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Police Arrest Suspect in Valencia Stabbing Homicide

UPDATE: The suspect originally named in this story was released after an alibi was corroborated by SFPD. Police report they have arrested a suspect in connection with at stabbing at Valencia and Duboce streets on Dec. 29th that left 38-year-old Mathew Fiame dead. After homicide investigators identified the man as a suspect San Francisco Police officers from Northern Station found him on...
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Mission Activists Want Action from New Police Chief

Activists who have been pushing for police reform from the Mission District said Tuesday they are waiting for the newly appointed police chief William Scott to prove himself. Scott, a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, spearheaded reform efforts in the LAPD, according to the Chronicle.  That, however, was not enough to win over local activists just yet...
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Serial Trash Can Arson Suspect Arrested in SF Mission

Mission Station police officers have arrested a 41-year-old man, Michael Boyle, in connection with a string of trash can fires and other arson incidents in the Mission and SoMa, according to an SFPD statement. The 11 fires, which occurred between late October and mid-November, were mostly set in sidewalk trash cans, though in one case, a fire was set inside the lobby...
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High Rent, Not Noise Complaints, May Close SF Mission Party House

An after-hours dance party in a Mission District hacker house that has kept neighbors up all night may be on its way out — not because neighbors have complained for months, but because the rent is too high. The party pops up on Saturday nights inside a space above a grocery at 19th and Mission streets, according to a neighbor....
The shooting at 25th and Vermont streets on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

City Worker Slain in Shooting at 25th and Vermont

A 27-year-old worker with the Department of Public Works was shot and killed Wednesday morning in the Mission District while working on a graffiti crew, according to city officials. Jermaine Jackson Jr. was shot near 8 a.m. at the corner of 25th and Vermont streets, police said, and taken to San Francisco General Hospital two blocks away. He died at the hospital. “The...
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Man Who Disarmed Drunk Relative Acquitted of Gun Charges

The San Francisco Public Defender’s office announced today that a man who had been charged with carrying a loaded firearm was acquitted of felony charges. The man, 25-year-old Alberto Chan, had actually been trying to disarm an inebriated relative who had pulled a rifle out of his backpack unexpectedly. Chan would have faced up to three years in prison if...
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Suspicious Package Reported at SF Mission Police Station

A suspicious package was reported at the Mission District police station on Thursday night, the third suspicious package reported in San Francisco of the day. By 10:22 p.m. the incident was reported as resolved. A text message sent at 9:51 p.m. warned those in the area to shelter in place. The bomb squad was called out to 17th and Valencia streets...
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Meet the Commissioners Selecting Candidates for SF’s New Police Chief

From approving policy on body cameras to firing police officers found guilty of misconduct, Wednesday nights are reserved for scrutiny of police practices at the San Francisco Police Commission. The seven-member civilian panel acts as the police department’s disciplinary body and officially meets once a week for a public hearing, usually at City Hall, to receive updates from department heads,...
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Man Robs SF Mission Bank of Hundreds

Police report a bank robbery took place at 12:42 p.m. on Tuesday on Mission Street near 22nd Street. A teller at Wells Fargo on 22nd Street confirmed a man came in and handed a teller a note demanding $100 bills. The teller handed over some $700 and the suspect fled. Police report the man, estimated to be in his 30s, fled in...
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Shooting Injures 13-Year-Old in SF Mission

Update 10/11/16: The victim’s injuries are now described as life-threatening. Police report a shooting Sunday night injured a 13-year-old boy, who was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the incident occurred at 6:35 p.m. at 26th and Valencia streets. No arrests have yet been made and no suspect information was available. Witnesses told police two men were...
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A Primer on the SF DA’s Police Accountability Report

In the coming months, Mission Local will be looking into Policing the Mission within the context of the national conversation on police reform.  In that series, we will be diving deeper into the Report’s findings and recommendations, but this should prepare you for today’s hearings.  The Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing today on a blue ribbon report on racism in...
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Woman Hit by Car in Critical Condition, Two Shootings

A 32-year-old woman was crossing the street on Cesar Chavez Street between Mission Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 7:31 p.m. on Friday when a man in his 50s driving a car struck her and knocked her to the ground. The pedestrian suffered a head injury and was transported to the hospital in life threatening condition. The driver was not arrested. Driver of SFPD...
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Suspects, Victims Grapple in Two Robberies

A 29-year-old woman was approached by three women in their 20s at 16th and Folsom streets at 9:10 p.m. on Thursday night, and a struggle ensued, police report. One of the women head butted the victim in the head while another assailant punched the victim in the head multiple times. The robbers then took the victim’s wallet out of her...
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Police Say Naked Suspect Bit Officer’s Face During Arrest

Police report an officer was injured in the process of arresting a combative, naked man on September 9. At 6:21 a.m., police responded to a report about a naked man chasing people and throwing a branch at pedestrians on 25th Street between Dolores and Church streets. When the officer arrived he found a partially naked man talking to himself. A...