San Francisco Police Arrest Looting Suspect with Firearm 22-014

On the evening of November 19, 2021, San Francisco Police officers responded to the Union Square area for reports of looting and vandalism of retail establishments. Officers made several arrests that night in connection with the looting and vandalism, however, several suspects remained outstanding. The San Francisco Police Department Investigations Bureau has continued their efforts to identify and hold additional suspects accountable for their actions that night.

On January 27, 2022, at approximately 4:00 a.m., SFPD Officers from Southern Station responded to a disturbance call on the 1300 block of Mission Street. Officers arrived on scene and identified the parties involved. During their investigation, officers positively identified 28-year-old Maljanae Williams. Officers conducted a records check of Williams, which determined that Williams had three warrants for her arrest. One of the warrants was for her role in the November 2021 Union Square looting. Officers also determined that Williams was on probation and subject to a search condition. Officers exercised Williams’ search condition and located a loaded firearm.

Williams was later transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked on charges of attempted burglary (664/459 PC), burglary (459 PC), looting (463(a) PC, 463(b) PC), retail theft (490.4(a) PC), vandalism (594(b)(1) PC), Robbery (211 PC), felon in possession of a firearm (29800(a)(1) PC), carrying a concealed firearm (25400(a)(1) PC, possession of a firearm with obliterated identification marks (12090 PC).

The San Francisco Police Department Burglary Unit, the Organized Retail Theft Taskforce, and their partners continue to investigate these crimes and anticipate making additional arrests related to the looting events of November 19, 2021.

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous

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