San Francisco Police Department

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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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    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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    June 27, 2012
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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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    April 25, 2012

    Hey, Pill Poppers: Police Want Your Stash

    Police are giving all you pill poppers out there a chance to kick your habit and rid your house of the the unnecessary drugs you've been hoarding in your nightstand. Come Saturday, load up all your unused or expired doses of Valium, Xanax , or whatever you poison is, and bring them to the nearest po ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    New Sketches Released of Suspects in Weird Chinese Ghost Scams

    Last month, police warned residents in the Sunset District about this bizarre trend of older Asian women being victims of fraud schemes involving ghosts, bracelets, and purifying rituals. At the time, they released sketches of three of the suspects, but now, police say they have updated sketches of ... 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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    February 15, 2012

    Man Attempts to Kidnap Girl on Her Way to School

    Police are looking for this dude​Police are asking for the public's help in finding the man who attempted to kidnap an 8-year-old girl on her way to school in the Bayview on Monday morning. According to police, the girl was on the corner of Oakdale Avenue and Keith Street, walking to Carver Elemen ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    San Francisco Cops Release "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

    Following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants, the SFPD became the first police department across the nation to release its own "It Gets Better" video, in hopes to help put an end to LGBT bullying. The 8:28 video features LGBT officers, sergeants, and commanders in the San Francisco Police ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    SFPD Targets "Western Union Grandmother" Scammers

    ​The San Francisco Police Department is urging older city residents to be on their guard against a form of fraud that many a concerned grandparent could fall for.It's known as the "Western Union Grandmother/Grandfather" scam. A con artist calls an elderly person, frantically stating something alon ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Police Release Video of Mission District Sexual Assault Suspect

    Mission District residents are alarmed, to say the least, by two recent "very violent" rapes that occurred in the 24th Street corridor. Police have issued multiple warnings about the incidents, the most recent one occurring last week. Police are asking residents to help find this man who was caught ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Con Artist Bilking Thousands of Dollars from S.F. Residents

    This guy wants your money​Police are warning residents -- especially those between the ages of 80 and 90 -- to watch out for a con man who has been convincing elderly bank customers to withdraw thousands of dollars from their accounts and hand it over to him. According to SFPD, the suspect works l ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Police Need Help Finding Robbers Who Beat Man to Near Death

    SFPD needs your help​Police are asking the public to help track down two men responsible for brutally beating and robbing a San Francisco man as he walked through the Tenderloin nearly two months ago. On Oct. 11, at about 5 p.m., the 31-year-old victim was walking at Ellis and Jones streets when t ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    SFPD's Ugly History with Pepper Spray

    ​When San Francisco Police came calling in June of 1995, 37-year-old Aaron Williams probably didn't think it would be his last day on Earth. But as the pet-store-burglary suspect emerged from his house, a dozen officers piled on him. Police pepper-sprayed him, restrained him, and placed him face-d ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Police Release Sketch of Rape Suspects

    Police are looking for two men, one of whom allegedly robbed and raped a woman in her Lombard Street motel on Oct. 28. According to police, the two suspects contacted her though SFredbook, an online website for escorts and masseuses. Both the suspects paid the woman for consensual sex at her motel r ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Police Looking for Another Sexual Assault Suspect

    ​Earlier today we warned readers to be on the lookout for two men, one of whom allegedly robbed and raped a woman at gunpoint inside her motel room. A few hours later, police issued a sketch of another man wanted in a separate sexual assault and attempted murder in the Potrero neighborhood. On Nov ... 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 1, 2011

    Bad Doggy: Pit Bull Charges at SFPD Officer, Shots Fired

    maplegirlie/FlickrThis pit bull looks friendly enough, but the breed overall is having some rough news days.​Pit bull advocates will argue that the breed is unfairly mauled by the media, and yesterday's altercation between a pit and a cop in Bernal Heights is only giving the pups more negative pre ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Kenneth Harding Update: Ten Shots Fired in Six Seconds in Bayview Shooting

    SFPD​SFPD released a map today which shows the 10 shots fired in yesterday's Bayview shooting, where police officers shot and killed 19-year-old Kenneth Harding. Harding, who was chased by SFPD officers after he dodged paying his Muni fare, allegedly fired shots at police, who then retaliated wit ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Street Closures and Traffic Disruptions Due to Firefighter's Funeral

    View S.F. Street Closures in a larger map The service for fallen San Francisco fire fighters Vincent Perez and Anthony Valerio will take place at 12:30 at St. Mary's Cathedral, with a funeral procession to follow shortly thereafter. The map above shows the street closures as announced by SFPD. A fu ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    SFPD, On Hook to Release Marijuana Arrest Stats to City Hall, Fails to Do So

    Another anonymous, unknown statistic​Running a city is not easy. We get it. It'd be foolish to expect a place as complex and sometimes-provincial as San Francisco to always-smoothly operate, yet occasionally there's a municipal breakdown that defies easy explanation. And, it's quite possible, city ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011
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    January 14, 2011

    What's a Drug Bust Really Worth?

    What's It Really Worth?​News that the San Francisco Police Department had seized $11.5 million worth of illegal cannabis in calendar year 2010 set the local sphere of growers, activists, and informed tokers abuzz. That figure is peanuts compared to the SFPD's overall budget of $445 million, and no ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Police Bust Careless Drivers in Pedestrian Sting

    In this pedestrian mecca, it seems incongruous that drivers would be so oblivious to pedestrians walking in the crosswalk.But they are. And that made these police officers' job easy. The San Francisco Police Department ran a sting operation posing as pedestrians at Grove and Divisadero Streets Wedn ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Food Fight Turns Nasty; Police Called

    Call the cops...​All things being equal, a food fight at a grocery store is a more pleasant call than a rock fight at the quarry or whatever might be flung back and forth at the wastewater treatment plant. But it was the former that drew police to the Safeway on the 4900 block of Mission on Sunday ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Can You Walk Down San Francisco Streets Toting Booze on New Year's?

    As soon as Billy Dee pops the tab, the SFPD is entitled to swoop into action​The answer to that question: Yes. And no. In a no-nonsense public statement issued Wednesday, the San Francisco Police Department announced a "zero-tolerance policy" regarding "public drinking and any other criminal activ ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    DUI Checkpoints Coming Saturday

    That's a trick question, by the way...​You can't say the San Francisco Police Department isn't giving drunken motorists a sporting chance. In announcing today's kickoff of a "17-day crackdown" on drunk drivers, it reveals exactly where the weekend's checkpoints will be. The SFPD and other local po ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Gary Scott Holland Charged With Murder of Kathleen Horan

    Is this Gary Scott Holland?​On the very day the San Francisco Police Department blamed a man impersonating a utility worker for lying his way into Kathleen Horan's apartment and murdering her, they made an arrest in the case. Gary Scott Holland, 43, is charged with murder in the death of Horan, a ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Armed Robber Cleans Out Sunglass Hut

    Does this alleged armed sunglass thief ring a bell? ​Earlier today, we reported on a ballsy thief who returned, twice, to the same gas station to filch sunglasses. Turns out, however, he was just the opening act. Police are seeking a gun-toting robber who barged into the Sunglass Hut at 2327 Marke ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Mysterious Potential Homicide in the Mission

    ​Police are investigating a death in the 2000 block of Mission as a potential homicide -- and with good reason. An unknown male caller alerted police to the death in the potential victim's residence at around 11:35 p.m. last night. SFPD officers discovered a white woman in her 20s in the unit ment ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Cops Announce Meth Bust -- Via Twitter

    justice.govTweet this...​In an interesting confluence of tweeting and tweaking, cops at the SFPD Northern Station announced a meth bust -- via Twitter. "plainclothes officers made a great drug bust, got a half-pound of meth and over 5 grand off of two dealers, on the 100 block of fell," reads th ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Towed S.F. Cars Sold Before Owners Properly Notified, Report Claims

    Seriously...​SFPD Records Said Dept. Was Holding 80,000 Impounded Cars. For Real. AutoReturn, the company contracted by San Francisco to tow cars, sold 56 vehicles at auction before giving owners a full chance to pay their fines, according to a new Controller's audit.According to the report, betwe ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Philip DiMartino's Murderer: Hispanic Man With Cut Hand?

    Does the description of Philip DiMartino's potential killer ring a bell?​San Francisco Police are appealing to the public to help them capture the person who stabbed 36-year-old marketing executive Philip DiMartino to death. A possible description has been released of the murderer, though it's a b ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Public's Help Sought in Tenderloin Hit-and-Run

    ​If you were standing at the corner of Hyde and Golden Gate at 5:04 a.m. on July 28 -- and there must be some of you -- then the San Francisco Police are begging for your help. At around that time, a relatively new, silver four-door vehicle believed to possibly be an Oldsmobile barreled through th ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Baylinks: Safety Tips, Beach Bummer, iPorn

    Sand, sun ... sewage? ​SFPD warns late night walkers to put away their Blackberry [SF Appeal]Plan to hit the beach this coming sunny weekend? Maybe you should think twice [SF Gate]AIDS medication may become more affordable [CBS5]

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    July 21, 2010

    Video of Baby Carriage-Pushing Woman's Rough Arrest Triggers S.F. Police Probe

    ​A video of San Francisco Police either throwing or pushing a profanity-spewing, baby carriage-pushing woman to the pavement during her Sunday arrest has led to a probe of the officer involved. The footage was posted briefly on YouTube before being removed. You can see the video after the jump, ho ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Seriously?? Two More Vehicles Torched Last Night

    nhtroopers.orgTwice last night​When fans jump onto the fields of play during baseball games, television crews typically point their cameras towards the sky, scoreboard or something anything else. This is done to discourage future knuckleheads -- who realize they won't get any media attention -- fr ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    D.A. Kamala Harris Appoints Iran-Contra Prosecutor to Handle S.F. Criminal Cop Scandal

    John Keker, who went after Iran-Contra defendant Oliver North (pictured), will soon be looking into the SFPD.​District Attorney Kamala Harris announced today that she will appoint a high-powered private attorney to review the growing scandal over her office's failure to disclose the criminal backg ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Cops Bid Adieu to Scandal-Plagued Drug Lab

    Sorry, kids. The San Francisco Police Department is getting out of the drug business.​San Francisco Police employees will stop doing drugs, Chief George Gascon today announced. No, really. The department's drug lab -- site of a massive scandal involving narcotics-skimming tech Deborah Madden -- wi ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    San Francisco's Marijuana Arrest Totals Getting Higher

    Put out that joint, mister...​What's that smell in the air, wafting from bus stops, parks, and most any street corner? It's evidence of a cavalier attitude regarding open-air cannabis consumption: This is San Francisco, after all -- feel free to puff away freely. Or, maybe not. According to statis ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Officer-Involved Shooting in Bayview

    View Larger MapThe San Francisco Police Department fired off a terse press release in the wee hours this morning, informing the world at large that officers were involved in a shooting late last night in Bayview. At around 10:49, "at the dead end of Reardon Road near Kiska Road," plainclothes police ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Protesters Sit and Lie On Sidewalk So You Can Do The Same

    ​As far as protests go, Saturday's sit/lie protest may have been one of the more comfortable the city has ever seen. Protesters squatted up at corners around the city in defiance of the proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to recline, lounge, perch, or otherwise plunk oneself down on the ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    SFPD Fires Dyslexic Cop, Who Sues City for Discrimination

    ​Being both dyslexic and mayor of San Francisco is apparently no biggie. But according to a civil suit recently filed in San Francisco Superior Court, the city's police department may be a different story. Former officer Joseph Ratti, who says he was fired because he is dyslexic, is suing the city ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    How Much Pot Is Enough (To Get Your Kids Taken Away From You)?

    Miraloma Park couple Jon and Yan Ling Rahoi lost more than their freedom and their (sizeable) marijuana stash when the SFPD busted an illegal grow operation at their Cresta Vista Drive home earlier this week. According to the SFPD, the couple was charged with felony child endangerment along with th ... More >>

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