Crime Bulletin — October 2019

Posted on December 5, 2019

Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of October, there were three (3) reports of vehicles being burglarized.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of October, one (1) vehicle was reported stolen, and one (1) stolen vehicle was recovered.  An attempt to steal six (6) vehicles from the same location was interrupted by Colma Police Officers.


During the month of October, the Colma Police Department received twenty-nine (29) reports of theft related crimes and made fifteen (15) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, and shoplifting.

Towed Vehicles

During the month of October, there were twelve (12) vehicles towed for violations ranging from arrested suspects, expired vehicle registration over six months, and abandoned vehicles.


During the month of October, patrol officers made a total of sixteen (16) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges. Two (2) arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol were made.

Probation Search/Possession of Cocaine for Sale

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.

Multiple Vehicle Thefts – UPDATE

On 06/13/19 and 06/24/19, two vehicles were reported stolen from the 400 block of Serramonte Boulevard.  Both vehicles were recovered in San Francisco within blocks of each other.  Further investigation revealed that three other vehicles were reported stolen from the same area and recovered in close proximity in San Francisco within the last four months.  Colma Police Detectives are conducting further investigations into these crimes.

On 10/22/19, another vehicle was reported stolen from the same location in Colma.  Officers and Detectives from Colma PD searched the area of the 3000 block of San Bruno Avenue in San Francisco as it was believed the suspects from the previous thefts resided in the area.  The stolen vehicle was located in this area.  An hour later, a suspect, known to Colma Detectives, entered the stolen vehicle and was arrested without incident.

Attempted Stolen Vehicle X6 By a Street Gang

On 10/24/19, Colma Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Serramonte Boulevard on a report of multiple vehicle thefts in progress by at least five (5) suspects.  Officers arrived on scene within minutes and observed suspects running away from the lot.  Several suspects fled the area in a white Lexus while one male suspect was observed running south from the property and one suspect was detained after a short foot pursuit.  A perimeter was set up with the assistance of Broadmoor, Daly City, South San Francisco, and Pacifica Police Departments in an effort to locate the suspect that fled on foot but was unsuccessful.  Further investigation revealed that the suspects were part of a criminal gang that has been targeting similar businesses in Northern California to steal vehicles.  They attempted to steal six (6) vehicles but were unsuccessful as Colma Officers arrived on scene as the theft was in progress.  Several suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.  Update to follow.

County-Wide Efforts

Officer Guerrero participated in one San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) detail.

Commander Lum is attending the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia for 10 weeks.

Multiple Colma Police Officers responded to Sonoma County to assist the Office of Emergency Services – Mutual Aid for the Kincade Fire.  Officers assisted with the evacuations, road closures, and looting patrols.

Community Events

  • 10/02/19, National Coffee with a Cop Day
  • 10/08/19, Veterans Housing Grand Opening
  • 10/10/19, CAPE Meeting
  • 10/12/19, Cinema at the Cemetery
  • 10/17/19, CAPE Meeting
  • 10/25/19, LEYP Teen Halloween Haunt
  • 10/28/19, Pumpkin Carving Party
  • 10/28/19, Halloween Costume Parade
  • 10/31/19, Halloween trick or Treat Night

October Statistics

Arrests 48
Reports Taken 110
Traffic Citations 75
Parking Citations 171
Automobile Collisions 8


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