June 20, 2013

Crime Beat: Bicycle Bandit Package Thief Arrested (Again?)

Information is from Mission and Ingleside District San Francisco Police Station newsletters.

Obviously not Noe Valley, but worth a read:
June 18, 2013

Theft w/Prior --12:30pm, 1500 Blk Hampshire. Officer Bernard responded to the call of a person stealing packages from the entrance of a private residence. Prior to his arrival, several officers had detained a suspect matching the description provided by dispatch. The officers brought the witness/reportee to the location where the suspect was detained, and he positively identified him as the person who had taken the package from the home.

Officer Bernard interviewed the reportee who told him that he observed the detained suspect riding a bicycle which he parked and got off of. The suspect then walked up the street and reached over a retaining wall where he removed a package from the front porch of a home. The reportee then called the police.

Officers located the package on the suspect. They took control of the package and the bicycle he was riding. All items were given to Officer Adams who responded to Ingleside station for further investigation. The suspect was also transported to Ingleside station pending follow up. A record check revealed various arrests for stolen property and that he was on active probation.

Officer Bernard made contact with the resident of the address where the package had been taken from. The resident confirmed the package was addressed to him and verified he had ordered its contents. He told the officer that he did not know the suspect and gave him no permission to remove any items from his home. The suspect was booked at the instruction of Sgt. Sawyer. Report Number 130500514
Of course we don't know for sure, but this sure sounds like Andy Anduha - the Bicycle Bandit who stole packages off Noe Valley doorsteps until he was taken down by Bear Spray. We've heard lately that he has a strict stay-away order for Noe Valley but has been seen on 23rd St and in Bernal Heights. Sounds like he may be behind bars again, but here's a bit of advice in case you see him:
[NVSF: Crime Beat: Suspected Package Thief Doused With Bear Spray, Arrested]
[NVSF: Video: Thief Empties Box Left By OnTrac]