John Cleary

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Sketch Released of Alleged Assailant in Fatal SOMA Mugging -- And He Looks Like Mario Van Peebles

    The man on the left is the suspect for a fatal April mugging; at right is his buddyPolice on Wednesday released the above sketch of the mugger who may be responsible for the death of 63-year-old Helen Canafax, and the alleged mugger's pal (right). SF Weekly has written a bit about Canafax, a woman k ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    SFPD Homicide Inspector Has 'Fingers Crossed' That Suspect He Nabbed For Unrelated Felony Is Man Behind Fatal SOMA Mugging

    Helen CanafaxHomicide Inspector Richard Martin told SF Weekly that he's hopeful a man he arrested on May 7 on an outstanding felony warrant could be the mugger police are seeking behind last month's fatal purse snatching of 63-year-old Helen Canafax -- but more witnesses could be needed to prove the ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    A Murder Most Foul: Police Seek Public's Aid in Fatal Robbery

    View Larger Map The San Francisco Police Department has turned to the general public for any leads in solving an April robbery in SoMa that left a 63-year-old woman dead. On April 10 in front of 680 Folsom Street, an unknown man robbed Helen Canafax, described by police as "a popular and generous w ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2004

    Sunset on a Murder

    Everyone thought the drunken fighting was just boys being boys. Until Robert Ramirez was shot 14 times in the face and Philip Sands -- one of his closest west-side friends -- was charged with murdering him.

  • News

    August 16, 1995

    Money for Nothing

    If you're good at pushing a shopping cart - really good - and establish a lucrative route, you too can make minimum wage by heisting bottles, cans, and newspapers from the blue recycling bins. And incur the wrath of the cops in the process.

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