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Daly City Police Department
Thursday August 24th, 2017 :: 01:40 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 Monday 08-14-17 at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Mission Street and John Daly Boulevard on a report of a female being chased by a male. Officer Murillo arrived and found the subjects matching the description given to him by the dispatchers. The victim was extremely frantic and speaking rapidly. She said she had just run away from the subject who followed her and her boyfriend off of the muni bus. The 33-year old victim said the subject was seated behind them on the bus, and she saw the subject smoking what she thought was crack from a glass pipe. She said during the bus ride, the subject began whispering things to her and then yelled at them once they got off the bus. A witness saw the subject following the couple and phoned the police. The suspect, a 38-year old San Francisco resident, admitted to smoking methamphetamine a couple of hours before, and he was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

On Monday, 08-14-17 at 2:30 p.m., Westmoor High School campus security advised that a 15-year old student was in possession of a BB gun. The student was released to his mother, and a complaint is sought for possession of a weapon on school grounds.

On Wednesday, 08-16-17 at 4:22 p.m., two 14-year old female Daly City residents flagged down an officer at Flyer’s Gas station to tell him that a subject at the bus stop on the 300 block of Gellert Boulevard had just made inappropriate comments and “cat calls” to the victims as they walked by him. The suspect, a 51-year old South San Francisco resident, was subsequently arrested for possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, burglary tools and for stolen property.

On Wednesday, 08-16-17 at approximately 9:02 p.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Geneva Avenue approaching Bayshore Boulevard when they saw a vehicle pass by their unmarked patrol car at a high rate of speed. The vehicle did not have any lights on, and the vehicle swerved in and out of lanes. The officers caught up to the vehicle at the intersection and saw the vehicle crash and two male subjects run out of the vehicle. Officers chased the suspects and yelled for them to stop. One subject, a 12-year old Daly City resident, stopped running and complied. The subject’s cell phone began ringing, and the subject said it was his brother who was calling him. The subject said he and his brother took their sister’s car to go buy some chips and said a vehicle began to follow them. He said they were scared and drove fast to get away from the car. The subject said he tried to follow his brother over the fence but got stuck between the police car and the officer. The 12-year old subject was arrested for resisting a peace officer following a foot pursuit and was released to his father. A warrant is sought for his 18-year old brother for hit and run, resisting a peace officer, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and for child endangerment. Luckily no one was harmed in the crash.

On Wednesday, 08-16-17 at 11:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Target store on a report of two males purchasing over $4,600 worth of merchandise using a credit card that did not belong to them. The manager saw the clerk ringing up expensive items and came over to see what the clerk was doing. The clerk asked one of the males how he was going to pay for the transaction, and the male initially pulled out a “wad” of money but then decided to use a credit card. The clerk asked if the credit card belonged to him, and the subject said it belonged to his girlfriend. When he was questioned about how to spell his girlfriend’s name, the subject spelled the name incorrectly. The manager called the police without the subject’s knowledge and said the subject started visibly shaking and became argumentative, asking why he was being hassled. Officers arrested the subject, a 43-year old San Francisco resident for commercial burglary, use of access cards without consent, conspiracy, and for possession of stolen property. The other subject, a 39-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for conspiracy and for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from San Francisco for theft.

On Thursday, 08-17-17 at approximately 11:20 p.m. the Westlake Village apartments was the victim of arson when the third floor elevator was set on fire by an unknown suspect. This occurred at 25 Poncetta Drive. The fire department extinguished the fire, and they are investigating this.

On Saturday, 08-19-17 at 9:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s restaurant on Geneva Avenue on a report of an intoxicated subject sleeping inside the restaurant. When the employees asked the subject to leave, they said the subject yelled at them. Officers placed the subject, a 51-year old San Francisco resident, under arrest for public intoxication.

On Sunday, 08-20-17 at 9:53 p.m., Officer Lickness and Officer Shoopman conducted a traffic stop at Geneva Avenue near Santos Street. The officers contacted the solo occupant of the vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana. When Officer Lickness asked the driver how much marijuana he had in the vehicle, he said the driver started to sweat. The driver responded by picking up an ashtray and showed the remnants of the marijuana. Officer Lickness asked the driver to step out of the vehicle, and he said the subject began looking around nervously inside of his vehicle before reluctantly exiting the vehicle. Officer Lickness asked the subject if he had a firearm inside of the vehicle, and the subject said he did, but that it wasn’t his. Other officers responded to assist, and they recovered a .9 mm gun on the floorboard. Officer Shoopman conducted a search incident to arrest of the subject, and he found a pill container with baggies containing a white powdery substance, as well as a large amount of cash on the subject. The officers determined the subject was selling narcotics. The subject, a 29-year old Daly City resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance for sales, possession of a controlled substance while armed, being a prohibited person while in possession of a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, carrying an unregistered loaded firearm, and for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.


There were no robberies during the past week.

Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Monday, 08-14-17 between 9:20 a.m. and 10:05 a.m., a residence on the 1000 block of Skyline Drive was burglarized by an unknown suspect who forced entry to the rear door. The suspect(s) took a HP laptop, costume jewelry, a jewelry box, and a wallet containing cash and multiple credit cards.

Commercial Burglaries
There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

Between Friday, 08-18-17 at 6:30 p.m. and Monday, 08-21-17 at 10:20 a.m., an office at 355 Gellert Boulevard was burglarized by an unknown suspect who pried the front door to gain entry. The loss was a MacBook Pro and a set of keys.

Vehicle Burglaries
There were six vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Unit block of Kent Court—two large bags containing “Snap on Tools” were taken from the third seat of a 2004 Infinity QX56. The victim placed a blanket over the bags in order to conceal them. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 08-14-17 between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
• 1st Avenue/Castle Street—three bags containing clothing and miscellaneous documents were taken from a 2017 Ford Transit. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 08-14-17 between 1:10 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The property was later recovered at Hillside Park.
• IHOP parking lot—an empty computer bag was taken from a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. (a rental car) The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 08-16-17 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Luckily the victim brought his laptop in the restaurant with him.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot #A5—a backpack containing schoolbooks was taken from a 2012 Hyundai Accent. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 08-17-17 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.
• In N Out parking lot on Washington Street—three handbags, a wallet, and a passport were taken from a 2016 Toyota Sienna. An unknown window was smashed. Occurred on 08-18-17 at approximately 3:30 p.m.
• Planet Fitness parking lot (rear)—a wallet containing identification, cash, and credit cards was taken from the glovebox of a 1997 Honda Accord. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 08-19-17 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

There were three vehicles stolen during the past week. Two were recovered.

• 2600 block of Geneva Avenue—a 2005 GMC Silverado. Occurred on 08-15-17 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 08-16-17.
• 100 block of 1st Avenue—a 1995 Dodge Dakota. Occurred between 8:30 p.m. on 08-15-17 and 6:30 a.m. on 08-16-17. **Recovered by the Stanislaus County S.O. on 08-20-17.
• Lakeshire Drive/Santa Rita Avenue—a 2016 Jeep Patriot. Occurred between 7:00 p.m. on 08-15-17 and 9:00 p.m. on 08-16-17.


• We responded to 8 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 10 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 2 vandalism cases reported
• There were three hit and run collisions reported


Nothing to report.

Community Events/Information

Pasta Bingo—Daly City Lions Club Fundraiser on September 15, 2017

Join the Daly City Host Lions Club for a great evening of dinner and bingo on Friday, September 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Doelger Café in Westlake Park, 101 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City. The cost is $25.00 per person, which includes dinner and ten bingo games. Advanced purchase only—reservations and payments must be received by Monday, September 11. For more information, call (650) 755-9567 or email

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 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!

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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

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