Peninsula Police Blotter 


Mike Harvey mystery: At 3 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a call from Mike Harvey Honda on the 200 block of California Avenue. A majority of cars in the lot were discovered unlocked and one car was running with keys in the ignition.

Rape: A woman was allegedly forced into her car and raped on Burlingame Avenue and Channing Road at 7:45 p.m. on March 27. The suspect is described as white in his mid-30s, tall and muscular with shaggy white hair.

Bloody syringe: Police found a syringe with blood on it lying in the street on Dwight Road at 11:47 a.m. on Wednesday. A neighbor said she found another bloody syringe last week and was concerned because her kids run around the neighborhood barefoot.

Daly City

Beer recovered: Two of the three cases of Corona beer stolen from the 7-Eleven on 1010 Hillside Blvd. at 12:16 a.m. on Wednesday were recovered at the suspect’s trailer in Treasure Island mobile home park in South San Francisco. The store clerk observed the license number of the Toyota pickup truck fleeing with the loot.

Gang recruiter: A medium-size man age 18-25 asked a juvenile male on the 200 block of Shipley Avenue if he was a gang member on March 27 at 1:50 p.m. When the youth said "no" and tried to run away, he was punched on the back of his head.

Whoops, wrong pedal: The driver of a new Toyota Corolla four-door mistakenly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday. He backed into a Toyota Scion parked on the 400 block of Westmoor Avenue, then drove across the lawn and crashed into a brick planter box on the house wall.

Auto arson: An arsonist set fire to a green 1995 Ford Escort parked on the 300 block of Lakeshire Drive shortly after 3 a.m. on March 26.

Lender assault: An irate lender known to his debtor only as Isaiah punched and kicked the victim repeatedly at 12:30 p.m. on March 25 on the 1-100 block of Lysett Circle before taking his wallet, which contained $1.

So. San Francisco

Dryer fire: Firefighters from South City, San Bruno and Pacifica quickly extinguished a fast-moving garage fire that started in lint accumulated behind an improperly vented clothes dryer at 3635 Erris Court in the Westborough area at 4:29 p.m. on Thursday. The blaze climbed the wall into a rafter area filled with storage items and spread into a second garage.

Strong-arm robbery: A robbery victim reported to police at 9:24 p.m. March 26 that his money had been taken in front of the 7-Eleven on El Camino Real by three males who punched and shoved him.

Carwash attack: The South Airport Boulevard Shell gas station clerk locked inside his kiosk at 10:08 p.m. March 25 phoned police for help because an unhappy carwash customer was trying to break in and beat him up.

San Bruno

Loud and late: At 2:07 a.m. on Wednesday, a sleepless neighbor reported loud music coming from a party on the 400 block of Hazel Avenue.

Stolen stroller: A baby-loving thief stole a stroller from the 500 block of San Mateo Avenue at 10:04 a.m. Wednesday.

BlackBerry dessert: A BlackBerry pocket-computing device was stolen off the table of a lunch diner in a restaurant on the 1100 block of El Camino Real at 2:26 p.m. on Tuesday.

Redwood City

Church crook: An unattended purse was stolen from the Redwood Church playground, 901 Madison Ave., sometime between 10:25 and 10:40 a.m. on March 25. The suspect was a male loiterer with a red hat and a backpack. The purse was later found in a garbage container at Red Morton Park, with the cash and credit cards removed.

Booze fraud: Roosevelt Liquors, 1700 El Camino Real, videotaped a man buying alcohol at 2:08 p.m. on March 26 with a credit card stolen from the locker room at Powerhouse Gym, 2075 Broadway.

San Mateo

Gun at mall: A disgruntled customer at Hillside Mall threatened an employee with either a gun or stun gun at 6:03 p.m. on March 25.

Would-be burglars: In two separate reports on Tuesday, three males were observed trying to break into an apartment building on the corner of East Santa Inez and Ellsworth avenues at 11:19 a.m.; and two other males were seen trying to get into vehicles parked at 10:45 p.m. on Martin Drive and East 39th Avenue.

Menlo Park

Milan con: A con game victim reported to police on March 25 that an acquaintance he knew only as "Milan" scammed him into giving $300.

Bike bashed: A bicyclist was hit by a car at 5:08 p.m. on March 24 in the intersection of El Camino Real and Middle Avenue.

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