SFPD Plainclothes Officers Make Arrests In Taraval District Auto Burglaries 19-027

On Monday February 18, 2019 at approximately 3:10PM, plainclothes officers from San Francisco Police Department’s Taraval Station were in the area of 34th Avenue and El Camino Del Mar.  Officers observed two subjects in a vehicle.  Both were known to police for having prior auto burglary arrests.

Officers observed the vehicle park and one of the subjects exit.  The subject walked through the parking lot, looking into the windows of parked vehicles.  While the subject was behind a minivan, officers heard the sounds of glass shattering and observed the subject walking away with a black backpack.  When officers identified themselves as police, the subject attempted to flee on foot.  Officers were able to apprehend him, though two officers sustained minor injuries as a result of the arrest.

The two subjects were identified as 18 year-old Bryan Rosas-Zaragoza and 19 year-old Michael Alvarado, both of South San Francisco.  Rosas-Zaragoza was charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy, resisting arrest and committing a felony while on supervised release.  Alvarado was charged with second-degree burglary and conspiracy.  Both subjects were booked at San Francisco County Jail.

As a result of the arrest, officers obtained a search warrant for the home of Rosas-Zaragoza.  On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, SFPD officers served the search warrant at Rosas-Zaragoza’s home in South San Francisco.

Officers located evidence linking Rosas-Zaragoza to eight separate auto burglaries in the Taraval district.  Rosas-Zaragoza was charged with eight additional counts of second-degree burglary.

Booking photos of both suspects accompany this news release.

While arrests have been made, if you have any information related to this incident, we encourage you to contact the SFPD anonymous tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

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Bryan Rosaszaragoza
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Michael Alvarado