Crime Bulletin — August 2018

Posted on October 1, 2018


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Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of August, there were no reports of vehicle burglaries.  Five vehicles were reported stolen or embezzled.  Two stolen vehicles were recovered within the Town limits in August.

Thefts

During the month of August, the Colma Police Department received thirty (30) reports of theft related crimes and made twenty-two (22) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting and embezzlement.

Alcohol/Drugs

During the month of August, patrol officers made a total of twenty-five (25) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges, which included three (3) arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Stolen Vehicle/Gun Recovery

On 08/03/18, a Colma Police Officer, while assigned to the San Mateo County Gang Task Force was involved in conducting a vehicle enforcement stop on a stolen motor scooter located in Daly City.  During a search of the male suspect a stolen handgun was found in the waist area of his pants.  The suspect was found to be a convicted felon and was booked into County Jail for multiple felony charges.

Grand Theft/Conspiracy/Obstructing Officers

On 08/22/18, Colma Police Officers responded to the 100 block of Colma Boulevard on a report of a grand theft that had just occurred. The victim advised that the two suspects had stolen approximately $5,300.00 worth of power tools and fled the area in a dark colored BMW with paper plates.  A Colma Officer located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct an investigative stop.  The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed, failing to obey traffic laws to evade the officer.  The officer disengaged in this pursuit of the BMW due to the risk to the public.

An additional Colma Officer who was behind the pursuing officer noticed a blue Ford Mustang that was known to be involved in 10 other similar crimes throughout Northern California.  The Ford was observed attempting to interfere with the traffic stop of the BMW to assist in evading arrest.  The Ford Mustang was stopped on an investigative vehicle stop and the driver was arrested for multiple crimes.

Vehicle Pursuit

On 08/06/18 at approximately 10:00 pm, a Colma Policer Officer attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop in the area of San Pedro Road and Washington Street in Daly City, after observing a vehicle code violation. The driver failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed, attempting to evade the officer and failing to obey traffic signals.  The fleeing vehicle entered onto north bound I-280 reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour. Due to the reckless nature of the suspect’s actions and concern for the public’s safety, the pursuit was discontinued.   The identity of the driver is unknown.

County-Wide Efforts

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

Officer McKenna participated in the San Mateo County Gang Task Force, phase 3 deployment.

Community Events

  • 08/02/18, Summer Concert Series
  • 08/07/18, Hometown Heroes
  • 08/07/18, National Night Out
  • 08/09/18, Summer Concert Series
  • 08/16/18, Summer Concert Series
  • 08/22/18, Council Meeting – Reserve Officer Arurkar swearing in
  • 08/30/18, Youth Outreach Program

August Statistics

Arrests 81
Reports Taken 140
Traffic Citations 160
Parking Citations 178
Automobile Collisions 19

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