Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Daly City Police Department
Thursday October 19th, 2017 :: 11:26 a.m. PDT

Community

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, 10-09-17 at 2:13 a.m., Officer Brenes and Officer Sunga were dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Midvale Drive on a report of a subject who had broken into the reporting party’s neighbor’s house via a downstairs in-law unit window. The reporting party had video surveillance footage of the incident. The subject was gone when police arrived. The suspect appears to be a white male, approximately 25-30 years old, approximately 5’10”, with numerous tattoos on his arm and upper back. This investigation is continuing.

On Wednesday, 10-11-17 at 2:10 p.m., a 13-year old student was in possession of marijuana and a glass pipe at Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School. He was released to his parents, and this case will be forwarded to the San Mateo County District Attorney Youth Service Center for prosecution.

On Thursday, 10-12-17 at approximately 12:52 a.m., a bench and patio area at the corner of St. Francis Boulevard and Serramonte Boulevard was the victim of arson. The fire was extinguished by the Fire Department.

On Saturday, 10-14-17 at 3:40 a.m., Officer Mahan and Officer McQuade were dispatched to 2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard on a report of a male subject sleeping in the stairwell and refusing to leave. The subject, a 28-year old Pacifiac resident, was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and for a parole violation.

On Saturday, 10-14-17 at 7:36 a.m., Officer Riney was dispatched to the 300 block of Irvington Street on report of a subject staring into people’s houses. The reporting party gave a description of the subject and said he was possibly taking off his pants. The subject, a 29-year old Daly City resident, was under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and for an outstanding warrant.

On Saturday, 10-14-17 at 8:39 a.m., Officer Haas was dispatched to the area of Gellert Boulevard and Hickey Boulevard on a report of a subject who brandished another subject with a knife in the parking lot. The victim, a 56-year old Daly City resident, said he was on his way to PetSmart when he noticed traffic was stopped because a man was standing in one of the lanes and waving his arms at people. The victim waited for other cars to move around the man before he tried to proceed. He said as he drove by, the subject started to yell at him. The victim said he rolled down his window to hear what the man was saying, and the victim said the man pulled out a knife and pointed it to him while mumbling something under his breath. The victim said the subject then started walking towards his car with the knife pointed at him. The victim drove to a safe place and called the police. Other officers had detained the subject, and upon the victim’s request, the 60-year old transient subject was arrested for brandishing.

On Saturday, 10-14-17 at approximately 9:16 p.m., Officer Palafox and Officer Ciucci stopped a vehicle at Brunswick Street and Crocker Avenue for a broken headlight. Officer Palafox asked the male driver if he had any previous arrests for narcotics offenses, and the subject said he had “a long time ago”. The officer said the subject began to talk about his wife and her medical condition as if he was trying to distract him from talking about his previous arrests. Officer Palafox noticed the subject was beginning to sweat profusely—beads of sweat dripping from his forehead, and the subject was talking fast and breathing heavily. The officer asked the subject if he had any illegal items on his person, and the subject said he did not. The officer asked if he could search the subject, and the subject consented. The officer found cellophane baggies in the subject’s sock and placed him under arrest. The subject, a 50-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for possession of cocaine for sales, possession of cocaine base for sales, and transportation to sell a controlled substance.

On Saturday, 10-14-17 at 11:34 p.m., Officer Yip checked on a parked vehicle at the M and R car wash on Sullivan Avenue after noticing the vehicle was parked there over an hour. Because the car wash was burglarized the night before, and the vehicle was dry, Officer Yip contacted the subject in the vehicle. This led to the arrest of the subject, a 49-year old Pacifica resident, for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and Oxycodone) and for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

On Sunday, 10-15-17 at 12:48 a.m., Officer Murillo was assisting other officers in the area of Geneva Avenue and Oriente Street and was sitting in his patrol vehicle when he saw a vehicle approaching in the number two lane. The vehicle then veered into the number one lane and collided into another parked patrol vehicle that contained a subject who was arrested. The subject in the patrol vehicle was treated at Seton Hospital. The driver, a 45-year old San Francisco resident, was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence causing bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol and for driving under the influence of alcohol by over 0.08%.

On Sunday, 10-15-17 at approximately 1:43 a.m., Officer Sunga and other officers were dispatched to Schwerin Street and Martin Street on a report of 70 people on the street and possible gun shots heard. At approximately 2:40 a.m., San Francisco General Hospital called and said they had a 19-year old San Francisco resident who was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon via knife by an unknown suspect. The victim said this occurred on the 900 block of Schwerin Street following a party he attended. The victim said he saw an unknown male who was being “jumped” by four unknown males and tried to break up the fight but was punched in the face. The victim said he fell to the ground and then got into an altercation with a second subject and then fought for a second time. The victim said he got away and realized he had been stabbed and had his friends drive him to the hospital. The victim described the first subject as a Samoan or Hispanic male, 6’0, 230 pounds, heavy set, wearing a gray zip up hoodie, dark gray or black pants and white Air Force One shoes. He described the second subject as a Hispanic male with a thin mustache and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. This investigation is continuing.

On Sunday, 10-15-17 at 1:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of John Daly Boulevard and Lake Merced Boulevard on a report of a collision involving a motorcycle. The driver, a 24-year old San Francisco resident, said she “popped a wheelie” which caused her to lose control of her motorcycle. Both the driver and her passenger, a 33-year old male from San Francisco, suffered abrasions as a result of sliding on the ground after being ejected. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence causing bodily injury.


Robberies

There were two robberies during the past week.

On Sunday, 10-15-17 at 1:45 a.m., an 18-year old Pacifica resident and his 17-year old friend, also from Pacifica, said they left a house party and were walking on the 1000 block of Schwerin Street when they were confronted by six males who punched and robbed both of them. The first victim said the suspects took his phone, wallet and shoes. The victim said at one point during the robbery, one of the suspects removed a handgun and pointed it at him. He said he was able to only see the muzzle and believed it was a small revolver. The victim said the subjects fled on the east side of Schwerin Street near Martin Street. The victim could only describe the suspects as all black males wearing dark hoodies. This investigation is continuing.

On Sunday, 10-15-17, at 1:10 p.m., two Smart & Final store employees were the victims of a strong arm robbery by two subjects after stopping them for pushing a shopping cart full of items out of the store without paying for them. One male employee contacted the suspects in the parking lot and attempted to convince the suspects to return the items. The male suspect took a fighting stance at the 20-year old employee and said he was going to beat him up. The suspect then did the same to the other employee, a 32-year old female. Both victims retreated in fear as the second suspect, a female, loaded the stolen merchandise into a black Dodge Durango. The male victim used his phone to take a photo of the license plate of the vehicle, and the suspect hit the victim in the wrist area, knocking the phone out of his hand. The female employee pulled out her cell phone and said she was going to call the police. The suspect did the same thing and struck the victim on the wrist and knocked her phone to the ground. The investigation is continuing.


Residential Burglaries

There were two residential burglaries during the past week.

On Monday, 10-09-17 at 2:13 a.m., Officer Brenes and Officer Sunga were dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Midvale Drive on a report of a subject who had broken into the reporting party’s neighbor’s house via a downstairs in-law unit window. The reporting party had video surveillance footage of the incident. The subject was gone when police arrived. The suspect appears to be a white male, approximately 25-30 years old, approximately 5’10”, with numerous tattoos on his arm and upper back. This investigation is continuing.

On Tuesday, 10-10-17 at 12:56 p.m., an apartment on the 1000 block of St. Francis Boulevard was burglarized. The victim believes the suspect entered the residence via an open window and took an Apple Pro laptop.


Commercial Burglaries

There was one commercial burglary during the past week.

On Friday, 10-13-17 at 10:30 p.m., the car wash on Sullivan Avenue was burglarized by two suspects who forced open a coin machine and took cash. This investigation is continuing.


Vehicle Burglaries

There were five vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Party City parking lot—nothing was taken from a 2016 Dodge Journey. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 10-13-17 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 pm.
• Bepler Street/San Jose Avenue--$280 was taken from the glovebox of a 2016 Nissan Sentra. The left front window was smashed. Occurred on 10-15-17 between 12:10 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.
• 600 block of Niantic Avenue—an auxiliary cable was taken from a 1998 Nissan Maxima. The driver’s side door lock was pried. Occurred between 4:30 p.m. on 10-13-17 and 7:05 a.m. on 10-16-17.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot near Dave & Busters—electronic equipment was taken from a 2017 Jeep Compass. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred at an unknown time on 10-13-17. **On-line report made.
• Chinese Hospital parking lot (Gellert Boulevard)—a backpack was taken from a 2014 Honda Civic. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 10-13-17 between 1:50 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. **On-line report made.


Stolen Vehicles

There was one vehicle stolen and one attempted vehicle stolen during the past week.

• Garage at 45 Poncetta Drive—a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle. Occurred between 2:00 a.m. on 10-11-17 and 8:06 a.m. on 10-12-17.
• Enterprise Rent a Car parking lot (Geneva Avenue)—attempted only to a 2017 Dodge Ram. Occurred on 10-14-17 at 10:20 p.m.


Miscellaneous

• We responded to 6 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 8 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 7 vandalism cases reported
• There were 6 hit and run collisions reported


Scams/Other

Nothing to report


Community Events/Information


Free Movie Night in the Park on Friday, 10-20-17 at 6:00 p.m.

The Daly City Department of Library and Recreation Services is having a “Trunk or Treat” night/free movie night in the park at Westlake Park at 145 Lake Merced Boulevard. Have fun trick-or-treating from the trunks of decorated vehicles. Please contact (650) 991-8001 for more 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 sstolte@dalycity.org.


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

Please “like” us on Facebook if you would like to see updates and photos about the Police Department. Our handle on Twitter is @DalyCityPD, if you would like to follow us.

**************************************************************************
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 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

Navigate & Discover