SF: police arrest man accused of multiple burglaries around city


A man has been arrested for a series of burglaries in San Francisco that date back to last December — including at least one in which he used a stethoscope to listen for activity inside a home, police said today.

Roman Jarvis, 39, was arrested May 29 and was charged Monday with 15 felony and two misdemeanor counts, including burglary, possession of stolen automobiles and other property and possession of burglary tools, according to district attorney’s office spokeswoman Stephanie Ong Stillman.

He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday and will return to court on June 26 to set a preliminary hearing date, Stillman said.

One of the cases involved brazen burglaries on Feb. 23 and 24 in the Edgewood neighborhood north of Twin Peaks. After escaping with valuables and the residents’ Mercedes-Benz, Jarvis returned the next day and stole more items while the residents were at home, police said.

Investigators are trying to determine if Jarvis acted alone in the burglaries and are looking to see if he is responsible for additional crimes.

Anyone with information about Jarvis is asked to call Lt. Alexa O’Brien with the Police Department’s criminal investigations unit at (415) 553-1184.
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