Crime Bulletin – March 2024

Posted on April 1, 2024

Information in this report may not include all responses or participation of the Colma Police Department.

Crimes Investigated

In February of 2024, we took 129 reports, about the same from January which had 130 reports.  We arrested 58 people for 48 misdemeanors and 10 felonies; issued 365 criminal, traffic, and parking citations; and conducted 58 traffic enforcement stops.  Between March 1st and March 20th, we have already taken 89 reports, made 50 arrests, issued 194 citations, and conducted 72 traffic stops.

The first four cases on February 13th were all for petty thefts.  Three of those cases ended in arresting the subject responsible for stealing.  The Colma officers ended the day with seven total cases which included informational reports and the officers locating a missing juvenile and returning her to her mother.  The next day officers took another two petty theft cases and arrested one individual for petty theft and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

February 15th was another busy day with 8 total cases taken by the officers.  One of which was the 6th case of the day.  This was a case involving a stolen catalytic converter off a resident’s vehicle.  The Colma resident noticed it was missing after being parked in front of their home for a few days.  Officers canvased the area for evidence and video surveillance but were unsuccessful in obtaining any additional investigative leads.  Please remember to report any suspicious activity to our officers in an attempt to prevent these types of crimes from occurring.  You can call our non-emergency line 650-997-8321 and speak with a dispatcher directly.

Between February 16th and 18th officers took another 12 cases ranging from stolen vehicles, thefts and robberies.  On February 18th a subject at a local business was called to the passenger door of a vehicle in the parking lot.  When the customer approached the suspect’s car the suspect reached out of the window and stole the customer’s wallet.  The suspect took 900 dollars in cash and threw the wallet back at the customer.  Investigation into the driver and passenger of the suspect vehicle has identified two individuals who have been traveling around the country committing similar crimes.  Detectives are in contact with the FBI for follow up.

On February 19th officers took 6 cases, one of which was on-viewed by officers responding to a different theft.  The responding officers attempted to conduct a stop on the fleeing vehicle, but the driver decided to not pull over.  During the vehicle pursuit the driver of the fleeing vehicle found herself down a dead-end road.  She attempted to make a U-turn but ended up ramming into a police vehicle.  All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested.  One passenger was issued a citation and transported to the hospital for injuries unrelated to the vehicle pursuit.  The driver was booked into jail where she later posted bail and was released on March 8th.  The other passenger was booked into jail on multiple felony charges and remains in custody.

Between February 20th and 22nd Colma officers took another 16 cases ranging from grant thefts, burglaries, narcotic related offenses, and vehicle collisions.  On February 23rd officers were dispatched to a local residence where the owner of the home located an unknown male in their backyard.  The owner confronted the subject who subsequently fled the scene.  The subject then brandished a knife at a business’ employees in the Broadmoor police department’s jurisdiction.  Then the Colma Officer’s were dispatched to a local auto business on the report of a suspicious person trespassing in the secured area of their parking lot.  Upon Officers arrival they detained a male who was hiding in a porta potty.  Through the officer’s investigation they determined that this subject was responsible for all three incidents.  He was arrested and booked into jail. The subject pled out his case receiving 12 months of court probation and credit for time served injail.  He was released from jail on March 7th.

Between February 24th and March 6th officers took another 55 cases.  These cases ranged from thefts, hit and run collisions, warrant arrests, domestic violence cases, narcotic arrests, and various additional miscellaneous cases.  On March 7th officers on routine patrol located a speeding vehicle.  Upon contact with the driver, officers learned that he had an outstanding felony warrant. Incident to arrest officers searched him and located a handgun with an extended magazine concealed in his waistband.  A search of the vehicle revealed a realistic looking BB Gun modeled after a short, barreled pistol AR-15.

Between March 7th and March 14th officers took another 32 cases.  On March 15th Officers received a call from a local auto shop where the mechanic located numerous items of fraud and other people licenses and credit cards in a customer’s vehicle.  Officers conducted an investigation into the possession of another’s identity and learned the owner of the vehicle was a fraud suspect.  Upon the owner’s arrival to pick up his vehicle he was arrested and booked into jail on multiple felony fraud charges.  He remains in custody as of today, March 19th.

Between March 15th and 17th officers took 11 cases ranging from warrant arrests, narcotic possessions, and theft related arrests.  On March 17th Colma Officers were dispatched to a business in the 5000 block of Junipero Serra Boulevard, on a report of a subject paying with counterfeit bills. Officers were advised a female had used counterfeit $50 bills to purchase merchandise before fleeing the scene on foot. Officers arrived on scene and located a female that matched the description given. The female was positively identified by the business’ loss prevention officers as thefemale that used the counterfeit bills and was detained. During a consent search of the female, drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine were found. The female admitted to knowing the money used to purchase the merchandise were counterfeit.

Kimberly Pannell, a 44-year-old San Jose resident, was arrested for possession of counterfeit bills, petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. She was issued a citation and released on her promise to appear in court.

March 18th was one of the busiest days I have seen in a long time.  The Officers took 13 cases and arrested 10 people.  The day started off with a trespassing call where a male refused to leave a business.  He was arrested and issued a citation for refusing to leave the business. The next 10 cases were all thefts which resulted in 7 arrests.  One case the subject decided to fight with the officers which resulted in one of the officers getting elbowed in the face.  The subject was booked into jail on assault on an officer and theft related charges.  The next case was a warrant arrest, and the last case was a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  Officers located the fleeing stolen vehicle and chased it into San Francisco.  The driver fled and attempted to hide on the roof of someone’s home.  With the assistance of the San Francisco, Daly City, Broadmoor, and South San Francisco Police Departments the driver was safely taken into custody and booked into jail.

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