SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested 11 people in connection to a string of auto burglaries that have transpired throughout the San Francisco region. The incidents transpired from April 2 to April 7. On April 2 at 1:45 a.m. officers from the Central District were dispatched to the region of Grant Street and Filbert Street about vehicle burglaries.
Dispatch advised that the subjects fled the area and gave a description of their vehicle, and the victim indicated through a call that he found the suspect vehicle at Montgomery Street and Francisco Street. Officers saw one of the suspects burglarizing another vehicle on the 1800 block of Kearny Street and realized four suspects were involved in the burglaries and they were all taken into custody which included Tyler McKinney, 26, of Berkeley, Christopher Wise, 28, of Sacramento, Robert Warren, 23, of San Francisco and a 16 year-old juvenile male who were all booked on two counts of burglary and one count of conspiracy each.
On April 3, at 11:05 p.m., Mission Station officers patrolling the area of Church Street and 20th Street witnessed a vehicle driving with dealer plates only. When the officers tried to make a traffic stop, the car sped off and was involved in a traffic collision at the corner of 25th Street and Church Street. Officers searched for the suspect and spoke to a witness who indicated they heard someone jump over his backyard fence on the 3800 block of 25th Street. Officers responded and arrested Dominic Spears, an 18 year-old transient. He was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on one count of theft of vehicle, one count of possession of stolen property, one count reckless evading, one count failing to stop and exchange information at an accident, one count of failure to have a valid driving license while driving, one count of resisting arrest and one count of driving without a license plate.
On April 4, at approximately 8:24 p.m., Southern District plainclothes officers conducting surveillance in the area of the 1700 block of Alameda Street saw a car double park near another vehicle. A male, identified as Troy Savoy, 20, of San Francisco, exited the car and began casing another vehicle. Savoy returned to the driver’s seat of his car and left the scene. He later returned in the car, exited and approached the vehicle that he was casing. The suspect broke the window and grabbed a backpack from inside the victim’s car. Officers moved in to arrest Savoy who attempted to flee and crashed his vehicle into a parked car. Savoy and another passenger, Earl Jihad, 18, of Pleasant Hill attempted to flee on foot, but were detained and taken into custody.
Savoy was booked at San Francisco County Jail on one count of second degree burglary, two counts of possession of stolen property, one count of conspiracy, one count of resisting arrest, as well as several vehicle code violations. Jihad was booked at San Francisco County Jail on one count of second degree burglary, one count of conspiracy, two counts of possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.
On April 5 at 9:32 p.m., plainclothes officers spotted a suspect, later identified as Manuel Mills, 30, of Richmond, casing vehicles near the corner of 10th Street and Harrison Street. Mills entered the front passenger seat of a car and drove away. He exited the car again and changed seats with the driver who was later identified as Taj Williams, 41, of Alameda. Mills drove the car to Division Street just west of King Street. Williams left the vehicle and broke the rear window of a parked car. Officers tried to arrest both Mills and Williams, but Williams entered the car and Mills reversed his car and crashed into a vehicle that was stopped in traffic. Both were placed under arrest and officers found another suspect, Savannah Jacobs, 25, or Richmond under arrest. Officers seized burglary tools from the vehicle.
Williams was booked at San Francisco County Jail on one count of burglary, one count of conspiracy, one count of possession of stolen property and one count of possession of burglary tools. Mills was booked at San Francisco County Jail on one count of burglary, one count of conspiracy, one count of possession of stolen property. Jacobs was booked at San Francisco County Jail on one count of burglary, one count of conspiracy and one count of possession of burglary tools.
On April 7 at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to 5th Street and Townsend Street about a bicycle being stolen from a car. After arriving on the scene, officers spoke to the witness on scene and reviewed surveillance footage of the incident. The suspect was identified as Troy Hawthorne, a 34 year-old transient. Hawthorne was found by authorities at 4th Street and Harrison Street in a tent, where he was placed under arrest and the stolen bicycle was recovered. He was booked at San Francisco County Jail on one count of burglary, one count of conspiracy, one count of possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
The case is still under investigation by the SFPD are asking anyone with information on these cases to contact the San Francisco Police at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.