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Daly City Police Department
Thursday July 21st, 2016 :: 03:25 p.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 Monday, 07-18-16 at 3:30 a.m., a 29-year old Daly City resident was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon (knife) by a subject he shared a ride with in a private taxi company. The car was stopped in the area of San Pedro Road and Washington Street when the victim said the intoxicated passenger he shared the ride with suddenly started “acting crazy”, threw his arms around and stabbed him in the chin. The driver of the car drove the victim to the hospital where he received seven stitches to his chin. The victim knew the subject, but didn’t know his full name. Investigators were able to piece together who the suspect was, and two days later, they arrested the subject, a 32-year old Daly City resident, for assault with a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, 07-13-16 at approximately 5:37 p.m., Officer Brandon Scholes was on patrol in the area of Washington Street and Hill Street and saw a vehicle that was reported stolen earlier in the day. The vehicle entered northbound Highway 280, and the officer followed it, waiting for another officer to arrive. The officer activated his emergency lighting equipment and siren and pulled over the vehicle. The officers commanded the occupants get out of the car. The officers searched the driver and found had a shaved piece of metal wrapped up in tape inside his pants pocket, as well as methamphetamine. Officers asked the passenger if she had anything illegal in her possession, and she said she had a pipe (referring to a pipe used to smoke crystal methamphetamine) in her purse. In addition to the pipes, officers also found a VIN plate from another vehicle and shaved down keys—typically used to bypass ignition systems on vehicles. The driver, a 36-year old Pinole resident, was arrested for vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, vehicle theft with a prior conviction, possession of burglary tools (shaved keys) and for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The passenger, a 35-year old San Pablo resident, was cited for possession of burglary tools (shaved keys) and for possession of drug paraphernalia (glass pipes.)

On Saturday, 07-16-16 at 9:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Southgate Avenue on a report of a male subject sleeping in the reporting party’s vehicle. Officers woke up the subject, a 20-year old San Francisco resident, and they smelled an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. The officers asked the subject if they could search him, and the subject consented. The officers found a black push-start vehicle ignition in his pocket, along with a pair of Kate Spade sunglasses. After determining no crime was committed, the officer drove the subject to his residence in San Francisco and asked the subject if he could keep the vehicle ignition that was in his pocket. A short time later, officers were dispatched to a report of an auto burglary on the unit block of Elmwood Drive in which a vehicle ignition was taken from a 2013 Lexus. The officer determined the ignition the subject had in his possession was the one that was stolen from the Lexus. Officers went back to the subject’s residence and arrested him for burglary, attempted auto theft and tampering with a vehicle.

On Thursday, 07-14-16 at 2:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Junipero Serra Boulevard and 92nd Street on the report of a male subject who was discarding items into the bushes. Officers contacted the subject who became excited, agitated and yelled at the officers. The subject, a 42-year old Broadmoor resident, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.


There was one robbery during the past week.

On Thursday, 07-14-16 at 1:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment on the 800 block of Hillside Boulevard on the report of a possible home invasion robbery. The 23-year old resident said he was asleep with two male subjects broke into his home, forced open his bedroom door and pointed firearms at him. The victim said the subjects held him at gunpoint and rummaged through his drawers and stole property including his hover board, tablet, wristwatch and cell phone. The victim said his 21-year old roommate’s shoes were stolen. The victim recognized one subject from his “Snapchat” account. The officer asked the victim if there was a reason why he would have been targeted, and the victim said he didn’t know. The officer asked the victim if he was selling drugs, and the victim admitted to selling ecstasy. Investigators were able to identify the suspects via the “Snapchat” account and other investigative measures. Subsequently, both subjects, 20 and 23-year old San Francisco residents, were arrested for burglary, robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a crime, and for possession of an unregistered gun with ammo.

Residential Burglaries

There were two residential burglaries during the past week.

On Wednesday, 07-13-16 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., a residence on the 200 block of Ardendale Drive was burglarized by an unknown suspect who forced entry into the front door and took jewelry and electronic items.

On Saturday, 07-17-16 at 12:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of John Daly Boulevard on a report of residents who woke up to an unknown female in their home who fled in an unknown direction. The female entered the residence via an open kitchen window and was described as being white, European, 5’8” to 6’ tall, very skinny, either blonde or brown hair, wearing a green and brown plaid pea coat and was all wet from taking a shower with her clothes on. The loss was a cooking pot and a bag containing a baby carriage. These items were found nearby the residence. Officers were unable to locate the female.

Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

On Thursday, 07-14-16 at 11:50 a.m., three unknown female suspects walked into a market on the 300 block of East Market Street and stole a purse near the cash register. Here are photos of the suspects. Perhaps you have seen them before and can help us identify them. If so, please call us at (650) 991-8119 and refer to case # 16006207.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were three vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• 200 block of Polaris Way—stereo equipment was taken from a 1998 Acura CL. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between an unknown time in the evening of 7-12-16 to 5:15 a.m. on 07-13-16. **On-line report.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Buffalo Wild Wings—a backpack and suitcase containing clothing was taken from a 2012 Nissan Versa. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-15-16 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
• Unit block of Elmwood Drive—an ignition and Kate Spade sunglasses was taken from a 2013 Lexus ES350. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 07-16-16 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:08 p.m. An arrest was made in this case.

Stolen Vehicles

There five vehicles stolen during the past week. Three were recovered.

• 100 block of Los Banos Avenue—a 1995 Honda Accord. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 07-12-16 and 7:00 a.m. on 07-13-16. **Recovered later in the day by Daly City P.D.
• Geneva Avenue/Santos Street—a 1979 Ford pickup. Occurred between 5:00 p.m. on 07-12-16 and 8:00 a.m. on 07-13-16. **Recovered by South San Francisco P.D. on 07-14-16.
• Parking garage at 165 Pierce Street—a 2012 Mercedes CLS550. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 07-12-16 and 10:00 a.m. on 07-13-16.
• Parking garage at 20 Poncetta Drive—a 2016 Ford Mustang. Occurred between an unknown time on 07-08-16 and 8:23 a.m. on 07-13-16. **Recovered by the CHP in San Francisco on 07-16-16.
• Unit block of Park Plaza Drive—a 2005 GMC Safari. Occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 07-13-16 and 10:00 a.m. on 07-14-16.


• There was one hit and run crash
• We responded to 9 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 13 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 8 warrant arrests


Jury Duty Scam

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to the public to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent themselves as members of the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to defraud them. In this scam, a number of people have recently received unsolicited phone calls from an individual who fraudulently claims to be a sworn member of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office who told them they must pay fees for failure to appear for jury duty. The caller instructs the victim to pay the fees by purchasing a pre-paid “green dot card” or be subject to arrest. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office wants you to know that they, nor another law enforcement agency, will never contact you a member of the public demanding fees be paid or threaten arrest for failure to comply. On Friday, 07-15-16, a 65-year old Daly City resident was the victim of this very same scam and went so far as to purchase a green dot money card for $867.00 before she was alerted by the employee that this could be a scam.

Pokeman Go App

This new popular smart phone “app” has been causing a craze and commotion lately all across the Unites States, and we urge you to play this game safely!

• Be aware of your surroundings. Know where you are walking—be careful when crossing the street.
• Do not trespass on private property.
• Do not play the game and drive a car or bike at the same time.

Community Events/Information

Bocce Bash Tournament Friday, July 29, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Doelger Senior Center at 101 Lake Merced Boulevard in Daly City to see four teams compete for the championship. The teams are the Daly City Police Department, Daly City Fire Department, Doelger Seniors and S.I.R.S. There will be delicious treats—cookies, cakes, candies served. For more information, please call (650) 991-8012.

Volunteers Needed for Mission Street Clean Up Day, Saturday, July 30, 2016

On Saturday, July 30th, volunteers are needed for a “Clean Up” event which is happening on Mission Street from Templeton Avenue to John Daly Boulevard. This is a great opportunity to get some exercise, get to know your neighbors and local businesses, prevent litter and debris from entering nearby waterways, and to beautify the neighborhood. Tasks will include picking up garbage, pulling weeds and setting up/taking down the base and reception area.

Meet at the Bepler Street Municipal parking lot. The event runs from 9:30 AM to 12 noon. Beverages and a light lunch will be served following the clean up from noon to 1:00 PM. For more information, please contact Clyde Stormont at or (415) 377-8580.

National Night Out—Tuesday August 2, 5:00-8:00 pm, at Serramonte Center

Please join us as we celebrate National Night Out, America’s “Night Out Against Crime” on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. National Night Out is a national effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and community-police partnerships. It also sends a message to criminals letting them know that communities are organized and fighting back.

This free event will feature members from ADT Security, Allied Waste Services, American Cancer Society, Crunch Fitness, the Daly City Faith Community, the Daly City Fire Department, the Daly City Lion’s Club (who will be conducting free eye screenings), the Daly City Library and Recreation Services, Daly City Water & Wastewater Department, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Health Plan of San Mateo, Home Depot, JC Penneys, Macaroni Kid, Macy’s, MADD, San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement, PG&E, Serramonte Center, Smart and Final, Sprouts, Target. Bring your family out for an evening to meet fellow residents and Police, Fire, and City staff, fun activities, and small giveaways for children. In addition, the popular Off the Grid Food Trucks will be onsite (fees for food and beverages apply). The event will be located on the northeast corner, near the digital billboard sign. Make National Night Out part of your summer! To see what the event was all about last year, here’s a short video:

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, is 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!

Digital/Social Media

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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
Our Anonymous Tip Line is (650) 873-2467 (873-AIMS).

Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA 94015

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Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
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