MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
January 11, 2010
Subject: San Francisco Police Arrest Four Suspects In Three Separate Marijuana Residential Grow Busts
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Eachlocation also had electricity conducted by means of an electrical bypass to themeter, constituting a theft of electrical utilities.
Atthe Cresta Vista location, police arrested residents Jon Rahoi, 36, and hiswife Yan Ling Rahoi, 40. Three childrenunder the age of eight at that location were released to relatives. Police also arrested Robin Rahoi, 27, brotherof Jon Rahoi, at his Dorchester residence, and Miguel Esteban Ponce, 37, whoresides at 1402
Allfour adults were charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuanafor sale, and theft of utility services. Jon Rahoi and Yan Ling Rahoi were also charged with child endangerment.
PoliceChief George Gascón praised the officers involved. “The coordinated and swift efforts ofofficers from three stations and members of the Narcotics team resulted in theseizure of an exceptionally large amount of marijuana plants and four arrests,”he said. “The message is that the SFPDwill track down these illegal house grows and arrest those involved.”
FireChief Joanne Hayes-White stated that, “Fires associated with residential marijuanagrows are an ever-present danger. Because so many
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