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Drug Rink Discovered At SF Bar

SAN FRANCISCO—The Playland, a fixture of the Polk Street bar scene in San Francisco, has had its liquor license suspended following the discovery that a bartender was negotiating drug sales on the premises. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced the suspension following a three-month undercover investigation from March to June 2014. Undercover operatives have stated that during this...

Jewelry Heist Rocks Downtown

Jewelry
SAN FRANCISCO—Armed robbers busted into a Downtown San Francisco jewelry store on Wednesday, February 4, fleeing with an undisclosed bounty of valuables. The Tiffany & Co. retailer, located at the Westfield San Francisco on 5th and Market Streets, was stormed by a group of suspects who ordered employees and customers to lie on the ground. The armed suspects then forced an...

Body Parts Suspect Released

SAN FRANCISCO—The suspect arrested in the gruesome and widely publicized San Francisco body parts case has been released from jail pending further investigation. Mark Andrus, 59, had spent most of the weekend in jail following his arrest on January 30 in connection with the suitcase stuffed with human body parts left outside a Goodwill store in the city's South of...

Embezzlement Suspect Found

Rincon Hill
SAN FRANCISCO—After over a million dollars worth of bond money had disappeared from the South of Market Community Stabilization fund, a Bay Area public finance official has been linked to the massive Rincon Hill embezzlement scheme. City officials are currently working to determine if Clarke Howatt is the man behind the missing bond money after it was discovered missing during a...

Candlestick Park Demolition Begins

Candlestick
SAN FRANCISCO—Home to championship teams and iconic sports moments, demolition has officially begun on San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park. Labeled "The Stick," the stadium was known for wind, fog, and chilly temperatures born from the nearby San Francisco Bay. Formerly the home field of both the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, The Stick is also known as the last venue...

Robberies Leave Three Injured

Robberies
SAN FRANCISCO—Three people were injured during a rash of violent home invasions in San Francisco over the weekend. All three robberies occurred during daylight hours, where the burglars broke into homes and held the occupants hostage while robbing them of their valuables. The first robbery took place on January 30 on the 100 block of Farallones Street in Ocean View at 8:15 a.m. A...

Bomb Squad Responds To Package

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SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department bomb team was sent into the city's Inner Richmond neighborhood following reports of a suspicious package found on the sidewalk of the 3600 block of Geary Avenue. Law enforcement responded to the location of the suspicious box at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, February 2 resulting in a detouring of traffic between Geary and Arguello Boulevards...

Homicide Cases Piling Up In SF

Homicide
SAN FRANCISCO—The City of San Francisco has recorded its 10th homicide case for the start of 2015, after a man was found dead in a stairwell on the 1400 block of McKinnon Avenue. Officers were called to the building, located near the intersection of McKinnon and Lane Street, arriving at 9 a.m. on Sunday, February 1. The victim died of multiple...

Public Nudity Protestors Arrested

Nudity
SAN FRANCISCO—A protest in the Castro District led to the arrest of several protestors for violating San Francisco's ban on public nudity. The protest, located at Jane Warner Plaza near Market and Castro Streets, was to protest the ban on public nudity. The ban, put in place two years ago, prohibits public nudity except in cases in which sponsored events have obtained public...

POI Arrested In Severed Body Case

SAN FRANCISCO—Following a search for a person of interest case where severed human body parts were found in a suitcase and dumpster in the city's South of Market area, SF police officers have detained two people who were taken to the Hall of Justice for questioning. Mark Andrus was taken into custody by the SFPD on January 30 at the apartment of his friend...
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