Monday Morning News Roundup
News Roundup for Monday, June 27, for the San Francisco and Bay Area
POLICE ARREST THREE IN MUGGING OF GIRL
Police returned a girl’s purse and its contents after they arrested three suspects who mugged her early Sunday afternoon in San
Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood, police said.
Officer responded at 12:09 p.m. to the 700 block of 48th Avenue on a report of the robbery.
Three suspects came up behind two girls and stole the purse of one of the girls.
The suspects ran to a red vehicle and drove away before officers detained them a short distance away.
The three were arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy.
The driver was also arrested on suspicion of speeding and being an unlicensed driver.
Anyone with information about the robbery is being asked to call the San Francisco police anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or they can text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the text.
POLICE SEEKING SUSPECTS IN TWO MISSION DISTRICT SHOOTINGS
Police responded to two shootings in San Francisco’s Mission District on Sunday.
The first was reported at 12:14 a.m. at 24th and Shotwell streets, where a 29-year-old man was shot once in the abdomen by a male suspect in his late 20s, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The suspect fled north on Shotwell Street on foot and had not been arrested as of this morning, police said.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot at from a passing vehicle as he sat in his parked car at 26th Street and Treat Avenue, police said.
The man’s friend drove him to a hospital with a graze wound to the side of his head where one of the bullets struck him a glancing blow.
The suspects, who were driving a white vehicle, had not been arrested as of this morning, according to police.
PASSERBY GRAZED BY BULLET IN HUNTERS POINT SHOOTING
A man was grazed by a bullet when shots broke out in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood Saturday evening, police said.
The 21-year-old victim was walking in the area of Northridge and Harbor roads around 6 p.m. when the shooting occurred.
Police said the man saw one male suspect to his right and a group of men to his left when he heard gunshots and ran behind a car.
The victim realized a bullet grazed his left hand and went to the hospital two hours later, police said.
No arrests have been made in the shooting and no other suspect information was immediately available.
SPARE THE AIR ALERT ISSUED FOR TUESDAY, 5TH THIS MONTH
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air conditions in the region.
The alert is a result of forecasted temperatures nearing 100 degrees in some parts of the Bay Area combining with light winds and vehicle exhaust to create unhealthy amounts of ozone, air district officials said.
The alert is the fifth issued this month.
“The purpose of a Spare the Air alert is two-fold. First, we are alerting Bay Area residents that air quality is expected to be unhealthy and to take precautions to protect their health,” air district executive officer Jack Broadbent said in a statement.
“Second, we ask them to reduce pollution by taking transit, carpooling, walking or biking, instead of driving alone,” Broadbent said.
Bay Area residents can visit www.stacommutetips.org to find a list of commute programs and incentives available to them.
19 PEOPLE ARRESTED AT SATURDAY PRIDE EVENTS
San Francisco police arrested 19 people during Saturday’s events at the Pride festival, police said today.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of felony offenses, including a person who made threats and two people who were wanted on warrants.
Five people were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor offenses, including two for assaults and three who had warrants out for their arrest, according to police.Eleven people were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.