Tag Archives: crime

Man arrested in BB gun beating, assault sends senior to hospital

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Sunday evening after making threats and hitting another man with a BB gun.  The incident occurred near 23rd and Mission streets, as the 27-year-old victim and two friends were walking to a business in the area. The suspect reportedly followed the group and asked them a question. The suspect then made threatening statements and, according to a...

Senior’s beating with umbrella sends man to hospital

San Francisco police have not reported an arrest in the beating of a 52-year-old man by an umbrella-wielding senior. The April 17 incident sent the victim to the hospital after he and his  70-year-0ld attacker were involved in an altercation near 16th and Mission streets around noon. That altercation turned physical when the suspect hit the victim with his umbrella, causing non-life threatening...

Teen arrested in failed cell phone robbery

A 14-year-old girl was arrested after she and two other teens attacked and robbed a 27-year-old woman inside of a store near 26th and Mission streets on Tuesday night.  Police report the group followed the victim into the store sometime around 9:30 p.m., where the 14-year-old began attacking her. The victim’s cell phone fell to the ground during the struggle,...

Assaults in SF Mission, one with “Wet Floor” sign, leave three injured and one arrested

Three men were sent to the hospital this weekend after being assaulted in separate incidents in the Mission District. The first assault occurred on Friday night near 16th and Shotwell streets, after a verbal argument between a 58-year-old man and an unidentified woman turned physical. At about 10:53 p.m., police report that the woman grabbed a metal pipe and struck the...

Adult men wrestle with teen over cell phone

A teen was robbed while riding the bus near 22nd Street and Potrero Avenue on Thursday evening. At about 10:16 p.m., a struggle ensued over the teen’s iPhone 7 after two men estimated to be in their early to mid-20s approached her and attempted to grab the cell phone from her hands. When the teen refused to let go, one of the men...

Police comb Mission District school searching for suspects

Police searched Marshall Elementary Tuesday evening, looking for suspects in an earlier incident in which someone threw a gun out of a car window.  Although children had been dismissed for the day some staff were on hand, and police cleared all for the search. “I just got kicked out” said Chi Ho Leung, a janitor who had been working at...

Carjacking at a Mission District red light ends in arrest

Police report two women, age 40 and 47, were sitting in their car at a red light at 1:16 p.m. on Monday when a 52-year-old man jumped in the back seat. The man ordered one of the women to drive, but both women got out of the car instead. The suspect then got into the driver’s seat and drove off. Later, the suspect...

Man robbed, threatened at gunpoint after falling asleep in robber’s car

A 40-year-old man was robbed while asleep and threatened with a gun after he confronted his robber.  The victim reported getting into the car of a 45-year-old man car near Ellis and Polk streets and after driving around for some time, he fell asleep in the vehicle. When the victim awoke, he realized that his wallet was missing and confronted the driver....

SF Mission man deters would-be burglar by feeding her

A 32-year-old man who became the victim of a burglary early Tuesday morning turned the tables by feeding the hungry home intruder.  Police report that the man woke up to sounds in his Linda Street residence around 6:20 a.m. and discovered a woman in his hallway. The woman, estimated to be in her 30s, told the victim that she had been in...

Two men targeted in separate Mission District robberies

A 42-year-old man was robbed at gun point while sitting in his car early Monday morning.   The victim had parked near the intersection of 18th and York streets when, around 12:45 a.m., two men estimated to be between 20 and 30 years old, approached him with a drawn gun. One of the men pointed the gun at the victim and demanded that...

Stabbing victim in critical condition, multiple assaults and robberies in SF Mission

Police report a 29-year-old man was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition after a stabbing early Saturday morning. At 4:27 a.m., the man was in a physical altercation with a 29-year-old man on Folsom Street between 20th and 21st streets when the older man pulled out a knife and stabbed him. Officers responding to the scene located the suspect and arrested...

Homeless man acquitted after spending nearly 5 months in jail

A homeless man who entered a Mission home last November allegedly seeking shelter was acquitted Tuesday of burglary charges that carry a 17-year sentence. The acquittal came some five months after Phillip Martinez’ November 3 arrest. Unable to post the $100,000 bail, Martinez has been in jail. He remains in jail on an unrelated misdemeanor charge but his lawyer said...

Mom with baby who was robbed in Mission asks for help IDing suspects

Weeks after a robbery in which two men threatened a woman and her baby with a gun and then stole her backpack, a woman is still waiting for the suspects to be identified. As time passes, she said, public attention has waned. “It’s just stale news,” she said. But to the victim, the robbery is anything but stale – with the robbers...

Man beaten after refusing to let stranger borrow his phone

A 41-year-old man was assaulted near 16th and Capp streets after refusing to give another man permission to use his cell phone. At about 10:40 p.m. on Monday, the victim was approached by a man estimated to be in his mid-30s, who asked the victim if he could borrow his phone. According to police reports, the victim refused and crossed the street in...

New Mission police captain shares vision of “customer-service” oriented policing

Assigned from the Airport Bureau to one of San Francisco’s busiest police districts, new Mission Station Police Captain William Griffin said he anticipates a change of pace and comes equipped with a “customer service” centered lens that he hopes will shape the station to better and more efficiently serve the local community.   “I think it’s always good to bring...