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Daly City Police Department
Tuesday March 28th, 2017 :: 04:47 p.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 Thursday, 03-23-17 at approximately 6:05 a.m., an unknown suspect set fire via a “Molotov cocktail” to a 2010 Mercedes GLK350 that was parked on the unit block of Risel Avenue. This investigation is continuing.

On Thursday, 03-23-17 at 7:22 p.m., following a traffic stop of a vehicle at Winchester Street and Acton Street, the passenger, a 54-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant and for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for sales. Our K-9 “Utah” assisted in a search of the vehicle and found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine in a bag in the passenger area.

On Friday, 03-24-17 at 9:45 a.m., Officer Chittenden and Officer Clinkscales were on patrol and saw a subject panhandling in front of the 7-Eleven store on Gellert Boulevard. When the officers were speaking with the subject, they realized that the subject may be under the influence of a controlled substance. Officer Clinkscales asked the subject if he had used drugs recently, and the subject admitted to using cocaine a couple of hours prior. The officer asked the subject if he still had any cocaine in his possession, and the subject said he had one bag in his jacket pocket. The officer cited the subject, a 21-year old Daly City resident, for being possession of a controlled substance.

On Friday, 03-24-17 at 1:31 p.m., following an occupied vehicle check by Officer Chittenden in the area of Crocker Avenue and Rampart Way, a 36-year old transient subject was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm in public, possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and for possession of metal knuckles.

On Saturday, 03-25-17 at 10:00 a.m., a 65-year old Daly City resident reported he found an online ad for making money at home by re-shipping packages. The reporting party inquired about the job and was in contact via e-mail with an unknown person using an e-mail account that appeared to be from Europe. That person informed the reporting party that he would be paid up to $50 to pick up a package from UPS and deliver it to another address in Mountain View. The reporting party was told that the person who was supposed to pick up the item had to work and could not pick it up during the specified hours. The reporting party accepted the job and was instructed to provide a copy of his driver's license, which he did. He then received a typed letter authorizing him to pick up the package for a named subject. The reporting party picked up the package the following day and drove to the agreed upon address and attempted to deliver it to the resident. The resident met him at the front door, and the resident said he had not ordered anything through the mail and did not want the package. The reporting party returned home with the package and did not open it. Seeing that there were several forwarding addresses on the package, the reporting party researched mail scams online and believed he was meant to be met at the designated address by a third party who was to intercept the package but did not arrive on time. The reporting party said he then received continuous calls from a Google Voice phone number asking him to bring the package to a new destination. He told the caller he had called the police, and the calls stopped. The officer opened the package at the station and found it contained an Apple MacBook Pro laptop.

On Saturday, 03-25-17 at 9:09 p.m., Officer Murillo and Officer Soyangco were patrolling the area of Serramonte Shopping Center due to the recent auto burglaries there and stopped a vehicle for a mechanical violation. The officers asked the driver if he was on probation or parole, and the subject said he was on active probation for armed robbery. The officers asked the subject if he had anything illegal in his vehicle, and the subject said, “Just weed.” The subject gave consent for the officers to search the vehicle, and the officers found a bag and a backpack in the trunk. Inside the bag was a laptop, and inside the backpack was a case which contained a bible, as well as a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver. While on the scene, a male subject, along with various family members of the driver, approached the officers, and the male spontaneously said the firearm in the trunk belonged to him. Officers brought all three subjects back to the station for questioning. The driver, a 23-year old Oakland resident, was subsequently arrested for carrying a loaded firearm not registered, carrying a loaded firearm: prohibited, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place and for possession of a controlled substance. The passenger was released, and the third subject, a 24-year old Vallejo resident, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon inn a vehicle, concealed firearm-prior felony, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, carrying a loaded firearm with a prior felony, having an unregistered loaded firearm and for carrying a loaded firearm: prohibited.

On Sunday, 03-26-17 at 8:24 p.m., Officer Ortiz and Officer Ortega were dispatched to the parking lot at the Walgreen’s store on Mission Street on a report of a subject masturbating in his vehicle. When the officers arrived, they saw a male subject slouched over with his pants and underwear down to his mid-thigh. The officers observed that the subject could not keep still, was clenching his jaw and rocking his body back and forth. This behavior, coupled with the subject’s mouth being dry, signaled to the officers that the subject may be under the influence of a controlled substance. Officer Ortega asked the subject if he had any drugs and if he could search his car. The subject gave consent, and the officer found two small zip lock baggies containing a white substance that he believed to be cocaine and powdered heroin. He also found a cigarette box containing a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. Because the subject admitted to using heroin earlier in the day, the officers conducted several field sobriety tests to determine whether or not he was under the influence. After failing the tests, the subject, a 29-year old Burlingame resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled narcotic, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.


There were no robberies during the past week.

Residential Burglaries

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

Between Tuesday, 03-21-17 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 03-22-17 at 8:00 a.m., a residence on the 100 block of Westbrook Avenue was burglarized by an unknown suspect who smashed the rear sliding glass door and stole jewelry, car keys, and currency.

On Tuesday, 03-21-17 at approximately 6:30 p.m., an unknown suspect tried to gain entry into a residence on the unit block of Ashland Drive by shattering the rear garage window and prying the rear garage door. No entry was made. The reporting party was home at the time and heard a loud smash at the rear of her house. She saw a subject described as a black male, 18-25 years old, wearing a black puffy jacket and baggy pants walking near her house. The subject fled the area, and officers were unable to locate him.

Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

Between Monday, 03-20-17 at 4:15 p.m. and Tuesday, 03-21-17 at 8:15 a.m., an unknown subject entered an unsecured rear window to bungalow #23 at Fernando Rivera Intermediate School and stole an Apple MacBook Pro.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were six vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• 6100 block of Mission Street—a satchel containing miscellaneous items was taken from a 2007 Toyota Yaris. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 03-20-17 between 10:15 a.m. and 10:25 a.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Buffalo Wild Wings—a laundry bag, boxing gloves and a satchel containing an Apple MacBook Pro, laptop charger and books was taken from the rear seat of a 2014 Hyundai Accent. The right front and left rear windows were smashed. Occurred on 03-20-17 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
• Unit block of Wellington Avenue—a canvas tool bag containing tools was taken from a 2017 Ford Focus. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 03-22-17 between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
• Allemany Street/San Pedro Road—a Microsoft Tablet was taken from the trunk, a Puma gym bag was taken from the backseat and a Gucci watch was taken from the console of a 2016 Acura RL. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 03-22-17 between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Panera Bread parking lot—a backpack containing cash and paperwork was taken from the front passenger floor board of a 2013 Honda Accord. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 03-23-17 at 4:10 p.m. A witness saw a subject break into the vehicle.
• 24 Hour Fitness parking lot—a backpack containing books and supplies was taken from a 2014 Ford Focus. An unknown window was smashed. Occurred on 03-21-17 between 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. **On-line report.

Stolen Vehicles

There were six vehicles stolen during the past week.

• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods—a 2004 Acura TL. Occurred on 03-20-17 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. **Recovered by Daly City P.D. on 03-22-17.
• 600 block of St. Francis Boulevard—a 1994 Acura Integra. Occurred on 03-22-17 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 03-23-17.
• Parking garage of 2051 Junipero Serra Boulevard (4th floor)—a 2004 Acura TL. Occurred on 03-23-17 between 1:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Enterprise Rent-a-Car parking lot—a 2016 BMW 328i. Occurred on 03-24-17 at 5:00 a.m.
• Enterprise Rent-a-Car parking lot—a 2015 Ford Fusion. Occurred on 03-24-17 at 5:00 a.m.
• 100 block of Price Street—a 2007 BMW 320i. Occurred on 03-26-17 between 1:00 p.m. and 11:11 p.m. **Recovered that evening by Richmond P.D.


• There were four hit and run crashes
• We responded to 7 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 6 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 13 warrant arrests


Bank “Phishing” Scam

This has been around quite some time, and I shared this with you a couple of months ago when I received one of these in my personal e-mail. Another reader sent me what she received (from a different bank), so I thought it would merit repeating. In this scam, the scammers send an e-mail, posing as the person’s bank, and requests the customer to navigate to a website and enter in the customer’s banking information, essentially giving the scammer access to the account(s). The e-mail came from an address NOT from Chase Bank. I highlighted the areas for you to see, and the e-mail looked like this:

The BBB advises to NOT click on any links contained in the unsolicited e-mail, and definitely do not fill out any forms contained in the message. They suggest you to navigate to your bank’s official website to confirm if there are any system updates, etc.
Courier Scam

One of our Daly City residents reported receiving an email from someone soliciting the resident to earn money as a courier. Our resident responded, and the person, “George Whiteside” sent the resident an e-mail saying the resident would be receiving a delivery with a check for $2,975 and to follow the instructions. The resident received an envelope via USPS, and the envelope contained instructions on what she was to purchase, where to mail it, and that her “pay” would be $300.00 for the one assignment. The resident did not feel it was legitimate and brought the entire envelope to the USPS Inspector who will be handling it. Please do not fall prey to scams. I can only imagine that the instructions were for the person to cash the check which would somehow wreak havoc to the innocent party’s bank account.

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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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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Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
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