San Mateo and Hillsborough police located and then lost a burglary suspect who was interrupted at one San Mateo home Friday and might have cased other homes in Hillsborough, according to police.
San Mateo police were called to a home in the 600 block of Edgewood Road about 12:20 p.m. for a reported interrupted burglary.
The suspects were already gone when police arrived, but around the same time Hillsborough police intercepted and pursued a white Chevy Malibu speeding onto northbound Interstate 280. The suspect in the vehicle discarded items as he drove. Read More
A taxicab was stolen near San Francisco State University early Friday morning and the suspect then led authorities on a pursuit to Pacifica and back, a San Francisco police spokesman said.
The cab was parked at Denslowe and Banbury drives around 1:15 a.m. when the driver got out to help a sick passenger, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Scroll down to see video of the high-speed chase.
The suspect took that opportunity to get into the driver's seat and drive off, Shyy said. Read More
A special office opened Tuesday to help residents affected by a massive water main break in February in the area of 15th Avenue and Wawona Street in West Portal.
The field office, located at 383 West Portal Ave., will connect residents to services offered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the City Attorney’s Office, the Department of Building Inspection and other agencies.
The office is intended to help the residents of the 23 homes that were flooded when a water main broke early Feb. 27. About a dozen cars also were damaged. Read More
A college student visiting family during his spring break was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in San Francisco’s Mission district early Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.Around 3 a.m., the 19-year-old man was walking with a friend near the intersection of 24th and Bryant streets when a car approached. A man exited the car, asked the teen if he was involved in a gang and shot him in his upper body, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Military veterns who have been working on a mural in a Tenderloin alleyway altered it recently to highlight the increasing problem of suicide among former soldiers.
In Shannon Alley, which is located near Geary and Taylor streets, there are dozens of murals painted by various veterans as part of a project started in 2011 by Amos Gregory, a veteran from the Gulf War era. Read More
Crews were filming the pilot for a TV series starring Minnie Driver and David Walton in various San Francisco neighborhoods this week, a San Francisco Film Commission coordinator said.
Filming wrapped up Wednesday for the pilot episode of NBC's "About a Boy" directed by Jon Favreau. Shooting was done in front of iconic San Francisco homes in the North of Panhandle area and in scenic spots along the waterfront over the past few days, film coordinator Lauren Machado said. Read More
UPDATE: San Francisco's Glen Park BART station has reopened about two hours after a person was fatally struck by a train there, BART officials said.
The person was struck around 4 p.m. at the station, located at 2901 Diamond St., BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. Medical personnel responded and pronounced the person dead at the scene minutes later, Trost said. Authorities are investigating the incident. Read More
A suspicious fire in San Francisco's Bayview District early this morning caused an estimated $2.75 million in damage to three buildings and displaced 30 people from the neighborhood, authorities said.
The four-alarm blaze was reported at 12:53 a.m. at a two-story home at 1644 McKinnon Ave. near Third Street and spread to two other buildings.
Fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the fire brought down live power lines and caused a gas leak that fueled the flames, which continued to burn until 4:19 a.m. Read More
A man who was found fatally shot in a car in San Francisco's Bayview District last week has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 32-year-old Dwayne Tatum.
The shooting was reported at 3:22 p.m. on March 18 in the 1300 block of Thomas Avenue. Tatum, a San Francisco resident, was found sitting in a car with gunshot wounds to his head and chest. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Read More
Two Marines involved in a shooting at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia in Thursday have been identified as Bay Area residents, according to the U.S. Marine Corps.
A man who was injured in a triple shooting at a nightclub in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood early this morning is in critical condition but is expected to survive, a police officer said.
The victim, a man in his 30s, was shot around 1:30 a.m. along with two men in their 20s at the 330 Ritch nightclub on Ritch Street, a small alleyway off of Brannan Street, police said. Read More
A man convicted in September of more than a dozen felony counts stemming from a complicated scam at San Francisco's One Rincon Hill luxury residential tower was sentenced today to 20 years in state prison.
Jay Shah, 48, who was convicted along with co-defendant Winston Lum, was ordered this morning by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Charlene Kieselbach to serve the 20-year term and pay a fine of $14.1 million -- twice the amount taken in the scam. Read More
Police in San Mateo County arrested 12 people Friday during a tap operation to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.
Officers from the Consumption of Alcohol Suppression Team participated in this statewide enforcement, arresting 12 adults who provided alcohol to minors, according to police.
Agencies in Brisbane, Broadmoor, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, Pacifica, San Bruno, South San Francisco and the jurisdictions served by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office participated in the operation. Read More
Anyone in San Francisco that may have too much to drink today while celebrating St. Patrick's Day, has the option to get a free cab ride home.
Between the hours of 10 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m. Monday, anyone who is either too inebriated to drive, or just doesn't have enough money to afford a cab ride home, can take a Luxor Cab for free.
The free ride will be granted on two conditions: that the rider mentions Berg Injury Lawyers - the sponsor of the program; and the cost of the would-be fare is less than $35. Read More
Two more San Francisco Symphony concert were canceled today due to a strike by musicians, according to symphony officials. Tonight's 8 p.m. and concert and Sunday's scheduled 2 p.m. performance were both canceled today as symphony officials and musicians continued contract talks.
Symphony officials will make an announcement Sunday on the status of the symphony's three-day East Coast tour, which is scheduled to start March 20. Symphony musicians announced the strike on Wednesday, prompting the symphony to cancel concerts starting Thursday. Read More