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Daly City Police Department
Saturday July 29th, 2017 :: 10:24 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 Monday, 07-17-17 at 10:43 p.m., Officer Tualaulelei stopped a vehicle for expired registration at the intersection of Mission Street and Castle Street. Because the driver was on probation, Officer Tualaulelei searched the vehicle and the subject’s backpack. The officer found an amount of methamphetamine which exceeded the normal amount for personal use, a methamphetamine pipe, and also a “shaved key”—commonly used to steal vehicles. The officer arrested the driver, a 40-year old male Daly City resident, for possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and for possession of burglary tools.

On Tuesday, 07-18-17 at 1:55 a.m., a 20-year old Daly City resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and for being under 21 having a blood alcohol content of 0.01 percent or more. This occurred following a collision at Mission Street and Bismark Street in which the driver’s vehicle was flipped upside down.

On Tuesday, 07-18-17 at 3:14 p.m. Officer Cain conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for making an illegal lane change on Park Plaza Drive near John Daly Boulevard. The driver said he did not have a valid driver's license. There were three other occupants in the vehicle. The passenger in the rear seat, a 39-year old female Daly City resident, was on court probation with a condition of search and seizure for theft-related charges. The female’s 5-year old daughter was sitting next to her, and there were three bags next to her that she claimed were hers. The officer found zip lock baggies of illegal substances in one of the bags, as well as over $300 in cash. The female passenger was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sales and transportation of a controlled substance. In addition, she was arrested for child endangerment likely to cause great bodily injury due to the fact that the drugs were in a bag right next to her child.

On Wednesday, 07-19-17 at 1:56 p.m., Officer Ortega and Officer Bocci were dispatched to the Lucky supermarket on a report of a theft. The reporting party, a Lucky’s employee said after the subject tried to steal alcohol, he followed the subject out of the store and to the Valero gas station nearby. Officers subsequently arrested the subject, a 59-year old Daly City resident for public intoxication.

On Wednesday, 07-19-17 at approximately 1:57 p.m., Officer McCarthy conducted a check of an occupied vehicle around the corner from the police station at Sullivan Avenue and 91st Street. Subsequently, Officer McCarthy cited the 53-year old Cupertino male occupant of the vehicle for being in possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and for possession of an unlawful drug paraphernalia (glass pipe). The subject is on probation for narcotics-related crimes.

On Wednesday, 07-19-17 at 3:58 p.m., Officer Castillo was dispatched to the hillside next to the McDonald’s on Serramonte Boulevard on a report of smoke on the hillside. We have received complaints in the past of homeless persons living in the forested area on the hillside. The fire department was on scene, and they saw a subject on the ground about 15 feet away from the fire. The subject, a 50-year old transient, said he had been monitoring the fire the entire time. Officers arrested the subject for recklessly setting fire to forest land.

On Friday, 07-21-17 at 1:01 a.m., Officer Brenes and Officer Tualaulelei were dispatched to the Century Theaters on a report of a male who locked himself in the bathroom after he was asked to leave the property. The manager said he has an ongoing problem with the male subject who loiters in the theater and doesn’t leave when asked. The officers knocked on the bathroom door, and the subject finally opened it. He said he was homeless and he liked being at the theater. The subject had someone else’s wallet and cell phone in his possession. The 36-year old subject was arrested for trespassing, misappropriation of lost property and for using another person’s credit card.

On Saturday, 07-22-17 at 12:30 p.m., a 44-year old Daly City resident was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after she got in a single vehicle, non-injury collision on the unit block of San Pedro Road. Officer Woodworth was on patrol nearby when he heard a loud crash and saw the vehicle hit a street light which caused it to fall across two lanes of traffic on San Pedro Avenue.

On Saturday, 07-22-17 at 10:31 p.m., Officer Todaro and Officer McQuade were dispatched to the IHOP restaurant on a report of a disturbance. The reporting party said a subject inside the restaurant was “all over the place”, sitting at different tables, bothering customers by throwing syrup within the restaurant and making a mess. The reporting party said no crime occurred, but he wanted the subject to leave the restaurant. Inside the restaurant, officers contacted a subject matching the description given by the reporting party. The subject, a 60-year old transient, was later arrested for being a sex offender who failed to update his annual registration requirements.


There were no robberies during the past week.

Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Tuesday, 07-18-17 between 8:10 a.m. and 12:25 p.m., a residence on the unit block of Penhurst Avenue was burglarized by an unknown suspect who made entry by breaking a garage window. The loss was jewelry taken from the bedroom.

Between Monday, 07-17-17 at 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday 07-18-17 at 8:00 a.m., a residence under construction on the 100 block of Alta Vista Way was burglarized by an unknown subject who pried open the lock box. The suspect(s) took $4,600 worth of tools and items planned for the home remodel.

Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

On Monday, 07-17-17 at approximately 10:00 a.m., three subjects entered the JC Penney’s store and grabbed high-end fragrances and ran out of the store. Before they did, they also took an unattended cell phone that was in the home goods section. The same three subjects were also seen on video surveillance taking a laptop and bag from a subject who was asleep on a couch in front of the store. Investigators are working on possible leads to this case.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were five vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• In front of KFC on Geneva Avenue—a purse was taken from a 2017 Toyota Yaris. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 07-18-17 at 9:10 a.m.
• Habit Restaurant parking lot—a backpack containing insulin, an insulin machine and clothing was taken from a 2015 Ford Fusion. The right front window was smashed. Occurred on 07-18-17 between 7:18 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.
• In N Out Burger parking lot—a backpack containing a shirt and glasses and a bag containing a bowling ball and bowling shoes was taken from a 2016 Honda CRV. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 07-23-17 at 8:33 p.m.
• In N Out Burger parking lot—shoes and a messenger bag containing miscellaneous items was taken from a 2008 Lexus IS250. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 07-23-17 at 8:32 a.m.
• 400 block of Templeton Avenue—a jacket, fuse panel and vehicle registration was taken from a 2002 Lexus SUV. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 11:00 p.m. on 07-23-17 and 8:30 a.m. on 07-24-17.

Stolen Vehicles

There was one vehicle stolen during the past week.

• 200 block of Coronado Avenue—a 2012 Nissan Altima. Occurred on 07-17-17 at 8:30 a.m. The victim let her 23-year old daughter borrow her car, and her daughter failed to return it on time. The daughter was arrested by Pittsburg P.D. the following day.


• We responded to 13 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 8 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 7 vandalism cases reported
• There were 2 hit and run collisions


Nothing to report.

Community Events/Information

National Night Out—Tuesday August 1, 5:00-8:00 pm, at Serramonte Center near Macy’s

Please join us as we celebrate National Night Out, America’s “Night Out Against Crime” on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. National Night Out is a national effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and community-police partnerships. It also sends a message to criminals letting them know that communities are organized and fighting back.

This free event will feature members from ADT Security, Allied Waste Services, American Cancer Society, California Highway Patrol, Crunch Fitness, the Daly City Faith Community, the Daly City Fire Department, the Daly City Lion’s Club (who will be conducting free eye screenings), the Daly City Library and Recreation Services, Daly City Water & Wastewater Department, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Health Plan of San Mateo, Home Depot, JC Penneys, Macy’s, MADD, San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement, PG&E, Serramonte Center, Smart and Final, Sonitrol Security, Sprouts, Target. Bring your family out for an evening to meet fellow residents and Police, Fire, and City staff, fun activities, and small giveaways for children. In addition, the popular Off the Grid Food Trucks will be onsite (fees for food and beverages apply). The event will be located on the northeast corner, near the digital billboard sign. Make National Night Out part of your summer! To see what the event was all about last year, here’s a short video:

Medicare Review Presentations

The San Mateo County HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program) is holding presentations on Medicare benefits, Hospital and Outpatient Preventative care, Medicare Part C & Supplemental Policies. The presentations are:

• Thursday, August 10 from 11:00 a.m. to noon (Medicare Part A & B/Hospital and Outpatient/Preventive Care)
• Thursday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to noon (Medicare Part C & Supplemental Policies)
• Thursday, August 24 from 11:00 a.m. to noon (Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans)
• Thursday, August 31 from 11:00 a.m. to noon (How HICAP Can Help Medicare Recipients)

These presentations will be held at the Doelger Senior Center at 101 Lake Merced Boulevard in room 1. For more information, please contact the HICAP of San Mateo County at (650) 627-9350.

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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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!

Thank you!

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-991-8119

Diane McCarthy
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