San Francisco Police Make Arrests in Ingleside and Mission Home Burglaries and Mission Homicide and Attempted Homicide

On Thursday December 3, 2020 at approximately 12:03 AM, San Francisco Police
officers from Ingleside Station responded to the 1600 block of Sanchez Street for a report
of multiple suspects breaking into a garage. While officers were responding, the 9-1-1
caller witness advised dispatch that the suspects took several items from the garage. The
witness observed three suspects flee on foot. Soon after the suspects fled on foot, a white
van and dark sedan drove up and stopped near the garage. The witness said that five
subjects exited both vehicles. The witness recognized one of the suspects that exited the
van as the same as one of the suspects who had just broken into the garage.

The sedan was observed driving away as officers arrived. Officers observed three
suspects attempt to flee the area on foot. Officers located two of the suspects on the 400
block of 29th Street and one suspect on the 1500 block of Sanchez Street. All three
suspects were taken into custody without incident. The suspects were later identified as
24 year-old Emerson Martinez, 29 year-old Jose Rodriguez aka “Antonio Mendoza” and
28 year-old Ernesto Herrera, all residents of San Francisco. Upon their arrest officers
located a black BB gun on Herrera and a semi-automatic handgun on Rodriguez.

Officers conducted a vehicle inquiry on the van which revealed that it was reported stolen.
Officers searched the van and located several items that were later determined to have
been taken from the garage on Sanchez Street.

Martinez, Rodriguez and Herrera were transported to San Francisco County Jail and
booked on charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, and possession of
burglary tools. Additionally, Rodriguez was booked on firearms possession charges and a homicide warrant out of San Francisco.


Rodriguez was wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in San Francisco’s
Mission District. On September 4, 2020 at approximately 12:15 PM, San Francisco Police
officers from Mission Station responded to the 100 block of Julian Avenue for a report of
a shooting. Upon their arrival officers located a 27 year-old female victim suffering from a
gunshot wound. Officers rendered aid to the victim and summoned medical personnel.
Despite their efforts the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect fled
prior to police arrival.

Investigators from the SFPD Night Investigations Unit identified Rodriguez as the suspect
wanted for an attempted murder that took place in San Francisco’s Mission District. On
October 27, 2020 at approximately 1:44 AM, a 29 year-old male victim entered a local
hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim told investigators that the shooting
occurred on the 1700 block of Mariposa Street. Through the course of the investigation
Rodriguez was identified as the shooter in the incident.

Investigators from the SFPD Burglary Unit developed information that connected Martinez
and Rodriguez to a hot prowl burglary that occurred in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights
Neighborhood. On Wednesday November 11, 2020 at approximately 4:06 AM, San
Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the 600 block of Peralta
Avenue for a report of a burglary. The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival. When
officers met with the victims, they said that they were woken up when their dog began
barking. The victims went to check on the dog and observed their front door open. The
victims and officers reviewed video surveillance footage of the incident. The video showed
the suspects leaving the victims’ garage with a bicycle. The video also shows the one of
the suspects holding a firearm. In addition to the bicycle being stolen the suspects also
took a laptop computer.

While in custody at the San Francisco County Jail Rodriguez was charged with burglary,
conspiracy, and possession of a firearm in connection to the burglary on Peralta Avenue. 

Rodriguez was also charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and multiple
firearms charges in connection with the shooting that occurred on Mariposa Street.
Martinez was charged with burglary, conspiracy and committing a felony while on own
recognizance or bail in connection with the burglary on Peralta Avenue.

While arrests have been made, these remain active and ongoing investigations.
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.

News Release