Trouble

Crimes, big and small.


Car strikes pedestrian at 16th and Mission (updated)

A car struck a man standing in front of a bus shelter at 16th and Mission streets just before 8 p.m. on Saturday, according to witnesses, prompting Mission Street between 16th and 17th to be closed off for several hours. As of Monday, the victim was in life-threatening condition, according to the San Francisco Police Department. At around 8 p.m., a...

One dead and two injured in SF Mission District shooting

One person was killed and two were injured in a shooting that took place Saturday on Mission Street between 17th and 18th streets, police said. Patrol offers heard gunfire and responded to the scene at around 8:45 p.m., according to SFPD spokesman Officer Joseph Tomlinson. When the officers arrived, he said, they found three gunshot victims. One was declared dead...

Families of St. Luke’s patients dig in to fight Saturday transfer

A long-simmering controversy will come to a boil Saturday, as families of 10 patients at St. Luke’s subacute skilled-nursing facility have moved to halt the patients’ scheduled transfers. This comes nine months after hospital staff issued a memo stating that the patients at the skilled nursing facility would be moved to a new facility at the California Pacific Medical Center...

SNAP: ‘Narratives of Displacement’ mural and others vandalized on Clarion Alley

We received a tip this morning that murals along Clarion Alley were vandalized, and after checking them out in person we found that a total of four murals had yellow paint sprayed over parts of the murals. The ‘Narratives of Displacement’ piece was the main target and every face on it was sprayed with yellow paint.

Supervisor Ronen unveils measure to combat Trump policies in San Francisco

In an effort to combat discriminatory federal practices, Supervisor Hillary Ronen today filed a proposed ballot measure that would provide protections for members of marginalized and minority groups that may have been affected by the Trump Administration’s policies. If passed by voters in November, it would allow the city to monitor activity at the local level and verify that resources...

Suspect enters not-guilty plea in SF dismemberment murder case

“Obviously these allegations of dismemberment color this and make it sound terrible,” defense attorney says. Lisa Gonzales, the woman accused of killing her 61-year-old roommate before dismembering her body, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Thursday morning. Her public defender, Alex Lilien, told the court that he is still awaiting discovery, including photographs of the deceased, and the completion of...

No charges filed against men arrested following fatal Mission District shooting

The two men arrested on Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in the Mission District were promptly released early this week, pending a law enforcement investigation. Robert Salvador, 22, was released Monday, and 28-year-old Sandie Harden was released Tuesday, said Nancy Crowley, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. Both men had been arrested in connection with the...

Police discover another alleged gambling den in SF’s Excelsior

A swarm of police officers stumbled onto an alleged illegal gambling den in the Excelsior on Sunday morning while responding to a call of a “fight involving a gun,” according to police. Police found no fights nor guns when they arrived at 5088 Mission St., near Geneva, at about 7:15 a.m., but they did discover four gambling machines, according to...

Warriors sweep the Cavaliers and the Mission celebrates (PHOTOS!)

The Warriors made history when they racked up a 73-win season in 2016, only to lose the Cleveland Cavaliers in that year’s NBA Finals. Yet, here were are, four finals appearances in four years — all against the same team led by LeBron James. This latest championship victory was sweeter, as the team swept the Cavaliers in four games, a...

Suspect in dismemberment murder makes first court appearance

The woman charged with the murder and dismemberment of her roommate made her first — albeit brief — appearance in court Friday morning. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, Lisa Gonzales’ hands remained handcuffed behind her as she stood with her back to a room of reporters who had been ordered not to take her photo. Alex Lillian, her public defender,...

Neighborhood notes: Triple shooting on Treat leaves man dead, two victims sent hospital

One dead, two injured in shooting near Cesar Chavez and Treat Street The San Francisco Police Department is investigating a triple shooting that occurred on the 1400 block of Treat Avenue. The shooting occurred at 3:20 p.m. near Cesar Chavez Street. The victims were transported to a San Francisco General Hospital. Jaime Poole, 21, of San Francisco, died of his...

Grisly dismemberment homicide jolts 14th Street neighbors

It’s a busy street, once plagued by gangs and criminal activity. Residents of the 200 block of 14th Street are used to much of the worst of city life. But they’re not used to this. One resident, who did not want to have his name disclosed, said he hadn’t expected a murder to occur right next to his home. “It’s...
The scene of a shooting Friday night

Man in hospital after shooting on Folsom Street

A man walked into a nearby hospital after being the victim of a shooting at 8:45 p.m. Friday at 21st and Folsom, police said. “I don’t how he got there, but the victim walked into the hospital,” said SFPD spokesperson Officer Joseph Tomlinson. He said the man’s condition is stable. He declined to say if the hospital was San Francisco General. ...

Justice served? SF Textgate cops to be disciplined — finally

The officers embroiled in a scandal involving text messages that referred to blacks as “savages” and gays as “fags” managed to remain on paid leave and almost escape discipline, but a Wednesday ruling sends them back to court and could end in the firings that the former chief of police ordered in the spring of 2015. An appeals judge on...

DEVELOPING: Body of a woman found at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital

The body of a woman was discovered in a stairway inside the power plant of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The discovery occurred around 1 p.m., when a hospital employee found the woman’s body. Police and the Sheriff’s department are investigating. SFGate has more.