Trouble

Crimes, big and small.


Two separate SF Mission Street stabbings leave men fighting for lives

A 57-year-old man was left in life-threatening condition on Sunday after nine men swarmed him and assaulted him with a “knife and other blunt objects” near 17th and Mission streets at around 6:13 a.m, police say. The suspects, all of unknown age, fled after the assault. The man was transported to the hospital, and no arrests have been made. Earlier,...

Two kidnappings in one night in SF’s Mission

A man and a woman were arrested for taking a 17-year-old girl into a car against her will on 19th and Capp streets at 3 a.m. Sunday, police say. The 17-year-old was standing on the corner as the suspects’ car approached. As two of the suspects jumped out of the car and demanded the young woman get in, the victim...

Potrero House of Horrors: Squatters, appalling behavior, and serial fires burn up neighborhood

Last week, the onetime-stately-beauty-of-a-home-turned-fetid-wreck at 1060 Potrero Ave. caught fire. Again. But this time, gaining entry wasn’t so much of a challenge for San Francisco firefighters. In January, they kicked in the door to put out a blaze and, months later, the homeowner had never bothered to replace it. “It was an open house,” said Nadia, who’s lived in close...
Sureño tag.

Six Mission District Sureño members arrested in far-reaching probe

Local and federal law enforcement early Thursday morning arrested six members of a Sureño gang faction that operated primarily in San Francisco’s Mission District. The arrests were in connection with six San Francisco cold-case murders related to gang activity in the neighborhood. The arrests — which took place in the Mission and the cities of Richmond and Pacifica at around...

Kickballers try to boot denizens out of SF’s Dolores Park; hilarity ensues

Employee “won’t be able to continue working for SF Social,” says company director  A group of kickballers associated with the recreation company SF Social Sports attempted to kick lazing denizens off the lawn at Dolores Park Thursday evening, allegedly threatening to call the police because they had reserved the park.  That’s according to several witnesses who tweeted out photos and...

SFPD town hall following Excelsior barbershop shootout features frayed nerves, graphic footage

Emotions ran high Thursday evening at Balboa High School as the San Francisco Police Department held a town hall to release details of the March 21 shootout at an Excelsior district barbershop that left 21-year-old Jehad Eid dead and several others injured, including an officer. The SFPD has not yet identified the officers involved in the shooting, but Chief Bill...

London Breed ads on bus shelters jolted Muni higher-ups, e-mails reveal

“Can you please make sure your folks do not put up any more political ads? This is not good at all.” Earlier this month, some 70 London Breed for Mayor ads popped up across the city, on bus and train shelters. They were eye-catching billboards: The candidate sported a blue blazer against a gold background and flashed a winning smile....

Eviction, displacement, misery: The sad — and sadly typical — tale of San Francisco’s ‘oldest house’

Maria Fuentes’ room is dark and the curtains are drawn. A portrait of Jesus overlooks the prone 94-year-old’s bed, and the stacked cardboard boxes holding the remaining possessions of a family uncertain where it will next turn. “No me gusta esta casa,” she tells me — I don’t like this house. Back in El Salvador, she continues, things were different....

Suspected thieves, found in possession of school bus full of bikes, quickly released in SF

Three men arrested earlier this month for suspected theft of a small service vehicle — and who turned out to be in possession of a school bus full of bicycles, which police seized — were released two days after being arrested, and two weeks before the department blasted their names and booking photos to media outlets. On Tuesday, the department...

Shooting on Alabama Street leaves 21-year-old man fighting for life

Police found a 21-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds near 23rd and Alabama streets at 2:40 a.m. on Saturday. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police also reported shots fired at 20th and Alabama about an hour before they found the man. It’s unclear if the incidents are related. “At this point, nothing has been confirmed in...

SFPD names officers involved in Capp Street shooting

The San Francisco Police Department has released the names of the ten officers who fatally shot at an armed robbery suspect who shot at them from the trunk of a car on 20th and Capp streets last Wednesday night. They fired 99 times and hit the 19-year-old man, identified as Jesus Delgado-Duarte, 25 times. Their names are: Stephen Cassinelli, Corbyn...

Assault on 20th Street near Lexington

Police are investigating an assault that happened early Monday morning on 20th Street near Lexington and across from the wine bar 20 Spot. Public Information Officer Robert Rueca said police responded to a call there around 12:20 a.m. March 12. They found a woman who appeared assaulted and was suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported to San Francisco General...

Community clashes with SFPD at Town Hall on officer-involved shooting

Distrust and anger prevail as Police Chief Bill Scott and others sit and listen After police attempted to get armed-robbery suspect Adolfo Jesus Delgado-Duarte to show his hands, the 19-year-old fired one shot from the trunk of a Honda Civic last week on Capp Street. Ten of the police officers surrounding the black Honda Civic responded with 99 shots, hitting...

19-year-old police shooting victim came to the U.S. as a child and grew up and worked in SF’s Mission

Friends say his undocumented status could have been the reason he hid in the trunk of a car where police shot him On Tuesday night at 8:40 p.m., 19-year-old Jesus Adolfo Delgado Duarte and his co-worker closed up shop at the Metro PCS store at 2380 Mission St., near 20th Street. “My Uber came and so I left,” said the...

Officer involved shooting at 21st and Capp streets

SFPD officers shot and killed a robbery suspect Tuesday night who appeared to be hiding in the trunk of a car on Capp Street. Police later found a handgun in the trunk of the vehicle, according to police. “We heard a bunch of gunshots,” said Seung Lee, 44, on Wednesday morning. “It was a lot at once and sounded like...