SAN FRANCISCO—A Fugitive Recovery Operation led to the arrest of more than 50 individuals on Wednesday, February 20. The operation was conducted the San Francisco Police Department’s Tenderloin Station which lasted five-hours on warrants for suspects that included crimes like burglary, aggravated assault and drug dealing.

The SFPD indicated the operation is a component of the Department’s ongoing strategy to make San Francisco’s Tenderloin and downtown districts safer and increase the quality of life for people who live and work in these neighborhoods. That strategy includes more foot beats and undercover operations to address criminal activity.

During Wednesday’s operation:

-38 of the 50 individuals arrested are fugitives

-12 individuals are wanted in outside jurisdictions that include Petaluma, San Mateo County, Berkeley, Colma and Walnut Creek

-12 individuals received new charges as a result of the operation, including violating court orders and possession of weapons

-8 individuals are parolees arrested for either having warrants or violating the conditions of their parole

“The officers of Tenderloin Station are committed to strategic enforcement designed to decrease crime and the fear of crime in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Tenderloin Station Captain Carl Fabbri. “We are grateful for the close relationship we share with our Tenderloin community. Their trust and support for our officers make it possible to carry out these successful operations.”

In October 2018, the SFPD Tenderloin Station conducted a similar operation that led to 37 arrests in one day. This week’s operation was conducted in conjunction with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Warrant Service Unit.