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Monday
Jul282014

SFPD Investigating Robbery on Bus

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating a robbery that took place on a bus in the Mission District.

The San Francisco Police Department says the suspect boarded the bus, and when it came to a stop, asked the victim for his property. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect allegedly punched the victim in the face, grabbed a bag of electronics and ran from the bus.

The victim did not require medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s.


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Monday
Jul282014

California to Have Four Governors in One Week

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- You may have heard of the recent proposal to split the state of California into six separate states, but perhaps more interestingly, the top political seat in the Golden State will be held by four different people -- albeit only temporarily -- at different times this week.

California will be under the leadership of four different governors at different times, as a number of state leaders will take turns traveling out of state.

Gov. Jerry Brown left the state on a trade mission to Mexico on Sunday, leaving Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in command.

Newsom, however, is set to leave the state on Tuesday, according to the Sacramento Bee, pushing California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to the top of the political heap.

But Steinberg's control will only last one day until he, too, leaves California.

On Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will take command until Brown returns from his trip late in the day, says the Sacramento Bee.


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Monday
Jul282014

San Mateo Police Warn Against Jury Duty Scam

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of several scams targeting area citizens.

Police say several versions of unsolicited phone calls have been making the rounds as of late, including one in which individuals claim to be a Deputy Sheriff calling about jury duty. Recipients are told they must pay fees for failure to appear, and the scammer instructs them to submit payment via a Green Dot card to settle the account.

Officials are also cautioning against individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service demanding money for back taxes, or people purporting to be a utility company representative.

"The truth is, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office or any law enforcement agency, would never contact a member of the public over the telephone demanding they pay fees and/or any fines lest they be subject to arrest for failure to comply," officials said in a statement.

Anyone with concerns or questions is asked to contact local law enforcement.


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Friday
Jul252014

One Killed in Friday Morning Apartment Fire

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- One person was found dead in a Park Merced apartment on Friday morning after an apartment fire.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle,  a number of small fires were reported at about 5 a.m. in an apartment in a 13-floor building. Police told the newspaper that there was evidence of hoarding in the apartment where the fires started.

The Chronicle reports that a woman was found dead in the apartment. The cause of the fire and the woman's death are both under investigation.


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Friday
Jul252014

Woman Attacked with Baseball Bat, Pepper Spray in Bayview District

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating an assault that took place in the Bayview District on Thursday evening.

According to the San Francsico Police Department, the female victim was sitting in her vehicle when a pair of suspects approached her, one of whom punched her in the face. When the victim exited the vehicle, a second suspect hit her in the head with a baseball bat and sprayed her in the face with pepper spray.

The SFPD described the suspects as a pair of black women in their late 20s or early 30s. The two suspects drove away from the scene in a gray four-door vehicle. The victim did not have any property stolen, police say.


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Friday
Jul252014

San Bruno Man Arrested for Murder

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A San Bruno man was arrested for murder on Thursday.

The San Francisco Police Department says 20-year-old Marckys Mendez was arrested in connection with the shooting of four people.

One shooting victim died and the other three are expected to survive.

Mendez was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, and probation violation.


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Thursday
Jul242014

California Highway Patrol Officers Take Man into Custody After Chase

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police arrested a man in Oakland on Thursday after a high-speed chase.

According to ABC's San Francisco affiliate KGO, motorists reported a reckless driver on northbound Interstate 880, swerving in and out of lanes at a high rate of speed. When California Highway Patrol officers engaged the driver in a chase, he continued speeding away, striking at least two other vehicles. Shortly after officers located the driver, he crashed near 23rd Avenue and Interstate 880. Officers took him down by force.

KGO says officers did not say whether they recovered drugs or weapons from the vehicle.

No victims suffered physical injuries.


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Thursday
Jul242014

Mayor Lee Signs Two-Year Balanced Budget

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Mayor Edwin Lee on Wednesday signed the city of San Francisco's balanced budget for the Fiscal Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

The city Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the two budgets on Tuesday.

The budget, according to a statement from the Mayor's Office, will close deficits of $66.7 million in the first year and $133.4 million in the second.

"Working together, we are growing our economy, creating jobs and making sure that our city remains affordable for low and middle income families," Lee said.


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Thursday
Jul242014

Two Arrested for Murder, Conspiracy

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Two men were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a Tuesday morning homicide.

The San Francisco Police Department reports that, around 5 a.m. Tuesday, 19-year-old Daniel Beltran was shot dead near the 100 block of 6th Street.

Tuesday night, police apprehended two San Francisco men -- identified as Darius York, 34, and Joseph Young, 33 -- in Fremont. They were arrested and charged with murder and conspiracy.


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Wednesday
Jul232014

Suspect Wanted After Woman Shot Inside Residence

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly fired gun shots through a window and struck a woman inside her residence.

The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. at 3rd and Newcomb Streets when a woman reported being shot through a window. According to police, the woman climbed down a flight a stairs after being shot and reported the shooting to a building manager.

Police say another victim, an 80-year-old woman, sustained possible injuries as a result of flying glass.

No arrests were made but authorities are investigating whether a pair of hit-and-run incidents that occurred in the same area and time are connected to the shooting.

Police say a vehicle was involved in two collisions, one at Thomas and Lane Streets and the other at 3rd and Revere Streets. It’s unclear whether anyone was injured during either crash. The suspects were apprehended after fleeing the scene on foot.

No information regarding the suspects were released.


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