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Daly City Police Department
Thursday February 16th, 2017 :: 12:48 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 Monday, 02-06-17 at approximately 3:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to Skyline Plaza on a report of an audible burglar alarm. Officer Soyangco noticed a male subject walking at a fast pace northbound on Southgate Avenue. The officer stopped the subject who said he lived in South San Francisco and did not work anywhere in Skyline Plaza. The officer explained that due to the time of day and the fact that the subject didn’t live in the area, the officer wanted to speak to the subject. He asked the subject if he could pat search him for safety, and the officer found a 6-8” long steak knife in the subject’s waistband. The subject was a restrained party in a protective order, and the other party lived fairly close to Skyline Plaza. Officers arrested the subject, a 30-year old San Mateo resident, for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, committing a felony while out on bail, and for contempt of a court order.

On Monday, 02-06-17 at approximately 1:49 p.m., a 53-year old patron at the Elephant Bar restaurant was the victim of a theft of her wallet containing her driver's license, social security card and multiple credit cards. The victim had her purse on a bench, and a subject who sat at the booth behind her had put her jacket over the victim’s purse and was able to retrieve the purse and only take the wallet. The suspect who took this card immediately went to Nordstrom Rack and Pier 1 Imports and racked up over $1,500 on the victim’s credit card.

On Wednesday, 02-08-17 at approximately 2:53 p.m., a 56-year old San Francisco resident was the victim of an illegal deployment of pepper spray to the face by a 30-year old San Francisco resident. This occurred in the Dollar Tree store parking lot. The victim says she knows the suspect, and this stems over a custody battle/family issue. The victim requests prosecution.

On Wednesday, 02-08-17 at 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Geneva Avenue on a report of a subject who had just broken into four vehicles. A reporting party said a black female was checking door handles of parked vehicles in the rear parking lot of the apartment complex. The reporting party said that after she confronted the subject, the subject dropped the stolen property in her possession. The reporting party said the subject was acting aggressively towards her and had swung at her with a closed fist approximately three times. Officers arrived on scene and placed the suspect, a 50-year old San Francisco resident, under arrest for attempted vehicle burglary and for assault.

On Thursday, 02-13-17 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a staff member from the 24 Hour Fitness facility reported that a subject had masturbated and ejaculated while nearby Zumba class was taking place. None of the members reported the incident—the staff member happened to be checking on the large class when he saw the subject masturbating. The staff member told the subject, a 23-year old San Francisco resident, to leave and froze his membership. This case was taken for informational purposes only.


Robberies

There were three robberies during the past week.

On Monday, 02-06-17 at approximately 4:10 a.m., a 32-year old Daly City resident said she was walking to work on Serramonte Boulevard near Callan Boulevard when she saw two males walking up toward her direction. She said as the subjects were getting closer to her, one of them put out his hands and told her to stop and said, “Give me your bag.” The victim said “no”, and then the suspect asked her what was inside her purse. The victim said she had her cell phone and driver's license. The suspect asked if she had any money on her, and she told him no. The victim said the suspect then reached into his front sweatshirt pocket with his left hand and pointed a small black gun at her. Fearing for her safety, the victim handed over her purse to the second male subject. The second male demanded her to give him her jewelry, and she removed her necklace, earrings and bracelet and gave the jewelry to him. The victim said the suspects then fled on foot. The victim described the first suspect as a black male, 35-36 years old, dark complexion, short black hair, “very tall”, medium build, and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater and black pants. She described the second subject as a black male adult, light skin with freckles and stubbles on his chin and was last seen wearing a blue green hooded sweater and possibly gray colored pants. The victim worked her whole shift before reporting the crime, so officers were unable to respond to look for the suspects.

On Friday, 02-10-17 at 10:40 p.m., a 15-year old Daly City resident said he went to a basketball game at Westmoor High School and after the game, he was standing on the school steps when he was robbed by two subjects. The victim said two males approached him while he was on the stairs and asked him what was in his bag. The victim said nothing was there, and the first suspect told him to open the bag or he would “crack you over the head”. At that point, the victim said he still didn’t give the bag to the suspect. The victim said then the suspect reached for the bag, reached inside and took a Bluetooth speaker worth $300. The second subject did not say anything as this was occurring. After the suspect took the speaker, he ran away with the other subject. The victim described the first suspect as a black male between the ages of 15 and 19, 5’9”, thin build, with a “flat top” haircut, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt (no words or logos) and blue jeans. He said the suspect had a gold “grill” on his lower teeth. The second suspect was described as a black male between the ages of 15 and 19, 5’9”, thin build, short afro, blue puffy jacket and blue jeans. The victim waited 20 minutes to report this crime.

On Sunday, 02-12-17, 33-year old male from Oakland walked out of the Safeway store with 11 boxes of baby formula. The loss prevention officer attempted to stop the subject, and the subject brandished a hammer at him. The subject fled the area, but officers were able to find him. The subject was arrested for robbery, committing a felony while out on bail and for outstanding warrants. His 40-year old female friend from Oakland who was with him was cited for receiving stolen property and for possession of a controlled substance.


Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary and one attempted residential burglary during the past week.

On Friday, 02-10-17 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a residence on the unit block of Montrose Avenue via an unknown means, ransacked a bedroom and took currency from a dresser in the closet.

On Saturday, 02-11-17 between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., in an attempt to enter the home, an unknown suspect drilled three holes into the side door near the door knob of a home on the 400 block of Southgate Avenue. The suspect did not gain entry into the home.


Commercial Burglaries

There were no commercial burglaries during the past week.


Vehicle Burglaries

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

• Skyline Plaza parking lot—a backpack containing a laptop and a cell phone was taken from the front passenger seat of a 2005 Honda CRV. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 02-08-17 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.
• Unit block of Westpark Drive—sunglasses, dry cleaning and a work bag containing a wallet, iPad, office keys, earphones and miscellaneous items were taken from a 2009 Toyota Camry. The trunk was popped. Occurred on 02-08-17 between midnight and 10:00 a.m. **On-line report made.
• 100 block of Canterbury Avenue—miscellaneous tools were taken from the utility box of a 2016 Ford F250. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 2:30 p.m. on 02-08-17 and 5:05 a.m. on 02-09-17.
• Habit Burger parking lot—two backpacks containing miscellaneous items were taken from the floor behind the driver’s seat of a 2007 Toyota 4Runner. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-09-17 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
• Unit block of Woodrow Street—a backpack containing schoolbooks was taken from a 1994 BMW 3. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 02-12-17 at 4:30 a.m.
• 400 block of Gellert Boulevard—nothing taken from a 2012 Nissan Altima. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-12-17 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
• 2600 block of Geneva Avenue—a subject was arrested for attempted vehicle burglary to a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. Occurred on 02-08-17 at 4:30 p.m. (See “Notable Reports” for more information.)


Stolen Vehicles

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

• 700 block of Southgate Avenue—a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Occurred on 02-06-17 between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
• 200 block of Palmcrest Drive—a 1995 Honda Civic. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 02-08-17 and 7:25 a.m. on 02-09-17. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 02-11-17.
• 200 block of Morton Drive—a 2013 Ford Econoline. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 02-10-17 and 10:00 a.m. on 02-11-17.
• Westline Drive/Rockford Avenue—a 2016 Jeep Compass. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 02-11-17 and 10:00 a.m. on 02-12-17.
Miscellaneous

• There were no hit and run crashes
• We responded to 2 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 7 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 5 warrant arrests


Scams/Other

Apartment Rental Scam

On Tuesday, 02-07-17, a 30-year old female came to the Police Department front counter to report a fraud. The victim said this started on 01-22-17 when she was searching for houses to rent on “Zumper”. The victim said she located a listing at the Crown Colony apartments and responded immediately to the listing. The following day, a subject named “John Jarman” contacted the victim via e-mail regarding the rental agreement process. The subject told the victim she would be able to visit the residence on 01-25-17 before she submitted any type of payment. On that day, the victim met with an unidentified person who wasn’t “John Jarman”, but that he worked with him. The victim liked the address and said she was willing to rent it and submitted a payment of $3,400 via wire transfer. The victim said she received an e-mail on 02-01-17 stating that the address was no longer available and that they were going to keep it in the family. The victim said she was furious when she received the e-mail and called “Jarman”. The victim said she located a secondary address on “Zumper’ that was available to rent. The victim asked the suspect if she could rent this instead, and “Jarman” told her that she would have to fill out another lease agreement and would have to submit an additional $1,200 due to the rent being higher for that specific unit. The victim said she later received notification from “Jarman” that the second address was no longer available, and that he had another unit available, but she would have to submit another payment. At this point, the victim realized something was going on. This case was forwarded to investigators.

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

Presidents Day Observance, Monday, February 20, 2017

City offices, including libraries and recreation facilities, will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents Day. City Hall will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21. Parking enforcement to accommodate street sweeping will be suspended for the holiday. Street sweeping and parking enforcement will resume on Tuesday, February 21. Garbage and recycling will follow the regular schedule with no interruption to regular service on the holiday. The Police and Fire Departments will remain open. To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Police Department Telephone Outage Scheduled on Monday, February 20, 2017

The Daly City Police Department non-emergency line (650) 991-8119 will not be functional from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017. Please call (650) 991-8092 for non-emergencies, or dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. We apologize for any inconvenience associated with this required maintenance.


Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal—Saturday, March 11th, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Do you have any household cleaning products, paints, paint thinners, fluorescent lights, photo chemicals, inks, used motor oil and oil filters, batteries, fertilizers, pesticides you need to dispose? These products are often labeled as toxic, poisonous, combustible, corrosive, flammable or irritant. Daly City residents can safely dispose of these items free of charge at a special drop-off collection event on Saturday, March 11th between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. To participate, residents must schedule an appointment at San Mateo County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program: www.smchealth.org/hhw or by calling (650) 363-4718 and selecting option 3. There is a restriction of 10 gallons or 50 pounds per appointment based on transportation regulations. It is unlawful to dispose many types of common household waste into landfill-bound residential and commercial garbage receptacles.

If you have any unwanted latex paint, you may be able to bring it to a paint retailer in Daly City. Visit http://www.paintcare.org/paintcare-states/california/ to find a latex paint drop-off center near you. PaintCare is an industry-sponsored paint stewardship non-profit program established to manage the reuse, recycling and proper disposal of unused architectural paint.


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.


Save the Date Events (more information to follow):

• Family Literacy and Health Fair—Saturday, April 1
• Daly City Host Lions Club Pasta Bingo—Friday, April 7
• Pacific Islands Together 4th Annual “Shine Family Day”—Saturday, May 20


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 e-mail. Give it a try! www.nextdoor.com
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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
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

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

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