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Daly City Police Department
Wednesday February 8th, 2017 :: 05:11 p.m. PST

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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 Tuesday, 01-31-17 at 7:17 p.m., following a pedestrian stop by Officer Grogan on the unit block of Southgate Avenue, a 42-year old San Francisco resident was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for sale, possession of methamphetamine and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, 02-01-17 at 1:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Shell Gas station on Hickey Boulevard on a report of a male subject inside the store who was yelling, harassing customers and attempting to leave the store with merchandise he did not pay for. Officer Wagnon conducted field sobriety tests on the subject and determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject, a 37-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Wednesday, 02-01-17 at 10:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Peoria Street on a report of a male with a metal pipe in his hand who was trying to fight with a neighbor. When officers arrived, they saw a subject holding a two foot long gray metal pipe in his hand. Officers ordered the subject to put down the pipe, and he complied. The subject, a 29-year old Daly City resident, had words with a 60-year old neighbor, but he never used the pipe. The subject was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia (glass pipe).

On Wednesday, 02-01-17 at 11:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to Town and Country Billiards on a report of two males harassing customers and refusing to leave. Officers determined one subject, a 31-year old Mountain View resident, was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to jail.

On Thursday, 02-02-17 at 10:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Starbuck’s at Westlake Shopping Center on a report of a male subject who was causing a disturbance by cursing at customers. Officers saw the subject matching the description walking towards Nations. When they contacted the subject, the officers smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the subject’s breath and believed he was under the influence of alcohol. While Officer Grogan was attempting to talk to the subject and take his photograph, he said the subject became irate and turned away, reaching into his pocket and appeared to be manipulating an unknown object. When the officers tried to see what the subject was manipulating in his pocket, the subject lunged toward Officer Grogan. The subject, a 44-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and for public intoxication. The officer was not injured.

On Sunday, 02-05-17 at 12:35 a.m., officers were on a call on the unit block of Park Manor Drive and saw a vehicle was involved in prior evading police officer incidents. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, and the driver took the officers on a short pursuit that ended on the unit block of Skyline Drive. The driver, a 19-year old San Francisco resident, was ultimately arrested for evading a peace officer and for possession of burglary tools. The driver said he knew he already had two tickets and didn’t want another one.


Robberies

There were two robberies during the past week.

On Monday, 01-30-17 at 8:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Century Theaters on a report of a just-occurred strong arm robbery. Two customers said they were robbed by three suspects who took their backpacks, wallets, keys and phones. The two victims, 14 and 15-year old San Francisco residents, said they were watching “A Dog’s Purpose”. After the movie ended and the credits began, the victims said two Hispanic or Samoan males and a Hispanic female who were sitting in a row in front of them stood up and walked to their row. As one victim stood up to clean popcorn off his pants, he said one of the males pushed the victim, causing him to fall back onto his chair. The victim said the suspect said, “What’s in your pockets?” and began to pat down his front pants pockets. The victim said the suspect then grabbed both victims’ backpacks and then exited the theater. The victims’ backpacks contained a wallet, keys, money and an iPhone 6s Plus. This investigation is continuing.

On Tuesday, 01-31-17 at 10:51 p.m., a 35-year old transient reported he was at Lincoln Park charging his cell phone when he was approached by two subjects—one of whom asked to use his cell phone. The victim said the subject was coming toward him aggressively, and he stood up and told the subject to calm down. The victim said the subject pushed him and realized there were four subjects surrounding him who proceeded to punch him repeatedly. One of the subjects took the victim’s bicycle. Officers happened to be in the area, and detained two out of the four subjects. One subject, a 17-year old Daly City resident, was booked into the Youth Service Center for robbery, resisting an officer and for a parole violation. The other subject, an 18-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for robbery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and for resisting an officer. Investigators arrested the other two subjects, 19 and 20-year old San Francisco residents, the following day.


Residential Burglaries

There were two residential burglaries during the past week.

On Friday, 02-03-17 between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., unknown subjects broke the front window of a residence on the unit block of Northridge Drive and stole a television, Playstation3, Roomba vacuum and a laptop from the living room.

On Friday, 02-03-17 at 11:50 a.m., an 18-year old resident on the 500 block of Southgate Avenue said she was home and heard the front doorbell ring but did not answer it. The resident said a little later, she heard a subject enter her home through a rear unlocked door. The resident said she yelled at the suspect who fled in an unknown direction. There was no loss.



Commercial Burglaries

There were no commercial burglaries during the past week.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were five vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Koi Palace parking lot—a backpack containing school books was taken from the passenger side floor board of a 2015 BMW X15. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 01-30-17 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
• In N Out parking lot—a backpack containing clothing was taken from the left rear floorboard of a 2016 Honda CRV. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on -31-17 between 12:35 a.m. and 1:10 a.m.
• North East Medical Services parking lot on Eastmoor Avenue—a briefcase containing a laptop, paperwork and identification was taken from the rear hatch area of a 2010 Toyota RAV4. The rear window was shattered. Occurred on 02-01-17 at 10:45 a.m.
• St. Francis Boulevard at the highway 1 overpass—two Dewalt power drills and a bag of tools was taken from a 2003 Isuzu utility truck. The right front window was smashed. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 02-01-17 and 8:00 a.m. on 02-02-17.
• 6000 block of Mission Street—three suitcases containing clothing and jewelry were taken from the rear section of a 2006 BMW X5. The rear window was smashed. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 02-05-17 and 4:00 a.m. on 02-06-17


Stolen Vehicles

There were six stolen vehicles during the past week. One was recovered.

• Smart & Final parking lot—a 2005 Acura TXS. Occurred on 01-30-17 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The victim left her purse containing credit cards and an iPhone in the vehicle. The cards were used at various businesses in San Francisco.
• 2300 block of Lupine Court—a 2004 Harley Davidson Road-Glide. Occurred on 02-01-17 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
• Polaris Way/Bellevue Avenue—a 2004 Saturn Ion. Occurred between 6:00 p.m. on 02-01-17 and 8:30 p.m. on 02-02-17. **Recovered by Daly City P.D. on 02-02-17.
• 500 block of Clarinada Avenue—a 1998 Ford Mustang. Occurred on 02-02-17 between 5:40 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
• Unit block of East Cavour Street—a 1967 Honda CT90 motorcycle. Occurred between 6:00 p.m. on 02-02-17 and 6:00 a.m. on 02-03-17.
• 100 block of Willis Street—a 1997 Mercury Villager. Occurred on 02-02-17 between 3:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.


Miscellaneous

• There were three hit and run crashes
• We responded to 9 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 7 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 7 warrant arrests




Scams/Other

Bank “Phishing” Scam

This has been around for a couple of years, but I wanted to share this with you since this morning I received one of these emails today in my personal e-mail. In this scam, the scammers send an e-mail, posing as the person’s bank, and requests the customer to navigate to a website and enter in the customer’s banking information, essentially giving the scammer access to the account(s). The e-mail came from an address NOT from Bank of America. I highlighted the areas for you to see, and the e-mail looked like the attached photo.

The BBB advises to NOT click on any links contained in the unsolicited e-mail, and definitely do not fill out any forms contained in the message. They suggest you to navigate to your bank’s official website to confirm if there are any system updates, etc.


“Can you Hear Me?” Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The “Can You Hear Me?” scam has long been used to coerce businesses into purchasing office supplies and directory ads they have never actually ordered, but now it is targeting individual consumers as well. For the last few days of January, more than half of the reports to the BBB Scam Tracker have been about this one scam. Consumers say the calls are about vacation packages, cruises, warranties and other big ticket items. So far no one has reported a money loss. The BBB isn’t sure if the person will even be victimized at a later date. The BBB says this is how it works: You get a call from someone who almost immediately asks, “Can you hear me?” Their goal is to get you to answer “Yes”, which people instinctively do in that situation. They say there might be some fumbling around; the caller may say something like, “I’m having trouble with my headset”, but in fact, the caller may just have made a recording of your “Yes” answer. This recording can later be edited to make it sound like you authorized a major purchase. The BBB says to avoid this, use your “Caller ID” to screen incoming calls, or don’t answer calls from unfamiliar numbers. If someone does ask you, “Can you hear me?”, do NOT answer “yes”—just hang up the phone. If you can, make note of the number and report it to bbb.org/scamtracker to help warn others. Also, consider joining the “Do Not Call Registry” (DoNotCall.gov) to cut down on telemarketing and sales calls. Additionally, check your bank and credit card statements regularly for unauthorized charges. Lastly, the BBB also advises you to check your telephone and cell phone bills, saying scammers may be using the “Yes” recording of your voice to authorize charges on your phone. For more information, please visit bbb.org/scamtracker.


I.R.S. Tax Scam

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.


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
Our Anonymous Tip Line is (650) 873-2467 (873-AIMS).

Address/Location
Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA 94015

Contact
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Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
Administrative Services
dmccarthy@dalycity.org
650-746-8373

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