Crime Bulletin — April 2018

Posted on June 1, 2018


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Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of April, there was one (1) report of a vehicle being burglarized. Two vehicles were also stolen during the month.

Thefts

During the month of April, the Colma Police Department received (39) reports of theft related crimes and made twenty-two (22) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft and identity theft.

Alcohol/Drugs

During the month of April, patrol officers made a total of twenty-one (21) arrests for drug and alcohol related offenses, which included four (4) arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Multi-Agency Mutual Aid

On 04/03/18 Colma Police Officers responded to the 900 block of Cherry Avenue in San Bruno to assist the San Bruno Police Department with an active shooter incident in progress.  The suspect/shooter died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Colma Police Officers aided in the immediate search of the location and evacuation of persons from the scene to a safe zone.

Identity Theft

On 04/03/18, a female suspect used the victim’s credit card at a business in the Metro 280 shopping center to purchase merchandise in the amount of $2,894.19.  Through an investigation a suspect was identified but remains at large.  The case was sent to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office for the issuance of an arrest warrant.

Vehicle Pursuit

On 04/18/18 at approximately 2015 hours, a Colma Policer Officer attempted to conduct a vehicle stop in the area of Junipero Serra Boulevard at Colma Boulevard after observing several vehicle code violations. The driver initially stopped and then fled at a high rate of speed, attempting to evade the officer, and failing to obey traffic signals. Due to the reckless nature of the suspect’s actions and concern for the public’s safety, the officer discontinued the pursuit. The driver of the vehicle was later identified by the Officer through follow up investigation.  The case was sent to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office for the issuance of an arrest warrant.

County-Wide Efforts

Officer Guerrero participated in one San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) detail.

Community Events

  • 04/07/18, Metro Center “Outer Space Adventure”
  • 04/07/18, Ching Ming Event
  • 04/17/18, Chamber of Commerce, Business to Business
  • 04/18/18, Senior Luncheon
  • 04/21/18, Colma Fire Department Polenta Feed
  • 04/21/18, Missing Persons Day Event @Coroner’s Office in San Mateo
  • 04/24/18, Susan B. Anthony 2nd Grade Class Police Station Tours
  • 04/25/18, Mercy Housing Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 04/28/18, Town wide Garage Sale
  • 04/30/18, District 5 Emergency Prep Fair

April Statistics

Arrests62
Reports Taken124
Traffic Citations106
Parking Citations78
Automobile Collisions11

 

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