Trouble

Crimes, big and small.


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...

Suspicious package shuts down 16th and Mission, proves not hazardous

Police have determined a suspicious package at 16th and Mission streets to be non-hazardous, according to Sgt. Jesse Oropeza. Sometime before 10 a.m., police responded to a call about a possible pipe bomb in the vicinity of the plaza. BART spokesperson Cheryl Stalter said police asked BART to shut the station down as they investigated. The investigation also prompted the rerouting...

Over weekend, assault, robbery and shot fired in SF Mission

Police arrested a 27-year-old man for punching a person closing up a store at 2:25 a.m. Saturday at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. The man closing the store, 37, asked the suspect to leave. The suspect then punched the man, who fell to the ground. The suspect tried to run away but was later taken into custody, police say....

Bus crashes on freeway, injuring 29

Some 29 people were reportedly injured when a bus crashed on the 101 freeway north of the Cesar Chavez exit Friday evening, according to a fire department spokesperson. Four were seriously injured, nine suffered moderately serious injuries and 16 were left with minor injuries. All were transported to local hospitals. OVERTURNED BUS 101SB @CESAR CHAVEZ RED ALERT SECURED AT 21:39HRS 29...

Four violent robberies in one night in SF Mission

Police say that an “unknown” number of “juveniles” attacked a 41-year-old man and stole his laptop on a Muni bus stopped at 16th and Mission streets at around 3 p.m. Thursday. The band of young marauders hit the suspect, took his backpack containing the laptop, and fled the bus. The man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No...

Man dragged while stopping carjacker, woman attacked with hammer in SF Mission

A 56-year-old man was arrested on Friday afternoon at a gas station at Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue for trying to steal a man’s car while he was paying for gas. The victim, 54, had left his keys in his car while he was paying for the gas. The suspect jumped into the car and started to drive away....

Mob of 15 stabs man, leaves him fighting for life in SF Mission

A man is fighting for his life after he was swarmed by some 15 men and stabbed multiple times near 24th Street and Potrero Avenue at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, police report. The weapon used to stab the man, 37, is unknown. The victim was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition. No arrests have been made. This is the third...