SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department revealed that new charges have been added to two suspects involved in a series of auto burglaries that transpired in the Alamo Square region. According to a press release from the SFPD, on Wednesday, April 25, officers served three search warrants in the Bayview and Ingleside District connected to auto burglaries that occurred on the 1800 block of Post Street on January 13, the 300 block of Clement Street on April 10 and at Beach and Mason Streets on April 17. Victims reported the loss of wallets, cell phones and a laptop computer during the burglaries.
Samuel Minor, 18, of San Francisco was arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. during the service of a search warrant on the 300 block of Madison Street. Minor, who was the getaway driver in the three incidents was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on three counts of burglary, three counts of possession of stolen property and three counts of conspiracy.
Adrian Landers, 24, of San Francisco was taken into custody at 5:35 p.m. on the 700 block of Kirkwood Avenue. He was booked into San Francisco County Jail on two counts of burglary, two counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of conspiracy, a parole violation and for committing a crime while out on bail.
Landers was on parole for a prior robbery offense and was one of the suspects arrested during the commission of an auto burglary at Alamo Square Park on February 1. During that incident, the driver of the suspect vehicle placed his car in reverse and ran over both a plainclothes SFPD officer and one of the criminal co-conspirators of that crime. That police officer sustained serious injuries and remains off duty as he recovers.
The arrests are the result of collaboration between the Northern Station Street Crimes Unit, the Bayview Station Plainclothes Team, the Central Station Plainclothes Team and the Department’s Gang Task Force. Officers recovered stolen property; seized evidence related to the initial crimes and impounded the vehicle, a silver Infinity SUV used to commit the crimes.
The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with details on the case is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.