Trouble

Crimes, big and small.

Woman threatened with gun, man punched in Mission District robberies

Police report two robberies occurred in the Mission on Wednesday. The first robber approached a 46-year-old woman who was getting out of her car on 16th and Folsom streets just after midnight on Wednesday. The robber came up behind her and brandished a gun, demanding money from the woman. The woman handed over her money and jewelry, and the robber...

Fire, empty buildings and the mystery of combustion

It was a busy night in San Francisco on June 24th: Pink Saturday was well underway and the Mission was packed with people. Some were listening to music at the Red Poppy Art House when firetrucks wailed south on Folsom Street, breaking the calm of the balmy evening. A fire alarm inside 2675 Folsom St., a vacant building across the...

Officers de-escalate confrontation with knife-wielding man at Mission Police Station

Police officers at Mission Police station managed to de-escalate a confrontation with a man brandishing a knife early Monday morning, ending the encounter with no serious injuries. Public Information Officer Giselle Talkoff wrote in a statement that around 3:15 a.m., police received a call about a man yelling on Sycamore Street, an alley that ends at Valencia Street directly across...

Two men critically injured, 14-year-old robbed and more

Two men are in life-threatening condition after stabbings in the Mission District, police report. In one incident on Sunday afternoon, officers were called to 16th and Capp streets and found a man in his 20s suffering from a stab wound. A second victim, age 21, was then found on 15th Street near Mission Street. This man told police he had...

Violence erupts at Dolores Park, twerking reveler changes the mood

A witness wrote to Mission Local describing a Sunday night party in Dolores Park that “was a lot messier” than we described in our earlier story. She said the police response time was delayed. “They didn’t need all the officers on the Castro, they needed a couple around Dolores. This is my fourth Pride and usually everyone ends at Dolores...

Dolores Park assault, party and a field of bottles, cans and cartons

Pride weekend ended at Dolores Park Sunday night with no life threatening injuries, but two incidents – an assault with a bottle and a party that triggered the arrival of two dozen police officers. The assault took place at about 9 p.m. on the southwest corner of Dolores and 18th streets. Two sisters from Ireland and some friends had been...

3100 17th Street: How One Block Changed

First published on January 5, 2012 Tomorrow, the city will unveil a new park at 17th and Folsom streets at a 3:30 p.m. ceremony. It’s worth looking back at this piece Mission Local did in September 2011 to see how much 17th Street has changed in the last decade. The park adds green to a stretch of 17th Street that...

Man stabbed in Mission District in critical condition

Police report that early Thursday morning at 3:03 a.m. a 35-year-old man was stabbed at 16th and Mission streets. Police arrived quickly at the scene but the four suspects, three males and one female, got away. An ambulance took the victim away to hospital in critical condition. Police also reported one robbery and an assault in the Mission District over...

Sleeping man targeted in Mission District stabbing

A man sleeping in a Mission District doorway was stabbed with an unidentified, sharp object early Wednesday morning.  The 43-year-old man had been asleep near 16th and Mission streets but awoke sometime around 4:56  a.m. to pain in his back. The victim witnessed an unidentified man run from the scene before realizing that he was stabbed. He was transported to...

Prayer service honors victims of UPS shooting

Some three dozen people gathered outside of the United Parcel Service facility at 320 San Bruno Ave. on Monday for a memorial service honoring the three drivers who were shot and killed on Wednesday morning after another man, dressed in the familiar brown uniform, went on a shooting spree.   Michael Lefiti, 46, Wayne Chan, 56, Benson Louie, 50, died...

Two arrested in separate SF Mission assaults

Police reported five assaults and two arrests in the Mission District over the weekend. At 1:39 a.m. on Saturday, a 25-year-old man was arrested near 16th and Albion streets after he reportedly assaulted a 26-year-old man. According to police, the suspect’s girlfriend was involved in an argument with the victim, who shoved her. The suspect then punched the victim, causing...

Woman hit with foam projectile weapon at Warriors celebration in SF

A 26-year-old Warriors fan ended her night in the emergency room with a bruise and two stitches over her eye after police fired foam projectiles into a crowd at 22nd and Mission streets to disperse a crowd that had been throwing bottles at the line of officers. The woman, a San Francisco resident, requested anonymity. She said she had done...

Robber pulls gun on woman who resisted handing over her purse

Police responded to a robbery on Wednesday afternoon. At 3:30 p.m., on Folsom Street between 14th and 15th streets, a man in his 30s tried to grab a 54-year-old woman’s purse. The woman struggled to retain the purse, but the man brandished a handgun. The woman relented and handed over her purse. The suspect jumped into a car driven by...

Shooter turns gun on himself after killing three at UPS building (updates)

Update at 10:13p.m  Police report that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner “has identified the deceased from this morning’s incident and has notified the next of kin. The Department is confirming that the suspect from the shooting incident is Jimmy Lam, 38, of San Francisco.”  SF Gate reported earlier today that police seized his car, which was parked near the...

Man stable after stabbing, string of robberies in SF Mission

A 53-year-old man was the victim of a stabbing early Saturday near 23rd and Mission streets. The man was reportedly standing outside of a business around 2:05 a.m. when he became involved in a physical altercation with another man, estimated to be in his 20s. The suspect stabbed the 53-year-old man and then fled on foot, evading arrest. The victim...