Suspect arrested on 9 counts of burglary, meth possession on New Year’s Eve

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A suspect was arrested on New Year’s Eve after running a red light near 4th and Townsend Street. 

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the unidentified suspect was booked into county jail for nine counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of narcotics.

Police say they saw a black Mercedez-Benz run a red light in the SoMa neighborhood. Officers stopped the driver, informed him of his traffic violation, and he was not arrested. 

However, police later recognized him as a person of interest in multiple burglaries. He was arrested near 4th and Berry Street, around two blocks from where he allegedly ran a red light. 

Police recovered burglary tools after the arrest was made. SFPD did not say what time on Dec. 31 the incident happened.


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.