Man on Violent Rampage Kills Three, Injures Several Others In San Jose and Milpitas
A South Bay man who was arrested in January but never charged for an alleged hate-crime assault on a trans person just allegedly went on a violent spree Thursday afternoon that left three people dead and two others stabbed and injured.
Hundreds of Angry North Oakland Residents Bring Out the Pitchforks at Town Hall On Crime
Oakland District 1 city councilmember Dan Kalb and other city officials had plenty of shouting directed their way at a Tuesday night meeting about the recent crime spike in the North Oakland area, and Kalb seems to be drawing some political battle lines in response.
Chinatown Stabbing Suspect Was On Parole for 2016 Chinatown Stabbing
It's time for another round of "why was this person out of jail?" following a very violent incident in San Francisco's Chinatown — and in this case it allegedly took the suspect less than two weeks to re-offend after getting paroled.
'Notorious Fence' From Larkin Street Boba Tea Shop Arrested Again For Continuing to Fence Stolen Goods
A man who's been charged with fencing stolen electronics out of a Larkin Street boba tea shop who drew the ire of former district attorneys Chesa Boudin and George Gascon has been arrested for the third time in four years for, you guessed it, fencing stolen electronics.
Pursuit of Carjacking Suspect Ends In Crash at 16th and Potrero, Injuring Five
A police pursuit of a carjacking suspect Tuesday morning ended in a violent crash into a bus stop outside the Potrero Center shopping area at 16th Street and Potrero Avenue, leaving five people seriously injured and businesses damaged.
Street Ambassador Nonprofit Urban Alchemy Seen as Force of Good, Mostly
The non-profit is one of the biggest city contractors, moving people along who are committing quality-of-life offenses, reversing overdoses, managing a tiny-home village, discouraging crime, and giving advice to wayward tourists.
Oakland Sideshow In Which Frustrated Man Was Beaten and Hydrant Was Sheared Off Sparks 'Outrage' From Mayor
Video emerged over the weekend of an Oakland man attempting to scold and yell at participants in a chaotic sideshow, only to get beaten bloody by the crowd — and at that same sideshow a car careened into the crowd and sheered off a fire hydrant, sending a fountain of water into the air.
Charges May Be Dropped Against Homeless Man Who Struck Former Fire Commissioner With Metal Pipe
The family of former SF fire commissioner Don Carmignani claims that charges are going to be dropped against the man who hit him with a metal pipe earlier this month, and they say that Carmignani himself may face charges.
North Beach Shooting Happened During Attempted Mugging, One Suspect Now In Custody
San Francisco police now seem to know the outlines of what occurred Sunday night near the Condor Club in North Beach, when five people ended up with gunshot wounds, one of them fatal. And one suspect has been arrested.
Former Civic Center Whole Foods Employees Say Store Didn't Close Just Because of Crime
Much like Walgreens before them, Amazon-owned Whole Foods may be scapegoating San Francisco's petty crime problem and feeding into a narrative in order to avoid talking about the economics of the store they just shut down.
More Retired SFPD Officers Being Deployed as 'Ambassadors' In a Half Dozen SF Neighborhoods
The SFPD's Community Ambassador Program, in which retired, civilian officers are deployed to do foot patrols and deter crime, is expanding by 50 percent, as Mayor London Breed and SFPD Chief Bill Scott announced Friday.
Oakland Police Are Warning Drivers About a Wave of Carjackings and Robberies That Start With Intentional Collisions
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) says that they are getting an increased number of reports about armed robberies and carjackings that follow a similar pattern, and they were urging drivers to be "vigilant" and take steps to reduce their risk of being a crime victim.
SF District Attorney Slams 'Reckless and Irresponsible' Tweets By Musk and Others Following Murder Arrest
SF District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said some pointed things Thursday aimed squarely at Elon Musk and others who took to bashing San Francisco immediately in the wake of a tech executive's stabbing death last week.
Man Accused of Marina Attack of Former Fire Commissioner Claims He Was Pepper-Sprayed First
The suspect in last week’s alleged Marina District crowbar attack of a former fire commissioner claims through his attorney that he was pepper-sprayed first, though DA Jenkins is not buying it, and has filed felony charges.