“An officer was patrolling the area of Conservatory Drive and JFK and observed a male in the trees. The officer stopped and spoke with the male and determined that he had 30 traffic warrants for his arrest. The 29 year old male was also in possession of methamphetamine.”
Police Blotter – May 3, 2013 [Richmond SF]

“An East Coast mob story that ended in a hail of gunfire in San Francisco’s Sunset district is being brought back to life in a new true-crime novel and forthcoming film.”
New book tells story of famous Mafia hit man who was slain in San Francisco [Ex]

“A man was struck in the head with a metal pipe because he refused to buy the attacker booze at Eighth and Market streets early Friday, police said.”
Booze shortage leads to metal pipe attack [Ex]

“John Sykes said he had the hood of his Chevrolet van open at the southeast corner of the intersection and was inspecting his battery when a woman he knows gunned the engine before he could move out of the way. She made a right-hand turn on 22nd, scraping a light pole at the corner.”
Man Run Over by His Own Van [ML@L]

“IPhones still lead, but Samsung products are quickly catching up. The reason, of course, is that’s what people are carrying and what fences are buying.”
Apple losing market share among muggers too [Chron]

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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