SSFPD Media Release: Suspects Arrested in Habitual Burglary and ID Theft

South San Francisco, CA  September 8, 2020 Submitted by SSFPD

Habitual Burglary and Identity Theft Suspects Arrested


On the evenings and early morning hours of February 15, February 20, February 23, February 27, June 30 and July 13, 2020, numerous thefts and burglaries occurred of vehicles parked in the Paradise Valley, Sign Hill and Baden neighborhoods of South San Francisco. In several of the thefts/burglaries, credit/debit cards were stolen from the vehicles and subsequently used at several businesses in South San Francisco and San Francisco.


Surveillance footage was obtained from some of the crime scenes as well as the businesses where the fraudulent transactions occurred and Detectives were able to identify the suspects responsible as 27 year old Wade Rawlings (transient out of Sunol, California) and 30 year old Melanie Anguiano (transient out of Livermore, California) as the suspects responsible for the series of crimes. Additional search warrants were obtained, which yielded further evidence linking Anguiano and Rawlings to the crimes.


Detectives secured arrest warrants for Rawlings and Anguiano, for which they were located and arrested for on August 26, 2020 and August 30, 2020, respectively.


Anyone with information related to these incidents is encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900.

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