San Francisco - Crime & Emergencies

Nov 12, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina

Neighbors of Lombard Street motel used as pandemic homeless shelter complain of uptick in crime

Marina residents who live near the Buena Vista Motor Inn (1599 Lombard St.) say that break-ins, attempted break-ins, and two reports of gunshots in recent months have them on edge — and they connect this apparent uptick in crime to the motel being used to shelter homeless individuals during the pandemic. Read More

Oct 16, 2020
San Francisco

Wildfire threatens homes in South San Francisco

A four-alarm vegetation fire broke out Friday just after noon on Sign Hill/San Bruno Mountain in South San Francisco, immediately threatening homes and a densely populated area. Read More

Oct 08, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

SFPD deploys mobile unit to disrupt drug dealing in the Tenderloin

A mobile command van will be stationed in the Tenderloin intermittently in a new effort to disrupt street-level drug dealing. Read More

Oct 02, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

[Update] Man killed in Union Square shooting linked to violent May robbery in Fremont

SFPD are investigating a shooting that left one man dead onside the luxury stores on the 100 block of Geary Street. Read More

Sep 24, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Presumed overdose inside car on Haight Street prompts emergency response, two hospitalized

Two people were hospitalized earlier this morning after being found unconscious in a car on Haight Street. Read More

Sep 22, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin Union Square

Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run near Union Square

Officials were only able to identify the victim after putting out a public call to determine his identity. Read More

Sep 22, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley Lower Haight

Vehicle overturns after collision at Oak and Buchanan [Updated]

One driver flipped their car, while the other driver collided with a light pole in front of the Oak Gourmet corner store. Read More

Sep 16, 2020
San Francisco Inner Sunset

Fire at Parkside's Dragon Printing under investigation as arson

The 34-year-old print shop, owned by an immigrant family from Hong Kong, was destroyed in last week's fire. Read More

Sep 11, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Driver crashes into Castro's Fitness SF, Weaver's Coffee building [Updated]

No one was injured, but it's unclear how extensive the damage to the two businesses will be. Read More

Sep 09, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Waller Street 1-alarm fire sends smoke over Upper Haight, Cole Valley [UPDATED]

The ongoing fire is burning in the light well of the building, which contains seven apartments on three floors. Read More

Sep 08, 2020
San Francisco Lone Mountain

Motorcyclist killed in Labor Day crash near USF campus [Updated]

44-year-old Jacoby Jones was killed in a collision that occurred a block from the USF campus. Read More

Sep 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro CBD considers installing network of security cameras, funded by tech entrepreneur

The cameras could help stanch the neighborhood's epidemic of petty crime, but they also raise privacy concerns. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

1 dead, 1 in custody after daylight shooting outside Metreon

A manhunt ensued after the suspect fled into the adjacent parking garage. Read More

Aug 12, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

SUVs flip in Duboce Triangle, Market & Gough collisions

Emergency crews responded to flipped SUVs two days in a row, on 15th Street at Noe yesterday afternoon and Market & Gough today. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

SFPD seeks elderly victim in July Upper Haight assault

Park Station is seeking the victim of a July assault at Waller and Belvedere to help build a case against the suspect, who police have identified. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Lower Haight

Firefighter injured, 11 residents displaced in 2-alarm blaze near Duboce Park

The fire, which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, damaged two residential buildings. Read More

Jul 31, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

2-alarm North Beach fire sends 1 person to the hospital [Updated]

A dog was also rescued from the blaze, which broke out in the middle of the night. According to SFFD, one person was displaced as a result of the fire. Read More

Jul 28, 2020
San Francisco Mission

5-alarm fire sends multiple Mission warehouses up in flames [Updated]

Smoke from the fire, which injured a firefighter, is visible as far as the East Bay. Read More

Jul 23, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Cole Valley Divisadero Golden Gate Park Hayes Valley Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight Western Addition

'It's a boiling point': City ignores District 5 encampments as COVID-19 threat rises

40 of the Haight's unhoused have found safe shelter at the Stanyan Street tent village. But there appears to be no plan for hundreds of others sleeping on the street. Read More

Jul 13, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley Mission

Man in wheelchair, motorcyclist critically injured in separate weekend collisions [Updated]

Two people are in critical condition after being struck over the weekend by drivers in the Mission and on Van Ness Avenue. Read More

Jul 13, 2020
San Francisco Presidio Heights

1 killed, 1 injured in Presidio Heights house fire

Both people were rescued by firefighters from the burning building. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Muni bus driver strikes 35-year-old pedestrian, now in critical condition

The collision occurred around 9 a.m. this morning, and the pedestrian remains in life-threatening condition. Read More