Hundreds of items recovered from SF’s Mission District’s fencing operation

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Nearly 300 items were recovered from a fencing operation in Mission District Tuesday. 

Photos SF Mayor London Breed posted on social media show items being sold illegally on the streets, including food, hygiene products, and over-the-counter medicines. 

Breed calls the recovery “another successful operation addressing unpermitted vending & fencing of stolen goods.”

Last year, the SF Board of Supervisors authored a new street vendor enforcement code that went into effect earlier this year. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who oversees the Mission District, co-authored the new street vending code.

Ronen’s legislative aid, Santiago Lerma, says the new bill will get more enforcement of these fencing operations in her district. The San Francisco Department of Public Health, SFPD, and the San Francisco Department of Public Works all contributed to the cleanup of this fencing operation, according to Breed.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.