Police in San Francisco have arrested a man suspected of at least 18 different burglaries across the city, and the District Attorney’s Office has charged him with multiple felonies, both agencies said Wednesday.
Between Feb. 23 and July 3, police investigated burglaries that occurred in the central, northern, Richmond, and Mission Districts that were believed to have been carried out by one person.
Police have identified Patrick Potter, 29, as the suspect. Potter was located on July 6 in the 300 block of 13th Street in Oakland and was arrested on a warrant. He was also arrested for a parole violation.
On Wednesday, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office charged Potter with three counts of felony first degree residential burglary, one county of attempted first degree residential burglary, 11 counts of felony second degree burglary for commercial, residential and auto burglaries; six counts of receiving or buying stolen property, one count of grand theft, four counts of felony vandalism, and three misdemeanor counts of vandalism.
Potter pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.
Prosecutors accuse Potter of burglarizing and vandalizing businesses, residences and vehicles in Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, Nob Hill and Pacific Heights. Among the items he is alleged to have stolen are laptops, video game consoles and packages.
Potter’s next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.