Crime Bulletin — September 2019

Posted on November 1, 2019

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Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of September, there was one (1) report of a vehicle being burglarized.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of September, there were no (0) reports of vehicles being stolen. No stolen vehicles were recovered in the month of September.


During the month of September, the Colma Police Department received twenty-one (21) reports of theft related crimes and made thirteen (13) arrests ranging from petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting, and fraud.


During the month of September, patrol officers made a total of twenty-two (22) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges, which included five (5) arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Towed Vehicles

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

Identity Theft/Grand Theft

On 09/07/19, a male suspect used the victim’s credit cards at a business located on the 200 block of Colma Boulevard in Colma, to purchase merchandise in the amount of $1092.49.  The suspect made multiple other transactions in the local area totaling $2937.94 from the same victim’s credit cards.  The transaction in Colma was captured on surveillance video. Further investigation led to the positive identification of the suspect who had been arrested by Colma Police Officers two weeks prior for similar crimes.  The suspect was later arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail on multiple felony charges.

Assault Upon Person with Force/Great Bodily Injury

On 9/13/19, Colma Officers responded to a physical fight on the 100 block of Colma Boulevard between two males.  One of the male subjects was hit in the head with a closed fist causing a deep laceration above his eye, and rendering him unconscious causing great bodily injury.  The male suspect that punched the victim was identified by several witnesses as the aggressor and throwing the first punch. The suspect was located by Colma Police Officers, identified as the suspect by witnesses, apprehended, and booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

Vehicle Pursuit / Unlicensed Driver

On 9/14/19, a Colma Officer conducted a traffic stop on a red Toyota Camry on Hillside Bl @ E. Market St. for a traffic violation.  While the officer approached the vehicle, the driver drove away at a high rate of speed.  The officer initiated a vehicle pursuit but cancelled a short time later due to concerns for public safety.  Approximately three minutes later, a resident on the 500 block of Clark St. notified Colma Dispatch that a subject had just abandoned a red Toyota Camry and was walking toward El Camino Real. A Colma Police Officer located the subject and detained him.  After conducting their investigation, it was determined that this was the same subject who fled from the original officer.  The subject was arrested and booked at the San Mateo County Jail for felony evading and driving without a driver’s license.

County-Wide Efforts

Officer Guerrero participated in the San Mateo County Mutual Aid for President Trump’s visit to Portola Valley.

Officers Guerrero and Trask both graduated from Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).

Police Officer Recruit Huayllapuma started the Police Academy at South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Center in San Jose.

Community Events

  • 09/07/19, Colma Town Picnic
  • 09/11/19, Council Meeting
  • 09/13/19, Active Shooter/ Violent Intruder Training
  • 09/14/19, Crazy About Cars – DCPLA Library Fundraiser
  • 09/18/19, Senior Luncheon
  • 09/19/19, C.A.P.E.
  • 09/21/19, Walk Like MADD Event – SF
  • 09/24/19, Youth Outreach Program
  • 09/25/19, Council Meeting
  • 09/26/19, C.A.P.E.
  • 09/28/19, Old Navy Child Safety Event

September Statistics

Arrests 56
Reports Taken 113
Traffic Citations 68
Parking Citations 97
Automobile Collisions 22

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