Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

Car Passenger Shot in Arm in SF Mission

Police report a passenger in a car was shot in the arm early Monday morning. Three men in their early 20s were in a car traveling southbound on Shotwell Street from 19th Street at 1:02 a.m. on Monday morning when they heard loud pops. The oldest of the three men informed the others that he was injured, and one of...

Man in Critical Condition After Hammer Attack in SF Mission

A 55-year-old man was transported to the hospital in critical condition on Friday morning after he was assaulted with a hammer. The assault occurred at 12:40 a.m. at the intersection of Division and Brannan streets. According to police reports, the victim was involved in an altercation with a family member when the suspect, a 49-year-old man, stepped in to stop...

Two Injured in 24th St. Shooting, Man Beaten with Construction Cone

A 27-year-old man is in life-threatening condition and a 28-year-old woman injured after they were targeted in a drive-by shooting near 24th and Hampshire streets on Saturday night. The pair were reportedly standing outside of Ricci’s Market at 2790 24th St. when, around 11:35 p.m., a vehicle with two unidentified male occupants drove by. As the suspects began firing rounds of...

Four-Story Building at Market St. Suffers Small Fire

One person was displaced and another is being treated for smoke inhalation after a one-alarm fire struck a four-story apartment building at 1751 Market St. on Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials responded to reports of a fire at the building, located at Valencia and Market streets, sometime around 1:35 p.m. By 1:48 p.m., the fire was reported contained. It is unclear how many people live in the...

Man Attacked with Machete, Tent Blaze in SF Mission

A 42-year-old man was attacked with a machete in a brutal Valentine’s Day robbery. The man was walking near Cesar Chavez and Harrison streets at 9:30 p.m. A man approached, and started yelling at him.  The stranger began swinging at the victim with a machete, striking him in the face and causing him to fall to the ground, according to police reports. The victim...

Man Stabbed in Dolores Park, Woman Scares Off Burglar

Police report a 29-year-old man suffered lacerations to his left arm and was transported to the hospital after a stabbing in Dolores Park Monday night. The man had reportedly been playing dominoes with a 36-year-old man in the park, when they got into an argument and the older man slashed the victim’s arm with a pocket knife. The suspect fled the scene...

Six Robberies in SF Mission, One Robber Flees into Gambling Den

Reader Report: Robber Heads to Gambling Den A reader who lives near the gambling den on Lilac Alley (with its other entrance on Mission Street) near 25th Street now reports her friend was robbed near there over the weekend. The friend reportedly was walking on 25th and Capp streets when a man put a gun to her head, demanded her purse, and then...

The Illegal Parties on Lilac Street Roar On

An illegal Mission District gambling den that since 2015  has drawn the ire of neighbors frustrated with noise and violence at the underground establishment has again turned on the party lights, according to one neighbor. The neighbor alleges drug use, alcohol distribution to minors, illegal gambling and prostitution at an empty storefront at 133 Lilac St., and said police have been slow to intervene in what she...

Police Impersonator Arrested, Multiple Violent Assaults in SF Mission

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for attempted kidnapping and for impersonating a police officer. According to police reports, the suspect threatened a 38-year-old man and demanded that the victim take him to a local hotel sometime around 7 a.m. It is unclear if the two men knew each other. After the victim refused to comply, the suspect brandished...

Man Injured in Church St. Shooting, Woman Victim of Garage Burglary

A 42-year-old man was transported to a nearby hospital in non-life-threatening condition after he became the victim of a shooting on Thursday morning.  The the man was reportedly standing on Church Street between 18th and 19th streets and talking with another person when he was approached by two other men, estimated to be in their 30s, who asked him a question....

Fire Consumes Woman’s Makeshift Shelter on 14th St.

A blaze of unknown origin on Tuesday afternoon consumed the plywood box home of a woman on 14th Street, causing no injuries but leaving the woman without shelter and many who live in an encampment around the corner worried about the aftermath. The fire started sometime around 3:30 p.m. in a sidewalk encampment behind Office Max at 1750 Harrison St. and across the...

Crime Recap: Robbery at Gunpoint in SF Mission

Two men were robbed at gunpoint while walking on 23rd and Folsom streets on Monday evening. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the victims, ages 36 and 30, were approached by another pair of men on foot, estimated to be about 20 years old, who demanded a list of items from the victims while one of the suspects threatened the men by brandishing a...

Fire Strikes Harrison Street Apartment Building, Displaces One Tenant

Firefighters have subdued a small fire at a residential building at 2615-19 Harrison St., near 22nd Street. The fire broke out sometime around 4 p.m. on Monday, with no injuries reported and one resident displaced. It is unclear how many people live in the two-story, four-unit building, and fire officials on scene reported that the fire damage is limited to one room. The unit...

Small Fire on Dorland St. Leaves Man Critically Injured

A fire that broke out inside 255 Dorland Street just after 1 p.m. on Saturday sent one man to the hospital, and he remains in critical condition. When firefighters from Engine 7 found the resident of the room, he had no pulse. According to Fire Department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter, firefighters were able to get the man out of the building, and medics from Medic...

Man Arrested For Hurling Glass at Bartender, Woman Robbed in SF Mission

A 47-year-old woman was attacked and robbed near 24th and Shotwell streets on Saturday. At about 9:30 p.m., the assailant, a man between the ages of 25 and 30, walked up to the woman from behind, grabbed her and threw her to the ground before robbing her of her purse, wallet, and cell phone, according to police reports. The woman sustained back...