Carlos Manfredi

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    April 16, 2013

    S.F. High School on Lockdown After Teen Possibly Found With Gun

    A 14-year-old boy is in custody today after he was reportedly found with a gun at a Potrero Hill high school, police said. Teachers at International Studies Academy, located at 655 De Haro Street, called police at about 11:15 a.m. claiming there was an armed student on campus. A suspicious securi ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    49ers Fans Were Too Disappointed to Trash San Francisco Last Night

    If ever there was a silver lining to be had from our sad Super Bowl loss, it's that nobody was excited enough to smash up businesses and beat up other football fans. Disappointed fans instead wallowed their sorrows in a bottle of alcohol (sorry Mayor Lee) before stumbling home to pass out and forg ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Nudists Finally Get Into Trouble for Being Naked in Public

    As promised, San Francisco's nudists took off their clothes today and rallied outside City Hall, and as promised, the cops were out enforcing the brand spankin' new law prohibiting nudists from taking off their clothes in public. Today, the ban on public nudity went into effect, just two days afte ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Kevin Collins Case: Bones Foud at Haight Street Home Are Not Missing Boy's

    Police descended on a home in the Upper Haight yesterday morning where they served a search warrant related to the cold case investigation of Kevin Collins, the 10-year-old boy who disappeared from a San Francisco street 29 years ago. While at the residence, located on the 1100 block of Masonic St ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Francisco Gutierrez Identified as Man Killed by Fleeing Driver on New Year's Day (Update)

    Update 3:45 p.m.: Investigators say the suspect is 19-year-old David Morales, a documented gang member in San Francisco. He's been arrested and charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for shooting at three victims at the Valencia Gardens Housing Development. He was als ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Local Cop Being Investigated Over Facebook Post

    The always zany Sgt. Carl T might have thought he was being funny -- or at least he was having fun -- when he posted on his Facebook page a video of a speeding Lamborghini with comments noting haw fast the car was going and drunk its passengers were. T -- who legally changed his name from Tennenba ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Jack Wing Identified as Pedestrian Killed in SOMA

    Medical authorities have identified the pedestrian who was killed yesterday in SOMA as 78-year-old Jack Wing. Wing was walking at Market and Beale streets at about 2:30 p.m. when a person driving a truck hit him, police said. Wing, an Albany resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. See also: DA H ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Pedestrian Killed on Market Street Today

    An unidentified man was killed this afternoon after a truck hit him as he walked through the city's SOMA neighborhood. Police say the the man, who was in his 40s, was at Market and Beale streets about 2:30 p.m. when he was struck. It's not yet known whether the man was in a crosswalk or if he was ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Contractor Takes a Tumble Chasing Down Alleged Burglar

    Franjo Vernic is handy with the tools, but no one is mistaking him for Usain Bolt. The contractor is sporting a bulky cast on his left arm these days -- along with a story -- after trying to chase down an accused burglar. He's working a job in a home on the Vallejo steps that, in his words "has been ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Double Shooting in the Tenderloin

    Two men are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in the Tenderloin neighborhood this afternoon, police said. Investigators are still at the crime scene, which occurred on the 200 block of Leavenworth, trying to piece together exactly what happened.

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    October 30, 2012

    Hun Saelee, Judiana Lau Arrested After Halloween Party Shooting

    San Francisco police arrested two people accused of opening fire in a parking lot, striking a 21-year-old man in the head. Officer Carlos Manfredi says police tracked down 30-year-old Hun Saelee and 26-year-old Judiana Lau at a San Leandro residence Sunday morning after the shooting. Both were arres ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Martin J. Vaneycke Accused of Drugging Woman at Bar and Sexually Assaulting Her

    A 50-year-old man was hauled to jail earlier this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman he met at a Sunset District bar. Officer Carlos Manfredi says the crime took place on Sept. 21 when the woman and her boyfriend were drinking at an unidentified bar. The couple started chat ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Police Arrest "Tall Guy, Short Guy" in Connection to 11 Robberies

    San Francisco police tracked down the two guys -- one tall, one short -- who they say are responsible for holding up a slew of restaurants, phones stores, and even a hot tub business over the last month. Officer Carlos Manfredi says police arrested 40-year-old Ray Faar, of San Francisco, and 48-year ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Jesus Solis Homicide: Adrian Landers Arrested, "Armed and Dangerous" Suspect on the Lam

    Police arrested one teen and are looking for a second man in connection to last week's homicide of 20-year-old Jesus Solis who was shot to death during an altercation in broad daylight.  Officer Carlos Manfredi says Adrian Landers, 18, was taken into custody on Thursday at 4 p.m. after homicide ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012
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    September 14, 2012

    Cops Bust Teens Robbing Man on his Cell Phone

    Talk about a call interrupted. A San Francisco man was trying to make a call while in the Tenderloin when he was accosted and robbed by four rude teens. The incident happened just before midnight on Aug. 19 when the 42-year-old man was walking west on the 300 block of Turk Street. When he stopped to ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Malicious Man Hammers Co-Worker Over Head

    And you thought you worked in a hostile environment. A 47-year-old man was hammered -- literally -- by his co-worker yesterday morning as the two crossed paths unexpectedly in the Mission Bay neighborhood. According to police, the victim was on the 800 block of Seventh Street near a construction sit ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    S.F. Cops Arrest Gun-Happy Man in Bayview

    Yesterday, we told readers about how police did a rather successful gun sweep through the Bayview District, collecting 10 firearms on Saturday alone.One of those alleged gun-toters was 21-year-old Daron Raynaldo, San Francisco, who was busted with multiple illegal firearms inside his home, said Offi ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012
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    September 12, 2012

    Cops Seize 10 Guns in the Bayview on Saturday Alone

    On August 7, Mayor Ed Lee held a press conference at Calvary Hill Community Church near the Bayview district to announce that he was dropping his pursuit of the controversial "Stop-and-Frisk" policy. SFPD Chief Greg Suhr joined him, to declare that the department would be implementing a new anti-gun ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Lawrence Richardson Murder: Police Need Your Help Finding Shooters

    San Francisco police are asking for your help in tracking down the people who shot and killed 21-year-old Lawrence Richardson as he left a Western Addition grocery store earlier this year. On April 2, at about 10:30 p.m., Richardson was walking out of a corner store at Divisadero and Eddy streets wh ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    S.F Cops Bust a Bunch of Drug Dealers Near Local Schools

    This is how the San Francisco Police Department welcomed students back to school this year: Putting drug dealers behind bars. Just in time for school to start,police  wrapped up its two-week program called "Operation Safe Schools," where they successfully plucked 25 accused drug dealers off the ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Alleged Cock Ring Patrol Upsets Castro Nudists

    Believe it or not, being a nudist doesn't always make for a liberating life. Just ask the naked folks of the Castro, who claim San Francisco cops are on unofficial "Cock Ring Patrol" in the Castro, which is exactly what it sounds like: cops cracking down on nudists wearing cock rings. Mitch Hightowe ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    San Francisco Man Clobbered With Baseball Bat for No Apparent Reason

    A 22-year-old man is clinging to life today after he was jumped by six men and attacked with a baseball bat near Lake Merced, according to police. At about 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, the victim was walking his cousin back to a car parked on the 200 block of Skyline Boulevard when six men surrounded him. O ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Sandie Harden Arrested in Connection to Kidnapping, Robbing Elderly Woman

    San Francisco police used DNA evidence to track down one the men they say kidnapped an elderly woman during a home invasion robbery in the Portola neighborhood. On May 27, at about 11:15 a.m., the 79-year-old victim was inside her home on the 200 block of Gaven Street when she heard a knock at the f ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Aubrey Abrakasa: Police Need Help Solving Homicide of Popular Teen

    Six years ago exactly, 17-year-old Aubrey Abrakasa was gunned down in the city's NOPA neighborhood. Police have yet to find his killer, but hope the anniversary of his death will spark new leads in this cold case.Investigators today released Abrakasa's photo with information about his death, and tol ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    John Fradet Allegedly Stole Unbelievble Amount of Alcohol From Restaurant

    San Francisco police have caught up with a window-smashing burglar who they said hit the same downtown business (literally) four times where he swiped $7,000 worth of booze. Officer Carlos Manfredi tells us that 40-year-old John Fradet was arrested yesterday on suspicion of burglary after police bus ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    More Gunfire Rattles San Francisco, Two People Shot in Western Addition

     San Francisco police are investigating yet another double shooting this week, which injured two people in their early 20s. Officer Carlos Manfredi tells us that cops heard shots fired about 12:32 p.m. in the area of Steiner and Eddy streets. They "saturated the area" until they found the two v ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Bomb Squad Investigating Strange Device in Mission Bay, Residents Evacuated

    San Francisco police have evacuated two buildings and some houseboats on the waterfront in Mission Bay after a "suspicious device" was found earlier this morning. Officer Carlos Manfredi says police were called to the scene about 10:46 a.m. on reports that the device was on the 200 block of Channel ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Another Taxi Driver Assaulted and Robbed

    Police are investigating a violent robbery that occurred in the city's Sunset District early this morning that landed a local cabbie in the hospital. Officer Carlos Manfredi didn't have much information at this time, but says that about 5:30 a.m. a man pulled a gun on a taxi driver near Fourth Avenu ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Shots Fired Outside Philz Coffee in Mission District

    Police are headed to the scene of a shooting that just occurred outside Philz Coffee on 24th and Folsom streets in the city's Mission District. Officer Carlos Manfredi had very little information at this time, but told us that the victim was a Latino man, and the suspect was a black man. Officers ar ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Bay Bridge Reopened After Shooting

    Update (12 p.m.): All lanes of the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge are open again to traffic, however, media outlets are reporting traffic is still sluggish for San Francisco drivers headed to the East Bay. Calls to the CHP have not yet been returned, however, press reports say nobody was injured i ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Bomb Squad Called to North Beach Home Last Night

    Police investigators are still trying to figure out whether the suspicious devices found inside a woman's North Beach home yesterday are dangerous. The bizarre incident started at 4 p.m. when an employee at 101 Market Street noticed that one of her co-workers was "exhibiting signs of psychiatric dis ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    SFPD Releases New Photos of 114 Stolen Bikes

    Last week, we alerted readers to the SFPD's great find: a huge stash of stolen bikes. Of course, this news sent recent bike theft victims into a frenzy, hoping one of those recovered bikes was theirs.Today, police released a full list of the bikes along with enlarged photos of each so that cyclists ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Sena Putra Identified as Pedestrian Killed in SOMA

    The Medical Examiner has identified the man who was run over by a large truck yesterday afternoon in the city's SOMA neighborhood as 47-year-old Sena Putra of Oakland. Putra was walking at 13th and Folsom streets just before 1 p.m. when a truck traveling east on Folsom made a right onto 13th Street ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Police Arrest Angry, Gun-Toting Man in the Mission

    San Francisco police arrested a 55-year-old man early this morning after he allegedly pulled a gun on another man at a local gas station and threatened to kill him.Officer Carlos Manfredi tells us that at about 12:30 a.m., police were called to a gas station on the 1500 block of South Van Ness, wher ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Pedestrian Hurt in SOMA Hit-And-Run

    ​Police are asking for the public to be on the look out for a white, two-door sedan which they say is responsible for a hit-and-run accident that occurred in SOMA this afternoon. At about 2:05, the 35-year-old man was walking on Second and Bryant streets when he was hit by a driver in a white seda ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Police Need Your Help in Finding Men Responsible for Brutal Beating in Civic Center

    ​San Francisco police are looking for three men who savagely beat a 23-year-old Hayward man, kicking and punching him until he fell to the pavement. The cops have released these photos of the identified suspects, who have been on the lam since the Jan. 29 assault. According to police, at about 2 a ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Banana-Sam: Cops Asking Questions After Zoo Claimed "No Questions Asked"

    ​The San Francisco Zoo may have made a monkey out of the man who graciously returned Banana-Sam, the celebrity critter who was brazenly snatched from the zoo on Friday. Just a few hours after the squirrel monkey was discovered missing last week, SF Weekly talked to Tanya Peterson, the executive di ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Cops Shoot Man During Traffic Stop

    Gunfire in the Lower Nob Hill hood​Police shot and wounded an unidentified man who opened fire on them as they pulled him over during a traffic stop in the Lower Nob Hill area this afternoon. Officers made a traffic stop at about 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Larkin and Bush streets. As officers appr ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Transgender Woman Attacked on Halloween

    coolers should only be used for parties​A 43-year-old transgender woman was attacked Halloween night as she walked though the Mission District, according to police.The woman was on the 500 block of Valencia Street when the suspect approached her and started yelling gay slurs at her and threatened ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Lefty O'Doul's: Another Thief Busted?

    A great place to be if you are hungry, bad place to be if you just committed a crime​Lefty O'Doul's has garnered quite a reputation, if not for its world-famous working man's grub, then definitely for hiring the potty-mouthed Santa who was canned from Macy's for telling a dirty joke. But more rece ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    OccupySF Police Raid Called Off, But Why?

    Erin SherbertStranger things have happened ​Early this morning, San Francisco police circled the OccupySF site on Justin Herman Plaza, donning helmets and batons, ready to raid the camp. But for some reason, after bringing in backup, the cops retreated a few hours later, calling off the planned ra ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    SF Cops Join LA's Finest In Disputing RAND Study's Findings That Marijuana Clubs Don't Cause Crime

    Not the club's fault​What with the company's deep connections to the American war machine, the RAND Corporation isn't exactly a pack of hippies. Which makes it all the more surprising that the policy-think tank released a study this week declaiming that medical marijuana dispensaries cause a ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Cops Prey on Market Street Cyclists

    Cyclists beware!​It's the mark of a crappy day when you receive a moving violation prior to sipping your first cup of coffee. Cyclists along the Market-Van Ness corridor have thus been marked. A phalanx of motorcycle cops this morning greeted bicycle riders with reminders about the difference betw ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Athena Wortham, Woman Who Killed Intruder Who Choked Her, Is Accused of Murder

    Is self defense murder?​Athena Wortham was asleep in her home on Sunday morning when she woke up to find an intruder allegedly trying to strangle her. She did what anyone who was fighting for their life might do -- she killed him. But now an apparent act of self defense has landed her in jail. San ... More >>

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