We called Michela Alioto-Pier's office, and they confirmed the report of the attacks. (If you want to contact her office for more information, call: 415-554-7752.) Much of the neighborhood patrol, we hear, has been "lent...to the Western Addition" as of late. We'll update/link as soon as we know more.

And please -- please! -- be careful out there.

Thanks to our tipster for sending us the info.