Posts Tagged ‘youths’

Japantown Taser-Gun Cell Phone Mugging Foiled by GPS – Suspect Caught in Twitterloin at 7th and Market

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The SFPD has just fleshed out this story of a trip to Japantown gone wrong.

Turns out the guy trying to fence(?) the booty is less than 18 years old.

Anyway, all the deets:

“SFPD Arrest Suspect by way of Smartphone GPS Technology
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Posted Date: 9/30/2011

San Francisco Police Officers at Northern Station arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery by way of GPS technology.

The suspect who cannot be identified due to the fact he is a juvenile, was taken into custody on September 29, 2011 and charged for possession of stolen property.

In this incident, the victim was walking home from work on the 1600 block of Post St. at 11:00 p.m. when she was suddenly shocked in the neck by a stun gun. The suspect then stole her belongings, which included a Smartphone. Shortly after, a group of good Samaritans came to the victim’s aid and she was able to call the police.

Responding officers arrived on scene and asked the victim if she subscribed to a GPS tracking device on her Smartphone. The victim stated, “Yes”.

A tracking device is a service that allows subscribers to track their Smartphone when their device is either stolen or lost. Using GPS technology, the officers were able to track the Victim’s stolen Smartphone to the area of 7th St and Market.

Officers responded to the area and were able to track down the Smartphone through its tracking device software.

The officers were able to detain the suspect who had the Smartphone in his possession. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property.”

Well, I guess this is a happy ending…

The intersection of 7th and Market Street in San Francisco is the world capitol of black market iPhone sales:

Via JonathanPercy – click to expand

Hurray!

NOPA Pwned – Street Youths Claim Gentrified Divisadero is “Just Like the Suburbs”

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Three of these youts (possibly Academy of Art students) crossing Divisidero the other night got a lesson about NOPA courtesy of a fourth, who was in Sightsee M.C. mode.

First, WiFi-enabled and MacBook-heavy Cafe Abir got dismissed as the ”Hastings* Study Group.” And actually, the phrase ”The Future Lawyers of America” was bandied about.

And then the whole of the new North of Panhandle Area got dismissed as being “just like the suburbs.”  

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Ouch. Kids these days…

*College of Law, University of California – the oldest, largest and fifth (or sixth) best law school in California.