Tag Archives: crime

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...

Stabbing threatens boy’s life, nine robbed in SF Mission

A 15-year-old boy was left in life-threatening condition after a stabbing Friday night, police report. A physical altercation had developed in a parking lot on 16th Street and Potrero Avenue around 10:20 p.m. on March 24. A man estimated to be in his 40s assaulted the boy and stabbed him with a knife before fleeing in a pickup truck. The boy...

Man in critical condition after hit-and-run in SF Mission

A hit-and-run collision on Thursday afternoon sent a 61-year-old pedestrian to the hospital with critical injuries. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. as the man was crossing the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A 21-year-old man drove into the intersection, hitting another vehicle. The second vehicle in turn spun out of control and struck the pedestrian, who was crossing the street. The 21-year-old...

Unprovoked Mission District attack with rocks, metal tube leaves man injured

Police report that a 43-year-old man was walking on Clarion Alley near Mission Street at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday when, reportedly unprovoked, a man in his 40s hit him on the head with a bottle and then assaulted him with a metal tube and rocks.  The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries while the suspect fled on foot and was not arrested. Robbery At...

Two men stabbed in separate incidents, one critically injured

A man is in critical condition after a stabbing early Wednesday morning near 14th and Mission streets. It is unclear how the incident unfolded, but according to police reports, officers responded to the area at 4:47 a.m. after a caller reported a fight on the street. The unidentified suspect reportedly stabbed the man in the leg and fled, evading arrest. At 9:55 a.m....

Young man robbed after giving directions

An 18-year-old man was robbed near the intersection of 16th and Mission streets early Thursday morning.  Police report that the man was standing on the southwest corner of the intersection at 2:11 a.m. when he was approached by a man estimated to be in his late 20s and a woman in her early 20s, who asked the 18-year-old for directions....

UPDATED: Shooting on 19th St. claims life of father celebrating his birthday

A shooting on 19th Street claimed the life of a 44-year-old man early Friday morning. At 12:48 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets and found the man on the sidewalk in front of a barbershop on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets. The victim has been identified as Jorge Martinez,...

Elderly Man Robbed, 24th St. Public Bathroom Set Ablaze

A 72-year-old man was robbed while walking along 16th and Church streets at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. According to police reports, who unidentified men approached the elderly man from behind and pushed him before stealing his back pack and wallet. The elderly man was not injured in the attack, and the suspects fled on foot, evading arrest. At 3 a.m....

Lyft Driver Beaten by Bikers Speaks Out About Attack (KRON4, ABC7)

Police have made no arrests in the March 8 beating of Lyft driver on the southbound Highway 101 by a group of some 15 dirt bikers, captured in a cell phone video that went viral. On Tuesday, the victim, 35-year-old Alex Quintana, turned to the public for help in finding his attackers. According to KRON4 News, The attack sent Quintana to San Francisco...

Robber Strikes Victims with Pipe, Group Assaults Woman in SF Mission

Police report a robber hit two victims with a pipe Tuesday afternoon. The man came up behind two men, aged 50 and 39, who were walking near 17th and Capp streets at 3:21 p.m. on Tuesday. The robber, estimated to be about 50 years old, struck both men with a pipe and then went through their pockets, taking a cell phone...

Police Put Brakes on Party, Arrest One in Gambling Den Raid

Police arrested one person and detained two more during a February 22 raid on an illegal gambling den that had been operating for months out of an empty storefront at 133 Lilac St. The person taken into custody had an outstanding warrant in another county that was unrelated to the den, said San Francisco Police Department Spokesperson Robert Rueca. The...

Cane Beating Sends Man to Hospital, Small Fire Near Freeway

A man who was beaten with a walking cane during an altercation on Monday afternoon was sent to the hospital and his attacker arrested.  Police report that the victim and the suspect, a 36-year-old man, were involved in an argument sometime around 2 p.m. near 19th Street and Potrero Avenue when the latter struck the victim over the head with his...

Civil Suit Against Police Will Go to Trial in Fall 2018

A federal judge on Monday set October 22, 2018 as the trial date for a civil suit brought by the family of police shooting victim Luis Gongora Pat against the city and the two San Francisco police officers involved. The trial will come more than two years after the April 7, 2016 anniversary of the fatal encounter between Gongora Pat,...

Police Nab SF Mission Taxi Cab Hijacker

A 33-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning after hijacking a taxi cab by threatening its driver with a knife.  According to police reports, the cab driver, a 54-year-old man, picked up the suspect near 15th and Guerrero streets some time around 3:10 a.m. The suspect then pulled out a knife and forced the cab driver to take him home. The victim drove several...

Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Men Who Robbed Mother with Baby

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a woman in the garage of her Florida Street apartment complex in front of her one-year-old child. The incident took place sometime around 10:30 p.m. on March 3, moments after the woman had parked her car in the garage. With her daughter still in the back seat, the woman exited the...