Man accused of ‘prolific’ SF burglaries back in court Thursday 

The man arrested last year in connection with a string of burglaries in San Francisco will be in court Thursday, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.

Roman Jarvis, 39, of San Francisco was arrested May 29, 2013, after an investigation into nine criminal incidents that dated back to December 2012, police said at the time.

Police said Jarvis was a “prolific” burglar who wore a special utility belt that held a variety of tools, “including a stethoscope he allegedly used to listen for activity in another room if residents were present.”

Jarvis faces 21 counts in connection with the alleged crimes, 18 of which are felonies that include multiple counts of residential burglary, receiving stolen property, unlawful taking of a vehicle and receiving stolen property of a vehicle, Bastian said. Jarvis also faces three misdemeanors, for vandalism, possession of burglary tools and possession of a vehicle master key.

In an example of what police said was one of Jarvis’ most brazen robberies, he is alleged to have broken into a Twin Peaks-area home in February 2013 and stolen several valuables, including a Mercedes Benz. He reportedly then returned to that home the very next day -– while the residents were still home –- and stole more valuables.

Jarvis, who is currently in custody on $1 million bail, is scheduled to be in court Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to set a preliminary hearing date, Bastian said.

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