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SFPD Arrest 19 in Break-In & Take over of Castro District Building
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Posted Date: 10/11/2012

 carmen simon
Carmen Simon
San Francisco
33 yrs old

 elisabeth rapp
Elisabeth Rapp
San Francisco
28 yrs old

 nyle sharkes
Nyle Sharkes
Oregon
23 yrs old

robin dragich
Robin Dragich
Berkeley
22 yrs old
 

 daniel dauphinee
Daniel Dauphinee
Canada
22 yrs old

 kameron herrod
Kameron Herrod
Texas
20 yrs old

 lindsay frech
Lindsay Frech
Oregon
24 yrs old

 scott barns
Scott Barns
Great Britain
24 yrs old

 alexander kerfoot
Alexander Kerfoot
San Francisco
31 yrs old

 gina krawiec
Gina Krawiec
Berkeley
21 yrs old

 kevin stolle
Kevin Stolle
San Francisco
27 yrs old

 alisha pelton
Alisha Pelton
San Francisco
24 yrs old

 jeremy miller
Jeremy Miller
San Francisco

32 yrs old

 brian newell
Brian Newell
Baton Rouge, CA
33 yrs old

 

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Marcos Vargas
Texas
23 yrs old

 

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Not Available
 

Christopher Macy
Berkley
58 yrs old

 

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Graeme Fisher
San Francisco
22 yrs old

 

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Carl Davison
Berkely
30 yrs old

 

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Bruce Allison
San Francisco
61 yrs old

 
On October 10, 2012 at approximately 5:50 P.M., a group gathered at Dolores Park in the Mission District. The group publicized a protest march as, “Homes Not Jails,” and stated their intention to occupy an undisclosed building. The group began a march westbound on 18th Street, taking over the roadway and disrupting the normal flow of traffic. At approximately 6:10 P.M., the group arrived at an unoccupied building on the 500 block of Castro Street. Members of the group broke the locks to the entrance, unlawfully entered and vandalized the interior of the building. Three to four persons wearing dark clothing and masks over their faces climbed to the roof of the building. These subjects began to drill into the roof and facade to affix signs and banners to the building. A section of metal chain was dropped or fell from the roof of the building onto the sidewalk below. The chain did not strike any officers or pedestrians.

At approximately 6:30 P.M., San Francisco Police officers entered the building to make arrests and to prevent any further damage from occurring. During the course of the arrest process, one female suspect attempted to flee. She tripped and injured her ankle and was transported to a local hospital. Following medical treatment, she was booked into county jail. Officers saw several other suspects flee to the rear of the building. These suspects broke the lock to the rear balcony door and entered a neighboring business. The suspects were located and arrested. A property manager later confirmed that no one had permission to break into or occupy the building.

A total of 19 arrests were made inside the buildings. Of the 19 arrests, 13 were male and six were female. Eight of the arrestees reside in San Francisco, four in Berkeley, one in Louisiana, two in Texas and Oregon, and one in Great Britain and Canada. The suspects were charged with the following felonies: burglary, vandalism and conspiracy. Preliminary estimates of the damage to the building are several thousand dollars.

Any witnesses to the crimes perpetrated by this group are encouraged to notify San Francisco Police by calling the Special Investigations Division at (415) 553-1133, the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to: TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.