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Coordination by SFDA’s office, SFPD results in felony charges today for residential burglary series

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SAN FRANCISCO (April 20, 2022) — A coordinated operation by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office’s Special Investigations Unit and the San Francisco Police Department’s Major Crimes Burglary Detail has resulted in more than two dozen felony charges being filed today against two defendants for 28 separate residential burglaries over a four-month period.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the charging decisions against Steve Levy and Deshawn White for their role in the burglaries. The District Attorney’s Office has charged Mr. Levy with 23 counts of first-degree burglary; five counts of attempted first-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree robbery; one count of attempted first-degree robbery; and three counts of elder abuse. Mr. White is charged with six counts of first-degree burglary; and two counts of attempted first degree burglary.

“All people deserve to feel and to be safe, especially in their homes,” said District Attorney Chesa Boudin. “Our office’s partnership with the San Francisco Police Department in a lengthy investigation led to the arrests of these two suspects. Together, we will hold them accountable for the harms they caused. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division will work to support the victims and connect them with services to address their needs. This critical resource is now possible due to our expansion of the Victim Services Division to include, for the first time in office history, new advocates to support victims of property crime.”

“Few property crimes are as profoundly unsettling to victims as residential burglaries, and they can take an especially traumatic toll on seniors who are robbed of their sense of security in addition to their property,” said Chief of Police Bill Scott. “We hope this case sends a strong message to would-be burglars that they will be held accountable for their wrongdoing in San Francisco, and we’re grateful to all our partners for making this operation so successful. We thank District Attorney Boudin and his team at the D.A.’s Special Investigations Unit for their partnership. We’re grateful to our officers and investigators in SFPD’s Major Crimes Unit’s Burglary Detail, SFPD’s Special Investigations Unit and our Community Violence Reduction Team for their tireless work to put these cases together. We appreciate our Tactical Unit and our law enforcement partners from neighboring jurisdictions who aided them in making the arrests without incident, including the Oakland Police Department SWAT team and the Daly City Police Department SWAT team. Finally, we’re appreciative for the support of our Board of Supervisors, including Supervisor Chan, who work hard to keep our residents safe.”

“Every San Franciscan deserves to be safe on our streets and most definitely in their homes,” said District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan, whose district has experienced an increase in home and garage break-ins. “I want to thank our District Attorney for his diligent and thorough investigation, and for working with the Police Department. Together we keep our communities safe and hold people accountable for the crimes they committed.”

Mr. Levy is alleged to have broken into 28 residences and stolen property, jewelry, and money between December 2021 and March 2022. In several instances, the victims were home or returned home during the course of the burglary. Mr. White is charged with eight of the burglaries and attempted burglaries on two separate nights. The residences spanned across the city, with a concentration in the Richmond District. In addition to the Richmond, homes were burglarized in the Sunset, the Mission, the Outer Mission, the Excelsior, and Visitacion Valley.

The investigation and coordinated operation between the SFDA’s Office’s Special Investigations Unit and SFPD’s Major Crimes’ Burglary Detail is an ongoing partnership between the two departments, working to investigate complex cases that include organized burglaries across the city.

This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information on these incidents, please contact the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office at (628) 652-4000 or the San Francisco Police Department’s Anonymous 24/7 Tip Line at (415) 575-4444. Callers can also text a tip by entering TIP411 (847411) in the “To” field and the keyword “SFPD” in the text field, followed by the message.

Mr. Levy and Mr. White were arrested yesterday morning by the San Francisco Police Department. Police recovered firearms, money, and jewelry during the course of the arrest. Mr. Levy and Mr. White are scheduled to be arraigned today, April 20, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

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中文

在三藩市地檢署協調下,三藩市警察局成功逮捕入屋盜竊貫匪

被告在四個月內犯下 28 宗入室盜竊而面臨超過20多項重罪指控,將於今天下午提堂。

 三藩市(2022 年 4 月 20 日)——由三藩市地檢署特別調查組 (Special Investigations Unit) 和三藩市警察局的重案調查組 (Major Crimes Unit) 聯合展開的一項行在今天成功向兩名被告提出了 28 多項重罪指控,他們涉嫌在四個月內犯下多宗入室盜竊罪案。

三藩市地檢官博徹思宣佈正式起訴盜竊案中的兩名疑犯Steve Levy 和 Deshawn White。 地檢署指控Levy犯有 23 項一級入室盜竊罪、五項一級入室盜竊未遂罪、三項一級搶劫罪、一項一級搶劫未遂罪,和三項虐待老人的罪名。 而White則被控六項一級入室盜竊罪和兩項一級入室盜竊未遂罪。

「所有人都應該感到和獲得安全,尤其在家中的時候。」地檢察官博徹思說:「地檢署與三藩市警察局合作進行了深遠的調查,最終逮捕了這兩名嫌疑犯。 我們將共同追究他們所做造成的傷害。 地檢署的受害者服務部將致力為受害者提供支援,並會協助他們轉介至有關的服務,以滿足他們的需求,這有賴於地檢署歷史上首次增加了協助財產犯罪受害者的倡導專員,擴大服務範圍讓這些受害者能獲得援助。」

三藩市警察局長史革說:「少數財產侵犯罪會像入屋盜竊罪一樣讓受害者感到非常不安,而且這些罪行會給長者造成特別嚴重的傷害,他們不但損失財物還被剝奪了安全感。我們希望此案向竊賊發出強烈的信息,他們必須會為在三藩市犯下的不法行為承擔責任,我們感謝所有合作夥伴使這次行動獲得重大成功。我們感謝地檢官博徹思和地檢署的特別調查組的合作。我們感謝三藩市警察局重案組的入室盜竊細節小組、特別調查組和社區減少暴力小組的官員和調查人員,他們為整理這些案件所有不懈的努力。感謝我們的戰術單位和來自鄰近司法管轄區的執法合作夥伴,協助讓逮捕順利進行,包括奧克蘭警察局特警隊和蒂利市警察局特警隊。最後,感謝市參事議會的支持,包括市參事陳詩敏,他們努力確保居民的安全。」

「每個三藩市市民都應在街道上感到安全,特別是在他們自己家中的時候,」第一區市參事陳詩敏說,她的選區經歷了入屋盜竊事件的增加。 「我要感謝我們的地檢官的勤奮和徹底的調查,以及與警察局的合作。 我們一起保護社區的安全,並讓那些犯罪的人為他們的罪行負責。」

據稱,Levy在 2021 年 12 月至 2022 年 3 月期間闖入了 28 間住宅盜竊財產、珠寶和現金。在某些事件中,受害者在入室盜竊過程中親身在家或剛好回家。White被控在兩個不同的晚上犯下八項盜竊罪和盜竊未遂罪。這些住宅橫跨整個三藩市,但集中於在烈治文區。除了烈治文區,在日落區、米慎區、外米慎區、Excelsior和訪谷區均有住宅被盜。

三藩市地檢署的特別調查組和三藩市警察局重案組的入室盜竊細節小組兩個部門之間持續合作,致力調查全市有組織盜竊和其他複雜的案件。

這項調查還在進行中。如果您有任何關於這些事件的信息,請撥打 (628) 652-4000 聯繫三藩市地檢署,或撥打 (415) 575-4444 聯繫三藩市警察局的24小時匿名舉報熱線。亦可以通過在短信至TIP411 (847411) 並在文本字段中輸入關鍵字 “SFPD” ,然後發送消息。

Levy和White昨天早上被三藩市警方逮捕。警方在逮捕過程中搜回槍支、現金和珠寶。Levy和White定於2022 年 4 月 20 日下午 1:30 提堂。

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