Suspect charged with possession of stolen goods for the third time in four years to be held in custody pending trial
San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced new charges against Quoc Le for possession of stolen goods (PC 496(a)). Mr. Le was arrested at his home on the 2600 block of Alemany Boulevard on May 18, 2023, by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and has been charged with possession of stolen goods for the third time in four years. Mr. Le was previously arrested and facing criminal charges of possession of stolen goods stemming from incidents in 2019 and 2022 (court numbers 19000446 and 22004523 respectively). Mr. Le was released from custody in those cases and subject to court-ordered GPS monitoring.
“Fences, people who sell stolen goods for profit, play a major role in the criminal theft rings that plague our City,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “The fact that thieves know they can easily sell their stolen goods to these fences incentives them to steal more and more. It is imperative that we do everything we can to undermine these sophisticated criminal networks and prevent on-going theft and property crime that deeply impacts city residents, businesses and visitors with pre-trial detention and every legal means available.”
SFPD officers and District Attorney Investigators executed a search warrant at Mr. Le’s residence on Thursday, May 18, 2023 and located numerous electronic devices (including smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers) that are alleged to have been stolen. The ongoing investigation over the last few days has connected seized items to multiple victims, whose property was stolen through robbery, auto burglaries, and other thefts. SFPD is continuing to investigate to determine if more property owners can be identified. If your device has been recently stolen and you know the serial number, go to sanfranciscopolice.org and file an online report or go to your nearest district station to file a report.
Mr. Le was arraigned on May 23, 2023, in San Francisco Superior Court and will remain in custody pending trial. The court granted the People’s motion to detain because Mr. Le is alleged to have continued his criminal activities while released in two other pending criminal cases. Mr. Le’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 31, 2023, to set a preliminary hearing in this case. If convicted of all charges, Mr. Le faces more than 16 years in State Prison for his crimes.
Addressing theft, property crime and organized retail theft are top priorities for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Prosecution of this case will be handled by the Special Prosecutions Unit in the White Collar Division. The White Collar Division coordinates directly with the San Francisco Police Department’s burglary unit to assess and identify cases that warrant additional dedicated specialized resources to address complex and sophisticated criminal activity.
Although charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Court Number: 23007397
Previous cases: 19000446, 22004523