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Daly City Police Department
Thursday August 18th, 2016 :: 03:24 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 Thursday, 08-11-16 at 3:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Hickey Boulevard and Skyline Boulevard to meet with a taxi cab driver who reported an intoxicated male customer who became upset and kicked his vehicle. The cab driver said he picked up a male and a female who were intoxicated in San Francisco. Once he was unable to take the subjects to the exact area, the male subject became upset and kicked the right rear door of the taxi cab. The driver said the fare was paid and there was no damage. The driver said he located a cell phone on the rear passenger seat of the cab. Officer Hamilton found both subjects at the gas station on Hickey Boulevard and Gateway Drive in Pacifica. Officer Shiu, who had the cell phone, asked the female subject if she left her cell phone in the cab, and the subject said she did. At this time, Officer Shiu noted that she could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from both subjects. Officer Garay arrived and asked the subjects if they wanted a courtesy ride to their residence since it was cold. Both agreed, and the officer said she would have to search them for any weapons prior to providing a ride. When searching the male, Officer Garay felt a knife in the subject’s pocket, and the subject attempted to pull his hands off the officer’s grip and broke away from the officers, causing them to run after him. The female was placed in the back of the patrol vehicle, and when Officer Shiu removed her from the back of the vehicle to search her, the female subject broke away from her and raised her hand up in a fighting stance. The male subject, a 33-year old Pacifica resident, was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance and for resisting arrest. The female subject, a 34-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for public intoxication.

On Thursday, 08-11-16 at 6:00 p.m., members of the San Mateo County Gang Task Force (GTF) conducted a pre-planned probation search at a residence on the unit block of Muirwood Drive. During the search, GTF officers located and seized illegal firearms, illegal ammunition, a bullet proof vest, suspected drugs and paraphernalia. The 38-year old subject under probation was not home at the time of the search but was near the residence a couple of hours later. He was placed under arrest without incident.

On Friday, 08-12-16 at 3:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Schwerin Street and Martin Street on a report of a person who had his cell phone snatched out of his hand. The reporting party, a 51-year old construction supervisor working at a job site, said he was talking on the phone when the subject snatched his phone out of his hand. The subject fled after he obtained the phone, but an employee of the construction company chased the subject and detained him. When he was being detained by the worker, the subject threatened to stab him. Fearing the subject would follow through on his threat, the worker held the subject until police officers arrived. When officers arrived, they realized this subject matched the description of a subject who, earlier in the day, got inside of a truck and attempted to drive away but was stopped by the vehicle owner. At the police station, the subject, a 17-year old Daly City resident, said he wanted a phone so he decided to take it away from the victim. He explained his mother took his phone away from him. In regard to the attempted theft of a vehicle earlier in the day, the officer asked the subject why he tried to steal the truck, and the subject said “because I don’t have a car”. The subject’s mother said she found keys to a BMW in her son’s backpack. When the officers asked him about the keys, the subject eventually admitted to stealing the vehicle the same day. The subject was arrested and booked for robbery, auto theft, attempted auto theft, and criminal threats.

On Friday, 08-12-16 at 4:01 p.m., two San Mateo residents in their 20’s reported they were the victims of a brandishing of a knife by a juvenile suspect. Both victims said they were leaving a restaurant on the 7300 block of Mission Street when a subject standing outside the restaurant asked them if they had a problem with him. The victims said the subject asked the question again and pulled out a butterfly knife. The victims left the area and called the police. Officers talked to the subject, a 14-year old Daly City resident, who matched the description the victims gave the dispatcher. The officers released the subject to his mother after both parties refused to sign a citizen’s arrest form.

On Friday, 08-12-16 at 10:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Evergreen Avenue on a report of a male subject screaming and walking up and down the street. Officers saw a subject matching the description who was hysterically crying and was with two people who were attempting to calm him. The subject had been drinking and was upset over a relationship. When officers asked the subject for his identification, the subject became upset and threatened to punch the officer in the face. The subject resisted being handcuffed and kicked Officer Clinkscales on his leg and spit on him. Officers arrested the subject, a 20-year old Daly City resident, for being intoxicated in public, resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer. The officer was unhurt.


There were two robberies during the past week.

On Friday, 08-12-16 at 3:33 p.m., a 51-year old construction worker was talking on his cell phone when a subject snatched the phone out of his hand. This occurred in the area of Schwerin Street and Martin Street. The 17-year old subject was arrested. (See “Notable Cases” section for more information.)

On Friday, 08-12-16 at 8:20 p.m., two loss prevention officers at Macy’s were punched and kicked by a shoplifter who was resisting arrest. The subject, described as a Hispanic female adult wearing a black vest, white sweater, gray leggings, carrying a “PacSun” bag and a brown bag, fled with two packages of Ralph Lauren shirts.

Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Friday, 08-12-16 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., an unknown subject burglarized a residence on the unit block of Cliffside Drive. The subject pried the rear sliding glass patio door and lower rear backyard wooden door to gain entry. The initial loss was various electronic items identified as an Apple Airbook, a Toshiba laptop, a Dell laptop, a Sony palm digital camera, iPads, an XBox gaming system, CD movies, jewelry, three blank checkbooks, and keys.

Commercial Burglaries

There were two commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Tuesday, 08-09-16 between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., an unknown suspect forced entry into a cash register at Safeway. Footage from surveillance cameras show two subjects who stood as look outs while the first suspect, described only as a black male adult, forced open the cash register to steal cash. The suspects fled in an unknown direction.

On Saturday, 08-13-16 at approximately 2:10 a.m., two unknown subjects pried the rear door of Chase Bank on Gellert Boulevard to gain entry. The loss is unknown. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were six vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Macy’s—two backpacks containing a camera, clothing, passports and miscellaneous items were taken from a 2016 Toyota 4Runner. The front passenger window and rear passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 08-08-16 between 8:00 p.m. and 9:21 p.m.
• Koi Palace parking lot—a suitcase containing clothing was taken from a 2013 Lexus RX350. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 08-08-16 between 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
• 400 block of East Market Street—a wallet containing a work badge and credit cards was taken from a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero. The right front and right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 10:30 p.m. on 08-08-16 and 7:30 a.m. on 08-09-16.
• 300 block of South Hill Boulevard—tools and a GPS was taken from a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The method of entry was unknown. Occurred between 2:30 p.m. on 08-08-16 and 8:50 a.m. on 08-09-16.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Elephant Bar—a handbag and contents was taken from the front passenger seat of a 2011 Toyota Prius. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 08-12-16 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:12 p.m.
• Burlington Coat Factory parking lot—a suitcase containing miscellaneous clothing and a backpack containing an electric razor, iPad mini and a phone charger was taken from a 2015 Nissan Rogue. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 08-14-16 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Stolen Vehicles

There were six vehicles stolen and one attempted stolen vehicle during the past week. Four were recovered. A subject was arrested for two of these cases.

• 100 block of Northridge Drive—a 1998 Honda Civic. Occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 08-09-16 and 5:45 a.m. on 08-10-16. **Recovered by Pacifica P.D. on 08-11-16.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods—a 1997 Honda Accord. Occurred on 08-10-16 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:29 p.m. **Recovered by Daly City P.D. on 08-11-16.
• Callan Boulevard/Clarinada Avenue—a 1998 Honda Civic. Occurred between 11:00 a.m. on 08-09-16 and 4:00 p.m. on 08-11-16. **Recovered by Daly City P.D. on 08-11-16.
• 800 block of Schwerin Street—a 1988 BMW 735i. Occurred on 08-12-16 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. ** Recovered by Daly City P.D. on 08-12-16. (an arrest was made)
• Unit block of Bismark Street—a 2001 Cadillac Escalade. Occurred on 08-13-16 between 4:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
• 100 block of Belmar Avenue—a 1991 Nissan 240SX. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 08-13-16 and 12:30 p.m. on 08-14-16.
• 900 block of Schwerin Street—a 1986 Ford Ranger. Occurred on 08-12-16 at 2:20 p.m. **Attempted only—an arrest was made.


• There was were no hit and run crashes
• We responded to 10 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 7 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 4 warrant arrests


I.R.S. Scam

Residents are still continuing to be plagued by callers who claim to be I.R.S. agents stating the residents are delinquent on their taxes. Apparently these callers are even leaving recorded messages. PLEASE do not return their calls!!

Community Events/Information

Leash Laws

We have been receiving many complaints about this, and we want to remind you that dogs are not allowed to be off leash, per a city municipal code. Dogs must be restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet in length. Retractable leashes exceeding six feet in length may not be used in any city park, school ground, or another public property other than a designated off-leash area.

Pasta Bingo—Daly City Lions Club Fundraiser on September 16, 2016

Join the Daly City Host Lions Club for a great evening of dinner and bingo on Friday, September 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Doelger Café in Westlake Park, 101 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City. The cost is $25.00 per person, which includes dinner and ten bingo games. Advanced purchase only—reservations and payments must be received by Monday, September 12. For more information, call (650) 755-9567 or email

San Mateo County Public Safety Memorial Service on September 18, 2016

There will be a memorial service honoring our deceased members on Sunday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame de Namur University (Cunningham Memorial Chapel) at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. All faiths are welcome, and there is a reception to follow. Contact Captain Greg Da Cunha at or (650) 780-7582.

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
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Daly City Police Department
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