Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Man arrested in Duboce Triangle fire station burglary

San Francisco Fire Station #6 in Duboce Triangle. Photo: Google.

San Francisco Fire Station #6 in Duboce Triangle. Photo: Google.

San Francisco police arrested a man Wednesday night for allegedly stealing a fire turncoat and other items from a fire station in the Duboce Triangle.

Robert Greve, 30, was arrested after “anonymous citizens” told the victim that someone “had just run out of the fire station with some items” at 11:50 p.m. in the 100 block of Sanchez Street, Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said in a summary.

The victim chased the suspect, since identified as Greve, caught him, retrieved the items, and called police.

Greve, who’s already on parole, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, according to Esparza.

Along with the coat, Greve allegedly stole a radio and flashlight.

Esparza didn’t say whether the victim, 45, is a firefighter.

He said he didn’t have a city of residence or other address information for Greve.

A December 2015 San Francisco Chronicle story mentions a Robert Greve and indicates Greve may be transgender.

“Robert Greve has seven years in and out of custody and nothing good to say about San Francisco’s County Jail at the Hall of Justice on Bryant Street,” the story says. “…There are few counseling or educational programs, and the transgender inmate feels unsafe.”

“They don’t got no place for us,” Greve is quoted as saying.

The Bay Area Reporter wasn’t immediately able to verify it’s the same Robert Greve.

Sheriff’s department records don’t list him as being in custody. Police haven’t released his booking photo.

 [Update, Friday, March 11]: According to the sheriff’s department, Greve is in custody, without bail, on felony charges of second-degree burglary and grand theft of personal property, as well as parole violation. A court date wasn’t available.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, March 10, 2016 @ 12:50 pm PST
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