Southern Station Investigators Make Arrest in Burglary Series

Booking photo of Herman Canada

Investigators from San Francisco Police Department’s Southern Police Station have made an arrest in connection with a series of burglaries occurring primarily in the Central and Southern Police Districts. On March 18, 2017 at approximately 5:41 PM, officers from Mission Police Station saw Herman Canada on the 2000 block of Mission Street. The officers recognized Canada from a crime alert bulletin issued by Southern Station investigators and took him into custody without incident. Images from surveillance cameras assisted the Southern Station investigators in identifying Canada as the suspect.

Canada, a 44 year-old male, San Francisco resident was later booked into San Francisco County Jail on 17 counts of burglary. These burglaries were primarily perpetrated during overnight hours and involved residential and commercial properties. Canada has numerous prior convictions in San Francisco for possession of stolen property, grand theft and burglary.

Burglaries for which Canada was charged include the following incidents:

November 29, 2016             1600 block of Montgomery Street (multiple victims)

January 8, 2017                   300 block of Pine Street (multiple victims)

January 9, 2017                   400 block of Brannan Street

February 10, 2017               400 block of Brannan Street (multiple victims)

February 23, 2017               900 block of Howard Street

March 4, 2017                     Unit block of Rogers Street (multiple victims)

March 14, 2017                   300 block of 4th Street

March 16, 2017                   300 block of Pine Street

While an arrest has been made, these remain open investigations.  Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD  You may remain anonymous.

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