SFPD Autonomous Vehicle Arson Update 24-034

Investigators Identify Suspect and Serve Search Warrant

On February 10, 2024, at approximately 8:50 p.m. San Francisco Police officers responded to the 700 block of Jackson St. regarding a vehicle fire. Officers arrived on scene and located an unoccupied vehicle that was engulfed in flames. The vehicle fire was extinguished, and it was determined that the vehicle fire was the result of arson. There were no reports of injuries.

The SFPD Arson Task Force took over the investigation. Through the course of the investigation, investigators identified the suspect as a 14-year-old male and developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant.

On March 27, 2024, at approximately 9:15 a.m. SFPD investigators served the search warrant at the suspect’s residence. Investigators located and seized evidence related to the vandalism.  The District Attorney's Office has filed charges in this case.  The Juvenile Probation Department will decide if the minor will be arrested or appear in court out of custody.  

While a criminal charge is forthcoming, this investigation remains 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.

SFPD Case# 240091235

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