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Daly City Police Department
Thursday August 4th, 2016 :: 02:14 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, 07-25-16 at 2:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to the unit block of Garibaldi Street on a report of a possible DUI collision. The reporting party said a male subject was attempting to drive away from the collision after hitting two parked vehicles. Officers contacted the subject and smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and person. They conducted field sobriety tests and determined the subject, a 37-year old San Francisco resident, was under the influence of alcohol. The subject was arrested for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and for driving on a suspended license.

On Wednesday, 07-27-16 at 1:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the City of Daly City corporation yard on Niantic Street on a report of a subject creating a disturbance with city employees by yelling at them. The subject who was causing a disturbance said he received a parking ticket in Daly City and felt it was unjust, given the street construction in the area. Officers cited the 36-year old male from Temecula for disturbing the peace.

On Friday, 07-29-16 at 8:10 p.m., Officer Tualaulelei contacted a subject sitting on the curb on the 100 block of Hillside Boulevard. The subject, a 36-year old transient, was on parole and the officer asked the subject if he had any weapons or anything illegal on his person. The subject said “no”, and the officer said that when the subject got up to throw away a cigarette butt into a receptacle, he heard the sound of a weighted object drop. The officer checked the receptacle and found a clear glass pipe. The officer asked the subject why he dumped the pipe, and the suspect said he didn’t want to get arrested for it. The officer searched the subject and found a small clear plastic Ziploc baggie containing a white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine. Officer Chittenden arrived to assist and checked the subject’s backpack and found a plastic rod with a handle—altered to be used as a baton. The subject was then arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a baton, and for a parole violation.


There were three robberies and two attempted robberies during the past week.

On Friday, 07-29-16 at 9:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Smart and Final store on a report of a suspect who had threatened to kill an employee when being confronted about a theft. The suspect was not at the store when officers arrived, but with the description that the employee provided, the officers found the suspect near the store. The suspect, a 35-year old Oakland resident, was subsequently arrested for robbery and criminal threats. The 31-year old employee was unharmed.

On Sunday, 07-31-16 at 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy on Gellert Boulevard on a report of an in-progress robbery via knife. Two employees reported seeing two subjects shoplifting items, and when they confronted the suspects, a scuffle ensued. One suspect, a female adult, grabbed the 46-year old female employee by her hair, pulling her towards the main entrance of the store. The employee punched the suspect in the stomach, and the suspect released her grip on her hair. The other suspect, a male adult, became irate and said, “You’re going to get shot” and brandished a knife from his pocket at the 33-year old male employee. The suspects then left with the merchandise in a black Dodge Charger. The male employee was able to take a photo of the vehicle. Later that afternoon, San Francisco P.D. stopped the vehicle and the suspects, a 25-year old male and 28-year old female from San Francisco, were in the vehicle. They were subsequently arrested for this crime.

On Sunday, 07-31-16 at 9:04 p.m., a 56-year old Dollar Tree employee was the victim of robbery via firearm by an unknown suspect. The employee confronted the suspect, described as a black male adult, 6’2”, thin build, dark eyes, swollen lips, wearing a tan fishing hat, dark brown jacket and blue jeans, for concealing items inside of his personal pull-cart. The employee said the suspect then removed a small silver/metallic semi-automatic handgun from his right jacket pocket and pointed it at her. The suspect was last seen exiting the store with the unpaid items, fleeing on foot westbound on Geneva Avenue.

On Monday, 07-26-16 at 3:41 p.m., a 57-year old Daly City resident said he was listening to music with his ear buds when he was walking home on the 100 block of MacDonald Avenue when he felt an unknown suspect wrap his right arm across his chest from behind him. The victim managed to break free from the suspect’s grip, and the suspect grabbed his backpack. The victim was able to get the backpack back and ran into the street, noticing another suspect standing there watching. The victim said he looked back and saw the first suspect pull out a black handgun from his right pocket and pointed it him as he ran eastbound in the street and up to his house. When the suspects realized the victim lived there, they ran eastbound on MacDonald Avenue and turned southbound on Allan Street towards Geneva Avenue. The victim described the first suspect as a black male, early 20’s, 6’0”, light skinned, thin build, wearing a black pullover hoodie with the hood over his head and blue jeans. The victim described the second suspect as a black male, early 20’s, 6’0”, thin build, wearing a gray pullover hoodie with the hood over his head and blue jeans. Officers could not locate the suspects.

On Thursday, 07-28-16 at 1:48 a.m., a 36-year old Daly City resident was the victim of an attempted robbery by three unknown suspects who punched him several times on the face and head. This occurred on a Sam Trans bus in the area of Mission Street and Como Avenue. The subjects were last seen fleeing the area in a light gray newer model Toyota Camry northbound on Mission Street. Below are photos of the suspects. If you can provide any information, please call (650) 991-8119 or our anonymous TIP line at (650) 873-AIMS and refer to case # 16006582.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past week.

Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

On Monday, 07-25-16 at 1:30 p.m., the Victoria’s Secret store was the victim of a commercial burglary by two subjects who stole lingerie items. The subjects fled the store.

Vehicle Burglaries

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

• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot (near Elephant Bar)—work clothing and a laptop was taken from a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-28-16 between 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot (near JC Penney’s)—luggage was taken from a 2006 Mercedes Benz C230. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-28-16 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. **On-line report.
• 7/11 (on Gellert Boulevard)—a Samsung Galaxy cell phone and cash was taken from a 2006 Honda CRV. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 07-29-16 between 4:34 p.m. and 4:38 p.m.
• Palomar Stables—a backpack containing clothing and a driver's license was taken from a 2015 Nissan Versa. The rear hatch window was smashed. Occurred on 07-30-16 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Koi Palace parking lot—a backpack containing cash and clothing was taken from a 2016 Ford Edge. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-31-16 between 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
• Parking garage on 25 Poncetta Drive—nothing was taken from a 2015 Lincoln Navigator. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-31-16 between 11:24 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

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

• 100 block of Avalon Drive—a 1996 Nissan Maxima. Occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 07-25-16 and 6:30 a.m. on 07-26-16. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 07-26-16.
• Serramonte del Rey parking lot—a 2007 Chevrolet Blazer. Occurred on 07-26-16 between midnight and 7:50 a.m.
• Southgate Avenue/Montrose Avenue—a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. Occurred between 9:30 p.m. on 07-27-16 and 7:15 a.m. on 07-28-16. **Recovered by CHP/Hayward on 08-02-16.
• 1100 block of Hanover Street—a 1995 Honda Civic. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 07-27-16 and 9:30 a.m. on 07-28-16. **Recovered by CHP/Solano on 07-29-16.


• There were two hit and run crashes
• We responded to 4 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 5 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 10 warrant arrests


Nothing to report

Community Events/Information

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
Administrative Services

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