Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

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Crime Recap: Two Group Attacks, One a Stabbing, in Mission District

It was a violent weekend in the Mission District — two men were sent to the hospital after group attacks in the neighborhood, one with multiple stab wounds and the other with injuries from a baton. Also over the weekend, multiple women and a man were robbed, there was a small fire in a garage, and shots were fired into...
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Crime Recap: Gunpoint Robbery in Store on Mission Street

A 25-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night while inside a business on Mission Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Two men, both estimated to be between 18 and 25 years old, entered the business near 6:40 p.m. and pointed pistols at the victim, demanding cash. The victim gave up his money, and both suspect fled on foot...
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Crime Recap: Man Confronting Vandals Struck with Skateboard

A man who saw two youth vandalizing a building near 20th and Mission streets on Tuesday night was hit with a skateboard after he tried to stop them. The 36-year-old victim approached the two men, both aged 23, near 9:40 p.m. and confronted them about the vandalism. One of the suspects then hit him with a skateboard before both fled on...
One of the internal doors at Adobe Books smashed during a robbery on January 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Brett Lockspeiser.

Thieves at Adobe Books Take the Cash and Leave the Books

Adobe Books was burglarized for the second time this year on Monday night, thieves skipping over the books and instead taking a cash register, stealing a safe, and smashing two doors. “They managed to pry off the entire register box,” said Brett Lockspeiser, a worker-owner at the bookstore collective at 3130 24th St. “When we came inside, the keys were here but the...
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Crime Recap: Stabbing, Seven Assaults, and Several Robberies in Mission

The Martin Luther King Jr. weekend was violent in the Mission District, which saw several assaults and robberies take place from Friday to Monday. One passenger was attacked by a cab driver, while another man was stabbed in a group attack and robbed. Several people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The police also reported two instances of shots being fired,...
A Zipcar drove through the window of a San Francisco Honda dealership at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on January 15, 2017. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Zipcar Crashes into Dealership on 16th and South Van Ness

A Zipcar crashed into a used car dealership in the Mission District on Sunday evening, breaking a window and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. It was unclear if there were any injuries. There were no witnesses on the scene at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, and the police did not immediately return requests for comment. A black...
The car crash at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Photo by George Lipp.

Two Thrown from Open Air GoCar in Crash on 24th Street

A passenger and driver were thrown from a yellow GoCar guided vehicle during a collision Sunday afternoon at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Both sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to police, and were transported to the hospital. Three witnesses said they saw a grey Toyota sedan going eastbound on 24th Street when it collided with a three-wheeled yellow GoCar going southbound on...
Half the Mission block between 16th and 15th streets was taped off because of blood trails. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Knife Attack Reported on Mission and 16th Streets

A reader reported witnessing a man attacking someone with a machete on Friday afternoon on Mission Street between 15th and 16th streets. A police spokesperson confirmed officers had responded to an incident there involving someone with a knife shortly before 2 p.m., after which one person was sent to the hospital with injuries. It’s unclear, however, what kind of knife was used...
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Crime Recap: Shots Fired on 19th Street

Shots were fired at the corner of 19th and Hampshire streets early Friday morning, according to police. The Shot Spotter system was activated near 2:56 a.m. near the corner and officers arrived on scene, finding bullet casings but not injuries or property damage. The police have not made an arrest. Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be...
Flynn Elementary School. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Mission District Elementary School Evacuated After Gas Odor

The Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School on Cesar Chavez Street was evacuated on Friday morning after reports of a gas odor at the school, said Fire Department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter. Children were evacuated near 9:30 a.m. in a precaution after the Fire Department was called by an anonymous person who smelled gas, he said. “We dispatched multi-casualty units and there were 50...
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Woman Violently Robbed of Phone, a Brawl and Multiple Mission Burglaries

A 50-year-old woman was injured in a struggle over her cell phone on Wednesday morning. Police report that the woman was walking with her cell phone in hand near 23rd Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 1:20 a.m. when she was approached by two unidentified men. As one of the men grabbed her phone, the woman resisted and a struggle ensued....
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UPDATED: Police Seek Man and Woman in Gray Truck in Mission District Shooting

Police report that they are searching for a man and woman driving charcoal gray truck in connection to a Mission District shooting that on Monday afternoon left a 45-year-old man in life-threatening condition. Police first reported that the shooting took place just a block away from San Francisco General Hospital, at 25th and Hampshire streets, where responding officers found the victim yesterday. But on...
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Storm Recap: Businesses Fare Well, One Car Destroyed

Despite downed wires, fallen trees and serious flooding in parts of the Bay Area, businesses around the Mission’s most flood-prone spot on 17th and Folsom streets reported no aftereffects. MULTIPLE WIRES DOWN THROUGHOUT SF. DO NOT APPROACH WIRES CALL 911 @SF_emergency pic.twitter.com/MWg6eHS6gC — San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) January 8, 2017 When heavy rains fall on the city, topography combines with...
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Crime Recap: Three Robberies, One at Gunpoint, in Mission

A woman was robbed of her purse and cell phone by three men on the night of Friday, January 6, according to the police. The 24-year-old woman was in a building on Mission Street between 18th and 19th streets near 1 a.m. when she was approached by three men in their early 20s. The group of men pulled at her...
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Crime Recap: Shooting and Assault Near Dolores Park

A man was shot after fighting with a man who had pointed a handgun at him just outside of Dolores Park, the police report. The victim, a 29-year-old, was near 18th and Dolores streets on Thursday at 9 p.m. when he was approached by two men around 25 years old. One of the men asked the victim for a cigarette, but the...