Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Man Holds Up Mission District Restaurant

Armed man robs SF restaurant in the Mission

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

(04-30) 19:02 PDT San Francisco -- An Italian restaurant in the Mission District was robbed early this morning while about 10 patrons were eating their dinners, said police Sgt. Neville Gittens.

Police got a call at 1:21 a.m. Wednesday that a man had walked into Beretta on Valencia Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets, waved a gun and shouted, "This is a robbery! Everybody get down!" He didn't fire his gun, and no one was hurt. A restaurant worker handed the man the cash, and he fled on foot eastbound on 23rd Street.

The suspect was described as an African-American male between 25 and 35 years old, 5'8" and 150 pounds and wearing a brown hooded jacket, black baggy jeans and black shoes.

The manager of Beretta was unavailable for comment Wednesday.

There is no indication the hold-up is related to the recent spate of Oakland area restaurant robberies, Gittens said.

"At this point, there's no indication it's related to anything," he said.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Man Shot in Sunnydale Projects



A 19-year-old man was injured in a shooting shortly before 10 p.m. Monday in San Francisco, police reported today.

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Sunnydale Avenue at about 9:50 p.m. and found the victim suffering one gunshot wound to the chest, according to police.

The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition, police said.

No suspects have been arrested, according to police.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Man Stabbed to Death in the Sunset



A 53-year-old man was stabbed to death Sunday afternoon in San Francisco's Sunset District, apparently during an argument with a family member, San Francisco police reported.

The victim, whose name is not yet being released by the San Francisco medical examiner's office, was allegedly fatally stabbed by his brother during a verbal dispute, according to police.

The brother, also 53, was arrested, police reported.

The stabbing took place at about 4 p.m. in the area of 26th Avenue and Lawton Street.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Man Shot to Death in the Western Addition



The victim of a fatal shooting in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood early Sunday night was identified today by the San Francisco medical examiner's office as 28-year-old Jason R. Mosley.

Mosley, of San Francisco, was shot in the area of Fulton and Octavia streets at about 6 p.m., according to police.

He was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.

Police reported no arrests had been made and no suspect description was immediately available.


Shootings, Bank Robberies, Muggings, Landlords From Hell, and more:

-Two were wounded in weekend shootings. The first victim was a male juvenile who was shot by two assailants at 6:10 p.m. as he waited for the K at Jules and Ocean Avenues. He was taken to SF General Hospital in critical condition. The second victim was shot once at 2:30 a.m. on the 600 block of Pacific Avenue. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

-Muggings spike in Glen Park and Bernal Heights, and increase slightly citywide.

-Man indicted for escaping halfway house and robbing three banks.

-Two shootings occurred Wednesday night, wounding two men. One at Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues, the other on the 1600 block of Sunnydale Avenue.

-A woman died from the injuries she sustained when the truck she was in crashed in Golden Gate Park during a police chase.

-Committee recommends reforms for community policing.

-Two landlords were arrested and charged with terrorizing their tenants.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

3 men Shot in the Mission

3 Men Injured In SF Mission District Shooting
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / BCN) ― Three people were injured during a shooting in San Francisco's Mission District Tuesday night, according to the Police Department.

The shooting took place near 20th and Bryant Streets around 9:45 p.m., an SFPD dispatcher said.

Police indicated that three men were standing on the street corner when two other men walked up to them and one of the pair opened fire.

All three victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said the shooting was gang-related and the suspects remained at-large.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Man Stabbed to Death in the Bayview - Burglary Suspects Inured in Crash After Police Chase

- A man in his 40's was stabbed to death at Thomas Avenue and Griffith Street in Hunters Point. The body was discovered today at 12:30 a.m.

- 3 burglary suspects were injured, 2 of them critically, after they crashed their truck in Golden Gate Park after a brief police chase.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Two Men Shot Dead Friday Night

Two men shot dead in San Francisco

Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer

Saturday, April 19, 2008

(04-19) 14:59 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Two men were killed within 15 minutes of one another in San Francisco on Friday night in unrelated attacks, authorities said.

In the first attack, Keith Johnson, 24, of Vallejo, was shot in a car at 10:47 p.m. in the 1500 block of McKinnon Avenue and died at the scene.

San Francisco police homicide Lt. Mike Stasko said Johnson appeared to have been specifically targeted in the Bayview area slaying.

"It seems like someone ran up and shot the guy, then ran up the street and jumped in a car," Stasko said today.

In the second attack, at 11 p.m. on Friday, Santos Rafael Canto-Aldana, 21, of San Francisco, was shot in the 2300 block of Mission Street. He died later at San Francisco General Hospital.

Stasko said that Canto-Aldana, who had no criminal history, may have been an innocent victim in a gang- related attack.

"Apparently, there were three prior stabbings in that area - this may be someone coming up, doing retribution. He was a Latin male, on the street, he may have been in the wrong place, or wearing the wrong color," Stasko said. "The inspectors are out there doing some follow-up work on it now."


SFPD and DPT Having Trouble

- An SFPD officer who was put on desk-duty after fatally shooting an unarmed man in 2006 was arrested last Friday for allegedly stealing $2,000 dollars that was supposed to be kept as evidence. She pleaded not guilty to charges of grand theft, filing a false police report, doctoring evidence and destroying evidence or records.

- The SFPD is being sued a second time for an incident in 2007 in which police Officer Jesse Serna attacked, pepper-sprayed and arrested a couple with no provocation. The first lawsuit was filed by a separate couple who were also pepper sprayed and arrested in the same incident because they had seen what had happened to the first couple. Between 1996 and 2004 Officer Serna has had the largest number of complaints leveled against him out of the entire SFPD, and has been on desk-duty since June, while his record is reviewed.

- City parking control officers are worried that higher parking fines will cause them to be assaulted more often.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Man Stabbed in the Western Addition



A 40-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after he walked into a San Francisco police station around 4:20 a.m. today with a stab wound in his back, according to officials.

The victim walked into the Northern Police Station located at 1125 Fillmore St. and said he had been stabbed in the back, police said.

An ambulance transported the man to San Francisco General Hospital. The man's injuries were considered serious, according to officials.

The suspects are described as two Hispanic males but no further description was immediately available, police said.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Four Robbery Suspects Arrested



Four suspects have been arrested on charges stemming from three separate stings of robberies in San Francisco, police have announced.

Police investigating eight robberies of Chinese women in Chinatown between March 11 and Thursday arrested city resident Jimmy Situ, 33, the Police Department reported. Situ allegedly approached the women in eight separate incidents and tore off their gold or jade necklaces before fleeing, police said.

Situ was arrested Thursday afternoon and remained in custody Friday on suspicion of robbery, police said.

Another man was arrested Thursday in connection with a string of bank robberies committed between April 7 and Thursday, police said. An FBI agent apparently recognized Scot Beane, 44, from surveillance photos and took him into custody.

Beane was arrested on suspicion of robbing the Washington Mutual Bank at 2166 Chestnut St. on April 7, the U.S. Bank at 443 Castro St. on Wednesday, and the Bank of the West at 295 Bush St. on Thursday, police said.

Also on Thursday, police arrested two 17-year-olds suspected in a series of armed robberies in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood. The suspects allegedly robbed pedestrians who were walking late at night at gunpoint, police said. Two robberies were carried out April 6 and two on Tuesday, according to police. Police allegedly recovered a firearm from the suspects.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Man Shot Dead in Hunters Point, Man Stabbed in the Financial District

- A 39 year-old man was shot and critically injured at 11:59 p.m. last night, at Hudson Avenue and Cashmere Street, in Hunters Point. He was taken to SFGH where he died.

- At 5 a.m. Thursday morning, a man was stabbed in the left arm on the unit block of Battery Street, in the Financial District. He was taken to SFGH in stable condition.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Motorist Shot Dead On 280

Motorist in SF shot and killed, southbound I-280 is shut down

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

(04-09) 19:22 PDT San Francisco -- San Francisco police and California Highway Patrol officers have shut down Interstate 280 to investigate the fatal shooting of a motorist tonight.

CHP spokesman Shawn Chase said the driver of a red Honda was shot and pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital.

Chase said the highway patrol received information at 6:03 p.m. that there had been a crash in the southbound lanes of I-280 at Alemany Boulevard. They arrived to find a car full of juveniles and the driver shot.

The driver was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The highway remains shut down between Monterey Boulevard and Alemany Boulevard exits.

There is no estimate for how long that portion of the highway will be closed.

The shooting is the second fatal attack of a motorist in two weeks in the Bay Area. Last week, a woman was shot and killed on I-80 in Pinole as she drove with four passengers. An arrest in that case was made today.


Monday, April 7, 2008

Teenage Boy Shot In Visitacion Valley

San Francisco police probe shooting of teen

Monday, April 7, 2008

(04-06) 23:09 PDT San Francisco -- San Francisco police are investigating the shooting tonight of a teenage boy who was injured in the attack in the Visitacion Valley.

The shooting occurred at 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Argonaut and Burr avenues, police said.

The boy was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Police said they are are looking for two suspects. No other information about the shooting was immediately available.


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Man Beaten to Death in the Tenderloin, Man Shot in Bernal Heights

-A 59 year-old man died at General Hospital last week, after he sustained a head wound during a fight with a 56 year-old man on the 200 block of Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin. The assailant was arrested.

-A 38 year-old man was injured in a 2:20 p.m. Saturday shooting on the 200 block of Putnam Street, in Bernal Heights. He was struck multiple times in the chest and arm, and was taken to General Hospital in critical condition.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Shooting kills Man in Potrero Hill



A 40-year-old man was fatally shot while driving a van in the Potrero Hill neighborhood this afternoon, according to San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens.

Around 1:40 p.m., police received a report of shots fired at a vehicle on Turner Terrace, a single-block street that ends at a cul-de-sac, said Gittens.

When officers arrived, they found a lone occupant suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds, he said. The van had crashed into the dead end of the street.

The man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and was later pronounced dead, according to Gittens.

The San Francisco medical examiner's office identified the victim as Kelly McGee of Fairfield.

Witnesses told police they saw two males wearing ski masks fleeing the scene.


2nd Excelsior Shooting Victim Identified - Suspect in Sunset Double Homicide Arrested



The San Francisco medical examiner's office has identified 24-year-old Philip Ng, a city resident, as the man who died at an area hospital after being shot early Saturday morning in the city's Excelsior neighborhood.

A second victim, Ernad Joldic, 21, of Daly City, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, according to police.

The shooting occurred at about 1:50 a.m. Saturday at Excelsior Avenue and Athens Street, police said.

Police have not announced any arrests in the case and the shooting remains under investigation.

Early today, police arrested a man in connection with a second double homicide that occurred in front of a Sunset District pizzeria about 40 minutes after the Excelsior shooting.

Matthew Owyang was arrested at 12:30 a.m. at his Daly City home on suspicion of fatally shooting Daly City resident Jason de la Cruz, 31, and San Francisco resident Derek Butch, 23, according to police.