Tag Archives: SFPD

Stolen officer’s weapon used in fatal Mission District shooting (updated)

The victim of a mid-August shooting in the Mission District succumbed to his wounds, and an investigation has found that the weapon used in the incident was stolen from a San Francisco Police officer’s car, CBS San Francisco reports. Police confirmed the report in a statement today. “During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the weapon used...

SF police respond to a man holding a knife to his neck

A man holding a knife to his own throat elicited a large police response Sunday morning at 23rd and Mission streets, according to eyewitnesses. Around 10:20 a.m. Sunday, witness David Ortiz described seeing a man who looked like he might have been around 60 years old and homeless in the middle of the street on 23rd and Mission streets, holding...

SFPD foot patrols will quadruple in SF Mission

The San Francisco Police Department will nearly quadruple the number of foot patrols operating from Mission Police Station, which covers the Mission and Castro districts, starting Sept. 9, Chief William Scott announced today at a press conference.   The department would not release the number of foot patrols currently operating in the Mission, but did say that right now there...

SFPD will remain in Dolores Park indefinitely

City leaders told an audience of more than 100 community members Monday night that they would maintain a daily police presence in Dolores Park and devise more proactive measures to address the conditions that lead to an Aug. 3 shooting that injured three people. One of those measures may include updating the footbridge connecting Dolores Park to Church Street, where...

The SFPD could use your input on its annual report

At a recent meeting on community relations, San Francisco Police Officers Jennifer Jackson and Torrie Barnes were there to listen to the community and get input on how to improve the SFPD’s annual report to the San Francisco community. The problem: not many in the community showed up. So they’re going to give it another try. Here is a link...

Exclusive: Police Seized Man’s Massive Arsenal from SF Home One Month Prior to Lethal Standoff

Cops took a man’s guns and nearly 28,000 bullets. His family claimed he “heard voices” and was a danger to himself and others. He was free within days. Now he’s the prime suspect in a woman’s shooting. What happened?   OnJuly 31, police resolved a tense, 15-hour standoff at 2443 15th St., but not before an elderly woman was shot...

Column: Tasers, to arm or not to arm

The benefits of the electronic weapons have been over promised, their detriments have been underreported. What could go wrong?  In the year 2010, it was revealed that this city’s crime lab, far from being the sleek realm of 3-D holograms and technicians outfitted in white coats and four-inch heels you’d see on TV, was in fact infested with feral cats....

Neighborhood police event to take place at Mission Playground

Police officers from Mission Station will be at Mission Playground at 19th and Linda streets from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on August 1 as part of National Night Out. The event is a nationwide community-building campaign, launched to build relationships between police and their communities, in an effort to make neighborhoods safer. SFPD will arrange for arts and crafts, games,...

Police out, Public Works in, with revised chop shop proposal

Public Works crews, not police officers, would be the public servants issuing tickets to bike chop shop operators and clearing them off public right-of-ways under a completely revised proposal to combat the informal repair operations. After an overhaul that de-emphasizes the role of police, Supervisor Jeff Sheehy’s legislation to address bike chop shops will return to committee for further review. The...

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 arrested again for harassing Zuckerberg’s security guards (Chronicle)

A years-old conflict between security guards stationed outside Mark Zuckerberg’s Liberty Hill home and a transient neighborhood resident flared up again on June 10, when William Gordon Kinzer was arrested and booked for driving without a license, violating a court order and being involved in a hit-and-run incident. Kinzer has been arrested at least two times previously for violating a...

Officers de-escalate confrontation with knife-wielding man at Mission Police Station

Police officers at Mission Police station managed to de-escalate a confrontation with a man brandishing a knife early Monday morning, ending the encounter with no serious injuries. Public Information Officer Giselle Talkoff wrote in a statement that around 3:15 a.m., police received a call about a man yelling on Sycamore Street, an alley that ends at Valencia Street directly across...

[Updated] Man killed near Garfield Square, suspect arrested

Update: Lyris Wolfe, 52, has been arrested and charged in connection to the homicide. Wolfe has been identified as a teacher’s aide who worked at the San Francisco School District’s Dr. Charles R. Drew Alternative Elementary School for some 15 years and has been placed on administrative leave, according to Gentle Blythe, a spokesperson for the school district. Original story: A...

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...

Overview: Police Shootings in SF’s Mission District

(The following list reflects fatal shootings by SFPD officers in the Mission District in the last five years. First published April 7, 2017. Last update,  April 12, 2017.) Luis Gongora Pat, 45, homeless. Date and Time: April 7, 2016, 10 a.m. Time Elapsed Between Officers on the Scene and Shooting: Less than 30 seconds.    Place: Homeless encampment on Shotwell Street...