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Daly City Police Department
Thursday June 9th, 2016 :: 04:39 p.m. PDT

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Crime Alert and Community Update 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 Saturday, 06-04-16 at 4:08 a.m., Officer Riney checked on a vehicle that was parked with the engine running behind the Arco station on Washington Street. Two subjects inside the vehicle were sleeping, and the officer saw a large pill bottle in plain view. The officer tapped on the window to wake up the male in the driver’s seat and asked him to step out of the vehicle. While pat searching the subject, the officer found in the subject’s pants pocket a glass pipe used to ingest methamphetamine and other controlled substances. The subject, a 25-year old Pacifica resident, was on a search and seizure court probation and had a suspended driver's license. He admitted to driving the vehicle that evening, and that they were just getting some rest. The driver said he didn’t know how the pipe got into his pocket and that the pipe was not his. He did, however, admit to using oxycodone and sometimes smoking it. The passenger, a 36-year old Hayward resident, did not have any illegal items in her possession. The officer cited the male subject for driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was towed.

On Sunday, 06-05-16 at 2:30 p.m., a 93-year old Daly City resident was the victim of a home invasion, kidnapping, false imprisonment with violence, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and burglary. This occurred on the unit block of Brooklawn Avenue. The victim said he was in his kitchen about to watch television when his power went out. He called PG&E and was told to go check the electrical circuit breakers for the house. The victim waited 30 minutes and went downstairs with his cane into the garage to check the circuit breaker panel when he was immediately approached by an unknown suspect who hit him on top of his head with a glass object that shattered into pieces. The victim said he dropped his cane, fell forward and then the suspect held him up by his shirt and put a piece of duct tape across his mouth. The victim said the suspect then dragged him up the stairs into his bedroom and repeatedly demanded money while ransacking the house. The victim waited until the room was quiet and then called the police. The victim said the suspect took his wallet which contained cash, identification and a bus pass. The victim suffered multiple scalp lacerations and abrasions to his upper left back. Our investigators worked tirelessly on this horrific case in identifying the suspect. On Wednesday, 06-08-16 at 7:36 p.m., detectives located the suspect, a 17-year old Daly City resident, at the corner of 18th and Mission Street in San Francisco. They brought him into the station, and the suspect gave a full confession for this case, as well as two recent residential burglaries in Daly City and an assault/battery case. The suspect was booked for three counts of burglary, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, false imprisonment, elder abuse, theft from an elder, domestic battery and for a probation violation.

On Monday, 05-30-16 at 6:06 p.m., Officer Ryan Hyink and Officer Justin Cain stopped a vehicle at San Jose Avenue and Flournoy Street. The driver appeared nervous and had uncontrollable shaking in his hands. When the officer asked the driver for his license, registration and insurance, the driver reached into the interior pocket on the driver’s side door and removed a Visa gift card. The officer said the driver was shaking uncontrollably, when he told him he wasn’t holding his license. The driver then reached into the same pocket and removed his California identification card. The driver, a 28-year old Daly City resident, was on probation for theft and had a search and seizure clause. The officer asked the subject why he was so nervous and asked the subject if there was anything illegal inside his vehicle. The driver said he had backpacks with stolen “stuff” inside, but he was going to go by a police department to drop it off. When the officer opened the driver’s door, he saw a metal cylindrical object with a pointed tip—an item commonly used as a tool to break windows, and next to that, was a small flashlight and multiple credit cards and gift cards not belonging to the driver. Inside the center console were more credit cards and identification cards not belonging to the driver. The officer then found more bags with even more identification cards and credit cards not belonging to the subject. The subject was arrested for possession of stolen property, obtaining credit cards from others, possession of more than 10 person’s identification, possession of burglary tools, possession of ammunition (some was found in the vehicle) and for a probation violation. The investigation in this case is ongoing as more victims are identified.


Robberies

There were three robberies during the past week.

On Sunday, 06-05-16 at 2:30 p.m., a 93-year old Daly City resident was the victim of a home invasion, kidnapping, false imprisonment with violence, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and burglary. This occurred on the unit block of Brooklawn Avenue. The victim said he was in his kitchen about to watch television when his power went out. He called PG&E and was told to go check the electrical circuit breakers for the house. The victim waited 30 minutes and went downstairs with his cane into the garage to check the circuit breaker panel when he was immediately approached by an unknown suspect who hit him on top of his head with a glass object that shattered into pieces. The victim said he dropped his cane, fell forward and then the suspect held him up by his shirt and put a piece of duct tape across his mouth. The victim said the suspect then dragged him up the stairs into his bedroom and repeatedly demanded money while ransacking the house. The victim waited until the room was quiet and then called the police. The victim said the suspect took his wallet which contained cash, identification and a bus pass. The victim suffered multiple scalp lacerations and abrasions to his upper left back. Our investigators worked tirelessly on this horrific case in identifying the suspect. On Wednesday, 06-08-16 at 7:36 p.m., detectives located the suspect, a 17-year old Daly City resident, at the corner of 18th and Mission Street in San Francisco. They brought him into the station, and the suspect gave a full confession for this case, as well as two recent residential burglaries in Daly City and an assault/battery case. The suspect was booked for three counts of burglary, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, false imprisonment, elder abuse, theft from an elder, domestic battery and for a probation violation.

On Tuesday, 05-31-16 at 11:24 a.m., a Westlake Shopping Center security guard was the victim of a robbery by a shoplifting suspect who pushed him after he was confronted for stealing two cans of beer. The suspect, a 22 year old San Francisco resident, was arrested.

On Thursday, 06-02-16 at approximately 1:04 a.m., three males between the ages of 17 and 26 were walking on St. Francis Boulevard near Clarinada Avenue when they heard a car speeding. They said the vehicle stopped and both passenger doors on the vehicle opened. They said they heard two or three gun shots. One of the males heard one of the suspects say, “Don’t look at me, I need your wallet and all the stuff you have.” The victim pulled out his wallet and the suspect took it. Another suspect ripped a necklace off another victim’s neck. They said the subjects fled in a black early 90’s Lincoln Town Car with tinted windows.

Residential Burglaries

There were eight residential burglaries during the past week.

On Monday, 05-30-16 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., a residence on the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue was burglarized by an unknown suspect who removed a sliding window on the west side of the residence. The loss was a MacBook Pro laptop, miscellaneous jewelry and digital cameras.

On Monday, 05-30-16 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m., a residence on the 4500 block of Callan Boulevard was burglarized by a suspect who smashed a sliding glass window at the rear of the residence. The loss was two debit cards, a watch and cash. The 17-year old subject who committed the home invasion robbery (see “Robberies” section) confessed to this burglary and was charged for this crime.

On Tuesday, 05-31-16 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., a residence on the unit block of Bellevue Avenue was burglarized by an unknown suspect who entered via the rear sliding glass door. The subject took designer bags, jewelry, sunglasses, a backpack, an iPad mini and an iPhone.

On Tuesday, 05-31-16 between 12:10 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., a residence on the 200 block of Palisades Drive was burglarized by an unknown suspect who entered through an unlocked rear door. The loss was two Apple MacBook laptops, two vintage cameras and miscellaneous jewelry items.

On Wednesday, 06-01-16 between 8:07 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., an upper unit of a residence on the 100 block of Velasco Avenue was burglarized by an unknown suspect who took multiple televisions, a laptop, iPad, hoverboard and an envelope containing cash. The method of entry is unknown.

On Friday, 06-03-16 at 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on the 600 block of Skyline Drive on a report of a residential burglary that occurred approximately 45 minutes prior. The reporting party who didn’t speak English said she was sleeping inside her bedroom when she heard a loud noise and footsteps in the hallway area. The victim said the suspect pushed open the door, and said, “oh shit” when he saw the victim and then quickly walked away. The victim described the suspect as a black male in his 20’s wearing a black long sleeve shirt and dark pants. The suspect gained entry via smashing the rear door window. The loss was a Google Nexus computer tablet and coins.

Between 5:00 a.m. on Friday, 06-03-16 and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, 06-04-16, a residence on the 200 block of Northgate Drive was burglarized by a suspect who smashed the rear door window. The loss was jewelry.

On Saturday, 06-04-16 at approximately 6:15 p.m., a residence on the unit block of Crestview Avenue was burglarized. Entry was made through a small window of a lower “in-law” room. The victim confronted the suspect who fled in a small “old school” bicycle. The 17-year old subject who committed the home invasion robbery (see “Robberies” section) confessed to this burglary and was charged for this crime.


Commercial Burglaries

There were three commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Monday, 05-30-16 at 11:29 a.m., two unknown suspects took a purse that was left in a cart at the Lucky’s store on Mission Street. The victim, a 73-year old San Francisco resident, said she saw a subject running off with her purse through the exit and out into the parking lot. The victim said the suspect, described as a Hispanic female, 5’ tall, 115 lbs. with dark hair in a bun, wearing a white shirt with jeans, ran into a small older gray vehicle that immediately drove out of the lot. The victim also remembered seeing another suspect, described as a Hispanic female, 5’4”, 130 lbs., with long dark shoulder length hair with blond highlights and wearing a white shirt with the first suspect. The purse contained miscellaneous paperwork, identification, credit cards and cash.

Between Thursday, 06-02-16 at 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 06-03-16 at 10:30 a.m., an unknown subject pried open a storage locker in the parking garage at 55 Poncetta Drive and took tools and a suitcase containing clothing.

On Saturday, 06-04-16 between 9:22 a.m. and 9:33 a.m., two unknown subjects stole approximately 40 Warriors jerseys from Dick’s Sporting Goods and fled into a waiting vehicle described as a maroon or yellow Hyundai with a cracked window driven by another suspect.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were four vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• In N Out parking lot—a backpack containing miscellaneous paperwork was taken from the rear area of a 2016 Toyota RAV4. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-30-16 between 8:32 p.m. and 8:50 p.m.
• Koi Palace parking lot—a backpack containing identification and a passport, a second backpack containing an Apple MacBook Air and a third backpack containing a passport was taken from a 2016 Chrysler. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-31-16 between 7:40 p.m. and 8:50 p.m.
• Saddleback Drive/Pine Court—a backpack containing miscellaneous paperwork was taken from a vehicle. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 05-31-16 and 6:30 a.m. on 06-01-16.
• Junipero Serra Boulevard/John Daly Boulevard—a phone charger was taken from a 1995 Honda Accord. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 06-01-16 at 11:15 p.m. The victim witnessed the crime and called as it was occurring. Two 15-year old subjects from San Francisco were arrested a short distance from the vehicle.


Stolen Vehicles

There was one stolen vehicle and one attempted stolen vehicle during the past week.

• 300 block Lake Merced Boulevard—a 1994 Acura Integra. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 05-30-16 and 7:30 a.m. on 05-31-16.
• 300 block El Dorado Drive—the steering column was damaged to a 2006 GMC Denali. Occurred between 3:00 p.m. on 05-31-16 and 6:50 a.m. on 06-01-16. Vehicle was not stolen.
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Miscellaneous

• There were 3 hit and run crashes
• We responded to 8 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 6 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 9 warrant arrests


Scams/Other

IRS Scam Continues

On Thursday, 06-02-16, a 27-year old Daly City resident received a call by an unknown caller alleging to be an IRS agent and advised the victim that he owed $3,986.00 to the IRS. The victim said the caller said if he did not make a payment, a warrant would be put out for his arrest. The caller instructed the victim to withdraw $400.00 in cash from the bank and to purchase $400.00 worth of iTunes Apple gift cards and to call her once he returned. The victim purchased the cards from Target and called the number and gave the gift card numbers to “Sandra White”, the person who answered the phone. “Sandra” told the victim to get the rest of the money and not to tell anyone about the phone call. The victim asked his father for the rest of the money, and his father told him it was a scam. People of all ages have been victimized by this scam. Please continue to pass along the message that the IRS will NOT call you asking to make payment via an iTunes card!!


Community Events/Information

Household Waste Disposal Event—Saturday, June 11, 2016

Daly City residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge on Saturday, June 11. The collection events take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. To participate, residents must schedule an appointment at San Mateo County’s HHW program: www.smchealth.org/hhw or by calling (650) 363-4718, selecting option 3.

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, 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.

Kops & Kids—Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Pacifica & Daly City Police Departments are jointly presenting the “Kops & Kids” event from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sea bowl Bowling Center in Pacifica. (4625 Coast Highway, 650-738-8190). In addition to free bowling for kids, please come out to meet police officers, firefighters, rescue personnel, and members of the Armed Forces. Also, bring your kids to see police cars, motorcycles, military equipment, rescue vehicles, police dogs and even a helicopter! Participating agencies include police department personnel from Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City and South San Francisco, fire department personnel from the North County Fire Authority and also the United States military will be represented.


Daly City Police Athletic League 42nd Annual Golf Fundraiser Tournament—July 25, 2016

Have you ever wanted to golf at the beautiful Olympic Club Lake course in San Francisco? Here’s your chance to do so, as well as to sponsor and help hundreds of youth the PAL assists each year. The event is on Monday, July 25, 2016, with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The format is a two person, with one best ball/two person with one best ball blind bogey. The cost is $350, which includes golf, lunch, dinner, trophies and prizes. The donations are tax deductible and much less expensive than a membership! For additional information, please visit http://dcpal.org/golf-tournament.


The “Daly Wire,” the City’s Monthly Electronic Newsletter

In an effort to expand the City’s communications efforts, the City of Daly City has launched a monthly electronic newsletter - the “Daly Wire.” Each issue will feature a range of important topics including events, exploring services and programs, highlighting projects, and providing helpful tips and news. Don’t miss out on all that’s happening in Daly City – please subscribe by visiting www.dalycity.org/dalywire





Nextdoor.com

This is a free private social network for you, your neighbors and your community which allows you to talk to your neighbors on line. This, in turn, People use Nextdoor for many reasons: to quickly get the word out about crimes in the area, organize a Neighborhood Watch Group, track down a trustworthy babysitter, find referrals for businesses, looking for lost pets, finding new homes for unwanted items (furniture, bicycles, etc.), and many other reasons. It is very easy to sign up, and 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 actually live there. There is a mobile application, or you can have it sent to your email. Give it a try! www.nextdoor.com


Digital/Social Media

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Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373 dmccarthy@dalycity.org
Our Anonymous Tip Line is (650) 873-2467 (873-AIMS).

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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