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Two San Francisco Men Arrested in Series of Crimes in Bayview


San Francisco has been experiencing a series of crimes in its Bayview neighborhood this past week. Two men have now been arrested in connection with these crimes, including the theft of a cell phone that occurred, according to the police, while the victim was distracted playing the game “Pokémon Go.”

Police booked Manu Pomele, 19 and Jonathan Limu, 20, both residents of San Francisco, on suspicion of robbery, attempted carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, other firearms-related charges, and conspiracy.

According to authorities, the two men were linked to a number of incidents that occurred on Sunday and Monday.

At approximately 8 p.m. Sunday evening, a teenage boy was robbed of a cell phone belonging to both he and his sister on Burrows Street. The 16-year-old was playing “Pokémon Go” when suddenly one of the two suspects grabbed the phone, fleeing to a waiting silver car with the other suspect driving as the getaway car took off. The victim reported no injuries.

On Monday, authorities claim the two men were involved in two more robberies that occurred from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. According to authorities, they first struck at Dakota and 23rd streets at about 1:10 a.m. demanding a 19-year-old hand over his money.

When they didn’t find any money on him after going through his pockets, they punched him several times on the head and made off with his personal belongings, including his roller blades. The victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening, police said.

While police were taking the robbery report on 23rd Street, they actually heard gunshots in the neighborhood. They watched a silver Pontiac driving by and stopped it at Tennessee and 20th streets, thinking the occupants were the ones firing the shots, according to police.

Investigators later determined that passengers in the Pontiac were the ones being targeted by the gunfire and connected this incident to Pomele and Limu.

At Mariposa and Vermont Streets, the two men approached a 58-year-old man while he was sitting in his car at about 4 a.m. and robbed him of his wallet. They then ordered him to turn over the car, but he sped away.

At about 7:45 a.m. Pomele was arrested at Madera and Wisconsin streets after officers conducted a well-being check. He was found with several rounds of ammunition in his pocket when he was arrested, authorities said. Limu was later arrested at about 11 a.m. outside the Hall of Justice, police said. He was being held on $325,000 bail at San Francisco County jail. Pomele was being confined without bail.


Jovan Jones Robbery, Assault and Rape in San Francisco Telegraph Hill

Jovan Jones
Jovan Jones Robbery, Assault and Rape

At 8:00p.m. on Saturday, a 26 year old woman in Telegraph hill was returning home and talking on her cell phone when she noticed she was being followed.

Upon trying to enter her residence, 25 year old Jovan Jones of Marin City forced his way in at knifepoint and ordered his victim to the floor. He then demanded money and valuables, and allegedly sexually assaulted her with an undisclosed object.

During the assault, the person the victim was on the phone with called the police. Jones attempted to force her to pretend everything was fine when police arrived at the scene, but she instead rushed onto the balcony and shouted for help. This act likely spared her from further aggressive action by the perpetrator.

In response, Jones grabbed her backpack and leaped off the balcony, fleeing to a nearby residential district and hiding behind trash cans next to a Green Street home. Police set up a perimeter and captured him around 9:20p.m with the aid of a California Highway Patrol helicopter equipped with a thermal imaging device. He was found wearing the backpack he had stolen from the victim.

Jones now faces multiple serious charges, including making threats, burglary, robbery, rape, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and sexual penetration with a foreign object. If convicted, he will face multiple life terms in prison.
(Sources: KTVU, SF Examiner)


Tracy Uncle Credit Union Robbers Arrested

Cameron Jaclecus Shephard

Cameron Jaclecus Shephard

Two men have been arrested for last month's armed robbery of the Uncle Credit Union in Tracy. According to the Tracy Police Department both men are Oakland residents and have warrants in other counties.

Police allege that both men walked into the Uncle Credit Union, at 1960 Grant Line Road, on Sept. 2 brandishing a handgun and an automatic weapon and demanding cash. They left with an undisclosed amount of money.

The two men, Jarvis Johnson, 29, and Cameron Jaclecus Shephard, 31, are in custody at the San Joaquin County Jail. The pair could face felony robbery charges.

Johnson was arrested in Stockton last week with the help of the Stockton Police Department, while Shephard was arrested Thursday in San Leandro with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Service, Tracy police said.

Johnson also has a warrant from the Oakland Police Department on suspicion of being a felon carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. He is being held on a $190,000 bond.
Shephard has warrants on suspicion of felony robbery from the Solano County Sheriff's Department and from the Davis and Pinole police departments. He is being held without bail.

(Source: Recordnet)


San Francisco Crime Out of Control

San Francisco Crime Out of Control

It's been a rough week for the citizens and police of San Francisco, and an active one for the criminals.

On Monday evening at around 6:30 p.m. a Hispanic male was in the wrong place at the wrong time. As occupants of two vehicles nearby got into a gun battle, he was hit by a stray bullet from the fight. The shoot out occurred in the Bayview, on the 1400 block of Palou Avenue.

At 9:30 that same evening on the 600 block of Webster Avenue, a 22-year-old African American male was stabbed multiple times. 6 hours later on the 400 block of Minna Street, and argument escalated to sword-play as a 39-year-old white male was sliced in the forearm.
Tuesday evening brought increased crime an violence in the city of San Francisco. Six people were robbed at gunpoint and assaulted in separate incidents across the city from the Richmond to the Bayview neighborhoods.

First, at around 7 in the evening, a 29-year-woman walking on Rose Street in Hayes Valley was robbed by two African American males in their 20s. After resisting their initial attempt to grab here purse, she was forced up against the wall and robbed at gunpoint.

At around 11 PM that same evening, another woman walking on 18th Avenue near Anza Street in the Richmond District had her cell phone stolen by two men in their late teens or early 20s. The victim was 28 years old.

Next, only a few minutes later in the Bayview, a man was robbed at gunpoint by another criminal in his early 20s while opening the gate to his home in the 1600 block of Quesada Avenue. The thief took cash and fled in a car.

Less then and hour later a 52-year-old man and 41-year-old woman who were walking in the 400 block of Pacific Avenue in the Financial District were robbed at gunpoint. The suspects were men in their 30s, and fled by car.

And that's not all. At the same time two African American men in their 20s pulled up in a van next to a 34-year-old man and asked if the he had drugs. After the victim said he did not, one man exited the van, and pistol whipped him. He then stole money from his person before escaping in the van.

None of the victims of these crimes were seriously injured, but no arrests have been made. I think I'll avoid San Francisco for a while.

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