Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

Pair sprays victim with mace in cellphone robbery

A 20-year-old man was maced and robbed while walking near 26th and Dolores streets early Wednesday morning. The suspects are described as a man and a woman in their mid to late 30s, who approached the victim from behind around 2 a.m. and said something to him. Once the victim turned around, the pair sprayed him with mace and took...

Pair robs man on South Van Ness, power tools nabbed from Mission home

Police report a 25-year-old man was robbed by a man and a woman on South Van Ness Avenue between 16th and 17th streets at about 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday. The victim, a 25-year-old man, had been talking with a woman aged about 30 when a man estimated to be 24 years old came up from behind, then grabbed and held the...

Woman in critical condition after possible hit and run in SF Mission

A 32-year-old woman is in critical condition following a possible hit and run on Sunday morning.  The woman was found around 3:51 a.m. lying in a street near the intersection of 16th Street and Potrero Avenue with life-threatening injuries, police report.  A suspect and vehicle description were not immediately available, and the woman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Assault...

SF Mission Crime: Man punched over his laptop, cell phone

A man was assaulted and robbed of his laptop and cell phone on Wednesday evening while walking northbound on Stevenson Street toward Valencia Street. According to police reports, the man crossed paths with the suspect in the attack, a man estimated to be in his 20s,  who was walking in the opposite direction on Stevenson Street. The suspect approached the...

SF Grocery Outlet security guard fired over racial profiling incident

An encounter on Mother’s Day between a shopper at the recently opened Grocery Outlet at 1245 South Van Ness Ave. and a security guard employed to safeguard its premises ended with the latter being fired. The shopper, Mission resident and local artist and activist Amos Gregory, alleges that he was racially profiled and threatened by a security guard employed by the store while...
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Bicyclist critically injured after being hit by car on Cesar Chavez St.

A a 25-year-old bicyclist remains in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle Monday morning near the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Alabama streets.  Police report that the 29-year-old driver was traveling westbound on Cesar Chavez Street toward Valencia Street around 8 a.m., and struck the bicyclist while attempting to make a turn. Police also reported two robberies in...

Suspect uses “unknown liquid” to rob man in Dolores Park

A 48-year-old man was sitting on a Dolores Park bench on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. when someone robbed him with help from an “unknown liquid,” according the the SFPD crime report. The victim was talking on the phone when a man, who appeared to be in his 20s, approached him and sprayed him with the liquid. While the victim was...

Local rapper Rappin’ 4-Tay arrested in SF Mission

Police confirmed the arrest of San Francisco rapper Anthony Forté , better known by his stage name, Rappin’ 4-Tay, following a Mission Local reader’s report that alleged Forté to be the suspect in an attempted home invasion on Wednesday morning. San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Robert Rueca said that police responded to a call at 5:18 p.m. on May 10 of “someone trying to break...

Man searches for grandmother’s ashes stolen from car in SF Mission (SFGate)

Among the items nabbed from the car of a 23-year-old man in the Mission District earlier this week was something truly irreplaceable – his grandmother’s ashes. According to reports by SFGate, Joel Perkins had parked his car near 14th and Mission streets on Tuesday night to visit a friend in the area. Upon returning, Perkins noticed that his car had been broken into...

Robbery victim stabbed, shots fired in SF Mission

Police report that a man was walking near 24th and Alabama streets at 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday when a car pulled up and a man and a woman jumped out. The pair demanded the man’s wallet, which the victim handed over. The robbers then stabbed the victim, who was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No arrest has been...

Man gets face stomped by assailant while couple is robbed inside liquor store

A 39-year-old man was sent to the hospital after being stomped and kicked in the face repeatedly near Cesar Chavez Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Monday afternoon. Police report that the 45-year-old assailant, who was arrested, and the victim knew eachother. It is unclear what motivated the attack, but the victim was reportedly sleeping on the sidewalk when...

Woman slashed with knife in Mission, Bernal robbery victim briefly kidnapped

Police report a 49-year-old woman was walking along 16th Street between Mission and Valencia streets at 10:45 p.m. on Friday when a man in his 20s came from the opposite direction and slashed her with a knife. The man fled on foot along 16th Street toward Mission Street and was not arrested. The victim was transported to the hospital with...

Butterfly wings mural defaced with ‘KHY’ tag, then covered up

A colorful mural depicting a butterfly’s wings that until recently decorated a piece of wall space of a Pacific Gas & Electric substation at the corner of 19th and San Carlos streets was defaced with the graffiti tag “KHY” on Thursday night, as shown in an image uploaded to the social media site Reddit sometime on Friday. On Friday afternoon, the...

[Updated] Man critically injured in stabbing near 24th St. BART Plaza

Police confirmed that the 24th and Mission Bart Plaza became the site of a stabbing that left a 26-year-old man in life-threatening condition on Thursday. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m., when an argument between the victim and a 20-year-old man escalated. The suspect reportedly stabbed the 26-year-old with a knife and then fled on foot, evading arrest. The victim was transported to...

Police cordon off corner of 24th St. BART plaza

A portion of the northeast plaza at 24th and Mission streets remained taped off Thursday at 5 p.m., but it was unclear what had happened. A woman who requested anonymity said she saw a young man with a stab wound in his side run to the plaza and briefly take a seat before an ambulance came to transport him away. She said another young man...