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San Francisco man charged with 29 burglary-related crimes including car break-ins

A vehicle's passenger-side window is shattered following a car break-in and waiting for a replacement at Express Service Auto Glass in San Francisco on March 1, 2023. | Source: | Garrett Leahy/The Standard

A San Francisco man has been charged with 29 burglary-related offenses, including breaking into businesses, homes and vehicles.

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins charged Patrick Potter on Tuesday with allegedly burglarizing and vandalizing homes in Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, Nob Hill and Pacific Heights. 

Among the allegedly stolen items are laptops, video game consoles and packages.

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Potter pled not guilty to all charges. He was taken into custody on July 6 in Oakland near 13th and Harrison streets, San Francisco police said. Potter was a parolee at large due to a California Department of Corrections warrant.

Potter remains in custody at San Francisco County Jail, according to the sheriff's website.

He is next scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. July 25. If convicted of all the crimes, he faces up to 25 years in state prison, according to the District Attorney's Office.