Tag Archives: guns

Mission Students Walk Out for Gun Control

Mission students joined others across the country in a nationwide walkout to demand what adults have so far failed to accomplish: that legislators enact controls on the purchase and distribution of guns. Here are a few scenes from the Mission. Ava Reynolds and Gussy Timken talked about their eighth-grade project at the Children’s Day School. And others walked and made their...

Over weekend, assault, robbery and shot fired in SF Mission

Police arrested a 27-year-old man for punching a person closing up a store at 2:25 a.m. Saturday at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. The man closing the store, 37, asked the suspect to leave. The suspect then punched the man, who fell to the ground. The suspect tried to run away but was later taken into custody, police say....

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...

Guns, ammo stolen from San Mateo Sheriff’s deputy’s car in Tenderloin

While sheriff deputies gathered inside City Hall Friday night for a rowdy and lengthy Police Commission meeting that ended in the seven members approving a new weapon — Tasers — for the SFPD, a thief outside stole from an open and unmarked squad car. The SFPD described the car — parked on Jones Street in the Tenderloin, only four blocks from...

Brawl ends in shots fired in SF Mission

Police responded to shots fired at 24th and Mission streets around 11:02 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses at the scene reported that a suspect pulled out a handgun and shot it outside after a large fight broke out in the area. The crowd dispersed after the gun was discharged. No injuries were reported, and no arrest has been made. Robbery Police report...

Knives, bats, hammer used in various weekend crimes in the Mission

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with crime reports for Monday, September 2. Robberies with knife and baseball bat Three men of unknown age robbed a 22-year-old man of his wallet at knifepoint on 25th and Harrison streets at around 8:50 p.m. on Saturday. The victim was walking down the street when three men approached him. One of the suspects...

Two men targeted in separate Mission District robberies

A 42-year-old man was robbed at gun point while sitting in his car early Monday morning.   The victim had parked near the intersection of 18th and York streets when, around 12:45 a.m., two men estimated to be between 20 and 30 years old, approached him with a drawn gun. One of the men pointed the gun at the victim and demanded that...

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...

Group of Bikers Attack Driver on Highway, Four Arrests in SF Mission

SF Gate reports that a group of dirt bikers vandalized a car and assaulted its driver on the 101 Highway on Wednesday afternoon. The victim suffered a broken leg from the attack, which occurred at 6 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Street exit and was caught on video by several witnesses. It is unclear what provoked the incident, but the victim, seen...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...