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Daly City Police Department
Thursday September 19th, 2019 :: 06:42 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, 09-09-19 at 4:00 p.m., Officer Gill was dispatched to the Target store on a report of a subject who assaulted loss prevention officers as they were attempting to apprehend him for shoplifting video games. The dispatchers gave a description of the suspect and advised the subject was last seen running behind the Cost Plus store. Officer Gill arrived and found the subject lying in an empty dumpster at the rear of the Ross store. The loss prevention officers positively identified the subject as the one who assaulted them as they attempted to apprehend him for shoplifting. One of the loss prevention officers said the suspect bit him on his shoulder, and the other loss prevention officer said the subject punched him in the face. Officer Gill arrested the subject, a 28-year old San Francisco resident, for robbery.

On Tuesday, 09-10-19 at 2:11 p.m., Officer Herrera and other officers were dispatched to the Chevron Gas station on Hickey Boulevard on a report of a male and a female in a physical altercation. Officer Herrera arrived to see an older male who was bleeding from multiple places on his face. The officer told the subject to sit while she called for an ambulance. The subject said he was punched in the face by a mother and her kids. Officer Herrera contacted the female who said she went into the store to purchase cigarettes. A witness said the cashier asked for identification, and the female said she did not have it and began arguing with the cashier. The male victim was behind her and told the female to “just follow the rules, he’s just doing his job”. The witness said that the female then turned around and started to punch the male approximately eight times in the face, causing the victim to fall. The witness said the female then called for her two kids who then kicked and punched the male as he was on the ground. The female, a 44-year old South San Francisco resident, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit a crime, and child endangerment. Her 18-year old daughter was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime. Her 17-year old son was booked into the Youth Services Center for assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime. The victim, a 64-year old San Francisco resident, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.
On Wednesday, 09-11-19 at 3:08 p.m., a 41-year old Daly City resident was arrested for trespassing and for public intoxication after he had entered the Lucky’s store, where he was previously admonished for trespassing.

On Wednesday, 09-11-19 at 7:24 p.m., Officer Herrera was dispatched to a call of an adult female with drugs in her possession who was sleeping outside Serramonte Shopping Center. Officer Herrera arrived and saw a female slouched over sleeping behind a concrete bench. The female had a lighter and pink plastic straw in her hand and a clear plastic bag with a white powdery substance and a stack of small square pieces of foil directly in front of her. Officer Herrera woke up the female, and the female immediately tried to hide the plastic bag and straw. Officer Herrera asked the subject what was in the plastic bag in front of her, and the female said it was “Fentanyl”. After Officer Herrera conducted tests to see if the subject was under the influence, she arrested the female, a 22-year old Newark resident, for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Thursday, 09-12-19 at 1:28 a.m., subsequent to a traffic stop by Officer Tualaulelei of a vehicle on the 100 block of Peoria Street, a 33-year old Daly City resident was arrested for possession of an unregistered firearm in a public place, carrying a concealed loaded firearm, possession of a high capacity magazine and for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Thursday, 09-12-19 at 11:55 a.m., a 17-year old Jefferson High School student was arrested for being in possession of concentrated cannibals (wax), being a minor in possession of a stun gun and for being in possession of pepper spray on school grounds. This occurred at Jefferson High School.

On Friday, 09-13-19 at 6:50 p.m., Officer Serbin was dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of Byrne Street on a welfare check. The reporting party was concerned because she saw the subject was posting videos and photos on Facebook of her using methamphetamine. Officer Serbin arrived at the residence and spoke with the female, and he could see that she was under the influence of a stimulant. The subject admitted to the officer that she had used methamphetamine about an hour prior. Officer Serbin arrested the subject, a 39-year old Daly City resident, for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Saturday, 09-14-19 at 9:11 p.m., Sgt. Moala conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Junipero Serra Boulevard and 90th Street. The driver was agitated and began yelling obscenities at Sgt. Moala as he approached the vehicle. Sgt. Moala asked the subject to step out of the vehicle, and the subject continued to yell at the Sergeant and displayed behavior indicative of someone under the influence of a controlled substance. Other officers arrived to assist, and Sgt. Moala asked the passenger to step out of the vehicle. Sgt. Moala asked the passenger if he had anything illegal on him, and the passenger admitted to having crystal methamphetamine in his possession. That subject, a 37-year old Daly City resident, was cited for possession of methamphetamine and for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. The driver, a 40-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for delaying a peace officer and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Saturday, 09-14-19 at 9:55 p.m., subsequent to a traffic stop by Officer Cain in the area of MacDonald Avenue and Allan Street, two subjects, a 40-year old Oakland resident and a 49-year old San Francisco resident, were both arrested for being felons in possession of a firearm, possession of an unregistered concealed firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, illegal possession of a firearm, being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, and possession of a concealed firearm (with prior weapons convictions.) Additionally, a 37-year old female San Francisco resident was arrested for being in possession of an unregistered concealed firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine and possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

On Saturday, 09-14-19 at 10:25 p.m., Officer Hart and Officer Ciucci were dispatched to the Lucky’s store on a report of a subject who had approached a patron and asked if he wanted to buy heroin. The store management said the subject had been in the rest room for several minutes. After about ten minutes, the subject exited the bathroom. After a brief investigation, the subject, a 36-year old Daly City resident, was cited for possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sunday, 09-15-19 at approximately 9:07 a.m., Officer Chittenden and Officer Serbin were dispatched to the 200 block of Avalon Drive on a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officer Chittenden recognized the subject sitting in the driver’s seat and knew the subject was a parolee. The subject was sweating profusely, his pupils were dilated, and his speech was rapid—all signs of someone being under the influence of a central nervous system simulant. The subject, a 43-year old Daly City resident, admitted to using narcotics and was arrested for a parole violation and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Sunday, 09-15-19 at 9:32 p.m., Officer Sunga and other officers were dispatched to an apartment on the unit block of Poncetta Drive. The reporting party said her boyfriend had beet her up. The officers arrived and spoke to the female who said she had been pinned down by her boyfriend and he had kicked her repeatedly in the back of her head and neck. The officers found no injuries to the reporting party’s head. The officers spoke to the boyfriend who said his girlfriend had been out all day and possibly using methamphetamine and marijuana with her friends. The officers could find no validity to the story and later arrested the reporting party, a 27-year old Daly City resident, for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Sunday, 09-15-19 at 10:29 p.m., Officer Hart was dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Gambetta Street on a report of a transient female sleeping in the reporting party’s bed. The reporting party said she came home where she and her roommate share, and she found the home to be a mess, and it looked like someone ate their food, smeared food on the walls and possibly even showered in their bathroom. The roommate returned home shortly after Officer Hart arrived, and Officer Collins arrived to assist. The officers checked the home while the occupants stood behind them. They observed a female sleeping in the bed and placed her under arrest. During a walk-through of the residence, the two 26-year old residents pointed out to the officers that there were numerous things out of place. There was pasta on the living room floor and smeared on the living room wall. There were partially consumed food items in the kitchen and an open bottle of syrup on the counter. There was syrup smeared on the interior portion of the rear sliding glass door and in the cat food kibble. The victims pointed out their dresser drawers were opened, leading them to believe the suspect had tried on their clothes. The method of entry was by breaking a lock box and using the key to enter the residence. The officers arrested the suspect, a 33-year old Daly City resident, for burglary.


Robberies

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

On Monday, 09-19-19 at 4:00 p.m., two loss prevention officers for Target were the victims of a robbery by a 28-year old San Francisco resident. See “Notable Reports” for more information.

On Monday, 09-19-19 at approximately 7:19 p.m., a Macy’s loss prevention officer was the victim of a robbery by an unknown suspect who stole clothing. When the loss prevention officer attempted to stop the shoplifter, the shoplifter pushed her and fled from the store.

On Tuesday, 09-10-19 at approximately 11:19 p.m., a 70-year old San Francisco resident was the victim of a robbery by an unknown suspect who grabbed her purse from her as she was at the intersection of Mission Street and Goethe Street. The victim said she got off the MUNI bus and stood near the Walgreen’s store and began ordering an Uber. The victim said she heard a car park and then saw a subject, described as a black male, 20-30 years old wearing a cream-colored jacket, who approached her and grabbed a hold of her purse. The victim began yelling for help, but no one heard her. She had her purse around her wrist, and the suspect pulled hard on the purse, causing the victim to sustain a bruise on her wrist. The victim said the suspect got into a black colored sedan that drove west on Goethe Street near San Jose Avenue. This investigation is continuing.

On Sunday, 09-14-19 at 12:14 a.m., Officer Chow and Officer Sunga were dispatched to the police station on a report of a robbery that had occurred on the 600 block of Skyline Drive about 20 minutes earlier. The victim, a 59-year old Daly City resident, said he started walking from his house on the 700 block of Skyline Drive at about 10:30 on Saturday night. He said when he got to the 600 block, he heard footsteps behind him that sounded like someone running. The victim said then was pushed from behind, and he stuck out his hand to prevent him from falling. The victim said he stood up and saw two males behind him. The victim said one male had a gun in his hand and told him, “Give me your wallet and money.” The victim told the subject that he did not have his wallet or money on him, and he said the subject patted his pockets and did not find anything. The victim said the second suspect held a knife in his hand. The victim said the suspects then ran southbound on Skyline Drive. The victim described the male with the gun as a Middle Easter male adult, 6’2”, 150 lbs., slim, hair combed to the side with a white bandana with black design, brown eyes, and wearing a black jacket. The victim described the subject with the knife as a Middle Eastern male adult, 170 lbs., and chubby. This investigation is continuing.


Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

Between Tuesday, 09-10-19 and Friday 09-13-19 at an unknown time, an apartment on the 380 block of Lake Merced Boulevard was burglarized by an unknown suspect who stole $4,800 in cash and over $5,000 in miscellaneous jewelry. This investigation is continuing.

On Sunday, 09-15-19, a residence on the unit block of Gambetta Street was burglarized. See “Notable Reports” for more information.


Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary and one attempted commercial burglary during the past week.


On Saturday, 09-14-19 at 8:42 p.m., a 22-year old San Francisco resident was arrested for burglary after stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise from Macy’s. He also was booked on a felony warrant for burglary from San Francisco.

On Monday, 09-19-19 between 3:31 a.m. and 6:15 a.m., an unknown subject smashed a glass door in an attempt to break into the Taco Bell restaurant on Mission Street.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were fourteen vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• 900 block of Wyandotte Avenue—a coin purse containing $15 was taken from a 2014 Honda Civic. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 09-09-19 between 12:00 a.m. and 6:25 a.m. **On-line report.
• Celia’s parking lot—an iPad and HP computer were taken from a 2019 Jeep Cherokee. (Rental car). The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 09-11-19 between 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Buffalo Wild Wings—a work backpack containing a Dell laptop, digital camera and head phones was taken from a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe (rental car). The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 09-11-19 between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
• 900 block of St. Francis Boulevard—an iPad and aviation headset were taken from a 2005 Toyota Camry. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 9:00 p.m. on 09-11-19 and 8:30 a.m. on 09-12-19.
• Celia’s parking lot—a backpack containing an Apple Chrome book, Gucci backpack/purse, Kate Spade wallet, Gap watch, credit cards, $120 and perfume was taken from a 2011 Ford Explorer. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-12-19 between 8:52 p.m. and 9:52 p.m.
• Skyline Plaza parking lot near Ranch 99—a backpack containing an Apple MacBook Pro, wallet, cell phone, $40 and credit cards was taken from the front passenger seat of a 2019 Lexus RX450. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 09-13-19 between 12:00 p.m. and 12:50 p.m.
• Parking structure at Westlake Shopping Center on Lake Merced Boulevard (2nd floor)—a backpack containing two laptop chargers and clothing was taken from a 2017 Volkswagen Golf. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-13-19 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
• Parking lot of Davita Dialysis—a purse containing $300, wallet and credit cards was taken from the rear floorboard of a 2017 Lexus NXT200. A window was smashed. Occurred on 09-13-19 between 6:28 p.m. and 6:31 p.m.
• Parking lot of Davita Dialysis—a gym bag containing books, workout gear and a lunch bag was taken from a 2016 Ford Cmax. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-13-19 at 6:28 p.m.
• In N Out parking lot (Gellert Boulevard)—a backpack containing clothing and snacks was taken from the rear passenger area of a 2019 Ford Explorer (rental car). The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-14-19 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.
• 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.
• Alpine Inn parking lot—miscellaneous belongings were taken from a 2012 Toyota Camry. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred between 6:00 p.m. on 09-14-19 and 12:26 a.m. on 09-15-19.
• Unit block of Caroline Way—miscellaneous items were taken from a 2008 Pontiac G6. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred at an unknown time on 09-14-19. **On-line report.
• Unit block of Caroline Way—a backpack containing clothing and toiletries was taken from a 2015 Kia Optima. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 09-14-19 at 3:30 a.m. **On-line report.
• 100 block of Ardendale Drive—shoes, money, medication and paperwork were taken from a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 7:00 a.m. on 09-14-19 and 9:20 a.m. on 09-16-19. **On-line report.
• 300 block of Higate Drive—an attempted burglary to a 2006 Lexus RX400. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 09-15-19 between 1:00 p.m. and 9:54 p.m.


Stolen Vehicles

There was one vehicle stolen during the past week.

• San Fernando Way/Santa Paula Drive—a 1993 Honda Civic. Occurred between 9:30 p.m. on 09-15-19 and 11:00 a.m. on 09-16-19.


Miscellaneous

• There were 12 domestic disturbance cases reported
• There was 1 shoplifting incident reported
• There were 11 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 4 malicious mischief/vandalism case reported
• There was 1 arrest for public intoxication
• There were no hit and run collisions reported
• There were 2 “boots” placed on cars for unpaid parking tickets


Scams/Other

Nothing to report.

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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