SAN FRANCISCO—Officers from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection to several auto burglaries. On February 25, officers from the Central Station’s Plainclothes Unit responded to a call for service at Ghirardelli Square area parking garage regarding auto burglaries.
According to a press release from the SFPD, at approximately 7:30 p.m., they spotted an unknown male at the corner of Beach Street and Larkin Street who matched the suspect’s description. Officers immediately conducted an investigation and discovered several burglarized vehicles in the immediate area connected with a suspect vehicle that was seen driving through a nearby parking garage gate without paying the day before.
The plainclothes officers observed a suspect walking towards a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. The suspect entered the vehicle and was detained by plainclothes officers. A second suspect was located in the backseat of the vehicle and detained. A firearm was located inside the suspect’s car.
Through the course of the investigation officers ruled the suspect was involved in the burglaries of the vehicles and several other car break-ins the day before. Officers arrested Jalen Bryant, 22, of Oakland, who was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on the following charges: possession of burglary tools, possessing a concealed firearm in a vehicle, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, vandalism and a probation violation. Pride Scott, 22, of Antioch was cited and released from Central station on the following charges: possession of burglary tools and providing a false identification to a peace officer.
Officials are asking for anyone with information related to the case to contact the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message. Tipsters may remain anonymous.