Crime Bulletin — August 2019

Posted on October 2, 2019


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Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of August, there were two (2) reports of vehicles being burglarized within the Town of Colma.

Stolen Vehicles

During the month of August, there were three (3) reports of vehicles being stolen or embezzled within the Town of Colma.  Two stolen vehicles were recovered by Colma Police Officers in the Town of Colma.

Thefts

During the month of August, the Colma Police Department received twenty (20) reports of theft related crimes and made thirteen (13) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting, fraud, and embezzlement.

Towed Vehicles

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

Alcohol/Drugs

During the month of August, patrol officers made a total of twenty-four (24) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges, which included one (1) arrest for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Vehicle Pursuit

On 08/02/19 at approximately 2:46 pm, a Colma Policer Officer attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a dirt bike in the area of Colma Boulevard and El Camino Real in Colma, after observing several vehicle code violations. The driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a safety helmet, failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed, attempting to evade the officer, and failing to obey traffic signals.  The fleeing motorcycle almost struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk and due to the reckless nature of the suspect’s actions and concern for the public’s safety, the pursuit was discontinued.   The officer was able to identify the driver of the motorcycle at time of the pursuit and an arrest warrant has been requested.

Driving Under the Influence Collision

On 08/14/19 at approximately 12:34 am, Colma Police Officers responded to a traffic collision near the 1300 block of El Camino Real.  The vehicles were located at the 100 block of Hickey Blvd. in South San Francisco.  The driver of the at fault vehicle was determined to be under the influence of alcohol.  The driver agreed to a PAS breath test at the scene, which revealed a blood alcohol content of .221%.  The driver was placed under arrest for DUI.

Stolen Vehicle/Carjacking/Possession of Narcotics

On 08/15/19, Colma Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Mission Road on a report of a suspicious vehicle.  Colma Officers located a male and a female near the suspicious vehicle (Nissan). The male stated that the Nissan belonged to the company that he worked for.  Further investigation revealed that the Nissan was an unreported stolen vehicle out of San Francisco. Both suspects were in possession of narcotics and the male suspect was determined to be a suspect in a carjacking of a Mini Cooper out of San Francisco.  Both suspects were booked into San Mateo County Jail on multiple felony charges.

County-Wide Efforts

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

Officer Alvarado participated in the San Mateo County Gang Task Force Final Phase Summer deployment.

Community Events

  • 08/01/19, Summer Concert Series
  • 08/03/19, GolfTec Grand Opening
  • 08/06/19, National Night Out
  • 08/07/19, Knights of Columbus
  • 08/08/19, Summer Concert Series
  • 08/15/19, Summer Concert Series
  • 08/27/19, Youth Outreach Program. Main County Jail Tour

August Statistics

Arrests65
Reports Taken124
Traffic Citations110
Parking Citations173
Automobile Collisions19

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