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Daly City Police Department
Thursday September 26th, 2019 :: 03:28 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, 09-17-19 at 9:00 a.m., Officer Ortiz responded to Jefferson High School to follow up on an incident that had occurred on 09-16-19. A teacher had smelled marijuana on a student, and campus security conducted a safety check with the student while in the Vice Principal’s office. The student, a 16-year old Daly City resident, had a folding knife and marijuana in his possession. This report will be forwarded for prosecution.

On Wednesday, 09-18-19 at 5:18 p.m., Officer Taylor was on the 6300 block of Mission Street and saw a female on the opposite side of the street who was yelling at the top of her lungs at passing cars. Officer Taylor drove up to the female’s location and saw that she was pointing at vehicles and yelling expletives. Officer Taylor got out of his vehicle to talk to the female, and the female pointed her index finger at the officer. Officer Taylor asked the female to sit down, and the female refused, advanced at the officer and pointed her finger at him again. Officer Taylor grabbed a hold of the female’s arm, and the female used her other arm to swing at him. The female became combative and kicked Officer Taylor in the chest, and Officer Tone arrived to assist. During the arrest, Officer Taylor suffered an abrasion to his knee and a tear to his uniform pants. Officer Taylor arrested the 33-year old transient subject for battery on peace officer and resisting arrest.

On Wednesday, 09-18-19 at approximately 8:46 p.m., subsequent to a traffic stop in front of 233 Westlake Center by Officer McCarthy, a 28-year old San Francisco resident was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for the purposes of sales and for transporting a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for the purposes of sales.

On Friday, 09-20-19 at 2:15 p.m., Officer Chittenden was dispatched to the 100 block of East Moltke Street on a report of a subject who was sleeping in the area, crying and being loud. Officer Chittenden arrived and saw a subject matching the description given by the dispatcher. As the officer approached the subject, he saw the subject bend down and start to unzip his backpack and reach for something inside the backpack. The officer told he subject to stop and to sit down, and the subject ignored the officer’s orders. Officer Chittenden grabbed the subject’s arm, and the subject struggled with the officer. Officer Perdomo arrived to assist with Spanish translation and advised the subject that he was under arrest. Officer Chittenden searched the subject’s backpack and found five cold beers and a $20 bill and $1 bill folded up containing methamphetamine. The subject, a 23-year old Daly City resident, was booked on the charges of obstructing a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Friday, 09-20-19 at 6:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Park Plaza Drive and Belmar Avenue on a report of four male juveniles who were attempting to break into cars and into people’s garages. There were multiple reports of juveniles running around in the area, but one reporting party said the juveniles caused an accident by jumping in front of a vehicle. All four subjects were eventually located at the Ross store and the parking garage on Park Plaza Drive. Two juveniles (14 & 17 years old) were runaways from a group home in Richmond. The 14-year old was released to the group home. The 17-year old had a no-bail felony warrant for a probation violation, and was booked into the Youth Services Center. The other two subjects, (14 & 15 years old) from Richmond and Pleasant Hill, were arrested for obstruction and for committing an adult offense as a juvenile.

On Saturday, 09-21-19 at 12:31 a.m., Officer Graner was dispatched to the area of Lakeshire Drive and Lincoln Avenue on a report of a female who was screaming in the middle of the intersection. The dispatchers advised that the fire department was on scene and requested expedited response. Officer Greene arrived and observed the female’s actions and believed she was under the influence of a controlled substance. Officer Greene placed the female in the rear of his patrol vehicle. The female’s vehicle was nearby, blocking the roadway, and Officer Greene asked the female for permission to move the vehicle. Officer Chow arrived to assist and moved the vehicle. Officer Greene asked the female if he could search her vehicle, and the female gave consent. The officer found a glass pipe used to smoke controlled substances, and he found a baggie containing a white crystalline-type substance. Officer Greene arrested the subject, a 29-year old North Highlands, CA resident, for being under the influence of a controlled substance, being in possession of a controlled substance, and being in possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Saturday, 09-21-19 at 11:33 p.m., Officer Lizana and Officer Todaro were dispatched to the Walgreen’s store on Mission Street on a report of a male subject physically standing inside a cooler, removing ice cream from the shelves and talking to himself. Officers arrested the 28-year old transient subject for public intoxication.

On Sunday, 09-22-19 at 3:00 a.m., a 22-year old San Francisco resident was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content over .08%, hit and run and for driving without a driver's license. This occurred subsequent to a collision in front of the Kukje Market.

On Sunday, 09-22-19 at 3:13 a.m., Officer Greene was on patrol on northbound Mission Street from Bepler Street when he saw a female slumped over, sitting on a concrete bench. The female was in the area of a bus stop. Officer Greene walked to the sleeping female and saw an uncapped syringe sticking out of a bag of syringes that was next to her. The officer woke the subject and warned her about the uncapped syringe. The officer found a bag containing heroin behind her. Officer Greene cited the female, a 56-year old San Francisco resident, for possession of a controlled substance.

On Sunday, 09-22-19 at 6:07 a.m., a 24-year old San Francisco resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content over .08%, and for driving without a driver's license. This occurred following a collision with three parked vehicles on the 800 block of Brunswick Street.

On Sunday, 09-22-19 at 10:55 a.m., Officer Chittenden was dispatched to the Westlake Shopping Center on a report of a homeless person who just punched a female. When the officer arrived, a group of bystanders directed the officer to the victim who was sitting outside the Burger Meister restaurant who was being tended to by fire and paramedics personnel. At the same time, Officer Haas responded to where the suspect was, and he reported the suspect was violently resisting him. Officer Chittenden responded to assist Officer Haas, and he recognized the suspect from a call earlier in the day. Officer Chittenden responded back to the female, a 71-year old San Francisco resident, who said she was walking through the Westlake Shopping Center by the Burger Meister restaurant when all of a sudden a transient-looking white male walked past her and completely unprovoked, grabbed her by the back of her hair and threw her down to the street, causing her to land on her arm and head. The subject walked away angrily, cussing, and knocking over plants as he walked. The subject punched another innocent bystander, a 44-year old male San Francisco resident, who was standing in front of the pottery store. The suspect, a 42-year old transient, was arrested for elder abuse, resisting/threatening an executive officer and for resisting a peace officer.


There was one robbery during the past week.

On Friday, 09-20-19 at 9:56 p.m., Officer Graner was dispatched to the Safeway store on a report of a strong-arm robbery. The reporting party, a 60-year old Safeway employee, said she was working the self-checkout line when she saw female who was attempting to avoid paying for an item at the self-checkout kiosk. The employee attempted to help the female void the item and when she did, she noticed that the female had more items in her bag that hat not been scanned. When the employee confronted her about the unpaid items, she said the female became agitated and started yelling at her. The employee said the female put all the items down and walked away from the checkout line. A short while later, the employee said she saw the same female back again with more items in the self-checkout line. Fearing the female was going to steal more items, the employee told the victim she had to go to a regular check stand. The female became angry and started to walk with the items towards the exit. When the employee pulled out her cell phone in an attempt to take a photograph of the female, the female forcefully grabbed the cell phone out of her hands and ran out of the store. The employee described the suspect as a tall black female, approximately 20-30 years old with an average build, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and unknown color jeans. The victim’s phone was recovered later that evening in San Francisco. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past week.

Commercial Burglaries

There were four commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Sunday, 09-17-19 at approximately 7:00 p.m., two unknown females stole almost $7,000 worth of lingerie from Victoria’s Secret.

On Thursday, 09-19-19 at 10:18 p.m., an unknown male took a six pack of beer and walked out of the CVS store on Gellert Boulevard just after the store closed and set off the alarm.

Between 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 09-19-19 and 5:30 a.m. on Friday, 09-20-19, an unknown suspect pried the lock to the gate of City Hauling at Junipero Serra Boulevard/King Drive, ransacked a Conex box and took tools valued over $30,000. The suspect also stole a 2004 GMC 2500.

On Friday, 09-20-19 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., an unknown suspect broke the lock off a locker at the Fitness 19 facility and took two wallets containing identification and credit cards. The cards were used at various businesses, and this investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were ten vehicle burglaries and one attempted vehicle burglary during the past week.

• Parking lot of Serramonte Del Rey School—a backpack containing a HP laptop, wallet and driver's license was taken from a 2016 Honda Civic. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 09-19-19 between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
• 100 block of Third Avenue—a backpack containing a SFO parking pass, glasses, tire lock, tire sensors and a keepsake was taken from a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 09-16-19 and 6:00 a.m. on 09-17-19.
• In N Out parking lot (Washington Street)—a backpack containing a Kindle and a textbook was taken from the passenger floorboard of a 2010 Toyota Yaris. The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 09-18-19 at 3:49 p.m.
• S Lycett Street/Gellert Boulevard—loose change was taken from a 2000 Mercedes Benz Brabus. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 3:00 p.m. on 09-18-19 and 8:00 a.m. on 09-19-19.
• Taco Bell parking lot on Geneva Avenue—a backpack containing water and food was taken from a 2019 Toyota Highlander (rental car). The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-19-19 between 8:13 p.m. and 8:53 p.m.
• San Fernando Way/Santa Paula Drive—nothing was taken from a 2016 Honda Civic. A window was smashed. Occurred between 9:00 p.m. on 09-19-19 and 10:50 a.m. on 09-20-19.
• 200 block of San Fernando Way—musical instruments were taken from a 2001 Ford Van. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 09-19-19- between 11:55 a.m. and midnight.
• Outback restaurant parking lot—backpacks and luggage were taken from a Dodge Caravan. A window was smashed. Occurred on 09-20-19 at approximately 3:00 p.m.
• 100 block of Wellington Avenue—nothing was taken from a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 09-20-19 and 8:00 a.m. on 09-21-19.
• Wellington Avenue/Mission Street—miscellaneous items were taken from a 2011 Cadillac STS. A window was smashed. Occurred on 09-21-19 between 1:15 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. **On-line report.
• Koi Palace parking lot—an attempted burglary to a 2019 Dodge Caravan (rental vehicle). The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-20-19 at 9:00 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

There was were two vehicles stolen during the past week.

• Hillside Park—a 2015 Honda Civic. Occurred between 9:00 p.m. on 09-19-19 and 8:00 a.m. on 09-20-19. **Vehicle recovered in Daly City later in the day on 09-20-19.
• Belmar Avenue/Crestwood Drive—a 1993 Acura Integra. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 09-21-19 and 9:00 a.m. on 09-22-19.


• There were 7 domestic disturbance cases reported
• There were 3 shoplifting incidents reported
• There were 11 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 12 malicious mischief/vandalism cases reported
• There were 2 arrests for public intoxication
• There were 4 hit and run collisions reported
• There were 3 “boots” placed on cars for unpaid parking tickets


“Money Laundering Scam”

On Monday, 09-16-19, at 1:38 p.m., a 28-year old Daly City resident said she received a phone call from a male who said he was calling her from Texas. The male told the victim she was involved in money laundering, and in order to avoid being arrested by a U.S. Marshall, she would need to provide her driver's license information, social security number and a credit card number. The victim said she was then instructed to send $8,200 via Bitcoin. The victim said she sent the money and continued to receive messages on “WhatsApp”, requesting additional debit and credit cards. The victim said she began to get suspicious and asked a friend about the situation. The victim then realized it was a scam and stopped answering the calls and messages.

Community Events/Information

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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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