South San Francisco, CA – June 17th, 2022
From the South San Francisco Police Department Facebook Page
June 13th 2022
DUI COLLISION / DAMAGE TO CITY PROPERTY – Early Sunday morning our Officers responded to the area of Armour Avenue and Airport Boulevard on a report of a vehicle roll over. When officers arrived on scene, it was discovered the vehicle had entered Irish Town Greens Park (899 Linden Avenue) and the driver was doing “donuts” on the field, causing damage to the grass. While doing “donuts” the driver lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle rolled over. The occupants fled the area on foot and were located two blocks away from the collision.
The 25 year old driver from South San Francisco was also located a short distance away and found to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI and was booked into the San Mateo County jail.
Great job to our Graveyard officers who not only had a busy shift, but a busy weekend!
June 12th, 2022
SIDESHOW ACTIVITY – At approximately 12:39 am Sunday morning, our officers received information of a large side show which was heading to South San Francisco. As officers arrived on scene and started to check the area, a large group consisting of 250 to 300 cars and approximately 400 spectators were found to have taken over the intersections of East Grand Avenue and Gateway Boulevard as well as East Grand Avenue and Harbor Way.
Arriving officers had large fireworks thrown/shot at their vehicles and several of the spectators threw glass bottles at police vehicles. Additional resources were requested from northern San Mateo County law enforcement agencies and the area was cleared in approximately 10 minutes.
Several traffic stops were conducted on vehicles loitering in and/or leaving the area after the sideshow was cleared and citations were issued for various vehicle code violations. A vehicle was also impounded as the driver, who was from Oakland, had a suspended drivers license.
Great job handling this extremely volatile incident and thank you to all of our neighboring partners who responded to help!
June 12th, 2022
FIREARM RECOVERED / ARREST MADE – On Friday (6-10-22), Officers responded to a hotel on the 300 block of South Airport Boulevard on a report of a disturbance. Our officers made contact with a 50 year old male from San Francisco who was on probation, a convicted felon, and was prohibited from possessing any firearms and/or ammunition. A search was conducted and the male was found to be in possession of a loaded revolver and ammunition. The male was subsequently arrested for several firearm violations and booked into the San Mateo County jail.
Nice job Officer Wong and team on keeping our community safe and getting another illegal firearm off the streets!
June 11th, 2022
ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED – Today at approximately 9:30 am, Nicanor Cortez, 30 years old, of South San Francisco approached a utility worker who was working on the 900 block of Antoinette Lane in South San Francisco. For unknown reasons, Cortez stabbed the utility worker in the neck and fled to a nearby apartment unit. The victim entered the lobby of the Police Department where an officer began life saving efforts. The victim was transported to a local trauma center with serious life-threatening injuries.
Cortez was ultimately located by our officers and placed under arrest for attempted homicide. He was later booked into the San Mateo County Jail.
Any witnesses to this attack, please contact Detective Perez of the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 650-877-8900.
* This incident was responsible for the closure of our police department lobby. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
June 11th, 2022
RECKLESS DRIVING – While officers were patrolling the area of Airport Boulevard and Grand Avenue, officers observed a vehicle driving recklessly and doing “donuts” in the intersection. The 28 year old male driver from Elk Grove was contact, placed under arrest for reckless driving, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
The South San Francisco Police Department will not tolerate any sort of reckless driving and/or sideshow activity in our community.