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    April 11, 2014

    Nidra Stubbs: Cops Arrest Driver Who Allegedly Killed Pedestrian in Hit-And-Run

    San Francisco police have arrested the driver who they say was responsible for killing 82-year-old Oi Yeung as she walked through Visitacion Valley last month. Officer Albie Esparza says police arrested 31-year-old Nidra Stubbs at her home on April 10 in connection to the hit-and-run collision. On ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Curtis Warren, Verle Jones Arrested in Connection to Drive-By Shooting of Eight People

    San Francisco police have nabbed two men who they say are responsible for gunning down eight people in the city's Tenderloin District on Sunday. On Monday, police arrested 25-year-old Curtis Warren and 24-year-old Verle Jones, both of San Francisco. The duo was booked into San Francisco County Jai ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Manuel Gallegos: Police Trying to Determine if Unconscious Man Was Victim of a Crime

    Manuel Gallegos was found in the early hours Saturday morning unconscious with head wounds in Union Square. He had no wallet, no identification, and only a house key on him. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition, but nobody knew who he was. Gallegos was listed as "Jo ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Man, Woman Shot in Bayview

    Two people were taken to the hospital after being shot by a group of men in the city's Bayview District. Officer Albie Esparza had very few details at this time but said that at 4:11 p.m. the cops were called to the intersection of Revere and Jennings where they found a man and a woman with gunsho ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Double Homicide in Sunnydale Housing Projects (Update)

    Update 12:31 p.m.: Medical authorities have identified the victims as 22-year-old Tantrell Crawford and 27-year-old Deshawn Byes. Original story 6:40 a.m.: Two men were shot to death early this morning in the city's Sunnydale neighborhood, police said. Officer Albie Esparza says police were call ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Man Dies After Falling From Roof During Bay to Breakers House Party

    A 28-year-old man died Sunday night after after he reportedly fell from a rooftop while partying with friends at a Bay to Breakers house party. The Medical Examiner's Office would not release the man's name, saying his family has yet to be notified, however NBC News identified the victim as David H ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Insanely Wealthy Bay Area Town Sends Obama the Bill for His Visit

    The really, really, really rich town of Atherton has the audacity to tap the White House for money the president cost the town during his recent visit to the Bay Area last month. CBS News enlightened us all with the story about how Atherton, home of Google guru Erick Schmidt, and where the median ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Dominic Scott Identified as Man Murdered in Bayview Today

    Medical authorities have identified the man who was gunned down early this morning in the city's Bayview District as 22-year-old Dominic Scott. According to the Examiner, neighbors called the cops just before 8:30 a.m. after hearing gunshots. When police arrived at the scene, located at Third Stre ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Cops Looking for Driver Who Plowed Into Pedestrians and Sped Off

    San Francisco police have put the word out they're looking for a really bad driver who has been on the lam after he (or she) carelessly hit two pedestrians as they walked through the Cow Hollow neighborhood last weekend. Officer Albie Esparza says the two victims were walking along Green and Fillm ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Christopher Aaron Walter, Sex Offender Who Fled Georgia, Busted Riding His Bike in S.F.

    Apparently, some Southern boys have taken an uncomfortable liking to San Francisco. The SFPD caught another wanted sex offender from the South who reportedly cut his ankle monitor and left Georgia to make a new home here in San Francisco. According to Officer Albie Esparza, 30-year-old Christopher ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Scott Nau, Man Hospitalized After Assault, Dies

    San Francisco police say the man who was brutally beaten in SOMA 10 days ago has died from his head injuries. He's been identified as 34-year-old Scott Nau, of San Francisco. According to Officer Albie Esparza, police were called to the 1500 block of Mission near 11th Street on Jan. 18 at about 11 ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Have You Seen These Suspected Gun-Toting Bank Robbers? (Photos)

    San Francisco police are once again asking for you to help them solve local crime. The cops are looking for these men pictured above who allegedly stormed into a Richmond District bank and robbed the business at gunpoint. On Jan. 4, just before lunch time, the suspects walked into a bank on the 60 ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012
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    September 28, 2012

    Police Bust 34 Fugitives in Criminal Sweep

    You probably didn't really notice, but San Francisco streets are actually a little bit safer today. The cops rounded up a mass of alleged criminals yesterday in a citywide effort to get wanted fugitives behind bars.

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    September 18, 2012

    Jesus Solis Identified as Man Shot to Death in Broad Daylight

    Medical authorities have identified the man who was shot to death on Sunday afternoon in the city's Mission District as 20-year-old Jesus Solis. Tipsters alerted media outlets about the 4 p.m. shooting on Treat Street, claiming Solis, whose hometown is not known, had been killed execution-style.

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    September 17, 2012

    Man "Executed" in the Mission; Homicide No. 50

    Police are investigating a second homicide over the weekend, which claimed the life of a man in his 20s. Officer Albie Esparza tells us that on Sunday about 4 p.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Treat Street on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found an unidentified man shot ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Woman Knocked Out, Robbed While Boozing at Local Park

    A San Francisco woman blacked out after a night of drinking in a local park -- but not because she consumed too many beers. According to police, the 35-year-old woman was drinking in the Potrero del Sol Skate Park on Saturday night with another female who hit her over the head with a beer bottle bot ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Teen Arrested on Suspicion of Shooting Teen

    San Francisco police tracked down and arrested a 16-year-old boy who they say shot another teen last week, leaving him in critical condition. Sgt. Michael Andraychak told reporters that the boy was arrested on Sunday afternoon in connection with a shooting at the Alice Griffith public housing comple ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    S.F. Cop Shoots Man Outside Chocolate Factory on Embarcadero

    A 30-year-old man remains in critical condition being shot by a San Francisco police officer, who chased the man down the Embarcadero after he allegedly stabbed a co-worker. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that at about 10:15 a.m., the suspect, who was only described as a Cambodian man, began stabbing a ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 36

    A 21-year-old man was shot to death last night near the Sunnydale housing projects, the second one in that neighborhood this week.According to Officer Albie Esparza, police were called to the 1800 block of Sunnydale just before 10 p.m. on reports of a man shot. When they arrived, they found the vict ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Police Looking for Castro Gay Bashers

    Police are asking for the public's help in locating two men who they say were involved in two separate hate crimes in the Castro neighborhood.The first incident happened on March 29 on the 400 block of Castro. The victim was attacked while the suspects yelled homophobic remarks, said Officer Albie E ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Man Critically Beaten as He Showers at Home

    This is not exactly what you'd call an arousing shower scene. A 32-year-old man was brutally beaten as he bathed yesterday morning at his home in the Bayview. Police say 22-year-old De Angelo Winston broke into the victim's home on the 1100 block of Ingerson Avenue just before 8:30 a.m., where he ru ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Roland Pouncy Charged with Murder of Richard Sprague

    ​The man who was found with 47-year-old Richard Sprague's debit card a few days after he was murdered is now being accused of killing Sprague. Officer Albie Esparza told SF Weekly today that more evidence developed in the case which  led to the arrest of 42-year-old Roland Pouncy, who appeare ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Teen Shot on Muni in Broad Daylight

    ​Just yesterday, police were bragging somewhat about how violent crime on Muni was on the decline. But just a few hours after releasing that tidbit of news, a teenager was shot while riding the bus through the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. At about 1:40 p.m., the shooter boarded the Muni ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Roland Pouncy Found with Murdered Man's Debit Card

    ​Police might have made a small crack in solving the tragic murder earlier this week. Officer Albie Esparza told SF Weekly this morning that they arrested 42-year-old Roland Pouncy on suspicion of stolen property.Although Pouncy has not been charged with murder, he was found to have 47-year-old Ri ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Richard Sprague Identified as Man Who Died "Slow, Agonizing Death"; Homicide No. 8

    ​(Update, 12:22 p.m.): Officer Albie Esparza said the victim was neither shot nor stabbed. Medical authorities are conducting an autopsy to determine exactly how Sprague was killed, Esparza said. (Original story, 8:15 a.m.) Medical authorities this morning identified the man who was stabbed to dea ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Cyclist Suffers Head Trauma After Being Hit by Postal Truck

    ​(Update 2 p.m.): Officer Albie Esparza informs us that the victim was treated at San Francisco General Hospital and is doing just fine. The woman was not wearing a helmet when the truck driver rolled through a stop sign and hit her. (Original story 9:10 a.m.) A 39-year-old woman is in critical co ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Scott Mitchell, Man Who Drove Through Muni Tunnel, Accused of Being Drunk

    ​Police arrested 40-year-old Scott Mitchell on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he got his SUV stuck in the Muni tunnel just in time for the the morning commute to start. Officer Albie Esparza couldn't explain why Mitchell drove into the underground tunnel at Church and Duboce, but he ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Joseph Minozzi Identified as Man Stabbed to Death

    ​The Medical Examiner identified 30-year-old Joseph Minozzi as the man who was stabbed to death early Thursday morning in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood.At about 2:40 a.m. on Thursday, Minozzi, a Hayward resident, was found bleeding on the corner of Sixth and Stevenson streets from multiple sta ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Man Found Dead in Polk Gulch; Homicide No. 50

    Man killed, but what happened?​Update (noon): Officer Albie Esparza called us back and said that the man's body was so badly decomposed that the medical examiner has to run forensics tests to determine the race, age, and cause of death. Officers are unsure when the man was killed or how long his b ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Police Need Help Finding Robbers Who Beat Man to Near Death

    SFPD needs your help​Police are asking the public to help track down two men responsible for brutally beating and robbing a San Francisco man as he walked through the Tenderloin nearly two months ago. On Oct. 11, at about 5 p.m., the 31-year-old victim was walking at Ellis and Jones streets when t ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Man Badly Beaten in Bayview Home Invasion

    ​A 32-year-old man is suffering a life-threatening head injury after he was badly beaten inside his own home yesterday morning.Police say the man was in bed asleep at 11 a.m. when he woke up to a crackling sound and then heard his front door open. The daring man went into the living room to check ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Man Tries to Drill Brother in the Head

    Drill, baby, drill​Update 1:05 p.m.: Officer Albie Esparza tells us police have learned that the suspect and victim were actually brothers who had been arguing over drill bits that night. Police arrested Kevin Guerin, 57, on suspicion of attempted homicide, false imprisonment, and assault with a d ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Dionette Cherney: DA Has Yet to File Charges Against Cyclist Who Killed Tourist

    ​On July 15, Dionette Cherney was walking across Mission Street at the Embarcadero when a cyclist blew through a red light and knocked her to the ground. The Washington, D.C. resident, who was visiting San Francisco with her husband, died a month later when her husband removed her from life suppor ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Another Shooting in the Mission

    What's up with all this violence in the Mission?​A man was critically injured after being shot in the Mission District, marking the fourth shooting in a weeklong streak of gun violence in the neighborhood. Police issued very few details about yesterday's shooting, which occurred at shortly before ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Man Robs, Attempts to Strangle Woman Riding Muni

    Sometimes, it's a scary ride​As any casual commuter knows, riding Muni can be a very scary event -- and not just because drivers are known to text while behind the wheel or weird riders are seen masturbating on the bus.  In one local woman's case, her ride on the 14 line could be described as ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Woman Shot in the Back While at a Party in the Mission

    Woman shot ​UPDATE: Police say the victim has now been upgraded to non-life-threatening injuries. A 21-year-old woman remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was shot early Sunday morning while standing outside a house in the Mission District. Police said that the woman wa ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Sean Everette Wilson Identified as Man Shot in Hayes Valley

    Victim identified ​Medical authorities have released the name of the man who was shot to death Monday night as 20-year-old Sean Everette Wilson of San Francisco. Wilson was on the 500 block of Webster when he was shot in the head, according to police. No arrests have been made.

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    July 6, 2011

    Picasso Theft: Police Impound Taxicab

    Police say they have spoken to the cab driver who picked up a ballsy thief after he ripped an original Picasso pencil sketch from the wall of a Union Square art gallery yesterday morning. Cops have also impounded the taxi cab used in the theft. Meanwhile, police are reviewing surveillance released b ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Mark McGovern Update: Police ID Person of Interest in Gaelic Football Fracas

    Mark McGovern​Police say they've identified a person of interest in the attack on Mark McGovern, the 22-year-old Gaelic football player who remains in a coma after an incident during a match last weekend.However, they won't say who it is. Officer Albie Esparza told the Examiner that the person of ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Mark McGovern: Police Investigate Gaelic Footballer's Severe Injury

    What happened to Mark McGovern?​UPDATE: Coach says opposing player stood over gravely injured footballer, said "That's what you get for giving me shit." The San Francisco Police Department is investigating an "off-the-ball" incident that left 22-year-old Gaelic football player Mark McGovern in a c ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Dodgers Come to Town, Giants to Increase Security

    Leave the rivalry on the field​With the Dodgers -- and their fans -- making their way to San Francisco for tonight's game, the Giants have added more security to "prepare for the worst."Officer Albie Esparza told media outlets that police will have a "very visible increased presence" inside and ou ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    SF Teen, Victor Zheng, Stabbled to Death; Homicide No. 12

    Teen killed? That's just bloody wrong​A San Francisco teen was stabbed to death Monday night as he walked through the Ingleside neighborhood, according media reports.  At around 11 p.m., Victor Zheng, 16, was walking with a friend along Capitol and De Montfort Avenues when an Asian man came u ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Man Shot This Morning in Mission District

    Violent Commute​Police are corralling reporters to the Mission District to give details on a shooting that occurred earlier this morning. Officer Albie Esparza says that a shooting occurred on the corner of Folsom and 16th streets at about 10 a.m.

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    August 17, 2010

    Accused Sex Offenders Arrested at San Francisco Airport

    ​U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing it nabbed two alleged sex offenders at San Francisco Airport after the American citizens' separate flights from the Philippines touched down.  The first man was arrested last Monday on a warrant out of Washington State. The second man was book ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Reports Police Responded an Hour Late to Mission Shooting Inaccurate, Says SFPD

    ​A disturbing triple shooting on Saturday in the Mission came with its own disturbing sub-story: While eyewitnesses and medical personnel pegged the incident as occurring close to 10:30, the San Francisco Police reported responding at close to midnight. Did the SFPD let three bloody men roll arou ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Public's Help Sought in Tenderloin Hit-and-Run

    ​If you were standing at the corner of Hyde and Golden Gate at 5:04 a.m. on July 28 -- and there must be some of you -- then the San Francisco Police are begging for your help. At around that time, a relatively new, silver four-door vehicle believed to possibly be an Oldsmobile barreled through th ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    More than $100K in Stolen Art Crammed in Terry Helbing's Cramped Tenderloin Room

    This minor piece was not discovered in Terry Helbing's Tenderloin SRO hotel room -- but other works with an estimated value of more than $100,000 were​The arrest of a suspected Tenderloin thief jumped from police blotter material to Movie of the Week yesterday, when police carted a cache of stolen ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    S.F. 'Cannabis Freedom Day' Is Coming -- Isn't It?

    PacdogHow will you celebrate Cannabis Freedom Day? ​It seems 4/20 isn't the only holiday on a marijuana aficionado's calendar -- in fact, around these parts there's a more important -- if more obscure -- fete just a few weeks afterward. That'd be Cannabis Freedom Day, which is traditionally the f ... More >>

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