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Daly City Police Department
Thursday October 5th, 2017 :: 04:17 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 Wednesday, 09-27-17 at 6:10 a.m., Officer Murillo and Officer Sheldon were dispatched to the Hampton Inn on a report of a guest refusing to leave the premises. The employee of the hotel said he received a tip from the Hampton Inn regarding a reservation that was determined to be fraudulent. A subject used a mobile app to check into another room without having to go to the front desk. The hotel employee knocked on the door of the subject’s room and asked for his identification and credit card he used to book the room, and the subject could not provide the information. The clerk asked the subject to leave, and the subject refused. The officers conducted a records check on the suspect and were informed he had an outstanding warrant for larceny. The suspect had two backpacks, a suitcase and a wallet in his possession. The officers found a fraudulent California identification card in the wallet. The officers found in the subject’s suitcases many pieces of identification not belonging to the subject. After a thorough investigation, officers arrested the subject, a 22-year old San Mateo resident, for the following charges: unauthorized use of personal identification, possession of identification of 10 or more persons with the intent to defraud, use others identification with the intent to defraud, personate to make others liable, manufacture/etc. false identification document, commercial burglary, possession of a controlled substance and for an outstanding warrant.

On Wednesday, 09-27-17 at approximately 12:25 p.m., Officer Shoopman and Officer Andrade were dispatched to the Victoria’s Secret store about a report of four subjects grabbing a bunch of bras from the store and running away from the store. They were last seen in a tan Chevrolet Impala. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

On Wednesday, 09-27-17 at 3:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to Skyline Boulevard and Westmoor Avenue on a report of a major injury hit and run traffic collision involving a bicyclist. The bicyclist, a 28-year old male from France, was thrown into the center median upon being struck. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and suffered a subdermal hematoma. The following day, our dispatchers advised that the owner of the vehicle was at the Pacifica Police Department trying to report her vehicle stolen. When our officers talked to the owner of the vehicle, they were able to determine that the owner was not being truthful. Ultimately, the owner confessed to driving the vehicle, hitting the bicyclist and leaving the scene. The owner, a 19-year old Pacifica resident, was arrested and booked in jail for hit and run.

On Thursday, 09-28-17 at 9:44 p.m., Officer Palafox and Officer Bermudez were dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of Brunswick Street to check on the welfare of a resident. Officers spoke with the 70-year old reporting party who said his son’s behavior was making him nervous as his son was on drugs and was walking back and forth between the stair well. The father wanted his 42-year old son arrested. After determining the subject was indeed under the influence, the officers arrested the subject for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Friday, 09-29-17 at 1:50 p.m., Officer Aquila was on patrol near John Daly Boulevard and Poncetta Drive and saw a driver using his cell phone while driving his vehicle. Officer Aquila stopped the vehicle, and when he contacted the driver, the driver suddenly started the vehicle and drove away from him. The driver later crashed in the area of Sullivan Avenue and Pierce Street. Officers were able to detain the driver, a 23-year old San Francisco resident, after he fled the area. He was subsequently arrested for hit and run, failure to obey an officer and for fleeing a vehicle stop. Subsequent investigation led to him also being charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm by a person with violent offenses, possession of high capacity magazines, committing a felony while out on bail, and for additional weapons-related offenses.

On Friday, 09-29-17 at 9:45 p.m., Officer Mahan and Officer Ciucci were dispatched to the area of Mariposa Avenue and Del Prado Drive on a report of a prowler wearing a green jacket. The officers stopped a subject wearing a green jacket and asked the subject if they could search him. Officer Ciucci found a small baggie containing methamphetamine in the subject’s front pants pocket. The officers cited the subject, a 50-year old San Francisco resident, for possession of a controlled substance.

On Saturday, 09-30-17, with the help of grant funding from the North County Prevention Partnership, we conducted several minor decoy operations to see if local businesses would sell alcohol to an underage decoy. The goals of the operation were to reduce underage consumption of alcoholic beverages by deterring adults from furnishing to them outside of license premises, to deter licensed businesses from selling to minors, expand the involvement of local law enforcement in enforcing under-age drinking laws and to raise public awareness about the problem. Four businesses were cited for selling alcohol to a minor.


There was one robbery during the past week.

On Thursday, 09-28-17 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 40-year old Daly City resident was the victim of strong arm robbery by her ex-boyfriend, a 26-year old Daly City resident, and her ex-best friend, a 37-year old Daly City resident, who removed her wallet from her purse at took $16 cash. This occurred at the bus stop at the Serramonte Shopping Center. All three parties are developmentally disabled and attend a program together. The victim was physically unharmed. This case is still under investigation.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries and one attempted residential burglary during the past week.

Between Monday, 09-25-17 at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, 09-28-17 at 4:00 p.m., a resident on the 4400 block of Callan Boulevard reported that an unknown suspect removed the exterior screen to a bathroom window. No entry was gained.
Commercial Burglaries

There were three commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Wednesday, 09-27-17 at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Victoria’s Secret store was the victim of a burglary by four subjects who grabbed a bunch of bras and underwear and ran out of the store. They were last seen in a tan Chevrolet Impala.

Between Tuesday, 09-26-17 at 2:21 p.m. and Wednesday, 09-27-17 at 1:12 p.m., an unknown subject cut the padlock to a storage unit at the Public Storage facility on Mission Street and stole over $5,000 worth of items.

Prior to Friday, 09-29-17 at 4:10 p.m., an unknown subject cut the padlock to a storage unit at the Public Storage facility on Mission Street and stole personal property valued at $2,550.

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

• Parking garage at 1851 Junipero Serra Boulevard (3rd floor)—a backpack containing sunglasses, keys, paperwork and medication was taken from a 2012 Mini Cooper. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-26-17 between 3:48 p.m. and 4:08 p.m.
• In N Out parking lot (on Washington Street)—two backpacks containing prescription glasses, a laptop and a digital camera were taken from a 2017 Jeep Latitude. The rear windows were smashed. Occurred on 09-27-17 at 2:44 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Nordstrom Rack—a diaper bag containing clothing was taken from a 2015 Kia Forte. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-27-17 at 3:54 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot in between lot A5 & A6—a backpack containing books and school supplies was taken from a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 09-27-17 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. **On-line report made.
• In N Out parking lot (on Washington Street)—a backpack containing Beats headphones and cosmetics was taken from the rear seat of a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 10-01-17 between 2:16 p.m. and 3:13 p.m.
• San Fernando Way/Alta Loma Avenue—a Nike duffle bag containing a swim suit was taken from a 2017 Nissan Sentra. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 10-01-17 between midnight and 6:30 p.m.
• 400 block of A Street—an iPhone charger and a work bag was taken from a 2009 Honda Civic. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 10-02-17 and 12:00 p.m. on 10-03-17.

Stolen Vehicles

There were two vehicles stolen during the past week.

• Planet Fitness parking lot—a 2016 Honda Accord. Occurred on 09-26-17 between 12:40 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The victim was at the gym and had his wallet and car keys in a jacket he hung on a community rack in the gym. When he finished his workout, the victim realized the wallet, keys and car were missing
• Castillo Street/Geneva Avenue—a 2010 Toyota Camry. Occurred between 10:20 p.m. on 10-01-17 and 1:30 p.m. on 10-02-17.


• We responded to 7 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 6 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 6 vandalism cases reported
• There were three hit and run collisions reported


Nothing to report

Community Events/Information

Volunteers needed for “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, 10-28-17 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

On Saturday, 10-28-17, Daly City celebrates its 19th consecutive year of participation in “Make a Difference Day,” a National day of volunteerism. Since 1991, communities across the United States have participated in USA Weekend Magazine’s “Make a Difference Day”, and volunteers across the United States have donated millions of hours of service for the betterment of their communities.

Daly City residents are asked to “Make a Difference” by volunteering on one of our community projects. All volunteers are invited to attend the post-event lunch at 12:00 noon at the City Hall Plaza and Rose Garden. The lunch is generously sponsored by the Daly City Host Lions Club.

This year’s event is with the Top of the Hill Improvement Association (TOTHIA), to host a cleanup and garden maintenance day. There are now eight Project Green Space drought tolerant gardens on Mission Street. The activities there will include litter cleanup, weeding, mulching, painting garden signs and much more. The City will provide all the necessary supplies such as trash pickers, gloves, vests, shovels, plants, etc. to make this volunteer experience a success.

If you would like to learn more about “Make a Difference Day”, please contact Stephen Stolte, Sustainability Coordinator at (650) 991-8126 or at

Daly City Library Services for Homebound Users

Did you know that residents of Daly City, Broadmoor or Colma with a medically documented, permanent, or long-term disability that prevents them from visiting a library are eligible for homebound library services? Up to five books, DVDs, CDs and magazines may be borrowed at a time. In order to participate in this program, you must complete an application and borrowing interests form. For more information, please call (650) 991-8023.

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

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

Diane McCarthy
Administrative Services

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