“As the Haight Street Beat Officer was citing a thug for possession of an open container of hooch, he was at- tacked by a second goon.”
Highlights From This Week’s SFPD Park Station Newsletter [SFist]

“in another display of “spend it or lose it,” the San Francisco’s Sheriff’s Department just landed a $560,000 mobile command vehicle – complete with galley, lavatory, slide-out conference room, built-in alarm system and night vision cameras – all courtesy of the feds.” (third item) [Chron]

“A mentally ill San Francisco man who killed a pioneer in the city’s sushi business purely at random while he was out of control was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital.”
S.F. sushi chef’s killer sentenced [Chron]

“A thankless thug who asked for spare change at a Bayview gas station on Wednesday robbed a 69-year-old man who had agreed to give him money, police said.”
Beggar becomes chooser with rusty gun [Ex]

“The victim had been walking in the crosswalk at Mt. Vernon Avenue when the suspect, who had been walking past him, reached out and ripped the metal chain and copper crucifix from his neck, according to police.”
Thief begs for mercy after unholy heist [Ex]

“a male suspect approached a man from behind on a Muni bus and stole his phone.”
Crime Recap: Woman Sprayed With Chemical, Mugged [ML@L]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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