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Daly City Police Department
Thursday October 26th, 2017 :: 03:41 p.m. PDT


Crime Alert and Community Update Bulletin

Notable Cases

On Tuesday, 10-17-17 at 4:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Crestview Avenue on a report of a man with a gun. The reporting party said there were 10 people in the backyard with guns. The reporting party said he was in the bedroom with his friend. The reporting party told the dispatcher that the subjects were in the backyard holding his dog hostage. When officers were on scene, they did not hear any dogs barking or any movement coming from the backyard. Officer Bermudez asked the dispatcher to tell the caller and his friend to come out through the front door. The officer said one subject exited the resident and franticly stated, “There’s people back there with guns!” and said a few moments later another subject walked out of the backyard. Officer Bermudez spoke with the first subject and noticed he was extremely talkative, fidgety, and showing signs of paranoia. The officer said the subject said there were 10 subjects with guns in the backyard and made their way onto the roof. As they were speaking, the officer said the subject’s dog walked out of the backyard. While other officers stood by with the two subjects, Officer Bermudez and Officer McCarthy went into the house and conducted a protective sweep of the lower unit which led to the backyard. They saw, in plain view, a black rifle with a scope leaning up against the bedroom wall and a silver and black magazine on the bed. They also saw a pistol in the room. There was one bullet in the chamber. After the subjects were questioned about their use of alcohol and/or drugs, the subjects admitted to using cocaine earlier. The subjects, a 30-year old San Francisco resident and a 26-year old Daly City resident, were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. The guns were booked into evidence for safekeeping.

On Tuesday, 10-17-17 at 4:00 p.m., Officer Baroni was dispatched to the Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot #A1 on a report of an interrupted auto burglary. The reporting party is an employee from a construction company and said he parked his work truck containing a tool box and walked into the TJ Maxx store. As the reporting party walked back to his truck, he said he saw a male rummaging through his tool box. The reporting party told the subject to leave, and the subject closed the tool box and got into a silver Honda. The reporting party said he tried to follow the Honda, but the driver started to drive erratically. The reporting party was able to get a license plate of the vehicle and provide a description of the subject. After an investigation, the following day, officers arrested the subject, a 24-year old East Palo Alto resident, for burglary and outstanding warrants.

On Tuesday, 10-17-17 at 5:17 p.m., a 50-year old Daly City resident was arrested for public intoxication and defrauding an innkeeper at the Boulevard Grill after he caused a disturbance when the bartender refused to serve him another drink. The subject also refused to pay his bill.

On Tuesday, 10-17-17 at 11:02 p.m., a 73-year old Daly City resident was arrested for driving under the influence after colliding into two parked vehicles on the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue.

On Saturday, 10-21-17 at 8:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Chevron gas station on Hickey Boulevard on a report of a male choking another male with a rope. When officers arrived, they spoke with the victim who said he was pumping gas in his car when another subject walked over to him and yelled at him for having his engine on while pumping gas. The victim, a 40-year old Daly City resident, told the subject to mind his own business, which led to both subjects insulting each other. The victim said the suspect went back to his vehicle and removed a “chain with a lock on the end of it.” The victim said the subject then ran around the passenger side of his vehicle and swung the “chain and lock” two to three times at him, hitting him in the forearms. The victim grabbed a window squeegee and tried to swing it at the subject to defend himself. This led to the suspect dragging the victim to the ground, causing a scrape to the victim’s face. The victim yelled for someone to help, but he said no one did, although people were taking photos. The suspect left the gas station. Officers were later able to identify the 51-year old subject and arrested him at his home in South San Francisco.

On Sunday, 10-22-17 at 1:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to Skyline Plaza on a report of a fight in the parking lot. One subject, a 36-year old San Francisco resident, said he was waiting for a vehicle to back out so he could take the parking spot. He said as the parking spot became vacant, a minivan reversed toward the front of his vehicle, and he said he had to reverse to avoid a collision. He said the minivan then parked in the spot he was waiting for. The subject said he circled the lot and returned to the minivan and confronted the driver. He said he used profanity, and then he said the other subject punched him one time on the side of his face, knocking off his prescription glasses. The subject said he put his glasses back on his face and was ready to hit the subject when his wife and mother-in-law stood between them. The minivan driver, a 64-year old Daly City resident, said he was approached by the subject who threatened to knock him to the ground and then punched him in the chest. The subject said he had to defend himself and punched the subject back. At that point, both subjects retreated. This report is for documentation only.


There were no robberies during the past week.

Residential Burglaries

There was one residential burglary during the past week.

On Friday, 10-21-17 between 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., an unknown suspect entered an apartment on the 100 block of Third Avenue and stole over $5,000 worth of electronics, personal documents and US currency. The suspect gained entry via the front door by unknown means.

Commercial Burglaries

There were no commercial burglaries during the past week.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were six vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Home Depot parking lot—a camera bag containing a panoramic camera and equipment was taken from a 2017 Ford Transit 350. The front and middle passenger side windows were smashed. Occurred on 10-16-17 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:51 p.m.
• Serramonte Shopping Center parking lot #A1—nothing was taken from a 2015 GMC Sierra. Occurred on 10-17-17 at 4:00 p.m. **An arrest was made. (See “Notable Reports” section.)
• Safeway parking lot—a backpack containing miscellaneous belongings was taken from a 2013 Honda Pilot. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 10-17-17 between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 pm. **On-line report was made.
• Home Depot parking lot—a suitcase, backpack, Hydroflask, earphones and miscellaneous clothing was taken from a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The left rear window was smashed and right rear windows were smashed. Occurred on 10-19-17 between 6:50 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
• Home Depot parking lot—an empty backpack was taken from a 2016 Tesla X-4. The front passenger window was smashed. Occurred on 10-19-17 at 7:26 p.m.
• In N Out parking lot (Gellert Boulevard)—a laptop bag was taken from a 2017 Nissan Sentra. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 10-19-17 between 7:55 p.m. and 8:55 p.m. **On-line report made.

Stolen Vehicles

There were three vehicles stolen during the past week. One was recovered.

• 500 block of Clarinada Avenue—a 1997 Honda Civic. Occurred between 11:15 p.m. on 10-21-17 and 7:00 a.m. on 10-22-17.
• Garage at 500 King Drive apartment complex—a 1999 Honda CRV. Occurred between 5:00 p.m. and midnight on 10-21-17. The following day, we received a notification that the vehicle was towed from another garage at the same complex, as it was parked in someone else’s garage. The victim says she did not park her car there and cannot explain how that happened.
• Unit block of Glenbrook Avenue—a 2015 Honda Accord. Occurred between 2:00 p.m. on 10-21-17 and 1:55 p.m. on 10-23-17.


• We responded to 5 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 15 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 5 vandalism cases reported
• There were 4 hit and run collisions reported


Job Scam

This scam could happen anywhere and is not solely germane to Daly City. On Thursday, 10-19-17, a 62-year old Daly City resident was the victim of false impersonation and theft via an internet fraud scheme which promised job training materials in exchange for Apple iTunes gift cards. The victim said he previously posted his resume on-line in search for a job. He said on Monday, 10-16-17, he received an e-mail from a subject saying she saw his resume on line and wished to speak with him about employment with the “Raytheon Company” based out of Massachusetts. The reporting party said he then had a text messaging session with the suspect via “Google hangouts”, answered several questions about his work history, and then the conversation was abruptly stopped. The reporting party said the next day he received an e-mail from the person apologizing for having to leave the conversation and started talking about the job again. Somehow the subject convinced the reporting party that he would have to purchase five iTunes gift cards at $100 each in order to pay for training supplies for the upcoming job. The reporting party thought it was odd but was convinced to purchase the cards. The reporting party said on 10-19-17, he once again had a text message conversation with the person who asked for the serial numbers on the iTunes cards. The reporting party said after he provided the serial numbers, he told the person he thought this might be a scam. The person said it wasn’t and ended the conversation. The reporting party said a few days later, he received a check for over $4,000 from the Raymond Management Company (no relation to Raytheon). He researched the name and found out it was fraudulent. Luckily, the victim did not cash this check to prevent himself from being further scammed.

I would caution you that if you find yourselves in a scenario that you have to pay someone iTunes cards to get a job or pay delinquent taxes or a utility bill, you are likely going to be a victim of a scam. Please do your research before making any iTunes card purchases to use for non-iTune related items!!

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

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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Diane McCarthy
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