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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....
Flowers, candles, hand written notes and parts of a Public Works unifrom mark the spot where Jermaine Jackson Jr. was gunned down on November 30. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

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...
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Woman Tied Up and Robbed at Gunpoint in SF Mission

  On Monday at 11 p.m., a 42-year-old woman working inside of a restaurant near the 24th Street BART Plaza was tied up, then robbed at gunpoint, by an unidentified man. The woman had been closing up the restaurant when the suspect walked in, and while pointing his gun at her, demanded that the woman hand over money. The suspect then tied...
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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...
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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....
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Man Shot, Critically Injured, in SF Mission

A 42-year-old man was shot and injured at 11:53 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, police report. The man was being pursued down 17th Street near Harrison Street by two male suspects, one of whom pulled out a silver revolver and fired at the victim. The man was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition. Robbery  At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a 31-year-old woman...
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Man Surrounded by Group of Cars, Robbed in SF Mission

A 40-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint after reportedly being surrounded and stopped by a group of vehicles on 24th and Harrison streets on Tuesday. The man was walking near the intersection at about 7:36 p.m. when the incident occurred. It is unclear how many cars were involved, but according to police, one driver driver exited a white vehicle and pulled out...
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Weed Dispensary Finds Refuge in a Former Gun Store

For some 63 years, 3185 Mission St. was home to San Francisco’s last remaining gun shop but pending approval by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, the empty space will reopen as a medical marijuana dispensary in the coming months.   The gun shop closed in October 2015 after its owner refused to comply with increasingly tough city regulations. “It seems pretty...
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Argument Escalates into Shooting at 16th and Mission

A 30-year-old man was shot near the corner of 16th and Mission Streets early this morning after getting into an argument with a group of people inside a parked car. At about 2:18 a.m. on Friday, the man was standing near the intersection in front of a parked four-door sedan with tinted windows. The vehicle’s five occupants are described as four...
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Two Robberies in SF Mission Last Night

Two robberies were reported last night within 10 minutes of each other, one of which was at gunpoint. Both victims emerged unscathed, but were deprived of their cell phones and cash. At 1:50 a.m. early Friday morning, a 20-year-old woman was on Capp Street between 19th and 20th when two men in their early 20s chased her down the street....
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SF Supervisor Proposes Tighter Control on Guns Left in Cars

Supervisor David Campos proposed an amendment to current law yesterday that would penalize gun owners in San Francisco who fail to store their weapons in a lock box or the locked trunk of  a car. “If you’re coming to San Francisco and you’re a gun owner and you chose to leave your gun in your vehicle, we in San Francisco...
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San Francisco’s Last Gun Shop Closing After City Passes New Regulations

High Bridge Arms, the city’s only gun shop for more than a decade, will be closing its doors at the end of the month as a result of new regulations passed earlier this week that manager Steve Alcairo said violate the privacy of his customers. “I think the notion of reporting my identity and what I purchase privately from a...
Two bullet holes, circled in yellow, remained of the shooting on Utah street last night. Photo by Laura Wenus

Shooting on Utah Leaves Two 17-year-olds Injured

Two youths were injured, one apparently severely, in a shooting on Utah Street between 24th 25th streets early this morning. Police said one 17-year-old male was hit in the arm, and another was hit in the chest, stomach, back, and arm. Both were transported to nearby San Francisco General Hospital. Public Information Officer Grace Gatpandan said responding officers were unable to interview...
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Three Assaults With Baseball Bats, An Arrest in One

CORRECTION: In the third incident, we originally reported that the suspects used the baseball bat and injured the victim. Upon further inspection it appears, the victim used the baseball bats on the suspects and one was sent to the hospital after his arrest. We will update this story with more details as they become available. Three assaults with baseball bats left two...