Tag Archives: violence

Bernal Dwellings Residents Rocked By Gun Violence Demand More Police Intervention

Terrorized by a string of shootings that claimed the life of one man and left two more injured in January, Bernal Dwellings residents implored local police at a public safety meeting on Thursday to ramp up prevention efforts and improve relations with the affordable housing community. “It seems like every time you turn around [the police] leave, and people are...

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...

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...

Updated: Man Shot in Clarion Alley, Mission High School Student Injured in Dolores Park Brawl

Gun Violence A 26-year-old man was shot in Clarion Alley and transported to the hospital early Monday morning in non-life-threatening condition. The man was walking home at about 3:30 a.m. when another man approached him from behind, firing at least one shot at the victim, according to police. The gunman then fled on foot, running down Clarion Alley towards Mission...

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...

Five Violent Robberies, Two Arrests in SF Mission Over Veteran’s Day Weekend

Five violent robberies A 17-year-old man was violently robbed by three other juveniles at Dolores Park after midnight on Thursday, November 10. The victim was wearing a backpack and reportedly hanging out in the park when he was approached by the three youth. One of them punched the 17-year-old in the jaw several times, while the other two took his backpack....

Man Assaulted, Robbed of Skateboard in SF Mission

Three men assaulted and robbed a skateboarder near 24th Street and Potrero Avenue on Monday night. The attack occurred around 2:30 a.m. when the 38-year-old man was approached and pushed to the ground by the three suspects, who are estimated to be in their mid-20s to mid-30s. The suspects punched and kicked the skateboarder multiple times, before taking the skateboard he was carrying...

Communities Rally for Reprieve from Gun Violence

Organizers, politicians, and young people rallied at 24th and Mission streets on Friday night, calling for a 60-day moratorium on street violence and enlisting local political leaders to pledge to create policies that would divert young people from crime. “We don’t want any mothers, fathers, sisters or brothers crying. We want everyone to go to the holidays and every family...

Two Women Robbed, Police Arrest SF Mission Burglar

Two women were attacked and robbed by a group of five juveniles near 23rd and Bartlett streets on Thursday, police report. At approximately 11 p.m., the 63-year-old and 23-year-old women were walking down the street when the group of teens approached them, snatching their purses, cell phones, wallets and cash. During the struggle, both women fell to the ground, injuring their...

Police and Community Address Spike in SF Mission Gang Violence

Mission organizers and police alike are mobilizing to address a spate of violence including shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights that have sent five victims to the hospital in the past two weeks, one of them a 13-year-old boy and one a man who was shot in June and died of his injuries on Oct. 3. On Monday,...

Shotwell St. Violence Claims Life of Man Gunned Down in June

For three months, Fidel Amezcua, known to most by the name Happy, fought for his life. But on Saturday the 29-year-old, who worked as a custodian for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, succumbed to the injuries from a gunshot wound to his abdomen that had left him in critical condition on June 26. “I want people to know...

Man Beaten, Robbed After Leaving Bar in SF Mission

A 34-year-old man was beaten and then robbed near 26th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Thursday after leaving a nearby bar where he had been drinking. Police report that the victim left the bar at 11 p.m. and walked out onto the street to get transportation when a 32-year-old man ran out in front of him and punched him three times...

Shooting Claimed Life of “Ambassador of Shotwell Street”

Many of the Shotwell Street residents who heard the gunshots that claimed Rigoberto Romero’s life on Friday night had seen the 27-year-old grow up over the years. Some of them were family members. “We heard about six shots,” said Alicia Romero, the victim’s cousin. Three minutes prior, she had seen Romero speaking with his mother in their family home on Shotwell...

An Alleyway Attack and a Bike Heist

A 25-year-old man was attacked and robbed by three men on Wednesday night while passing Clarion Alley on Mission Street. At 10:45 p.m., the man was reportedly walking northbound on Mission when approached by the three unidentified men, one of whom punched him in the lip and demanded his property. The victim then handed over his wallet, some cash, a debit card, his driver’s...