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Dismembered Body Parts Found Outside Goodwill

Dismembered
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco police are searching for a person of interest captured on surveillance cameras dumping dismembered human body parts outside of a Goodwill store in the city's South of Market neighborhood. The discovery was made Wednesday afternoon. Police returned to the scene of the dumping Thursday to scope for evidence. As of now, it is unknown whether the case...

Explosion Injures CHP Officer

Explosion
TREASURE ISLAND—A California Highway Patrol officer was injured after his police vehicle caught fire, causing its explosion near Treasure Island on Monday, January 26. The fire was first detected by the CHP officer when he realized that smoke was emanating from the trunk of his patrol car as he was crossing the Eastern span of the Bay Bridge. The officer promptly...

Bond Money Vanishes From City Books

Bond
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco city officials are reeling after nearly a million dollars worth of bond money disappeared from the South of Market Community Stabilization fund. The money, expected to be spent on the improvement of public amenities such as parks and sidewalks, totals $925,666. The disappearance of such a substantial sum of bond money has brought public attention to the city's complex...

Gold Nuggets Taken During Robbery

Gold.
SAN FRANCISCO—Ten ounces of historic gold nuggets were stolen from Wells Fargo Corporate Museum in a smash-and-grab robbery on Tuesday, January 27. At approximately 2:30 a.m., a Chevrolet Suburban was rammed through the front revolving door of the museum. The three robbers then held the night time security guard at gun point while stealing the gold from a display case. The suspects...

Family Of Patient Paid $3 Million

Family
SAN FRANCISCO—The family of a woman found dead in a stairwell over two weeks after disappearing from her hospital room has been rewarded a $3 million settlement by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Lynne Spalding's body was discovered in October 2013 by a building engineer working in San Francisco's General Hospital. Spalding, 57, was receiving treatment for a bladder infection...

Stabbing Suspect Freed From Jail

Stabbing
SAN FRANCISCO—Homicide charges have been dropped against a teenager accused of lethally stabbing 14-year-old Rashawn Williams in the Mission District last September. The decision was made by the San Francisco District Attorney's office after surveillance footage showed the stabbing was carried out by a different male at the scene of Williams' killing. According to a San Francisco Police report, Williams was...

Inmate Killed by Sheriff’s Deputies

Inmate
SAN BRUNO—A 58-year-old inmate was killed on Monday, January 26 during a scuffle with San Francisco sheriff's deputies while being held in San Bruno. The inmate was killed after authorities attempted a search of the inmate while in lockup in County Jail Number Five. A San Mateo County Coroner autopsy report showed the time of death to be approximately 9:30 a.m. The sheriff's...

Utility Wires A Growing Concern In SF

Wires
SAN FRANCISCO—A network of utility wires large enough to wrap around the planet more than six times has become a problem in the state of California. For the past 50 years, California has made an effort to line utility wires underground. The network, spanning 152,000 miles overhead, has proved difficult to bury. Utility consumers currently pay an estimated price of $1...

Standoff Ends In Ingleside

Standoff
SAN FRANCISCO—A police standoff that lasted through the night came to an end on January 23 after officers arrested a barricaded suspect in the Ingleside neighborhood. The 49-year-old man was taken into custody by city police officers at 9 a.m. Friday morning at a home near the Ashton and Grafton Avenue intersection. After a police search, the residency was declared...

Gordon Has A Lot At Risk

Gordon
SAN FRANCISCO—Josh Gordon's headline-laden NFL career took another turn on Monday, January 26, after reports surfaced that he violated the league's substance abuse policy again. The positive test marked the talented receiver's sixth in his three-year NFL career, throwing into question whether the 23-year-old will ever again play professional football. For others, like NBA hall-of-famer Charles Barkley, Gordon's substance abuse issues threaten much,...
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