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Daly City Police Department
Thursday March 2nd, 2017 :: 11:31 a.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, 02-20-17 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 61-year old Bakersfield resident purchased a Smart car under false pretenses by using a check on a closed account. This occurred at the Bastan Auto Center on Mission Street. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system, and the suspect is outstanding.

On Tuesday, 02-21-17 at approximately 11:14 p.m., a 24-year old Daly City resident said she was drinking with a friend at Edgewood Park when a disturbance broke out between her and an unknown male. The victim said the male brandished a firearm at her. The victim provided a description of the subject, and investigators determined the identity of the suspect. On 02-23-17, investigators arrested the suspect, a 19-year old San Francisco resident, for assault with a deadly weapon and for brandishing. They found a weapon (BB gun) resembling a firearm in the trunk of the suspect’s car.

On Saturday, 02-25-17 at 12:46 a.m., subsequent to a vehicle check in the parking lot of the Royal Palace Motel, Officer Ortega arrested a 26-year old Daly City resident for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for sales.

On Saturday, 02-25-17 at approximately 1:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Callan Boulevard on a report of a possible stabbing. The incident started as a verbal argument, and it resulted in the 24-year old victim being sliced in the neck by his 30-year old brother. The suspect left the residence and was subsequently arrested for attempted murder and possession of a controlled substance later that day at another residence on the 700 block of Niantic Avenue. The victim was treated at San Francisco General Hospital.

On Saturday, 02-25-17 at 4:23 p.m., Officer Clinkscales was dispatched to the Sprint Store on a report of a theft. The reporting party said a subject who was pushing herself on a “knee scooter” stole phone cases and put them in her trunk of a gold Cadillac in the parking lot. Officer Clinkscales contacted the woman and advised her of why he was there, and he asked her if he could search her trunk. The woman initially denied stealing the cases and allowed the officer to search her trunk. The officer saw the cases inside the trunk, and the subject admitted to taking them. The store did not wish to seek prosecution. While the officer was speaking with the subject, he noticed the subject had marijuana inside of her purse and asked if he could search her purse to see if there were any other narcotics besides marijuana inside of her purse. The subject consented, and the officer located five pills wrapped up inside of plastic wrap. The subject spontaneously stated they were her Oxycodone pills. The officer asked where her prescription was, and the subject said it was “at home”. The officer cited the 33-year old subject from San Francisco for being in possession of prescription pills without a prescription.

On Saturday, 02-25-17 at 8:50 p.m., Officer Ortega and Officer Clinkscales were on patrol in the area of Southgate Avenue and Westmoor Avenue when they heard what sounded like loud tires screeching in the area. They observed a gray Audi driving at a high rate and could hear the engine continuously rev. They contacted the driver and smelled an odor of burned marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was visibly agitated, was hesitant to answer questions, and immediately stated he did not want the officers to search his vehicle. Officer Ortega noticed a pocketknife between the driver’s legs, and the officer instructed the subject not to grab the knife and requested for the subject to exit the vehicle. The subject immediately went for the knife, and the officer had to grab the subject’s hands in order for him to drop the knife. The subject pulled away from both officers and tried to flee. He was placed under arrest. The officers searched the subject and found a small amount of marijuana in the subject’s shorts pocket and found a glass pipe containing suspected methamphetamine. While searching the vehicle, the officers found smoked marijuana “roaches” in the center console and a jacket containing three baggies of marijuana. The officers asked the subject when the last time he smoked methamphetamine was, and the subject said it was two days prior. The subject, a 45-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for reckless driving, exhibition of speed, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a drug, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and resisting/obstructing a peace officer following a traffic enforcement stop.


There were no robberies during the past week.

Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Wednesday, 02-22-17 at 8:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Larkspur Avenue on a report of a homeless looking man who was in the reporting party’s backyard. The reporting party confronted the man who had his son’s backpack and told him to put it back. The subject said he was visiting his friend who rented a small in-law unit on the east side of the house. The reporting party said his son’s backpack was in a storage shed in the backyard. Officer Melville emptied the contents of the backpack and saw it contained a box of 1993 Factory Set Baseball cards ($4,000 value), as well as a Sony game controller and sunglasses. All of these items belonged to the reporting party’s son. In addition in the backpack, there were numerous items of drug paraphernalia associated with heroin use. The subject, admitted to being a heroin addict and to taking the items to sell later. Officers arrested the subject, a 25-year old transient, for residential burglary.

Commercial Burglaries

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

On Wednesday, 02-22-17 at approximately 8:40 p.m., a subject broke into a locker in the men’s locker room at the 24-Hour Fitness facility. The subject took a bag with miscellaneous items and discarded some property in the trash can. Two subjects were seen on video surveillance, and this investigation is continuing.

On Wednesday, 02-23-17 at 1:41 a.m., an unknown subject attempted to force entry to the front glass door of a liquor store on East Market Street that was closed for business. No entry was made. Surveillance footage shows a subject wearing a Detroit Lions #20 Sweatshirt with “Sanders” on the back of the sweatshirt trying to break into the business.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were seven vehicle burglaries and one attempted vehicle burglary during the past week. All but one of them occurred in parking lots.

• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near JC Penney—a backpack containing a notebook and sweater was taken from the front passenger seat of a 2013 Nissan Altima. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 02-20-17 between 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Westlake Shopping Center parking lot near Nation’s Hamburgers—a backpack containing a Lenovo laptop and an iPad was taken from a 2001 Acura TL. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-22-17 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
• In N Out parking lot—a work bag was taken from a 2015 BMW X5. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 02-22-17 between 5:50 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. **On-line report.
• Westlake Joe’s parking lot—a purse and jacket left under the backseat was taken from a 2008 Suzuki V7. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-22-17 between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. **On-line report.
• Westlake Joe’s parking lot—two backpacks were taken from a 2016 BMW X3. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-22-17 between 7:34 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. **On-line report.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Dave & Buster’s—a backpack containing a MacBook Air was taken from the rear seat of a 2007 Lexus ES350. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 02-24-17- between 8:00 p.m. and 10:13 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Crunch Fitness—nothing was taken from a 2014 BMW 320i. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 02-26-17 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:43 p.m.
• 300 block of 1st Avenue—an attempted burglary to a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The left front window was smashed, but no entry was made. Occurred on 02-22-17 between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

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

• Beachside Court/Skyline Drive—a 1995 Acura Integra. Occurred at an unknown time on 02-22-17. **Recovered by Oakland P.D. on 02-23-17.
• Bastan Auto Center on Mission Street—a 2013 Smart car. A suspect used a check from a closed account to purchase the vehicle. Occurred on 02-20-17 at 4:30 p.m.


• There was one hit and run crash
• We responded to 13 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 8 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 9 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

District 5 Together Event—Saturday, March 18, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.

Everyone is invited to Supervisor David Canepa’s “District 5 Together” event which is a Cultural and Resource Fair representing the diverse community. The event will be at the Jefferson High School Theater at 6996 Mission Street. There will be local dancers, music and food, as well as several resource tables which will feature information on all types of services the county and its partners offer for North County residents. Please RSVP with Mike via or (650) 363-4247. You may also visit their Facebook page “District 5 Together” for more information.

“From Covered California to Medicare” presentation—Monday March 20th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Turning 65? Confused by Medicare? The San Mateo County HICAP (Health Insurance counseling and Advocacy Program) invites you to a free and unbiased presentation regarding this topic. The objective is to help people who are or will be on Medicare to have a better understanding of Medicare benefits and costs. The presentation will be at the Serramonte Library, 40 Wembley Drive on Monday, March 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A HICAP state-registered counselor will be discussing frequently asked questions such as: “Can I stay on Covered California when I’m 65?”, “When may I switch?”, “Will I be paying more or less on Medicare?” “Will I be able to choose health plans?”, and “Will my prescription drugs be covered?” For more information, call HICAP at (650) 627-9350 or visit

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

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

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