San Francisco Police Arrest School of the Arts Burglary Suspect 20-011

On December 23, 2019, and January 11, 2020, two burglaries took place at the School of the Arts (SOTA), located at 555 Portola Drive. The suspect took approximately $8,000 worth of electronics and tools belonging to the school’s “Cyber Dragons” team. The team, which competes with other schools, is funded by parents and fundraising done by the students.

An investigation by members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Burglary Detail and Ingleside Station led to the identity of the suspect as Carlos Vallecillo, a 35-year-old male from San Francisco.

On January 29, 2020 at approximately 1:30 AM, Mission Station officers arrested Vallecillo, in the area of 17th Street and Mission Street.

Vallecillo was charged on two counts of burglary and two counts of receiving stolen property in relation to two separate thefts. Vallecillo was booked at County Jail for the above charges. A booking photo accompanies this release.

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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