Police Seek Capture of Bus Arson Suspects

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The first arson suspect. Photo courtesy of SFPD

SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, October 31 at around 5pm, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr called on the public’s assistance to help capture two suspects wanted for the arson of a Muni bus at Market and Third Streets.

According to the SFPD’s blog, Suhr made this announcement while holding a press conference at the Hall of Justice on 750 Bryant St.  He also released cell phone video and photos of the two suspects to the public in order to help with the investigation.  The vandalism and subsequent arson of the bus took place at 1230am on Monday, October 29, just hours after baseball’s San Francisco Giants World Series victory.

The second arson suspect. Photo courtesy of SFPD
During the press conference, Suhr expressed his appreciation to the public for their help in identifying 22-year-old Gregory Tyler Graniss as the suspect responsible for vandalizing the bus.  A photo of Graniss smashing the windshield of the bus was circulated widely on social media.
“With the assistance of the media and the public, we were able to apprehend the suspect responsible for damaging the bus windshield. We are now asking for public assistance in identifying these two arsonists and bringing them to justice,” said Suhr. “The Police Department is working closely with the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) to solve this case. When we do, we will coordinate with the District Attorney and City Attorney’s Offices to hold these persons accountable for their actions and to see that restitution is paid.”Cell phone video and photos of the arson suspects can be viewed at www.sf-police.org/index.aspx?recordid=537&page=3763.

By Damian Kelly