Crime Bulletin — April 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019


monthly occurrence report

Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of April, there were no reports of vehicles being burglarized.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of April, there were three (3) reports of vehicles being stolen or embezzled.  There were zero (0) stolen vehicles recovered by Colma Police Officers during the month.

Thefts

During the month of April, the Colma Police Department received thirty-eight (38) reports of theft related crimes and made twenty-one (21) arrests ranging from shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, embezzlement, and identity theft.

Towed Vehicles

During the month of April, there were seventeen (17) vehicles towed for violations ranging from arrested suspects, expired registration over six months, and abandoned vehicles.

Alcohol/Drugs

During the month of April, patrol officers made a total of twenty-seven (27) arrests for drug and alcohol related offenses, which included two (2) arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Grand Theft

On 04/09/19, the victim reported to Colma Police Officers that she accidentally left her wallet, containing approximately $1500.00 in cash, at a business on the 700 block of Serramonte Blvd.  Further investigation revealed that a male suspect stole the wallet from the business.  On 04/29/19, the suspect returned to the business and was detained by Colma Officers.  The suspect was found to be in possession of some of the stolen items from the wallet and later admitted to the theft.  He was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on the theft charge without incident.

Identity Theft

On 04/20/19, two female suspects used stolen credit cards at businesses in the Serra Center in Colma and the Serramonte Mall in Daly City, to purchase merchandise in the amount of $2,046.43.  During an immediate investigation, the two suspects were located within the parking lot of the Serramonte Mall.  The suspects still had all the merchandise from the 11 different fraudulent purchases made from 6 different stores.  The victims credit cards and personal information was found in the possession of the suspects.  Both suspects were booked into the San Mateo County Jail on multiple felony charges.

Vehicle Pursuit

On 04/25/19, a Colma Police Officer attempted to conduct a vehicle stop near the intersection of Hillside Boulevard and “A” Street on a white Yamaha motorcycle after observing a vehicle code violation.  The driver fled at a high rate of speed, attempting to evade the officer, and failing to obey traffic signals and the posted speed limit. Due to the reckless nature of the suspect’s actions and concern for the public’s safety, the officer discontinued the pursuit. The rider of the dirt bike was later located by other Colma Officers who were able to detain the suspect until he could be identified as the rider of the motorcycle.  The suspect was arrested/cited and released on his promise to appear before a judge as he was in violation of evading a police officer.

County-Wide Efforts

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

Community Events

  • 04/06/19, Ching Ming Event
  • 04/07/19, Ching Ming Event
  • 04/10/19, Council Meeting
  • 04/13/19, Colma Fire Department Polenta Feed
  • 04/17/19, Senior Luncheon
  • 04/20/19, Eggstravaganza
  • 04/22/19, Arbor Day and Earth Day
  • 04/24/19, Council Meeting
  • 04/27/19, Town wide Garage Sale
  • 04/27/19, Youth Outreach Program

April Statistics

Arrests84
Reports Taken142
Traffic Citations108
Parking Citations134
Automobile Collisions4

 

Close window