crime and punishment

Antioch, California’s Calvin Berschell, Jason Orozco, Nolowde Beshears attack Asian man inside of laundromat


Calvin Berschell, Jason Orozco and Nolowde Beshears attacked an Asian American elderly man inside of a laundromat on Mason Street on the Nob Hill/Chinatown border in San Francisco, California, United States at around 9:50 p.m. on February 23, 2021. The victim is 67 years old.

The Asian man was a customer in the laundromat that day. In just 45 seconds, Berschell, Orozco and Beshears robbed the elderly man of several hundred dollars after ambushing and dragging him from his chair onto the ground.


Berschell, Orozco and Beshears are all 19 years old and residents of Antioch, California. Shortly before attacking the Asian American man inside the laundromat, the three teenagers allegedly committed multiple auto burglaries in the area of John and Powell Streets in San Francisco.

On the morning of March 17, 2021, San Francisco Police Department officers and members of the department’s tactical unit served search and arrest warrants simultaneously on the 4900 block of Willowhaven Street and the 500 block of West 17th Street in Antioch. Two firearms, clothing, a window punch and other pieces of evidence related to the robbery and auto burglaries were seizes.


Arrested without incident, Berschell, Orozco and Beshears were were all transported to the San Francisco County Jail. The three Antioch residents were charged with burglary, robbery, elder abuse, fraudulent use of a credit card, false imprisonment, assault likely to produce great bodily harm and conspiracy.

The Antioch Police Department helped the SFPD’s Robbery Detail, General Crimes Unit and Crime Lab locate Berschell, Orozco and Beshears. The suspects’ mugshots have yet to be released.

On the other hand, the Asian American elderly man they attacked was treated for non-life threatening injuries. His identity has not been released.

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