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Man Attacked with Machete, Tent Blaze in SF Mission

A 42-year-old man was attacked with a machete in a brutal Valentine’s Day robbery. The man was walking near Cesar Chavez and Harrison streets at 9:30 p.m. A man approached, and started yelling at him.  The stranger began swinging at the victim with a machete, striking him in the face and causing him to fall to the ground, according to police reports. The victim...

Police Impersonator Arrested, Multiple Violent Assaults in SF Mission

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for attempted kidnapping and for impersonating a police officer. According to police reports, the suspect threatened a 38-year-old man and demanded that the victim take him to a local hotel sometime around 7 a.m. It is unclear if the two men knew each other. After the victim refused to comply, the suspect brandished...

Man Injured in Church St. Shooting, Woman Victim of Garage Burglary

A 42-year-old man was transported to a nearby hospital in non-life-threatening condition after he became the victim of a shooting on Thursday morning.  The the man was reportedly standing on Church Street between 18th and 19th streets and talking with another person when he was approached by two other men, estimated to be in their 30s, who asked him a question....

Crime Recap: Robbery at Gunpoint in SF Mission

Two men were robbed at gunpoint while walking on 23rd and Folsom streets on Monday evening. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the victims, ages 36 and 30, were approached by another pair of men on foot, estimated to be about 20 years old, who demanded a list of items from the victims while one of the suspects threatened the men by brandishing a...

Man Arrested For Hurling Glass at Bartender, Woman Robbed in SF Mission

A 47-year-old woman was attacked and robbed near 24th and Shotwell streets on Saturday. At about 9:30 p.m., the assailant, a man between the ages of 25 and 30, walked up to the woman from behind, grabbed her and threw her to the ground before robbing her of her purse, wallet, and cell phone, according to police reports. The woman sustained back...

Two In Critical Condition After Weekend Crimes, Six Robbed in SF Mission

A 44-year-old man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a stabbing on Friday afternoon at the 16th and Mission BART Plaza. The physical altercation between the victim and the 37-year-old suspect began at 1:50 p.m. and escalated when the latter pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim. The suspect then fled on foot, entering a Muni bus while...

Woman Violently Robbed of Phone, a Brawl and Multiple Mission Burglaries

A 50-year-old woman was injured in a struggle over her cell phone on Wednesday morning. Police report that the woman was walking with her cell phone in hand near 23rd Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 1:20 a.m. when she was approached by two unidentified men. As one of the men grabbed her phone, the woman resisted and a struggle ensued....

UPDATED: Police Seek Man and Woman in Gray Truck in Mission District Shooting

Police report that they are searching for a man and woman driving charcoal gray truck in connection to a Mission District shooting that on Monday afternoon left a 45-year-old man in life-threatening condition. Police first reported that the shooting took place just a block away from San Francisco General Hospital, at 25th and Hampshire streets, where responding officers found the victim yesterday. But on...

Public’s Help Sought After Hit-and-Run Injures Mission Cyclist

A cyclist suffered critical injuries after she was hit by a Mini Cooper near 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue on November 29 – the driver fled the scene, according to friends and family, who have turned to the public for help in locating the vehicle and its occupants. SF!!! Help me catch the hit & run BASTARD that seriously injured @Danes7387! DM ME with ANY...

Police Make Arrest Connected to Fatal Shooting of City Worker

Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of Jermaine Jackson Jr., a 27-year-old Public Works employee and father of two. According to a statement issued by the San Francisco Police Department on December 1, officers located 26-year-old Michael Higginbotham at 5:30 p.m. in Vallejo on November 30 – some ten hours after Jackson was gunned down – where he was...

Burglar Nabs Four Bicycles from SF Mission Home

Two Mission residents awoke on Thursday morning to find their bicycles missing in what appears to have been an overnight burglary. The 48-year-old woman and 37-year-old man were asleep in their 24th and Hampshire Street home when an unidentified person entered unnoticed, some time between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., police report. The 37-year-old had come home at midnight on Thursday and...

Updated: Man Shot in Clarion Alley, Mission High School Student Injured in Dolores Park Brawl

Gun Violence A 26-year-old man was shot in Clarion Alley and transported to the hospital early Monday morning in non-life-threatening condition. The man was walking home at about 3:30 a.m. when another man approached him from behind, firing at least one shot at the victim, according to police. The gunman then fled on foot, running down Clarion Alley towards Mission...

Car and Trashcans Set Ablaze, Golf Club Assault in SF Mission

Police responded to multiple fires in the Mission that took place within an hour of each other on Friday and ended with one arrest. The first report came in at 2:04 a.m. when a 67-year old woman discovered that her Jeep Cherokee, parked at 16th and Folsom streets, had been set on fire by an unknown suspect. Firefighters were able to extinguish the...

Man Injured in Shooting Near Dolores Park

A 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Hancock Street, near Church Street between 19th and 18th streets, on Tuesday evening. Police responded to a Shot Spotter shot-detection device activation on Hancock Street at 7:57 p.m., immediately after which witnesses reported seeing a vehicle parked on the street and hearing verbal commotion. The witnesses said they initially hid from view, and when...

Five Violent Robberies, Two Arrests in SF Mission Over Veteran’s Day Weekend

Five violent robberies A 17-year-old man was violently robbed by three other juveniles at Dolores Park after midnight on Thursday, November 10. The victim was wearing a backpack and reportedly hanging out in the park when he was approached by the three youth. One of them punched the 17-year-old in the jaw several times, while the other two took his backpack....