Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

New Mission District police captain gets an earful

In his first official community meeting as head of Mission Police Station,  Captain William Griffin did most of the listening, reassuring neighbors that police are working alongside the city to address ongoing concerns about a swell of homeless encampments and prostitution in the district. “I can’t tell you that in the two to three years that I’m here I can...

Mom with baby who was robbed in Mission asks for help IDing suspects

Weeks after a robbery in which two men threatened a woman and her baby with a gun and then stole her backpack, a woman is still waiting for the suspects to be identified. As time passes, she said, public attention has waned. “It’s just stale news,” she said. But to the victim, the robbery is anything but stale – with the robbers...

Man beaten after refusing to let stranger borrow his phone

A 41-year-old man was assaulted near 16th and Capp streets after refusing to give another man permission to use his cell phone. At about 10:40 p.m. on Monday, the victim was approached by a man estimated to be in his mid-30s, who asked the victim if he could borrow his phone. According to police reports, the victim refused and crossed the street in...

Stabbing threatens boy’s life, nine robbed in SF Mission

A 15-year-old boy was left in life-threatening condition after a stabbing Friday night, police report. A physical altercation had developed in a parking lot on 16th Street and Potrero Avenue around 10:20 p.m. on March 24. A man estimated to be in his 40s assaulted the boy and stabbed him with a knife before fleeing in a pickup truck. The boy...

Mission police arrest two men linked to fatal 19th Street shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal March 17 shooting of 44-year-old Jorge Martinez at 19th and Mission streets. Minutes after 7 p.m. on March 21, San Francisco police officers from Mission Station located and arrested 22-year-old San Francisco residents Jose Mejia-Carrillo and 23-year-old Alexis Cruz-Zepeda near 19th and Church streets.  Both men face murder and conspiracy charges and...

Man in critical condition after hit-and-run in SF Mission

A hit-and-run collision on Thursday afternoon sent a 61-year-old pedestrian to the hospital with critical injuries. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. as the man was crossing the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A 21-year-old man drove into the intersection, hitting another vehicle. The second vehicle in turn spun out of control and struck the pedestrian, who was crossing the street. The 21-year-old...

Unprovoked Mission District attack with rocks, metal tube leaves man injured

Police report that a 43-year-old man was walking on Clarion Alley near Mission Street at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday when, reportedly unprovoked, a man in his 40s hit him on the head with a bottle and then assaulted him with a metal tube and rocks.  The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries while the suspect fled on foot and was not arrested. Robbery At...

Two men stabbed in separate incidents, one critically injured

A man is in critical condition after a stabbing early Wednesday morning near 14th and Mission streets. It is unclear how the incident unfolded, but according to police reports, officers responded to the area at 4:47 a.m. after a caller reported a fight on the street. The unidentified suspect reportedly stabbed the man in the leg and fled, evading arrest. At 9:55 a.m....

Car splattered with acid, woman robbed and injured in her sleep in SF Mission

A Mission resident reported that his car had been splashed with acid while parked near 18th and Lexington streets sometime on Sunday. The man said that none of his property was taken from inside of the car, and believes that the attack was random. San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Robert Rueca said that the incident was likely isolated and did not confirm...

Woman escapes kidnapper, man arrested in fork stabbing

San Francisco Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping near 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Saturday. At about 9 p.m., the female victim and the suspect, a 55-year-old woman, reportedly walked into the suspect’s residence near the intersection. Upon entering the lobby, the victim refused to accompany the suspect into her upstairs room. The suspect then grabbed the victim...

Young man robbed after giving directions

An 18-year-old man was robbed near the intersection of 16th and Mission streets early Thursday morning.  Police report that the man was standing on the southwest corner of the intersection at 2:11 a.m. when he was approached by a man estimated to be in his late 20s and a woman in her early 20s, who asked the 18-year-old for directions....

UPDATED: Shooting on 19th St. claims life of father celebrating his birthday

A shooting on 19th Street claimed the life of a 44-year-old man early Friday morning. At 12:48 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets and found the man on the sidewalk in front of a barbershop on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets. The victim has been identified as Jorge Martinez,...

Police ask for help in locating missing senior

The San Francisco Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 68-year-old woman who has been reported missing since March 15. Jin Zhu Yep is Asian, 5’00”, weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 6:30 p.m on Wednesday while crossing the intersection of 13th Street as South Van Ness Avenue. The elderly...

Elderly Man Robbed, 24th St. Public Bathroom Set Ablaze

A 72-year-old man was robbed while walking along 16th and Church streets at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. According to police reports, who unidentified men approached the elderly man from behind and pushed him before stealing his back pack and wallet. The elderly man was not injured in the attack, and the suspects fled on foot, evading arrest. At 3 a.m....

Lyft Driver Beaten by Bikers Speaks Out About Attack (KRON4, ABC7)

Police have made no arrests in the March 8 beating of Lyft driver on the southbound Highway 101 by a group of some 15 dirt bikers, captured in a cell phone video that went viral. On Tuesday, the victim, 35-year-old Alex Quintana, turned to the public for help in finding his attackers. According to KRON4 News, The attack sent Quintana to San Francisco...