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Daly City Police Department
Thursday March 23rd, 2017 :: 11:50 a.m. PDT


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, 03-14-17 at 6:46 a.m., a 27-year old Daly City resident was the victim of an indecent exposure in an elevator of her apartment building on the unit block of Hillside Boulevard when a subject masturbated in front of her. On 03-20-17, detectives arrested a subject, a 19-year old Daly City resident for this crime and one other incident that occurred in the past.

On Wednesday, 03-15-17 at 9:36 p.m., Officer Sunga was dispatched to the 6200 block of Mission Street on a report of a hit and run collision. Dispatchers advised that the reporting party did exchange information with the driver (suspect) and did not want to make a report; however, the reporting party was concerned that the driver was driving while intoxicated. Officers drove to the suspect’s house on the unit block of Seaview Drive and saw the suspect walking down the street. The suspect admitted that he was involved in a collision earlier. Officers smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage on the suspect’s person, conducted some field sobriety tests and deemed he was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The subject, a 56-year old Daly City resident, was cited for driving under the influence and was taken to sobering facility.

On Thursday, 03-16-17 at 12:28 p.m., Officer Cain checked on a vehicle with two occupants parked on the unit block of Wembley Drive. Officer Cain saw a large amount of miscellaneous items, including pillows and blankets piled in the back seat of the vehicle. The officer smelled an odor of marijuana in the vehicle and asked the driver if he had any marijuana in the vehicle. The officer asked the driver, a 35-year old Daly City resident, if he had anything illegal on his person and if he would consent to a search. The driver admitted to having a methamphetamine glass smoking pipe in a holder around his neck. The passenger, a 35-year old Pleasanton resident, said he didn’t have anything illegal on his person, but the cover officer found a pipe right next to where he was sitting. The passenger then admitted it was his. Officer Cain asked the driver if there was anything else illegal in the vehicle, and the driver said he may have a cane with a knife in it. The officer found a black cane underneath clothing on the back seat. The officer unscrewed the top part of the cane and revealed a sharp knife/sword measuring approximately 16 inches. The driver was cited for the possession of a cane sword and for narcotics paraphernalia.
On Thursday, 03-16-17 at 9:59 p.m., Officer Sunga conducted a pedestrian stop of a subject on the 1600 block of Sullivan Avenue. The subject, a 29-year old transient, had two methamphetamine pipes, burglary tools, a credit card in someone else’s name and a cell phone not belonging to her in her possession. She was booked in jail for the above offenses.

On Friday, 03-17-17 at 8:32 p.m., Officer Murillo conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the JC Penney parking lot. The driver identified himself, and the passenger said she did not have any identification but stated her name. The driver, a 50-year old San Francisco resident, was on probation and had prior arrests for drug possession. He also had a no-contact order preventing him from a subject who was later revealed to be the passenger in the vehicle. The passenger gave her real name and stated she gave a different name because she thought she had a warrant. The passenger, a 28-year old San Francisco resident, indeed did have a warrant for drug violations. The driver was arrested for being in violation of a restraining order, and the passenger was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

On Saturday, 03-19-17 at 11:17 p.m., multiple officers were dispatched to a residence on the 400 block of Bellevue Avenue on a report of a college party with several hundred attendees. The party organizer was identified as a 22-year old college student, and officers shut down the party.

On Sunday, 03-19-17 at 1:28 p.m., Officer Cabatic and Officer Williams were dispatched to Serramonte Boulevard and Gellert Boulevard on a report of two boys who shot at the reporting party’s vehicle with a slingshot. The officers were told that one of the subjects had what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband. Officers checked the area but could not find the subjects.

On Sunday, 03-19-17 at approximately 8:18 p.m., a 13-year old Daly City resident was sitting in the passenger seat of her father’s vehicle waiting for him to finish laundry at the laundromat on the unit block of San Pedro Road. The victim said a man entered the vehicle and placed his foot on the brake and attempted to start the car. The victim said the subject made several annoying comments and held her hand as she cried. Officers Ortiz and Perdomo immediately arrived on the scene and pulled the subject from the driver’s seat. The subject, a 49-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for false imprisonment and for child annoyance.


There was one robbery during the past week.

On Wednesday, 03-15-17, a 44-year old cab driver was the victim of an armed robbery and attempted carjacking by a fare he picked up in San Francisco. This occurred on the 1600 block of Edgeworth Avenue. The suspect used a handgun and stole cash and the car key before fleeing on foot with the cash. Detectives were able to piece together information to identify a suspect, and they took a 26-year old South San Francisco resident into custody the following day. The suspect admitted to the crime and was booked for armed robbery, attempted carjacking, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a firearm by a drug addict and for possession of drug paraphernalia. The cab driver was unharmed.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past week.

Commercial Burglaries

There were two commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Thursday, 03-16-17 at 2:50 p.m., a 33-year old Pacifica resident stole merchandise from the Home Depot store and attempted to flee from loss prevention officers as he was being detained. The subject was also found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested for burglary and for possession of a controlled substance.

On Saturday, 03-18-17 between midnight and 2:00 a.m., an unknown suspect cut the padlock to the rear entrance of the Enterprise Rent a Car business on Geneva Avenue and took a vehicle. The vehicle was involved in a hit and run collision in San Francisco the following day.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were six vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• 2600 block of Geneva Avenue—cash, a Blue Tooth transmitter and an owner’s manual was taken from a 2004 Toyota Echo. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 03-13-17 between midnight and 7:20 a.m. **On-Line report.
• Parking stall of 370 Imperial Way—a backpack containing 20 gift cards and personal documents was taken from a 2002 Honda Accord. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 03-18-17 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
• Unit block of Park Plaza Drive—a dash camera, sunglasses and a wallet containing credit cards and identification was taken from a 2014 Kia Optima. An unknown window was smashed. Occurred on 03-13-17 between 9:05 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. **On-line report made.
• Parking lot of 370 Imperial Way—nothing was taken from a 2005 Acura TSX. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 8:30 p.m. on 03-19-17 and 6:45 a.m. on 03-20-17.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Target—vehicle registration and two used tires from the trunk were taken from a 2006 Acura TL. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 03-15-17 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. **On-line report made.
• Planet Fitness parking lot—a purse containing a wallet and books was taken from a 2015 Nissan Altima. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-16-17 between 6:40 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. **On-line report made.

Stolen Vehicles

There was one stolen vehicle during the past week.

• Park Plaza Drive/Belmar Avenue—a 1994 Honda Accord. Occurred between 9:00 p.m. on 03-15-17 and 11:00 a.m. on 03-16-17.


• There were five hit and run crashes
• We responded to 12 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 5 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 10 warrant arrests


Apartment Rental Scam

On Friday, 03-16-17, another person fell victim to an apartment rental scam. The 25-year old reporting party said she replied to an apartment rental advertisement on “apartment” for an apartment on Half Moon Lane. The victim said she corresponded with a male who said he was the rental management agent acting on behalf of the homeowner. The male told the victim to wire $3,600 into an account. It turned out the apartment was never for rent, and the victim lost her money. Our investigators are working on this case, as well as another one that occurred in the recent past.

I.R.S. Tax Scam

Since tax season is in full swing, I just wanted to advise you that scam artists are currently attempting 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.

Community Events/Information

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

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

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.
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.
Save the Date Events (more information to follow):

• 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

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Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
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