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Daly City Police Department
Thursday July 28th, 2016 :: 03:46 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 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 Tuesday, 07-19-16 at 8:30 a.m., Officer Randy Ortiz was patrolling the area of Mission Street and John Daly Boulevard when he saw a subject leaning against a bus pole, sitting with his knees bent towards his core, as his head was slowly tilting back and forth. When the officer contacted the subject, he saw the subject was holding a syringe in his hand. The subject put the cap on the syringe and spontaneously told the officer, “I want to go to jail. I have a pipe in my bag”. Dispatchers conducted a records check on the subject’s name and found he was reported missing by a residential care facility in San Francisco. The 26-year old subject was arrested for being in possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and multiple medical syringes without a prescription.

On Wednesday, 07-20-16 at 8:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Dollar Tree store on Geneva Avenue on a report of a male subject refusing to leave the store. When the officers arrived at the store, they were advised that the subject was walking towards the Cow Palace. The officers then left the store to look for the subject when they were flagged down by a McDonald’s employee who said a subject tried to open the door of their patrol vehicle. The employee pointed at the subject who was standing nearby. The subject attempted to walk away from the officers, and the officers noticed the subject was intoxicated. While speaking with the subject, an officer noticed there was a red tomato protruding from the passenger front door handle of his patrol vehicle and asked the subject if he had put it there. The subject, a 45-year old Daly City resident, said, “It was a gift for you guys”. Officers arrested the subject for public intoxication, malicious mischief and tampering with a vehicle.

On Wednesday, 07-20-16 at approximately 4:20 p.m., a 56-year old Daly City resident said he was driving past a house on the 500 block of Skyline Drive when he said an unknown race, possibly Hispanic, male approximately 18-20 years old, pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at him while he drove past the house. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the subject.

On Friday, 07-22-16 at approximately 8:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Safeway parking lot on a report of a male subject in a black and orange jacket looking into a vehicle. Officers couldn’t locate the subject but found a subject matching the same description on the unit block of Forest Grove Drive. The subject gave consent to the officers to be searched, and before he was searched, the subject told the officers he had needles inside of his jacket. Officers found nine unused hypodermic needles, a punch tool, bolt cutter and a ceramic portion of a spark plug that was attached to a string. (This object is commonly used to break into vehicles). The subject, a 38-year old San Francisco resident, admitted he used the needles to inject drugs into himself. The subject was arrested for being in possession of burglary tools and hypodermic needles. While at the prisoner processing center at the police station, officers found a baggie of methamphetamine underneath where the subject was sitting. When questioned about the methamphetamine, the subject said he “forgot about that”. The charge of possession of methamphetamine was added to the subject’s charges.

On Sunday, 07-24-16 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 56-year old Daly City resident said he was walking back to his house when he saw a dark colored newer model sedan stopped in front of a residence on the 400 block of Westmoor Avenue when he saw the driver raise what appeared to be a handgun into the air from the driver’s side window and fire several shots in an upward direction into the air. Officers were unable to find a suspect vehicle but found eight .9mm shell casings in the area. There were no injuries reported.


Robberies

There was one robbery during the past week.

On Monday, 07-18-16 at approximately 9:07 p.m., a 64-year old San Francisco was the victim of a carjacking which occurred in the driveway of a residence on the 400 block of Castle Street. The victim said she left the vehicle running and went into the house for a minute. When she was inside the residence, she heard a noise similar to a car door slamming, and she ran out of the house and saw that her vehicle was being reversed out of the driveway. The victim immediately ran to the front passenger side door and grabbed onto the door handle and said “my car, my car”. The victim said the suspect appeared to be shocked when he saw her and sped off towards East Market Street. As a result of the vehicle speeding away, the victim fell face forward and was very close to getting run over by the vehicle. The victim suffered an injury to her knee and complaint of pain to her chest. The victim was able to give a description of the subject and her vehicle. The following day, the San Francisco Police Department had stopped a subject in the stolen vehicle. The subject, an 18-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for carjacking, possession of a stolen vehicle and committing a felony while out on bail.


Residential Burglaries


There were three residential burglaries during the past week.

On Friday, 07-22-16 between 8:50 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., a residence on the unit block of Mira Vista Court was burglarized by an unknown suspect who forced open a rear bedroom window on the first floor and took two cameras.

Between Friday, 07-22-16 at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, 07-23-16 at 12:50 a.m., a residence on the 100 block of Linda Vista Drive was burglarized by an unknown suspect who cut the screen off of a second story window along the side of the house and entered through the unlocked window via a ladder and stole jewelry.

Between Monday, 07-18-16 at approximately 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 07-22-16 at 10:24 a.m., an unknown suspect pried open a storage locker in the carport of a residence on the unit block of Oaklawn Drive. Nothing was taken.


Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

Between Monday, 07-18-16 at an unknown time and Friday, 07-22-16 at 10:35 a.m., the Westlake Village apartments on Coronado Avenue was the victim of a pry to a storage locker in which the suspect took a leaf blower. This was later found in the possession of a subject who was sleeping in a vehicle. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution of the subject, a 30-year old Daly City resident.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were eight vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot (near Target)—a laptop bag containing an Apple MacBook Air, cables and cords was taken from the front passenger seat of a 2007 Honda Civic. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 07-18-16 between 6:20 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.
• Parking garage of 6801 Mission Street—a Juicy Couture purse was taken from the front passenger seat of a 2016 Honda Civic. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 07-19-16 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center (near Crunch Fitness)—a backpack containing a wallet, credit cards, and an Apple MacBook Air was taken from the trunk of a 2005 Toyota Camry. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 07-19-16 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• 200 block of Willits Street—nothing was taken from a 2001 Chevrolet Utility truck. An unknown suspect used a master key to gain entry. Occurred on 07-20-16 at 4:30 p.m. The reporting party chased the suspect away.
• Daniel Webster Elementary School parking lot—Identification and GPS was taken from a 2011 Lexus IS250. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 07-18-16 and 8:00 a.m. on 07-19-16. **On-line report.
• Skyline Plaza Shopping Center parking lot (near Dim Sum King)—luggage containing clothing and “high end” shoes was taken from the cargo area of a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-21-16 between 9:00 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
• 400 block of 89th Street—nothing was taken from a 2000 Nissan Maxima. The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 07-23-16 at 10:05 a.m.
• Alpine Inn parking lot—“High End” camera equipment was taken from the passenger seat of a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 07-23-16 at 11:35 p.m.


Stolen Vehicles

There was one vehicle stolen during the past week. It was recovered.

• 100 block of Belmar Avenue—a 1999 Honda Civic. Occurred on Friday, 07-22-16 between 12:30 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 07-23-16.

Miscellaneous

• There was were four hit and run crashes
• We responded to 6 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 3 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 11 warrant arrests


Scams/Other

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.


IRS Scam

I know I’ve mentioned this in the past, but people continue to report they have received calls from people representing themselves as officials with the Internal Revenue Service saying the receiver is past due on income tax payments and instructs the caller to make a payment using a “green dot card” or be subject to arrest. Please know that the IRS will NEVER phone you and ask you make a payment via this method.


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 clyde.stormont@evusa.com 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 Penney’s, 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvDuwOLRBto.


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 cblackstone@prrcsf.org.


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 www.dcpartnership.org, 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 pat@dcpartnership.org 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 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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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

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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