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Daly City Police Department
Thursday June 20th, 2019 :: 05:11 p.m. PDT

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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, 06-10-19 at 12:15 a.m., Officer Hart was dispatched to the intersection of Midvale Drive and Del Prado Drive on a report of an altercation between a brother and a sister in which someone was sprayed with bear mace. Officer Hart met with a male and a female, who were later determined to be adopted siblings. The male subject, a 20-year old Pacifica resident, was frantic and bleeding from his arms from apparent bite wounds. The subject was also holding a large canister of bear mace which he handed to the officer saying the female sprayed he and his friend with it. The female, a 28-year old Daly City resident, said her brother had invited someone over to her house and she did not like her brother’s friend. An argument broke out between the brother and sister, which resulted in the sister spraying the brother and his friend, a 25-year old Daly City resident, with the bear mace and the sister biting her brother’s arm. The female was arrested for assault with a caustic chemical and battery upon a person.

On Tuesday, 06-11-19 at approximately 8:46 p.m., an 18-year old South San Francisco resident was the victim of assault with a deadly weapon, strong arm robbery and criminal conspiracy by several suspects. A 17-year old Daly City resident was booked into the Youth Services Center, and an 18-year old South San Francisco resident was booked into the San Mateo County jail. This investigation is continuing. This occurred after several officers were dispatched to a fight at Verducci Drive and King Drive.

On Saturday, 06-15-19 at 7:16 p.m., a 46-year old San Francisco resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. This occurred at Mission Street and Hillside Boulevard.

On Sunday, 06-16-19 at 9:35 p.m., Officer Graner was dispatched to the unit block of Shakespeare Street on a report of a someone breaking glass. Officer Graner contacted a subject, a 32-year old Daly City resident, who was subsequently arrested for public intoxication.
This past week, two more Daly City residents were the victims of the “social security” scam. I’ve mentioned this scam several times in these bulletins. Both of these victims were told their social security numbers were used in crimes, and the only way for the social security number to be cleared was to purchase various cards to use the funds to clear up the social security account. Please spread the word that this is a scam!


Robberies

There was one robbery during the past week.

On Saturday, 06-15-19 at 6:40 a.m., Officer Greene was dispatched to the area of Mission Street and Crocker Avenue on a report of an assault that just occurred. Officer Green contacted a 62-year old female at the laundromat who said she and her husband were just attacked by a male who punched her in the back of the head and her husband in the face. The suspect then stole clothing that belonged to them. As the suspect walked out of the laundromat with the victim’s clothing, he was confronted by the 65-year old male victim. During the confrontation, the suspect choked the male around the neck, causing him not to be able to breathe. The victim’s wife said when she tried to stop the suspect from attacking her husband, the suspect hit her with a closed fist once in the back of the head, and once on the side of her head. The victim said she began running northbound on Mission Street towards her home so that she could call 911. Officer Collins found the suspect, a 21-year old San Francisco resident, in the area, and he was booked for robbery and elder abuse.


Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Thursday, 06-13-19 between 12:15 a.m. and 12:26 a.m., an unknown suspect burglarized an apartment on the unit block of Crestwood Drive. The unknown suspect forcibly entered the apartment via the front door. It is unknown what property was taken.


Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

On Wednesday, 06-12-19 at approximately 1:22 a.m., an unknown male suspect accessed the locked lobby door from an open window and reached over the counter at the Mylo Motel on Geneva Avenue and took money from a locked drawer. The subject was described as a black male, approximately 35 years old wearing a short-sleeved color shirt, white undershirt and jeans.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were seven vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Westlake Shopping Center parking lot—a purse containing a wallet with credit cards and $50 and medication was taken from a 2015 Honda Crossover. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 06-10-19 at 12:52 p.m.
• Westlake Shopping Center parking lot near Chipotle—a Coach backpack containing a HP laptop, checkbooks and hard drives was taken from a 2017 Dodge Journey. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 06-10-19 between 5:20 p.m. and 5:25 p.m.
• 800 block of Campus Drive—a wallet containing identification and money was taken from a 2015 Toyota Prius. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred between 8:30 p.m. on 06-12-19 and 6:30 a.m. on 06-13-19.
• Unit block of James Court—an Apple Mac Book laptop and four garbage bags of clothing was taken from a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. Two windows were smashed. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 06-12-19 and 9:00 a.m. on 06-13-19.
• Unit block of Miriam Street—a backpack containing miscellaneous items and a tent was taken from a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred between 10:30 p.m. on 06-14-19 and 2:51 a.m. on 06-15-19.
• Little Caesar’s parking lot—a MacBook Air laptop and a Lenovo laptop were taken from a 2019 Subaru Ascent. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 06-15-19 at 7:42 p.m.
• 400 block of Alta Loma Avenue—nothing was taken from a 2009 Nissan Cube. The right rear and right front windows were smashed. Occurred between 2:30 p.m. on 06-16-19 and 10:45 a.m. on 06-18-19.


Stolen Vehicles

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

• Hanover Street/Whittier Street—a 2002 Toyota RAV4. Occurred on 06-11-19 between 8:40 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. **Recovered on 06-12-19 by Daly City P.D.
• Unit block of Castlemont Avenue—a 1993 Honda Accord. Occurred on 06-13-19 between 6:40 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
• Unit block of Lausanne Avenue—a 1999 GMC Sierra. Occurred between 9:00 p.m. on 06-13-19 and 6:20 a.m. on 06-14-19.
• 800 block of Villa Street—a 2018 Toyota Corolla. Occurred on 06-12-19 at 4:45 p.m.
• Plymouth Circle/Gellert Boulevard—a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq. Occurred on 06-14-19 between 6:40 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• 300 block of Deanne Lane—a 2018 Sym Lance Scooter. Occurred between 10:30 p.m. on 06-14-19 and 11:00 on 06-15-19.
• Unit block of Seaview Drive—a 1995 Honda Accord. Occurred between 3:15 p.m. on 06-11-19 and 2:26 p.m. on 06-17-19.


Miscellaneous

• There were 6 domestic disturbance cases reported
• There were 3 shoplifting incidents reported
• There were 2 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 6 malicious mischief/vandalism case reported
• There were 2 arrests for public intoxication
• There were 2 hit and run collisions reported
• There were 15 “boots” placed on cars for unpaid parking tickets


Scams/Other

Car Accident Scam

On Saturday, 06-15-19 at 11:00 a.m., an 87-year old Daly City resident received a phone call from an unknown phone number. The male caller told the victim that her grandson was in a very bad car accident with a Canadian diplomat, and her grandson was arrested. The male told her in order to help her grandson, she needed to send $3,200. The caller told the victim to go to the bank, withdraw cash and go to Home Depot and purchase three $1,000 cards. The male told the caller that he would pay the remaining $200 himself. The victim obtained the cash and cards and waited for the male to call her. The male then told her to scratch off the back of the card to reveal the hidden code numbers and told her to read them to him. The caller instructed the victim to destroy the cards. The victim called her son and told him what happened, and the victim found out she was scammed. The victim said she received two more calls from the same unknown number.


Personal Shopper Scam

On Thursday 06-13-19, a 22-year old Daly City resident reported that she received an email sent to her San Francisco State University email address which appeared to be endorsed by the school (a logo of the school was on the email). The email offered an employment opportunity to be a “personal shopper” and that the victim would receive a check at her residence. The victim was then directed to deposit the check at her local bank and immediately purchase specific gift cards from a CVS drug store. The victim said she received a check for $1,500 and deposited it in her bank and purchased $1,500 worth of gift cards at CVS. The victim said she sent photographs of the scratched off gift cards to an 800-phone number. The victim then was advised to send an additional $100 via Zelle to an email address. The victim said a few days later she received a check for $2,000, but she was notified by her bank that the first check she deposited was fraudulent. The victim then realized she was scammed. This very same scam also occurred on the same date to an 18-year old Daly City resident who also reported she was also scammed out of $1,500.


Community Events/Information
Study Session on Parking in Daly City—Monday, June 24th at 5:30 p.m.
You are invited to attend a study session on parking in Daly City that will be held at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 333-90th Street on Monday June 24th at 5:30 p.m. At this session, staff will review the history of efforts to address parking challenges in Daly City and discuss options for public involvement with the City Council. This is a Study Session, and it will not include any voting or decision-making. The City Councilmembers will provide feedback on staff recommendations regarding a plan for public engagement. In the upcoming months, there will be many opportunities to weigh in regarding potential solutions to parking challenges. If you would like to be notified of these opportunities, please e-mail Stephen Stolte at sstolte@dalycity.org or call (650) 991-8126.

San Mateo County Alert System (SMC)

Have you signed up to receive these alerts? This alert is a free digital communication system used by emergency management agencies and first responders to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates to portable digital devices. In an emergency situation, an alert will be sent by San Mateo County authorized personnel and you will receive messages on your cell phone or mobile device. Most carriers activate the service automatically. To receive emergency alerts, sign up by visiting www.smcalert.info .According to County records, Daly City has the lowest number of registered users in the county. Please sign up today!


Nextdoor.com

Nextdoor.com is a free private social networking website for your neighborhood. This private network ensures that only those who live in your neighborhood can join; users must go through a verification process. Neighbors ask each other for business recommendations; help in locating missing pets; discuss relevant local government issues; or connect for other reasons. It is very easy to sign up. I like the fact that the site verifies users by addresses, and it won’t allow people to access to a neighborhood if they don’t live there. Please note: The City of Daly City and/or the Police Department cannot see what residents post—we are only allowed to post information. There is also a mobile application, or you can have it sent to your e-mail. Give it a try! www.nextdoor.com



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If you have any suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your concern for our community. I appreciate you taking the time to read my bulletins. Your comments are always welcome!





Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373 dmccarthy@dalycity.org

Address/Location
Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA 94015

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
Administrative Services
dmccarthy@dalycity.org
650-746-8373

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