Tag Archives: Mission Street

Victim Of Fatal SoMa Shooting Has Been Identified

A man shot and killed at an apartment building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Saturday morning was a 26-year-old San Francisco resident, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.

Stephen Guillermo was found suffering from a gunshot wound around 1:40 a.m. inside an apartment in the 900 block of Mission Street, which is near 5th Street, according to police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A suspect, identified as 68-year-old Amisi Sudi Kachepa of San Francisco, was found at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to San Francisco County Jail.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

68-Year-Old Man Held For Fatal Shooting In SoMa Apartment

Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a 26-year-old man in an apartment in San Francisco’s South of Market area early this morning, a police spokesman said.

Officers responded around 1:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting at an apartment building in the 900 block of Mission Street, which is near 5th Street, and found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound inside an apartment, according to San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy.

Medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Officers at the scene also found the suspect, identified as 68-year-old Amisi Sudi Kachepa of San Francisco.

He was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to San Francisco County Jail.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call San Francisco police.

Laura Dixon, Bay City News

Two Injured When Driver Crashes Into Muni Shelter

Two people were critically injured tonight when a car drove into a bus shelter at Mission and Silver streets, according to San Francisco police.

A vehicle struck a bus shelter at the intersection shortly after 9:30 p.m., hitting both a pedestrian and a pole, according to Sgt. Danielle Newman.

The pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle both received life-threatening injuries, Newman said.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Woman Seriously Injured After Driver Strikes Her On Mission Street

A woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a car on San Francisco’s Mission Street Friday, a police sergeant said.

The 74-year-old woman was crossing Mission Street mid-block at Amazon Avenue around 12:05 p.m. when she was hit, San Francisco police Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening head injuries, Newman said.

A 25-year-old man in a silver Hyundai who hit her remained at the scene and has been cooperating with police, Newman said.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

Pedestrians Struck In Two Incidents Sunday: By Private Bus Driver On Mission Street, By Unlicensed Driver In Sunset

San Francisco police are investigating two separate collisions between drivers of vehicles and pedestrians that happened on Sunday, a police sergeant said.

In the Sunset District, officers responded to a report of a collision in the 3700 block of Ulloa Street near 39th Avenue around 9:45 p.m., Sgt. Eric O’Neal said.

A driver traveling east on Ulloa Street hit a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk, he said.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 60s, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where she is in serious but stable condition, O’Neal said. The pedestrian may have been intoxicated at the time of the collision, according to O’Neal.

The driver, who stayed at the scene, was cited for driving without a license and driving without turning the vehicle’s headlamps on, he said.

In a second incident, at about 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, officers and paramedics responded to a report of a crash involving a man in his 60s who had been hit by the driver of a private bus at Seventh and Mission streets, O’Neal said.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were potentially life threatening, O’Neal said.

The bus driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

The crash remains under investigation.

Private Bus Strikes Pedestrian On Mission Street

A pedestrian was struck by a bus in San Francisco this morning, a police spokesman said.

Officers and paramedics responded to a report of a crash involving a man in his 60s who had been hit by a private bus at Seventh and Mission streets at about 8:10 a.m., San Francisco police spokesman Eric O’Neal said.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were potentially life threatening, O’Neal said.
The bus driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

The crash remains under investigation.

Workers Who Fell From Skyscraper Scaffolding Expected To Recover

Two workers who fell Thursday from scaffolding at a skyscraper under construction in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood are expected to survive their injuries, a senior vice president with the project’s construction company said today.

Webcor Builders senior vice president Len Vetrone said the workers are both carpenters and are in stable condition today.

The workers for the San Francisco-based company were installing scaffolding at 350 Mission St. when it collapsed around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, according to fire officials.

One of the workers fell 40 feet and another fell 30 feet, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

They were both transported to a hospital with serious injuries, Talmadge said.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the accident and the work site has been shut down during the investigation.

Vetrone said Webcor is working with Cal/OSHA on the investigation and hopes work will resume at the site on Monday.

The construction at 350 Mission St. is on a new Salesforce.com building. According to the project’s website, the skyscraper will be 27 stories tall.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

Two Workers Injured After Fall From Scaffolding At 27-Floor Office Building

Two workers were seriously injured after falling from scaffolding at a skyscraper under construction in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The incident was reported at about 2:20 p.m. at 350 Mission St., which is near Fremont Street, according to the fire chief’s office.

The two workers were installing scaffolding at the site when it collapsed, sending one worker falling 40 feet and another worker falling about 30 feet, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

They were both taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Talmadge said.

The building at 350 Mission St. is a 27-story office building currently under construction, according to the project’s website.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Public Meeting Tonight To Discuss Proposed Changes To Mission Street Transit And Public Space Use

San Francisco planning officials are holding an open-house meeting this evening to discuss a plan to add more public spaces and improve transit effectiveness along the city’s Mission Street corridor.

The Mission Street Public Life Plan open house, hosted by the city’s planning department, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at City College of San Francisco’s Mission Campus at 1125 Valencia St.

The department is seeking input from the public on the plan, which would encourage increased activity on Mission Street between Van Ness Avenue and Randall Street by adding public spaces, art installations and new opportunities for businesses.

The city is also considering changes to the layout of Mission Street to improve transit travel times, particularly for Muni’s 14-Mission bus line.

Among the proposed options is to convert some parking spots to tow-away zones during peak periods and to change the curbside lanes to transit-only lanes to allow buses to move more quickly.

More information about the plans can be found online at http://missionpublic.sfplanning.org or by calling (415) 575-9086.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

SFPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting On Mission Street

San Francisco police are investigating a shooting in the city’s Outer Mission neighborhood early this morning, a police sergeant said.

Officers responded to the shooting at Mission and Concord streets around 3:40 a.m., Sgt. Eric O’Neal said.

Arriving officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds, he said.

The victim, who was shot in the shoulder, back and arm, is expected to survive, O’Neal said.

No suspect information was immediately available and an investigation is ongoing, he said.

Mission Street’s Alleged Illegal Internet Gambling Parlor To Close

Owners of an Internet café in San Francisco’s Excelsior District reached a settlement today in a lawsuit filed by the city’s attorney that called for the end of allegedly illegal gambling and other criminal activity at the site.

As part of the settlement, Net Stop, located at 4458 Mission St., agreed to close the business, which the city attorney claimed allowed customers to play computer slot machine games and buy electronic “points” that could be redeemed for cash, within the next 60 days.

The business, owned by Thomas Lacey, also agreed to not open a similar business in San Francisco for the next five years.

Figure 8 Technologies Inc., a software company that supplied the gambling software to Net Stop and has no relation to the Net Stop owners, also agreed to cease providing the software to any establishments in the state of California for the next five years.

The technology company will also pay San Francisco $25,000 and deactivate its software at all establishments where it is in use.

The business opened in late 2012 and with it came a rise in crime in the area, according to the city attorney’s office. The café was called a public nuisance in the lawsuit, which was filed in November.

According to the city attorney’s office, there were 202 calls to police in the area from November 2012 through October 2013. In a similar time period the year before there were only two police calls.

The attorney representing the business, John Weston, said today that his client maintains he was fully compliant with all laws about online gaming, and as part of the settlement there was no admission of wrongdoing.

“The operator took very substantial steps when concerns were first aired,” Weston said.

He said his client had made numerous changes to be a better business and neighbor in the community, including adding security guards, reducing the number of computers, and shortening the hours of operation.

Before the settlement was reached, Herrera was seeking to declare Net Stop a public nuisance and order it closed and impose civil penalties.

In a statement today from San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos, whose district includes the Excelsior, he said, “This is a big win for Excelsior residents…people are going to feel safer on the streets.”

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

Allegedly Drunk Driver Strikes Pedestrian On Mission Street

A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI Friday night after he allegedly struck a pedestrian at a San Francisco bus stop, leaving her with life-threatening injuries, a police spokeswoman said.

Police believe the driver collided with a 35-year-old woman at a bus stop at Mission and 30th streets around 8:10 p.m., San Francisco police Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

The woman was taken to a hospital where she is being treated for injuries that are believed to be life-threatening, the sergeant said.

“She will probably have quite a long recovery,” Newman said.

The sergeant said the driver, identified as 45-year-old James Bell of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury and a hit-and-run.

Bell remained in custody as of this morning.

Laura Dixon, Bay City News

Motorcycle And Car Collide On Mission Street

San Francisco police are at the scene of an injury collision involving a motorcycle and a car in the 800 block of Mission St. near 4th Street downtown, police said.

Police responded to a call about the accident on Mission near the St. Patrick’s Church at about 5:55 p.m., police said.

The injury at the scene does not appear to be life threatening, police said.

Jeff Burbank, Bay City News

Victim Of Shooting Near Mission Street Identified As SF Man

A man fatally shot in San Francisco’s Excelsior District on Wednesday afternoon has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 20-year-old Eric Mabry.

The shooting was reported around 4 p.m. Wednesday near Mission Street and Brazil Avenue, police said.

Officers arrived to find Mabry suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A male suspect was seen running from the scene of the shooting, but no other suspect information was immediately available from police.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Motorcyclist Critically Hurt In Mission Street Crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured in a collision on San Francisco’s Mission Street on Monday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

The collision was reported at 3:47 p.m. near the intersection of Mission and Randall streets in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood.

The driver of a four-door Mercedes sedan heard loud revving, and then a motorcycle sped out of a nearby gas station and crashed into the side of the Mercedes, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The motorcyclist, a 43-year-old man, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries, Shyy said.

The occupants of the Mercedes were treated at the scene for minor injuries, he said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

SFPD Trying To Figure Out Story Behind Seriously Injured Man On Mission Street

Investigators are trying to find out more information about how a man suffered a traumatic brain injury on San Francisco’s Mission Street on Friday night, police said today.

Officers responded around 9:30 p.m. Friday to the 1000 block of Mission Street, which is near 6th Street, to check on a victim who was reportedly bleeding from the head, according to police.

The victim, a 37-year-old man, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for an injury to the back of his head that is considered life-threatening, police said.

Police were not immediately able to provide more details about how the man was injured.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Men Who Had $1.5 Million Of MDMA In Their Apartment Plead Not Guilty To Drug Charges

Two suspects arrested Sunday in what San Francisco police called one of the biggest drug busts in the department’s history pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges in court today.

Benjamin Hagerl, 36, and Steven Terrell, 31, pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court this afternoon to six felony counts each, including possession of controlled substances for sale, district attorney’s office spokeswoman Stephanie Ong Stillman said.

The pair was found around 9:15 a.m. Sunday in an apartment in the 3300 block of Mission Street with more than $1.5 million worth of MDMA, otherwise known as Ecstasy or “molly,” police Chief Greg Suhr said at a news conference Tuesday.

Hagerl and Terrell were both ordered held by Judge Ronald Albers on $1 million bail and will return to court on Aug. 27 for a pre-hearing conference.

The arrests were made after officers responded to a report of possible vandalism and burglary at a building on Mission Street near 29th Street and found a first-floor window that was broken and stained with blood, police said.

A blood trail led into the building and police followed it to an apartment inside. That apartment was empty, but the blood trail continued to another apartment on the second floor, according to police.

Officers knocked on the door and a man with blood on his hands and pants—later identified as Hagerl—opened the door. He had apparently cut himself on the glass and was intoxicated, police said.

Police checked the apartment and found a second man, Terrell, inside along with more than 23 kilograms of MDMA powder and more than 30,000 pills of the drug, Suhr said. Police also seized nearly $30,000 in cash and computer equipment.

Terrell also has a separate drug trafficking case involving marijuana pending in Illinois, Suhr said.

The police chief pointed out that the MDMA was found on the same weekend as the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, but said investigators do not know whether the drug stash was meant to supply concertgoers.

Deputy Public Defender Prithika Balakrishnan argued that her client, Hagerl, should be released on reduced bail because has no prior felony criminal record and has a full-time job.

However, the judge ordered him held on the same $1 million amount as Terrell, who Assistant District Attorney Asha Jameson said was wanted on a $500,000 warrant for the out-of-state case.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Blood Trail Leads SFPD To $1.5 Million In Mission Street MDMA

San Francisco police on Sunday made one of the biggest drug busts in the department’s history, seizing more than $1.5 million worth of MDMA powder and pills from an apartment on Mission Street.

Benjamin Hagerl, 36 (pictured left), and Steven Terrell, 31 (right), were arrested at about 9:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of Mission Street, near 29th Street, police Chief Greg Suhr said.

The arrests were made shortly after police responded to a report of possible vandalism and burglary at a building there and found a first-floor window that was broken and stained with blood, police said.

There was a blood trail leading into the building, and police followed it to an apartment inside. That apartment was empty, but the blood trail continued to another apartment on the second floor, police said.

Officers knocked on the door of the second apartment and a man with blood on his hands and pants opened the door, according to police.

Police checked the apartment and found a second man inside, as well as duffel bags containing suspected narcotics. They detained the man who was covered in blood—later identified as Hagerl—and second man, Terrell, police said.

Investigators eventually determined that there were more than 23 kilograms of MDMA powder and more than 30,000 pills of the drug, also known as ecstasy or “molly,” Suhr said. Officers also seized nearly $30,000 in cash and computer equipment, police said.

Hagerl and Terrell, both San Francisco residents, were taken into custody on suspicion of possession of controlled substances for sale, maintaining a place for selling or using controlled substances and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to police.

Terrell also has a separate drug trafficking case pending in Illinois that involves the sale of marijuana in that state, Suhr said.

Suhr pointed out that the MDMA was found the same weekend as the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park, and that investigators are looking into whether the stash was meant to supply concertgoers.

“We’re happy if it is just a coincidence. If it’s not, we’re very happy that none of this found its way out to the Polo Fields,” Suhr said.

The chief said the case, which he said was one of the biggest drug busts in the department’s history, came about through simple happenstance.

“Sometimes you do get lucky, and in this instance we were lucky,” he said.

Suhr said the case is being presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to see if it meets guidelines for federal prosecution.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Shots Fired: Rapper 2 Chainz Escapes Injury During Mission Street Mugging

Well-known rapper 2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, police said today.

The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was with members of his entourage in the 800 block of Mission Street, which is near 4th Street, when three suspects approached the group at about 4:35 p.m., according to police.

Police said 2 Chainz had his wallet and cellphone taken during the robbery.

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One of the suspects also fired a weapon, but no one was hit by the gunfire. The shooter was described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old with short, cropped hair who was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, according to police.

The suspects fled in a car described as a gray-colored sedan.

Police have not yet released additional details about the robbery.

The Atlanta-based rapper is signed with Def Jam Records and was in the Bay Area for a concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland over the weekend.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News