San Francisco - Crime & Emergencies

Apr 28, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro CBD holds contentious town hall on security camera proposal

After months of delays, the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit (Castro CBD) held a virtual town hall Tuesday about its proposal to install a private network of 125 security cameras, and it was highly contentious. Read More

Apr 13, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

2100 Market Street, formerly Home, Church Street Station, and The Truck Stop, makes appearance in 'Doodler' podcast

The one-story, flatiron-shaped building that once lived at 2100 Market was home to multiple businesses over several decades. One of its brief incarnations in the 1970s, a 24-hour diner called The Truck Stop, figures into the unsolved case of "The Doodler," a serial killer who preyed on gay men in San Francisco, and about whom Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan has just done a new podcast. Read More

Mar 04, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown Nob Hill

Another elderly Asian American beaten and robbed in laundromat attack near Chinatown

The brutal attack on a 67-year-old man was recorded on security video, as another violent incident against an elderly victim continues a worrisome streak. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

During COVID year, Castro business owners report over $120,000 in smashed windows

Since the Castro Merchants launched a broken-window recovery initiative and survey last Thursday, neighborhood business owners have reported 72 incidents of vandalized and broken windows at a cost of $135,472.74. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

SF Chinatown adds more Lunar New Year security measures in wake of attacks

Increased foot patrols, handbills, and police liaison programs aim to beef up security in advance of this weekend’s Year of the Ox celebrations. Read More

Feb 16, 2021
San Francisco Inner Richmond Outer Richmond

Richmond District sees huge uptick in burglaries during first weeks of 2021

There's been a massive jump in burglaries in the Richmond District, year over year, according to new data from the SFPD's Richmond Station. And while burglaries are reportedly up in multiple neighborhoods, we're only hearing a definitive report on the first five weeks of 2021 from the Richmond. Read More

Feb 08, 2021
San Francisco Marina Pacific Heights

News from the Bay 'hoods: A Pacific Heights carjacking/kidnapping, and two standoffs in San Jose

Two kids were found safe in the Bayview after a carjacking/kidnapping in Pacific Heights on Saturday, Oakland swears in a new police chief, and San Jose police de-escalate two standoffs in one morning. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Pacific Heights Polk

Woman shot in face with BB gun at Polk Gulch Whole Foods

A random, unprovoked pellet gun shooting Friday night in the California Street Whole Foods parking lot left a 28-year-old woman hospitalized. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Upper Haight

Two arrests made in fatal Haight-Ashbury attack on private investigator Jack Palladino

Private investigator Jack Palladino, who worked on high-profile cases including celebrity and political scandals involving Bill Clinton and Kurt Cobain, among others, has died after suffering from a violent attack and attempted robbery in the Haight-Ashbury. Read More

Jan 18, 2021
San Francisco Cow Hollow Presidio Heights

‘Purse Filled With Yogurt’ alert on Citizen app milks jokes in Cow Hollow

The culture of Cow Hollow may be under attack, or maybe some joker called the police for a pretty cheesy reason. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro CBD extends security camera survey deadline & delays town hall

The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) has extended the deadline on its security camera survey and delayed an upcoming virtual town hall. Read More

Jan 06, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Updated: Vigil for women killed during New Year's Eve hit-and-run postponed

Two women killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Eve will be remembered during a vigil Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the collision in SoMa. Read More

Dec 17, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mission

Le Marais Bakery gets burglarized for third time this year, this time in the Castro

On Tuesday evening, the Castro's Parisian-themed bakery and cafe Le Marais Bakery (498 Sanchez) had its storefront window smashed and the business burglarized, leaving its owners frustrated and disappointed in what has already been a challenging year for small business owners. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Ocean Beach Outer Richmond Outer Sunset

Rash of car thefts targeting surfers hits Ocean Beach and China Beach

Vehicle thefts are up 50% in the Taraval and Richmond Districts, and surfers say a new lockbox key system is responsible for a spike in thefts targeting their cars. Read More

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