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Daly City Police Department
Thursday May 9th, 2019 :: 05:26 p.m. PDT


Crime Alert 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.

**This bulletin contains two weeks of information.

Notable Cases

On Monday, 04-21-19 at 8:17 p.m., Officer Maddison was dispatched to the Bed Bath and Beyond store on a report of a female subject who was attempting to pass $100 bills at the store. The subject, a 31-year old San Francisco resident, was on probation with a search clause. The subject had two glass smoking pipes with a white residue in the pipe in her purse. The subject was arrested for fraud and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

On Monday 04-22-19 at 3:08 p.m., Officer Dhaliwal and Officer Perez were dispatched to the Bed Bath and Beyond store on a report of a female subject who was trying to use three $100 counterfeit bills to purchase miscellaneous merchandise. During the officers’ contact with the subject, they said the subject obstructed and resisted them in their investigation. The subject, a 28-year old Oakland resident, was found to be in possession of four additional counterfeit $100 bills. The subject was arrested for forgery, passing a fictitious check, forgery relating to a bank bill, attempted burglary, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Subsequent to a traffic stop of a vehicle near the intersection of John Daly Boulevard and Junipero Serra Boulevard by Officer Lizana on Thursday, 04-25-19 at 12:15 a.m., a 27-year old San Francisco resident was cited for being a felon in possession of pepper spray and for being a felon in possession of a stun gun.

On Friday, 04-26-19 at 7:07 p.m., Officer Greene was in the police station and heard on the police radio about two subjects arguing in the area of Abbot Avenue and East Moltke Avenue with one of the subjects showing the other subject a gun. The dispatcher said three subjects got into a “green muscle car with tinted windows” and fled the area. Officer Greene responded to the area and saw the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop of it on the 1100 block of Hillside Boulevard. The driver, a 29-year old Daly City resident, was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. There was no gun in the vehicle.

On Sunday, 04-28-19 at around 5:00 p.m., an 80-year old Daly City resident was the victim of elder abuse, theft of her wallet and attempted use of her credit card. The victim was shopping at Safeway when two suspects used a ruse to distract her and took her wallet from her purse when she wasn’t looking. The suspects then tried to use the victim’s credit card at the Nordstrom Rack, and fortunately, the charge was declined.

On Sunday, 04-28-19 at approximately 10:40 p.m., a 26-year old transient subject set fire to the alcove area of the Uber business on John Daly Boulevard. The subject was arrested for arson and possession of cocaine.

On Tuesday, 04-30-19 at 8:06 p.m., Officer Ortiz was patrolling the parking lots of the Serramonte Shopping Center and saw two subjects standing between vehicles. Officer Ortiz’ contact resulted in the arrest of a 48-year old homeless subject for being in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, being in possession of an unlawful drug paraphernalia, being a felon in possession of ammunition and misappropriation of lost or stolen items (credit cards).

On Wednesday, 05-01-19 at 4:44 p.m., Officer Lajoie was dispatched to the Home Depot store on a report of an employee with a loaded firearm. The manager reported the employee, a 30-year old Daly City resident, had an object in his waistband and thought the employee had stolen an item. The manager asked the employee to show him what was in his waistband, and the employee took his manager to a secluded aisle and raised his shirt to expose the bottom of a handgun clip. The manager signed a citizen’s arrest. After speaking with the people involved, the officers asked the subject if they could search his residence, and the subject consented. Several officers searched the residence and found an (illegal) assault rifle over 30 inches long, as well as 30 extended magazines. The subject was subsequently arrested and booked in jail for possession of an assault rifle and high capacity magazines.

On Saturday, 05-04-19 at 10:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a man attempting to open car doors on the 300 block of Gellert Boulevard. The subject was clad only in a shirt and underwear and was intoxicated. The subject, a 19-year old South San Francisco resident, was arrested for public intoxication.


There was one robbery and one attempted robbery during the past two weeks.

On Friday, 04-26-19, a 12-year old male said he was walking with his classmate on Lausanne Avenue and used Hillside Park as a shortcut when he noticed a group of kids standing near the tennis courts. The victim said he passed the group and recognized two people—one of whom he heard who had wanted to fight him. The victim said he asked the subject why people wanted to fight him, and the victim said the person started calling him names. The victim and his friends ascended the stairs and said one of the subjects ripped his necklace from his neck and ran away with the necklace. The following day, officers arrested the 14-year old suspect from Daly City and booked him into the Youth Services Center.

On Friday, 04-16-19 at 5:55 p.m., a 17-year old Daly City resident said he was walking on Southgate Avenue just west of Park Plaza Drive and saw two subjects standing near the bus stop. The victim said as he passed by the subjects, one of them asked him where the bus was heading. The victim answered the question and continued walking. The victim said both suspects began to follow him, and one subject said, “Hey give me your hoodie”. The victim was fearful and kept walking. The victim said the same subject told him to stop and empty his pockets. The victim was able to enter the library on Southgate Avenue to seek refuge. The victim described the first suspect as a black male, 20 years old, 6’2”, 180 lbs. wearing a red sweatshirt, black pants and red shoes. He described the second suspect as a black male, 20 years old, 6’0, 170 lbs., wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and black Nike Air Max shoes with yellow and pink coloring. The victim was physically unharmed.

Residential Burglaries

There were no residential burglaries during the past two weeks.

Commercial Burglaries

There were four commercial burglaries during the past two weeks.

On Tuesday, 04-23-19 at 12:39 a.m., an unknown subject forced open the lock boxes at the Walgreen’s store at the Westlake Shopping Center and took Gillette razors and Crest white strips. The suspect was described as a white male, 5’10”, wearing blue work overalls, a black beanie, a light colored fanny pack and had a light mounted to his head.

On Tuesday, 04-23-19 at approximately 1:05 p.m., two subjects entered the CVS store on Pierce Street and put over $2,000 worth of miscellaneous deodorant products and shampoos into a bag and left the store without paying. One subject was described as a Hispanic female (unknown age) wearing a white Nike sweatshirt, white pants and had a long ponytail. The other subject was described as a Hispanic female (unknown age), wearing a gray puffy jacket, white pants and had her hair in a bun.

On Thursday, 04-25-19 at approximately 4:00 p.m., three subjects conspired to steal over $3,000 in women’s clothing from Macy’s. This investigation is continuing.

On Friday, 05-03-19 at approximately 8:38 p.m., four subjects took multiple fragrances and cosmetics from the Sephora store.

Vehicle Burglaries

There were six vehicle burglaries and one attempted vehicle burglary during the past two weeks.

• 24 Hour Fitness parking lot—a Microsoft laptop, Canadian passport, driver's license and credit cards were taken from a 2007 Hyundai Tucson. The right rear window was smashed. Occurred on 04-24-19 between 7:00 p.m. and 10:13 p.m.
• 100 block of Westmoor Avenue—an air fryer, cash, speaker, emergency kit, tools and printed items for school were taken from a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle was unlocked. Occurred between 8:00 p.m. on 04-25-19 and 7:00 a.m. on 04-26-19.
• In N Out Restaurant parking lot (Washington Street)—boots and a backpack containing an iPad, keyboard and charger were taken from a 2019 Volvo XC40. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 04-27-19 at 5:57 p.m.
• Parking garage at 1851 Junipero Serra Boulevard (3rd floor)—a backpack containing a MacBook Pro and an iPad was taken from the rear passenger seat of a 2014 Ford Focus. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred between 9:40 p.m. on 04-29-19 and 2:10 a.m. on 04-30-19.
• Krispy Kreme parking lot—a laptop bag containing an Asus laptop, a Nikon camera, cash and a passport was taken from a 2017 Dodge Journey. The method of entry is unknown. Occurred on 05-05-19 at 4:05 p.m.
• Sprouts parking lot—nothing was taken from a 2012 Subaru Impreza. The left rear window was smashed. Occurred on 05-05-19 between 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• 600 block of Villa Street—an attempted burglary only to a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. Nothing was taken. The rear window was smashed. Occurred on 04-27-19 between 11:00 p.m. and 11:20 p.m.
Stolen Vehicles

There were six vehicles stolen and two attempted stolen vehicles during the past week. Three were recovered.

• 1600 block of Bryant Street—a 2003 GMC Box truck. Occurred on 04-28-19 at 5:30 a.m. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 05-08-19.
• 700 block of Niantic Avenue—a 2003 Ford F150. Occurred on 04-29-19 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. **Recovered by Richmond P.D. on 05-06-19.
• B Street/Hill Street—a 2009 BMW 528. Occurred sometime between evening on 04-26-19 and an unknown time on 05-30-19.
• 500 block of Hillside Boulevard—a 2009 Ford E350. Occurred on 05-04-19 between 3:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
• Crestwood Drive/Southgate Avenue—a 1997 Honda Accord. Occurred between 11:00 a.m. on 04-19-19 and 11:00 p.m. on 05-05-19. **Recovered by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office on 05-07-19.
• B Street/Hill Street—a 2007 Volvo S60. Occurred between 5:00 p.m. on 05-04-19 and 8:00 a.m. on 05-05-19. **Recovered by San Francisco P.D. on 05-07-19.
• B Street/Hill Street—an attempted only to a 2007 Volvo S60. Occurred on 04-28-19 at 5:43 a.m.
• B Street/Hill Street—an attempted only to a 2006 BMW 325i. Occurred on 04-28-19 at 5:48 a.m. on 04-17-19.


• There were 25 domestic disturbance cases reported
• There were 6 shoplifting incidents reported
• There were 18 cases involving an involuntary psychiatric hold
• There were 9 malicious mischief/vandalism case reported
• There were 3 arrests for public intoxication
• There were 4 hit and run collisions reported
• There were 15 “boots” placed on cars for unpaid parking tickets


Social Security Scam

I have written about this in the past, and this seems to be happening with greater frequency. During the last two weeks, four people have reported that they have received telephone calls from people claiming to be employed by the Social Security Administration who stated their social security number was compromised in one way or another. In the latest reports, all four people reported that, upon instructions from the caller, they withdrew thousands of dollars to either deposit in a bitcoin machine or bought Google Play cards and read the numbers to the caller. Only after doing so, they learned they were duped.

Coincidentally a couple of hours before writing this, I received a recorded call on my cell phone from the Social Security Administration! I know they do not have my number, so I immediately hung up.

Please DO NOT automatically believe when you are told your social security number has been comprised. Take the necessary steps to find out for yourself by contacting the Social Security Administration directly. According to the Social Security Administration’s website, reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from the Social Security Administration are increasingly becoming more frequent, and the callers are becoming more threatening in their calls. If you suspect you have received a scam call, you should hang up and report detail of the call to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0217 or on line at

Community Events/Information

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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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