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Daly City Police Department
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 01:46 p.m. PDT


Crime Alert Bulletin

When I mention “the unit block” of a street, this means the incident occurred at an address anywhere between 1 and 99 of the street.

Notable Cases

On Monday, 05-13-19 at 3:16 p.m., Officer Herrera was dispatched to the CVS parking lot on Gellert Boulevard on a report of a subject with a bat who was vandalizing a vehicle. The dispatchers gave a description of the suspect vehicle that had left the parking lot. Officer Herrera talked to the 31-year old victim who said he was a rideshare driver and had a sign displayed on the roof of his vehicle. The victim said he went into the nearby bank to open an account, and when he returned to his vehicle, he said he heard a banging sound from the other side of his vehicle. The victim said he saw a subject hitting the digital advertisement display on his vehicle. The victim said he began to follow the suspect to take a picture of him. The victim said when the suspect saw him, he said the suspect swung the bat at him once. The victim said he feared for his life and ran to hide behind a vehicle. About four hours later, Sergeant Scholes found the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of Wendy’s. The suspect was still wearing the same clothes that were in the photos the victim took. The suspect, a 39-year old Daly City resident, was ultimately arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

On Tuesday, 05-14-19 at 10:57 a.m., Officer Williams and other officers were dispatched to the Home Depot store on a report of a disturbance. The dispatcher reported that one of the subjects involved in the disturbance had taken the cellular phone of the other. Officer Williams spoke with the reporting party/victim who said she had been involved in a minor traffic collision in the parking lot. While attempting to exchange information, the victim said the driver took her cellular phone. The victim, a 74-year old San Francisco resident, said she was pulling into the lot, and a vehicle had backed into her car, causing minor damage. The victim said she got out to speak with the female driver of the other vehicle, and the suspect did not want to exchange information. The victim called her son and he spoke with the suspect and tried to convince her to exchange information. The victim told the subject she was going to call the police and began to take photos of the suspect and called for the police. At the same time, the suspect forcibly took the victim’s driver's license and her phone. The victim attempted to retrieve the phone from the suspect, but she refused give the phone back to her. The victim then fled the scene. On Friday, 05-17-19, an alert officer checked the area around Home Depot for the vehicle and found the vehicle matching the description. The officer conducted a traffic stop and detained the subject until the victim could identify her. The subject, a 21-year old Pacifica resident, was arrested for robbery, elder abuse, hit and run and damaging/destroying a wireless device.

On Tuesday, 05-14-19 at approximately 8:27 p.m., a 30-year old Daly City resident was arrested for misdemeanor hit and run, misdemeanor evading, reckless driving and felony DUI resulting in injuries. This occurred following a vehicle pursuit of the suspect which lasted approximately 0.4 miles. The pursuit terminated at Geneva Avenue and Schwerin Street, and the suspect crashed her vehicle at MacDonald Avenue and Talbert Street. The suspect was taken first to San Francisco General Hospital to be medically cleared before she was booked into jail.

On Wednesday, 05-15-19 at 12:26 a.m., a 23-year old San Bruno resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after she was involved in a traffic collision near the intersection of Linda Vista Drive and Schwerin Street.

On Wednesday, 05-15-19 at noon, Officer Maddison was dispatched to the San Mateo Credit Union on a report of a possible fraud incident. The reporting party, a 71-year old San Francisco resident, said she received calls on her cellular phone from a male subject saying there was a problem with her social security account. The caller told the reporting party that if she did not pay an unspecified amount, a warrant would be issued for her arrest. The reporting party said she provided her home address and told the caller she had an account with the credit union and told her how much was in her account. The reporting party said the suspect told her she needed to respond to the bank immediately and withdraw all of her funds. The suspect ordered a cab to the reporting party’s residence, and the victim took the cab to the bank. The caller told the victim to remain on the phone while she made contact with the teller. The teller immediately realized the victim was about to be the victim of a phone scam and called us to prevent this from occurring.

On Thursday, 05-16-19 at 12:24 a.m., a 25-year old Daly City resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license after hitting a wall in a parking lot on the unit block of Werner Avenue.

On Saturday, 05-18-19 at 11:59 a.m., Officer Martin was dispatched to the Bank of America on Southgate Avenue on a report of a female subject trying to cash a “bad check”. The bank teller called the police after inspecting the check and felt it was fraudulent. As Officer Martin arrived on the scene, he said a female subject exited the front doors and was walking at a fast pace towards Park Plaza Drive. The officer yelled at the subject to stop, and he escorted the female back to the bank. Officer Martin asked the subject for her identification, and she said the teller had it. Officer Martin asked the subject why she left the bank without her identification, and the subject said the employees were taking too long, and she needed to go to work. The owner of the check confirmed that he did not issue the subject a check. The subject, a 21-year old Antioch resident, provided so many inconsistent stories to the officer and was subsequently arrested for passing a fraudulent check and for burglary.

On Sunday, 05-19-19 at 2:45 p.m., several officers were dispatched to the Target store on a report of a subject who was fighting with security officers. The loss prevention officer said he was on the sales floor when he saw a subject in the electronics section who forcefully removed a speaker from the display case and placed the speaker under his sweatshirt. The 22-year old loss prevention officer (victim) said he announced to the subject that he was a loss prevention officer and told him to stop. The victim said the subject pulled out a screwdriver. Fearing for his safety, the victim was able to smack the screwdriver out of the subject’s hand. Officers arrested the subject, a 25-year old Half Moon Bay resident, for robbery.


There were two robberies during the past week.

On Tuesday, 05-14-19 at 10:57, a 74-year old San Francisco resident was the victim of a robbery at the Home Depot parking lot. See “Notable Reports” for more information.

On Sunday, 05-19-19 at 2:45 p.m., a loss prevention officer for Target was a victim of a robbery. See “Notable Reports” for more information.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past week.

Commercial Burglaries

There were two commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Monday, 05-13-19 at an unknown time, an unknown suspect stole a wallet from a locker in the employee locker room at the Forever 21 store. The suspect used the victim’s credit cards. This investigation is continuing.

On Saturday, 05-18-19 between 12:01 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., an unknown suspect forced open the door to the Therapeutic Day School at 699 Serramonte Boulevard and stole miscellaneous food items. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were eight vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Hillside Boulevard/Alp Street—miscellaneous items were taken from a 2008 Toyota Highlander. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 05-14-19 and 2:00 p.m. on 05-15-19.
• Parking lot of the War Memorial Gym—nothing was taken from a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 10:40 p.m. on 05-14-19 and 8:00 a.m. on 05-15-19.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Buffalo Wild Wings—a backpack containing an Apple watch and another backpack was taken from a 2019 Kia Sorrento. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-15-19 at 3:25 p.m. Investigators made an arrest five days later.
• 300 block of Lake Merced Boulevard—a jacket, marijuana and food were taken from a 2005 Corolla. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-16-19 between 12:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot (unknown lot)—a phone and laptop were taken from a 2016 Audi A6. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 05-16-19 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. **On-line report.
• Parking garage at 1851 Junipero Serra Boulevard (2nd floor)—a backpack was taken from a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-16-19 between 3:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. **On-line report.
• In N Out restaurant parking lot—nothing was taken from a 2015 Honda CRV. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-16-19 between 7:40 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Sephora—a backpack containing a MacBook Pro and Apple Airpods was taken from a 2014 Mercedes C250. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-16-19 at 7:34 p.m.
• 500 block of King Drive—a motorized skateboard, motorcycle helmet, gloves and bike shoes were taken from a 2007 Toyota Highlander. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 8:30 p.m. on 05-19-19 and 4:45 p.m. on 05-20-19.

Stolen Vehicles

There were three vehicles stolen during the past week. One was recovered.

• 300 block of Southill Boulevard—a 1997 Honda Accord. Occurred between 11:40 a.m. on 05-17-19 and 7:00 a.m. on 05-18-19. **Recovered by San Pablo P.D. on 05-18-19.
• 200 block of Oakridge Drive—a 2000 Honda CRV. Occurred on 05-17-19 at 11:10 p.m.
• 500 block of Hanover Street—a 2002 Honda Civic. Occurred on 0-5-17-19 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


• There were 7 domestic disturbance cases reported
• There were 3 shoplifting incidents reported
• There were 12 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 8 malicious mischief/vandalism case reported
• There were 3 arrests for public intoxication
• There were 4 hit and run collisions reported
• There were 6 “boots” placed on cars for unpaid parking tickets


Social Security Scam

We received a couple more reports this week from people who received phone calls about their social security numbers supposedly being compromised. I’ll just keep this up one more week.

Please DO NOT automatically believe when you are told your social security number has been comprised. Take the necessary steps to find out for yourself by contacting the Social Security Administration directly. According to the Social Security Administration’s website, reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from the Social Security Administration are increasingly becoming more frequent, and the callers are becoming more threatening in their calls. If you suspect you have received a scam call, you should hang up and report details of the call to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0217 or on line at

Community Events/Information

Kops and Kids Event—Saturday, June 1st (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

This event is always a lot of fun, and I hope you can attend. Together with the Pacifica Police Department, Colma Police Department, South San Francisco Police Department and the Broadmoor Police Department, this event will be at the Sea Bowl Bowling Center in Pacifica (4625 Coast Highway, Pacifica) on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to free bowling for the kids, this event provides a great opportunity to meet local police officers, firefighters, and rescue personnel. There will be police vehicles, fire equipment, classic police vehicles, police dogs and, weather permitting, a helicopter.

Daly City Police Athletic League (PAL) Golf Tournament—Monday, July 29

There is still room left to play in the 45th annual Daly City Police Athletic League golf tournament held at the world-renowned Olympic Club Lake course. This is a worthwhile event where all the proceeds benefit the youth of our community. Visit or the Daly City PAL Facebook page for more information!
The Daly City Police Department is Now Hiring!

Are you, or do you know anyone interesting in becoming a police officer? We have a new recruiting video! If you think you have what it takes (Honor, Courage, and Teamwork), visit and apply now!

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Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373

Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA 94015

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