Twelve people have been arrested in connection with a series of recent burglaries concentrated in the Bayview, Ingleside and Taraval police districts, The San Francisco Police Department announced Monday.
All arrests occurred within the last 90 days, police said, the result of several search and arrest warrants, which targeted 30 individuals located in San Francisco, Oakland, Antioch, Brentwood, and Las Vegas.
Police Chief William Scott correlated the arrests with a “marked decrease in burglaries in the Bayview, Ingleside, and Taraval [police] districts.”
Beginning last November, investigators from SFPD’s burglary unit, along with local, regional, out-of-state, and federal agencies, determined that “several serial burglary crews” were responsible for stealing $3 million in personal property during a series of interconnected burglaries, all concentrated within three police districts. Some of the incidents were well-recorded on surveillance cameras.
Out of the 30 individuals sought in the investigation, 10 have been arrested, along with two others during a search warrant served in Brentwood. Those arrested and charged with the crimes include Demarria Conley and Marshay Goodspeed of Antioch; Mandela Mabrey of Marin; Steve Levy of Oakland; Jabari Jackson, Kelvin Watts, Jimmy Heard, Corey McCroey, Melvin Glaspie, and Marcus Broussard of San Francisco.
Nine out of 11 known firearms stolen in S.F. burglaries have been recovered, along with jewelry, passports, plus U.S. and foreign currency. Police also recovered eight vehicles used in the burglaries.
The SFPD investigation remains open. Anyone with information is encouraged 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.