James Callier and Willie Williams
SAN FRANCISCO – Officers with the San Francisco Police Department in the Civic Center/Tenderloin Division recently had a busy weekend.
It started on Friday June 28 after 1:00 p.m. when, based on “information received from the community,” officers began a surveillance around Larkin and O’Farrell Streets. They had their eyes on an individual and his vehicle.
Officers contacted the individual and then discovered a Mossberg rifle and scope in the car, which in fact had been reported as stolen and was bearing stolen plates. 61-year-old James Callier was booked for carrying a concealed firearm, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, auto theft and stolen property.
The next day at 3:00 p.m. members of the Gang Task Force “recognized a subject from prior police contacts” as he tried to enter the Pride Festival. A records check revealed that the suspect had a felony warrant for weapons violations.
22-year-old Evonta Bailey resisted arrest and tried to run. Officers got him down on the ground and handcuffed him. Once they rolled him over, officers saw a loaded Taurus 9mm with a 12-round magazine. Bailey was “booked for carrying a concealed firearm in public, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and resisting arrest. He was also booked on two warrants for firearms violations and tow burglary warrants.”
On Sunday June 30 at 7:30 a.m. officers spotted a Mercedes with no working brake lights. During a traffic stop it came to light that the plate son the Mercedes belonged to another vehicle. The registration for the Mercedes expired six months ago.
Inside the Mercedes officers found several scales, controlled substances, paraphernalia, a .40 caliber Sig Sauer pistol and cartridges. 43-year-old Willie Williams was “booked into San Francisco County Jail for carrying a concealed firearm on a public street, being a prohibited person in possession of firearm, being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession for sale of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substances and Vehicle Code violations.”
Later on Sunday June 30, officers spotted a man trying to enter the Pride Festival as he “attempted to conceal his backpack from officers.” Security personnel stopped the man and officers confiscated the backpack.
26-year-old Ericleday Joseph McFadden Jr. told officers he had “protection” in the backpack. It was a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol. The suspect was “later booked into SF County Jail for carrying a concealed firearm in public and carrying a loaded firearm in public.