One arrested as San Francisco police begin to increase burglary prevention efforts
Pictured: Items confiscated from Ramirez | San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco police have arrested a suspect amid a recent uptick in residential and commercial burglaries, according to the department.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 16, officers reportedly witnessed an individual — later identified as 26-year-old Mario Ramirez — walking from house to house entering yards, peering into entryways, and looking into stairwells.
When officers detained and searched him, they found a loaded firearm in his backpack along with a saw, chisel, lock pick, knife, screwdrivers, and pepper spray. A records check later revealed he was already on active parole for carrying a loaded firearm, police said.
Ramirez was later booked at the San Francisco County Jail on a variety of charges including felon in possession of a firearm, possession of burglary tools, carrying a concealed and loaded firearm, and parole violation.