SFPD Arrests Wanted Dangerous Auto Theft Suspect 23-140

San Francisco Police Department Auto Theft investigators were assigned to three auto thefts that occurred between August 24 and August 28, 2023. Through the course of the investigations, SFPD investigators identified one of the suspects as Jospeh McBee from Alameda County. Investigators determined that McBee stole at least three vehicles in San Francisco and Oakland.  

On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, SFPD Auto Theft investigators and the SFPD Fugitive Recovery Team located McBee and attempted to take him into custody. McBee initially evaded arrest by fleeing in a vehicle. He was pursued by SFPD and other law enforcement agencies from Alameda County. With the assistance from other law enforcement agencies, drone technology was deployed which resulted in the safe apprehension of McBee. McBee was taken into custody in Canyon Meadows Circle and Canyon Meadows Drive in Pleasanton, California. There was no injury to officers or the public.  

McBee was booked on four active arrest warrants including a warrant for homicide outside of San Francisco, two counts of 10851 VC (vehicle theft), and three counts of 496d(a) PC (possession of stolen vehicle) that occurred in San Francisco. The SFPD is also working with the United States Postal Inspection Service for a robbery of a postal worker that occurred on October 10, 2023, in San Francisco where McBee is a suspect.  

The SFPD would like to thank the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office, San Ramon Police Department, Pleasanton Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance in apprehending this dangerous and wanted suspect.  

While an arrest has been made, these investigations remain open and active. 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.    

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