Tag Archives: crime

Pair robbed at gunpoint in Dolores Park, four others robbed

Criminal activity in the area over the weekend included five robberies, including one at Dolores Park. A 25-year-old woman and her boyfriend were sitting in Dolores Park at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, when two men approached. One of the men, estimated to be about 20 years old, pulled out a gun and took the victim’s purse. He put the gun...

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...

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...

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...

Three arrested for highway beating of a rideshare driver

California Highway Patrol officers arrested three men in connection with the beating of a Lyft driver that took place March 8 on Highway 101 near the Cesar Chavez Street exit. In the incident, a group of people riding dirt bikes surrounded the Lyft driver, Alex Quintana. The group beat him, breaking his nose and breaking his leg in three places,...

Monday afternoon in the Mission sees two cell phone robberies

Robberies left two women with non-life-threatening injuries in separate cell phones incidents that took place in the Mission District on Monday afternoon, according to a police recap. One of the women, 33, was leaving a business at the corner of 16th and Albion streets at 3:30 p.m. when a man man started speaking to her, then grabbed her phone and...

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...

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...

Stabbing leaves man critically injured, witness targeted for reporting SF Mission assault

A 29-year-old man who was targeted in a stabbing early Thursday remains in life-threatening condition. The man was walking near the intersection of 25th and Mission streets at 3:15 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a man estimated to be in his early to mid-20s. The suspect stabbed the victim and fled the scene. According to police reports,...

(Updated) Man in critical condition after Capp St. shooting

Update: Police report that the shooting victim’s condition has stabilized. Original story: A 28-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning near 23rd and Capp streets. Police report that the man was in the area around 2:47 a.m. when he first heard a round of gunshots  and then realized that he had been shot. The victim was...