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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.


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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)


Walnut Creek Nordstrom Robbed, One Suspect Captured

Bryan Black

Two Good Samaritans ran down one of three robbers who allegedly tried to steal over $10,000 worth of high-end goods from Nordstrom in Walnut Creek on the third of December, 2011.

Officers went to 1200 Broadway Plaza after several calls were placed to 911 reporting a robbery and possible suspects running out of Nordstrom at around 8:30 p.m., according to Walnut Creek police.

Witnesses told arriving officers that a male and female suspect, the male identified as Bryan Black of Oakland, age 42, had entered the store and proceeded to grab armloads of purses and handbags.

After the security sensor alarms were activated, the two suspects began to push customers out of the way in their attempt to escape the Nordstrom store.

One customer tried to grab the male suspect’s arm and was sprayed with pepper spray.
While running towards the alleged escape vehicle, Black was tackled by a second customer, who he attempted to pepper spray. Despite this, the man was able to restrain Black after striking him several times in self defense until security and police arrived to take the suspect into custody.

The female accomplice managed to escape to the getaway car, a beige Ford Fusion with paper license plates, driven by a third accomplice. Neither of these suspects have been identified as of yet.

Black was arrested for robbery, burglary, assault, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and violating parole. He was then sent to Martinez County Jail after being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Two of the customers who had assisted in the apprehension of the suspect were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The handbags, worth around $10,000, were returned to Nordstrom.

(Sources: CBSClaycord)


Oakland Man Arrested in San Leandro Walmart Black Friday Shooting

tony phillips walmart shooting suspectAn Oakland man was arrested for the attempted murder of a man outside of the San Leandro Walmart during the early morning hours of Black Friday.

The victim was leaving the store with his family when a group of at least four people in the parking lot demanded his purchases. A struggle ensued and the victim, a man in his 20s,  was shot once. He suffered major injuries but is in stable condition at an East Bay hospital. He received emergency surgery and is expected to survive, according to police.

Most of the suspects escaped the scene in a vehicle, however the victim's family and friends detained one man by holding him down until officers arrived.
The captured suspect, Tony Phillips, 20, was  arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide and attempted robbery. He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. His arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday at the Hayward Hall of Justice.

(Source: KTVU)


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)