Peninsula Police Blotter 

A log of daily events from Peninsula police departments.

San Mateo

Armed robbery: A shaven-headed, goateed male wearing an orange sweatsuit pointed a gun at the Unocal gas-station clerk on 2800 S. El Camino Real at 10:15 a.m. on April 12. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Held against will: A man called from a black Lincoln parked on the 200 block of North Idaho Street at 8:56 p.m. on April 16 to report that his wife said she was being held against her will in a nearby apartment and people were hitting her.


Laptops looted: Three laptops were reported stolen from Office Depot on the 900 block of El Camino Real at 5:59 p.m. Wednesday. No suspects have been arrested.

Flower vandal: A woman reported to police at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday that someone rode a dirt bike over her flowers and then parked near her home at the intersection of Monterey and Pine streets.

Pot spotted: A witness spotted a suspicious man in possession of a "large quantity" of marijuana at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday on the 1-100 block of Henry Place. The report proved accurate and the suspect was booked into San Mateo County Jail.


Paint it black: A creative vandal painted a car’s headlights black sometime overnight on Thursday.

Stolen car: A vehicle was stolen sometime overnight on Thursday from Normandy Square Apartments on Old County Road.

Menlo Park

Computer theft: A $500 computer was stolen from the Child Development Center, 100 Terminal Ave., by an unknown burglar sometime between April 6 and April 11.

San Carlos

Marijuana find: Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Leslie Drive at 1:27 a.m. on April 12 and found an 18-year-old Woodside driver in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. He was cited and released at the scene.

Corrosive attack: A resident of the 300 block of Torino Drive reported to police on April 11 that an unknown vandal poured a corrosive substance onto the hood of his vehicle sometime overnight.


Empty cans: On Tuesday at 4:47 p.m., a resident of the 700 block of Laguna Avenue reported that a neighbor threw two empty cans of cat food into his backyard. These neighbors have a history of disputes.

Bungee burglary: Police got a call at 11:30 a.m. on April 16 that bungee cords were stolen from a parked boat on Park Avenue overnight.

Redwood City

Ugly pants: Tenants of an apartment building on the 400 block of Jackson Avenue phoned police at 9:53 p.m. on April 15 to report that a loud group of males "wearing ugly pants" was drinking in the rear alley next to an abandoned white Acura with no wheels. The suspects were gone when officers arrived, but left behind the Acura, which was determined to be stolen.

Smokin’ fugitive: A female resident of the 1500 block of Oxford Street wanted police to stop her male roommate from smoking marijuana on the balcony. The man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and booked into County Jail at 11:49 p.m. on April 15.

Serial molester: An apartment manager was informed by a female tenant that a neighbor had tried to molest her at 9:37 p.m. on April 11. The male suspect appeared to be under the influence of drugs and got locked into an apartment until police arrived. The officers discovered he had an outstanding warrant on a similar molestation charge and booked him into County Jail.

So. San Francisco

Assault arrest: A man in his 20s wearing a Giants jersey was arrested when a witness reported seeing him reaching into a car window to punch an older driver on Walnut and Grand avenues at 6:44 p.m. on April 15.

Traffic tag: A tall teen with dreadlocks and baggy clothes was entertaining himself by standing in the El Camino Real divider in front of Costco and jumping in and out of traffic at 2:40 p.m. on April 15.

Daly City

Transbay crime wave: Oakland detectives teamed with Daly City police to arrest two suspects wanted for multiple burglaries in their 3255 Geneva Ave. motel at 1:53 p.m. on April 13. The male and female suspects were taken into custody after being found in possession of stolen property and personal identification for at least five Oakland victims.

Rooter robbery: A burglar broke into the window of a Rescue Rooter company van parked overnight on Tuesday at 251 Winchester St. and stole an entire rooter machine.

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