Crime Bulletin – November 2019

Posted on January 7, 2020

Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of November, there were sixteen (16) reports of vehicles being burglarized.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of November one (1) vehicle was reported stolen and three (3) stolen vehicles were recovered by Colma Police Officers.


During the month of November, the Colma Police Department received twenty-three (23) reports of theft related crimes and made nine (9) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting, identity theft, and burglary.

Towed Vehicles

During the month of November, there were nine (9) vehicles towed for violations ranging from arrested suspects, expired vehicle registration over six months, and abandoned vehicles.


During the month of November, patrol officers made a total of twenty-one (21) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges, which included one (1) arrest for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Probation Search/Possession of Cocaine for Sale – UPDATE

On 10/12/19, Colma Police Officers contacted two females on Junipero Serra Blvd during a traffic enforcement stop where one of the females was on probation with search terms. A search of the vehicle revealed over 30 grams of cocaine in solid block form as well as additional cocaine individually packaged for sales.  Both females were from Gilroy and could not give a reasonable explanation for being in Colma.  One of the females was arrested for possession of Cocaine for sales and transported to San Mateo County Jail.

On 11/7/19, sixteen Law Enforcement Officers from Colma PD, Gilroy PD, and the Santa Clara County Street Enforcement Team executed a search warrant obtained by Colma PD, on the 8400 block of Wayland Lane in Gilroy.  Found during the search of the residence was narcotics, fake California ID cards, evidence from the previous Colma case, a stolen firearm and ammunition.  Four of the six occupants that were detained inside of the residence were arrested on multiple violations and/or arrest warrants and were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.  Special thanks to Gilroy PD for helping us conduct a search warrant on a drug sales house in their city!

Stolen Vehicle/Carjacking

On 11/02/19 at approximately 1:02 am, three (3) suspects were arrested in a stolen vehicle that was located driving near the 400 block of Hickey Boulevard by a Colma Police Officer.  Two of the suspects were booked into San Mateo County Jail and the third suspect was released to a parent due to being a juvenile.  Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen by the same suspects in Bay Point on 10/31/19, during a carjacking.  Additional charges were added when the crime of Carjacking was discovered in the follow up investigation.

Stolen/Recovered Vehicle – Vehicle Burglaries x 14

Sometime in the early morning hours of 11/05/19, fourteen (14) vehicles were broken into via window smash of passenger side front windows.  All the vehicles were parked on the 1000 block of El Camino Real.  One of the vehicles was stolen from the location and was recovered on the 500 block of C Street as a Colma resident reported a suspicious vehicle on C Street at 1:00 am.  Broadmoor PD reported that they also had nineteen (19) vehicles broken into on the 300 block of D Street near El Camino Real the same morning.  There were no witnesses to the crimes and no surveillance camera in the area.  Investigation is ongoing pending further leads.

County-Wide Efforts

Officer Guerrero and Dispatch Supervisor Velasquez participated in one San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) detail that was based in Colma and the surrounding areas.

Community Events

  • 11/02/19, Día De Los Muertos
  • 11/05/19, Food Pantry Art Contest
  • 11/07/19, CAPE Meeting
  • 11/07/19, Below 100 Dinner/Fundraiser
  • 11/08/19, Mercy Housing Veterans Appreciation Day
  • 11/13/19, Senior Luncheon
  • 11/13/19, Council Meeting/Employee Appreciation
  • 11/14/19, CAPE Meeting
  • 11/14/19, Foster City PD Chief Retirement
  • 11/15/19, DC – Colma Chamber of Commerce Turkey Bowl @Classic Bowl
  • 11/26/19, Youth Outreach Program
  • 11/27/19, Ashley Furniture Grand Opening

November Statistics

Arrests 49
Reports Taken 108
Traffic Citations 50
Parking Citations 194
Automobile Collisions 6


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