Crime Bulletin – December 2020

Posted on February 1, 2021


Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of December, there were no (0) reports of vehicles being burglarized.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of December there were zero (0) reported stolen or embezzled vehicles and no stolen vehicles were recovered.


During the month of December, The Colma Police Department received twenty (20) reports of theft related crimes and made eleven (11) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting and burglary.

Towed Vehicles

During the month of December, there were four (4) vehicles towed for violations ranging from arrested suspects, expired vehicle registration over six months, impounded for evidence, and abandoned vehicles.


During the month of December, patrol officers made a total of twenty (20) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges, which included two (2) arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Possession of Narcotics for Sale/Felon in Possession of Firearm

On 11/27/20, two male subjects were contacted during a traffic enforcement stop near the intersection of El Camino Real and Colma Blvd, Colma.  During a probable cause search, one of the subjects was found to be in possession of 119.5 Alprazolam 2mg pills, drug paraphernalia, a switchblade knife, suspected liquid heroin, $52 in US currency and admitted to selling narcotics to his friends.  The male was arrested on multiple criminal charges and cited and released on his written promise to appear in court.  During his arrest, a consent search of his cell phone was conducted where several photographs of the suspect holding a firearm were found in the phone.  On 12/03/20, Colma Police Officers conducted a search warrant at the suspects residence in Pacifica where he was arrested and later transported to San Mateo County Jail for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Grand Theft/Resisting Arrest/Carry Concealed Dirk or Dagger

Between 12/01/20 and 12/09/20, four thefts took place on the 5000 block of Junipero Serra Boulevard by the same two male suspects who always exited the building through an emergency exit.  On 12/09/20, the same suspects stole merchandise from the same business and were met by Colma Police Officers as they were exiting through an emergency exit.  One of the suspects was detained immediately and the other fled from the Officers on foot back into the business and was eventually caught and detained.  The total loss from all the thefts was $2049.59 dollars. Suspects were transported back to Colma PD where they were arrested on felony charges. Due to San Mateo County Jail booking policy and restrictions due to the Covid-19 virus, both suspects were issued citations and released.

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.

Detective Sergeant Jordan retired after serving 25 years in Law Enforcement with the Colma Police Department.

Community Events

  • 12/01/20, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 12/05/20, Breakfast Drive-By with Santa Claus
  • 12/08/20, Re-Organization of City Council
  • 12/09/20, Council Meeting via Zoom
  • 12/12/20, Candy Cane Day Event
  • 12/23/20, Council Meeting via Zoom
  • 12/24/20, Veterans Village Meal Distribution

December Statistics

Arrests 39
Reports Taken 70
Traffic Citations 25
Parking Citations 244
Automobile Collisions 4


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