Press Release

Press Release: Arrest for Felony Firearms Possession in Richmond District

San Francisco Police Serve Search Warrants and Make Arrest 

Investigators locate multiple firearms, narcotics, and several rounds of ammunition. 

On Friday July 23, 2021, Investigators from the SFPD Community Violence Reduction Team, Crime Gun Investigative Center, and special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served simultaneous search warrants on the unit block of Monterey Boulevard and the 600 block of 43rd Avenue.   Investigators obtained search warrants for the person, vehicle, and premises of 24-year-old Miguel Rengifo-Paez. Rengifo-Paez is currently on felony probation for robbery.  

At approximately 11:38 a.m., officers observed Rengifo-Paez exit a building on the 600 block of 43rd Avenue. Rengifo-Paez was taken into custody without incident. While Rengifo-Paez was detained, investigators searched each premises listed in the search warrant, as well as Rengifo-Paez’s vehicle. On Monterey Boulevard investigators located a loaded AR-15 machine pistol, numerous rounds of ammunition of varying caliber, and firearm accessories. On 43rd Avenue investigators located a loaded handgun, firearm accessories, and approximately 26 grams of cocaine salt. In Rengifo-Paez’s vehicle investigators located a loaded high-capacity magazine.  

A photo of the seized firearms and ammunition accompany this news release.  

Rengifo-Paez was later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on the following charges; possession of firearms by felon convicted of a violent crime (29900(a)(1) PC), felon in possession of a firearm (29800(a)(1) PC), possession of a firearm in violation of condition of probation (29815(a) PC), carrying a loaded firearm in public or in a vehicle (25850(a) PC), possession of a controlled substance while armed (11370.1 H&S), possession of ammunition by a prohibited person (30305(a) PC), possession of an assault weapon in California (30605(a) PC), possession of a large capacity magazine (32310(a) PC), and probation violation (1203.2 (a) PC).  

While an arrest has been made, this remains an active investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.  

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