SFPD Announces Arrests in Home Burglary Series 18-052
Suspects Allegedly Stole Nearly $3 Million in Currency, Credit Cards and Jewelry
In November of 2017, the San Francisco Police Department’s newly established Burglary Unit identified a pattern of residential burglaries occurring frequently in the Bayview, Ingleside and Taraval districts. Over the course of the investigation, members of the Burglary Unit determined that as many as sixty of the residential burglaries were being committed by serial burglary crews.
During the commission of the burglaries, the crews used multiple vehicles with paper license plates and attempted to disguise their identities. The suspects gained entry to the burglarized homes by forcing their way through locked gates and breaking front and rear doors of the residences. The burglaries occurred in occupied and unoccupied homes.
Burglary Unit investigators determined that eleven firearms, hundreds of pieces of jewelry, US and foreign currency, credit cards, passports, vehicle titles and vehicle keys were stolen, valued at nearly $3,000,000.00.
Assisted by numerous local, regional, out-of-state, and federal agencies, SFPD was able to identify nearly thirty individuals responsible for or accomplices in the burglaries. As a result, the department authored and served several search and arrest warrants over the last ninety days in San Francisco, Oakland, Antioch, Brentwood and Las Vegas.
During the serving of these warrants, nine of eleven known stolen firearms were recovered. In the search warrant served in Brentwood last week, four more firearms were recovered, including two that were stolen in separate burglaries in Fremont, CA and Reno, NV.
Investigators also recovered multiple pieces of stolen property including jewelry, passports, US and foreign currency and eight vehicles used in the burglaries.
Of the thirty individuals identified in the investigation, ten have been apprehended along with two additional individuals arrested during the search warrant served in Brentwood. SFPD continues to investigate the remaining individuals for their involvement in the burglaries.
“With these arrests, there has been a marked decrease in burglaries in the Bayview, Ingleside and Taraval districts,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott. “Our establishment of a General Crimes Unit to focus on serial residential and commercial burglaries, auto break-ins, bicycle thefts and other neighborhood property crimes is bearing results. We will continue to pursue crime prevention and investigation strategies that will increase safety for all and help bring justice for victims of serial criminals.”
The ten individuals arrested to date in this burglary series are:
- 23 year-old Demarria Conley of Antioch, charged with conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest
- 64 year-old Steve Levy of Oakland, charged with firearms violations
- 44 year-old Jabari Jackson of San Francisco, charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property and vehicle theft
- 25 year-old Kelvon Watts of San Francisco, charged with assault with great bodily injury and elder abuse
- 33 year-old Marshay Goodspeed of Antioch, charged with burglary and reckless evasion
- 26 year-old Jimmy Heard of San Francisco, charged with burglary and destruction of evidence
- 26 year-old Corey McCroey of San Francisco, charged with burglary and destroying evidence
- 25 year-old Mandela Mabrey of Marin City, charged with resisting arrest and a warrant
- 40 year-old Melvin Glaspie of San Francisco, charged with burglary and destroying evidence
- 46 year-old Marcus Broussard of San Francisco, charged with firearms violations, possession of stolen property and narcotics violations
Booking photos of these individuals are attached to this news release, along with photos of some of the stolen vehicles, property and guns recovered by investigators. A surveillance video clip that shows several suspects fleeing an elderly burglary victim’s house as she returns home is available online at https://vimeo.com/263244724.
While arrests have been made, these investigations remain open and active. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.