Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

Man arrested in BB gun beating, assault sends senior to hospital

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Sunday evening after making threats and hitting another man with a BB gun.  The incident occurred near 23rd and Mission streets, as the 27-year-old victim and two friends were walking to a business in the area. The suspect reportedly followed the group and asked them a question. The suspect then made threatening statements and, according to a...

Senior’s beating with umbrella sends man to hospital

San Francisco police have not reported an arrest in the beating of a 52-year-old man by an umbrella-wielding senior. The April 17 incident sent the victim to the hospital after he and his  70-year-0ld attacker were involved in an altercation near 16th and Mission streets around noon. That altercation turned physical when the suspect hit the victim with his umbrella, causing non-life threatening...

Teen arrested in failed cell phone robbery

A 14-year-old girl was arrested after she and two other teens attacked and robbed a 27-year-old woman inside of a store near 26th and Mission streets on Tuesday night.  Police report the group followed the victim into the store sometime around 9:30 p.m., where the 14-year-old began attacking her. The victim’s cell phone fell to the ground during the struggle,...

Assaults in SF Mission, one with “Wet Floor” sign, leave three injured and one arrested

Three men were sent to the hospital this weekend after being assaulted in separate incidents in the Mission District. The first assault occurred on Friday night near 16th and Shotwell streets, after a verbal argument between a 58-year-old man and an unidentified woman turned physical. At about 10:53 p.m., police report that the woman grabbed a metal pipe and struck the...

Perez Lopez and the SF way of investigation

After two years, the District Attorney has decided not to press criminal charges against Officers Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe, who shot Amilcar Perez-Lopez to death on the night of February 26, 2015. District Attorney George Gascón, who has yet to bring charges against any officer of the SFPD, released a 25 page summary of the investigative report laying out...

Activists want a town hall with D.A. Gascón after police shooting report

Activists from several coalitions seeking justice in high-profile police shootings united their movements on the steps of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice on Friday to denounce what they say was a biased investigation into the death of Amilcar Perez Lopez. “The report reflects the DA’s clear bias towards protecting the officers that killed Amilcar rather than seeking the truth of...

Crime recap: three assaults, one involving those Mission red lanes

A bus driver and 20-year-old suspect got into an argument on Mission and 22nd street at 6 p.m. Thursday when the driver exited his bus to take a photo of the suspect’s car blocking the red bus lane, according to the SFPD crime report. The suspect wasn’t happy. He took the driver’s phone, pushed him and threw the phone on...

Demonstrators protest DA’s decision to exonerate officers in fatal police shooting

Some 25 people took to the street in front of Mission Police Station on Wednesday night to protest the San Francisco District Attorney’s decision not to bring criminal charges against the two officers involved in the February, 2015 shooting of Amilcar Lopez Perez. The decision was announced hours earlier and comes after more than two years of demonstrations and public scrutiny of the...

Overview: Police Shootings in SF’s Mission District

(The following list reflects fatal shootings by SFPD officers in the Mission District in the last five years. First published April 7, 2017. Last update,  April 12, 2017.) Luis Gongora Pat, 45, homeless. Date and Time: April 7, 2016, 10 a.m. Time Elapsed Between Officers on the Scene and Shooting: Less than 30 seconds.    Place: Homeless encampment on Shotwell Street...

District Attorney will not charge officers who killed Amilcar Perez Lopez

The two San Francisco police officers who shot and killed Amilcar Perez Lopez in February 2014 will not be charged with any crimes. On Wednesday, District Attorney George Gascón’s announced his decision, which comes more than two years after two plainclothes police officers, Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe, shot and killed the 21-year-old Guatemalan immigrant. In a report detailing the investigation, Gascón...

Adult men wrestle with teen over cell phone

A teen was robbed while riding the bus near 22nd Street and Potrero Avenue on Thursday evening. At about 10:16 p.m., a struggle ensued over the teen’s iPhone 7 after two men estimated to be in their early to mid-20s approached her and attempted to grab the cell phone from her hands. When the teen refused to let go, one of the men...

Police comb Mission District school searching for suspects

Police searched Marshall Elementary Tuesday evening, looking for suspects in an earlier incident in which someone threw a gun out of a car window.  Although children had been dismissed for the day some staff were on hand, and police cleared all for the search. “I just got kicked out” said Chi Ho Leung, a janitor who had been working at...

Carjacking at a Mission District red light ends in arrest

Police report two women, age 40 and 47, were sitting in their car at a red light at 1:16 p.m. on Monday when a 52-year-old man jumped in the back seat. The man ordered one of the women to drive, but both women got out of the car instead. The suspect then got into the driver’s seat and drove off. Later, the suspect...

Overnight fire at SRO displaces two

Firefighters contained a one-alarm blaze at the Mission Hotel on 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue around 2 a.m. Monday morning. The fire displaced two people, who are being helped by the Red Cross, but did not cause any injuries. Fire department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter said the department did not yet know the cause or origin of the fire, but...

Shuttered SF Mission gambling den resurfaces in the Bayview

An illegal gambling den that ran with virtual impunity in the Mission District for over a year has moved to an artist space in the Bayview, according to the tenant of a commercial warehouse space near Bayshore Boulevard. The tenant said he unwittingly subleased his art studio in the Bayview building to the same individuals who rented the Mission District space...