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News, The Snatch: Quick Hits From Our News Blog, the Snitch

The Snatch: Quick Hits From Our News Blog, the Snitch

Crime of Convenience Perhaps aware how inconvenient Muni is, 25-year-old Ariana Bolmer opted to take a cab to hold up a San Francisco 7-Eleven in Visitacion Valley last week, police said. The ballsy woman had her taxi wait while she…
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News, The Snitch Stephen Reid Identified as Man Found Gagged and Bound on Street

Stephen Reid Identified as Man Found Gagged and Bound on Street

Medical authorities this morning released the name of the man who died after he was found gagged and bound as 26-year-old Stephen Reid. Reid and an unidentified woman were found on Sunday at about 8:30 p.m. laying in the 900…
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News, The Snitch Antione Murray Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 64 (Update)

Antione Murray Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 64 (Update)

Update 8:15 a.m.: The coroner has identified the victim as 35-year-old Antione Murray. Original story 7:22 a.m.: Medical authorities have not yet identified a man who was gunned down Friday evening in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. What we can…
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News, The Snitch Cops Bust Four Men Suspected of Child Pornography

Cops Bust Four Men Suspected of Child Pornography

Police arrested four people this morning during a multi-agency sting targeting suspected child pornographers in four San Francisco neighborhoods, including SOMA, the Excelsior, Ocean View, and Visitacion Valley. According to police, more than 100 officers from 23 agencies worked to…
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News, The Snitch Keith Wilkins Charged in Double Homicide Near Sunnydale Housing Projects

Keith Wilkins Charged in Double Homicide Near Sunnydale Housing Projects

San Francisco police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to the slaying of two men in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood earlier this summer. On Thursday, homicide investigators charged Keith Wilkins with two counts of murder linked to the…
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News, The Snitch Woman Allegedly Pulls a Gun on Next-Door Neighbor

Woman Allegedly Pulls a Gun on Next-Door Neighbor

Well, this will probably make the next block party a little uncomfortable. Last night, two women were arrested after allegedly threatening their neighbors at gunpoint. The incident started at 5 p.m. when two women walked over to their neighbors…
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News, The Snitch How So-Called Gang Violence Starts in S.F.

How So-Called Gang Violence Starts in S.F.

This week's feature story, "Menace to Society," explores the way police and prosecutors classify crimes as "gang-related." A young man on one of the city's gang injunctions lists explained to SF Weekly that violence in his Visitacion Valley neighborhood often…
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News, The Snitch Visitacion Valley Hit With More Gunfire Last Night, Just Two Blocks From Double Homicide

Visitacion Valley Hit With More Gunfire Last Night, Just Two Blocks From Double Homicide

Just eight hours after two men were killed in a rowdy fight yesterday afternoon, more shots were fired in Visitacion Valley, capping off a three-day spree of gunfire near the Sunnydale housing projects. Nobody was hurt in last night's drive-by;…
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News, The Snitch Angelo Kyer Identified as Man Killed Near Sunnydale Housing Projects

Angelo Kyer Identified as Man Killed Near Sunnydale Housing Projects

Medical authorities have identified the man who was shot to death last week as 21-year-old Angelo Kyer of San Francisco. Just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to the 1800 block of Sunnydale, where they found Kyer with…
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Dining, SFoodie Number 22: Pupusas at Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo

Number 22: Pupusas at Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo

Just a few streets down from McLaren Park, on a stretch of Geneva that takes you from San Francisco to Daly City and then Brisbane in a…
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News, The Snitch Teen Shot on Muni in Broad Daylight

Teen Shot on Muni in Broad Daylight

Just yesterday, police were bragging somewhat about how violent crime on Muni was on the decline. But just a few hours after releasing that tidbit of news, a teenager was shot while riding the bus through the city's Visitacion Valley…
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News, The Snitch Three San Francisco Kids to Swim from Alcatraz

Three San Francisco Kids to Swim from Alcatraz

Three girls -- the oldest of which is barely a teenager -- are adding an impressive boost to their resumes this morning: They're jumping into the frigid November waters to swim roughly 1.25 miles from Alcatraz to the San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch Ricky Tims Identified as Man Shot in Visitacion Valley

Ricky Tims Identified as Man Shot in Visitacion Valley

Medical authorities identified the 18-year-old man who was shot to death last last week as Ricky Tims, a San Francisco resident. Tims was standing on the 200 block of Rey Street at about 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 when…
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News, The Snitch Teen Shot to Death in Visitacion Valley; Homicide No. 31

Teen Shot to Death in Visitacion Valley; Homicide No. 31

An 18-year-old man was shot to death while standing on the sidewalk in Visitacion Valley, police said. The man -- who has not yet been identified -- was on the 200 block of Rey Street at about 10 p.m. when…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Man Beats Up Guy for Dating His Mother

S.F. Man Beats Up Guy for Dating His Mother

It's never a great idea to date your friend's mother, if anything because you might end up as his father. One San Francisco man tried to put an end to that possibility when he started a fight with his mother's…
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News, The Snitch Man Tries to Buy Item with Play Money

Man Tries to Buy Item with Play Money

We knew the economy was depressing, but not bad enough to steal toy money.Police are looking for a man who ripped off a local retailer when he stole play money from the store -- and then tried to use it…
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News, The Snitch Juice Thieves Walk Among Us

Juice Thieves Walk Among Us

Taking candy from a baby is still a crime in San Francisco -- and, the way things are going, soon giving candy to a baby will be actionable here as well. But stealing healthful beverages from children is definitely against…
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Dining, SFoodie Branch Libraries Host Free Gingerbread Parties

Branch Libraries Host Free Gingerbread Parties

It's not till you're older, with a 420-fueled freakout over that late-night session with Chucky under your belt, that things like gingerbread men can seem sinister. When you're a kid gingerbread men are charming ― something you can verify by…
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Dining, SFoodie Banana Cinnamon Hot Cakes at Bayside Café

Banana Cinnamon Hot Cakes at Bayside Café

Thursday, December 9, 2010 It's just after 5:30 a.m., and the waitress ― ringletted, pretty, with frosted lip gloss and a full, round face ― already looks bored. She's propped her chin in her hand, seated at the empty counter,…
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News, The Snitch Roderick Doneldson Murdered in Visitacion Valley

Roderick Doneldson Murdered in Visitacion Valley

An 18-year-old Oakland Man named Roderick Doneldson was shot to death yesterday a shade after noon in Viz Valley. Officers responded to 911 calls and the sound of gunfire to spot Doneldson on the 1400 block of Visitacion Ave. He…
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