PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO
Auto Burglary Suspect Arrested
On the afternoon of September 18th, Park Police officers were working a plainclothes auto burglary operation in the Presidio of San Francisco when they saw two men attempting to break into parked and unoccupied vehicles. When the would-be thieves saw the officers watching them, they sped away from the Presidio and into the city of San Francisco, but soon abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot in Pacific Heights. Within a short time, the area was saturated with Park Police and San Francisco PD officers and NPS rangers. A perimeter was established around the city block into which the men had fled. Some officers were posted to rooftops while others went from house to house looking for the pair. One of the two men was found in a backyard and arrested without incident. He was quickly identified by USPP officers on scene as someone who was wanted for numerous auto break-ins that had occurred throughout the Presidio and the city. After Park Police investigators consulted with the assistant U.S. attorney, an FBI special agent joined the investigation, visiting the San Francisco Field Office to question the arrested man about his involvement in a homicide that occurred in the Bay Area in 2011. He was booked into the county jail on a number of misdemeanor and felony charges. The investigation continues, including efforts to identify the second man.