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[By Beat News Service | 11 Jun 2012 | No Comments]
Police believe the man in the Red and White San Francisco 49ers jersey and the woman in the orange tutu may be responsible for the death of Stephen Martin (wearing the green troll hair). (Courtesy San Francisco Police)

A Santa Clara man who never regained consciousness after he was punched during last month’s Bay to Breakers race was taken off life support Friday at San Francisco General Hospital, police said Monday.

Police said Stephen Martin, 30, was attacked at the Sharon Meadows area around 5 p.m. May 20 after an argument between his friends and another group of 12 men and women.

[By Beat News Service | 6 May 2012 | No Comments]

(5/6) — 1107 PDT UPDATE — OAKLAND, CALIF. — A police officer was injured and an armed suspect was killed during a chase through an East Oakland neighborhood early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police said two police officers on patrol on the 1900 block of 90th Avenue when they confronted a group of three suspects. One of them, believed to have been carrying a concealed weapon, ran from officers, police said.

[By Beat News Service | 4 May 2012 | No Comments]
(Courtesy SF Police)

San Francisco Police arrested two people and seized a cache of firearms after a nighttime raid on a Portola District house Thursday night.

A police SWAT team arrested San Francisco residents Guillermo Jimenez, 23, and Robert Nizuk, 56, at a home the 700 block of Dartmouth Avenue at 10:30 p.m. in connection with “a violent gang incident,” authorities said. Both men were taken into custody without incident. 

[By Beat News Service | 2 Apr 2012 | One Comment]
Police arrive at the scene of a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland where a gunman went on a shooting rampage Monday morning. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Police said they believe a man detained at South Shore Shopping Center in Alameda was the gunman who went on a shooting rampage on the campus of a private college in East Oakland around 10:40 a.m. this morning.

Officers from Alameda and Oakland Police took the man, identified as Wan Goh, 43, into custody at 12:30 p.m. near the center’s Safeway supermarket. Investigators also impounded a newer model dark blue Honda Accord believed to be connected to the shooting, and conducted a search of the parking lot for potential evidence left behind by the suspect.

[By Beat News Service | 27 Nov 2011 | No Comments]
Courtesy San Francisco Police Dept.

San Francisco Police asked for the public’s help to identify the man who purposely ran down a former U.S. Marine and CalFire firefighter during a Thanksgiving morning fight in the city’s Richmond District.

Police said the suspect fought with the victim inside a Jack in the Box restaurant at the corner of Geary Blvd. and 11th Ave. in the city’s Richmond District at 2:45 a.m. but were separated by other patrons.

[By Steven Luo | 15 Nov 2011 | No Comments]
Crime Scene investigators from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office place bags of evidence collected from the Haas School of Business Tuesday night. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

A UCPD officer shot and killed a Cal student who brandished a gun at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Tuesday afternoon in the first campus shooting in decades, police said.

Witnesses reported that police entered a computer lab at the business school at 2:19 p.m. and shot an unidentified man who was carrying a gun. The suspect was wounded and was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland.

UC Police officials said Wednesday morning that the man had died from the injury. No one else was hurt in the incident.

[By Beat News Service | 3 Nov 2011 | No Comments]
Repair crews fix a damaged window on 16th Street in Downtown Oakland Wednesday. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

City merchants, maintenance crews and Occupy Oakland protesters picked up scrub brushes and dust pans to clean up what became a violent clash between anarchists and police Wednesday morning that led to 80 arrests.

Police from several Bay Area law enforcement agencies lobbed tear gas at the anarchists after they were pelted with rocks, bottles and a homemade shield, interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Thursday. 

[By Beat News Service | 2 Nov 2011 | 9 Comments]
Occupy Oakland protesters at 14th and Broadway in Downtown Oakland. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Thousands of protesters joined a general strike called by the Occupy Oakland movement Wednesday, with marches and rallies occurring in Downtown Oakland throughout the day, and an evening blockade of the Port of Oakland shutting down commerce at the freight terminal for the rest of the day.

[By Steven Luo and Jennifer Courtney | 2 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments]
Occupy Oakland protesters marching at the Port of Oakland. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

More than 10,000 protesters filled the streets of Oakland Wednesday, marching, chanting, and demanding a better deal for ordinary people as part of a general strike called by the Occupy Oakland movement.

After marching through Downtown Oakland in the afternoon, stopping in front of branches of several large banks to protest, thousands moved toward the Port of Oakland, blocking truck traffic into and out of the area and effectively shutting one of the busiest ports on the U.S. West Coast.

[By Beat News Service | 1 Nov 2011 | One Comment]

The union representing Oakland Police officers released an unprecedented open letter to city residents on Tuesday criticizing Mayor Jean Quan for delivering “mixed messages” in the handling of the city’s Occupy Wall Street protests.

The message, posted on the Oakland Police Officers’ Association website, claims that rank-and-file officers are receiving no direction from the Mayor’s office about what to do during a citywide general strike set to occur on Wednesday.