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San Francisco, CA –  Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that Ossiel Torres (22) has been charged in connection to over twenty vandalism incidents in the Richmond District. Ossiel Torres was arraigned on March 22, 2024, and pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is charged with 22 counts of vandalism (PC 594(b)(1)).

“I would like to thank the San Francisco Police Department for their work to identify and make an arrest in this case,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “There must be accountability for this type of brazen vandalism.”

According to San Francisco Police, on March 19, 2024, at approximately 8:58 p.m., San Francisco Police Officers from Richmond station responded to the area of 12th Avenue and Anza Street regarding a vandalism suspect who had slashed 20 vehicle tires. Officers canvassed the area and through the course of their investigation, determined that Torres had allegedly vandalized over 20 vehicles in the area.

The next court date for Mr. Torres is April 5, 2024, for the preliminary hearing in this matter. The District Attorney’s Office requested that he be held in custody and referred to Assertive Case Management (ACM) to determine what release conditions, if any, would ensure public safety and his return to court. The Court granted the People’s request and referred the case for an in-custody assessment by ACM. The Court also issued a Stay Away Order that requires Mr. Torres to stay out of the area bounded by Anza Street, 10th Avenue, Balboa Street, and Funston Avenue.

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 Numbers: 24004901