Peninsula Police Blotter 


Open-door policy: Police investigated a home on the 100 block of Del Centro after seeing the front door open and the front light on at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday. The trusting resident was upstairs and explained that he likes to keep the door open for fresh air.

Cluck, cluck: Police prevailed upon two drunken men to stop causing a disturbance in a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on the 900 block of El Camino Real at 10:52 a.m. on Tuesday.

Stoner curfew: A juvenile was stopped at 11:22 p.m. on April 9 for being out after curfew on the 200 block of Murchison Drive. Police found him under the influence of marijuana and in possession of hashish. He was turned over to custody of his parents.

Menlo Park

Crash and flee: The unknown driver of a silver Jeep Cherokee rolled over into a ditch on the 3700 block of Haven Avenue at 1:35 a.m. on April 8 and fled on foot before police arrived at the scene.

Daly City

Stabbed twice: The juvenile victim of multiple stabbings to his face and shoulder declined medical attention at 12:45 a.m. on April 6 after being attacked by three male teens on Hillcrest Boulevard near Santa Cruz Street.

San Carlos

Caught with copper: Police rushed to the intersection of Industrial Road and McCue Avenue when a commercial burglary was reported to be under way at 7:40 a.m. on April 5. They arrested a 49-year-old San Francisco man with stolen copper in his possession and booked him into County Jail.


Wrong cut: An ex-patient reported to police Wednesday that the Peninsula Medical Center billed him for a vasectomy, when in fact he had undergone hernia surgery.

Spotlighted hassle: On April 7 at 8:10 p.m., police responded to the 1100 block of Balboa Avenue on a woman’s complaint that a neighbor was shining a spotlight into her backyard. The two residents have a history of disputes.

Housekeeper heist: A resident of the 2800 block of Hillside Drive claimed that two housekeepers stole $700 cash and her gold necklace worth $2,000 at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Redwood City

Art heist: A brazen art thief walked out of Sequoia Hospital with two paintings taken off the wall at 1:11 p.m. March 21. The entire crime was videotaped on the hospital’s security cameras, as the female thief absconded with pictures of flowers and a puppy that were valued at $800 apiece.

Rape: A 20-year-old woman in the emergency room of San Mateo Medical Center at 10:33 p.m. April 8 told police she had just been raped by her 27-year-old stepbrother. The case is under investigation.

Car in living room: A white Ford Taurus crashed into a house on the 700 block of Hopkins Avenue at 8:57 p.m. April 8. No injuries were reported.

Restaurant rage: A female from Newark in the East Bay and her three friends stole food from the salad bar of Mountain Mike’s, 120 El Camino Real, at 4:07 p.m.April 7. They then became very irate at the staff, and the woman threw the tip jar at the head of an employee, causing bleeding. The gang escaped in a silver Volkswagen bug.

San Mateo

Bike assault: Two teens got into a dispute on the 3700 block of Branson Drive at 8:03 p.m. April 9, and one attempted to run over the other with his bicycle.

Mini-burglar: A female resident on the 1700 block of Marina Court told police that a teeny thief must have somehow squeezed through her doggy door and stolen her purse during the daylight hours of April 9.

Mystery move: A man woke up at 1:09 p.m. April 2 and told police that some unknown person had moved his car across the street on the 400 block of Cavanaugh, leaving it parked with front-end damage. He insisted he had not moved the car.

Suspicious dancing: Witnesses reported a dancing man in a plaid shirt pushing a shopping cart down the middle of the 200 block of Santa Clara Way at 6:16 p.m. March 30.

So. San Francisco

Family to the rescue: A woman exited her residence on California Avenue near Linden Avenue and saw a male stranger sitting inside her niece’s vehicle. The intruder attempted to flee but was pursued by the

victim’s family and held for police. The suspect, a 22-year-old man,

was arrested with items stolen from the vehicle found in his pockets.

Motorcycle rage: A bright green motorcycle sped through the intersection of Mission Road and Grand Avenue at 5:20 p.m. April 9, almost hitting a car. When the driver honked, the motorcyclist threw a large rock at him before roaring away.

Tequila raid: Three male juveniles grabbed a bottle of Tequila Cazadores Blanco from the Rancho Market, 249 Hillside Blvd., at 8:04 p.m. April 5. A clerk confronted them as they fled and was pushed away by one of the tequila thieves.

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