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The Sweep Report: 9th and Brannan cleared of homeless campers

A homeless encampment that had been growing in size for several months near 9th and Brannan streets was removed by San Francisco Police officers and Public Works cleaning crews on Thursday. Instead of the camp resolution process that involves weeks of preparation by outreach workers, Thursday’s sweep happened in one morning and was lead by police and public works. “This...

Paintball attack on Cesar Chavez St.

On Tuesday at 10:07 a.m. police reported that a group of three male juveniles attacked a 36 year-old woman parked on Cesar Chavez and Mission streets with paintball guns. The suspects were shooting at the front of the bus the victim was parked in until she stepped out. At that point the suspects fled and one of them turned around...

Smash and grabs surge in SF’s Mission

On Wednesday morning six cars were found with their windows broken on 22nd Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A street over, at 22nd and Shotwell, two more cars were discovered with smashed windows.   For Gary Siegel, owner of the San Francisco Auto Repair Shop Center at 3260 19th St. where one of the vandalized cars is currently being...

Newest police commissioners work on accountability, tasers

The police commission has welcomed two new members since our last coverage of it in October. Here, they discuss some of the recent efforts of the commission. The seven commissioners are civilians and receive a $100 stipend in exchange for setting policy and making disciplinary decisions for the San Francisco Police Department. They hold public meetings every Wednesday night. Robert Hirsch...

Man attacked by dog during SF Mission robbery

A 43-year-old man was robbed and bitten by his attackers’ dog near Division and Bryant streets on Tuesday morning. The victim was reportedly walking down Division Street minutes after midnight when he was approached by a group of three men, estimated to be 25, 40 and 50 years old and their dog. The victim became involved in a verbal argument...

Mission weekend sees stabbing and three assaults, one in Dolores Park

Police report three people were assaulted over the weekend in San Francisco’s Mission District. In what marks the third violent incident in Dolores Park in the last three weeks, a fight broke out at the park at 4:34 p.m. on Sunday. Someone in the fight used an unknown sharp object to stab a 20-year-old man, who was transported to the...

(UPDATED) Victim identified in 24th and Mission streets homicide

UPDATE: The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the 35-year-old victim of a fatal shooting at 24th and Mission streets on Monday as Jesus Sandoval, a resident of San Francisco. Police report that at about 2:30 a.m. Monday officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection.  Sandoval died of an apparent gun shot wound.   Police said that no...

Pair robbed at gunpoint in Dolores Park, four others robbed

Criminal activity in the area over the weekend included five robberies, including one at Dolores Park. A 25-year-old woman and her boyfriend were sitting in Dolores Park at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, when two men approached. One of the men, estimated to be about 20 years old, pulled out a gun and took the victim’s purse. He put the gun...

Two arrested in separate SF Mission assaults

Police reported five assaults and two arrests in the Mission District over the weekend. At 1:39 a.m. on Saturday, a 25-year-old man was arrested near 16th and Albion streets after he reportedly assaulted a 26-year-old man. According to police, the suspect’s girlfriend was involved in an argument with the victim, who shoved her. The suspect then punched the victim, causing...

Man injured in stabbing, another unharmed in attempted shooting

A 33-year-old man was transported to the hospital after he was stabbed near the freeway underpass at Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue on Saturday. According to police reports, the victim was attacked at 7 p.m. by two unidentified men who ran up to him, stabbed him with a knife and then fled the scene. No arrests have been made, and...

How many men does it take to steal a cell phone?

In two instances, groups of six to 10 young men attacked their victims, robbing them of little more than cell phones, according to police. In an incident at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, ten males in their twenties approached two young men – ages 23 and 24 – and chased them from 18th and Dolores to Church Street.  One of the suspects brandished what appeared to be a gun. The suspects assaulted...

Woman in critical condition after possible hit and run in SF Mission

A 32-year-old woman is in critical condition following a possible hit and run on Sunday morning.  The woman was found around 3:51 a.m. lying in a street near the intersection of 16th Street and Potrero Avenue with life-threatening injuries, police report.  A suspect and vehicle description were not immediately available, and the woman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Assault...

SF Grocery Outlet security guard fired over racial profiling incident

An encounter on Mother’s Day between a shopper at the recently opened Grocery Outlet at 1245 South Van Ness Ave. and a security guard employed to safeguard its premises ended with the latter being fired. The shopper, Mission resident and local artist and activist Amos Gregory, alleges that he was racially profiled and threatened by a security guard employed by the store while...

Local rapper Rappin’ 4-Tay arrested in SF Mission

Police confirmed the arrest of San Francisco rapper Anthony Forté , better known by his stage name, Rappin’ 4-Tay, following a Mission Local reader’s report that alleged Forté to be the suspect in an attempted home invasion on Wednesday morning. San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Robert Rueca said that police responded to a call at 5:18 p.m. on May 10 of “someone trying to break...

Man searches for grandmother’s ashes stolen from car in SF Mission (SFGate)

Among the items nabbed from the car of a 23-year-old man in the Mission District earlier this week was something truly irreplaceable – his grandmother’s ashes. According to reports by SFGate, Joel Perkins had parked his car near 14th and Mission streets on Tuesday night to visit a friend in the area. Upon returning, Perkins noticed that his car had been broken into...