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Daly City Police Department
Tuesday October 31st, 2017 :: 04:13 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, 10-23-17 at 2:27 p.m., a 42-year old Daly City resident was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after she hit two parked cars on the unit block of Hampshire Avenue.

On Tuesday, 10-24-17 at 3:51 p.m., Officer Clinkscales and Officer Murillo were in plainclothes working an auto burglary suppression detail at the Serramonte Mall parking lot. While patrolling the lot near JC Penney, they saw two subjects walking in between vehicles, looking inside of vehicles. The subjects saw the officers and immediately began to walk towards the doors of JC Penney and entered and exited the same doors. Officer Murillo got out of the car to look for any vehicles that had been burglarized, and Officer Clinkscales pulled alongside the subjects and asked if he could speak with them. The officer asked both subjects if they were on probation or parole. The first suspect said he was on parole for a robbery he committed when he was a juvenile in Alameda County, and the other suspect said he was on probation or parole. The officer asked both subjects if they had any drugs, weapons, window punches or burglary tools in their possession, and the first subject said he had a window punch. The subject, a 19-year old Oakland resident, was arrested for being in possession of a burglary tool.

On Tuesday, 10-24-17 at 5:51 p.m., Officer Gill and Officer Perez were dispatched to the rear of a construction area on the 300 block of Third Avenue on a report of 6 to 8 teenagers walking in and out of the construction area. As the officers approached the residence, they heard the sound of subjects running through the upper levels of the residence. At the same time, the KB homes superintendent told the officers that there were people in the residence. A 16-year old Daly City resident was located, and he was arrested for trespassing and for being in possession of Xanax. He was released to his mother.

On Tuesday, 10-24-17 at 7:67 p.m., Officer Dhaliwal and Officer Perdomo were dispatched to the intersection of Mission Hills Drive and Pope Street on a report of a parked vehicle with the lights on. Officers contacted a subject who was asleep in the driver’s seat. They noticed the keys were in the ignition, the engine off, and the gear in reverse. They also noticed a 24 ounce can of beer in the center console. The subject, a 39 year old San Francisco resident, was subsequently arrested for public intoxication and for being in possession of a controlled substance.

On Wednesday, 10-25-17 at 12:24, a 13-year old student at T.R. Pollicita School was arrested for being in possession of marijuana on school grounds. He was released to his adult sister at the request of his mother.

On Thursday, 10-26-17 at 1:54 p.m., Officer Bermudez and Officer Perdomo were on patrol near Hillside Boulevard and Price Street when they saw a subject who appeared to be passed out on the hood of a parked truck. Officer Bermudez had to shake the subject to wake him up, and the subject appeared startled upon seeing the officers. The officers smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the subject, as well as noticed he had bloodshot watery eyes, an unsteady gait and slurred speech. Officer Bermudez asked the subject how much he had to drink, and the subject said he had five beers and that he was walking home. The subject could not provide the officer with his home address nor what city he lived in. The officers were able to identify the subject, a 21-year old Daly City resident, and arrested him for public intoxication.

On Thursday, 10-26-17 at 4:53 p.m., Officer Jackson-Berrios and Officer Poti were dispatched to Seton Hospital on a report of a male who was in the hospital bathroom for 35 minutes and refused to leave. The security officer said he did not know if the man was a patient and wanted the subject to leave it he wasn’t a patient. The subject told the officers he came to the hospital for medication refills, but his name was not called. The officers asked the subject if they could search him, and the security guard said he saw the subject stuff something in his pants. The officers found a glass pipe that the subject concealed. They cited the subject, a 27-year old Hayward resident, for possession of paraphernalia and gave him a courtesy ride to the BART station.

On Thursday, 10-26-17 at approximately 10:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to the unit block of Elmwood Drive on a report of a subject in a red sweatshirt setting fire to a tow truck. The subject was reported to be running toward the Westlake Shopping Center. Officers located the suspect, a 15-year old San Francisco resident, and arrested him for arson, vandalism and committing an adult offense as a juvenile. The damage to the tow truck was over $65,000.

On Friday, 10-27-17 at 8:25 a.m., Officer Lajoie and Officer Chittenden were dispatched to the intersection of Callan Boulevard and Clarinada Avenue on a report of a subject who was believed to be intoxicated and driving a vehicle. The subject’s manager said he believed his employee was driving the company vehicle while under the influence. The officers contacted the driver who said he was late for work and did not know how to get to the job site. The officers asked the subject if he had been drinking or taking medication or drugs, and the subject said no. The officers noted the subject appeared to be under the influence of drugs as his speech was slow and slurred, but they did not smell an odor of alcohol. The officers wanted to conduct field sobriety tests on the subject, and they searched the subject prior to testing and found four loose Xanax pills. The subject, a 42-year old resident of Discovery Bay, was cited for driving under the influence and for being in possession of prescription medication without a prescription.

On Friday, 10-27-17 at 8:57 a.m., Officer Riney was dispatched to the Westlake apartments on the 100 block of Park Plaza Drive on a report of a subject sleeping in the laundry room. The officer cited the 44-year old transient subject for trespassing and for being in possession of drug paraphernalia (a glass pipe).

On Friday, 10-27-17 at 4:02 p.m., Officer Riney was dispatched to Marchbank Park on a report of a male in a wheelchair who had exposed himself to an 18-year old female. Dispatchers advised the female was no longer on the scene. The officer contacted a subject matching the description and asked if he had been involved in a disagreement with a female, and he denied it. The female told the officer that as she walked by the subject, she said the subject put his index finger over his mouth in a “shush” fashion and exposed himself to her. The female said she saw the subject’s penis, and the subject laughed and rolled backwards out of her way as she kept walking. The 58-year old subject from San Francisco had a prior arrest for indecent exposure and was once again arrested for the same crime.

On Saturday, 10-28-17 at 3:35 a.m., Officer Cain saw a vehicle that sat through a green light at the intersection of Gellert Boulevard and Serramonte Boulevard. He checked on the occupants of the vehicle and noted they were asleep. After waking up the subject in the driver’s seat, the officer conducted field sobriety tests and determined the subject was under the influence. The subject, a 36-year old South San Francisco resident, was arrested for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and also for being in possession of a controlled substance.

On Saturday, 10-28-17 numerous officers conducted a detail throughout the City to ensure that the sex offenders were in compliance with their registration. Four subjects were arrested in this detail for failing to comply with their registration requirements.

On Saturday, 10-28-17 at approximately 10:21 a.m., when officers were conducting the “sex offender compliance” detail, they contacted a subject residing on the unit block of Citrus Avenue. Following a consent search, officers arrested a 32-year old subject for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, being a prohibited owner of ammunition, possession of dangerous weapons, being a felon in possession of a stun gun, and for child cruelty with possible injury or death—due to the fact that five children sleep in the same room where all the weapons were kept.

On Sunday, 10-29-17 at 9:15 a.m., Officer Castillo was in the parking lot of Home Depot when he was flagged down by a male who said someone tried to sell him a gift card and pointed to a subject in the lot, approximately 50 feet from them. Officer Castillo walked over to the subject who was standing behind a GMC U-Haul van that had the keys in the ignition and was running. The officer told the subject he wanted to talk to him because he was offering to sell a gift card. The subject said he needed to fill up the U-Haul he was returning. The officer told him he would need a permit to sell anything in Daly City. The subject gave the officer his driver's license and said he was on probation out of Santa Rosa for drugs. When Officer Castillo patted down the subject, he felt an object in the subject’s pocket, and the subject told him it was “drugs”. Officer Castillo called for a cover officer and asked the subject if he would find anything in the U-Haul van. The subject told the officer there was a loaded syringe on the seat between the cushions and also a backpack of his was in the van. When Officer Castillo checked the backpack, he found a small baggie of marijuana, methamphetamine, two used syringes, a small crowbar, a sparkplug, six cell phones, ammunition and paperwork not belonging to him. The subject, a 32-year old transient, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, and for identity theft. This all happened because an alert citizen notified the officer of a suspicious circumstance.


There were five robberies during the past week.

On Saturday, 10-28-17 at approximately 4:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to the T-Mobile store on Gellert Boulevard on a report of a robbery. The reporting party told the dispatcher that a male subject wearing a green mask, tan pants and a tan jacket walked into the store with a gun. The reporting party said approximately one minute later, the subject came out of the store with a green bag in his hand and got into a tan or gray Lexus IS 250 and fled the parking lot. The reporting party said the subject was African American and had tattoos all around his neck area. A store employee told the officer that the subject went around the store telling customers and employees to put their cellular phones in the green bag. The subject took 10 cellular phones. This case is being investigated by detectives. No one was physically harmed.

On Monday, 10-23-17 at 12:06 p.m., the Wells Fargo Bank on Mission Street was the victim of a commercial burglary and robbery by a subject who was attempting to have the bank place $4,100 on his EBT card. When the bank did not comply, the subject threatened bank employees that he had a bomb. The subject stole a check verification machine and fled the bank. The subject then walked into Lucky’s and stole a bottle of milk. The subject, a 31-year old San Francisco resident, was arrested for robbery, burglary, and petty theft.

On Monday, 10-23-17 at 7:40 p.m., a 32-year old Uniqlo loss prevention officer was the victim of a robbery via punches to the head and neck and shoving after confronting a subject for stealing clothing. This occurred outside of Jamba Juice at the Serramonte Shopping Center. The subject and her accomplice fled in a dark colored Mercedes Benz R500. The stolen merchandise was recovered in the parking lot. The loss prevention officer suffered a cut on his lip, an abrasion and an injury to his ankle. The loss prevention officer described the subject as a dark skinned black female, late 20’s-early 30’s, straight black wig-style hair, brown eyes approximately 5’1”-5’3”, wearing a light blue jacket with a white shirt and shorts. This investigation is continuing.

On Thursday, 10-26-17 at 10:27 p.m., a Lucky’s loss prevention officer was the victim of a robbery by a subject after confronting her for stealing three liquor bottles. The loss prevention officer said the subject, described only as a black female, swung her bag at him and hit his hand. The subject then put the bottle down and drove away in a gray truck. The loss prevention officer was physically unharmed, and this case is also under investigation.

On Friday, 10-27-17 at 9:47 p.m., a 30-year old Daly City resident said she was walking westbound on Hickey Boulevard heading towards the Loop gas station after withdrawing money from the Bank of America on Gellert Boulevard. The victim said when she was almost at the gas station, she heard a male voice say, “Hola”, and she turned around. The victim said the suspect quickly punched her once in the mouth, grabbed her purse and ripped her gold necklace. The victim said the suspect then fled westbound on Hickey Boulevard. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’7”, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue sunglasses. Investigators are also working on this case.

Residential Burglaries

There were two residential burglaries during the past week.

On Monday, 10-23-17 between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a residence on the unit block of Ridgefield Avenue via a rear sliding bedroom window and took over $6,000 from the pocket of a victim’s tuxedo jacket.

On Monday, 10-23-17 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m., an unknown subject entered a residence on the 200 block of First Avenue via an unknown means and took an envelope containing $1,200.

Commercial Burglaries

There were two commercial burglaries during the past week.

On Saturday, 10-28-17 at 3:42 p.m., an unknown suspect took an iPhone 6 from a business on the 100 block of Los Olivos Avenue. The suspect had come to the business earlier and tried to purchase the phone with credit cards that were denied. He later returned and took the phone and fled the business.

On Sunday, 10-29-17 at 10:25 p.m., Dave and Busters was the victim of a commercial burglary after three unknown subjects pried open a power card kiosk and took currency. Investigators are working on this case.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were six vehicle burglaries during the past week.

• Seton Medical Center parking lot—Nothing was taken from a 2017 Ford Expedition. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 10-24-17 at 6:20 p.m.
• 1901 Junipero Serra Boulevard parking lot—a backpack and contents was taken from a 2003 Ford Excursion. A window was smashed. Occurred on 10-23-17 between 12:20 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. **On-line report made.
• Lake Merced Golf and Country Club parking lot—a carrying case containing a Remington 300 magnum rifle, ammunition and ear muffs and a computer bag containing a surface pro and note pad were taken from a 2015 Hyundai Genesis via an unknown means. Occurred on 10-26-17 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
• Cow Palace parking lot—a Louis Vuitton purse containing $15,000 in jewelry was taken from a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. The left rear and right rear windows were smashed. Occurred on 10-27-17 at 9:30 p.m.
• 24 Hour Fitness parking lot—a backpack containing keys and miscellaneous documents was taken from a 2015 Land Rover. A window was smashed. Occurred on 10-29-17 at 4:11 p.m. **A subject described as a black male wearing a black hoodie and black jeans was seen in the area of the vehicle and fled in a newer model black BMW M3.
• Cow Palace parking lot—two laptops and $1,900 in cash were taken from a 2015 Dodge Ram. A window was smashed. Occurred on 10-29-17 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Stolen Vehicles

There were three vehicles stolen during the past week.

• 200 block of Fairlawn Avenue—a 1995 Acura Integra. Occurred on 10-23-17 between 5:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
• San Diego Avenue/Los Olivos Avenue—a 2016 Toyota Camry. Occurred on 10-26-17 between 7:30 p.m. and midnight.
• Unit block of Ardendale Drive—a 1995 Honda Accord. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 10-28-17 and 4:00 a.m. on 10-29-17.


• We responded to 11 domestic disturbance cases
• There were 10 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 3 vandalism cases reported
• There was one hit and run collision reported


Nothing to report.

Community Events/Information

San Mateo County Alert System (SMC)

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Thank you!

Diane McCarthy, Management Analyst (650) 746-8373
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Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA 94015

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