San Francisco Police Conduct Citywide Auto Burglary and Robbery Abatement Operations 22-051

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In the Month of March, officers made fourteen arrests, seized nine firearms, and connected the suspects to multiple burglaries and robberies across the city.

San Francisco Police officers continue to conduct auto burglary and robbery abatement operations throughout the city in the Month of March. These operations largely focus on San Francisco’s major attractions that are highly trafficked by tourists and often targeted by criminals who commit auto burglaries and armed robberies. These operations are the product of planning and coordination between investigators, plainclothes teams, and uniformed patrol officers.

Between the dates of March 3, 2022, and March 30, 2022, fourteen arrests were made, nine firearms were seized, and evidence connecting the suspects to multiple auto burglaries and robberies was located. Of the nine firearms seized, five of them were un-registered, un-serialized firearms, also known as “ghost guns” – two of which were assault rifles.

In the most recent arrest on March 30, 2022, Central Station patrol officers responded to the area of Bay and Taylor Streets for a report of a person with a gun. Officers arrived on scene and met with the victim who said that while he was seated in his parked vehicle, an unknown suspect got out of a vehicle, which was parked next to his, and attempted to enter the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then got into the suspect vehicle and left the scene. The victim began following the suspect vehicle. While following the vehicle, the passenger suspect brandished a firearm at the victim. Fearing for his safety, the victim stopped following the suspects.

While conducting their interview with the victim, officers from the Central Station plain clothes team observed the silver sedan in the area of Beach and Polk Street. Patrol officers responded to the area and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. The sedan failed to yield to the officers and a pursuit ensued. The suspects led officers on a brief pursuit, committing multiple vehicle code violations in the process. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle collided with a parked and unattended vehicle where it sustained major damage but continued to flee. The suspect vehicle stopped in the area of Sansome and Green Streets where both occupants attempted to flee on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, officers detained both occupants without further incident. Officers canvassed the area and located an unregistered firearm (“ghost gun”) discarded by one of the suspects.

During the course of the investigation, officers developed probable cause that connected the suspects to above listed incident, and they were placed under arrest.

The suspects were identified as 19-year-old Joshua Godoy of San Francisco and 21-year-old Danilo Ensuncho-Del Toro of San Francisco.

Godoy was later transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked for charges of burglary (459 PC), assault with a firearm (245(a)(2) PC), conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC), resisting arrest (148(a)(1) PC), possession of an assault weapon (30605(a) PC), possession of a large capacity magazine (32310(a) PC), probation violation (12022(a)(1) PC), and possession of an unregistered firearm (29180(c) PC).

Ensuncho-Del Toro was later transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked for charges of attempted burglary (459 PC), conspiracy (182 PC), possession of an assault weapon (30605(a) PC), possession of a large capacity magazine (32310(a) PC), probation violation (12022(a)(1) PC), possession of an unregistered firearm (29180(c) PC), resisting arrest (148(a)(1) PC), recklessly evading a police officer (2800.2 CVC), hit and run (20002(a) CVC), driving on a suspended license (14601(a) CVC), and driving at unsafe speed (22350 CVC).

A photo of the seized firearm from the most recent arrest is attached to this news release.

While arrests have been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

SFPD Incident # 220-208-892