Tag Archives: prostitution

Mission residents say streets beautiful by day, out of control at night

The neighbors who attended the Fix-It meeting at the Mission Pool and Playground meeting room on Wednesday talked about a neighborhood that changes dramatically at night. “During the day, we have a beautiful neighborhood,” said a man who introduced himself as Ray. “At night, we don’t have control of our neighborhood.” Residents of the blocks between 17th, 21st, Valencia and Folsom...

In prostitution focus, police pick up two minors

A community meeting held at Mission Police Station on Tuesday produced some answers and indicated progress on police’s efforts to combat prostitution in the Mission including an acknowledgement by the captain that two minors had been picked up and turned over to the proper authorities.   Police said they believe the two minors, picked up two weeks ago,  were victims...

New Mission police captain shares vision of “customer-service” oriented policing

Assigned from the Airport Bureau to one of San Francisco’s busiest police districts, new Mission Station Police Captain William Griffin said he anticipates a change of pace and comes equipped with a “customer service” centered lens that he hopes will shape the station to better and more efficiently serve the local community.   “I think it’s always good to bring...

Police Put Brakes on Party, Arrest One in Gambling Den Raid

Police arrested one person and detained two more during a February 22 raid on an illegal gambling den that had been operating for months out of an empty storefront at 133 Lilac St. The person taken into custody had an outstanding warrant in another county that was unrelated to the den, said San Francisco Police Department Spokesperson Robert Rueca. The...

A New Captain Arrives as Street Prostitution Returns

In his first public meeting as the head of Mission Station, Acting Police Captain Robert Yick discovered at Tuesday’s community meeting that prostitution is back on Capp and Shotwell streets and so were the residents who last fall managed to get a brief reprieve from the traffic, shootings and noise happening outside their windows. “Whatever he did, it worked,” said...

Police Efforts to Thwart Prostitution Effective, Say Neighbors

Prostitution has decreased over the last month say Mission residents who attended a community meeting at Mission Police Station on Tuesday evening. They credited the station’s captain with effectively addressing what they say has been a growing concern in the neighborhood. “For the last few weeks, I have not called the non-emergency number once,” said a 50-year-resident of Capp Street...

Angry SF Residents Face Off With Police on Crime

Some 30 Mission residents who crowded into a monthly police meeting held Tuesday grilled the neighborhood’s police captain and supervisor about their plans to address what residents described as a clear increase in criminal activity on their streets that has left them fearful. The group blamed the police and city officials for being ineffective in prosecuting sex workers and dismantling homeless...

Clausuran Casa de Apuestas Ilegal en la Misión

Reportes de Capp Street Crap indican que la casa de apuestas y burdel ubicado en donde antes estaba the Fizzary, fue clausurado después de que sus inquilinos fueran desalojados por la policía. El 6 de enero se publicaron las notificaciones de desalojo y Capp Street Crap reportó que un vecino vio a dos hombres salir con una caja llena de...

Casa de Apuestas y Burdel de la Misión Evade Cierre a pesar de la Presencia de la Policía

Una casa de apuestas y burdel ilegal del distrito de la Misión en el que hubo una balacera y por causa del cual se ha llamado varias veces a la policía en los meses pasados parece inmune al cierre, a pesar de las frecuentes redadas. “La policía ha estado aquí seis veces. Vienen, se llevan el alcohol, pero dejan ir...

SF Mission Police Officers Arrest Human Trafficking Suspects

Police officers from Mission Station, together with officers from the Special Victims Unit, arrested two men and a woman today who allegedly forced a teenage girl into prostitution. The victim, police report, walked into Mission Station around 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning, saying she’d been kidnapped some time earlier and forced to commit sex acts in exchange for money. She also told officers that the...

Illegal Gambling Den and Brothel in SF Mission Evades Shutdown Despite Police Presence

An illegal gambling den and brothel in the Mission District that has been the site of a shooting and multiple calls to the police in the past few months is seemingly immune to closure, despite frequent raids from law enforcement. “The police have been here six times, and they come in and take the liquor, but [the people] get let go,” said...
Capp Street between 16th and 17th, dark street with people and streetlamp

FBI Suspende Sitio de Servicios Sexuales

Kristin DiAngelo está preocupada por sus colegas, por consiguiente opinó que no hay nada que pueda reemplazar la recién clausurada red gratuita en línea que les ayudaba a anunciar y hacer citas con clientes. Con menos opciones disponibles, han decidido optar por la calle. DiAngelo es una trabajadora sexual que, como sus colegas en la industria, ha utilizado el sitio...
Capp Street between 16th and 17th, dark street with people and streetlamp

FBI Crackdown May Bring New Arrivals to Capp

Kristen DiAngelo is concerned about her colleagues. She says that there’s no replacement for the recently defunct free online network that helped them advertise and schedule appointments with clients. With fewer options available, they’re turning to the streets. DiAngelo is a career sex worker who, like her colleagues in the industry, has used the website MyRedBook, an online advertising space...

Prostitution on Capp Street Increasing, Say Residents

Prostitution on Capp Street is on the upswing, residents told police at the monthly community meeting Tuesday evening at the Mission District police station. Roughly two dozen people made it out to the meeting held on the last Tuesday of every month. Captain Dan Perea and Officer Steve Keith presided over the proceedings. One community member, who asked to be...

Daytime Violence Addressed at Community Meeting

A recent homicide, a police shooting and subsequent protests were the subjects that dominated last night’s meeting between Capt. Robert Moser of Mission Station and 18 district residents. At the past several meetings, the issue of prostitution on Shotwell Street has been addressed, and many residents brought similar concerns this time. With so many officers devoted to violent Mission hot...