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Daly City Police Department
Friday June 23rd, 2017 :: 12:06 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 Wednesday, 06-07-17 at 12:15 p.m., a 12-year old Daly City resident was arrested for being a minor in possession of marijuana for sale on school grounds. A 13-year old Daly City resident was arrested for being a minor in possession of marijuana on school grounds. This occurred at Pollicita Middle School. Both subjects were released to their parents.

On Wednesday, 06-07-17 at 12:17 p.m., two Lucky’s employees were the victims of assault with a deadly weapon by a subject who threw a rock at them while trying to get away from the store with items he stole. The subject, a 35-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested a few blocks away from the store.

On Friday, 06-09-17 between 6:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., a vehicle parked in the parking lot at the Ross store on Gellert Boulevard was burglarized by three suspects. A witness saw the suspects rummaging through the vehicle and wrote down the description of the vehicle and provided it to the victim. Officers were unable to find the vehicle. A few hours later, an off-duty Daly City detective saw the suspect vehicle in San Francisco, and the suspects (19-year olds from San Francisco, Vallejo and Daly City) were all arrested for burglary, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools.

On Friday, 06-09-17, at 8:16 p.m., Officer Cain, Officer Ortiz and two officers from other agencies were assigned to the San Mateo County Gang Task Force Unit and were patrolling the Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot. Officer Ortiz saw a suspicious red Cadillac and found out it was stolen from Richmond. The officers conducted a “high risk stop”, and the female driver and her 10-year old son were removed from the driver’s seat. The vehicle was reported stolen by the driver’s husband. The driver, a 40-year old Richmond resident, was arrested for vehicle theft, driving on a suspended driver's license, possession of a stolen vehicle and for child cruelty (knowingly transporting her son and putting him in jeopardy with a “high risk stop”.) The son was released to family members.

On Sunday, 06-11-17 at 3:07 a.m., subsequent to a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Chester Street and Lisbon Street, Officer Fulmore arrested a 38-year old San Francisco resident for possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance for sales, possession of drug paraphernalia and delaying a police officer.

On Sunday, 06-11-17 at 1:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on the 1200 block of Southgate Avenue on a report of a domestic disturbance. The reporting party said she and her 22-year old son were arguing, and she wanted him out of the house. The mother said her son wanted to borrow money and said she did not trust him as he had a history of substance abuse. The reporting party pleaded with officers to kick the son out of the house. Dispatchers advised the officers that the son was on probation with search and seizure terms. Officer Cain conducted a probation search of the subject’s room and found miscellaneous bottles of prescription medication not belonging to the subject, as well as a large amount of currency. Officers arrested the subject for possession of controlled substances for sales.

On Sunday, 06-11-17 at 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the soccer field on East Market Avenue on a report of multiple fighting at the soccer field. A 48-year old referee from San Francisco said he was attacked by one of the participants, a 44-year old South San Francisco resident. Officer cited the subject for battery against a sports official.

On Tuesday, 06-13-17 at an unknown time, the Jefferson High School District was the victim of an arson to a trash can and bush by an unknown suspect. This occurred in the main courtyard at Westmoor High School.

On Thursday, 06-15-17 at 3:32 p.m., Officer Aquila advised Officer Sunga that he had detained a few who fit the description of a suspect of a vandalism that was reported earlier in the day at the parking garage of Ross at the Westlake Shopping Center. The vandalism was to three pillars on the second floor of the parking garage. The female consented to a search, and Officer Shiu found three sharpies in the subject’s front jacket pocket, pliers and scissors in another jacket pocket, as well as a glass pipe and a food wrapper containing methamphetamine. In addition, the officer found three credit cards not belonging to the subject in her backpack and merchandise from Ross which had price tags and security sensors still attached. The subject, a 29-year old transient, was arrested for vandalism, possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and misappropriation of lost property.

On Friday, 06-16-17 at 10:43 p.m., Officer Murillo was patrolling the Mussel Rock area and contacted subjects in a parked vehicle. The passenger, a 30-year old Pacifica resident, was on probation. Officer Murillo asked the driver, a 34-year old Fremont resident, if there was anything in the vehicle she was not supposed to have, and she said only had an open bottle of alcohol and half of a blunt. The driver gave the officer permission to search the vehicle, and Officer Murillo found a folded $100 bill that contained a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. The driver was issued a citation for possession of a controlled substance.

On Saturday, 06-17-17 at 11:10 p.m., subsequent to a “road rage” incident, two victims reported a subject who brandished a machete at them and hit their vehicle while stopped at a stop light in front of 1901 Junipero Serra Boulevard. The victims said the suspect drove away, but they were able to take a photo of the vehicle and license plate. A few days later, detectives arrested the suspect, a 41-year old San Francisco resident, for assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and for carrying a loaded firearm on a person.

On Sunday, 06-18-17 at 9:27 a.m., a deceased body of a male subject was discovered by volunteer gardeners in the community garden area located next to 699 Serramonte Boulevard.




Robberies

There were five robberies during the past two weeks.

On Thursday, 06-08-17 at 12:03 p.m., a 29-year old Daly City resident was the victim of a strong armed robbery by three subjects who stole the victim’s backpack containing Bluetooth wireless headphones, Apple ear buds, work keys, work uniform, cell phone, Warriors jersey, Giants jacket, Warriors baseball cap and a stun gun. This occurred on the 100 block of Hillcrest Drive. A couple of hours later, two subjects, a 17-year old Daly City resident and a 20-year old Daly City resident, were arrested for this crime.

On Friday, 06-09-16 between 7:25 p.m. and 7:27 p.m., a 41-year old cashier at the Flyers Gas station on Serramonte Boulevard reported he was the victim of an attempted robbery by a subject who told him to give him money. The subject fled on foot. The following day, Officer Chittenden read a flyer an officer put out the day before on that crime, and he recognized the subject as someone had arrested for shoplifting at Macy’s the same day he tried to rob the gas station. The subject, a 20-year old Daly City resident, was subsequently arrested for attempted robbery.

On Monday, 06-12-17 at 12:27 a.m., two victims in their 20’s were the victims of a robbery via a handgun as they were walking on the 400 block of John Daly Boulevard. The victims said they had just gotten dropped off by a “Lyft” driver and were walking up the stairs to an “Air BnB” where they were staying when suddenly two black males walked up behind them and told them to give him everything they had. The female victim said no, and the male victim said he remembered fighting with the subject who was trying to take his backpack from him. The male said he was struck twice on the head by what he believed to be a gun. The two victims were able to get back into the “Lyft” vehicle, and they started to follow the vehicle the suspect were seeing fleeing. The victims were able to get a vehicle description and a license plate and the “Lyft” driver tried to follow the vehicle until he lost sight of them. During the course of this investigation, the Pittsburg Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the sole occupant, a 44-year old Antioch resident, for accessory. This investigation is continuing.

On Friday, 06-16-17 at 1:10 p.m., a 24-year old Antioch resident said her ex-boyfriend robbed her of her cell phone while she was at the intersection of Callan Boulevard and Serramonte Boulevard. Two days later, detectives arrested the ex-boyfriend, a 48-year old Daly City resident, for robbery.

On Friday, 06-16-17 at 4:20 p.m., the Bank of the West at Westlake Shopping Center was robbed by a subject who produced a demand note. On 06-20-17, investigators arrested a 49-year old San Francisco resident for this crime, as well as his accomplice, a 38-year old San Francisco resident, for robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime.


Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past two weeks.

On Monday, 06-12-17 between 7:15 a.m. and 5:25 p.m., a residence on the 400 block of Santa Barbara Avenue was burglarized by an unknown suspect who forced entry into the in-law unit through a door on the garage gate.


Commercial Burglaries
There were three commercial burglaries and one attempted commercial burglary during the past two weeks.

On Wednesday, 06-07-17 at approximately 6:20 p.m., an unknown suspect burglarized the student store at Westmoor High School and took a laptop. It was later recovered during another investigation.

On Wednesday, 06-14-17 at approximately 2:56 a.m., the Connect Consignment store on the 6000 block of Mission Street was burglarized by two unknown suspects who smashed the front window and took basketball shoes. This investigation is continuing.

On Saturday, 06-17-17 at 3:40 p.m., a 23-year old Daly City resident stole power tools and gardening supplies from the Home Depot store. He was arrested for commercial burglary, committing a felony while on bail and for a San Francisco warrant.

On Saturday, 06-10-17 at approximately 10:00 a.m., a 47-year old transient subject was arrested for attempted commercial burglary to a gym locker room inside a business office at 2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard. He was also arrested for trespassing, possession of stolen property and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were ten vehicle burglaries during the past two weeks.

• Krispy Kreme parking lot—a backpack containing a MacBook Pro and shoes was taken from a 2007 Acura TXS. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 06-08-17 between 10:00 p.m. and 10:40 p.m.
• Ross parking lot on Gellert Boulevard—a cell phone was taken from a 1997 Honda Civic. Occurred on 06-09-17 between 6:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Subjects were arrested. **See “notable reports” section for more information.
• 100 block of South Mayfair Avenue--$5 was taken from the console armrest of a 2011 Subaru Forester. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 06-12-17 between 2:50 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
• In N Out parking lot—a duffle bag containing clothing, a wallet and credit cards was taken from a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz. The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 06-14-17 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
• Krispy Kreme parking lot—a backpack containing a MacBook and miscellaneous items was taken from a 2015 Ford Edge. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 06-15-17 between 7:50 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
• Gellert Park tennis courts parking lot—shopping bags containing gifts were taken from a 2001 Nissan Quest. The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 06-11-17 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. **On-line report made.
• Crown Colony parking lot—unknown what was taken from a 1998 Honda Accord. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 06-13-17 and 7:15 a.m. on 06-14-17. **On-line report made.
• Denny’s parking lot—a school bag was taken from a 2016 Toyota Prius. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred sometime after 11:30 p.m. on 06-13-17. **On-line report made.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Buffalo Wild Wings—unknown what was taken from a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The right front and right rear windows were smashed. Occurred on 06-15-17 between 10:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. **On-line report made.
• 900 block of Farrier Place—unknown what was taken from a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 06-17-17 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. **On-line report made.


Stolen Vehicles

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

• 100 block of Abbot Avenue—a 1995 Honda Accord. Occurred between 8:30 p.m. on 06-05-17 and 8:00 a.m. on 06-06-17. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 06-06-17.
• 300 block of Coronado Avenue—a 2013 BMW 528xi. Occurred between 6:00 p.m. on 06-05-17 and 5:30 p.m. on 06-06-17.


Miscellaneous

• There were six hit and run crashes
• We responded to 13 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 12 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 15 warrant arrests


Scams/Other

“Government Grant Scam”

On Friday, 06-02-17, a 48-year old Daly City resident reported that earlier in the week, he was contacted and told he won a government grant. He was told that he needed to provide $300 as part of completing the process. He was told to buy $300 in a “STEAM” gift card and called what he thought was the Federal Reserve Bank in New York to give the number on the card. The victim said he gave an additional $700 in “iTunes” gift cards in an attempt to cash in on his “grant”, before he realized this was a scam.

PG&E Scam

I have reported about this in the past, and this scam is still being conducted. A 31-Daly City resident received a call from someone on 06-12-17 claiming to be a PG&E employee who threatened to terminate his electricity if he did not pay for the $600 remaining balance by using “MoneyPak” cards to pay the balance. Please know that this is not how PG&E conducts business and to contact them directly for inquiries to your account.


Community Events/Information

Free Medication Drop-off Program—Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.)

The “Med-Project” (Medication Education & Disposal) is holding a one day free event at the Daly City Serramonte Main Library at 40 Wembley Drive. All San Mateo County residents (no businesses) are welcome to participate. They will be accepting medications in any dosage form in the original container or sealed bag. Please remove all personally identifiable information on the prescription labels and containers. The following items are NOT accepted: herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics and personal care products, compressed cylinders, aerosols and inhalers, medical devices, sharps, illicit drugs and iodine-containing medications. For more information, please call 1-844-MED-PROJ or visit www.med-project.org.

Daly City Police Athletic League 43rd Annual Golf Fundraiser Tournament—Monday, July 24, 2017

Have you ever wanted to golf at the beautiful Olympic Club Lake course in San Francisco? Here’s your chance to do so, as well as to sponsor and help hundreds of youth the PAL assists each year. The event is on Monday, July 24, 2017, with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The format is a two person, with one best ball/two person with one best ball blind bogey. The cost is $350, which includes golf, lunch, dinner, trophies and prizes. The donations are tax deductible and much less expensive than a membership! For additional information, please visit http://dcpal.org/golf-tournament.

San Mateo County Alert System (SMC)

This alert is a free digital communication system used by emergency management agencies and first responders to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates to portable digital devices. In an emergency situation, an alert will be sent by San Mateo County authorized personnel and you will receive messages on your cell phone or mobile device. Most carriers activate the service automatically. To receive emergency alerts, sign up by visiting www.smcalert.info. According to County records, Daly City has the lowest number of registered users in the county. Please sign up today!

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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Thank you!

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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