Michael Andraychak

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    March 7, 2013

    Alleged Bag Thief Busted on Camera at the Hall of Justice

    The cops are looking for this man pictured to your right, who allegedly snatched a bag from the foster mother of Nash, the newborn baby who was found on a Bayview street in December. Cameras at the Hall of Justice snapped these images of the suspect, who allegedly stole the bag sometime around 4 p ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Marijuana Robbers Barricaded Inside Pot Club, Traffic Jam in the Bayview

    San Francisco police are on the scene of an attempted robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary early this morning where one of the suspects remains inside the building. Sgt. Michael Andraychak gave us very spotty information as he was on his way to the scene, located on the 2100 block of Jennings ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Police Shoot Teen After He Allegedly Hit a Cop With His Car

    Last night four San Francisco cops shot an 18-year-old man who was wanted in connected with an armed carjacking after the suspect allegedly reversed his car into an officer during a car chase. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says at about 6:49 p.m., four cops were patrolling the housing projects in the Ba ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Cops Find Assault Rifle That Was Stolen From Police Car

    You can come out from under the bed now. San Francisco police announced they have located and recovered the AR-15 that was taken from an unmarked police car over the weekend. Sgt. Michael Andraychak sent out a quick e-mail letting the public now that all is well: "As the theft of this rifle was a ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Chuong Nguyen: Cops Looking for Missing Developmentally Disabled Man

    San Francisco police are asking for the public's help in locating a 32-year-old man who's been missing since Friday night where he was last seen at his residence. According to police, Chuong Nguyen is reported to have a mental capacity of a 12-to-14 year old and easily becomes confused. He might n ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Gun Thief Steals Assault Rifle From S.F. Cop

    Well this is unnerving. Some gun-happy person broke into a San Francisco police car over the weekend and snatched an assault rifle that's used specifically to train officers to handle high-risk incidents. Now that gun-happy person is a gun-toting person. According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, t ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta Identified as Man Murdered Near Alamo Square

    Police are investigating a fatal shooting that killed 23-year-old Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta near Alamo Square early Sunday morning. According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, police were called to the intersection of Webster and Hayes at about 2 a.m. on reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they fou ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Jovan Jones Accused of Raping, Robbing Woman in Home Invasion

    A 25-year-old man was arrested over weekend after he allegedly forced his way into a woman's home where he pushed her to the floor of her apartment raped her, robbed her, and threatened to kill her. On Saturday at about 8 p.m., the 26-year-old victim was entering her residence on Alta Street when ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Low-Level Marijuana Offenders Still Busted By SFPD Even Though They're Not Supposed to

    They say the best journalism produces outrage, not awareness. Medical cannabis and marijuana legalization advocates are sometimes easily annoyed, but last week's Bay Citizen report of an uptick in undercover marijuana buy-busts in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood had them apoplectic. There's a r ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Allegedly Unstable Man Locks Himself in Castro Gas Station, Causing Police Standoff

    San Francisco police took a 30-year-old Livingston man into custody this afternoon after he had forced his way into a Chevron gas station and locked himself inside the clerk's office. Sgt. Michael Andraychak told us that at about 10:40 a.m., the man was at the gas station on the corner of Market a ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Malachi Barton, Accused Gang Member, Hits Police Car, Flees (Update)

    Update (12:46 p.m): Police have identified the suspect as 24-year-old Malachi Barton. He was booked on felony charges of evading arrest and assault with a deadly weapon. Original story (7:07 a.m.): A 24-year-old suspected gang member was arrested last night after allegedly slamming into a SFPD veh ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Here Are the Local Men Accused of Child Porn

    Today, police have released the booking photos of the four men arrested yesterday during a city sweep of suspected child pornographers. Police arrested Alexis Zhong Wang, 25; Jaime Rodriguez, 46; Juan Martinez, 28; and Guillermo Escandon-Aguilar, 28 on suspicion of possessing and distributing kiddie ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    SFPD Responds to Increasing Gun Violence in the Mission

    We keep telling you about more murders and more violence nearly every day in the Mission District. But now we are going to tell you what police are doing about it. Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells SF Weekly that the Police Department has allocated "additional staffing" to the Mission District in respon ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Man Shoots at Cop From Moving Vehicle

    One man is in jail this morning and two more are on the lam after police chased their car through the Mission District as one suspect fired rounds at the officer. According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, the incident started about 1:30 a.m., when a cop was shot at "multiple times" from a moving vehicle ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    James Bartley Accused of Beating Elderly Woman in Chinatown

    San Francisco police tracked down the man they say viciously attacked a 94-year-old woman as she walked through Chinatown in broad daylight. James Bartley, 52, was arrested this week on suspicion of aggravated assault, batter, elder abuse, and criminal threats, says Sgt. Michael Andraychak. He was b ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Fleeing Driver Shoots at Cops, Then Crashes Into Taxi

    While you were snoozing away early this morning, cops were tending to some drama down in the Tenderloin, involving fleeing suspects, guns, and an injured cab driver. Police say that at 2 a.m., officers attempted to pull over a driver at Eddy and Laguna streets, but instead of stopping, the driver sp ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Football Stabbing, Dramatic Shooting Kept Cops Busy Yesterday

    It was an active weekend for San Francisco for cops and criminals. Police made a few significant arrests, starting with a stabbing near Candlestick Park where the 49ers were playing the New York Giants on Sunday. According to police. the incident started at about 1:35 p.m. when two men approached a ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    SFPD Says Fake Public Utility Workers Are Scamming Residents

    San Francisco police are warning residents of a scam where faux public utility workers are duping folks into letting them inside their homes and then robbing them. According to police, the first incident occurred Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. on the1400 block of Jackson Street. The suspect claimed to be a ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Teenage Girl Stabbed Repeatedly Last Night

    A 17-year-old girl is clinging to life today after she was brutally stabbed after a fight broke out in the Mission District last night.Sgt. Michael Andraychak says that at about 7 p.m. police were called to the the intersection of 21st and Valencia where they found the victim bleeding on the sidewal ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Timothy Stewart Accused of Murdering Terry Spray in Western Addition Attack

    Homicide investigators tracked down a 51-year-old San Mateo man who they say assaulted a San Francisco man, which eventually killed him. On Monday, police took Timothy Stewart into custody in connection with the murder of 61-year-old Terry Spray. Police didn't release too many details about the crim ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Cop Shoots Man, Protesters Vandalize Mission Police Station

    Protesters spontaneously rallied outside the Mission Police Station last night after a plainclothes officers shot a man who the cops recognized as a gang member.According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, two plainclothes officers from the Gang Task Force were working with two probation officers at 14th a ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Activist, Arrested on Child Porn Charges -- Again

    Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist who was arrested earlier this summer on child pornography charges, was booked in jail again today after police obtained even more evidence allegedly linking him to child porn.Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that Brinkin, 66, turned himself in today at ab ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Police Looking for Driver Who Apparently Hit Pededstrian Intentionally

    San Francisco police are asking for your help in tracking down a driver who allegedly hit a 36-year-old man and before speeding off, leaving him in critical condition. The hit and run happened on Aug. 21 at about 9:50 p.m. when police at the Bayview station were called to the intersection of Alameda ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Cops Arrest Men Wanted for Serial Robberies in the Richmond District

    Richmond District businesses can relax a little now that police have busted the men they say are responsible for a slew of heists, including a restaurant and a jewelry store. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says police arrested a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old man, and a 23-year-old man on suspicion of robb ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Shots Fired in the Western Addition, Four Arrested

    Police are investigating a shooting last night in which multiple suspects were detained, but the victims could still be on the loose. According to police, three shots were fired just before 5:30 p.m. on the corner of Webster and Fulton streets. Witnesses saw a possible suspect run from the scene. Of ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Bomb Squad Evacuates Apartment in Downtown (Update)

    Update (8:17 a.m.) Officer Gordon Shyy tells us that the hazardous items were capped pipes and they were deemed to be harmless. So we can all carry on about our day. (Original story 7:29 a.m.) About 75 residents were awoken from their slumber early this morning and forced to evacuate when police fou ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    SFPD Cancels Scheduled Sobriety Checkpoints, Instead Will Focus on North Beach Drunks

    San Francisco police will be out in force this weekend, just not in the places you were expecting to see them. Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that there's been a little change of plans for the 17-day crackdown on drunks on the roads. Instead of sobriety checkpoints on the south side of town, cops ... 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

    SFPD Alerts Public of Sexual Assault in Mission District

    San Francisco Police need your help locating two men, including a guy that looks like this dude to the right, who are suspects in a sexual assault that occurred in the city's Mission District last month. On June 6, the victim was in the area of Erie and Mission streets when the suspects placed her i ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Gary Smith Identified as Man Killed in SOMA; Two Arrested

    San Francisco police caught the two men who they say shot and killed 25-year-old Gary Smith on Friday night. On Saturday, Union City police arrested Anthony Pratt, 27, of Union City, and Trumillion Ballard, 24, of San Francisco on suspicion of murder. Both were booked into San Francisco County Jail. ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    More Reports of Weird Chinese Ghost Scams in San Francisco

    In May, San Francisco police nabbed a trio of alleged crooks who had lured dozens of elderly, Asian women in the Sunset neighborhood into a bizarre ghost scam where they convinced the victims to hand over their money and valuables. But even with those suspects behind bars and awaiting trial, more el ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Police Investigate Suspicious Death

    San Francisco police are trying to figure out what happened to a man they found dead yesterday evening in the city's Richmond District. Sgt. Michael Andraychak had very little information to offer at this time, but said police were called to the intersection of John F. Kennedy Drive and Bernice Roge ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    SFPD Says Mission District Rape Was Never Reported

    Yesterday, police were flooded with calls from media outlets after news hit a local blog detailing a vicious rape in the city's Mission District. After doing a bit of digging, police confirmed that they have no reports of this rape on file. Mission Mission reported earlier this week an e-mail the bl ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Lupe Mercado, Barry Gilton Accused of Murdering Calvin Sneed

    San Francisco police arrested two men in connection with the death of 22-year-old Calvin Sneed who was shot as he drove through the Bayview last week.According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, Lupe Mercado, 37, and Barry Gilton, 38, both of San Francisco, were arrested on Friday on suspicion of homicide. ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Police Need Your Help Finding Bay to Breakers Assailant Dressed in 49ers Jersey

    If you were basking in the sun near Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park after the Bay to Breakers race Sunday afternoon, police could really use your help. On Sunday, around 4:56 p.m., a 31-year-old man was sucker-punched in the head as he was chilling in the park with friends. Sgt. Michael Andraycha ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Police Want Public's Help Nabbing Serial Bank Robbers

    San Francisco inspectors are asking that you keep an eye out for these suspects who are wanted in connection with several local bank robberies.The first robbery happened on April 30 at about 11:30 a.m. The suspect walked into a bank on the 300 block of Clay Street and demanded money from the teller. ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Police Seek Public's Help in Hit-and-Run Accident

    Yesterday, we informed readers about the tragic hit-and-run accident in North Beach that left a 62-year-old man clinging to life. Police are offering up a little more information about the vehicle that was seen fleeing the scene, hoping people will help them find the person responsible.Sgt. Michael ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Derryck A. King, Suspected Purse-Snatcher, Shot at by Police

    San Francisco police shot at a man who was attempting to rob a 30-year-old woman as she walked through the city's Financial District late last night. According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, officers were coming from another call about about 10:40 p.m. when they heard a woman scream. The cops saw ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Bomb Squad Investigates Shady Package; Streets Closed, Muni, BART Slowed

    San Francisco police are warning drivers to avoid the area near Geneva and San Jose avenues, where a suspicious package was found on the sidewalk late this afternoon.According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, the bomb squad was called to the intersection at about 2:50 p.m., and is currently on the scene ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Body Washed Up at Bodega Bay Might Be Sailor From Farallon Islands Accident

    Authorities say they might have recovered the body of one of the sailors who went missing after a boating accident near the Farallon Islands earlier this month.Tourists spotted the body at the base of the cliff at Bodega Head Tuesday evening, but helicopters couldn't see anything "due to the darkne ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Police Chief Greg Suhr to Discuss Violent Murder of Ingleside Family

    Police Chief Greg Suhr is planning a trip to the Ingleside district tomorrow afternoon, where he will meet with members of the community to talk about the brutal mass killing that took place along a quiet, residential street nearly three weeks ago.The town hall meeting, to be held at City College, w ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Occupy SF: 75 Arrested in Catholic Church Occupation

    The San Francisco Archdiocese made it very clear they are there to serve God, not the 99 percent. The religious leaders yesterday afternoon ordered police to start rounding up occupiers and arresting them a day after protesters descended on the church's vacant building on Turk Street, pledging to tu ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Heartless Burglars Beat Dogs, Steal Puppies

    What kind of monster would beat a dog?​Police are asking for the public's help to locate four three-week-old puppies that were stolen during a burglary in the Double Rock neighborhood earlier this week. According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, the burglars broke into a home on the 100 block of Camero ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Man Robbed While Peeing in North Beach Alley

    Those robbers really took the piss out of him​If you're a robber looking to score an easy victim -- urine luck!Police say that a San Francisco man was robbed as he urinated in an alley at about 1:55 a.m. on Friday. According to police, the man had met friends at a nearby bar, and as they were deci ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Bobby Jones Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 47

    ​Update (10:20 a.m.): Medial authorities have identified the man who was shot yesterday evening as Bobby Jones, a San Francisco resident.Original story (7:15 a.m.): A 23-year-old man was killed last night in a multiple shooting in San Francisco's Sunnydale neighborhood, police said. Police were ca ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Suicidal Man at Market Street Talked Down from the Ledge

    A suicidal man went to the top of a downtown building Monday morning and stayed on the edge of the roof for nearly an hour before police were able to talk him down. Sgt. Michael Andraychak told SF Weekly that at about 10:22 a.m. on Monday, someone called police to report a man standing on the buildi ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Hells Angels: Are They Lauryn Hill Fans?

    Fans of Harleys...and Lauryn Hill?​The police told us a strange new twist in the caper of the Hells Angels attack on Market Street last night. The Angels and their soon-to-be victims had been at a show at the Warfield, says Sergeant Michael Andraychak. Well, Tuesday night's show was none other tha ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Ammiano Wants Drug Overdosers To Call 911 -- And Have No Fear

    Overdosing doesn't have to be a crime​Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced another drug-friendly bill this week. But this one would provide immunity from prosecution to anyone who calls 911 for a drug overdose.The bill applies to both the person overdosing or someone who reports the overdose, as ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Man Shot to Death at Cafe in Tenderloin

    Another Homicide​A 25-year-old man was shot to death inside a cafe in broad daylight. Police were called to the 900 block of Polk at Geary Boulevard at about 424 p.m. after there were reports of a shooting. The man, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, s ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Haight Woman Finds Stranger Meditating in Her Kitchen

    Shhh..I'm Trespassing​Here is case of not disturbing the peace. A San Francisco woman found an unidentified woman meditating on the kitchen floor of her apartment located near Masonic and Golden Gate Avenues Tuesday evening, police said. The victim told police that someone rang her doorbell, and b ... More >>

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