Paul Chignell

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Surprise, Surprise, Surprise: Man, Bellowing Obscenities and 'Frothing at the Mouth' Purportedly on Drugs

    So, apparently it wasn't this bad​We wrote last month that George Carlin noted that if you repeatedly utter "who says so?" long enough, you will get arrested. It makes sense, but in San Francisco who has time for that? There are quicker ways to get booked here. Take this gentleman who was arrested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Alleged Serial Burglar Nabbed in West Portal

    While, when it comes to homicides, it appears that it's once again open season in the city, it's nice to see that a concerted police effort to stamp out a spree of lesser crimes appears to have borne fruit. (It also gave the cops the opportunity to use the term "dragnet" with a straight face). A str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Walk This Way: SFPD Nails Scads of Drivers in 'Pedestrian Sting'

    In the city of San Francisco, it's probably a good idea to assume any stranger you encounter is actually an undercover cop. Particularly if that stranger is A) stumbling around drunk with $20 hanging out of a pocket; B) trying to buy your marijuana; or C) in a crosswalk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Sssssh! Super-Secret Police Crosswalk Sting Moved From Last Wednesday to Next Wednesday.

    Don't get caught doing this at Everglade and Sloat...A motorcycle officer's sick day forced the cancellation of a Wednesday crosswalk sting operation out in the Parkside -- but not for long. The sting will now take place next Wednesday, April 1. What's a crosswalk sting? Well, as Capt. Paul Chignell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Win Free Swag -- from the Cops!

    To protect and serve ... and give away swag!This just in from The Snitch's favorite police report writer, Capt. Paul Chignell of the Taraval Police Station: What is the name of the revered Deputy Chief of Police from the 1970s who lived on Santiago and died suddenly in his early 50s? First to answer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    From the SFPD Files: How NOT to Handle a Traffic Stop (When You're Likely Roaring Drunk)

    Will this be a character witness? Searching for gold in the police blotter is one of life's lower-percentage endeavors. Yet, we think you'll agree the following from the always well-written reports of Lt. Paul Chignell from the Taraval Police Station warrants reprinting. In essence, Chignell's troo ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2006
  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Innocence Arrested

    Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed -- and how to stop it.

  • News

    March 8, 1995

    The Dark Prince of City Hall

    First Larry Bush was a politician. Then he was a journalist. Then he was a politician. So now as editor and publisher of CitiReport, a hard-hitting journal with a private agenda, what the hell is he?

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