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Daly City Police Department
Thursday September 12th, 2019 :: 04:30 p.m. PDT


Crime Alert Bulletin (September 2-8, 2019)

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 Thursday, 09-05-19 at 4:12 p.m., Officer Mahan was dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Lycett Circle on the report of a past theft. The reporting party suspected one of his roommates was responsible for stealing his tools. Officer Lajoie responded to assist. The victim said he left the home at approximately 8:00 a.m. that day and remembered seeing his tools near the door to the room he rents. When he returned home at 3:00 p.m., he said he noticed some of his tools were missing. The victim said he remembered locking his door when he left the residence. The victim said he inspected the door trim and found it damaged and separated from the door frame. After a brief investigation, officers arrested the roommate, a 42-year old Daly City resident, for burglary.

On Tuesday, 09-03-19 at 4:41 p.m., Officer Taylor was on patrol and saw a subject sitting with his head resting on his knees in the bus shelter near War Memorial Community Center. Officer Taylor approached the subject to check on his welfare and saw a small plastic baggie containing a white powder on the ground between the subject’s feet. Officer Taylor woke up the subject and saw in the subject’s lap, a lighter, bottle cap and plastic straw with brown residue inside the straw (items used to ingest controlled substances). When the officer was speaking with the subject, he could see the subject was exhibiting signs of opiate use. Officer Herrera arrived on scene to assist. Officer Taylor advised the subject he was going to conduct some tests to see if the subject was under the influence. The subject failed the tests, and Officer Herrera brought the subject to the police station for processing. Prior to that, Officer Taylor found another small baggie containing a white crystalline substance that was in the subject’s shirt pocket, and he found, in the subject’s pants pocket, a key ring containing keys used by locksmiths or thieves to access or start vehicles. Officer Taylor searched the subject’s backpack and found a lock picking kit, straws with brown residue, and a glass vial that read “Fentanyl”. Officer Taylor placed the 33-year old transient subject under arrest for possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Tuesday, 09-03-19 at approximately 5:45 p.m., a 34-year old transient was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon by a 35-year old Daly City resident who hit the victim in the head with a skateboard. The victim sustained a 2” laceration. This occurred in the rear parking lot of Sprouts. The victim knew the subject, and officers later booked the subject for assault with a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, 09-04-19 at 2:29 p.m., Officer Herrera was dispatched to the intersection of Mateo Avenue and West Market Street on a report of a male subject who brandished a firearm after confronting the victims about driving the wrong way. The victims (male & female) said they were outside talking to each other when a person in a white Dodge Charger drove extremely fast up the street. The victims said they yelled to the driver that it was a one-way street, and then the driver parked, exited the driver’s side and yelled, “What are you going to do?” to the male, a 25-year old Daly City resident. The 56-year old female victim said the suspect then opened his driver’s side rear door, reached into a backpack and held a shiny silver Glock firearm in his hand. When she saw the firearm, the female said she ran in her house to call the police. She was also able to take a photo of the vehicle before it was gone. After an extensive investigation, the following day, detectives were able to identify the driver and executed a search warrant at the driver’s apartment on the 200 block of Park Plaza Drive in Daly City. The subject, a 33-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for possession of a firearm, exhibiting a concealed firearm in public, assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm, and possession of a large capacity magazine.

On Friday, 09-06-19 at 12:36 a.m., following a check by Officer Brenes on an occupied vehicle in the Chevron Gas station lot on John Daly Boulevard, a 32-year old Hayward resident was cited for being in possession of a controlled substance (heroin and Ritalin) and providing false identification to the officer.

On Friday, 09-06-19 at 7:55 a.m., Officer Serbin and Officer Reininger were dispatched to the Flyer’s Gas Station on Junipero Serra Boulevard on a report of a subject who would not leave the gas station. An employee called and said the subject had been at the gas station since 5:45 a.m. and was acting “paranoid”. The employees asked the subject to leave, and after the subject refused to leave, the employees locked themselves in the gas station. Officer Serbin spoke with the subject, a 40-year old Daly City resident, and he noticed as he spoke with the subject, that the subject seemed paranoid. The subject told the officer he was being followed by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend ant that they may be trying to kill him. Believing that the subject may be under the influence or suffering from a mental health issue, Officer Serbin advised the subject he was going to pat search him. The subject forcefully attempted to resist both officers, and a scuffle ensued, causing both officers to sustain abrasions on the knees, fingers and elbows. The subject was arrested for felony battery upon officers and for resisting arrest.

On Friday, 09-06-19 at 9:48 p.m., Officer Graner was dispatched to the area of John Daly Boulevard and Lake Merced Boulevard on a report of a reckless driver. Officer Greene was in the area and followed the vehicle until they could conduct a traffic stop at the intersection of Mission Street and San Jose Avenue. Following the traffic stop, the driver, a 33-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, being a sex registrant out of compliance and for being in possession of brass knuckles. His passenger, a 31-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for falsely identifying himself to an officer and for two warrants.

On Sunday, 09-08-19 at 1:14 p.m., Officer Haas arrested a 47-year old Daly City resident for driving under the influence, following a report of a hit and run collision that occurred near the Midway Community Center.


There were four robberies and one attempted robbery during the past week.

On Monday, 09-02-19 at 5:30 p.m., Officer Lajoie was dispatched to the Guerrero’s Taqueria on Junipero Serra Boulevard on the report of a robbery. The employee said she was working at the front cash register when a male holding a broken glass bottle walked into the restaurant. The subject told the employee, “This is my money” and grabbed the tip jar and moved it closer to him. After the employee saw the subject move the jar closer, she said he put his hand inside the jar, grabbed the money and walked out of the restaurant. Officer Mahan found a subject matching the description at the corner of Junipero Serra Boulevard and Citrus Avenue. The reporting party positively identified the suspect, and officer arrested the 35-year old transient subject for robbery.

On Monday, 09-02-19 at approximately 9:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Chester Street and Orange Street on the report of a man with a gun running down the street. A Broadmoor Police Officer also responded and advised that an armed robbery had just occurred. The victim, a 25-year old Daly City resident, said he was walking on Chester Street approaching Lausanne Avenue when an unknown subject approached him and put a gun to his back. The victim said the subject told him to give him his “stuff” and began pulling items out of the victim’s pockets. The victim said he ran to his house on the 800 block of Chester Street to tell his friend. Before he could get to his house, he said his friend had seen the incident and was running down the street with a shovel. The victim said the subject took his iPhone and wallet containing a debit card and driver's license. The victim’s friend, a 49-year old Daly City resident, said he stopped chasing the subject when the subject pointed a gun at him. The victim described the suspect as a White or Hispanic male, approximately 5’10”, skinny build, wearing a white tee shirt and a black/red beanie. This investigation is continuing.

On Tuesday, 09-03-19 at 5:31 p.m., Officer Poti was dispatched to the Target store on a report of a loss prevention officer struggling to apprehend a subject who had stolen from the store. The 26-year old loss prevention officer said he witnessed the subject had stolen numerous items, and he confronted the subject. The loss prevention officer said when he confronted the subject, the subject became increasingly resistive, pulled away, and at one point balled his fist and took a fighting stance. The loss prevention officer wanted the subject to be arrested. The officer searched the subject, a 28-year old San Francisco resident, and found he had an unsheathed fixed 3” double sided bladed knife in his pants pocket. Officer Poti booked the subject for robbery and for possession of a dirk/dagger.

On Thursday, 09-05-19 at 5:16 p.m., Officer Taylor was dispatched to the Walgreens on Mission Street on the report of a customer and an employee. The dispatcher said the employee had pulled a knife on the customer, and they were in a physical fight. The customer then left the store with merchandise he stole. Several other officers responded, and Officer Digiacomo located a subject matching the description on Evergreen Avenue near Irvington Street. The 24-year old Walgreens employee said he saw the subject enter the store. He recognized the subject who previously stole ice cream and plastic spoons from the store on more than one occasion—the latest being the prior day. The employee said he stood in front of the freezer door to prevent the subject from getting to the ice cream. The employee told the subject to leave the store, and the subject refused. The subject shoved the employee and tried to reach around to open the freezer door. The employee said the subject removed a folding knife from his pocket and threatened to “beat up” the employee. The employee said the subject then started punching him in the face. The employee said the subject then took two pints of ice cream and walked to another aisle to get utensils and then walked out of the store without paying. Officers arrested the subject, a 26-year old transient, for robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine pipe).

On Saturday, 09-07-19 at 7:45 p.m., Officer Chow was dispatched to the Valero Gas Station on Skyline Drive on a report of a subject who was waving a knife around who was upset about getting chicken at the gas station. The dispatcher provided a description of the subject and his vehicle; however, the subject was not initially located. The victim (the gas station employee), said the subject was causing an issue with the kitchen staff for Krispy Krunchy Chicken, the food business within the Valero Food Mart. The 29-year old victim said the subject was waving around a knife as he was talking to him, demanding free samples of chicken. The victim said he tried to reason with the subject and told him he could not do that. The victim said he smelled alcohol on the subject and felt as if the subject was trying to scare him. The victim said the suspect yelled at staff for a minute before getting into the passenger seat of a black Jeep Wrangler and left the scene. Officer Chow was able to view video surveillance of the incident. The same evening at approximately 11:38 p.m., Officer Todaro saw the Jeep in the parking lot of the same gas station. The subject in question was once again in the passenger seat of the vehicle. The victim positively identified the suspect, and Officer Chow arrested the suspect, a 28-year old San Leandro resident, for attempted robbery.
Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Thursday, 09-05-19 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.., a 42-year old Daly City resident broke into his roommate’s bedroom on the unit block of Lycett Circle and stole tools. The suspect was arrested.

Commercial Burglaries

There were two commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Wednesday, 09-04-19 at 7:00 p.m., an unknown subject, described as a white male, 25-30 years old, 5’7”, medium build wearing a white shirt and black baseball cap, stole over $1,200 worth of alcohol from the Total Wine and More Store.

On Sunday, 09-08-19 at approximately 3:00 a.m., an unknown subject burglarized the Top Wash Laundromat on Mission Street via an unknown means and stole clothing.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were eight vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Safeway parking lot—a backpack containing $50, a German driver's license, German passport and a bank card was taken from the passenger floorboard of a 2020 Chevrolet Suburban (rental car). The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 09-02-19 between 9:00 p.m. and 10:20 p.m.
• Unit block of MacDonald Avenue—a folding car bench seat was taken from a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 11:30 a.m. on 09-02-19 and 10:30 a.m. on 09-03-19.
• Parking garage at 415 A Street—a wallet containing a driver's license, $400 and coins was taken from a 2008 Toyota RAV4. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 10:45 p.m. on 09-02-19 and 8:00 a.m. on 09-03-19.
• IHOP parking lot—two backpacks containing miscellaneous men’s clothing, an underwater camera and $400 was taken from the rear floorboard of a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-05-19 between 9:25 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Target—nothing was taken from a Ford Fusion. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-05-19 between 10:23 p.m. and 10:57 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Dave & Buster’s—a Northface backpack containing schoolwork was taken from a 2016 Subaru Impreza. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-05-19 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:25 p.m.
• Jollibee parking lot—four backpacks containing miscellaneous clothing, passports and toiletries were taken from a 2015 Mercedes GLA250. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-07-19 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
• 500 block of Alexis Circle—shoes, clothing, and a vehicle tracker were taken from a 2007 Toyota RAV4. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 10:30 p.m. on 09-08-19 and 7:30 a.m. on 09-09-19.

Stolen Vehicles

There were no vehicles stolen during the past week.


• There were 6 domestic disturbance cases reported
• There was 1 shoplifting incident reported
• There were 10 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 8 malicious mischief/vandalism case reported
• There were 2 arrests for public intoxication
• There were 2 hit and run collisions reported
• There were 3 “boots” placed on cars for unpaid parking tickets


Nothing to report.

Community Events/Information

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.

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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