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Daly City Police Department
Wednesday August 10th, 2016 :: 04:58 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 Wednesday, 08-03-16 at approximately 5:25 a.m., the Daly City Fire Department, along with our officers, responded to the 200 block of Miriam Street on a report of a vehicle fire. Fire personnel extinguished the fire and determined there were no signs of foul play.

On Wednesday, 08-03-16 at approximately 1:50 p.m., an 85-year old Daly City resident got off the bus and was walking home on the 200 block of Canyon Drive when a man walking in the opposite direction asked him for money. The victim told him he didn’t have any money, and the subject who was holding a water bottle, threw water on the victim’s chest and face. The victim said the subject then went into his front pants pocket, took out a pocket knife and opened the blade. The victim said the subject pointed the blade of the knife towards him. The subject yelled at the victim, and then a neighbor came out of the house and told the subject to leave. Officers found the subject, a 57-year old San Francisco resident, nearby and arrested him for attempted robbery, elder abuse and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The victim was unharmed.

On Friday, 08-05-16 at 1:30 p.m., a 48-year old Daly City resident was the victim of an “I.R.S. Phone Scam”. The victim said she received a call the day before from “Kelly Johnson” from the Internal Revenue Service who said the victim owed $8,000.00 to the IRS as a result of delinquent taxes. The victim said she was transferred to another subject, “Edward Blake”, who told her she could pay $500.00 to pay for “back taxes” to avoid going to jail. The victim agreed to pay the “fine”, because she was aware she owed money to the IRS after failing to file her income taxes for the past several years. The victim said the following day, she received another call from “Edward Blake” who advised her to obtain an iTunes gift card in the amount of $500.00 and to modify her Chase Bank savings account to on-line banking. While on the phone with “Edward Blake”, the victim provided the serial number of her newly purchased iTunes gift card, as well as her Chase Bank on-line savings account, the name of her employer and work schedule after informing the male subject her pay check was directly deposited into her Chase Bank account. The victim said she told the subject her funds wouldn’t be available until the following day, and the male subject told her not to inform anyone of their telephone conversation. The officer advised the victim to close her Chase Bank account and to contact a representative for the credit bureaus to “flag” her personal and credit information in order to protect her identity. I cannot stress enough that the IRS will NEVER phone you and ask to pay them with gift cards. The fact that these callers (scammers!) ask for payment via an iTunes card of “Green Dot Money Card” is absurd. Please warn your friends, neighbors and co-workers of this scam, as it happens more often than it should.

On Friday, 08-05-16 at 7:02 p.m., officers assigned to the San Mateo County Gang Task Force were on patrol in the area of Irvington Street near Templeton Avenue—an area known for having a high volume of narcotics activity. The officers noticed two subjects exiting a parked vehicle to walk across the street. Officers noted the male subject was exhibiting “peculiar” behavior—making fidgety movements, quickly glancing left and right, as if he was waiting for another car to arrive. The officers contacted the subject, and he quickly concealed his left hand into his left pants pocket and then into his friend’s purse. Officers advised the subject that for officer safety reasons due to the subject’s behavior, they were just making sure he wasn’t concealing a weapon or contraband. The subject advised that he was just paranoid because he had smoked methamphetamine earlier. One of the officers looked down into the female’s unzipped purse and saw the same plastic ziplock baggie that was in the subject’s hand. The female began crying when the officer asked her about the baggie and told the officers it was “probably dope”. The officers then checked the baggie and realized it contained smaller pre-packaged baggies of methamphetamine. The subject, a 38-year old Daly City resident, was out on bail from a recent drug sales arrest. This encounter lead to a search of the subject’s house, and the subject was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sales, committing a felony while out on bail, misappropriation of lost property and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

On Sunday, 08-07-16 at 9:40 p.m., Officer Patrick Dolan and Officer Ben Riney were dispatched to the 100 block of Irvington Street on a report of a disturbance. Dispatchers advised that a man was throwing furniture in the house. When the officers arrived, they saw a male subject exiting the residence. The officers asked the subject what he was doing, and the subject raised his arms in the air, stepped towards the officers in an aggressive posture and screamed at the officers. The officers attempted to detain the subject, and the subject, a 38-year old Daly City resident, started yelling expletives at the officers and said he was going to have someone put a bullet in them. The subject continued his belligerent and aggressive behavior in the patrol car on the way to the station. At the station, the subject continued to yell expletives, kicked a chair and refused to walk on his own. The subject was arrested for resisting arrest and was subsequently placed in an immobilization device to reduce the risk of injury to himself and others while on the way to the jail. During the ride to jail, the subject admitted he had a problem with alcohol.


Robberies

There were no robberies during the past week. See the “Notable Reports” section regarding an attempted robbery.



Residential Burglaries


There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Wednesday, 08-03-16 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a residence on the 800 block of Crocker Avenue was burglarized by unknown suspects who pried the front door to gain entry. A resident reported that she heard the doorbell ring approximately ten times but did not answer the door. She heard footsteps coming from the main floor and thought it was the landlords. The reporting party then heard the door of the entrance to her living space open and heard a whisper. The reporting party said she saw it was a male who she did not know or recognize. The reporting party said the male subject then fled through the front door in a white Volkswagen Passat. The loss was currency and a firearm. Investigators are following up on leads from video surveillance in the area.


Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

On Sunday, 08-07-16 at midnight, an unknown subject smashed the front window of the European Wax Center on the 300 block of Gellert Boulevard to gain entry and stole the cash register.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were four vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• 2nd floor of Westlake Shopping Center parking garage on Lake Merced Boulevard—keys and a charger were taken from a 2003 Acura 3.2TI. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 08-02-16 between 7:45 p.m. and 9:55 p.m.
• 200 block of Alta Loma Avenue—a stereo was taken from a 2001 Acura Integra. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 08-02-16 and 11:00 a.m. on 08-03-16.
• Unit block of Brooklawn Avenue—a stereo was taken from a 1997 Honda Civic. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 08-02-16 and 1:00 p.m. on 08-03-16.
• 600 block of Northridge Drive—a bicycle was taken from the back seat and the front bicycle wheel was taken from the trunk of a 2014 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was left unlocked. Occurred on 08-03-16 between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. **On-line report.


Stolen Vehicles

There were six vehicles stolen during the past week. Four were recovered.

• 1100 block of Brunswick Street—a 2003 Toyota Camry. Occurred on 08-04-16 between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 08-07-16.
• Unit block of Gambetta Street—a 1990 Toyota Corolla. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 08-04-16 and 5:45 a.m. on 08-05-16.
• 200 block of Santa Barbara Avenue—a 2000 Honda Civic. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 08-04-16 and 8:30 a.m. on 08-05-16. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 08-05-16.
• 100 block of Hillcrest Drive—a 1996 Honda Civic. Occurred between 6:00 p.m. on 08-06-16 and 9:00 a.m. on 08-07-16. **Recovered by Daly City P.D. on 08-10-16.
• Unit block of Crestwood Drive—a 1999 Acura Integra. Occurred between 12:00 p.m. on 08-05-16 and 2:00 p.m. on 08-07-16.
• 700 block of East Market Street—a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 08-07-16 and 4:56 p.m. on 08-08-16. **Recovered by Oakland P.D. on 08-09-16.


Miscellaneous

• There was one hit and run crash
• We responded to 9 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 7 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 5 warrant arrests



Scams/Other

I.R.S. Scam

On Friday, 08-05-16 at 1:30 p.m., a 48-year old Daly City resident was the victim of an “I.R.S. Phone Scam”. The victim said she received a call the day before from “Kelly Johnson” from the Internal Revenue Service who said the victim owed $8,000.00 to the IRS as a result of delinquent taxes. The victim said she was transferred to another subject, “Edward Blake”, who told her she could pay $500.00 to pay for “back taxes” to avoid going to jail. The victim agreed to pay the “fine”, because she was aware she owed money to the IRS after failing to file her income taxes for the past several years. The victim said the following day, she received another call from “Edward Blake” who advised her to obtain an iTunes gift card in the amount of $500.00 and to modify her Chase Bank savings account to on-line banking. While on the phone with “Edward Blake”, the victim provided the serial number of her newly purchased iTunes gift card, as well as her Chase Bank on-line savings account, the name of her employer and work schedule after informing the male subject her pay check was directly deposited into her Chase Bank account. The victim said she told the subject her funds wouldn’t be available until the following day, and the male subject told her not to inform anyone of their telephone conversation. The officer advised the victim to close her Chase Bank account and to contact a representative for the credit bureaus to “flag” her personal and credit information in order to protect her identity. I cannot stress enough that the IRS will NEVER phone you and ask to pay them with gift cards. The fact that these callers (scammers!) ask for payment via an iTunes card of “Green Dot Money Card” is absurd. Please warn your friends, neighbors and co-workers of this scam, as it happens more often than it should.


Community Events/Information


National Night Out Wrap Up

We enjoyed meeting everyone last week at the National Night Out event at Serramonte Center. If you are interested, here is a short video re-cap of the event. We are already looking forward to next year!

https://youtu.be/jUQ1zmjp6Y8


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

Please “like” us on Facebook if you would like to see updates and photos about the Police Department. Our handle on Twitter is @DalyCityPD, if you would like to follow us.

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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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