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    April 3, 2014

    It's Distracted Driving Month. Don't Read This While You're Driving.

    Distracted driving is so problematic that the transportation people of America have dedicated an entire month to drill it into your brain that driving while doing anything else but driving is beyond dumb. You know who you are. Starting two days ago, San Francisco traffic cops have started zeroin ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    LAX Shooting: SFPD Beefs up Presence at San Francisco Airport

    The suspect in this morning's lethal shooting of a TSA officer at Los Angeles International Airport was, purportedly, an off-duty TSA officer.  That gunman is also reportedly dead. Even still, the San Francisco Police Department is taking no chances, enhancing its presence at SFO. "In response ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Even San Francisco Cops Get Parking Tickets

    And here we thought we'd never feel better than the time we witnessed a tow truck get a parking ticket. Until now. We came across this gem of a Twitter pic today that shows what twitter user @HurlyMcDingus says is in fact a parking ticket on a police patrol car illegally parked in Bernal Heights ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Tomorrow Night. You've Been Warned.

    As a journalist, I feel it's my responsibility to report the truth about the cops. So here goes: The cops don't necessarily trust you when you're out on the town boozing like fool. And probably because they have good reason: How many times have your weekends looked something like a scene from The ... 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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    July 5, 2013

    SFPD Needs Help Identifying Man Who Kicked Woman in the Face (video)

    While most Pride events were full of fun and joy, a group of suspects were causing pain and suffering to some attendees. San Francisco police are asking for help in identifying a suspect involved in what they're calling a "brutal" robbery and assault that left a woman unconscious. The incident o ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Jaquan Rice Identified as Teen Killed at Muni Stop Yesterday

    Medical authorities say it was 19-year-old Jaquan Rice who was gunned down yesterday afternoon at a Muni bus stop in Hunter's Point. According to police, Rice was sitting at the bus stop with a female at Westpoint and Middlepoint roads at about 1 p.m. when they were shot. The two were taken to San ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Cops Want Your Help Finding Suspect in Castro Assault

    The San Francisco Police Department is searching for a homeless man who reportedly assaulted someone in the Castro District earlier this month. On June 8, sometime after midnight, the suspect was getting ready to hit the hay right in front of a residence on the unit block of Hancock Street when th ... 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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    June 3, 2013

    Marcellis Williams Arrested in Connection to Murder of Aspiring Rapper Jahmad Karriem

    Marcellis Williams, 20, of San Francisco has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting aspiring San Francisco rapper, Jahmad Karriem. He was 20 years old. After a yearlong investigation, San Francisco Police Homicide Investigators announced today that they've identified Williams as the first o ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    SFPD Officer Alleges He Was Beaten By Three San Francisco Cops

    An African American SFPD cop is alleging that three of his fellow officers beat him up last night in what the NAACP is labeling "racial profiling." According to SFPD, the incident took place at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Bayview District between Third Street and Newcomb Avenue during a traffic st ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Man Claiming To Be HIV Positive Robs Store, Threatens Clerk With Hypodermic Needle

    Well this is scary. A robber claiming to have HIV is on the loose after reportedly pilfering from a Tenderloin corner store and threatening the clerk with a hypodermic needle. At about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 1000 block of Polk Street on reports of an armed robbery -- and ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Elderly Man Beaten After Fender Bender (Update)

    Update: Police provide detailed description of the suspect. Read below. A 74-year-old man is in critical condition this morning after he was brutally beaten in a Bayview parking lot. Officer Gordon Shyys says the incident happened at about 5 p.m. at Third and Wallace streets when the suspect bum ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Cops Kill Hammer-Wielding Man in Potrero Hill

    A man died last night after police shot him when he refused to drop his weapon as he walked toward officers. The suspect reportedly called police at about 9:40 p.m., claiming he had just stabbed his brother-in-law during a family dispute. Police could hear the victim in the background pleading for ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Cops Catch 12-Year-Old Kid Who Escaped From Juvenile Hall

    San Francisco Police found the kid who broke out of jail through an open window Tuesday night, and returned him to his home away from home. Chief Bill Siffermann called SF Weekly to give us the "good news." He said he didn't have the details, but confirmed the 12-year-old was back in custody, and ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Two Kids on The Lam After Escaping From Juvenile Hall

    San Francisco authorities are resuming their search this morning for two kids -- one 12 and one 16 -- who escaped from juvenile hall last night. Chief Bill Siffermann told us the kids, who escaped from their rooms, are not high-risk youth, so no need to panic. The minors escaped at about 9:40 p. ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Teen Shot Outside Powell Street BART Station

    A 16-year-old kid is in critical condition today after he was shot outside the Powell Street BART station on a busy Friday night. According to Officer Gordon Shyy, police were called to the corner of Cyril Magnin and Eddy streets just before 7 p.m. on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Cops Say Happy Donut Shooting Suspect Still on the Lam and Could Be Dying

    San Francisco police are asking for your help in locating the man who shot another man inside a Visitaction Valley Happy Donuts earlier this week. Police say it's urgent, as the suspect could be dying from wounds he got during the robbery. On Monday just before 3 a.m., the armed robber walked into ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Nudists to Sue SFPD Over Arrests

    As promised, San Francisco's prolific public nudists resubmitted their claim against the city -- and this time the Police Department, too -- claiming their freedom to express themselves (aka be naked in public) was violated last month when they were arrested. On Friday, after a brief and naked pro ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013
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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

    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 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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    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 15, 2013

    Cops Bust Alleged Robbers Linked to Violent Jewelry Heist

    San Francisco police have nabbed a trio who they say is responsible for a series of robberies, including a gas station and a jewelry store. The three suspects are identified as Arthur Gonzalez, 34, Gary Green, 20, and Socorro Santiago, 18, all of San Francisco. Police say they found a loaded firea ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    SFPD Release Sketch of Suspect Linked to Beatings, Attempted Rape in the Mission

    San Francisco Police are looking for a man who looks something like this guy to your right, saying he is responsible for recent assaults and an attempted rape of two women in the city's Mission District . On Feb. 2 about 1 a.m., a woman was walking on Bartlett Street between 22nd and 23rd streets ... 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 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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    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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    January 14, 2013

    Shooters on the Lam After Gunning Down Elderly Woman, Man

    Police say unidentified shooters are on the loose today after firing at a 50-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman inside an apartment unit in the city's Mission Terrace neighborhood. At about 10:08 p.m. on Saturday, police were called out to the 1300 block of Alemany and Silver where they found t ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Three Arrested in Connection to Robbery on Muni's 14-Line

    San Francisco Police arrested three men who allegedly followed five juveniles onto a Muni bus last month and robbed them of cash and electronics. Police say on Dec. 28. Denzel Anderson, 21, of San Francisco, Lazarus Thomas, 21, of Daly City, and Cornelius Taylor, 24, of San Francisco, were taken i ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    SFPD Releases Video of Suspect Who Killed Dog During Robbery

    Police have released surveillance video showing the man who they believe robbed a woman and killed her barking dog named Roxie. According to police, the suspect pictured in the video approached the victim's car at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 28 as she pulled over on Leavenworth and McAllister streets to ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    That Weird Asian Ghost Scam Is Now Victimizing the Richmond District

    That really bizarre ghost scam that's plagued San Francisco's Asian community since early this year has made its way to the Richmond neighborhood where it claimed a new victim this week. The latest victim is a 64-year-old woman who was standing at the bus stop earlier this week at Balboa and 16th ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Watch Out for These Faux PG&E Workers and Newspaper Delivery People

    You've probably noticed that a lot of people are trying harder to get your money this time of year. The department stores offering seasonal discounts. The luxury car companies with their red-bow-on-the-roof commercials. Even your own body, with its demands to turn up the heater in the house. And n ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Antione Murray Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 64 (Update)

    Update 8:15 a.m.: The Coroner has identified the victim as 35-year-old Antione Murray. Original story 7:22 a.m.: Medical authorities have not yet identified a man who was gunned down Friday evening in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. What we can tell you is that at about 7:10 p.m., a ci ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Is This Your iPad? Cops Bust Thieves, Seize Half Million in Stolen Gadgets

    Are you missing your laptop? It just might be in this stash police found. San Francisco police nabbed three people who were busted with thousands of stolen items, including laptops, cellphones, watches, camera, and hard drives, totaling $500,000, according to police. On Nov. 28. Henry Gamboa, ... 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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    November 7, 2012

    SFPD Looking for Violent Kidnappers Who Severely Beat Man in Chinatown

    San Francisco Police need your help finding two wanted suspects who police say dragged a man into the street and beat him until he lost consciousness. The incident happened on Sept. 17 about 6 p.m., when four men were chasing the victim on the 800 block of Clay Street. The victim tried to hide in a ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Teens Fire at Cop Car in the Mission

    More gunfire plagued the Mission neighborhood last night as police were making a routine stop. According to police, the incident happened at about 7:51 after the cops parked a SFPD wagon on the intersection of 16th Street and Weiss Alley. The officers were standing by the wagon, handling a call for ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Man and Woman Beaten in the Mission

    It hasn't been very safe in the Mission lately. A wave of violence, in seemingly unrelated incidents, is plaguing the area. Most recently, a man and woman were beaten up yesterday afternoon after allegedly being attacked on a crowded Muni bus.

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    October 30, 2012

    Black Market Street: SFPD Drug Crime Stats

    Last week's feature story, Black Market Street, explored the open-air drug market centered on the Market and Jones street corner. Shop owners said that the dealing has increased ever since medical marijuana cards entered the scene and allowed hustlers to legally carry small amounts of weed. Police o ... 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 8, 2012

    Impromptu Demonstration Gets Out of Hand; Police Blame Protesters, Protesters Blame Police

    Well, we know who didn't go to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Saturday. A group of 100 protesters descended upon Justin Herman Plaza that afternoon for what police are describing as an illegal march down Market Street, which ended with 20 arrests. Office Gordon Shyy tells us that these protesters wore ... More >>

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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 4, 2012

    49ers Fan Heckles Charger Fans Who Happen To Be Cops

    Updated 2:35 p.m. to show man's identity.Here's a cautionary tale for all prospective sporting agitators.One allegedly drunken San Francisco 49ers fan must have felt a surge of football-fueled hostility as he saw the group of San Diego Chargers fans stroll by in the Candlestick Park parking lot befo ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    SFPD Warning Kids Not to Attend Illegal Rave Planned for Tomorrow Night

    San Francisco police are asking all you ravers to leave your pacifiers at home and stay away from Treasure Island this weekend, where an illegal rave is reportedly being planned. Officer Albie Esparza tells us that a parent tipped off SFPD, saying that kids are planning to attend this rave on Yerba ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Brian Cooper Identified as Man Shot by SFPD Cop

    San Francisco police have booked the suspect who officers shot during a foot chase through the Potrero Hill neighborhood over the weekend. According to police, 31-year-old Brian Cooper has been treated for minor injuries and has since been moved from his hospital bed to a jail cell.A San Francisco c ... 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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