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SF Police Arrest an Armed North Beach Car Burglary Crew!

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In San Francisco, everyone knows someone who has had their car broken into or had their own car windows smashed, it’s not a new practice in our fair city.   There were 2,788 acts of larceny/theft in the month of December, 2021 alone in San Francisco, the majority of those were automobile ‘smash and grabs’, where property was stolen from parked vehicles.

If the value of the stolen property is worth less than $950, it’s considered Petty Theft and a misdemeanor, if it’s more than $950 it’s considered Grand Theft, and you’re entering felony territory.

All this data is open to the public.  You can see SF Individual Incident reports here.   And you can see the number of crimes reported by the district here.

There was good news yesterday in crime-fighting, via the San Francisco Police Department Central Division.  SF Central Division includes Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach, areas that are consistently targeted by thieves, historically because they are highly touristed areas.  (Tourists are more likely to leave visible valuables in their cars).

The police stalked an armed car burglary crew, and…read the report below!

The San Francisco Police Department Central Division reported yesterday that they caught a crew of serial car burglars, here’s what they released via social media, original post here.

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, several auto burglary incidents occurred in a parking lot at the intersection of Bay Street and The Embarcadero. San Francisco Police officers who were in the area working in a plainclothes capacity developed information that the suspects were driving a silver SUV. Officers located the vehicle as it was driving westbound on Bay Street. Officers followed the vehicle as it drove through the Central Police District. The officers observed the suspects peering into, or “casing,” several vehicles. The suspects stopped on Beach Street between Hyde and Larkin Streets. The officers observed a suspect exit the vehicle, approach a parked vehicle, shatter a window, removed a bag, and put it in the suspect vehicle. The suspect returned to the victim’s vehicle, shatter a second window, remove more items and return to the suspect’s vehicle. The suspects fled the scene and officers continued to follow the vehicle.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., the suspect vehicle stopped at a gas station at the intersection of Franklin and Turk Streets. Two of the suspects exited the vehicle. Those two suspects, identified as 19-year-old Donovan Scott of Oakland, and 19-year-old Jahquay Jackson of San Francisco, were taken into custody without incident. The third suspect, 19-year-old Charles Hollins of San Francisco, exited the SUV and began to flee on foot. Officers pursued Hollins through the intersection of Turk and Franklin Streets, where he was taken into custody on the southwest corner. While taking Hollins into custody, one officer suffered a laceration to his head. That officer was later transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Officers processed the scene and located a loaded firearm with an extended magazine. Officers determined that the firearm was dropped by Hollins as he attempted to flee on foot.

Officers searched the suspect vehicle and located stolen items that were taken earlier in the four auto burglaries mentioned above. Among the items stolen were backpacks, computers, personal electronics, camera, identification cards, clothing, tools, and purses. The items were later returned to the victims.

Scott, Jackson, and Hollins were later transported to San Francisco County Jail for booking. Scott, Jackson, and Hollins were booked on the following charges, four counts of burglary (459 2nd PC), six counts of receiving stolen property (496(a) PC), possession of burglary tools (466 PC), conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC), possession of brass knuckles (21810 PC), and vehicle registration fraud (4463(a) CVC). In addition, Hollins was booked on charges of, carrying a concealed firearm (25400(a)(1) PC), possessing a firearm as the unregistered owner (25850(a)(6) PC), and possession of a large-capacity magazine (32310(a) PC).

While arrests have been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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  1. Tony D
    January 13, 2022 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    At least SF can claim they’re doing their job. Oakland, not so much. Lock these punk ass bitches up for a good long time. All three of them better hope that gun doesn’t have any bodies on it.

  2. Frank Castle
    January 13, 2022 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    I wish I could bash their brains in.

  3. January 14, 2022 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    so very sad whats next for these guys? We have to find a way to save these young men. Yes for sure they need to do time locked up but what after???? lets help them become better people not just put them back on the street!!!!

  4. Pat
    January 15, 2022 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    Would be interesting g to follow up on this story and let us know what chesa boudin ends up doing about then.

  5. Curt
    January 16, 2022 at 10:28 am — Reply

    Now let’s just hope the DA, judge, and jury throw the book at them and put away these guys to the fullest extent… instead of getting WPG and letting them off.

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