Crime Bulletin — March 2020

Posted on May 1, 2020

Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of March, there were two (2) reports of vehicles being burglarized.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of March, there was one (1) report of a vehicle being stolen or embezzled.  Five stolen vehicles/trailers were recovered by Colma Police Officers during the month.


During the month of March, the Colma Police Department received eighteen (18) reports of theft related crimes and made ten (10) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting, identity theft, burglary and embezzlement.

Towed Vehicles

During the month of March, there were seven (7) vehicles towed for violations ranging from arrested suspects and abandoned vehicles.


During the month of March, patrol officers made a total of eleven (11) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges, which included one (1) arrest for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Grand Theft/Stolen Vehicle/Evading Police Officers-Pursuit

On 03/05/20 at 2:45am, a Colma Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a Ford truck pulling a 20+ foot trailer for multiple vehicle code violations.  The truck failed to yield to the emergency lights and siren and drove north onto I-280 towards San Francisco. The truck continued to drive in an aggressive manner while evading the Colma Officer.  Due to the suspect’s erratic driving, the pursuit was canceled for the safety of the public, and the CHP were notified.

The CHP located the vehicle in San Francisco and another pursuit ensued. The suspect was ultimately taken into custody in Oakland. It was later determined that the truck and trailer were both stolen.

Further investigation revealed that the arrested suspect was on probation and was staying at a motel in Daly City.  A probation search of the room was conducted where another male suspect was located inside the room and arrested.  Three vehicles, that were registered to both suspects, were towed from in front of the motel room for evidence.  All 3 vehicles were determined to be fully loaded with stolen property from multiple locations all over the bay area.  A large amount of the recovered property was later returned to the victims that could be identified.

Both suspects were arrested on multiple felony charges and arrest warrants, and booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

Occupied Stolen Vehicle

On 03/19/20, Colma Police Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot on the 5000 block of Junipero Serra Boulevard.  The female that was seated inside of the vehicle was detained and stated that her ex-boyfriend had just picked her up in the vehicle and he was inside of the business.  The male suspect exited the business to return to the vehicle and was detained.  The male admitted to stealing the vehicle earlier in the day from a driveway in San Francisco.  He stated that the vehicle was left running in the driveway and he just got in and drove away.

The male was transported to the San Mateo County Jail on the stolen vehicle charge and a felony arrest warrant.  The vehicle was released to the registered owner at the scene.

County-Wide Efforts

No Colma Police Officers participated in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), or the San Mateo County Gang Task Force deployment as both details were cancelled.

Community Events

  • 03/03/20, Neighborhood Watch Meeting
  • 03/04/20, Dr. Seuss Day
  • 03/09/20, San Mateo County Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting
  • 03/11/20, Council Meeting/Sergeant Marchetti Proclamation
  • 03/18/20, Senior Luncheon (Canceled)
  • 03/31/20, Youth Outreach Program (Canceled)

March Statistics

Arrests 30
Reports Taken 71
Traffic Citations 62
Parking Citations 166
Automobile Collisions 8


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