“San Francisco prosecutors have opened a new front in the battle against copper theft, filing a $10 million lawsuit against a scrap-metal recycler that allegedly chose to shut down and trash its files rather than comply with a city subpoena seeking sales records.”
S.F.’s new tack in fighting metal theft [Chron]

“Of course, complaints of excessive force, profiling and abusive behavior are no laughing matter. Other complaints are.”
Our citizens gripe about craziest stuff [Ex]

“Two men have been arrested in connection with separate laptop robberies in San Francisco Tuesday, including a brazen heist at an Ocean Avenue café in which they allegedly threw a woman out of her seat before fleeing with her computer.”
Thief gives café patron literal pick-me-up [Ex]

“Three people stole the laptop from a shopper near the Apple Store in Stonestown Galleria, then fled the scene in a Honda.”
Theft at Stonestown leads to arrests on campus [Golden Gate X-Press]

“The dispute spun out of control when one of the women removed the other woman’s clothes from a dryer, police said.”
Arms but no hammer in Laundromat spat [Ex]

“If your car IS broken into, please DO file a police report, even if you have no intention of submitting a claim to insurance. The police really need the data about where and when the break-ins are occurring so they can increase patrols, etc. “
Your 2013 Guide to Bernal Heights Crimefighting Resources [Bernalwood]

“The suspect reportedly fled empty handed. No arrest has been reported.”
Brave clerk scares off armed thug [Ex]

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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