Trouble

Crimes, big and small.


Man attacks self-driving car in SF Mission

A man threw his body onto a self-driving car — a GM Cruise AV — causing a car vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of 16th and Valencia streets earlier this month, the DMV reported Wednesday. Operating in “autonomous mode,” the Cruise AV was stopped at a green light, facing north on Valencia, waiting to make a right turn onto...

Three robberies, a shooting and a stabbing in SF Mission over the weekend

A man believed to be in his 20s was shot near 20th and Shotwell streets and later transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries around 12:47 a.m. on Saturday. The unknown suspect fled the scene after shooting the victim shortly after midnight. No arrest has been made. Robberies A 37-year-old man was arrested for punching a woman and trying to grab...

SF Mission District homicides down slightly in 2017

Homicides in the Mission District were down in 2017, with eight murders reported by the end of the year, compared to 10 homicides in 2016. In 2017, 56 homicides occurred citywide, compared to a total of 58 in 2016. The first homicide of 2017 took place on New Year’s Day, but 2018 did not see its first killing until last...

Will SFPD’s plan to quell auto break-ins work?  

The city officials tasked with taking on San Francisco’s auto break-in epidemic must, at times, feel a bit like they’re trying to piece together Humpty Dumpty. That job, you’ll recall, eluded all the king’s horses and all the king’s men. In retrospect, tasking horses with fixing this mess probably wasn’t a grand idea. But when things grow dire enough, any...

Suspect arrested for stabbing death of SF Mission homeless man

The San Francisco Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the murder of a homeless man identified as Mark Camacho, 59, who was stabbed to death near 25th Street and Potrero Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday. Jesus Ramirez, a 48-year-old San Francisco resident, was booked into the San Francisco County jail for murder. “Officers from Mission Station were...

SF businesses continue to weigh their involvement with Four Barrel

Last Thursday, Grand Coffee owner Nabeel Silmi purchased an order of 60 pounds of roasted coffee from Four Barrel. A day later, the Chronicle reported that Four Barrel’s owner, Jeremy Tooker, was being accused of sexual harassment by eight women in a lawsuit filed the same day. Now, after seven years of doing business with the coffee roaster, Silmi says...

After new officer shoots and kills suspect, SF Bayview police captain wonders if his station will remain a training station

To the small group of Bayview residents who braved Monday’s rain to come to the district police station, Capt. Steven Ford said he was “absolutely shocked that there hasn’t been more of an outcry and concern about” the police killing of Keita O’Neil, 42. Officer Christopher Samayoa shot and killed 42-year-old O’Neil on Dec. 1. O’Neil was unarmed and Samayoa...

SF Mission Station launching unit to curb auto burglaries

The Mission and Taraval police stations are rolling out special units dedicated to solving the rising number of car break-ins and bike thefts in the city. The units officially begin work today, and other stations will form their units over the next year. Police Chief Bill Scott, District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee made the...

Four Barrel sexual harassment allegations spook some customers and employees

On Friday afternoon a pall had been cast over Four Barrel Coffee, where employees and customers expressed varying degrees of disappointment and wariness upon hearing that former employees of the coffee roaster had accused its founder of sexual assault. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the story Friday afternoon. The lawsuit, filed Friday in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that...

Shooting on 24th, robbery on Treat in SF Mission

Shooting A 22-year-old man was shot at 24th and York Street at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, police said. The young man transported himself to the hospital for care. Police report that the gunshot wound is not life-threatening. There are no suspects at this time. Robbery Two men held up a 27-year-old man walking along Treat Street between 17th and 18th at...

Three robberies, one assault and a shooting in SF Mission to ring in the new year

Police found a 45-year-old man lying the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to his torso near 17th and Capp street around 4:44 a.m. Monday, early on New Year’s Day. Police believe the suspect to be a woman in her late 20s, but no arrest has been made. The victim’s gunshot wound was non-life-threatening.   Assault A 30-year-old...

Robbers reportedly injure victim in shooting at Mission St. business

A person was injured in a robbery and shooting inside Mission Loan and Pawnbrokers near 19th Street, according to bystanders. Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ABC7 and KRON4 report that four suspects came into the store and shot someone inside. It’s unclear what condition the victim is in. Breaking: Police in San Francisco are on...

SF Mission Station ramping up undercover operations, homeless outreach

Mission Station is upping its homeless outreach and undercover operations, said Captain Gaetano Caltagirone at a community meeting Tuesday at the station.    Caltagirone stepped in as head of the station two months ago with promises of better community relations and more “old-fashioned” policing, including foot patrols and undercover drug busts. He also seems to be taking a more participatory...

Mother of unarmed man fatally shot by SF officer sues city

The mother of the unarmed man who was fatally shot by a rookie San Francisco police officer earlier this month is suing the officer and the city of San Francisco for what they allege was an unlawful killing.   Civil rights attorney John Burris, who is representing Keita O’Neil’s mother, announced the lawsuit Tuesday at a press conference at Cornerstone...

Five robberies over the weekend in SF Mission

A 32-year-old suspected robber was arrested after his victim chased him down and called the police. It all went down at Mission and Sycamore streets around 10:28 p.m. Friday, when the 36-year-old male victim was approached by three suspects. The first suspect, the man who was later arrested, put a knife to the victim as two others — whose descriptions...