Skate, Die or Lie
While on patrol Sept. 27, officers observed a skateboarder at Burk Lane. Officers made contact with the subject and he was cited. To make matters worse, this little shredder was also charged for providing false identification to the officer. Come on man,
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Three separate incidents of robbery were reported today at SF State, according to University police.
Driving Under the Influence of Party Rock
On 19th Avenue, Sept. 14, officers conducted a traffic stop and determined a subject was driving under the influence around 3 a.m. While intoxication can sometimes lead to a great story or two — come on, this is San
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Leaving the door unlocked for just a few
Collapsed Lung Diagnosis
Sometime in the wee hours between Sept. 5-6, a male SF State student was reported with a collapsed lung at the Student Health Services. Officers responded to the scene with the San Francisco Fire Department. The subject was eventually transferred to the UCSF
Update (8:45 p.m.): CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom died from his injuries today at 6:05 p.m. at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, according to a press release from CHP spokeswoman Fran Clader.
SF State alumnus Christopher Boone Lacy has been identified as the shooter in
Hide Your Keys, Hide Your Wives
Between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a gentleman reported that his vehicle had been broken into at Lot 20 Aug. 29. The total reported value of losses included sunglasses and a CD changer at a reported $490. For the sake
Officers assist convulsing student
Officers, along with the San Francisco Fire Department, responded to a subject convulsing at the Towers at Centennial Square May 12 at 11 a.m. The subject was unable to stand and was transported to UCSF Medical Center for further assistance.
Exiting the Gift Shop, Entering the Campus
Two incidents of graffiti vandalism were reported May 3 and 4. The first occurred between noon May 2 and 2:30 p.m. May 3 in the Humanities Building, while the second took place around 5 p.m. at the Sutro Library.
Footrace Against the Police Yields Losing Results
University police responded to a call about a suspicious looking individual near the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building just before 8:30 a.m. April 27. Not one to be caught, the subject decided to put his P90X skills to the
A Dirty D.I.Y. Deed
University police took a report of a Parkmerced resident whose clothes had been damaged and sprayed with bleach April 16, amounting to up to $600 in losses. Perhaps the unknown perpetrator had been so inspired by the funky fashions they had seen
'Missing' student found in class
A concerned mother called UPD April 8 to report her daughter missing from her residence at The Village at Centennial Square. Officers then conducted a search of the campus, and eventually found the missing student sitting in her scheduled class. No
(Not So) Easy Rider
University police responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle on 19th Avenue April 3 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. While no leads have been identified, one can only presume that the thief was bored between classes and craved a thrill
Mooch for Midnight MUSIC
Officers responded to a report from a University Park North dweller that somebody had made multiple charges to his credit card between 9 p.m. March 28 and 11 a.m. March 29. Given the time frame of the spending spree, one can only
It wasn’t me!
Mary Ward Hall had that late-night skunky aroma of marijuana March 7; but by the time University police arrived at the dorm room of the smokers, the inhabitants had blazed away the entire stash. The officers ended up confiscating all visible smoking implements
The emperor's new clothes
University police cited an SF State student for indecent exposure Feb. 24 on the grassy knoll in front of the Humanities building. What the officers probably didn’t realize was that with tuition rising 9 percent each semester, students have had to make
A Pirate's Life
A female student reported her vehicle was burglarized while parked on 19th Avenue Feb. 15. Presumably, the robber was so obsessed with pirates in the urban jungle that he captured and ran off with $130 worth of booty from the woman's car. A
Loitering at the Towers
Police received a call Feb. 10 about a suspicious man lurking around the Towers at Centennial Square behaving very strangely. The fire department responded and determined that he was mentally altered. The man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital following the
Marijuana Doesn’t Cure Stupidity
A student decided to hit his bong a few times in his dorm Feb. 2. Apparently, the weed fogged his memory and he forgot that paper towel rolls filled with dryer sheets only make the room smell like Clean Breeze, oh yeah,
An act of hunger
The vending machine in the HSS building was vandalized Jan. 4. Presumably, the suspect heard the impending news that Hostess Brands was filing for bankruptcy. Overcome with rage, and penniless due to constant tuition increases, the suspect must have attempted to claw
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A shooting occurred in Parkmerced Wednesday night leaving one person injured.
The victim was waiting on the 300 block of
Here's an update on campus crimes that occurred between November 24 and December 2.
'Tis the Season to be an A-hole
This year's Black Friday shop-a-thon consisted of door-busting sales around the U.S. and an incident where one woman pepper-sprayed a fellow shopper to nab a Microsoft
The annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report was recently released by SF State University Police Department and it shows that theft and sexual crimes have risen on campus.
The report shows reported crime statistics for 2008-2010, which is divided by the following locations: campus, residential
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While a quick flip
Here's an update on campus crimes that occurred from Nov. 14. to Nov 28.
Friends stick together
A student asked police to help locate their missing, drunk friend Tuesday, Nov. 15. The drunk friend was found semi-conscious near the Creative Arts building. The two friends looked to
Remember the "Jurassic Park" scene where the velociraptors were looking for the kids in the kitchen? Well, a similar scene went down last Thursday at noon when a person was caught snooping in apartment windows along Winston Drive. They were presumably searching for small
UPDATE: Police arrested a suspect Oct. 20 for the murder of three people, including Shanice Kiel, 19, who had been accepted to SF State. The three were shot after a tattoo party outside a Northern California warehouse. The Oakland man, Paul Arthur Stevenson III, 20,
Here's a brief update on campus crimes that occurred between October 31 and November 7.
Help a granny out
Sometimes a story appears in the crime blotter that's reminiscent of a grandmother's cooking, Norman Rockwell paintings and the good-ol' days (like when Nickelodeon had the best kids
Incidents occurred between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31.
Warrants and ruckus
Brass knuckles are called 'poing américain' in French, which is literally translated as an 'American punch.' Apparently, Americans used these tools during the Civil War to beat each other up. One San Francisco 19th century fanatic
All incidents happened between Oct. 19 and Oct. 24.
Dude, where's my car?
While driving in San Francisco can be a hassle, it is often faster than waiting for the 28 or 29 busses. One individual took upon himself last Saturday to forgo waiting for Muni and
Here's a brief update on campus crimes that took place between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18.
Never get in between a person and their $5 footlong. A fight broke out at the Subway on-campus Sunday, requiring campus police to respond. While reviewing the records of the
Many SF State students were shocked to hear about the sexual assault that occurred in the Towers at Centennial Square dormitories between 5-8 p.m Friday, Sept. 30.
According to University police, an unidentified woman, who was not an SF State student, was lured into the building's
Here’s an update on campus crimes that occurred between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11.
A person was found near Mary Park Hall last Friday drunk, underaged, and wielding a knife. Talk about a triple whammy. In order to prevent the nightmare that the combination of
An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside a dorm room in the Towers at Centennial Square at SF State Friday night.
The woman, who according to University officials was not an SF State student, went with friends to attend a party in The Towers around 8
Here’s an update on campus crimes that occurred between Sept. 28th and Oct. 5th.
This is not a drill
Fire alarms are often pulled to avoid a looming midterm or to create chaos for fun (sometimes both). However, the fire alarm was appropriately pulled last Thursday when
Shooting in Outer Sunset
A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in the Outer Sunset Saturday around 1:17 a.m. near 35th Avenue and Rivera Street. SF State police responded and aided San Francisco police in searching for possible suspects. No arrests were made. You can contact