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Daly City Police Department
Thursday March 16th, 2017 :: 07:28 p.m. PDT

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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, 03-06-17 at approximately 2:39 p.m., both the Daly City Police and Fire Department were dispatched to Fernando Rivera Middle School on a report of an odor coming from a classroom. Several students in the classroom reported experiencing minor respiratory distress, although no medical aid was requested. Investigation revealed that the likely source of the respiratory distress was a slow leak from a mace container in the backpack of a 7th grade student. The incident will be handled by school authorities at their request.

On Tuesday, 03-07-17 at approximately 4:07 p.m., subsequent to a check of an occupied vehicle in the Chevron parking lot on Bayshore Boulevard by Officer Hart and Officer Serbin, a 36-year old subject was arrested for possession of a concealed and stolen firearm in a vehicle, possession of a firearm while being a restrained person in a court order, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, committing a felony while out on bail, and for a probation violation.

On Wednesday, 03-08-17 at 2:07 p.m., Officer Cordellos and Officer Baroni were dispatched to the Dollar Tree store on a report of a naked female in the parking lot. The officers arrived and found a clothed subject in the McDonald’s parking lot. Based upon the subject’s movements and speech, the officers said the subject appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance stimulant. As Officer Cordellos asked the subject to sit on the curb, the subject backed away and grabbed the officer’s arms and began struggling with the officer. The subject pulled the officer’s badge, ripping her shirt and causing the pin of her badge to bend. The subject also pulled the ear piece from the officer’s ear. In addition, during the struggle, Officer Andrade arrived to assist, and the subject struggled with him, which caused his pant leg to rip. The suspect, a 25-year old San Francisco resident, was placed on a psychiatric hold for being a danger to herself. A complaint will be sought against her for resisting/delaying officers. Both officers suffered minor knee pain.

On Wednesday, 03-08-17 at 8:16 p.m., Officer Taylor conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the 2700 block of Bayshore Boulevard. During this contact, Officer Taylor found the subject, a 28-year old felon from San Francisco, was driving on a suspended license, was in possession of ammunition, was in possession over four access cards, possessed a burglary tool, was in possession of a controlled substance, as well as drug paraphernalia. He was arrested for all of the charges.

On Wednesday, 03-08-17 at approximately 8:27 p.m., a witness saw a subject with a flashlight walking through the parking lot of Westlake Joes, looking at vehicles. The reporting party saw the subject break into a vehicle and tried to chase the subject and even tackled him. The subject got into a vehicle, and the reporting party was able to obtain a license plate number. A day later, investigators were able to identify a suspect and arrested him for that burglary as well as other recent ones.

On Friday, 03-10-17 at approximately 3:42 p.m., Officer Clinkscales was dispatched to a report of a subject panhandling in the 7-Eleven parking lot on Gellert Boulevard. The officer recognized the subject from a prior arrest and asked him if he was still on court probation. The subject said he was on probation. The officer asked if he had anything illegal in his possession, and the subject removed a pill bottle from his jacket pocket and said, “just a little heroin.” Officer Cook arrived to assist with searching the subject. They found another pill bottle containing pills and a small plastic wrap containing a substance believed to be black tar heroin. Based on the amount and variety of drugs on the subject’s person, Officer Clinkscales placed the subject, a 56-year old San Francisco resident, for being in possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales and for committing a felony while out on bond.

On Friday, 03-10-17 at 11:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 6900 block of Mission Street on a report of a trash fire. The reporting party said a male was igniting items of trash in front of the building. Officers contacted a subject matching the description given by the reporting party. The subject, a 39-year old San Francisco resident said he started the fire to keep warm. He said he believed the fire was a “friendly fire”. Officers arrested the subject for arson.

On Saturday, 03-11-17 at 6:19 p.m., a 57-year old Daly City resident used emergency services to make a false police report. The suspect called the Pittsburg Police Department stating someone was in her vehicle with a gun and then disconnected. The subject made a similar call the week prior. Officers were able to determine the subject filed a false police report and a complaint is sought against the subject for reporting a false account.

On Sunday, 03-12-17 at 4:45 p.m., Officer Clinkscales was on patrol in the area of Mission Street and Price Street and saw a subject on the sidewalk who appeared to be asleep. Officer Clinkscales asked the subject if he could search him, and the subject granted consent. The officer found a fixed blade knife in the subject’s sweatshirt pocket, as well as a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. The subject said he found the knife and decided to carry it, and he said the pipe wasn’t his. The officer cited the subject, a 72-year old San Francisco resident, for being in possession of a concealed dirk or dagger and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sunday, 03-12-17 at 5:42 p.m., Officer Farrar conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on the 3200 block of Geneva Avenue. The driver, a 19-year old San Francisco resident, was found to be a felon carrying a loaded, stolen firearm and receiving stolen property (the gun). He was placed under arrest for those charges, as well as for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and for a probation violation.


Robberies

There was one robbery and one attempted robbery during the past week.

On Thursday, 03-09-17 at approximately 7:30 p.m. a manager for Foot Locker at the Serramonte Shopping Center was the victim of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon after being hit by a moving vehicle by an unknown suspect following a theft at his store. The victim gave chase of the suspect outside of the store, and while giving chase, the victim said he saw one suspect drop a shopping bag after the strap snapped. Satisfied with possibly recovering his store merchandise, the victim stopped his pursuit of the subject. He started picking up the clothing that dropped out of the bag and was placing it back in the bag when he saw a dark color four door sedan with tinted windows reverse back in an aggressive speed. The victim described the first subject as a black female, 35-years old, 5’1”, 150 lbs., dark complexion, stocky build, black hair, wearing a black jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and carrying a black handbag and a white Macy’s shopping bag. The victim described the second subject as a black female, light complexion, 35 years old, 5’3”, 100 lbs., skinny build, blonde and green hair, wearing a light color shirt and blue jeans. This investigation is continuing.

On Friday, 03-10-17 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a subject attempted to rob the Triton Gas Station on Callan Boulevard by simulating a handgun. The cashier refused to give him any money, and the suspect left the store. A flyer with the suspect’s description was sent out to nearby police departments with the suspect’s identification, and both San Bruno P.D. and South San Francisco P.D. had similar crimes. Pacifica P.D. took in the suspect, a 36-year old Daly City resident, for an unrelated crime, and after our investigators interviewed the suspect, they booked him for robbery.


Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past week.


Commercial Burglaries

There were four commercial burglaries during the past week. All were related to each other.


On Thursday, 03-09-17 at 7:20 p.m., a supervisor at the Bath and Body Works store at the Serramonte Shopping Center was told by a customer that two subjects tried to conceal a pre-packaged set of lotions into a shopping bag. The suspect missed the opening of the shopping bag, and the lotion fell on the floor. When the suspects realized a customer was watching them, they dropped the bag and walked away from the store.

On Thursday, 03-09-17 at an unknown time, the Charlotte Russe store at the Serramonte Shopping Center the victim of a commercial burglary. Jewelry belonging to the store was found in the bag from the suspects in the case listed above.

On Thursday, 03-09-17 at an unknown time, the De Colores store at the Serramonte Shopping Center was also the victim of a commercial burglary by the same suspects who dropped the bag in the first case. Clothing taken from the store was found in the bag.

On Thursday, 03-09-17 at an unknown time, the Forever 21 store at the Serramonte Shopping Center was also a victim of a commercial burglary by the same suspects who dropped the bag in the first case. Clothing taken from the store was found in the bag.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were fourteen vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Joe’s of Westlake parking lot—a white leather tote containing paperwork and a backpack containing a laptop, school work, a wallet and cash was taken from a 2004 Subaru Forester. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-06-17-between 6:45 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.
• Parking garage at 1851 Junipero Serra Boulevard (3rd floor)—Two duffle bags were taken and the contents were dumped from a 2000 Acura. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-07-17 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:47 p.m.
• Parking garage at 1851 Junipero Serra Boulevard—The contents of a duffle bag inside the vehicle were strewn from a 2014 Toyota Prius. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-07-17 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:50 p.m.
• 100 block of East Vista Avenue—nothing was taken from a 1995 Toyota Tacoma. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 2:30 p.m. on 03-06-17 and 4:45 a.m. on 03-07-17.
• Joe’s of Westlake parking lot—a subject was seen breaking into a 2010 Lexus RX350. Occurred on 03-08-17 at 8:27 p.m. **An arrest was made in this case.
• Serramonte Shopping Center near Crunch Fitness—sunglasses, phone case and paperwork was taken from a 2012 BMW X3. The right front window and right rear windows were smashed. Occurred on 03-09-17 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center near Dick’s Sporting Goods—a bag containing a wallet, credit cards and cell phone was taken from the trunk of a 2011 Mazda 3. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-10-17 between 6:45 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.
• Moonstar Restaurant parking lot—a backpack was taken from a 2006 Toyota RAV4. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-06-17 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. **On-line report.
• Denny’s parking lot—two North Face backpacks containing clothing, two Hello Kitty carry on suitcases and two designer bags were taken from a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-12-17 between 5:30 a.m. and 6:12 a.m.
• CVS parking lot on Gellert Boulevard—a Raiders backpack was taken from a 2016 Kia Sportage. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 03-12-17 between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
• Lower parking lot of 375 Mandarin Drive—work identification, miscellaneous paperwork and miscellaneous clothing including a fur coat was taken from a 2015 Honda Civic. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 1:30 p.m. on 03-12-17 and 8:00 a.m. on 03-13-17.
• 1000 block of Hampton Lane. Unknown if any property was taken from a 1998 Honda Civic. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 03-10-17 at an unknown time. **On-line report.
• 100 block of Los Olivos Avenue—unknown if anything was taken from a 2015 Honda Civic. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 03-12-17 at 5:00 a.m.. **On-line report.
• Outback Restaurant parking lot—a backpack containing a laptop was taken from a 2004 Lexus GX470. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-12-17 between 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. **On-line report.


Stolen Vehicles

There was one stolen vehicle during the past week. It was recovered.

• 1200 block of Cameron Lane—a 1999 Honda CRV. Occurred between 4:00 p.m. on 03-09-17 and 6:11 a.m. on 03-10-17. **Vehicle was recovered later in the day in Daly City.


Miscellaneous

• There were four hit and run crashes
• We responded to 4 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 10 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 4 warrant arrests

Scams/Other

“Found Money in a Purse” scam

On Thursday, 03-09-17 at 12:00 p.m., a 71-year old South San Francisco resident was at the Farmer’s Market in the Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot and said a subject came up to her and started to talk about apples. She said a second subject walked up to both of them and said she just found purse full of money. The subject showed the victim two large bundles of money. The second subject asked the victim what to do with it, and the victim told the subject to return it to Macy’s. The victim said the suspect left and came back saying her boss (“at Macy’s”) counted the money using a cash counter machine, and the total amount was $150,000. The suspect told the victim that her boss was also a lawyer and he told her as long as each person put up $20,000, totaling $60,000, they could pay the “found’ tax on the $150,000, and then they could split the money three ways. The victim said the second subject phoned her “boss” and an unknown male on the phone explained to the victim what the subject just told her, as well as requesting $5,000 for the legal advice. The victim agreed to withdraw money from the bank and asked the suspects to drive her to her house in South San Francisco before going to the bank. While in the victim’s house, the second suspect asked the victim if she had any money or jewelry that she could give her to pay for part of the $20,000. The victim said yes and retrieved $1,000 in cash, a gold necklace valued at $2,500, a gold bangle, a gold wedding ring, and a gold necklace. The suspects then drove the victim to the bank, and she withdrew $20,000 from the bank. The victim felt she might be being scammed and told the subjects she did not want to partake in the sharing of the money any longer. The victim asked the subject for her money and jewelry back. Long story short: the victim was scammed out of the $1,000 and jewelry. The suspects went in and out of Macy’s and lost the victim. The first suspect is described as a black female, 47 years old, 5’10”, 160 lbs., skinny build, short black hair, wearing a white shirt and black pants. The second subject was described as a black female, 45 years old, 5’8”, 165 lbs., average build, blonde highlights, wearing a red jacket, dark color shirt and carrying a beige handbag. The victim said she can identify the suspects if she saw them again. This case has been 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

PG&E Natural Gas Venting—Friday, March 17

PG&E gas crews have one upcoming, planned venting of natural gas to atmosphere in Daly City on Friday, March 17 from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The project teams will be working at a newly-installed regulator station near John Daly Boulevard and Lake Merced Boulevard. Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas. The pipeline will be cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique. As part of normal protocol, PG&E is taking steps to mitigate noise and odor and has scheduled the work to create the least impact possible; however, it is likely that the work will result in some noise and odor. Safety is PG&E’s top priority. Anyone who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas is encouraged to call PG&E 24 hours a day at 1-800-PGE (743) 5000 or call 911 immediately.

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.

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).

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

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

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