Crime Bulletin — December 2018

Posted on February 1, 2019

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Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of December, there were eight (8) reports of vehicles being burglarized.


During the month of December, The Colma Police Department received twenty-one (21) reports of theft related crimes and made eleven (11) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting and burglary.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of December zero (0) vehicles were reported stolen and six (6) stolen vehicles were recovered.


During the month of December, patrol officers made a total of thirty-three (33) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges, which included three (3) arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Vehicle)

On 12/02/18 at approximately 2:23pm, a male subject drove a vehicle off the roadway and towards a crowd of people at a family gathering on the 1500 block of Mission Road.  The male had been in a verbal and physical altercation with other family members while they were mourning at a grave site and ultimately entered his vehicle and drove it towards the crowd.  The suspect was identified by witnesses.  Colma Detectives walked through an arrest warrant for the suspect, which was signed by a Judge.   Detectives convinced the suspect to come to the Colma Police Department where he was arrested and booked into the County jail on a felony criminal charge.

Grand Theft/Burglary

On 12/04/18 between 5:06pm and 7:34pm, a grand theft/burglary took place on the 700 block of Serramonte Boulevard.  A male suspect stole new tires and wheels, valued at $4000.00 dollars by removing them from a new vehicle and installing them on his vehicle.  When confronted by employees regarding the theft that was still in progress, a physical confrontation occurred, and an employee sustained a broken finger.  The suspect fled on foot and was later arrested when he came to the Colma PD to obtain a vehicle release for his vehicle that was towed after the crime.  (After the crime, the suspect reported his vehicle stolen to the SFPD)

Fire Assist

On 12/13/18 at approximately 7:34am, Colma Police were dispatched to the 500 block of “D” Street on a report of a house on fire.  Officers arrived and observed flames coming out of the west side wall of the structure.  All three of the occupants of the residence exited the house, two suffering from severe burns.  Officers from Colma, Daly City and Broadmoor Police Departments quickly evacuated the neighboring residences.  Colma Fire, with assistance from South San Francisco and Daly City Fire Departments extinguished the fire before it spread to other structures.

Possession of Stolen Vehicle/Stolen and Concealed Firearm

On 12/29/18 at approximately 7:56pm, a male suspect was contacted while driving a stolen vehicle out of San Francisco in the area of Hillside Boulevard and Hoffman Street.  A search of the vehicle incident to his arrest revealed a loaded, stolen, Glock handgun inside of a backpack belonging to the suspect.  A probation search of the suspect’s residence in San Francisco the next morning, revealed stolen property from the vehicle interior in the amount of approximately $3000.00 dollars.  The stolen vehicle and property were returned to the owner and the suspect was booked into San Mateo County jail on multiple felony charges.

County-Wide Efforts

No Officer participated in a San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) detail, as it was not conducted during the month of December.

Community Events

  • 12/01/18, Breakfast with Santa Claus
  • 12/02/18, Stuff the Police Cruiser Toy Drive
  • 12/03/18, Jackie Speier book signing
  • 12/04/18, Colma Town Hall GRAND OPENING
  • 12/04/18, Reorganization of City Council
  • 12/08/18, Candy Cane Day Event
  • 12/08/18, Colma Holiday Party
  • 12/10/18, Police Explorer Academy Graduation in Atherton
  • 12/11/18, Shop with a Cop @Target
  • 12/12/18, Senior Luncheon
  • 12/12/18, Council Meeting
  • 12/25/18, MERRY CHRISTMAS

December Statistics

Arrests 80
Reports Taken 137
Traffic Citations 96
Parking Citations 166
Automobile Collisions 8


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