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[By Beat News Service | 17 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
Security camera footage from Yerba Buena Gardens shows a man who allegedly beat then robbed an elderly man Oct. 24. (Courtesy SF Police)

Police were seeking two men who attacked and injured a 63 year-old man near San Francisco’s Metreon during a violent cell phone robbery that happened Oct. 24.

Authorities released footage from Yerba Buena Gardens security cameras that police said purportedly shows the two robbery suspects moments before the 6:30 p.m. attack.

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[By Beat News Service | 13 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
An image from video footage shows an unidentified man throwing an object into a Muni bus, setting it on fire Oct. 29. (Courtesy SF Police)

It’s bad enough that hoodlums decided to set fire to a $700,000 MUNI bus in celebration of the San Francisco Giants’s World Series Championship on the morning of October 29, but it’s the  particular bus they chose to destroy that has the city on the hook for more than the original retail price.

The heavily damaged vehicle was one of dozens of buses that have recently returned from a $300,000 mid-life rehabilitation performed at Complete Coach Works in Riverside, the Beat has learned.

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[By Beat News Service | 19 May 2012 | No Comments]
THE CITY'S FRAT PARTY attracted people from around the world during the 99th running of the ING Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco Sunday, May 15, 2010. (Photo by Vanessa Guerra/ CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Some see it as a century-old quintessially San Francisco tradition; others view it as a mobile fraternity party that goes on for miles.

On Sunday, tens of thousands will take part in the 101st running of the Bay to Breakers race, an annual tradition that brings out everyone from professional runners to costumed crime-fighters — and others who wear nothing at all.

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[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. 

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[By Beat News Service | 21 Jul 2011 | No Comments]
Kenneth Harding. Courtesy Washington State Department of Corrections

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office revealed Thursday the Seattle man believed to have been shot and killed by two police officers in the Bayview District over the weekend likely died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

An autopsy concluded that the bullet lodged in the skull of Kenneth Harding Jr., 19, was fired from a gun that was not issued to the police officers who confronted the Washington State parolee during a MUNI Metro fare inspection Saturday afternoon.

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[By Beat News Service | 19 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments]

SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested 35 protesters after a march through city streets Tuesday evening demonstrating against the fatal officer-involved shooting of a parolee in the Bayview District.

A large group of 150 protesters gathered at Dolores Park at 5 p.m. and marched towards the Castro District making a stop at the Castro Street MUNI Metro Station. Some protesters caused minor damage to the transit stop after they began vandalizing station walls.

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[By Beat News Service | 25 Jun 2011 | No Comments]

Five people were wounded by a hail of gunfire San Francisco Saturday evening, just blocks away from the city’s annual Gay Pride celebration, police said.

The shooting occurred at 6:15 p.m. on the 1000 block of Market Street near Jones and Seventh Streets when an unidentified person opened fire on a group of people standing on the street corner.

Cops & Courts, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 7 Jun 2011 | No Comments]

A San Francisco Police Officer shot and killed a suspected bank robber Tuesday afternoon near Buena Vista Park, a department spokesman reported.

The officer attempted to apprehend the suspect at 5:30 p.m. near the park but for some reason opened fire on the man. The department did not immediately elaborate on why the officer opened fire.

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[By Beat News Service | 2 Jun 2011 | No Comments]

(6/2) — UPDATE 1102 PDT — SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — Police said a suspicious package that briefly closed a busy portion of San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center area contained personal items and was not harmful to the public.

The intersection of Davis and Sacramento Sts. was temporarily closed during a bomb squad inspection of the package and has been reopened to the public. 

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[By Beat News Service | 1 Jun 2011 | No Comments]

(6/1) — UPDATE 16:11 PDT — SAN FRANCISCO — A suspicious package that cleared several floors of San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals did not contain anything harmful, police said.

Nearby streets have reopened to traffic and employees of the building are being allowed back into their offices after the determination. The item was an electronic device that was discovered in the building’s mailroom, police said.