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Daly City Police Department
Wednesday August 28th, 2019 :: 04:19 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 Tuesday, 08-20-19 at 4:35 p.m., Officer Taylor was dispatched to the Tri Counties Bank on Mission Street on the report of a wanted subject. The bank manager said a subject walked into the bank and told her to call the police because he had a warrant. Officer Taylor arrived and saw that the subject had crossed Mission Street and was walking toward the War Memorial gym. The officer said the subject appeared to be fighting with someone in his imagination—as he was throwing punches and kicks in the air. Officer Taylor said the subject showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance, and he said the subject admitted to him that he had used methamphetamine earlier in the day. The subject, a 22-year old transient, did not have a warrant but was instead arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Tuesday, 8-20-19, at approximately 11:42 p.m., Officer McCarthy and Officer Shoopman conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Bayshore Boulevard and MacDonald Avenue. The driver of the car immediately told the officers the vehicle wasn’t stolen—there was a file and vice grips in the ignition, instead of a key. The driver, a 41-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for driving with a suspended driver's license. When the officers were searching the vehicle prior to towing it, they found a firearm (a .9mm semi-automatic Walthers PPK/S) concealed in a shoe. When they searched the driver, they found a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in his pants pocket. The subject was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance while armed, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

On Wednesday, 08-21-19 at approximately 3:29 a.m., a 28-year old Oakland resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, hit and run, a probation violation and for a misdemeanor warrant after she was involved in a traffic collision near the intersection of Sullivan Avenue and Eastmoor Avenue.

On Wednesday, 08-21-19 at approximately 1:54 p.m., a 28-year old Daly City resident was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury after an altercation with an 18-year old Daly City resident that occurred to the rear of the Teglia Community Center. The suspect hit the victim above his eye with a blue tooth speaker, causing the victim to sustain a laceration above his eye.

On Thursday, 08-22-19 at 9:00 a.m., Officer Andrade was dispatched to the pool area of an apartment complex on the 400 block of Eastmoor Avenue on a report of a suspicious person. Officer Herrera and Sgt. Moala arrived to assist, and they found a subject sleeping near the pool area next to an empty bottle of vodka. The subject, a 36-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for public intoxication. This same subject was arrested two days earlier at the Starbuck’s at the Westlake Shopping Center for public intoxication. And then he was arrested again for public intoxication two days later at the intersection of Southgate Avenue and El Dorado Drive.

On Thursday, 08-22-19 at 12:45 p.m., Officer Hepler was dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of 2nd Avenue on a report of a fraudulent credit card activity. The reporting party said earlier in the morning, he had gone to the credit union on Junipero Serra Boulevard, and when he returned home, he realized his Visa debit card was missing. He checked online and saw three charges that morning at the Century Movie Theaters. The reporting party also saw there was a denied transaction for the Target Store in San Francisco. The charges at the theater were for one movie and two $100 gift cards. The manager for the movie theater was able to retrieve video from the time of the transaction, and he told the officer that a female had bought a ticket and reserved a seat for a movie that started at 2:35 p.m. that day. By 3:00 p.m., the manager had not called to say the female occupied the seat. The manager was able to void the two $100 transactions. On Monday, 08-26-19 at 2:03 p.m., the manager called to say the female was currently at the theater and said she was unable to see the movie and asked if she could see it that day instead. The manager let her in the theater. The manager said the female then attempted to purchase food with one of the $100 gift cards, but she did not know the card was voided. The female wanted to talk to a manager about the card, and the manager told her the card was canceled and took the card and receipt and then telephoned the police. Officer Lajoie and Officer Hepler responded to the theater and arrested the female, a 44-year old Colma resident, for petty theft and identity theft.

On Thursday, 08-22-19 at 9:47 p.m., Officer Lizana was dispatched to the unit block of Frankfort Street on a report of a person slumped over inside a vehicle with the engine running and transmission in “reverse”. Officer Brenes was already on scene and had directed the subject to put the gear into “park” and to shut off the engine. Officer Lizana asked the subject to step out of the vehicle, and the officer smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver and from inside the vehicle. Officer Lizana advised the subject that he would be conducting some field sobriety tests. The subject, a 30-year old Daly City resident, failed the tests, and Officer Lizana arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Thursday, 08-22-19 at 11:57 p.m., Officer Tualaulelei was dispatched to the parking lot near the Outback Restaurant on a report of a male flashing a strobe light at people and vehicles passing by in the area. The reporting party said the subject was yelling obscenities at him. The male was described as wearing a trench coat and having a walker. Officer Dhaliwal found a subject matching the description at near the Moonstar Restaurant. The subject was verbally aggressive and was cursing. The subject, a 62-year old transient, was a registered sex offender; however, he was out of compliance with his registration. He was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender.

On Friday, 08-23-19 at 1:15 a.m., Officer McCarthy, along with multiple other Daly City officers, was dispatched to the 200 block of Station Avenue on a report of a male subject who jumped the reporting party’s fence and stated, “Someone’s trying to kill me!” The officers arrived to find a male wearing a white tank top, shorts and no shoes. The subject, a 38-year old Daly City resident, said at midnight his boss and a foreman were parked in front of his house in a green van, but the van had already left. The subject said he heard them talking about shooting him, due to him owing them $800. The subject said the two subjects exited the van and walk towards his house. The subject said he ran to his landlord’s room and knocked on the door, hoping to wake up the landlord. The subject said he received no answer, so he ran outside and jumped multiple fences before finally knocking on another neighbor’s door. The subject contacted the reporting party and told him to call 911. When Officer McCarthy was speaking with the subject, he observed the subject exhibited symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The reporting party said the subject did not make sense when he knocked on his door. The reporting party checked his surveillance video and did not see a green van drive by his house at any point. Officer McCarthy ultimately placed the subject under arrest for making a false police report, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and for entering a non-commercial dwelling.

On Saturday, 08-24-19 at 12:14 a.m., a 28-year old Newark resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after she was involved in a traffic collision in the area of Northridge Drive and Skyline Drive.

On Saturday, 08-24-19 at 3:59 p.m., Officer Bermudez and Officer Dhaliwal were on a burglary prevention detail in the parking lot of the Serramonte Shopping Center when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. Officer Bermudez contacted the driver and asked for his driver's license. The driver said he did not have one, and the officer asked him to step out of his car. The driver complied and stepped out of his car. The driver was wearing a large puffy jacket and had a Louis Vuitton shoulder bag draped across his chest. The officer informed the driver his vehicle had expired registration since 2012, and he asked the driver if he had any form of identification. Before the driver gave the officer his identification card, the officer asked the subject to remove his shoulder bag, and the subject placed it on the trunk. The dispatcher advised the officers that the driver had a suspended driver's license. Officer Dhaliwal asked the subject if he had anything illegal inside his vehicle, and the subject said he did not. The subject gave the officer permission to search his vehicle, and Officer Dhaliwal found an empty large capacity 9mm SR9 Ruger magazine in the middle console. The officer asked the subject if he had a firearm on his person, and the subject said he did not. Officer Dhaliwal searched the subject and did not find anything illegal on him. However, when he searched the bag the subject was previously wearing across his chest, he found a 9mm SR9 Ruger semi-automatic handgun in the bag. The pistol had a magazine inserted into the magazine well. The serial numbers on the handgun were scratched off, making it difficult to read. The subject, a 24-year old Manteca resident, was then arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of large capacity magazines.

On Saturday, 08-24-19 at 7:06 p.m., numerous officers were dispatched to the Nordstrom Rack store on a report of a just-occurred robbery by a suspect who had a knife. The store manager said she was standing by the front entrance when she saw a subject enter, go up the escalator and into the wallets/belts/jackets section. The manager saw the suspect place items into his backpack and take the escalator down to exit the store. The manager said the subject walked past registers and left the store without paying for the items. The manager followed the subject and told him to stop, but the subject continued to walk. The manager tried to pull off the backpack from the subject, but the subject was able to retain the bag. Two people in the parking lot started to chase after the subject, but the manager told them to stop. While the subject was being chased, he dropped a knife while fleeing. The two people chasing the subject were able to pull the bag from him. Serramonte Mall security personnel were able access their closed-circuit television system and saw the subject walk into a restroom within the mall. Officers responded to the restroom and contacted the suspect, a 25-year old transient, who was hiding in a bathroom stall. The subject still had property (five pairs of sunglasses) from Nordstrom Rack in his possession (pants leg) and also had burglary tools (pliers). The subject was arrested for robbery, possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property.


There was one robbery during the past week.

On Saturday, 08-24-19 at 7:06 p.m., a 25-year old transient was arrested for robbery that occurred at the Nordstrom Rack store. See “Notable Reports” for more details.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past week.

Commercial Burglaries

There were no commercial burglaries during the past week.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were nine vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• 100 block of San Diego Avenue—loose change was taken from a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 08-19-19 and 7:30 a.m. on 08-20-19. **On-line report.
• Unit block of Abbot Avenue—an iPad, gas ranger and roll meter were taken from a lockbox of a 2015 Chevrolet Sierra. Occurred between 5:00 p.m. on 08-21-19 and 6:00 a.m. on 08-22-19.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot #C-4—a bag of clothes and miscellaneous items was taken from a 2013 Dodge Charger. A window was smashed. Occurred on 08-23-19 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
• Koi Palace parking lot—a backpack containing a MacBook Pro, hard drive, sensors, phone chargers, $2,300 and USB drives; a duffle bag containing miscellaneous clothing and a backpack containing miscellaneous items, an Armani purse and a Samsung Galaxy tablet were taken from a 2019 Nissan Armada (rental car). The rear window and right rear window were smashed. Occurred on 08-25-19- between 7:09 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.
• 6400 block of Mission Road—a duffle bag containing four Chauvet up lights and two chargeable up lights were taken from a 2013 Mercedes Benz GLK350. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 08-25-19 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• Moonstar Restaurant parking lot—nothing was taken from a 2019 Ford Fusion (rental car). The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 08-25-19 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
• Orange Street/East Market Street—loose change was taken from a 2016 Toyota Camry. A window was smashed. Occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 08-25-19 and 7:00 a.m. on 08-26-19.
• 200 block of Abbot Avenue--$10 in loose change was taken from a 1998 Lexus GS. A window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 08-25-19 and 7:00 a.m. on 08-26-19.
• 300 block of Third Avenue—tire chains and a gaff were taken from a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 08-25-19 between 1:45 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. **On-line report.

Stolen Vehicles

There was one vehicle stolen during the past week.

• Parking lot of 255 Coronado Avenue—a 2009 Yamaha R6 motorcycle. Occurred on 08-23-19 between 12:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.


• There were 5 domestic disturbance cases reported
• There were 2 shoplifting incidents reported
• There were 11 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 5 malicious mischief/vandalism case reported
• There were 5 arrests for public intoxication
• There was 1 hit and run collision reported
• There were 7 “boots” placed on cars for unpaid parking tickets


Nothing to report.

Community Events/Information

Gun Buyback Event—Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Daly City Police Department is holding our third gun buyback event at the parking lot of City Hall in Daly City at 333-90th Street on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our “Gun Buyback Program” rewards the voluntary surrender of firearms, while engaging our community towards a common goal of reducing gun violence. It is an anonymous process in which individuals can surrender their weapons, no questions asked. The overall goal of this event is to reduce the availability of unwanted, unsafe and illegal guns in communities by providing an opportunity for the safe and anonymous disposal of firearms. For additional information, please visit or contact Sgt. Sean Begley at or (650) 991-8183.

Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event—Saturday, September 14, 2019

San Mateo County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge at a special drop-off collection event in Daly City on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. To participate, you may make an appointment for this FREE event by visiting or by calling (650) 363-4718 and selecting option #3. The event location and directions will be provided after you make an appointment.

Accepted items include acids/bases, aerosol cans, automotive supplies (car batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid), cleaning products, fertilizers, pesticides, flammable liquids, fluorescent lights (compact and tubes), paint, inks, propane tanks, and photo chemicals. No radioactive, explosive, medical or commercial waste is allowed. All waste collected is reused, recycled, or stabilized for proper disposal to achieve zero waste being landfilled. **No radioactive, explosive, or medical waste.

**Limit 10 gallons of liquid or 50 pounds of solid waste per appointment.

Pasta Bingo—Daly City Lions Club Fundraiser on Friday, September 20, 2019

Join the Daly City Host Lions Club for a great evening of dinner and bingo on Friday, September 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Colma Community Center, 1520 Hillside Boulevard in Colma. The cost is $25.00 per person before Monday, September 16 and $30.00 per person after Monday, September 16. This includes dinner and ten bingo games. For more information, please call (650) 755-9567 or email

Latinx Heritage Month Celebration—save the date: Saturday, September 21st

In honor of National Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), the City of Daly City will be celebrating the culture of the Latinx community with performances, demonstrations, food trucks, vendors, information/resources tables and more. This fee event will be held at City Hall. If you would like to be part of the celebration as a performer, vendor or as information/resource table, please visit

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 According to County records, Daly City has the lowest number of registered users in the county. Please sign up today! 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!

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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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