SAN FRANCISCO – An undercover operation has led to the arrest of four men suspected of committing multiple car break-ins in San Francisco.
Investigators said the case began on Sept. 8 near Fisherman’s Wharf, when officers responded to a report of a car break-in near Bay and Kearny Streets.
Armed with the description of the suspect’s vehicle, the undercover officers searched the area and saw it. As they followed, the suspect traveled to different parts of the city and broke into several parked vehicles. The suspect then traveled to the Leavenworth Street residential block, where officers saw a transaction of potentially stolen goods involving three men.
They were stopped by the police, while other officers continued to chase the suspect’s car.
The suspect drove to Jessie and Mission Street, where officers tried to stop him. But he ran, and after a foot chase, officers were able to stop him at 800 block of Mission St.
During the search of the suspect and his vehicle, officers found and seized multiple items identified as stolen goods, burglary tools and a firearm.
Officers also found evidence linking the suspect — identified as 30-year-old Jamon Ward — to several other car break-ins.
Ward was booked in the San Francisco County Jail on five counts of burglary, five counts of possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and a series of weapons charges.
Officers also found evidence linking the other three suspects to the car break-ins. The arrested suspects were identified as Edwin Bueso-Garcia, 41, of South San Francisco, Jose Torres-Rosario, 34, of San Francisco, and Marlon Armas, 21.
Bueso-Garcia, Torres-Rosario and Armas were all booked into the San Francisco County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property.
During the investigation, officers were able to return several items to the victims.
Although arrests have been made, this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information about this study is requested 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.