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Daly City Police Department
Wednesday July 5th, 2017 :: 04:22 p.m. PDT


Crime Alert and Community Update Bulletin

Notable Cases

On Monday, 06-26-17 at approximately 12:04 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Junipero Serra Boulevard on a report of a graffiti crime in progress. The reporting party said a subject was spray painting a building in his view. The reporting party provided a description of the subject, and officers found him in the area. The 41-year old transient subject was subsequently arrested for felony vandalism and trespassing.

On Tuesday, 06-27-17 at 10:47 a.m., Officer Prudden was flagged down by a subject in the area of Mission Street and Hillcrest Drive who reported that a male was exposing his genitalia to pedestrians who walked by him. The reporting party pointed up the street to the male, and the officer saw the subject’s pants were down to his ankles. As soon as the subject saw the officer’s patrol vehicle, the subject pulled up his pants. The subject, a 32-year old transient, was arrested for indecent exposure, and while at the jail, a charge of bringing narcotics into the jail was added as the subject had hidden marijuana and a pipe in his clothing.

On Tuesday, 06-27-17 at 5:45 p.m., Officer Clinkscales and Officer Fulmore were in plain clothes working an auto burglary detail at the Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot when they saw a subject riding his bicycle up and down the rows of parked vehicles and looking into the vehicles. The officers stopped the subject and asked if he had any items in his possession he should not have, and he stated he wasn’t sure. The subject gave consent to the officers to search his backpack, and they found a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, a small container which contained a white powdery substance believed to be methamphetamine, and also a set of metal knuckles. The subject, a 31-year old Daly City resident, was cited for those offenses.

On Friday, 06-30-17 at 9:14 p.m., Officer Andrade was dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of Chester Street on a report of a neighbor pointing a firearm at the reporting party because his music was too loud. Approximately two hours prior, Officer Andrade was dispatched to the same residence on a report of loud music and advised the resident to lower the music. The reporting party this time said his neighbor came out with his firearm and told him to stop playing the music so loud and showed him his firearm. Officers arrested the 65-year old suspect for brandishing a firearm.

On Saturday, 07-01-17 at 12:20 p.m., Officer McCarthy was dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of Byrne Street on a report of a female tenant who was scaring the reporting party’s daughters. The reporting party said the tenant was holding a knife. Officer McCarthy arrived and the subject said she was upset at her roommate. He noticed the suspect appeared to under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject, a 31-year old Daly City resident, admitted to using methamphetamine, and she was subsequently arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Sunday, 07-02-17 at 11:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Cypress Lane on a report of a loud party. The reporting party said there were about 100 subjects in the area. Officers saw several subjects in the area and asked if the party had just ended, and they said it had. The officers then heard noises coming from one residence and saw several people exiting the residence. They spoke with one of the residents and served him with a verbal notice for a loud or unruly assemblage. Later that evening, officers responded back to the residence and cited the 19-year old resident for having a loud or unruly assemblage.


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

On Monday, 06-26-17, an 18-year old Daly City resident said he went to the Money Mart store on Mission Street to conduct a transaction. The victim said while he was inside the store, he recognized a subject he knew who was standing outside of the store. The victim said the subject appeared to be using his cell phone to call someone. The victim was concerned because sometime in October, he had gotten into a fight with that subject’s friend and was concerned the subject was seeking revenge. The victim said after he completed his transaction, he exited the store and saw the subject was standing with another male subject. As he walked towards San Pedro Road, the victim said the second subject pushed him to the ground. He said as he fell to the ground, he hit his head and back on the pavement. The victim said the second subject pulled his backpack off his shoulders and fled with the first subject. After an investigation to confirm the identity of both suspects, officers arrested two 17-year olds, one from Broadmoor and the other from Pacifica, for robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime.

On Sunday, 07-02-17 at 12:00 p.m., a 58-year old Daly City resident said he was carrying two cups of coffee and walking back to his vehicle parked near the Jollibee restaurant at Mission Plaza and put a cup on the roof of his car. As he was putting the second cup on the roof, the victim said he turned around and saw a subject run to his vehicle and displayed a small gray handgun at his waistband, pointing it to the ground. The victim said the suspect told him to “get out”. Fearing he would be shot, the victim said he walked back to Jollibee. The victim said the suspect pointed the gun at him and said, “Don’t turn around”. The victim said he was running to the restaurant when he heard a second suspect say, “There’s no key, there’s no key.” The victim said the suspects could not start the vehicle because the remote for the vehicle was in his pocket. The victim described the first suspect as a black male, possibly in his 20’s, 6’0”, wearing a red baseball cap and the second suspect as a black male, possibly in his 20’s, 6’0”, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Officers were unable to locate the suspects.

Residential Burglaries

There were two residential burglaries during the past week. Arrests were made in both cases.

On Monday, 06-26-17 at 2:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to a condominium on the 500 block of Pointe Pacific Drive on the report of a subject who entered the victim’s residence and stole his vehicle. The 70-year old victim said he woke up to a light in his bedroom and saw a male subject standing at the entry of the door to his bedroom. The victim said he put on his robe and said the suspect left to the living room area and sat on the couch. The victim said the suspect was not speaking and was not confrontational. He said the suspect got up from the couch, walked into the bedroom, and the victim opened the front door and propped it open. The victim said the suspect then walked out of the residence. The victim said the suspect took the keys to his car and saw the vehicle being driven out of his parking space. Shortly thereafter, officers arrested the suspect, a 19-year old Oakland resident, for residential burglary, vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, and for a probation violation.

On Wednesday, 06-28-17 at 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a male subject who entered a residence on the unit block of Shelter Lane and pulled a knife on the resident. The 65-year old victim said his daughter’s boyfriend banged and kicked on the front door, wanting to get inside the residence. The victim said the suspect yelled at him and threatened him. The victim did not open the door and said the suspect walked to the side door of the residence and broke the window on the door. The victim said he grabbed a bat to protect himself as the suspect “came at him”. The victim said he was able to push the suspect down on a chair but then was overpowered by the suspect who then grabbed two knives and threatened to kill the victim. Officers were able to surround the house, and the 36-year old suspect walked out of the house and was arrested for burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.

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

On Wednesday, 06-28-17 at 6:00 p.m., a Home Depot asset protection officer saw a subject walk into the tool section and selected a drill kit and stashed it in the indoor garden department area. The asset protection officer said the suspect then exited the store and returned with an identical box for the same drill kit. The suspect opened both boxes and placed the unpaid drill kit into the box he brought into the store. The asset protection officer said the suspect left the empty box he had removed the drill kit from in the garden department and went to the return counter with the unpaid drill kit in his own box. The officer said the subject then conducted a fraudulent transaction using the receipt for the old box. The suspect was issued a gift card for the amount of the drill. The asset protection officer then apprehended the subject who admitted to the crime. The suspect believed he was only going to get a citation as he thought it was a petty theft. The suspect, a 19-year old Aromas resident, was arrested for burglary and was transported to jail.

At an unknown time before Monday, 06-26-17 at 5:27 p.m., an unknown suspect cut the padlock off of a storage locker at the public storage facility on Mission Street and stole immigration documents and $2,000 worth of makeup.

Between Thursday, 06-29-17 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, 06-30-17 at 7:00 a.m., an unknown suspect attempted to break into the Westlake School of Performing Arts on Northgate Avenue by prying open the front door. No entry was made.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were eight vehicle burglaries during the past week. Arrests were made in two cases.

• Home Depot parking lot—a laptop bag containing a “Think Pad” was taken from a 2014 Ford Transit. The passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 06-26-17 between 1:55 p.m. and 2:12 p.m. **Two suspects, a 17-yr old San Francisco resident and a 17-year old Daly City resident, were arrested later—thanks to a tip from an alert citizen.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near JC Penney—sunglasses, a watch and an emergency tool kit were taken from a 2017 Honda Accord. There was no forced entry. Occurred on 06-26-17 between 4:40 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Macy’s—two bags containing wedding planners and miscellaneous items were taken from the backseat of a 2000 Honda Accord. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 06-27-17 at 2:50 p.m. **Three suspects (the same two from the above Home Depot case) and another 17-year old San Francisco resident, were arrested.
• Unit block of Fairway Drive—sunglasses, skateboards, tools, a ladder, and a Mac Air laptop was taken from the camper area of a 1996 Toyota Tacoma. Occurred between 5:00 p.m. on 06-28-17 and 9:40 a.m. on 06-29-17.
• Unit block of Westbrook Avenue—a disabled placard, two cell phone chargers and an iPad charger were taken from a 2007 Toyota Highlander. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 06-28-17 and 12:00 on 06-29-17.
• 900 block of St. Francis Boulevard—fishing equipment was taken from a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 06-28-17 between 2:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. **On-line report made.
• Parking lot of 1901 Junipero Serra Boulevard—a backpack containing children’s toys was taken from a 2013 BMW 325i. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-02-17 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
• Mission Street/Parkview Avenue—a purse containing an I.D. card, green card, social security card and $50 was taken from a 2005 BMW X5. A window was smashed. Occurred on 07-02-17 at 5:00 pm.
• Westlake Shopping Center parking lot near Walgreen’s—a citizen saw a subject looking into parked vehicles, and thinking the subject was up to no good, she called us. The subject was determined to be the same suspect who was involved in two of the above vehicle burglaries. Occurred on 06-27-17 at 2:40 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

There were four vehicles stolen during the past week. An arrest was made in one case.

• 500 block of Pointe Pacific Drive—a 2007 Toyota RAV4. Occurred at 2:35 a.m. on 06-26-17. A suspect was arrested in this case. (See “Residential Burglaries” for more information.)
• 100 block of San Diego Avenue—a 1989 Honda Prelude. Occurred on 06-26-17 between 1:00 a.m. and 5:40 a.m.
• Unit block of Martin Court—a 2012 Nissan Rogue. Occurred on 06-27-17 between 9:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
• 300 block of South Hill Boulevard—a 1992 Toyota Celica. Occurred between 3:00 p.m. on 06-30-17 and 5:00 p.m. on 07-01-17.


• There was one hit and run crash
• We responded to 11 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 11 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• We made 10 warrant arrests


Apple Contest/Prize Scam

A 19-year old Daly City resident reported on Tuesday, 06-27-17 at 11:41 a.m., she received a call on her cell phone from a male subject named “Daniel”, who said he was from the Apple Company. “Daniel” told the victim that she had won a contest and she would receive a check for $9,000 if she purchased two Apple gift cards for $100 to cover the tax on $9,000 and postage from New York. The victim said she purchased the two cards and was told by “Daniel” to provide him with the serial numbers on the back of the Apple gift cards. The victim said she provided the numbers, and “Daniel” said he would call her back regarding where to send the $9,000. The victim said she realized this was a scam when she did not receive another call from “Daniel”.

“Grandpa? It’s me…” Scam

I have mentioned this before, and it is worth mentioning once more as it happened again. Between Tuesday, 06-27-17 and Wednesday, 06-28-17, an 86-year old Daly City resident was the victim of this scam. He said he received a call about 10:00 a.m. from a male with a young-sounding voice who identified himself as his grandson, Zachary. The male voice stated, “Don’t you remember me? It’s your grandson, Zachary.” He went on to say, “I want to tell you something, but don’t tell anyone.” “Zachary” told him he was involved in an accident and suffered a broken nose as a result of the accident. He told him he got a lawyer to help, and that the lawyer would be calling him back. The victim said a subject called back and said he was “Zachary’s” attorney and that he was arrested for having a suspended license. He told the victim that his bond was set at $1,800 and that he needed the victim to send the money via a Money Gram. The “lawyer” instructed the victim to go to Lucky’s to obtain the Money Gram and the location where to send it. The victim said he received another call from the “lawyer” who said the judge overseeing the case could not hear the case that night, and that his grandson would be spending the night in the infirmary because of his broken nose and would not be locked up with the criminals. The caller told the victim that he would need to send another $1,800 as the other party of the accident also hired a lawyer and the judged added more bail. The victim sent another $1,800. The victim said he decided to talk to his son about his grandson and realized he was the victim of a scam.

Medicare Scam (possible)

One of our residents advised me that she received two phone calls from San Diego telling her they were calling from “Medicare Health Insurance” and they would be sending her a back support and two knee/leg supports free of charge. The caller wanted to verify the reporting party’s name and birthday. The reporting party said she told them she should not have to tell the caller the information as Medicare should have that information. She said the caller threatened to cancel her coverage. The reporting party did a little more research and found out that this company was not legitimate. Who knows what the caller was after, but because it didn’t feel “right”, the reporting party did not give up any personal information.

Community Events/Information

Cancer Awareness Car Show Fundraiser—Saturday, July 8, 10:00 a.m.

On Saturday, July 8th, the Daly City Fog Cutters is holding a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. It will be at the Jefferson High School at 6996 Mission Street in Daly City. The entry is $25 per car, and guest parking is $5 per car. All makes and models are welcome. The registration is at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please e-mail:

Daly City Police Athletic League 43rd Annual Golf Fundraiser Tournament—Monday, July 24, 2017 **Only three spots remain!!

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 $375, 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

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 According to County records, Daly City has the lowest number of registered users in the county. Please sign up today! 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!

Digital/Social Media

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Thank you!

Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373
Our Anonymous Tip Line is (650) 873-2467 (873-AIMS).

Daly City Police Department
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