SAN FRANCISCO — Three men and one minor were arrested Tuesday for allegedly breaking into five cars along Newcomb Avenue in the Bayview-Hunter’s Point District – what police called an attempted “shopping spree.”
At roughly 11 a.m., officers responded to witness reports of a car burglary. When they arrived at the scene the officers reportedly saw three men whose clothes matched the descriptions offered by witnesses. As the officers exited their car, one of the men, Donley Thompson, 23, bolted toward a Ford Focus waiting nearby, police said. The car fled northbound on Quint Street before being intercepted by police backup. Thompson and the driver of the vehicle, whose identity police did not divulge, were then arrested.
The other two men – 27-year-old Lavell Boyland, 23-year-old Kenneth Jackson – did not resist arrest, police said. According to police, another of the suspects was 17-years-old, and not identified as a minor.
In addition to five counts of burglary and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime, the three adult males each have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to arrest records.
Although police did not say which of the four suspects was waiting in the getaway car – for fear it could obstruct criminal proceedings – Thompson was the only adult of the three charged with resisting arrest (fleeing in the getaway car). Police did not make the boy’s charges available, so he may have been the driver and also charged with resisting arrest.
The eldest, Boyland, was also charged for violating probation. In March, Boyland was arrested for burglary and a parole violation. In September 2014, he was charged with burglary, possession burglar’s tools, and possession of stolen property, according to available records. In the past year and a half, Boyland has been arrested seven times, including an arrest by BART police in Oakland for domestic violence and failing to register as a sex offender. He lived in Salinas prior to San Francisco.
According to police, officers at the scene found no stolen property on the suspects’ persons or in the getaway car.