San Francisco Police Arrest North Beach Auto Burglary Crew 22-008
On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, several auto burglary incidents occurred in a parking lot at the intersection of Bay Street and The Embarcadero. San Francisco Police officers who were in the area working in a plainclothes capacity developed information that the suspects were driving a silver SUV. Officers located the vehicle as it was driving westbound on Bay Street. Officers followed the vehicle as it drove through the Central Police District. The officers observed the suspects peering into, or “casing,” several vehicles. The suspects stopped on Beach Street between Hyde and Larkin Streets. The officers observed a suspect exit the vehicle, approach a parked vehicle, shatter a window, removed a bag, and put it in the suspect vehicle. The suspect returned to the victim's vehicle, shatter a second window, remove more items and return to the suspect's vehicle. The suspects fled the scene and officers continued to follow the vehicle.
At approximately 2:15 p.m., the suspect vehicle stopped at a gas station at the intersection of Franklin and Turk Streets. Two of the suspects exited the vehicle. Those two suspects, identified as 19-year-old Donovan Scott of Oakland, and 19-year-old Jahquay Jackson of San Francisco, were taken into custody without incident. The third suspect, 19-year-old Charles Hollins of San Francisco, exited the SUV and began to flee on foot. Officers pursued Hollins through the intersection of Turk and Franklin Streets, where he was taken into custody on the southwest corner. While taking Hollins into custody, one officer suffered a laceration to his head. That officer was later transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Officers processed the scene and located a loaded firearm with an extended magazine. Officers determined that the firearm was dropped by Hollins as he attempted to flee on foot.
Officers searched the suspect vehicle and located stolen items that were taken earlier in the four auto burglaries mentioned above. Among the items stolen were backpacks, computers, personal electronics, camera, identification cards, clothing, tools, and purses. The items were later returned to the victims.
Scott, Jackson, and Hollins were later transported to San Francisco County Jail for booking. Scott, Jackson, and Hollins were booked on the following charges, four counts of burglary (459 2nd PC), six counts of receiving stolen property (496(a) PC), possession of burglary tools (466 PC), conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC), possession of brass knuckles (21810 PC), and vehicle registration fraud (4463(a) CVC). In addition, Hollins was booked on charges of, carrying a concealed firearm (25400(a)(1) PC), possessing a firearm as the unregistered owner (25850(a)(6) PC), and possession of a large-capacity magazine (32310(a) PC).
While arrests have been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.