A 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he ransacked three businesses in downtown Redwood City, vandalized as many cars and then curled up inside a cabinet to avoid police dogs during a cocaine-fueled rampage last weekend.
Kevin Michael Dolf remains in custody on $50,000 bail following the alleged Sunday morning outburst that caused $18,000 in damages to the businesses.
Police were called to the area around 4 a.m. on a report that a person went on a “rampage” inside a closed business on Main Street. They discovered two other businesses were also vandalized, with glass doors and windows smashed and interiors ransacked.
Also, Dolf allegedly used a fire extinguisher to smash the windshields of three parked cars out front, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Police said they found trash bins outside filled with stolen property that were “ready to be wheeled away.”
When Dolf saw the officers, he allegedly barricaded himself inside the business and hid in a cabinet “so that the police canine cannot get to him,” Wagstaffe said.
When police eventually arrested him, they said it was obvious he was on drugs and was “acting irrationally.” They found cocaine in his pocket, Wagstaffe said.
Dolf faces a long list of charges that include burglary, vandalism and drug possession.
A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Aug. 26, Wagstaffe said.