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San Francisco – Today District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced felony charges against three suspects, Tomiko Miller, Deshawn Patton, and Michael Menifee-Patton, for their participation in a string of auto burglaries along the Embarcadero and into North Beach. The three suspects were arrested after officers observed them breaking into victims’ cars. The District Attorney’s Office has charged all three suspects with four counts of 2nd degree burglary, four counts of receiving stolen property, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of resisting arrest, among other charges.
“Auto burglaries have plagued this city for far too many years; I will do everything in my power to put an end to this scourge. I have a simple message for auto burglars: if you get arrested you will be held accountable” said San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
One of the suspects, Mr. Miller, has a current felony case for his involvement in the November 2021 commercial burglary of the Louis Vuitton store. In that case, the District Attorney’s Office had requested that the judge hold Mr. Miller in custody while the case was pending. However, the court denied the prosecution’s motion for detention. Instead, in November, Mr. Miller was released on GPS monitoring. Mr. Miller allegedly cut off his ankle monitor off in the days leading up to his recent arrest for auto burglary charges.
“Our office will once again ask the court for detention in this case and hope that the court will reevaluate its prior ruling and now order Mr. Miller to be held in custody pending trial,” said District Attorney Boudin.
The case is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, Tuesday, March 8 in department 11. The District Attorney’s Office will ask the court to detain all three suspects.