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Serial Trash Can Arson Suspect Arrested in SF Mission

Mission Station police officers have arrested a 41-year-old man, Michael Boyle, in connection with a string of trash can fires and other arson incidents in the Mission and SoMa, according to an SFPD statement. The 11 fires, which occurred between late October and mid-November, were mostly set in sidewalk trash cans, though in one case, a fire was set inside the lobby...
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Public’s Help Sought After Hit-and-Run Injures Mission Cyclist

A cyclist suffered critical injuries after she was hit by a Mini Cooper near 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue on November 29 – the driver fled the scene, according to friends and family, who have turned to the public for help in locating the vehicle and its occupants. SF!!! Help me catch the hit & run BASTARD that seriously injured @Danes7387! DM ME with ANY...
Flowers, candles, hand written notes and parts of a Public Works unifrom mark the spot where Jermaine Jackson Jr. was gunned down on November 30. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Police Make Arrest Connected to Fatal Shooting of City Worker

Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of Jermaine Jackson Jr., a 27-year-old Public Works employee and father of two. According to a statement issued by the San Francisco Police Department on December 1, officers located 26-year-old Michael Higginbotham at 5:30 p.m. in Vallejo on November 30 – some ten hours after Jackson was gunned down – where he was...
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Man Kicks in Door, Steals Phone Charger in Mission District Burglary

A forceful burglary in which a cell phone charger was reported stolen occurred at a 15th and Julian street residence Thursday morning. Police report that the resident of the home, a 36-year-old man, knows the 30-year-old man who forcefully entered his residence at 4 a.m. by kicking in the victim’s door, but have not made an arrest. Crime is trauma and the...
The shooting at 25th and Vermont streets on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

City Worker Slain in Shooting at 25th and Vermont

A 27-year-old worker with the Department of Public Works was shot and killed Wednesday morning in the Mission District while working on a graffiti crew, according to city officials. Jermaine Jackson Jr. was shot near 8 a.m. at the corner of 25th and Vermont streets, police said, and taken to San Francisco General Hospital two blocks away. He died at the hospital. “The...
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Burglar Nabs Four Bicycles from SF Mission Home

Two Mission residents awoke on Thursday morning to find their bicycles missing in what appears to have been an overnight burglary. The 48-year-old woman and 37-year-old man were asleep in their 24th and Hampshire Street home when an unidentified person entered unnoticed, some time between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., police report. The 37-year-old had come home at midnight on Thursday and...
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Updated: Man Shot in Clarion Alley, Mission High School Student Injured in Dolores Park Brawl

Gun Violence A 26-year-old man was shot in Clarion Alley and transported to the hospital early Monday morning in non-life-threatening condition. The man was walking home at about 3:30 a.m. when another man approached him from behind, firing at least one shot at the victim, according to police. The gunman then fled on foot, running down Clarion Alley towards Mission...
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Car and Trashcans Set Ablaze, Golf Club Assault in SF Mission

Police responded to multiple fires in the Mission that took place within an hour of each other on Friday and ended with one arrest. The first report came in at 2:04 a.m. when a 67-year old woman discovered that her Jeep Cherokee, parked at 16th and Folsom streets, had been set on fire by an unknown suspect. Firefighters were able to extinguish the...
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Suspect Convicted in Mission District Sexual Assault

A jury has found a 39-year-old man guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious person, the District Attorney announced today. The assault took place at the defendant’s apartment near 22nd Street, after the two met at Revolution Café at 9 p.m. on April 14 along with two others. The group left after the café closed at midnight and went to the defendant’s apartment half a block away, where the victim lost consciousness,...
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Man Injured in Shooting Near Dolores Park

A 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Hancock Street, near Church Street between 19th and 18th streets, on Tuesday evening. Police responded to a Shot Spotter shot-detection device activation on Hancock Street at 7:57 p.m., immediately after which witnesses reported seeing a vehicle parked on the street and hearing verbal commotion. The witnesses said they initially hid from view, and when...
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Five Violent Robberies, Two Arrests in SF Mission Over Veteran’s Day Weekend

Five violent robberies A 17-year-old man was violently robbed by three other juveniles at Dolores Park after midnight on Thursday, November 10. The victim was wearing a backpack and reportedly hanging out in the park when he was approached by the three youth. One of them punched the 17-year-old in the jaw several times, while the other two took his backpack....
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Man Shot, Critically Injured, in SF Mission

A 42-year-old man was shot and injured at 11:53 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, police report. The man was being pursued down 17th Street near Harrison Street by two male suspects, one of whom pulled out a silver revolver and fired at the victim. The man was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition. Robbery  At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a 31-year-old woman...
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Man Surrounded by Group of Cars, Robbed in SF Mission

A 40-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint after reportedly being surrounded and stopped by a group of vehicles on 24th and Harrison streets on Tuesday. The man was walking near the intersection at about 7:36 p.m. when the incident occurred. It is unclear how many cars were involved, but according to police, one driver driver exited a white vehicle and pulled out...
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Man Assaulted, Robbed of Skateboard in SF Mission

Three men assaulted and robbed a skateboarder near 24th Street and Potrero Avenue on Monday night. The attack occurred around 2:30 a.m. when the 38-year-old man was approached and pushed to the ground by the three suspects, who are estimated to be in their mid-20s to mid-30s. The suspects punched and kicked the skateboarder multiple times, before taking the skateboard he was carrying...
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Shooting Injures One Near SF General Hospital

A man was shot and injured at 23rd and Vermont streets shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday. Battalion Chief Michael Thompson of the San Francisco Fire Department confirmed the injury. He did not know the victim’s condition. Police closed 23rd Street to vehicle traffic between Kansas Street and Potrero Avenue, and the 48 bus line was also halted. Crime is trauma and the county...