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Daly City Police Department
Thursday February 2nd, 2017 :: 05:14 p.m. PST

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Crime Alert and Community Update Bulletin

Notable Cases

This week, our patrol officers were successful in getting three firearms off of the street. This is a rather unusual amount.

On Thursday, 01-26-17 at 1:48 a.m., Officer Newton conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 35 Westridge Avenue. The driver had prior arrests for drug-related charges and possession of stolen vehicles. The officer asked the driver if he had anything illegal in his possession, and the subject said he didn’t. The officer asked if he could search the vehicle, and the subject said the vehicle wasn’t his. Officer Newton asked the subject what was his in the vehicle, and the subject said a jacket was. When the officer asked the subject if the jacket contained anything illegal, he said the subject looked away and replied that he had a pipe in the jacket. The officer asked if it was a “meth” pipe, and the subject said it was. The officer found a backpack on the passenger floorboard, and the officer found a loaded handgun in the front zipper section of the backpack. The officer found credit cards not belonging to the subject, a live 9mm round, a bag containing a white crystal substance and a card swiping device, lock picks and a new iPhone still in the box with paperwork in another person’s name in the front pocket of the backpack. The subject initially denied ownership of the backpack until the officer found paperwork with his name in the backpack. After a subsequent investigation, the subject, a 35-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, having a concealed weapon in a vehicle, concealing a firearm with a prior conviction, having a loaded firearm by a felon, possession of a loaded unregistered firearm, possession of a concealed firearm (not the owner), being a felon in possession of ammunition, identity theft, being in possession of a computer device with the intent to defraud, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Friday, 01-27-17 at 9:59 p.m., Officer Ortega conducted a check of a suspicious vehicle parked at Serramonte Shopping Center which led to the arrest of a 21-year old Daly City resident for being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, committing a felony while out on bail and for a misdemeanor warrant. The other subject in the vehicle, a 19-year old South San Francisco resident, was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place and for carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

On Saturday, 01-28-17 at approximately 4:57 p.m., two teenage females were the victims of assault with a deadly weapon via multiple gun shots by unknown suspects. This occurred at the Larcombe Clubhouse on Lake Merced Boulevard. One victim, a 14-year old Vallejo resident, suffered one gunshot wound to her lower left leg, and the other victim, a 13-year old Vallejo resident, sustained an abrasion to her lower left ankle area. Both victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital for medical treatment. The suspects were described as four unknown male adults wearing all black clothing and masks and were last seen in a dark colored vehicle traveling north on Lake Merced Boulevard. Our investigators are working this case, and it appears to be gang-related.

On Sunday, 01-29-17 at approximately 11:00 p.m., after Officer Ortega responded to a call on the 400 block of Gellert Boulevard, he could smell an odor of fresh marijuana emitting from a nearbt parked vehicle with four occupants. The officer contacted the subjects and found out two subjects were on probation. One of the passengers refused to identify himself to the officers, and he refused to exit the vehicle. When threatened with being arrested for obstructing/delaying a police investigation, the subject exited the vehicle. The subject did not want to be searched, but the officer conducted a pat down search and felt a pill bottle in the subject’s pocket. The bottle contained Hydrocodone pills, and the officer found some pills wrapped in a plastic bindle and empty baggies in the subject’s pocket. Officers brought the subject to the police station to conduct pre-booking processing, and Officer Soyangco saw what he believed to be a butt of a handgun tucked in front of the subject’s underwear. Officer Soyangco reached in and pulled out a handgun. The subject, a 21-year old San Leandro resident, was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, carrying a loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a loaded firearm as a convicted felon, prohibited person carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed and loaded firearm (not the registered owner), and for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. At the jail, the deputies advised they found more narcotics on the subject’s person after they searched him again.


Robberies

There was one robbery during the past week.

On Saturday, 01-28-17 at 8:58 p.m., a 24-year old Daly City resident was the victim of a robbery of her cell phone as she was walking north on Lake Merced Boulevard directly across from the Westlake Shopping Center parking garage. The victim said she had her cell phone (iPhone 6) to her ear, and a suspect ran from behind her and grabbed her cell phone out of her hand. The male kept running southbound on Lake Merced Boulevard. The victim described the suspect as a black male, approximately 19-25 years old, 5’10”, 165 lbs., short hair, no facial hair, wearing a black short sleeve tee shirt, black pants and unknown shoes. The victim did not sustain any injuries.


Residential Burglaries

There were three residential burglaries during the past week.

On Tuesday, 01-24-17 at 11:18 p.m., residents on the 200 block of Westridge Avenue reported they were victims of a burglary via a smashed window on the lower level of the house. One of the residents went downstairs to investigate and saw a subject standing in his residence. The victim asked the suspect who he was, and the suspect fled the residence. Shortly afterward, a resident on the unit block of Seacliff Avenue reported hearing glass break from the lower portion of his residence and saw a front lower window had been smashed. While officers were clearing the scene from these burglaries, other officers were dispatched to Junipero Serra Porsche-Mercedes on a report of a burglary to a business. The suspect description matched the suspect in the first residential burglary case. Officers were able to locate the suspect, a 19-year old Aptos resident, and arrested him for burglary, vandalism and resisting arrest. (The suspect fled from the officers in an attempt to elude them.)

On Friday, 01-28-17 between 12:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a residence on the 300 block of Michelle Lane via an unlocked side door and took two jackets. This investigation is continuing.


Commercial Burglaries

There were four commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Monday, 01-23-17 at approximately 2:33 p.m., two subjects conspired together to burglarize Home Depot by attempting to return items that were never purchased. Loss prevention officers observed both subjects concealing items in their jackets, and also picking up a faucet and attempting to make a return with that same faucet and receipt. One subject, a 35-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for burglary and conspiracy. The other subject, a 23-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for burglary, conspiracy and an outstanding warrant.

On Tuesday, 01-24-17 at 11:00 p.m., the Jug Shop Liquors at Skyline Plaza was the victim of a commercial burglary and felony vandalism by a suspect who shattered the front glass door with a cement block. The suspect stole a lighter and cigars. This suspect was the same one who burglarized two residences a little earlier that evening. The suspect, a 23-year old Aptos resident, was arrested for burglary and vandalism.

On Tuesday, 01-24-17 at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Junipero Serra Porsche-Mercedes business on 87th Street was burglarized via a window smash by the same 23-year old Aptos resident mentioned above. The charges of burglary and vandalism were added to his other charges.

On Wednesday, 01-25-17 at 11:42 p.m., three unknown suspects pried three separate arcade units at the Classic Bowl business and stole the change and cash containers. This investigation is continuing.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were nineteen vehicle burglaries and one attempted vehicle burglary during the past week. The majority of these occurred in public parking lots/areas.

• 300 block of Imperial Way—miscellaneous paperwork was taken from a 2007 Dodge Magnum. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 5:00 p.m. on 01-15-17 and 9:30 a.m. on 01-26-17.
• Westlake Shopping Center parking garage (1st floor)—nothing was taken from a 2012 Ford Focus. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 01-26-17 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
• Westlake Shopping Center parking garage (1st floor)—a lunchbox cooler was taken from a 2012 Nissan Altima. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 01-26-17 between 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
• Westlake Shopping Center parking garage (1st floor)—an iPhone 6S and a portable Bluetooth radio was taken from a 2004 Mercedes Benz C230. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 01-26-17 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
• CVS parking lot on Pierce Street—clothes, a CD case containing CD’s, Michael Kors sunglasses and a hair curler was taken from the trunk of a 2008 Toyota Camry. The left front window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• CVS parking lot on Pierce Street—nothing was taken from a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit. The right front window and right rear windows were smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• CVS parking lot on Pierce Street—nothing was taken from a 1997 Volkswagen Passat. The left front window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• CVS parking lot on Pierce Street—unknown if any property was taken from a 2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 320. The left front window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• CVS parking lot on Pierce Street—nothing was taken from a 2000 Toyota Camry. The left front window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• 1600 block of Bryant Street—coins were taken from the ashtray of a 1995 Nissan 240SX. The right front window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• Bryant Street/Washington Street—nothing was taken from a 2016 Toyota Prius. The right front window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• Bryant Street/Washington Street—nothing was taken from a 2000 Buick LS. The right front window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-26-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 01-27-17.
• 1901 Junipero Serra Boulevard parking lot—a backpack containing work materials and personal items was taken from a 2016 Hyundai Elantra. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 01-27-17 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. **On-line report.
• 2900 block of Geneva Avenue—a backpack containing an iPad Pro and a Mac Book Pro was taken from a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 01-28-17 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
• Dollar Tree parking lot—clothes, a make-up bag and plastic utensils were taken from the passenger seat of a 2006 Mini Cooper. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 01-28-17 between 9:50 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
• Skyline Plaza parking lot near Dim Sum King—a laptop case containing a Dell laptop, Kindle Fire and four phone chargers was taken from a 2010 Ford Focus. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 01-18-17 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:23 p.m.
• Skyline Plaza parking lot near Dim Sum King—a suitcase containing clothing was taken from a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 01-28-17 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:42 p.m.
• Skyline Plaza parking lot near Ranch 99—a SLR camera and new clothing was taken from a 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 01-28-17 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. **On-line report.
• 900 block of St. Francis Boulevard—a Fuji track bike was taken from the trunk and a bag of clothing and coins was taken from the interior of a 2005 Acura RL. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 11:30 p.m. on 01-29-17 and 9:00 a.m. on 01-30-17.
• 1600 block of Bryant Street—an attempted burglary only to a 2016 Lexus RX350. No entry made, but a pry was attempted to the window. Occurred between 9:00 p.m. on 01-27-17 and 9:04 a.m. on 01-28-17.


Stolen Vehicles

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

• 200 block of Cerro Drive—a 2017 Toyota RAV4. Occurred between 7:30 p.m. on 01-23-17 and 7:30 a.m. on 01-24-17.
• 500 block of Hillside Boulevard—a 1997 Ford Econoline. Occurred between 6:00 p.m. on 01-23-17 and 6:05 a.m. on 01-24-17. **Recovered by Daly City P.D. on 01-24-17.
• Parking lot at Campus Drive and Serramonte Boulevard—a 2004 Infinity. Occurred between 8:30 a.m. on 01-25-17 and 4:50 p.m. on 01-27-17.
• 900 block of St. Francis Boulevard—a 2003 Acura MDX. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 01-29-17 and 6:05 a.m. on 01-30-17. **Recovered by the San Mateo County S.O. on 01-31-17.

Miscellaneous

• There were two hit and run crashes
• We responded to 8 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 6 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 8 warrant arrests


Scams/Other

I.R.S. Tax Scams

Since tax season is fast approaching, I just wanted to advise you that scam artists may be getting ready to begin their quest to scam innocent people out of their money. These scam artists call unsuspecting people and identify themselves as representatives from the I.R.S. Typically, they tell the victims that they owe money for prior tax years and must pay immediately or risk being arrested. The callers are convincing, and they prey upon people’s vulnerabilities, and oftentimes they are successful. They instruct the victims to obtain pre-loaded cards from convenience stores, and then the request the victim to give the codes from the card to make the payment. I just want to remind you that the I.R.S. will NEVER demand payment without first sending a notification via mail. Furthermore, they would NEVER demand payment in the form of a pre-loaded debit card. If you are in doubt, please visit the I.R.S. website at https://www.irs.gov/ for information. I will leave this posting up for at least the next month. Please share this information with your friends, family and co-workers. I hope this season that no one falls prey to these scammers. There was a big arrest in India a few months ago, and perhaps that curbed the scammers, but it’s always good to be aware.

Charity Scams

This occurred in Santa Clara County, and we have not received any reports like this. I just wanted to let you know about this in case the crime migrates this way. For the past year, a victim has donated to monies to charities such as the American Veterans Assistance Foundation, America Assisting Veterans Program, Aid for the Elderly, National Coalition of Disabled Firefighters and the Children’s Dream Network. The victim had been donating money on a monthly basis, and the couriers would pick up the check. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office believes these charities are a scam. Please always verify your charity before donating.


Community Events/Information

Black History Month Celebration, Saturday, Feb 11

Please join the City for the 25th annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Café Doelger at Westlake Park, located at 101 Lake Merced Boulevard. This year’s national theme for Black History Month is “The Crisis in Black Education”. This free event will feature performances by Young, Gifted & Black, Dimensions Dance Theater and the San Francisco Jazz All Stars. Isaac Stevenson will serve as the Master of Ceremonies of the event. The event will also feature soul food “tastes” by Keith’s Chicken - N – Waffles, cultural gift sales, and special presentations honoring this special 25th anniversary and month recognizing contributions of African-Americans to this City, County and Nation.


Free Tax Preparation Services for Seniors and Low Income Residents

Tax preparation services will be available twice a week, beginning Wednesday, February 1 through Thursday, April 13. Appointments can be made this month by calling (650) 991-8018 for the following locations:

• War Memorial Community Center—6655 Mission Street. Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Lincoln Park Community Center—901 Brunswick Street. Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Persons seeking tax services are asked to bring a copy of their 2015 taxes, social security card and photo identification. In addition to English, both locations provide language support in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Spanish and Japanese.


Nextdoor.com

Nextdoor.com is a free private social networking website for your neighborhood. This private network ensures that only those who live in your neighborhood can join; users must go through a verification process. Neighbors ask each other for business recommendations; help in locating missing pets; discuss relevant local government issues; or connect for 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. Please note: the City of Daly City and/or the Police Department cannot see what residents post—we are only allowed to post information. There is also 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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Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373 dmccarthy@dalycity.org
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