SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested 10 people in connection to a string of home burglaries that have transpired in the Bayview, Taraval and Ingleside Districts. The investigation commenced in November 2017, after the SFPD’s newly established Burglary Unit identified a pattern of residential burglaries occurring frequently in several districts. During the course of the investigation, members of the Burglary Unit determined that as many as 60 of the residential burglaries were being committed by serial burglary crews.
Authorities have identified close to 30 suspects in the investigation. Two additional individuals were arrested during the search warrant that was served in Brentwood. The suspects used multiple cars with paper license plates and attempted to disguise their identities during the burglaries. They gained entry to the burglarized homes by forcing their way through locked gates and breaking windows of the homes. Burglaries transpired in occupied and unoccupied residences.
Burglary Unit investigators determined that 11 firearms, hundreds of pieces of jewelry, US and foreign currency, credit cards, passports, vehicle titles and vehicle keys were stolen, valued over $3 million. Numerous local, regional, out-of-state, and federal agencies assisted the SFPD, which allowed the department to serve several search and arrest warrants over the last 90 days in San Francisco, Oakland, Antioch, Brentwood and Las Vegas.
While serving the warrants, 9 of 11 known stolen firearms were recovered. In the search warrant served in Brentwood last week, four more firearms were recovered, including two that were stolen in separate burglaries in Fremont, CA and Reno, NV. The following suspects were arrested in connection to the home burglaries:
-23 year-old Demarria Conley of Antioch, charged with conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest
-64 year-old Steve Levy of Oakland, charged with firearms violations
-44 year-old Jabari Jackson of San Francisco, charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property and vehicle theft
-25 year-old Kelvon Watts of San Francisco, charged with assault with great bodily injury and elder abuse
-33 year-old Marshay Goodspeed of Antioch, charged with burglary and reckless evasion
-26 year-old Jimmy Heard of San Francisco, charged with burglary and destruction of evidence
-26 year-old Corey McCroey of San Francisco, charged with burglary and destroying evidence
-25 year-old Mandela Mabrey of Marin City, charged with resisting arrest and a warrant
-40 year-old Melvin Glaspie of San Francisco, charged with burglary and destroying evidence
-46 year-old Marcus Broussard of San Francisco, charged with firearms violations, possession of stolen property and narcotics violations
“With these arrests, there has been a marked decrease in burglaries in the Bayview, Ingleside and Taraval districts,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott. “Our establishment of a General Crimes Unit to focus on serial residential and commercial burglaries, auto break-ins, bicycle thefts and other neighborhood property crimes is bearing results. We will continue to pursue crime prevention and investigation strategies that will increase safety for all and help bring justice for victims of serial criminals.”
Officials were able to recover multiple pieces of stolen property including jewelry, passports, US and foreign currency and eight vehicles used in the burglaries.
A surveillance video clip that shows several suspects fleeing an elderly burglary victim’s house as she returns home is available online at https://vimeo.com/263244724. The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with details is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.