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Daly City Police Department
Thursday March 9th, 2017 :: 04:11 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, 02-28-17 at 2:30 p.m., a 24-year old Daly City resident was the victim of a theft via false pretenses (scam) by an unknown suspect who gave the name “Kevin Ross” who claimed to work for the IRS. The suspect called the victim’s cell phone and convinced her she had an outstanding IRS warrant and needed to send $900 to avoid arrest. The suspect instructed the victim to purchase “Green Dot” cards from the nearest Safeway, which she did, and then provide the numbers to the suspect. This is a scam, and the IRS assures that they would not telephone people to tell them they owed money.

On Wednesday, 03-01-17 at 2:31 p.m., subsequent to a request for a welfare check of two children who possibly weren’t being adequately cared for, officers arrested a 41-year old Daly City resident on Del Prado Drive for willful cruelty to a child, being under the influence of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor warrant. The two children (ages 8 & 14) were released to the custody of San Mateo County Children and Family Services.

On Friday, 03-03-17 at 5:03 p.m., Officer Tyrell Clinkscales and Officer Rosa Brenes conducted a traffic stop at Geneva Avenue and Castro Street. The passenger was on probation for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales, and he was also a registered sex offender. Officer Clinkscales asked the passenger if he had any drugs, weapons or pipes in his possession, and the passenger paused and said, “No, just some cash, but that is rent money.” The officer noticed the passenger was uncertain in his response, his hands were shaking, as well as he appeared to be visibly nervous. When the officer asked the passenger to exit the vehicle, the officer saw the subject pass a bag to the driver. The officer searched the subject who had a large amount of U.S. currency all in small denominations in his pocket. When the officer asked the driver what was in the bag the passenger handed her, the driver gave it to the officer. The officer found a bag containing a controlled substance and a scale inside the bag. Officers arrested the subject, a 37-year old San Francisco resident, for possession of cocaine for the purpose of sales, transportation of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales, transportation of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales between counties, felony possession of a controlled substance, and resisting and obstructing a peace officer.

On Sunday, 03-05-17 at 4:35 p.m., Officer Clinkscales conducted a pedestrian stop of a subject in the area of San Jose Avenue and Wilson Street. He subsequently arrested the 23-year old subject for failing to register as a sex offender, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest after the subject struggled with officers.


Robberies

There was one robbery (carjacking) during the past week.

On Sunday, 03-05-17 at 11:57 a.m., a 53-year old Daly City resident stated he was preparing to go to church and left his vehicle running in the driveway of his residence on the unit block of Lakewood Drive. He said he was moving items from his vehicle to the garage when he heard his engine rev. He said he saw a subject inside his vehicle and attempted to open the door while the subject was inside the vehicle. The door was locked so he was not able to gain entry. The victim said he began to bang on the door, and the subject backed the vehicle from the driveway. The suspect was described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 6’0 tall, thin build wearing a green beanie, dark hoodie, dark pants and white shoes. The victim was unharmed, and this investigation is continuing


Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Friday, 03-03-17 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., a subject was seen grabbing property from outside a storage unit on the unit block of Park Plaza Drive. Two victims reported also seeing the subject enter an unlocked storage unit and removing high valued property. This investigation is continuing.


Commercial Burglaries

There were four commercial burglaries and one attempted commercial burglary during the past week.


On Wednesday, 03-01-17 between 5:00 a.m. and 7:50 a.m., an unknown suspect smashed the front window to gain entry into the B&B Transmissions business on Mission Street. It is unknown if any property was taken. The suspect left a trail of blood, and the officer took swabs of the evidence for future analysis.

On Sunday, 03-05-17 between 12:45 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., an unknown suspect somehow defeated the lock to a combination lock on a locker in the men’s locker room at the Planet Fitness facility and stole a wallet containing $300. The victim said upon his return, he found the combination lock inside the locker, and the lock was not tampered.

On Sunday, 03-05-17 at approximately 5:27 p.m., an unknown suspect stole a $4,600 Gucci watch from Macy’s. This investigation is continuing.

On Sunday, 03-05-17 at approximately 10:43 p.m., the Home of Chicken and Waffles at Serramonte Shopping Center was burglarized. This investigation is continuing.

On Monday, 02-27-17 at 8:49 p.m., two males attempted to steal multiple cell phones from the display case at the Sprint Store on Gellert Boulevard. The suspects were unable to steal any merchandise.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were nine vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Unit block of Chester Street—unknown if anything was taken from a 1998 Ford F150. A window was smashed. Occurred on 03-03-17 at 11:16 p.m.
• Skyline Plaza parking lot near the U.S. Air Force recruitment office—a briefcase containing U.S. Air Force pamphlets was taken from a 2011 Ford CMAX. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred between 02-27-17 at 8:00 p.m. and 02-28-17 at 8:00 a.m.
• Jade Dragon restaurant parking lot—a backpack containing a Dell Chromebook was taken from a 2017 Ford Focus. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 03-01-17 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
• Westlake Joe’s parking lot—nothing was taken from a 2014 Toyota RAV4. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-01-17 between 7:00 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.
• Skyline Plaza parking lot near Porridge King—a gym bag containing clothing and a jacket was taken from a 2010 Toyota Prius. The rear hatch window was smashed. Occurred on 03-01-17 between 7:35 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• Pacific Supermarket parking lot—a Coach purse containing $500 and a checkbook was taken from the glove compartment of a 2010 Mercedes Benz C300. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 03-01-17 between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
• Pacific Supermarket parking lot—a backpack containing a Lenovo Thinkpad and headphones was taken from a 2012 Honda Civic. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-01-17 between 7:10 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
• Casa Avenue near El Dorado Drive—a Bluetooth headset, back up monitor, tool box, floor jack, engine air filter, shock absorbers and loose change was taken from a 2006 Dodge Sprinter. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 03-02-17 and 7:50 a.m. on 03-03-17.
• 100 block of Wilshire Avenue—the vehicle was ransacked but no property was taken from a 2008 BMW X5. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred at an unknown time on 03-02-17. **On-line report.


Stolen Vehicles

There were three stolen vehicles during the past week.

• Unit block of Perita Drive—a 1996 Honda Accord. Occurred between 5:00 p.m. on 02-28-17.
• Longview Drive/Belcrest Avenue—a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. Occurred between 9:00 p.m. on 03-03-17 and 4:00 a.m. on 03-04-17.
• Parking lot of 500 King Drive—a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Occurred on 03-04-17 between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. The victim said a woman he has dated 4-5 times took the keys to his vehicle while he was sleeping.


Miscellaneous

• There was one hit and run crash
• We responded to 8 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 9 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 7 warrant arrests





Scams/Other


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

Medication Disposal Kiosk at City Hall
The City of Daly City has partnered with MED-Project (http://www.med-project.org/) 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: 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.


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 lpeay@dalycity.org.


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 mrichardson@smcgov.org 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 www.hicapsanmateocounty.org.

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.


15th Annual Family Literacy and Health Day—Saturday, April 1

The Jefferson Elementary School District, along with the Daly City Partnership, PTA and PIAC, is holding their 15th annual Family Literacy and Healthy Day at the Susan B. Anthony School at 575 Abbot Avenue (near Hillside Boulevard) in Daly City on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Knock Knock, Who’s There?”, and this free event includes books, family activities, lunch, crafts and entertainment. For more information, please contact the Partnership Office at (650) 992-2448 or email kelly@dcpartnership.org.


Daly City Host Lions Club Pasta Bingo—Friday, April 7

The Daly City Host Lion’s Club is having their annual Pasta Bingo event on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Café Doelger in Westlake Park. (101 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City). The cost is $25.00 per person and it includes dinner and ten bingo games. The tickets are advanced purchase only, and reservations will be held at the door. (Reservations and payments must be received by Monday, April 3.) Dinner is pasta, salad, bread, dessert and coffee. For additional information, please call (650) 755-9567 or email dchostlions@comcast.net.


Daly City Host Lions Club Spring Fun Day—Saturday, April 15 (Registration at 11:00 a.m.)

This year’s Spring Fun Day includes an egg hunt and field day for children from Pre-K (ages 3-5) to 6th grade. This free event will be held rain or shine at the Pollicita Gym & Field at 550 East Market Street in Daly City. There will be goodie bags for the first 500 egg hunt participants. A hot dog lunch will be for purchase.

The hunt times are:
12:00 pm for Pre-K (ages 3-6)
12:15 pm for KinderKids
12:30 pm for Grades 1 & 2
12:45 pm for Grades 3 & 4
1:00 pm for Grades 5 & 6

For more information, please call (650) 991-8001.


Save the Date Events (more information to follow):

• 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

Digital/Social Media

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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 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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