Category: Crime

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No more Pink Saturday?

The future of Pink Saturday is uncertain, according to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the non-profit group that has hosted the event for nearly 20 years. The event was started back in 1991 in the Castro (where many people were already starting to gather in years past) as a permit-free...

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Home invasion at Castro and 19th

Reporter Nick Smith over at ABC7 News reported a break-in home invasion at a residence near 19th and Castro this morning around 1:30AM. The perp, who got away with a bag of electronics after threatening the couple that he had a gun, is reported to have gained access to the...

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Sister attacked on Pink Saturday. Police need your help.

Police need the community’s help in identifying the attacker(s) of one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and her husband during Pink Saturday festivities in the Castro near 18th and Castro Street. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are the main hosts of Pink Saturday festivities and widely push their “Stop...

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Car crashes into Cliff’s Variety

Well Pride weekend went off without major incidents in the Castro this year, that is, until this morning around 5AM. A driver of a black Mercedes Benz heading southbound on Castro crossed the lanes, smashed into a stationary concrete trash can and slammed into the side of Cliff’s Variety Store...

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SFPD reports officer dragged by car in the Castro

SFPD reported an officer was dragged by a fleeing getaway vehicle around noon today, “At approximately 12:35 PM this afternoon, officers responded to a citizen calling about a suspicious person on the 500 block of Castro. Officers responded to investigate. This led to a foot pursuit. The suspect entered a...

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WANTED: Photos/video of early morning Castro knife robbery

The Castro Community on Patrol released a notice to spread the word that the SFPD is seeking help in gathering photos, video or tips that citizens may have of an early morning knife robbery that happened last month in the Castro. February 21st, 2014, at approximately 2:15AM, a Castro-area merchant...

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Pride weekend assault perp found guilty

The San Jose Mercury News reported that Christopher Porter-Bailey, the Oakland man who was caught on video kicking a girl in the face after robbing her of her possessions during Pink Saturday Pride celebrations last June 30th was found guilty of robbery, assault, and battery by a jury of his...

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Car vs Bike hit and run at Octavia and Market

We just received a report from the SFPD that a car struck a bicyclist that was crossing Market near Octavia at 3:38PM this afternoon and then fled the scene westbound on Market towards the Castro. The bicyclist was traveling from north to south. The bicyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries and...