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Daly City Police Department
Thursday February 23rd, 2017 :: 05:07 p.m. PST


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, 02-13-17 at 3:29 p.m., Officer Wagnon conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Calgary Street. The driver, a 31-year old Daly City resident, had a large amount of cocaine in his possession and was arrested for possession of cocaine for sales, as well as for committing a felony while out on bail.

On Friday, 02-17-17 at 3:46 p.m., Officer Clinkscales was on patrol in the Westlake area and saw a subject who was riding a bicycle and was carrying multiple bags, struggling to control his bicycle. Officer Clinkscales asked the subject if he was okay to ride the bicycle without falling, and the subject stated he was. The officer asked the subject if he was on probation, and the subject replied, “I think I am.” The officer asked if he had any weapons, drugs or pipes in his possession, and the subject said he had a pipe but that he found it picking up garbage. The subject admitted to using methamphetamine the day before and that he had a pipe, as well as a usable quantity of methamphetamine in his possession. The officer cited the subject, a 64-year old Pacifica resident, for possession of a controlled substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Saturday, 02-18-17 at 5:35 p.m., Officer Murillo was on patrol in the area of Serramonte Shopping Center near Target due to rash of recent auto burglaries. Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle containing three subjects in the area of Serramonte Boulevard and Gellert Boulevard. The officer asked the subjects to exit the vehicle one at a time, and when the officer asked one passenger if he had any guns, knives or drugs in his pockets, the passenger admitted to having a “.22” in his pocket. The officer analyzed the firearm, a .22 long revolver firearm, and saw there were six rounds in the cylinder, and the hammer was cocked back and ready to fire. The subject, a 19-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for being in possession of a concealed firearm, being in possession of a concealed/loaded firearm not being the registered owner, and for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.

On Sunday, 02-19-17 at 12:23 a.m., subsequent to a traffic stop by Officer Soyangco in the area of Mission Street and Vista Grande Avenue, a 23-year old San Francisco resident was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (rock cocaine) for sales.

On Sunday, 02-19-17 at 9:11 p.m., Officer McQuade and Officer Soyangco conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Mission Street and Vista Grande Avenue. The officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol in the vehicle. Following their investigation, the officers arrested two subjects. One subject, a 21-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for sales, transportation of a controlled substance for sales and for possession of a narcotic substance. The other subject, a 24-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).


There were two robberies during the past week.

On Tuesday, 02-14-17 at 10:10 a.m., a 28-year old Daly City resident was the victim of a strong armed robbery by a 17-year old Pacifica resident. The victim said he was walking by himself to his apartment on the 500 block of Clarinada Avenue, and he noticed a subject in the hallway outside of an apartment. He said there were a group of males in female outside of an apartment, and he saw the one particular subject smashing the hallway windows with his hands. The victim continued to walk to his apartment and said the subject pushed him from behind, causing him to fall in the hallway. The victim dropped his keys and said the subject picked up his car key and fled. The victim said the subject then tore out a fire extinguisher from the hallway wall and used it to batter apartment doors and windows and caused damaged to both. Officers arrived and ultimately arrested the subject for robbery, threatening police officers, vandalism and for an outstanding warrant.

On Friday, 02-17-17 at approximately 5:53 p.m., a 46-year old San Francisco resident was the victim of a strong armed robbery by three unknown male subjects who used a handgun to strike him on the head and nose, causing him to lose consciousness. This occurred in the area of Villa Street and Hoffman Street. The victim said the suspect took his wallet containing his identification and cash. The victim was treated at San Francisco General Hospital. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past week.

Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

On Sunday, 02-19-17 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., an unknown suspect pried open the lock to a locker in the women’s locker room of Crunch Fitness and stole an Under Armor gym bag containing clothing, a wallet and debit cards. The debit cards were used at nearby businesses.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were eight vehicle burglaries during the past week. All of them occurred in parking lots, and all of the victims left their property in plain view.

• Parking garage at 1851 Junipero Serra Boulevard—2nd floor. A ski and snowboard bag was taken from a 2007 Toyota Prius. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-13-17 between 11:00 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. The bag was left at the scene.
• Parking garage at 1851 Junipero Serra Boulevard—4th floor. A grocery bag containing chocolates and a shopping bag containing clothing was taken from a 2003 Honda Element. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-13-17 between 7:45 p.m. and 9:55 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center near Dave & Buster’s—a purse containing a laptop was taken from the back seat of a 2012 Jeep Cherokee. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-13-17 between 6:00 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.
• Skyline Plaza near Ranch 99—a backpack containing a laptop and cell phone was taken from a 2017 Toyota RAV4. A window was smashed. Occurred on 02-17-17 at 12:04 p.m.
• Pacific Supermarket parking lot—a Northface backpack containing a beanie and jacket was taken from a 2015 Nissan Murano. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 02-17-17 between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
• St. Francis Square parking lot near Four Seasons restaurant—a backpack containing a MacBook was taken from the front passenger floorboard of a 2016 Volkswagen Golf. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-17-17 between 7:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Dave & Buster’s—two backpacks containing school items were taken from a 2010 Dodge Grand. The driver’s side sliding window was smashed. Occurred on 02-14-17 between 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. **On-line report.
• Celia’s Restaurant rear parking lot—two backpacks containing two HP laptops, two iPads and a prescription pad was taken from a 2013 Toyota Sienna. The sliding door window and left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-19-17 between 2:10 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

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

• 500 block of Templeton Avenue—a 1981 Mercedes Benz 380SLC. Occurred on 02-13-17 at 11:11 a.m. **Recovered by Daly City P.D. on the 700 block of Hanover Street on 02-13-17.
• Unit block of Hampshire Avenue—a 2016 Honda CRV. Occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 02-18-17 and 8:00 a.m. on 02-19-17.


• There was one hit and run crash
• We responded to 8 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 8 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 7 warrant arrests


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 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

Medication Disposal Kiosk at City Hall
The City of Daly City has partnered with MED-Project ( to offer a free, safe, and convenient location for residents to dispose of unwanted or expired medication from households by way of the San Mateo County Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance. San Mateo County entered an agreement with MED-Project LLC to provide kiosks throughout the County for disposal of household pharmaceutical products.

A Med-Project secured kiosk is now located outside the Daly City Police Department in the City Hall rotunda at 333-90th Street. Drop-offs can be made in the lobby during regular business hours (M-F: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm). The MED-Project is in the process of updating kiosk locations in San Mateo County on their website.

The kiosk accepts medications in any dosage form in their original container or sealed bag. No herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics or other personal care products; compressed cylinders, aerosols, and inhalers; medical devices; sharps; illicit drugs; or iodine-containing medications will be accepted.
MED-Project is a pharmaceutical product stewardship organization that is financed by the pharmaceutical producers operating in several jurisdictions. The mission of MED-Project is to implement an accessible, convenient, and comprehensive program for the collection of household generated pharmaceutical waste.

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: 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 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.

National Women’s History Month Event—Thursday, March 16, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Daly City’s Annual Women’s History Month Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 16 at Café Doelger (the Doelger Senior Center) at 101 Lake Merced Boulevard. The theme of this year’s event is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”. Women of all ages are invited to attend this free event that will feature a performance by the Mercy High School (Burlingame) Girls Chorus.

March is Women’s History Month throughout the United States. Daly City has been commemorating the month-long celebration for the past 12 years with an event that recognizes the achievements of local women who have contributed to the overall social and economic wellbeing of the community.
For more information, contact Leslie Peay, the event coordinator, at (650) 991-8190 or

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 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!

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Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373

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

Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA 94015

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
Administrative Services

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