Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

Drive-by shooting in SF Mission leaves man in life-threatening condition

A 23-year-old man was sent to the hospital in life-threatening condition after being shot by suspects in a passing car near 30th and Mission Streets at 6:06 p.m. Sunday. Police arrested two of four suspects — a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old man — they believe to be connected to the shooting. Their identities have not been released. Armed Robberies  Police...

Shooting in SF Mission sends man to hospital in life-threatening condition

Police report a man was sent to the hospital in life-threatening condition after he was shot by an unknown suspect on 22nd and Florida streets at around 2:51 a.m. Friday. Police responded to a Shot Spotter activation at the scene and located bullet fragments. The victim, estimated to be in his 30s, drove himself to the hospital, where he was...

Charges filed following SF Excelsior gambling den raid

A group of men and women who were arrested in connection with an illegal gambling den earlier this month have each been charged with a felony and two misdemeanor counts, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Thursday. The defendants — Kenneth Gurriere, 56, Richard Mohler, 34, Malcolm Brian Vasquez, 49, and Marjorie Delacruz, 49 — have been charged with felony...

SFPD settles with ex-cop after allegations of sexual harassment

A former Mission Station police officer who was allegedly sexually harassed by a fellow officer at the station will receive $350,000 in a settlement approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Linda Chen, who is now retired from the police department, alleged in a lawsuit against the SFPD that, in 2013, Officer Avery Parker physically and sexually harassed her...

Brawl ends in shots fired in SF Mission

Police responded to shots fired at 24th and Mission streets around 11:02 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses at the scene reported that a suspect pulled out a handgun and shot it outside after a large fight broke out in the area. The crowd dispersed after the gun was discharged. No injuries were reported, and no arrest has been made. Robbery Police report...

SF Mission’s Wild Pepper Chinese restaurant burglarized

Wild Pepper, a Chinese restaurant on 26th Street and San Jose Avenue, was burglarized at 7:36 a.m. Sunday, according to the restaurant’s owners. Owner See Louie said he came to the restaurant around 9 a.m. to find the restaurant’s safe broken into and several pieces of artwork missing. He said the safe contained several days’ worth of cash revenue. He...

Man lights motorcycle on fire in SF Mission

A 40-year-old man set a motorcycle on fire on 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue at around 6:25 p.m. Sunday. The man pushed a motorcycle onto the street, poured gasoline on the motorcycle, lit it on fire and ran away. No arrests have been made.  Shooting A 23-year-old transported himself to the hospital after he was shot by an...

DA declines to file charges in another SF police shooting, activists react

After District Attorney George Gascón announced, once again, that he won’t  file charges in the officer-involved shooting of 29-year-old Jessica Williams, activists in the Bayview renewed their promise to hold the San Francisco Police Department accountable. “With everything going on, with the fires, DACA and Trump, police brutality is on the back burner,” Phelicia Jones, who founded the Bayview group Wealth...

Men use “simulated gun” to rob man of car in SF Mission

Police report two suspects of an unknown age used a “simulated gun” to rob a 37-year-old man of his car and cellphone on 23rd and Shotwell streets early Thursday morning. At around 3:45 a.m., the suspects approached the victim while he was stopped an intersection. One of the suspects pretended to have a gun and told the victim to get...

One of last large encampments in SF’s Mission being removed

An homeless encampment resolution is underway at the snarl of freeway ramps and bike paths located at Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue. The so-called Hairball encampment is one of the last large encampments in the Mission District.   In the next few weeks, homeless people won’t be allowed to camp under the freeway overpasses that have been used by...

Alleged Excelsior gambling den raided by SFPD; captain says there’s more to come

Drugs, cash, gambling machines seized from clandestine storefront site Earlier this month, Mission Local wrote about the “Jhec of All Trades,” a little-visited variety-store-turned-coffee-shop-that-didn’t-sell-any-coffee-turned-alleged-illegal-gambling-den — one of numerous gambling dens operating in plain sight in the Excelsior, Mission, Bayview and Chinatown. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the purported gambling den came up snake eyes. In a daylong operation, San Francisco police...

Changes at Ingleside police station and a shootout in Bernal Heights

At Tuesday evening’s community meeting at the Ingleside police station, Captain Joseph McFadden announced that he will soon be replaced by Captain Jack Hart, now at the city’s Homeland Security Unit. The meeting then turned to a discussion of an early Sunday morning shooting that has left many Bernal Heights residents deeply shaken. “This is my last community meeting,” Captain...

Woman offers robber purse in exchange for glasses in SF Mission

A woman struck a deal with a man who stole her glasses at 16th and Mission streets at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, offering her purse to the suspected robber in exchange for her spectacles back.   The woman, 32, was walking past a group people on Mission Street when the suspect, believed to be in his late 30s, approached her and...

Pair of San Francisco 49ers players outthink, outrun would-be armed robbers

Hours after a close loss on the football field to the Washington Redskins, two San Francisco 49ers players managed to stave off a second loss — at gunpoint. Early Monday morning, linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong and Reuben Foster were at the Love and Propaganda nightclub, located 85 Campton Place, when the Foster noticed a white Audi with tinted windows repeatedly casing...

Yulanda Williams climbs SFPD ranks one year after being target of racist texts

Among the recently promoted seven black San Francisco Police department officers is Sgt. Yulanda Williams. It was a move that put 19 black officers in the SFPD’s leadership ranks, the highest ever, and proves once again what a difference a year — and a change at the top — can make. Only a year ago, the powerful union, known as...