Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

SF Mission crime: fire destroys parked car, man robbed at gunpoint

Police and fire officials responded to a call for service regarding a vehicle engulfed by flames near the intersection of 23rd and South Van Ness streets at 8 p.m. on Thursday. According to fire officials, the fire had originated in a box that was found next to the parked vehicle and had spread over, destroying the vehicle. Police have not...

Paintball attack on Cesar Chavez St.

On Tuesday at 10:07 a.m. police reported that a group of three male juveniles attacked a 36 year-old woman parked on Cesar Chavez and Mission streets with paintball guns. The suspects were shooting at the front of the bus the victim was parked in until she stepped out. At that point the suspects fled and one of them turned around...

Smash and grabs surge in SF’s Mission

On Wednesday morning six cars were found with their windows broken on 22nd Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A street over, at 22nd and Shotwell, two more cars were discovered with smashed windows.   For Gary Siegel, owner of the San Francisco Auto Repair Shop Center at 3260 19th St. where one of the vandalized cars is currently being...

Man hits woman with can, bus driver verbally attacked

Police report a 50-year-old woman was assaulted Monday afternoon on 16th Street between Bryant Street and Potrero Avenue. The suspect reportedly had been escorted out of a shop by the woman, who was working as security there. The suspect, a man estimated to be between 35 and 45 years old, returned around 1 p.m. and threw a can at the...

Assaults send two to hospital, one in life-threatening condition

An argument turned into an assault with a box cutter early Saturday morning and left the victim fighting for her life. At 2:15 a.m., two women aged 42 and 58 had been arguing on 25th Street between Mission and Osage streets when the older one pulled out a box cutter and slashed the younger woman, police report. Passerby held the...

Newest police commissioners work on accountability, tasers

The police commission has welcomed two new members since our last coverage of it in October. Here, they discuss some of the recent efforts of the commission. The seven commissioners are civilians and receive a $100 stipend in exchange for setting policy and making disciplinary decisions for the San Francisco Police Department. They hold public meetings every Wednesday night. Robert Hirsch...

Victim of fatal 24th St. shooting remembered

Although Jesus Sandoval had spent the last six years of his life living with a friend’s family in Potrero Hill, the Mission – where the 35-year-old spent much of his youth – remained his stomping grounds. “He loved to go to the Mission and meet  friends. He’d come to the Mission to go out,” said Rebecca Muzquiz. For some six...

Teen robbed near SF Mission’s Dolores Park

Following Tuesday night’s madness at Dolores Park, police report that a 17-year-old boy was robbed at 18th and Dolores streets by two other teens at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim was standing on the corner of the intersection when he was approached by two other teens, who demanded his property. As the victim refused, one of the suspects grabbed...

Police clash with skateboarders at Dolores Park

Police clashed with dozens of skateboarders at Dolores Park on Tuesday evening in a confrontation that ended with rubber bullets being fired and at least three people in the hospital, according to witnesses at the scene. One officer was injured by a skateboarder, an officer at the scene said. A public information officer confirmed on Twitter that one officer had...

Man attacked by dog during SF Mission robbery

A 43-year-old man was robbed and bitten by his attackers’ dog near Division and Bryant streets on Tuesday morning. The victim was reportedly walking down Division Street minutes after midnight when he was approached by a group of three men, estimated to be 25, 40 and 50 years old and their dog. The victim became involved in a verbal argument...

Man arrested again for harassing Zuckerberg’s security guards (Chronicle)

A years-old conflict between security guards stationed outside Mark Zuckerberg’s Liberty Hill home and a transient neighborhood resident flared up again on June 10, when William Gordon Kinzer was arrested and booked for driving without a license, violating a court order and being involved in a hit-and-run incident. Kinzer has been arrested at least two times previously for violating a...

Mission weekend sees stabbing and three assaults, one in Dolores Park

Police report three people were assaulted over the weekend in San Francisco’s Mission District. In what marks the third violent incident in Dolores Park in the last three weeks, a fight broke out at the park at 4:34 p.m. on Sunday. Someone in the fight used an unknown sharp object to stab a 20-year-old man, who was transported to the...

Assault lands man in hospital, woman robbed of her groceries in SF Mission

A 24-year-old man was transported to the hospital in non-life threatening condition on Thursday following an assault inside of a business near 16th Street an South Van Ness Avenue.  Around 4 p.m., the victim reportedly asked his attacker, a man estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old, to leave the business after the suspect had been smoking inside....

Man critically injured, another arrested in hotel stabbing

A 54-year-old man is in critical condition following a stabbing inside a residential hotel near 16th and Folsom streets on Wednesday. According to police reports, an argument between the victim and the 69-year-old suspect in the attack escalated, ending with the former being stabbed around 6 p.m. Police responding to the scene located the suspect and arrested him. A nearby...

Police report two robberies, fire on Fourth of July in SF Mission

A 38-year-old man was robbed in the early morning hours of July 4 near 15th and Folsom streets. At about 1:40 a.m., three men in their early 20s reportedly approached the victim and surrounded him. One of the suspects brandished a knife, while the others robbed the victim of his wallet and shoulder bag. The group of men then fled...