SFPD Arrests Suspect In February's Rash Of Sunset Burglaries

An alleged serial burglar sought in at least four burglaries in San Francisco was arrested Wednesday in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood, police said.

Evan Underwood, 23, was arrested at about 5:30pm in the 300 block of Golden Gate Avenue.

Police allege Underwood is tied to burglaries in the 2000 block of 20th Avenue (on February 15th), the 2500 block of 39th Avenue (February 19th), and the 2400 block of 40th Avenue (February 20th) in the Outer Sunset, as well as a February 16th burglary on the 2800 block of Bryant Street in the Mission District.

Based on that information, it appears that at least two of the four burglaries allegedly committed by Underwood were part of the rash of 14 burglaries in the SFPD's Taraval District from February 17th-22nd. The burglaries, which targeted homes with gated entryways, affected the area from Ulloa Street to Santiago Street, between 35th and 41st avenues.

Tips from residents helped officers identify Underwood as a suspect.

Concerned Taraval District residents discuss the burglaries with Capt. Denise Flaherty. | Photo: Cheryl Guerrero/Hoodline

Police said that before his arrest, Underwood was convicted of narcotics, theft, and burglary offenses in San Francisco. He's currently on probation for attempted burglary.

The four burglaries tied to Underwood are still being investigated, police said.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message. —Keith Burbank, additional reporting by Allie Pape

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