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Daly City Police Department
Thursday July 7th, 2016 :: 11:35 a.m. PDT


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 Tuesday, 06-28-16 at 9:57 p.m., several officers were dispatched to the Public Storage facility on Mission Street on a report of a suspicious circumstance. The reporting party heard “movement” in the closed business. When officers arrived, they made contact with a subject who was in the parking lot standing next to a vehicle that had items stacked on the ground next to it. Officers asked the subject if he had anything illegal in his possession, and he had a glass pipe and controlled substances inside a small pouch which he concealed in a narrow band around his mid-section. The vehicle the subject was standing next to was reported stolen in Oakland in March. In the vehicle, officers found numerous items of identification not belonging to the subject, burglary tools and identity theft making equipment. The subject, a 34-year old Alameda resident, was arrested for identity theft, possession of controlled substance for sales, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of identity theft making equipment, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia and for an outstanding warrant.

On Thursday, 06-30-16 at 6:46 p.m., officers were dispatched to the In N Out Burger restaurant on a report of a male who was walking into traffic and up to vehicles and panhandling at the business. Officers contacted the subject, a 47-year old transient, and asked if he had anything illegal on him. The subject said he had a crack pipe in his pocket. This subject had previously been arrested for trespassing at the same location in May. Officers arrested the subject for trespassing and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Friday, 07-01-16 at 6:55 p.m., several officers were working a burglary detail at the Serramonte Shopping Center area in an attempt to curb the recent spike in auto burglaries. Officer Mario Busalacchi stopped a suspicious vehicle leaving the shopping center and conducted a traffic stop on the northbound 280 on-ramp from Serramonte Boulevard. The officer contacted the driver who gave him his name, said he didn’t have a California driver's license and that he was from Wichita. The officer asked the subject what state Wichita was in, and the subject looked downward and appeared to be thinking. The officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and if he had anything illegal on his person. The officer asked the subject if he had a wallet or any identifying information on his person, and the subject said he didn’t. The officer asked the subject if he could search him, and the subject consented. During the search, the officer found an identification card with a different name on it. The officer placed the subject, a 43-year old San Francisco resident, in the back of his patrol car, and the subject yelled out his true name, saying he had a warrant for his arrest. The officer asked the female in the front right passenger seat to step out, and asked her if she had anything illegal in her possession, and the subject, a 54-year old San Francisco resident, said she had needles in her purse, and that she uses them to shoot heroin. She also had a crack pipe in her pants pocket and also was in possession of rock-based cocaine. Another passenger, a 26-year old San Francisco resident, was asked to step out of the vehicle, and he had a crack pipe in his possession. Officers also found a live .40 caliber round, along with the crack pipe in his backpack. The subject was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition and drug paraphernalia. All of the subjects were arrested. Officers found a pair of bolt cutters in the trunk, and the owner of the vehicle and the passengers didn’t claim ownership.

On Friday, 07-01-16 at 11:12 p.m., Officer Patrick Dolan was on patrol in the area of Washington Street and Sullivan Avenue and saw a white Subaru Outback blocking the lane, impeding traffic from flowing. Officer Dolan activated the emergency lighting to his patrol vehicle in an attempt to have the driver pull over. The driver passed up opportunities to pull over the side of the road and drove into the parking lot of In N Out instead. Officer Dolan walked up to the vehicle and saw the male driver was wearing make-up, a pink dress, and a wig. The officer noted the subject was fondling something in his groin area and then saw the subject toss several items from under his dress onto the floorboard of his vehicle. The officer took a closer look at the items and saw approximately 10 pairs of panties. The subject appeared nervous and had no explanation for the underwear. Officer Dolan smelled a moderate odor of marijuana and asked the subject, a 46-year old Vallejo resident, if he had anything illegal in his vehicle or pockets. The subject said he didn’t think so and tried to show the officer a picture of his medical marijuana card he had on his phone. Other officers arrived to assist Officer Dolan as he searched the subject’s vehicle. The officer found a glass narcotics pipe, along with a small black cylindrical container containing methamphetamine. Officer Dolan placed the subject under arrest and transported him back to the police station for pre-booking. The officer said the subject was fidgeting with his handcuffs and was attempting to sit on his knees on the floor board of the patrol vehicle. The officer said the subject made several aggressive and deliberate movements as if he was struggling to put something in his anus. When he arrived at the station, the officer asked the subject to exit the vehicle, and as the subject did, the officer saw the dress the subject was wearing was pulled above his waist and his panties were pulled to one side, exposing one butt cheek. The officer told the subject he knew he was trying to hide something in his anal cavity, and to avoid a felony charge at the jail, he should tell him about it. The subject admitted to trying to conceal methamphetamine in his anus. The subject was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia.

On Sunday, 07-03-16 at 3:36 a.m., a 21-year old San Francisco resident was arrested for possession of cocaine and liquid promethazine with codeine, as well as giving a false name to the officer. This occurred subsequent to a check of a suspicious vehicle at Hillside Block and Mission Street.

On Sunday, 07-03-16 at 10:59 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Mussel Rock area on a report of a subject lying face down in the roadway next to a black Volkswagen Jetta with Washington state license plates. Officers contacted the subject and called for paramedics. The subject spontaneously said he drank too much and that he couldn’t move. The firefighter attempted to take the subject’s blood pressure, and the subject ripped off the cuff and grabbed the firefighter’s pant leg. Officer Perez told the subject not to grab the firefighter’s pant leg, and then the subject grabbed the officer’s pant leg instead. The 29-year old subject from Fountain Valley said he was lying next to a cliff so he could sober up and wake to a nice view. The subject was arrested for public intoxication.


There was one robbery during the past week.

On Thursday, 06-30-16 at 3:00 p.m., a 41-year old Daly City residence was the victim of assault with a deadly weapon via kicks and strikes to the face with a metal baton by a 39-year old suspect and a 47-year old suspect both from San Francisco. This occurred on the unit block of 3rd Avenue. The victim was also the victim of robbery of cash by the suspects. The victim was treated at Seton Hospital for his injuries. This investigation is continuing.
Residential Burglaries

There were three attempted residential burglaries during the past week.

On Tuesday, 06-28-16 at approximately 6:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the unit block of Westpark Drive on a report of a subject in the backyard. The resident’s 5-year old daughter told her someone was in the backyard asking for her to open the door. The resident confronted the subject, and the subject fled on his skateboard. Officers found the subject, a 21-year old San Francisco resident, at the intersection of Lake Merced Boulevard and John Muir Drive and arrested him for attempted residential burglary.

On Wednesday, 06-29-16 at 1:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the unit block of Ardendale Drive on a report of two subjects running from the side yard of the residence into a waiting vehicle that sped away towards Bellevue Avenue. Officers checked the home and determined there were no signs of attempted forced entry. The reporting party described the subjects as two black males in their 20’s who were tall and skinny—one wearing a gray pea code and the other a black coat. The reporting party said the vehicle was a black newer model 4-door Nissan Altima.

On Wednesday, 06-29-16 at approximately 3:20 p.m., an unknown subject attempted to gain entry into a storage shed and residence on the 100 block of Seashore Drive. The subject is described as a white male, 50-60 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, 160-190 pounds with a gray beard, wearing a dark baseball hat, sunglasses, black jacket, gray slack-type pants, gray shoes with a white name tag hanging from a lanyard around his neck. He was also wearing a backpack which was partially red or pink and was carrying a soft black guitar case. Attached are images of the suspect taken from a surveillance camera. If you have any information, please contact us!

Commercial Burglaries

There were no commercial burglaries during the past week.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were seven vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot (near JC Penney)—a book bag containing an Apple iPad Air 2, two Pandora charm bracelets and a notebook was taken from a 2015 Toyota Camry. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 06-28-16 between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
• 300 block of Mandarin Drive—the right rear headrest was taken from a 2013 Mini Cooper. The rear window was smashed. Occurred between 11:20 a.m. on 06-27-16 and 1:20 p.m. on 06-27-16. **On-line report.
• 100 block of School Street (apartment garage)—nothing was taken from a 2010 Ford Mustang. The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 06-28-16 between 1:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.
• 2600 block of Geneva Avenue (apartment garage)—unknown what was taken from a 2013 Ford Escape. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 06-27-16 at an unknown time. **On-line report.
• 100 block of Belcrest Avenue—a gym bag containing miscellaneous clothing was taken from the rear seat of a 2015 Toyota Tacoma. The rear passenger side window was smashed. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 06-30-16 and 7:45 a.m. on 07-01-16.
• Liebig Street/Mission Street—an in-dash AM/FM/CD stereo was taken from a 1997 Honda Civic. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 8:40 p.m. on 06-29-16 and 1:00 p.m. on 07-01-16.
• Burlington Coat Factory parking lot—a bag containing baby clothes was taken from a 2003 BMW 745Li. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-01-16 at 9:14 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

There two vehicles stolen during the past week. One was recovered.

• 300 block of 1st Avenue—a 1999 Dodge 2500. Occurred on 06-28-16 at 8:10 a.m. The victim’s ex-girlfriend took the vehicle and returned it later that day.
• Carl’s Jr. parking lot—a 1992 Acura Vigor. Occurred on 06-29-16 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


• There were 4 hit and run crashes
• We responded to 6 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 8 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 13 warrant arrests


None to report.

Community Events/Information

23rd Annual Fun Day at Classic Bowling Center August 3, 2016

The Bay Area Knights of Columbus Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults, in conjunction with the Classic Bowling Center in Daly City and Daly City Host Lions Club, are holding their 23rd annual fun day at the bowling alley. This event is free for children and adults with developmental disabilities and includes free bowling, free lunch and fun dancing. (Transportation is not included) Last year there were over 500 participants from the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Daly City, San Bruno, Pacifica, Colma, Brisbane and parts of the East Bay. For more information about the time of this event, please contact Cindy Blackstone at the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center at (415) 213-8507 or

Backpack and School Supply Drive

In partnership with Starbucks, the Town of Colma, the Daly City Partnership and the Daly City Police and Fire Departments, the City of Daly City is collecting school supplies and backpacks for school-age children. Backpacks and school supplies can be donated and dropped off at any Daly City or Colma fire station, police department or Starbucks. Monetary donations are also accepted online at, or by making a check donation payable to Daly City Partnership.

If you know of a child who may need assistance with school supplies, the child’s family may sign up at the Daly City Community Service Center located at 350-90th Street, Daly City. Enrollment guidelines are proof of income and residency (some South San Francisco and Brisbane families may apply if their children are enrolled in a Daly City school).

Questions about the program can be made directly to Pat Bohm, Executive Director of Daly City Partnership, at or by calling the Community Service Center at (650) 991-8007.

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

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!

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Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373
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Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA 94015

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