Tag Archives: crime

Capt. Robert Moser, left, addresses the crowd gathered Tuesday evening for the monthly community meeting at the San Francisco Police Department's Mission Station. Photo by Chelsi Moy

SFPD Poised to Prevent Street Violence on Super Bowl Sunday

San Francisco football fans aren’t the only ones gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII between the 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The police department is ready to deal with the crowds of people who will likely...
Elvira Zayas on the day she was released from jail, with her mother Elvira Zayas. Photo by Jean Melesaine.

With Gang Charges Dropped, Elvira Zayas Case Spotlights the Controversy Over ‘Safety Zones’

Elvira Zayas, a 19-year-old Mission poet and youth advocate, has endured months of legal battles, jail time and thousands of dollars in legal fees defending herself against alleged gang-related felony assault charges, later reduced  to...
Frederick Dozier, Jr.

24th Street Rapist Sentenced to 373 Years in Prison

Following an 11-month investigation and trial, 33-year-old Frederick Dozier was sentenced today to 373 years in prison for sexually assaulting three women in separate incidents along the Mission District’s 24th Street corridor last year. Dozier...
Illustration by Molly Oleson.

A Teen Becomes a Casualty at 19

“My name is Cesar Bermudez, I was born and raised in San Francisco, Mission District.” Two years ago, a teenager introduced himself after several tries in front of a video camera. He was an intern...
Photo shows a mugshot

Grim Testimony Continues in Preliminary Hearing of Alleged Fake Doctor

The preliminary hearing of Carlos Guzmangarza, who allegedly performed plastic surgeries without a license and defrauded women of thousands of dollars, continued Tuesday with testimony from a woman who alleged that Guzmangarza sexually assaulted her...