisco man learned last night.
A 48-year-old man told police he was sitting in Jose Coronado Playground at 21st and Folsom streets just before 7 p.m. when a man he did not know walked up and began punching him “for no reason.”
The suspect, described as a man in his early 20s, bolted west on 21st and then south on Shotwell Street, police said.
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Two people were wounded, one critically, in a broad-daylight shooting in the Bayview Tuesday, police said.
At about noon, police said, a 28-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were standing in the area of Westpoint and Middlepoint roads when an unknown gunman opened fire, striking the man multiple times, including in the torso.
The woman was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. The man, who was driven to the hospital by a friend, was battling life-threatening wounds, police said.
No arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning. Read More
This dog’s tricks might be getting old.
An assisted living facility in Daly City was the target last weekend of a brazen thief who distracted an employee long enough to make off with her smartphone.
Police have said the suspect might be the prolific cellphone thief who has been connected to numerous incidents around the Bay Area, including in several Peninsula cities and as far north as Petaluma. Read More
A prolific cellphone thief is apparently cashing in on the rising trend of thefts from offices.
In the past two weeks, South San Francisco police reported, a crook posing as a customer has stolen from a furniture store, two dental offices and two auto dealers. The same suspect also has struck businesses in Burlingame three times since Feb. 27.
The male suspect chats up employees and sticks around until they become distracted, then swipes iPhones and iPads from their desks, police said. Read More
Scoring a pack of smokes apparently isn’t easy for underage kids in northern San Mateo County cities.A law enforcement operation on Saturday had underage decoys try to buy tobacco at 161 businesses in Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco and Daly City.Only 14 of the merchants received citations for selling to minors, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.Among the cited were two Walgreens stores in Millbrae. Read More
Two known members of the notoriously vicious Taliban gang in East Palo Alto are being charged in connection with a shocking cellphone video in which they appear to be abusing a child, according to prosecutors.
The video reportedly shows Wilbert Ard, 26, and Dwayne Henry, 20, using the loaded magazine of a handgun to shove a child who appears to be younger than 5 years old and then threatening to shoot him dead. Read More
San Francisco residents Travell Council, 19, and Eddie Tillman, 18, along with a boy who was not named because he is a minor, have been connected to at least five separate criminal incidents across The City on March 4 and March 5 that culminated with an officer-involved shooting in Hunters Point.
Among the incidents was the theft of a 2011 BMW from a mother who was parking her car with her 5-year-old in tow, according to police.
The suspects reportedly used a sawed-off rifle to terrify victims, although original police reports suggested the weapon was a shotgun. Read More
A shocking shooting inside a Muni bus on Easter wounded two people, police said, after a bullet that went straight through a man’s thigh struck a woman in the abdomen.
Muni spokesman Paul Rose said he did not know if such an incident had ever occurred on the transit system before, and that 40 to 50 riders were on the bus at the time of the shooting.
About 10 p.m. Sunday, the gunman was reportedly exiting a 14-Mission bus at Mission Street and Precita Avenue when he turned around and opened fire, injuring the 21-year-old man and 26-year-old woman. Read More
Five suspected thugs were arrested shortly after a shooting near a San Francisco high school Sunday night that left a 22-year-old man critically wounded.
The unidentified victim walked into the emergency room of San Francisco General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg at about 7:50 p.m., Officer Albie Esparza said. He was rushed to surgery with life-threatening injuries, Esparza said, but as of Monday morning his condition was unknown. Read More
San Francisco police are investigating a homicide after finding a woman stabbed to death inside her home near 16th and Mission streets.
Officers responded to the home in the 2000 block of Mission Street on Friday on a report of a body. The Medical Examiner later found that the 59-year-old Yvonne Barillas had been stabbed.
Police were mum on details in a preliminary report Monday.
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Police are hunting for the cold-blooded gangbanger who fatally shot a promising student-athlete near his family’s Mission district home early Saturday.
Jacob Valdiviezo, a 19-year-old football player and sophomore at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., was shot multiple times, including once in the head, after the gunman asked if he was in a gang, according to police. Read More
Both mobile device manufacturers and service providers have given District Attorney George Gascón what he said are unsatisfactory answers on how to slow down the pace of thefts in San Francisco.
Gascón has been trying to persuade the telecommunications industry to implement technology that disables cellphones and tablets after they are reported stolen. He said the intention is to make devices such as iPhones, which were involved in half The City’s robberies last year, less attractive to thieves. Read More