Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

3100 17th Street: How One Block Changed

First published on January 5, 2012 Tomorrow, the city will unveil a new park at 17th and Folsom streets at a 3:30 p.m. ceremony. It’s worth looking back at this piece Mission Local did in September 2011 to see how much 17th Street has changed in the last decade. The park adds green to a stretch of 17th Street that...

Man stabbed in Mission District in critical condition

Police report that early Thursday morning at 3:03 a.m. a 35-year-old man was stabbed at 16th and Mission streets. Police arrived quickly at the scene but the four suspects, three males and one female, got away. An ambulance took the victim away to hospital in critical condition. Police also reported one robbery and an assault in the Mission District over...

Sleeping man targeted in Mission District stabbing

A man sleeping in a Mission District doorway was stabbed with an unidentified, sharp object early Wednesday morning.  The 43-year-old man had been asleep near 16th and Mission streets but awoke sometime around 4:56  a.m. to pain in his back. The victim witnessed an unidentified man run from the scene before realizing that he was stabbed. He was transported to...

Prayer service honors victims of UPS shooting

Some three dozen people gathered outside of the United Parcel Service facility at 320 San Bruno Ave. on Monday for a memorial service honoring the three drivers who were shot and killed on Wednesday morning after another man, dressed in the familiar brown uniform, went on a shooting spree.   Michael Lefiti, 46, Wayne Chan, 56, Benson Louie, 50, died...

Two arrested in separate SF Mission assaults

Police reported five assaults and two arrests in the Mission District over the weekend. At 1:39 a.m. on Saturday, a 25-year-old man was arrested near 16th and Albion streets after he reportedly assaulted a 26-year-old man. According to police, the suspect’s girlfriend was involved in an argument with the victim, who shoved her. The suspect then punched the victim, causing...

Woman hit with foam projectile weapon at Warriors celebration in SF

A 26-year-old Warriors fan ended her night in the emergency room with a bruise and two stitches over her eye after police fired foam projectiles into a crowd at 22nd and Mission streets to disperse a crowd that had been throwing bottles at the line of officers. The woman, a San Francisco resident, requested anonymity. She said she had done...

Robber pulls gun on woman who resisted handing over her purse

Police responded to a robbery on Wednesday afternoon. At 3:30 p.m., on Folsom Street between 14th and 15th streets, a man in his 30s tried to grab a 54-year-old woman’s purse. The woman struggled to retain the purse, but the man brandished a handgun. The woman relented and handed over her purse. The suspect jumped into a car driven by...

Shooter turns gun on himself after killing three at UPS building (updates)

Update at 10:13p.m  Police report that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner “has identified the deceased from this morning’s incident and has notified the next of kin. The Department is confirming that the suspect from the shooting incident is Jimmy Lam, 38, of San Francisco.”  SF Gate reported earlier today that police seized his car, which was parked near the...

Man stable after stabbing, string of robberies in SF Mission

A 53-year-old man was the victim of a stabbing early Saturday near 23rd and Mission streets. The man was reportedly standing outside of a business around 2:05 a.m. when he became involved in a physical altercation with another man, estimated to be in his 20s. The suspect stabbed the 53-year-old man and then fled on foot, evading arrest. The victim...

Mission residents say streets beautiful by day, out of control at night

The neighbors who attended the Fix-It meeting at the Mission Pool and Playground meeting room on Wednesday talked about a neighborhood that changes dramatically at night. “During the day, we have a beautiful neighborhood,” said a man who introduced himself as Ray. “At night, we don’t have control of our neighborhood.” Residents of the blocks between 17th, 21st, Valencia and Folsom...

Stabbing leaves man critically injured, witness targeted for reporting SF Mission assault

A 29-year-old man who was targeted in a stabbing early Thursday remains in life-threatening condition. The man was walking near the intersection of 25th and Mission streets at 3:15 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a man estimated to be in his early to mid-20s. The suspect stabbed the victim and fled the scene. According to police reports,...

(Updated) Man in critical condition after Capp St. shooting

Update: Police report that the shooting victim’s condition has stabilized. Original story: A 28-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning near 23rd and Capp streets. Police report that the man was in the area around 2:47 a.m. when he first heard a round of gunshots  and then realized that he had been shot. The victim was...

Police arrest suspect in Mission District stabbing

A man was stabbed Monday night on Bartlett Street near 24th Street, police report. Just before 8 p.m., two men aged 56 and 51 were arguing when the older man stabbed the younger. When police responded, the suspect was arrested. The victim was taken to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of...

Man injured in stabbing, another unharmed in attempted shooting

A 33-year-old man was transported to the hospital after he was stabbed near the freeway underpass at Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue on Saturday. According to police reports, the victim was attacked at 7 p.m. by two unidentified men who ran up to him, stabbed him with a knife and then fled the scene. No arrests have been made, and...

Teen targeted in 24th and Mission St. robbery

A teen was the victim of a robbery on Thursday afternoon at 24th and Mission streets. The teen, 17, was approached by two unidentified men at 4:20 p.m. who brandished a knife and demanded that he hand over his money.  The boy complied, and both suspects ran off on foot. Police have not made an arrest in the incident. Crime is trauma and the...