Tag Archives: crimes

Four violent robberies in one night in SF Mission

Police say that an “unknown” number of “juveniles” attacked a 41-year-old man and stole his laptop on a Muni bus stopped at 16th and Mission streets at around 3 p.m. Thursday. The band of young marauders hit the suspect, took his backpack containing the laptop, and fled the bus. The man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No...

Man dragged while stopping carjacker, woman attacked with hammer in SF Mission

A 56-year-old man was arrested on Friday afternoon at a gas station at Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue for trying to steal a man’s car while he was paying for gas. The victim, 54, had left his keys in his car while he was paying for the gas. The suspect jumped into the car and started to drive away....

Passenger shoots another driver’s car in SF Mission road rage incident

A man shot at a car, four people were robbed and two were knocked out over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a crime recap from San Francisco Police. Shots Fired Road rage escalated to a shooting early Friday morning on 18th and Guerrero streets. Just before 2 a.m., the passenger of a vehicle driving near 18th and Guerrero streets leaned...

Shots fired in front of SF Mission’s Bernal Dwellings

A 20-year-old man was shot at but not injured Monday around 11:10 p.m. in front of Bernal Dwellings, a housing complex at Cesar Chavez and Harrison streets. The victim was walking down the street when the two men, whose descriptions police have not provided, used a handgun to fire “several shots” at him. One person was arrested, but it’s unclear...

Dispute over parking space leads to knife fight in SF Mission

A dispute over a parking spot turned into a knife fight on 24th and Alabama streets at around 8 p.m. Saturday. At least two men were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident unfolded when a 27-year-old man got into an argument over a parking spot with eight men believed to be in their 30s. The men then...

Inside an SF gambling shack, the blight the city just can’t seem to beat

The interior of an alleged Mission Street gambling den looks, to an unsettling degree, just like what you’d think it would. The place seems to have been crafted by Hollywood’s least-creative set designer. The windows here at the former Jhec of All Trades variety store at 4182 Mission St., however, are inelegantly blocked so as to prevent passers-by from casually...

SF Police chief says property crime units are a go and supervisors back off

The Board of Supervisors agreed to stay out of police business today by withdrawing proposed legislation to compel the SFPD to create special property crime units. Hours earlier, Chief of Police Bill Scott stepped up to create the units on his own. It was probably the closest thing there is to a win win between civilians and police. The announcement...

Scissor-wielding SF robber snatches bus transfers

Police report a man tried to steal bus transfers and threatened someone with scissors Tuesday morning. At 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, the 54-year-old suspect grabbed a stack of transfer tickets as he was getting off a bus at South Van Ness Avenue and Mission Street. A 41-year-old man grabbed the suspect in an attempt to stop him, but the suspect tried...

Arrested SFPD officer says he suffered retaliation for being a whistleblower (NBC Bay Area)

Joel Babbs, a San Francisco police officer who was recently arrested on misdemeanor charges of violating the vehicle code and filing a false police report, now tells NBC Bay Area that he is being retaliated against for calling out racism in the department. Babbs had previously provided Internal Affairs, and now NBC Bay Area, with recordings taken inside the Muni...

Suspect armed with golf club robs man of his dog

A man estimated to be in his 30s used a golf club to rob a 42-year-old man of his dog on 14th and Harrison streets at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, police report. The suspect approached the dog owner on his bicycle and threatened to strike him with the golf club. Out of fear, the victim let go of his dog’s...

Beloved grocer, namesake of Gus’s Market, killed in hit-and-run

A 57-year-old grocer who brought a strong sense of community to his markets was killed by a driver in the Bayview Friday morning, leaving his family, staff, and customers to mourn the loss of the man they knew as “Gus.” Konstantinos “Gus” Vardakastanis was struck by the driver of a silver sedan near Jerrold and Toland streets at 2:17 a.m. and...

Stolen officer’s weapon used in fatal Mission District shooting (updated)

The victim of a mid-August shooting in the Mission District succumbed to his wounds, and an investigation has found that the weapon used in the incident was stolen from a San Francisco Police officer’s car, CBS San Francisco reports. Police confirmed the report in a statement today. “During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the weapon used...

Guest stabbed in host’s residence, man robbed at bus stop in SF Mission

Police report a 44-year-old man was stabbed at 12:44 a.m. on Monday inside someone’s home. The incident occurred on 20th Street between South Van Ness Avenue and Capp Street, the home of the 50-year-old suspect. The victim had been staying there as a guest when the suspect attacked him for a reason unknown to police. The victim was transported to...

Two hot prowl burglaries in SF Mission

Police report that the Mission saw two hot prowl burglaries — that’s when someone breaks into a home while the occupant is inside — on Monday night, resulting in property loss but no injuries. On Monday at around 7 p.m. at 21st and Folsom streets, a resident left his front window open while he slept. The next morning he awoke...

Three drive-by shootings in SF Mission over the weekend

Police report the Mission saw three drive-by shootings over the weekend — two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Only non-life-threatening injuries were reported. It’s unclear if the shootings were related. At around 2:55 a.m on Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot on Mission Street between 17th and 18th streets. He was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. The...