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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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Wednesday
Jul232014

San Francsico Police Investigate Late-Night Killing

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating a late-night shooting in San Francisco on Tuesday that left one person dead.

According to a police statement, shortly after 11 p.m., a patrol unit was flagged down in the area of Sixth and Mission Streets, and officers were informed about possible shots fired. Police later found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound on the 600 block of Sixth Street.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There were no immediate arrests.


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Tuesday
Jul222014

One Injured in Tenderloin District Shooting

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A shooting in San Francisco's Tenderloin District on Monday night has left one person hospitalized.

The shooting was reported around 10:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Mason Street. Police said two men got into an altercation, which led to one man shooting the other. The 25-year-old victim was shot in the torso and hand, and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The shooter fled the scene before officers arrived, and remains at large.


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Tuesday
Jul222014

Man Arrested in Scissor Stabbing Attack

(SAN FRANSCISO) -- A 44-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon after stabbing another man with a pair of scissors in the Central district.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was walking near Meacham Place and Post Street when he was approached by the suspect.

The suspect started to stab the man in the head with the scissors, then fled on foot. It is unclear whether the two knew one another.

The alleged assailant was later arrested by police. The victim, who suffered non-life threatening puncture wounds to the head, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital.


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Tuesday
Jul222014

Police Investigate SoMA Homicide 

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco Police are investigating a death linked to an incident in the South of Market area Monday morning.

Officers responded to a 911 call requesting help at 6th and Harrison Streets around 5:12 a.m. When personnel arrived on scene, no victim was found.

A short time later, a victim showed up at San Francisco General Hospital, according to police. The individual was pronounced dead at the medical center.

Police believe the death was connected to a shooting, and homicide investigators are looking into the case.


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Monday
Jul212014

Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assaults While Impersonating Police

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A 35-year-old man is under arrest after carrying out sexual assault crimes while under the guise of a police officer.

Police say the suspect, Jeffery Bugai of San Francisco, targeted Central American immigrants with limited English ability and would mislead his victims into believing he was a cop. He would then bring them home and intoxicate them before forcing them into sexual acts.

Bugai reportedly told his victims he would have them deported if they called police.

Bugai is charged with kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assaults while impersonating a police officer. Authorities released a photo of the suspect, and are urging people to come forward if they have been victimized by him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 415-553-0123.

San Francisco Police Department


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Monday
Jul212014

Police: Man Knocked Unconscious in Altercation

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A dispute between two men on Sunday night turned physical and ended with one man being hospitalized and the other arrested.

Police said two men were involved in an argument around 8:15 p.m. on the 2300 block of Market Street in the Mission District. One man punched the other, knocking the 27-year-old victim unconscious.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they later arrested a 22-year-old man as a suspect in the matter.


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