San Francisco, CA – District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that Daniel Richard Garcia (42) of Concord has been charged in connection with an incident that occurred on October 29, 2023. Mr. Garcia was arraigned on November 1, 2023, and pled not guilty to one count of attempted second-degree robbery (PC 664/211), six counts of detonating an explosive device with intent to commit murder (PC 18745), three counts of possession of an explosive device in public (PC 18715), one count of possession of an incendiary device (PC 453(a)), and one count of reckless evading (VC 2800.2(a)). He also denied the allegations in the criminal complaint that allege he committed these crimes while released on his own recognizance in another pending criminal matter, that he personally caused great bodily injury to a victim and that these crimes occurred in two or more jurisdictions.
“I would like to thank the San Francisco Police and California Highway Patrol for their work to quickly and safely apprehend Mr. Garcia,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Mr. Garcia’s alleged crimes placed countless lives in danger. He will now face consequences for his dangerous conduct.”
According to San Francisco Police, on October 29, 2023, at approximately 5:52pm, San Francisco Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Filbert Street on a report of a person who had assaulted and attempted to rob someone at the location. Upon arrival, witnesses directed officers to Mr. Garcia who had gotten into a vehicle and was fleeing the area. Mr. Garcia failed to yield to pursuing officers. During the pursuit the suspect threw two improvised explosive devices out of the car window at pursuing officers, narrowly missing officers and bystanders. The pursuit continued onto the freeway, and officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) took over the pursuit. The pursuit came to an end in Martinez, CA where officers from the CHP took the suspect into custody.
Mr. Garcia is currently in custody and his next court date is November 2, 2023, to set the preliminary hearing date in this matter. The District Attorney’s Office moved to detain him pending trial because of the public safety risk he poses. The court granted the motion without prejudice. The court will hear further arguments on the motion to detain at the time of the preliminary hearing in this case. If convicted of all charges he faces up to life in State Prison.
Although charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Court Number: 23017823