Liberating a stolen bike with a pedal-powered angle grinder [MM]

“Since Tenderloin Captain Joe Garrity’s departure in early May, his trail of broken commitments has renewed questions over the SFPD’s allowing a neighborhood of over 4000 children to be overrun by out of area drug dealers.”
1500 Tenderloin Residents, Workers Tell SFPD Chief Suhr, “Enough!” [BeyondChron] [KCBS]

“After an argument, the victim told police, his live-in adult nephew struck him in the head with a flashlight and brick, hurled a hammer at him, and finally smacked him with a garden hoe. “
Flashlight, brick, hammer, garden hoe used in family fight [Ex]

“The 28-year-old victim reportedly had her phone swiped by a man in his 30s about 9:40 p.m.”
Woman robbed on Civic Center Muni platform [Ex]

“Larry Carr, one of the three men charged with attempted homicide today, was the same guy who was arrested eight years ago on suspicion of murdering 44-year-old Richard Banks, according to police.”
Larry Carr, S.F. Man Accused in Triple Shooting, Already Dodged 2005 Homicide Charges [Weekly]

Victim of ‘blessing scam’ helps SF police arrest suspects [ABC7]

“The plaza became a scene similar to a rock concert’s mosh pit, except instead of tatted, pierced kids, it was filled with elderly Chinese men and women, with some grabbing for as many dark-blue tote bags they could get their hands on.”
Blessing Scam Press Conference in Chinatown Ends With Ruckus Over Free Tote Bags [Weekly]

“Despite carrying numerous hypodermic needles filled with meth in their vehicle along with stolen ID cards, checks and mail, three suspects who apparently couldn’t wait to twist up a joint Monday morning got rolled.”
Three suspects dazed, confused [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

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