Thursday, January 8, 2009

News From The Past Week:

- A man was stabbed in the back at 2:45 a.m. this morning, during an argument with another man on the 1300 block of Stevenson Street, in the South of Market area. The victim was taken to SF General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

- A man in his 40's was stabbed at 3:55 a.m. on Wednesday morning in the Mission District, on the 2000 block of Mission Street. He was taken to SF General, and his condition is unknown.

- Police shot a burglary suspect in a house on the unit block of Cortland Street in Bernal Heights on Saturday. The occupants of the house, a mother and daughter, hid in a closet while the suspect ransacked their home. When the officers arrived they confronted the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask and was armed with a crow bar, when he lunged at one officer, knocking himself and the officer down a flight of stairs. Both officers then shot the suspect. The suspect and the officer who fell down the stairs were taken to SF general for non life-threatening injuries.

- Police are asking for help finding up to three men who have robbed at least 6 houses in the Sunset, Ingleside, and Bayview, since December. The men wear ski masks, and wait for people to return home, at which point they rob the victims and enter the house, robbing anyone else in the house, and taking anything of value they can find. At least two victims have been pistol-whipped in the course of the robberies.

- Police are also investigating several other robberies since last Thursday. No other information was given.

- A man was shot in the ass at Eddy and Buchanan streets, in the Western Addition, at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday Morning. He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

- 27 year-old DeEbony Smith was arrested for the murder of 18 year-old Lazarus Pickett on December 30th. Pickett was stabbed to death on the 600 block of Larch Way, outside a home in the Plaza East Housing projects. Pickett and Smith were described as boyfriend and girlfriend.

- A stolen car crashed in the Portola District, after the driver saw some police and thought they were after him. He swerved into oncoming traffic, struck a car carrying an 80-year-old couple, and flipped over. The suspect, identified as 35 year-old Antoine Kelly, of San Francisco, then ran on foot, but was chased and arrested by police. Kelley, the couple in the other car, and the officers were all taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

- Vandals spray painted swastikas on the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic church on Diamond Street, in the Castro District last weekend.

- A portable toilet was set on fire once again, in Russian Hill. This one was set ablaze at 3:20 a.m on Tuesday morning, near Greenwich Street and Van Ness Avenue. It's at least the 13th portable toilet set on fire in Russian Hill since November.

- According to a settlement reached with the NRA, the San Francisco Housing Authority will soon drop it's ban on owning hand guns in public housing projects.


Anonymous said...

As you can observe, once the economy goes south, crime increases. SFPD needs to step up their game.

Anonymous said...

I feel like the crime here is always this bad. I am sure it has spiked though.